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Pumpkin Bread & Mr. P's birthday!

Happy Birthday to my Mr. Prevention! He is turning the BIG 3-0 today!!! That’s a big birthday! I got him headphones and candy, haha. I’m practical! We went out to a new Mexican restaurant last night and then out to see Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps…which we both agreed, was really, really bad! And now Mr. P is sleeping in…probably his #1 birthday wish. As for today, I have no idea what we’ll do…whatever Birthday Boy wishes! 😀 And it is looking to be a stunning fall day in Mid Ohio!

Illinois has a bye week this week, so the chili contest will resume next weekend with Entry #4!

As for today’s recipe, I bring you more of fall…a recipe per Mr. P’s request: Pumpkin Bread. Have I mentioned how much I I am loving fall this year?! I opened a 6 1/2 POUND can of pumpkin to make Pumpkin Lasagna and this Pumpkin Bread used another 1/5th of the can…if that. Next is pumpkin breakfast for the week and some pumpkin butter at some point. Stay tuned!!

Pumpkin Bread by Prevention RD

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, lightly bean
16 oz canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves


Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter and flour a 9in x 5in loaf pan. Stir together sugar and oil. Stir in eggs and pumpkin. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients into wet mixture, mixing until just combined. Pour batter into loaf pan and spread evenly. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool. Yield: 8 slices.

Nutrition Information (per slice): 345 calories; 15.9 g. fat; 54 mg. cholesterol; 349 mg. sodium; 48 g. carbohydrate; 5.5 g. fiber; 2.5 g. protein

Result: Deeeeeeeeeeeelicious! I studied several recipes and went for it…making some healthy modifications along the way. To reduce the calories and fat more so, sub in 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup canola oil for the 1/2 cup of canola oil. I think a big’ol slice of delicious, warm pumpkin bread is well worth the 345 calories, though 😉


Miss Lily had a vet appointment yesterday. She’s going to need eye surgery for her entropion — her eye lids roll inward and rub her eye. It’s caused her eye ulcers in the past and now she’s just uncomfortable and has gunk in her eyes all the time. As for her health, the vet said he was okay with her 64-pound physique, but it’s best she maintains her weight instead of continuing any upward climb. He asked what we feed her and I shared her diet. He asked about treats and I said she gets 1/2 of a Milk Bones when she goes in her crate. He said Milk Bones are high-calorie treats for dogs…which I didn’t know. But, I should’ve known…or at least thought to research into! I AM A BAD DOGGY DIETITIAN!!! So Miss Lily will be put on a baby carrot treat diet and maybe not get quite to many bowls to lick when I’m through with them. No wonder she likes to “help” in the kitchen so much…

Oops! 😉

Trivia Question: What 5 spices make up “Pumpkin Pie Spice”?

Happy days,

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  1. September 25, 2010 / 9:05 am

    Ooo a new Mexican restaurant in town!? Yum!! And looks like Mr.P will have a great start to his day with that pumpkin bread. You can use pumpkin in soooo many things, so I am sure you won’t have trouble using up that whole can!

  2. September 25, 2010 / 9:10 am

    Happy birthday Mr. P!

    Ooh the pumpkin bread looks delicious! Definitely my favorite way to eat pumpkin. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Awww, I’m sorry about Lily! Hopefully she likes carrots? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and nutmeg?

  3. September 25, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Happy birthday to Mr. Prevention!! Looks like it’s off to a great start with that bread!

  4. September 25, 2010 / 9:45 am

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Prevention! It looks delicious as do all your recipes! That trivia question is kinda tricky. I’m not even sure: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, All Spice, and that’s all I got ha!

  5. September 25, 2010 / 9:57 am

    Happy 30th to Mr. Prevention – sounds like he will wake to some awesome pumpkin bread.
    I had heard that too about Milk Bones- they must be like human cookies. Way too hard to refuse carbo treats. Best of luck with Lily’s eye surgery. xxoo
    cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves??

  6. September 25, 2010 / 9:58 am

    Happy Birthday to Mr. P! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a loaf of pumpkin bread baking in the oven as we speak, errr, as I type? haha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ hmmm, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and all spice?

  7. September 25, 2010 / 10:41 am

    Mm, I’ve been wanting to make pumpkin bread. I’ll definitely keep this recipe in mind. Warm pumpkin bread + orange fall leaves = perfect!

  8. September 25, 2010 / 11:28 am

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Prevention!
    The pumpkin bread looks delicious. I’m so excited for fall foods- now only if the fall weather would appear in New Orleans!
    Pumpkin Pie Spice = cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, & cloves?

  9. September 25, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr. Prevention! Hope he enjoys your pumpkin bread!

  10. September 25, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    Congrats to the hubby! I’m all for practical gifts too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. September 25, 2010 / 7:43 pm

    I ended up making muffins because I couldn’t locate my loaf pans (if I even have any?!?!). Yours looks like it turned out wonderfully!

  12. September 26, 2010 / 12:07 am

    Happy, happy Birthday to Mr. P!!!! Hope he had a wonderful day! The pumpkin bread looks and sounds delicious! May have to “borrow” the recipe soon… ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. September 26, 2010 / 12:46 am

    Hope the surgery goes well for your little girl and happy birthday to Mr P! Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and all spice?

  14. September 26, 2010 / 1:21 am

    Yum, I can’t wait to make pumpkin bread this season! With cream cheese? YES, please! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hmm… nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, … I don’t know what the other is. ๐Ÿ˜ณ


  15. September 26, 2010 / 3:07 am

    Haha, I didn’t really realize dogs have to watch their calorie intake, too.

    Happy birthday to your hubby!! And I think my birthday would be perfect if I had that pumpkin bread (and lasagna) sitting in front of me!

  16. September 26, 2010 / 5:58 am

    Happy birthday to Mr P!
    Wow the pumpkin looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. September 26, 2010 / 5:24 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr. P!!! There’s nothing better than homemade pumpkin bread ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. September 27, 2010 / 10:38 am

    Happy belated b-day to Mr. Prevention!

    I’m LOVING all these pumpkin recipes I’m seeing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still can’t find canned pumpkin in my area….but I have a couple other places I’m gonna try! I definitely NEED to make that lasagna, I’ve decided.

  19. losingmore
    September 30, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    I made your pumpkin bread the other day, and I have to tell you…it was SPECTACULAR!!

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