Fig, Date, and Walnut Quick Bread

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Fig, Date, and Walnut Quick Bread Recipe
Dried fruits like figs and dates are good sources of potassium and fiber. Here they're paired with heart-healthy walnuts and a mixture of whole wheat and white flours. One slice of this sweet, rich bread adds a generous 227 milligrams of potassium to your daily tally.
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

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3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup chopped dried figs
1/3 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (about 3 1/2 ounces)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 3 1/3 ounces)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat first 4 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles begin to form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in figs and dates. Let stand 20 minutes or until fruit softens.

Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Stir in cooled milk mixture.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Created date

July 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 192
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 32.5 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 36 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 216 mg
Calcium 55 mg