Friday, December 9, 2011

Low Calorie Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

Thanks to Pinterest, I've stumbled upon yet another food blog. It's called Sunday Baker, and it's filled with healthy recipes. I made this pumpkin bread last night for book club. It was delicious! No one could tell that it was low-fat, low-cal. That's right folks, this sweet & creamy bread is only 50 calories a slice! Nice way to get your treat and avoid that unwanted holiday weight. I made only two small changes to the recipe: added more cinnamon (1 t. instead of 1/2 t.) and sub'd stevia for sugar in the cream filling.

1-1/2 c. pureed pumpkin
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
1 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. Stevia
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg

Cream filling

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 c. stevia
1 T. all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1 t. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.Beat eggs, applesauce and pumpkin together until smooth.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the batter. Add to egg mixture slowly & mix until just combined.
4. In another bowl, combine all ingredients for cream filling. Beat until smooth.
5. Grease two loaf pans and separate half of the batter into the two pans. Next add the cream filling. Finally, top off with remaining batter.
6. Bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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