Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Taste Connections Pumpkin Bread

Try this delicious and comforting recipe from Malathy Ramanujam from Taste Connections (TC) – a perfect treat to warm you up over the holiday season!


3/4 cup (150 gm) Brown sugar

150 gm (5 oz) canned pumpkin

1/2 cup (200 gm) applesauce

75 gm Canola oil

1/2 cup water or more to make batter

10 gm Egg-replacer equivalent to 2 eggs (2 teaspoons egg-replacer + 2 tablespoons water)

1 packet Jell-O® instant pie and pudding mix

3 cups (330 gm) TC – Multibaking mix

1 teaspoon cinnamon

15 gm (2 teaspoons) baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves (scant)

30 gm Craisins®


Combine the first four ingredients (brown sugar, canned pumpkin, applesauce, canola oil) and ½ cup water in a small bowl and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Gradually add to the pumpkin mixture and beat well. (You may add more water after mixing if the mixture is dry).

Use a non-stick 9" x 5" loaf pan (or a non-stick Teflon® pan very lightly sprayed with Canola Oil cooking spray). Pour batter into loaf pan (or baking sheet to make pumpkin bars) and bake at 350º F for 45 to 60 minutes, checking around 30 minutes for doneness or until a toothpick can be inserted in the middle of the bread and come out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before moving to wire rack.

Pumpkin Bars You could also choose to pour the mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan (brownie pan) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before moving to wire rack. Adding Craisins® will add even more flavor to the pumpkin bread! You could frost it with store bought vanilla frosting (add nutrition info for it) to make it a tasty cake-like bar. You can also add sugar sprinkles in the holiday colors if you wish - the choices are endless!

Nutrient information for the crepes only:

Kcal Pro(g) PHE(mg) MET(mg) LEU(mg)

Per recipe 316 3.5 112 36 177

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