I love sweets! Despite being on a fitness plan that does involve counting calories, I find ways to work in bready sweets. Deprivation is no way to go!
One method I use is omitting sugar and replacing flour with a low-carb baking mix.
I made the pumpkin bread recipe from Happy Herbivore, omitted the sugar, and used mini muffin cups rather than a loaf pan. This yielded 50 mini muffins at only 6 calories apiece- awesome! Not terribly sweet, but hits the spot perfectly for me.
¼ cup non-dairy milk ( I used unsweetened almond milk)
¼ tsp lemon juice
15 ounces pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar (I omitted)
2 tbsp (I used agave nectar)
2 cups (I used Bob's Red Mill low carb baking mix)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray a standard bread pan. Whisk non-dairy milk and lemon juice together until bubbly and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, cream pumpkin, nectar, and extract together. In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin pie spice, flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until just combined.
Makes 50 mini muffins, 6 calories each :)