Spiced Fig and Walnut Bread

recipe
Try this bread with Pears with Goat Cheese and Preserves for a light lunch.

Yield:

12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

October 2001
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