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Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Photo by: Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Fig, Applesauce, and Almond Breakfast Loaf

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2010

  • Yield: 2 loaves, 9 servings per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

  • Streusel:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Bread:
  • 1 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2.5 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a fork until crumbly; set aside.

3. To prepare bread, combine figs and 1/2 cup boiling water in a small bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Coat 2 (8-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour.

4. Place egg whites and egg in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add applesauce, yogurt, oil, and almond extract; stir well. Add sugar; stir well.

5. Weigh or lightly spoon 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour and 2.5 ounces whole-wheat flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Drain figs, and coarsely chop. Add figs and applesauce mixture to flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Divide batter between prepared pans. Sprinkle streusel over batter. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 15 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.9g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 140mg
  • Calcium: 58mg
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