Sunday, September 15, 2013
Pumpkin Pie Bread (Low-Fat)
Recently I've been trying to incorporate pumpkin in every kind of dessert. I already made a pumpkin pie, a pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes and there are still so many things to make with it. Pumpkin Bread has been in my plans for a long time. However, I didn't want it to be just an ordinary pumpkin bread. I guess many of you have already baked one and it would be boring to show another bread recipe.
What about a bread which has a dense, moist pumpkin center and a golden chewy crust? The texture is somewhere between a chewy blondie and a fudge. Amazing! Want to hear another great thing? It's almost fat-free. Yes, you know how much I love turning my baked goods healthier. It only contains two egg yolks and is oil and butter free. Three amazing ingredients - applesauce, pumkin and honey keep this bread amazingly moist. One important thing: I used a homemade pumpkin puree which was made out of a boiled pumpkin. Homemade pumpkin puree has more moisture and I believe that in this recipe you should use a homemade puree.
Finally, there's one more thing which I loved about this bread. It was ground oats. I never thought oats and pumpkin is such a great combination.
When I'm looking at these pictures I remember the smell of this bread. I thing I'm going to the kitchen.
2 cups homemade pumpkin puree (you can probably use canned)
2 tbsp applesauce
2 tbsp honey
160g white sugar
125 all purpose flour
125g ground oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1) Prepare a 22x10cm silicone baking pan (if using metal, line with parchment paper or lightly grease). Preheat oven to 180C.
2) In a small bowl, combine together all-purpose flour, oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
3) In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Add white sugar, honey and beat to combine. Add pumpkin puree and applesauce and beat well.
4) Fold the flour mixture into pumpkin puree mixture and mix just until incorporated. Place the mixture into baking pan.
5) Bake for 1 hour. The cake will look underbaked but this is how it has to look like. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Let sit at room temperature or in the fridge several hours to set and then slice. Enjoy with a cup of tea.
Recipe by collecting memories