Lighten Up Pumpkin Bread
With two-thirds less sugar, this whole-grain loaf takes you effortlessly from breakfast to dessert.
A FALL FAVORITE, the classic pumpkin loaf might look the part of a healthy breakfast, but it packs 400 calories and nearly 40g sugar into a single dense slice. In the spirit of the season, we developed a lighter loaf that still delivers the treasured fall flavors for 200 fewer calories.
Quick oats and white whole-wheat flour add a double dose of whole grains while still keeping the loaf light and tender. Dark-colored maple syrup (formerly called Grade B) packs a strong maple punch with caramel undertones that complement the fall spices. A sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds adds a crunchy finish.
Lots of pureed pumpkin helps keep the loaf moist for days, so let the bake-ahead bonus liberate you (and your oven) during the holidays.