Wednesday, October 31, 2012

500 Calories Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread from The Recipe Critic


I have a weakness for bread.  And bread is one of the worst things for you and so high in carbs.  So I was a little skeptical about this recipe being 500 calories for the entire loaf.  Usually things with cream cheese in it are never under 10,000 calories... so I put it to the test!  And it is true.  It came just under 500 calories for the entire loaf.  But is it any good?  It is delicious!  And you would never know that you use applesauce and wheat flour in it.  It didn't last long in our house, it was too yummy!

Ingredients:

Batter:
1-1/2 c. pureed pumpkin
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 whole egg
3 egg whites
1 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. Stevia Cup For Cup sweetener
1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. ground cinnamon

1/2 t. ground nutmeg
Cream filling
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 T. all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1 t. vanilla extract
Directions:
1. For the Batter: With an electric mixer, beat the pumpkin, applesauce, egg, and egg whites on medium speed until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, Stevia, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly mix the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
2. For the cream cheese filling: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg whites and flour until creamy and smooth.
3. Grease 2 8x4x2″ loaf pans. Divide half of the batter between the two pans. Pour half of the filling in one pan and the other half in the second pan and smooth with the back of a spoon. Top with the remaining batter.

4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t overbake or your bread will be dry on the edges. Cool and remove from pans. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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