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A Food Challenge and new (for me) blog!

I have just discovered Gayle at The Grocery Cart Challenge. She is having a recipe swap that looks like fun! You need to check out her blog! She can do amazing things with $50!

Here is my recipe to contribute to the swap:

Pumpkin Bread!

2 c all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c applesauce
2 T olive oil
1 T vanilla extract
2 large eggs beaten
1 c canned pumpkin (not the pie mix)
1 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1 t allspice

Heat oven to 350 and grease and flour a loaf pan (9 by 3"). Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Then in another bowl, mix together the sugar, appleseauce, oil and vanilla. Beat in eggs and then using a large spoon, mix in the pumpkin. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until everything is combined. Pour into loaf pan. Bake about 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the bread cool a bit before trying to remove it from the pan. Run a knife around the edge first, too.

You can make apple bread by substituting 1 cup of chunky applesauce, or banana bread by substituting 1 1/2 c mashed ripe bananas. You can also add 1/4 to 1/2 c of chopped walnuts, too.

I love this recipe because you have most of the stuff at home already PLUS if you are getting pumpkin at 50 cents a can like Gayle did, this is a very inexpensive bread!

1/8th of the loaf is 200 calories, 4 g of fat, 4 g protein, and 38 g of carbs: or so I have been told!

Would you like to comment?

  1. This recipe sounds great. I wanted to try to select it so that I could print just the recipe, but it seems to be blocked in some fashion that I can select it. Would you be able to e-mail with it? I just don't want to have to write it out since it is already neatly typed.


  2. Hello sweety!
    This does indeed sound way yummy! I also popped in to say hello!

  3. Yummmm that pumpkin bread sounds good and I will definitely be trying out the recipe. I think I'll make it for our Thanksgiving which here in Canada, is in October:-) xoxo

  4. It looks absolutely delicious...I'll have to try it :o) Love the new look of your blog too!

  5. Ooh, i LOVE Pumpkin Bread! I must try this recipe!

    The new blog sounds great...I will pop over!


  6. This looks likek a good recipe. Thanks Terri. I popped over from my sister rose of Sharon may's blog. Kathi

  7. Yummy!! We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank you for being a special part of the past year!

    kari & kijsa

  8. Pumpkin bread is one of husband's favorites. Your recipe is very similar to mine.

    BTW, I love your new "look".


  9. Oooh, that looks pretty yummy, might have to try it myself.
    It's been awhile since I dropped by, hope you have been keeping well.
    Have a great weekend.
    Take care, Meow


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