Three Easy Go-To Recipes for Busy Summer

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Pumpkin and Walnut Loaf

pumpkin bread loaf

  Forget over-priced lattés packed with syrup and embrace the pumpkin in other forms, specifically this inviting loaf. Who needs a coffee loaded with unhealthy ingredients and fake flavors when you can enjoy a slice of this with a cup of herbal tea – try lemon and ginger for a real fall zing. I’m a big fan of having a piece for brunch, it’s a much better alternative to buttery pastries. When buying canned pumpkin always check the label to make sure you’re using pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling as it’s an easy mistake to make!Ingredients (makes 1 loaf)

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed1 cup pure pumpkin
  • 2 egg whites1/4 cup canola oil1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup wholewheat flour1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a loaf tin with non-stick paper.
  2. Whisk together the egg whites and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the pumpkin, yogurt, oil and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the dry ingredients, including the walnuts. Gently add the dry ingredients to the wet mix, stirring until just combined.
  4. Bake in the prepared tin until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean – approximately 45 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then remove from the pan.
  5. Allow the loaf to cool completely and slice to serve.

  Don’t worry, we won’t judge if you can’t wait that long! This loaf is delicious spread with a berry preserve while still warm.

  So there you have it, three recipes that will get you in the mood for fall. Try a few, adapt them to your own tastes and most importantly, enjoy the process of making and consuming your own healthy and flavorful food.

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