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Here we replaced butter and whole eggs with canola oil and egg whites, substituted buttermilk (or yogurt) for sour cream, and used half as many nuts as traditional apple bread recipes.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1999


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1 hr 10 mins




Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare streusel: Combine 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and pinch of salt in a small bowl. Stir in walnuts. Drizzle apple-juice concentrate and 1 tablespoon oil over dry ingredients and rub in with your fingers until crumbly. Set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

  • To prepare bread: Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar, increase speed to medium-high and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or 1/4 cup Splenda), beating until stiff peaks form.

  • Combine buttermilk (or yogurt), 3 tablespoons oil and vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk the remaining 1/2 cup sugar (or 1/4 cup Splenda), all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add the wet ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in apples, then the beaten whites. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans, smoothing the tops. Sprinkle with the reserved streusel. Bake the loaves until lightly browned and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and finish cooling on the rack.


Make Ahead Tip: Wrap well and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 34g; dietary fiber 1.7g; sugars 18.3g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; cholesterol 0.6mg; vitamin a iu 13.4IU; vitamin c 1.6mg; folate 35.7mcg; calcium 43.8mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 22.2mg; potassium 116.4mg; sodium 270.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat