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Apricot-Nut Bread

Yield 16 servings
"By substituting applesauce for oil and cutting back on sugar, I lowered the fat and calories in this favorite bread recipe. For a different twist use dates, raisins, and/or prunes with the apricots." --CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 26.3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 158 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine juice and the next 3 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.

  2. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; let cool on a wire rack.