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Praline Pumpkin Date Bread

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48
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Meet a cousin to banana bread, easy to mix and pop in the oven. Worth the wait while it bakes!

Ingredients

Praline Topping

1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

Date Bread

1 2/3
cups granulated 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

Directions

  • 1 Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
  • 2 Mix all Praline Topping ingredients until crumbly; set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and pumpkin. Stir in remaining Date Bread ingredients except dates until well blended. Stir in dates. Pour batter into pans. Sprinkle with topping.
  • 4 Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour, before slicing.

Expert Tips

You can wrap the baked bread tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate up to 10 days.

This sweet and spicy bread is perfect for gift-giving. Wrap cooled bread in clear or colored cellophane and tie with ribbon, raffia or beaded string.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
0%
Sodium
100mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
28%
28%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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