Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
7:34 am EDT
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Carving up a healthy holiday treat

If you traditionally make pumpkin bread for Thanksgiving, Florida Hospital Waterman has a “Waterman Wellness” recipe for you—so it must be good and good for you. The recipe yields two loaves or 24 muffins. A serving size of 1/12 of one loaf or one muffin contains 240 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. Eat up.


2⅔ cups sugar

⅓ cup canola oil

⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 15-ounce can pumpkin

4 eggs

⅔ cup nonfat plain yogurt

2⅔ cups all-purpose flour

⅔ cup toasted wheat germ

1½ teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1½ cups raisins (or sweetened dried cranberries for tangy taste)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8½-by-4½-by-2½-inch loaf pans or 24 muffin tins with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Cream together the sugar, canola oil, applesauce, pumpkin, eggs, and yogurt until smooth. Stir together the flour, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Combine the dry mixture with the wet one; stir until well combined. Fold in the raisins. Pour into the prepared pans (fill the muffin tins ⅔ full). Bake for 50 minutes (loaves) or 25 minutes (muffins).