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"Easy Peasy" Pumpkin Bread

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Bread
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Bread
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


1 package yellow cake mix

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling with spices already added)

1/3 c. canola or other oil

3 eggs

1 c. dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of two 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pans, then lightly flour the pans. Mix cake mix and spices, then add pumpkin, oil and eggs and beat for two minutes. If desired, stir in dried fruit. Pour batter into pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then carefully remove and cool on a wire rack.

Makes two loaves, 16 slices per loaf. Each slice has 95 calories, 4 grams (g) fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein and 110 milligrams sodium.

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