Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed, cooked pumpkin
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
egg white, lightly beaten
vegetable cooking spray

Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and stir well; make a well in center of mixture. Combine pumpkin, oil, vanilla, egg, and egg white in a bowl; stir well with a wire whisk. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 3-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray; break large air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 350F for 65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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