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Pumpkin Perfect

A simple quick bread that'’s brimming with flavor and nutrition

Pumpkin Perfect
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Craving something sweet? Here’s a low-fat bread that’s gorgeous, plump and brown, studded with prunes and walnuts. It also packs a nutritional wallop, being exceptionally high in vitamin A and fiber. Taking less than five minutes to mix by hand, it’s a snap to make.

This moist, homey loaf is good for breakfast, as a side dish alongside savory soups or simply as a snack, especially when spread with low-fat cream cheese.

This Recipe:
Skill Level
Beginner
Serves
10
Start to Finish
60 minutes, plus 30 minutes for cooling
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
50 minutes
Ingredients:

•   Nonstick cooking spray
•   1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
•   ⅔ cup nonfat evaporated milk
•   1 egg
•   ½ cup sugar
•   1 cup whole-wheat flour
•   ¼ cup wheat germ
•   1 teaspoon baking soda
•   ½ teaspoon each salt, cinnamon and ground cloves
•   1 cup prunes, snipped into thirds
•   ⅔ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg and sugar. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Stir into the pumpkin mixture. Add prunes and walnuts, and stir until just combined.

3. Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for approximately 30 minutes before removing from the pan.
 

Nutritional information per serving (1/10 of cake): 203 calories, 27 percent fat (6 grams), 63 percent carbohydrate (32 grams), 10 percent protein (5 grams), 563 micrograms vitamin A, 52 milligrams calcium, 1 milligram iron, 16 micrograms folic acid.

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