It’s that time of year, pumpkin season!
This Pumpkin Bread is lightened up and WW friendly. Only 3 points per serving for the blue plan and purple plan, 4 points per serving for the green plan.
Pour yourself a cup of coffee to go with this Pumpkin Bread and you won’t be disappointed.
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So how did I lighten up this WW recipe? I changed up just a few ingredients to make it lower in points.
The first was using unsweetened applesauce instead of oil. Instead of using sugar I used sugar free maple syrup. These small changes helped to save a lot of points.
I searched the WW app for pumpkin bread. One slice of restaurant type pumpkin bread was 16 points!! My recipe saves 12-13 points per slice.
Here’s what you need to make Pumpkin Bread:
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Sugar free maple syrup
- Skim milk
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin spice
- All purpose flour
To begin I added all of the wet ingredients to a bowl and mixed it together.
Next I set the wet ingredients aside and added the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisked it together.
You want to pour the wet ingredients into the flour ingredients and mix it together.
I used a 1.5 quart bread pan that I sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. I poured the batter into the pan and baked it for 55 minutes.
When it was done baking I put the Pumpkin Bread on a wire rack to cool. I like to eat it while it’s still kind of warm but you can also wait until it’s room temperature.
You can eat the bread as is or you can add cream cheese or light butter.
Since this Pumpkin Bread is so low in points I might add some chocolate chips to it next time. That sounds delicious!
Yield: 8 servings (3 points per serving for blue and purple, 4 points for green)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the pumpkin, applesauce, syrup, milk, eggs and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Stir together.
In a separate large mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk together.
Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Stir together until combined.
Spray a 1.5 quart bread pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the pumpkin bread batter into the pan.
Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Here are some more WW friendly pumpkin recipes:
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