Mini Pumpkin-Date Breads

These cute and spicy little breads, wrapped festively, are a great solution for a low-key holiday gift exchange at work.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 11

Ingredients

1 2/3
cups sugar
2/3
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1
can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup chopped dates

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 11 miniature loaf pans, 4 1/2x2 3/4x1 1/4 inches.
  • 2 Mix sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except dates. Stir in dates. Divide batter among pans (about 1/2 cup each).
  • 3 Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up 10 days.

Expert Tips

For a crunchy praline topping, mix 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine until crumbly, and sprinkle over the batter before baking.

To make regular-sized loaves, grease just the bottoms of 2 loaf pans, 9x5x3 or 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches. Bake 50 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
20 mg
20 %;
Sodium
100 mg
100 %;
Total Carbohydrate
17 g
17 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.