Vegetable Witness Protection Program

My vegetables are in the witness protection program.

I fully admit that I will hide, disguise, camouflage, conceal, veil, cloak, bury, and otherwise transform vegetables into recipes that I can get myself my kids to eat.

So when son #2 came home and said he loved pumpkin spice bread, I seized the opportunity to get some beta-carotene seamlessly into his diet in the form of a mock Starbuck’s baked good.

There’s a million pumpkin bread recipes out there, but this one I’ve adapted to make two loaves and enroll some Greek yogurt in the calcium protection program as well.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Alias: Trick your kid into eating something good.
Alias: Trick your kid into eating something good.

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
2 1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. water
1 teaspoon vanilla

3 1/2 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. nutmeg
3/4 t. ground cloves

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 and spray 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.

2.) Mix first 7 ingredients together just until blended well in a large bowl or stand mixer.

3.) Mix together dry ingredients together in a separate bowl; add slowly to batter, only mixing until combined.

4.) Bake in a 350° for one hour until firm in the center.

5.) Assume new identity–change names on passports and social security cards.

©2013 Tracey Henry