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Ribbon Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Ribbon Pumpkin Bread Recipe

"No one will guess they're eating lighter when you serve moist slices of this pretty pumpkin bread with a ribbon of cream cheese inside," assures field editor Beth Ask, Ulster, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • BATTER:
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. For filling, combine the cream cheese, sugar, flour and egg whites in a bowl; set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat the pumpkin, applesauce, egg, egg whites and oil. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • 3. Divide half of the batter between two 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Spread each with filling; top with remaining batter.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 loaves (14 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 107 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.