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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
*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.