Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Peter, Peter, Low Point Pumpkin Bread Eater

My family will attest to the fact that our mothers Pumpkin Bread is undoubtedly the best out there! The problem with it is that it has two cups of oil in it... this equals TO MANY POINTS. So in an effort to improve (or change) the recipe to be Weight Watchers friendly I experimented with the oh so loved food - Tofu. Now many people crinkle their nose at this food, or their stomachs churn when they think of it, but I found that what people don't know can't hurt them.

I still have some experimentation to do to get the right texture and lower points by replacing the flour with something... I'm thinking oatmeal as flour.

The points value for this is 2 if you cut 10 pieces out of each loaf. If you cut 12 pieces it is a points value of 1.5.
Pumpkin Bread by Baby Mama

1 large can solid pack pumpkin
3 1/2 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1 C. White Flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 1/2 C. Splenda
1 C. Sugar
3 eggs
1/2 C. egg substitute
18 oz. Tofu (soft)
1 pkg. Chocolate Chips (10 or 12 oz.)
Beat sugar, eggs, tofu and pumpkin together. Add dry ingredients, fold in chips. Spoon batter into 5 medium sprayed loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Freezes well if wrapped in plastic wrap and put into a zipped plastic baggie.
Cheers! Baby Mama :)

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