Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread. 104 calories per slice. 4 grams of protein.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread. 104 calories per slice. 4 grams of protein.

Bread. It is a word that terrifies most people trying to lose weight. If you are anything like me, bread is something that I can just not give up. However, do not worry, because there ARE WAYS that you can enjoy a delicious piece of bread and not feel guilty after…in fact, you are receiving many of your dietary necessities for one day. Oats are one of my favorite cooking ingredients. The health benefits of adding more oats into your diet span from significant sources of dietary fiber which in turn help bowel function, cholesterol levels, and an overall healthy heart. Oats also have a higher concentration of well-balanced proteins. This is turn will help Athletic Performance by giving you more energy over a longer period of time, as well as keeping you full throughout your day to help weight control.

This bread is seasoned with natural spices and flavored with plain organic pumpkin puree. Enjoy!

Ingredients

This is what you will need

This is what you will need

  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
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Beat together the eggs and vanilla.

Beat until the eggs look like this.

Add the water and beat until the mixture looks like this.

Add in the Splenda and Baking Powder

Add in the Splenda,  Baking Powder , and Baking Soda.

Add in the oats and cinnamon

Add in the pumpkin, oats and cinnamon.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 30 min. THe bread should begin to pull from the sides. To make sure it is done, take a tooth pick and press in the middle of the bread- it should come out clean.

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 30 min. THe bread should begin to pull from the sides. To make sure it is done, take a tooth pick and press in the middle of the bread it should come out clean.

*Thank you shout-out to my best friend, Mike, for helping me.*

This recipe was adapted from sheknows.com  Also, if you ever want to check the calories in a recipe you are making, check out: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php.

Happy Baking! Be happy. Be healthy. Be you…and work off those holiday pounds.

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