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Pumpkin Bread: A Healthier Halloween Treat

Indulge your sweet tooth with this seasonal favorite from our Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables team that's chock-full of health benefits. Pumpkin is rich in Vitamin A, fiber, iron and calcium. What could be better than a treat that's good and good for you?


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugar, oil, applesauce and eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except raisins.
  4. Add flour mixture to large bowl. Stir until moist. Stir in raisins.
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings.

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