Healthier Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Healthier Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

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"We updated this great old Maine recipe to be healthier by using white whole wheat flour, less sugar, and butter instead of oil. We also added pumpkin seeds and raisins. It's still moist and spicy, and wonderful for healthy holiday gift giving as bread or muffins!"

Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 209 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3-inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, butter, buttermilk, and brown sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a small bowl. Fold flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until just blended. Gently stir in raisins and pumpkin seeds. Pour into prepared pans or muffin cups. Lightly sprinkle tops with raw sugar.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean; about 50 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Notes:
  • This recipe can also be made into muffins. Place 24 paper lines in muffin pan cups and bake about 25 minutes.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread.
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I cut this recipe back by half as I only had half of a can of pumpkin to use. It's not really the season for pumpkin seeds, I used 1/3 cup chopped pecans instead. I made no other changes. I made...

I really liked this recipe. I only had freshly cooked pumpkin, sour cream, sour milk, and apple sauce to sub, which made it come out more like pie which I liked, but I will make it the way it'...

A definite 5-star recipe. Instead of buttermilk I used almond milk mixed with 1.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. As I was out of raisins, I used dried cherries (currents or dried cranberrie...