Colored leaves are beginning to fall and the cooler air of Autumn makes us want to cozy up with a hot cup of tea and a spiced bite of something homemade. Healthify a favorite Fall recipe by using the goodness of oats, which adds a nutritious punch of fiber and an interesting, chewy texture, making this pumpkin bread slightly denser and more filling than the usual loaf.
Use boxed pumpkin or a canned brand like Farmer's Market that has a BPA-free lining, or you can always bake up your own pumpkin and puree it yourself.
Toast a slice of this oatmeal pumpkin spice bread and spread on some organic peanut butter for a satisfying breakfast. It's even sweet enough to enjoy as an after-dinner treat.
Continue reading to find out how to impress your friends and family with this delicious and simple Autumn recipe.
17.6-ounce box of organic puréed pumpkin (Fig Food Company)
2/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup water
2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup organic rolled oats (save 1 teaspoon for sprinkling on top)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lightly apply cooking spray to two loaf pans.
- Place the pumpkin, eggs, oil, applesauce, and water in a large mixing bowl. Blend it together using a hand mixer until creamy.
- Mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, and spices in a smaller mixing bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet, and using a spoon, mix thoroughly until smooth. Pour half the batter into each greased pan. Sprinkle the tops with rolled oats.
- Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry. Allow to cool in the pans before removing.
Makes two loaves, 16 servings
- Breads, Dessert Bread
Here's the nutritional info for one slice of bread.
Source: Calorie Count