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Dried fruits like figs and dates are good sources of potassium and fiber. Here they're paired with heart-healthy walnuts and a mixture of whole wheat and white flours. One slice of this sweet, rich bread adds a generous 227 milligrams of potassium to your daily tally.

Maureen Callahan
Recipe by Cooking Light August 2006

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Credit: Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Heat first 4 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat just until bubbles begin to form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat; stir in figs and dates. Let stand 20 minutes or until fruit softens.

  • Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Stir in cooled milk mixture.

  • Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Add milk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle walnuts evenly over batter. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 32.5g; fiber 2.9g; cholesterol 36mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 216mg; calcium 55mg.
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