Back to Readers' Favorite Recipes Holiday Pumpkin Bread


1/4 cup margarine, softened
10 3/4 teaspoons Equal® Measure or 36 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful
1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
1/3 cup chopped pecans
3 Tablespoons apricot spreadable fruit
Pecan halves or chopped pecans, optional


Beat margarine and Equal® Measure until blended in mixer bowl; beat in egg, egg whites, orange extract, and pumpkin. Mix in combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices; mix in chopped raisins and chopped pecans.

Spoon batter evenly in greased loaf pan, 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches. Bake bread in preheated 350 degree F oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Heat spreadable fruit until melted in small saucepan; brush on bread and garnish with pecans.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 slice
Yield: 16 slices
Exchanges: 1 Bread, 1 Fat
Nutrition: 125 Calories, 2 g Protein, 18 g Carbohydrate, 5 g Fat

Equal® Sweetener and NutraSweet® brand sweetener are registered trademarks of The Nutraweet Company. Recipe used with permission.

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Last Updated: Tuesday August 29, 2006 19:45:56
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