Autumn Pumpkin Bread

Makes 8 servings.


¼ cup margarine, softened
10 ¾ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 36 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 ½ cups Equal® Spoonful™
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
½ to ¾ teaspoon orange extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup raisins
⅓ cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons apricot fruit spread
Pecan halves or chopped pecans (optional)


1. Beat margarine and Equal® until blended in mixer bowl; beat in egg, egg whites, orange extract, and pumpkin. Mix in combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices; mix in chopped raisins and chopped pecans.
2. Spread batter evenly in greased loaf pan, 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½-inches.
3. Bake bread in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
4. Heat fruit spread until melted in small saucepan; brush on bread and garnish with pecans.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 125
Protein 2g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 13mg
Sodium 233mg

Food Exchanges: 1 Bread, 1 Fat

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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