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peanut butter pumpkin snack bread

by Heather

Hello!  How’s it going?  I hope your weekend is ending on a good note.  We had a mellow Sunday since most of us actually woke up feeling crummy.  Saturday was a fun day, especially for the boys.  Jacob and Hunter had a father-son day that included a ho scale model train show in Portland and picking up some new ikea trains and tracks for the house.  And then lots of train playing.  🙂

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While they were away I cleaned the house – exciting stuff!  I go back and forth between making the time for food prep on Sundays. Thankfully this weekend I made it happen! I actually grocery shopped Saturday evening and after church on Sunday, so with all the veggies and fruits to put away, I got to chopping for easy grabbing and snacking. I also prepped crockpot yogurt, a few servings of overnight oats, hard boiled and peeled eggs, cut up pork and made this peanut butter pumpkin snack bread.

I like to call the bread a snack bread so people don’t think it’s a normal sweet bread. The sugar is cut way down so that I feel good eating a lot of it (since I know I will) and giving it to my 2 year old. It’s quite delicious with a shmeer of butter (it’s not the most moist bread so I found butter was needed) and my husband even liked it!  It’s also healthed up a bit by subbing out white flour for whole wheat pastry flour and leaving the chocolate chips out (who am I?). Cutting the sugar down and subbing for whole wheat flour are two automatic adjustments I normally make when baking up a healthier treat. And it still turns out delicious!

The original recipe came from Cheese Curds in Paradise, the blog I was assigned for this months Secret Recipe Club reveal. I will admit I totally procrastinated on baking from Ashley’s site. I kept pursuing through her site deciding on what to make and just couldn’t make up my mind. Her homemade cream of chicken soup looked amazing along with her white bean and bacon dip.  But then when push came to shove I went for something snacky and delicious. Because… peanut butter and pumpkin, yum! I’m very glad to have it around for the week!

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Snack Bread

Cutting the sugar down and subbing for whole wheat flour are two automatic adjustments I normally make when baking up a healthier treat. And it still turns out delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter, pumpkin
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla with a whist. Whisk in the sugar, spice, cocoa, baking soda and flour until evenly mixed.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth so that it is even. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until middle is set (this is a very dense bread and you will likely always have a few crumbles with the tooth pick test).
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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Snack Bread
Recipe adapted from here

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter and vanilla with a whist. Whisk in the sugar, spice, cocoa, baking soda and flour until evenly mixed.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth so that it is even. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until middle is set (this is a very dense bread and you will likely always have a few crumbles with the tooth pick test).

Have you done any baking with pumpkin this fall? Did you get any food prep in over the weekend? If so, what did you prep?

Heather


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22 comments

Joanna @Makingmine November 10, 2014 - 4:20 am

YUM – you combined two of the best foods out there! pumpkin + peanut butter = <3 haha

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Yes I did!

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Erica November 10, 2014 - 4:27 am

Wow! Sounds delicious! I love peanut butter in all forms 🙂 Hope yall are feeling better

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Thanks Erica, I think we’re all finally past the yuck! Yes, PB is always a win 🙂

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danielle November 10, 2014 - 5:43 am

Great choice!!

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colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess November 10, 2014 - 6:24 am

Sounds delicious and like you made some great swaps for a healthy treat.

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Healthy swaps means I can eat more! 🙂

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Vicki November 10, 2014 - 8:00 am

This looks delicious. I just discovered your site! I’m going to try making your banana cake for a birthday. Thanks.

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Hope you enjoy the banana cake Vicki, it’s been a major hit with us!

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Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet November 10, 2014 - 2:46 pm

I would have never thought to combine peanut butter with pumpkin, but it sounds like everyone says it was awesome. Looks terrific!

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:58 pm

It turned out to be a wonderful combo!

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Tracy | Pale Yellow November 10, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Hard to go wrong with peanut butter and pumpkin!

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:57 pm

So true Tracy!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy November 10, 2014 - 6:17 pm

What a handsome little guy:) and boy, does peanut butter and pumpkin bread sound amazing!

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:57 pm

PB and pumpkin is a pretty great combo 🙂

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Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair November 10, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Sounds great! I bet my kids would love this bread to snack on!

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:56 pm

I bet so too, it was a hit with mine!

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Miz Helen November 10, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Your little guy is just adorable! We will really enjoy your Peanut Butter Pumpkin Snack Bread. Thanks for sharing a great recipe for the SRC!
Miz Helen

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Fit Mama November 15, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Thanks Miz Helen!

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CJ Huang November 14, 2014 - 1:59 pm

This sounds like a perfect bread for this time of year with all the winter squash around. 🙂

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Julie November 16, 2014 - 1:08 pm

I love different things with pumpkin but this is one I wouldn’t have thought of. Visiting from SRC B.

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rachel November 18, 2014 - 1:14 pm

love this combo of pb and pumpkin! sure sounds great!

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