Fat-free Whole Wheat Pumpkin Banana Bread with Dulce de Leche Glaze

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Yesterday, I bolted home from school. Left at 2:30 and got home at 2:45– definitely a new record. Making it home so early, I decided to….cook! (what else?) I had a cup of pumpkin from cupcakes I made for my friend’s birthday to use up and 2 overripe bananas. So, I made this bread and today there is a one inch slice left. I hope that’s a self explanatory attestant to the awesomeness of this dish! Did I mention this is fat-free? No. Well, prepare to be mind blown. This flavorful, moist, rich bread is fat free, whole wheat, and absolutely the best fall snack/dessert/breakfast/everything!

Recipe (1 9×5 loaf)
1.75 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup packed, packed, packed brown sugar
2 cups mashed banana
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup fat-free greek yogurt

Dulce de Leche glaze
1- 14.5 oz can fat-free condensed milk

Make the glaze first:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Create an oven double boiler
Take two oven safe dishes, with one that is able to fit inside the other with about 1 inch to spare on all sides of the smaller dish.
Empty the condensed milk into the small dish
Cover tightly with aluminum foil
Add hot, if not boiling, water to the outer dish, filling up to 3/4 the side of the inner dish
Bake for about 90 minutes, refilling water every 45 minutes
Take out oven at desired time, lift the foil carefullyand mix the dulce de leche to get out any clumps
*Don’t be alarmed if you don’t see the condensed milk turning that caramel color, the coating on the outside will remain light, but once you take it out and mix it, everything will become caramelized and delicious 🙂

While the bread is cooking you can start the bread!

Bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, banana, pumpkin, eggs, and yogurt
Mix dry into wet and stir until just combined (do not overmix!)
Pour greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour

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