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Friday, June 24, 2011

Egg-less Pumpkin bread with the goodness of dates

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread was something I tried for the first time last year when the whole pumpkin that I bought for vishukani was waiting for my mercy....Otherwise I used to buy only cut pumpkin pieces just to add in Sambar or make Erissery....Once I tried this divine bread, no more buying cut pieces of pumpkin....

I have tried different versions of pumpkin bread till now...with eggs, eggless , with n without milk etc...etc...etc...

But the one that I am sharing today is my favorite among them.......

In this I have reduced the sugar that I normally use and instead added some chopped dates which gave a natural sweetness to the bread....Also I have used whole wheat flour instead of plain flour......And landed up with a healthy way to enjoy Pumpkin for our breakfast....

Here comes the easy n simple recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Whole Wheat Flour              - 2 cups
  2. Sugar                                     - 1/3 cup
  3. Baking Powder                     - 1 tsp
  4. Baking Soda                          -  1 tsp
  5. Oil                                           - 1/2 cup [ I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil ]
  6. Yogurt                                    - 1/2 cup
  7. Pumpkin Puree                     - 1 cup
  8. Nutmeg powder                    - 1 tsp
  9. Pitted Dates [ chopped]       - 1/2 cup
Preparation
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Blend together pumpkin puree, oil and yogurt to a smooth paste. You can use your hand mixer or a blender. 
  3. Add sugar and blend again until it all get dissolved and combined well. Keep aside this wet mixture.
  4. Mix together flour, baking powder , baking soda and nutmeg powder in a bowl.
  5. Now add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and fold in without any lumps. 
  6. Finally add the chopped dates and mix uniformly.
  7. Tranfer to a 8'' x 4'' loafpan and bake for 55-60 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow it to rest in the pan for a few minutes before taking out. 
  9. Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing. 
  10. Pumpkin Bread is ready to be Sliced and Stored. Enjoy as and when you like.
Pumpkin Bread

25 comments:

  1. This looks yummy and healthy....Nice for breakfast...

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  2. The first pic of sliced bread is absolutely gorgeous. Your recipe is perfect for me - eggless, whole wheat and low fat. Bookmarked.

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  3. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks so soft and delicious.. love the recipe and presentation !!

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  4. Omg, seriously bread looks super spongy,soft and super moist, simply love that texture..incredible;.

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  5. Cake came out so well and sounds very healthy and it looks very moist too

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  6. wow...sounds amazing..
    love d first click..just excellent dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  7. That looks so soft n fluffy:-) The first click is soo inviting

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  8. Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting!

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  9. Soft and moist..healthy and yummy breakfast

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  10. I love the gorgeous yellow color n the the perfect texture ~ nicely done!
    US Masala

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  11. wow, pumpkin bread is new to me..this looks so soft n spongy..yummy bread..

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  12. Love the healthier changes you've made, perfect texture and beautiful!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  13. a delicious bread and with one of the most sought after pumpkin seeds in the healthy world!!!!!

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  14. the pumpkin loaf looks so good! interesting recipe!

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  15. Pumpkin and dates sound are an interesting combination. And that's a lovely color!

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  16. Everything in that bread sounds healthy and ofcourse looks delicious...love the ingredients..great recipe..

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  17. i love pumpkin bread..along with dates it would be awesome i presume

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  18. Beautiful !!!! they looks so perfect , healthy and yummy!!

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  19. Awesome bread..sounds yum and perfectly baked!

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  20. Wonderful. Looks moist and soooooft

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