I’ve been holding out on the Fall goods because it’s been almost 80 degrees in the afternoons, but when I left work yesterday I had an itch for pumpkin bread. I should be honest and say the urge was probably propelled by all the mouth-watering Fall desserts popping up all over Pinterest, but hey. I found this recipe and decided on this one because it wasn’t 100% indulgent. :)
- one 15 ounce can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (simple All-Spice can also be used)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two large loaf pans with nonstick baking spray. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, sugar, yogurt, water and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
- In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add these dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir until combined but do not over mix.
- Split the batter between the two loaf pans and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on the size of your loaf pans — mine are extra long so it only took an hour. A toothpick or a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean when the bread is done baking.
- Let cool 10-15 minutes in pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely….
then happily enjoy!