Whole wheat flour and walnuts give this dense bread a rich, hearty flavor. Add sweetness from dried figs and dates, a little spice from nutmeg and cloves, and zing from grated lemon rind, and this recipe stands out from the rest of the crowd.
Moist and flavorful, pumpkin bread is a favorite fall recipe across the country. Traditional recipes can be pretty fattening, but this version calls for egg substitute and low-fat buttermilk to help cut calories. To make it even healthier, try substituting whole wheat flour for some of the white and unsweetened applesauce for some of the canola oil.
This savory quick bread is made from cornmeal and flour, with a little maple syrup and honey added to the dough for just the right amount of sweetness. Dried mixed fruit, sunflower seed kernels, and grated orange rind enhance the recipe's flavor by adding brightness and a surprise crunch. These mini loaves made perfect homemade holiday gifts!