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Pumpkin Bread - Modified to Reduce Fat and Calories

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“This is a modification of the Farmer John's Favorite Pumpkin Bread from Sunset Magazine, October 2005. The sugar and oil content have been modified to reduce the fat and calorie count. The original recipe was 340 calories per serving with 45% of the calories from fat. I also like to change up the baking instructions on this recipe. My favorite way to make this is to use a Bundt pan. Then top the finished Bundt with cream-cheese frosting after it has cooled. It also makes delicious muffins. For regular sized muffins, reduce baking time to 30-40 minutes. For mini-muffins, bake for 25 minutes.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, nuts, raisins, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves, allspice and ginger until well blended.
  3. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients: eggs, pumpkin, oil and applesauce until well blended.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry mixture and stir just until well blended. Don't over-mix.
  5. Pour into two prepared 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pans.
  6. Bake until a knife inserted in center of thickest part comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.
  7. Let bread cool in pans on a rack for about 15 minutes. Remove bread from pans and finish cooling.

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