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Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread

Makes: 32 servings
Serving size: 1 slice Yield: 2 loaves (32 slices)
Bake 350°F 50 mins
Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3  cups  whole wheat flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 4 eggs
  • 1 15  ounce can  pumpkin
  • 3/4  cup  sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar*
  • 1/2  cup  honey
  • 1/3  cup  cooking oil
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/3  cup  orange juice
  • 1/2  cup  chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2  cup  snipped pitted dates or raisins
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugar, egg, honey, oil, orange peel, and orange juice. Using a wooden spoon, stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture just until combined. Stir in nuts and dates or raisins. Divide mixture between the prepared pans.

3. Bake about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves (32 slices).

From the Test Kitchen*Sugar Substitutes:
  • Choose from Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal Sugar Lite. Follow the package directions to use the product amount equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar.
  • Prepare as directed. Place each loaf of bread in a freezer container or bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw the wrapped bread at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts (Orange-Date Pumpkin Bread)
  • Servings Per Recipe 32,
  • cal. (kcal) 129,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 22,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 87,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Other Carb () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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