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Spiced Fig and Walnut Bread

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 8 dried Black Mission figs, chopped
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 246
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 3.4 g
  • protein 5.5 g
  • carbohydrate 42.2 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 37 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 238 mg
  • calcium 104 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 8 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Stir in walnuts and figs. Combine buttermilk, molasses, oil, and eggs in a bowl; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

  3. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.