Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Date Bread

1 cup applesauce

1 cup canned pumpkin
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans


1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in dates and pecans. Pour into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans.

Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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