Pumpkin Bread

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I don’t drink Starbucks. Heck, my go-to coffee creation used to be decaf instant espresso with condensed milk. I now shudder at the thought. But hey, Starbucks does have some interesting thingies and by thingies I mean baked goods. Around the fall time one of their signature items is a pumpkin bread. They are dense, sugary, buttery. All of those are equivalent to fat. Yes, I am sorry to burst that bubble. However, Devin Alexander, author of Fast Food Fix, found a way to take away all the fat, but leave all the deliciousness. So, this recipe is based off and barely adapted from Devin Alexander’s book Fast Food Fix. TRY IT. Seriously, though. It’s awesome. I’m thinking of turning them into cupcakes. They were that awesome.

Recipe: (Makes 1 loaf)
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 and 1/3 cups raw sugar (or brown sugar)
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 egg whites
1 cup canned pumpkin

HEALTHY FACT OF THE DAY: Eggs have been quite the controversy in the health world. Egg yolks have been known to raise cholesterol, but also provide essential nutrients. Since egg whites are used in this recipe, here’s a healthy fact about them. Egg whites are high in protein and low in calories. In 1 egg white, there’s about 17 calories! Crazy stuff.

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