Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Power Bread

This recipe was born out of breakfast necessity. Breakfast is always on the go in our house and I was looking for a healthy, portable option. This Pumpkin Power Bread satisfies both requirements. It is filling, delicious, and perfect for fall.

Pumpkin Power Bread
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2c unsweetened applesauce
1  15 oz can of pumpkin
2 eggs
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2c whole wheat flour
1/2c old-fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2c raisins

Step 1:  Preheat your oven to 350F. Mash the banana with a fork until you achieve a semi-smooth texture. 

 Step 2: Add the applesauce and pumpkin and stir until incorporated.

 Step 3: Add the eggs, honey, and vanilla. Stir until incorporated.

Step 4: Find your super cute whole wheat flour container, and add a 1/2c of flour to the wet ingredients. 

Step 4. Add the oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until incorporated.

Step 6: Add the 1/2 cup of raisins.

Hello lovelies :)

Step 7: Grease the baking pan of your choice with coconut oil. Add the batter and spread into an even layer. * I have used a 8 x 10, 9 x 11, and a loaf pan for this recipe. 

Step 8: Bake the Pumpkin Power Bread at 350F until edges become golden brown and the middle of the pan has set up. (Appx. 30-35 minutes). *Please note that you will need to adjust the baking time depending on the pan you use (ex. traditional loaf pan).

This bread is great as is, or with a dab of butter or an extra touch of honey. 

Wrap it up and it is ready for a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack on the go. :)

Enjoy this fall recipe Dabblers, just in time for Halloween. Feel free to switch things up - I have subbed maple syrup for the honey and that was delicious. If you are looking for a sweeter treat, swap the raisins out for chocolate chips. 

Thanks for visiting, 

-The Delicious Dabbler