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Spiced Fig and Walnut Bread

Spiced Fig and Walnut Bread

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

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2001

  • 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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 246
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 42.2g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 238mg
  • Calcium: 104mg
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