Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Pumpkin & Peanut Butter!

Breaking News! I have been informed that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Move over "No Shave November",  peanut butter is much better than your scruff. I feel it is my obligation and PB duty to eat a healthy dose of peanut buttery goodness every day this month. *Sigh, a tough mission but someone's gotta do it.

Apart from being a pb-onanza kinda day, it also happens to be filled with the sweet scent of ohmygoshpumpkinbread! coming from my kitchen. Pretty sure yankee should jump on the bandwagon with a candle named that.

I REALLY wanted to make pumpkin pie, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner I witheld the urge, and went to next best thing. Pumpkin Bread. Heaven.

Pumpkin Bread
adapted from Skinny Taste
serves 16 slices

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
2 egg whites
1 1/2 T vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. My loaf was a little short for my liking in a 9x5 so I would recommend an 8x4 pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spices, salt, and baking soda.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add to the dry mixture and mix until combined.

Pour into prepared loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted.

Slice and enjoy with a good dose of peanut butter of course! Or cream cheese. Yes, cream cheese. Don't knock til you try it. You'll thank me later..

Bonus news is that it's only 85 calories per slice! If you prefer a bit of a bigger slice, cut it into 12 for 113 calories a per serving. The OCD in me made me slice it out just to be sure I didn't count half the loaf as a slice. Because I would.

Eat some peanut butter and Happy Veterans Day!!


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