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Swirled Pumpkin Yeast Bread

 Swirled Pumpkin Yeast Bread
I call this my "hostess gift" pumpkin bread, but it's fantastic for any occasion at all. Swirls of cinnamon-sugar make every slice irresistible. —Shirley Runkle, St. Paris, Ohio
32 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour,
  • oats, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, sugar and yeast. Beat in
  • the warm water, pumpkin, applesauce and oil just until moistened.
  • Add eggs; beat until smooth. Stir in raisins. Add enough remaining
  • all-purpose flour to form a firm dough.

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Swirled Pumpkin Yeast Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Roll each portion into an 18-in. x 9-in. rectangle; brush with
  • butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon;
  • sprinkle over dough. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short
  • side; pinch seam to seal.
  • Place seam side down in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover
  • and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16
  • slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 201 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.