HELOISE'S LIGHTER PUMPKIN BREAD
1 2/3 cups regular or whole-wheat flour (or 1/2 each type)
10 to 12 packets (about 2 tablespoons) artificial sweetener (the kind you can cook with) or 1 1/4 cups sugar (see note)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 to 2 teaspoons each of allspice, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, see note)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup salad oil
1 cup pumpkin (if you use 1/2 cup more pumpkin you'll get a stronger flavor)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 2 small loaf pans.
2. Sift the dry ingredients and add the nuts. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil, and pumpkin; add to dry ingredients. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake for 50 or 60 minutes.
NOTE: You may substitute bran, wheat germ, or sesame seeds.
Makes: 2 small loaves