I have an issue with my pumpkin bread not rising that high. It is only rising about 2 inches, but I am thinking it should be about 5-6 inches. Here are the ingredients that I am using.
2 cups King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
17.6 oz Fig Food Organic Ready To Eat Pumpkin Puree
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup packed (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
4 large eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped fine
1 tablespoon of Morefiber (Amazon.com: NuNaturals Morefiber Stevia Baking Blend Powder, 14.11-Ounce: Health & Personal Care
Direction of sorts,
1) heat the Pumpkin Puree, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves on medium heat for about 5 minutes in a saucepan
2) Mix in the oil and brown sugar
3) Mix the eggs and buttermilk
4) Mix in the eggs/buttermilk blend into the saucepan
5) Whisk the flour, baking powder, and baking soda
6) Mix in the flour mixture into saucepan
7) Mix in the walnuts into the saucepan
8) place batter into two loaf pans (I used 9 x 5)
9) Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes in already preheated oven
Now, when my pumpkin bread comes out, it has risen a bit, but only about two inches. From the picture, it should be about five to six inches high. I did use olive oil instead of vegetable oil and only half of the brown sugar and I used the 1 tablespoon of Morefiber instead of 1 cup of granulated sugar. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
What might be causing the bread not to rise that much?
Is it the Morefiber instead of the granulated sugar?
Is it Using olive oil instead of vegetable oil?
Is it using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?
Perhaps something else?
Any help to the reason why is greatly appreciated.