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.Advertisement
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: 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.
1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch