November marks the part of the season where we give thanks, give gifts, and help those in need. Giving a homemade food gift is one of the most popular ideas because it’s so friendly to your wallet and it comes from the heart.
Today, I’m bringing you a healthy alternative to traditional pumpkin bread (found at Dashing Dish) and sharing my food gift giving how-to idea.
Most of the ingredients for the recipe are items you probably already have in your pantry which will minimize the cost some. To wrap up the loaves up and make them into a gift, you’ll need the following:
- Great Value Twist Tie Bags (100 ct) $2.76
- Matching Napkins & Paper Plates $2.00 for each. There were at least 10 in the packages.
Because you are getting so many bags and so many of the plates & napkins for $6.76 total, you’re going to easily be able make quite a few loaves for a low price. Gifts like these are great for teachers, neighbors, coworkers, and really just about anyone.
PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE
- 1 (15oz) can pure pumpkin
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (about one individual portion of yogurt)
- 4 large egg whites – Eggland’s Best
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups Splenda
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. McCormick’s Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick’s Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. McCormick’s Pumpkin Pie Spice (or 1/8 tsp McCormick’s Ground Nutmeg)
Preheat oven to 350′. Spray mini loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. You can also buy those mini loaf aluminum pans that are disposable as well.
Using a food processor (or blender), mix all of the ingredients together. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth. (I put the oats in first to make sure they were blended down well.)
Place mixture into loaf pans, and place into oven. Bake mini loaves for 40-50 minutes (depending on your oven and altitude:), or until toothpick comes out clean, which is how I always check!
Cool loaves before removing from pans or if you are using disposable, just cool down before wrapping up to gift.If using disposable, you can omit the paper plates and find napkins to match the disposables that you used.
What are some of your holiday food gift giving ideas? I’d love to hear them and even perhaps make them this holiday season!
Disclosure: Compensation has been provided by Walmart for my time and efforts to create the recipe, video and post. All opinions are my own, always have been, always will be. Check out more holiday baking and gift giving ideas from my fellow Walmart Moms and from the Walmart website.
I 100% recommend Eggland’s Best Eggs which is why I’m also proud to be an ambassador for EB & the Pink Dozen. So good for the heart y’all!