Pumpkin Bread Recipe

2013-05-18
pumpkin bread recipe
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  • Servings : 12 to 16
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 60m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    399
  • Calories from Fat

    168
  • Total Fat

    18.7g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.3g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    41mg
  • Sodium

    178mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    54.6g
  • Dietary Fiber

    6.0g
  • Sugars

    24.6g
  • Protein

    8.6g
  • Vitamin A

    97%
  • Vitamin C

    5%
  • Calcium

    18%
  • Iron

    18%
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This is a very healthy pumpkin bread recipe.

Filled with ingredients like ground flax seeds, cranberry juice, fresh cranberries and whole wheat flour, you just know this is a great snacking cake for kids.

The pumpkin cake or bread is baked in a bundt pan for easy preparation. It is also filled with wonderful spices that will make your kitchen smell divine as it bakes.

I think you will love this one.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (875 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder (40 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (5 ml)
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon (15 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon cloves (5 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg (5 ml)
  • 1 cup flax seeds, crushed (250 ml)
  • 2 cups pureed or canned pumpkin (500 ml)
  • 1 cup honey or brown sugar (250 ml)
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (150 ml)
  • 2/3 cup cranberry juice (150 ml)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped or crushed (250 ml)
  • 1 cup raisins (250 ml)
  • 1 cup cranberries (250 ml)

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ground flax seeds.

Step 3

In another large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, honey, oil, cranberry juice and eggs.

Step 4

Mix the dry ingredients into the moist ingredients, then add the walnuts, raisins and cranberries. Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.

Step 5

Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick or other tester comes out clean.

Step 6

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Notes:
  • A preheated 350°F oven is equal to a 180°C heat.
  • Don’t want to add fresh cranberries? Use dried cranberries in this pumpkin bread recipe, or replace them altogether with extra raisins. You can also replace the cranberries with other dried fruit like dried blueberries or cherries.
  • You can buy ground flax seeds in any health food store. No need to grind them yourself.

Did You Know?…

Pumpkin is a very healthy vegetable and one that we eat far too little of.

It is also wonderful baked into sweet treats like this pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins. It makes snack time much healthier than some other alternatives.

Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A, a powerful anti-oxidant which is essential for good vision. It also contains good amounts of Vitamins E and C, and no cholesterol or saturated fat.

I love that this recipe uses whole wheat flour, so much healthier than white flour.

Altogether, good reasons to find more ways to incorporate pumpkin into healthy diets.

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