Saturday, October 10, 2009

all that yummy for TWO points?!

i am officially a weight watchers member. i have followed their principles before and lost weight, but this go-around, it just wasn't happenin. so, i bit the bullet and joined. i've been on the journey for two weeks now and have lost two pounds. nothing exciting, except for the scale is going in the right direction. so, i press on.
if you must be on a weight loss trail, it is always best to do it with a friend. i happen to have a friend who is a weight watchers expert and who is on the wagon again after gaining baby weight. she is such a source of encouragement and KNOWLEDGE. she knows the points of anything and has ideas and recipes galore to help me through.
if you don't know the points system, no worries. the following recipe also includes the regular nutritional info and it's GREAT! you know my obsession with pumpkin and now i can have it in a tasty, moist, delicious bread without eating only celery the rest of the day! if you are watching your waistline (and not just watching it expand) this is the recipe for you.
i meant to take a pic of the loaf, but this lonely piece was all that was left. and a few crumbs:)
1cups of flour
1tsp. baking soda
1tsp. salt
1tsp. cinnamon
1/2tsp. nutmeg
1/2tsp. cloves
1cup canned pumpkin puree
1cup brown sugar
1/2cup low-fat buttermilk
1large egg
1tbsp. canola oil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together in a small bowl.

  4. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin puree, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg and oil together.

  5. Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until moistened (overmixing will cause the bread to become too tough)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 59.7g (1/12 of loaf)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112
Calories from Fat 17

Total Fat1.9g
Saturated Fat0.4g
Cholesterol18mg
Sodium319mg
Total Carbohydrates22.2g
Dietary Fiber1.0g
Sugars13.0g

3 comments:

Jeana said...

Thank you for sharing! I, too, LOVE pumpkin!

lani said...

THANK YOU for the recipe! i am so making that.

Tonya said...

yum!!