I made delicious Pumpkin Streusel Bread using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps
The Fall baking season has started with a roar! I honestly do not bake a lot during the rest of the year, but come October it is a baking fest in my kitchen. I’ve got a long list of new recipes to try and lighten. Lightening a dessert recipe takes a lot of trial and error. Baking is a science and when you change one ingredient it has a big impact on the recipe. It took me three tries to get this Pumpkin Streusel Bread the way I wanted it. Whenever I am working on a baked recipe, I always look for ways to reduce the sugar and fat. Yogurt and applesauce works as a good substitute for fat. I always decrease the amouut of sugar in a recipe and in this one I also used SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend. Just like the name implies, it is a blend of brown sugar and SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener. That means you may need half as much in a recipe as regular brown sugar and you have half the calories. That is a good deal.
I am truly the pumpkin lover in my family. My husband and daughter are not really on board the pumpkin train. I was rather surprised when they both enjoyed this Pumpkin Streusel Bread. It is a moist bread filled with pumpkin flavor and a dash of cinnamon and other spices. It really was a nice balance. One day I even made french toast out of it. Woo wee, that was tasty. I think it would be perfect for Thanksgiving. Quick breads are the type of recipes I like to have on hand to make gifts for neighbors during the holidays. Pumpkin Streusel Bread makes a wonderful hostess gift, if you are heading to a party, or even a Christmas present. If you are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, bring a couple of loaves with you to share with family. Full warning, you may be tempted to eat it in the car before arriving at your destination. It would be better to bring an extra one or two.
I have found so many uses for SPLENDA® Sweeteners from savory dishes like Sweet and Sour Pork to drinks like Raspberry Ginger Ale. SPLENDA® isn’t just for baking. You find lots of other ideas in the Sweet Swaps program by SPLENDA® Sweeteners.
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Pumpkin Streusel Bread
- ¼ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ¼ cup oats
- 1 1/2 tbsp. SPLENDA® Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1 1/3 cups 160 grams all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- ½ tsp. ground allspice
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup 2% fat Greek yogurt at room temperature
- 2 tbsp. grape seed or vegetable oil
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350•. Spray a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
For the streusel: combine flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the coconut oil and mix together. Put aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, pumpkin puree, yogurt, oil, eggs and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
Stir until just combined.
Pour into a loaf pan. Sprinkle the streusel on top and lightly press down on it.
Bake for 1 hr. to 1 hr. and 15 minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.
Take loaf out of pan and place directly on wire rack to cool completely.
Cal 137 Carbs 20g/Fiber 3g/ Fat 4g/Protein 4g
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