Cranberry-Almond Bread

Cranberry-Almond Bread

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup almond paste
  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • ⅔ cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds, toasted (see Tips)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and ½ 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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® Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ½ 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 177 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 108 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 144 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 158 mg sodium; 131 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch

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