This easy bread, filled with cranberries and toasted almonds, makes a festive treat for the holidays. Enjoy it as a snack or give it as a gift.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together almond paste, egg, and oil until smooth. Stir in milk. Add milk mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in cranberries and almonds. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar before serving.

Tips

Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 165 calories, 22 g carbohydrate.

To toast nuts, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350-degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until nuts are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 26.7g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 12.5g; fat 6.7g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; vitamin a iu 107.8IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.8mg 1% DV; folate 22.1mcg 6% DV; calcium 144.3mg 14% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 19.6mg 7% DV; potassium 130.9mg 4% DV; sodium 158.2mg 6% DV.