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Whole Grain Pumpkin Bread

0:15 prep
1:15 total


prep 0:15       total 1:15




1 cup oil or
1-1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 eggs, well beaten
1 can (1 lb.) pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
1/3 cup wheat bran*
1/3 cup oat bran*
1/3 cup wheat germ*
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 loaf pans. Beat oil, brown sugar and molasses until well blended. Blend in egg and pumpkin. Stir flours, brans, wheat germ, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt into mixture just until moistened. Fold in nuts. Fill pans and bake about 1 hour, until pick comes out clean. Cool on rack. Better if served the day after cooking. This bread freezes well.

Author's Comments

* This recipe uses a lot of whole grains; but it will turn out excellently if you use all-purpose flour in place of any or all of the whole grains. Also; any of the whole grains are interchangeable with any of the other whole grains in the recipe.

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