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Family Friendly Recipes
Welcome to Recipe of the Week, a feature of the Bergen County Department of Health Service. Each week a new healthy recipe is introduced.  Preparation for most is quick and easy enough for a weekday dinner!  Healthy eating can be fun and delicious!

Be sure to visit the archives of features from previous weeks

October 21st- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cup pumpkin
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1 teaspoon cinnamon and ½ teaspoon nutmeg)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with butter or cooking spray, then sprinkle with flour.
  • In large bowl, mix sugar and egg whites. Add yogurt, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla and stir until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flours, baking powder and soda, spices, and salt. Slowly add this dry mixture to the wet pumpkin mixture. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and fully cool on a baking rack.

Servings: 12 
Serving size: 1 3/4 inch slice 
  • Calories 167 
  • Fat 5 g 
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g 
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g 

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