Healthy  Pumpkin Bread

This bread has the classic flavor and moist crumb of a traditional Pumpkin Bread, but with half the sugar.

Ingredients:  – Pumpkin puree – Unsalted butter – Eggs – Vanilla extract – Whole wheat flour – Sugar

1

– Baking soda – Cinnamon – Pumpkin pie spice – Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray. Add the pumpkin, butter, eggs, and vanilla to a large bowl.

2

Stir in the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add ½ cup chocolate chips to the batter if desired.

3

Pour batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula so it's even. Bake for 60 minutes, then place a piece of foil or parchment on top.

4

Bake for another 15 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted Into the center comes out cleanly. (The foil or parchment will prevent over-browning while the bread continues baking.)

5

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from pan (carefully) and let cool on a wire rack completely. Slice and serve.

6

Store any leftovers wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in an airtight container for 3 days, in the fridge for 5 days, or freeze slices.