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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Garden Nut Bread

Garden Nut Bread

 Imagine being able to boost your intake of healthy fruits and vegetables simply by nibbling a piece of this tasty and colorful  bread ! It’s miracle of flavors that celebrates the glories rewards nature gives us each year

Serves 8

1 ½ cups reduced fat- biscuit baking mix
1 cup SPLENDA* Granular
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup reduced- calorie margarine
½ unsweetened applesauce
1 egg, beaten or equivalent in egg substitute
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated carrots
 ¾ cup seedless raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts

  Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with butter flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine baking mix, SPLENDA, cinnamon and baking powder. In a medium bowl, combine margarine and applesauce. Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Add margarine mixture to baking mix mixture. Mix gently just to combine . Fold in zucchini, carrots raisins , and walnuts. Evenly spread batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick insereted in center comes out clean. Place loaf pan on a wire rack and let set for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and continue cooling on wire rack . Cut into 8 slices.

Each serving equals:

HE: 1 Bread * 1 Fat * ¾ Fruit * ½ Vegetable
¼ Protein * ¼ Slider * 5 Optional Calories
278 Calories * 10 gm Fat * 5 gm Protein *
42 gm Carbohydrate * 540 mg Sodium *
107 gm Calcium * 2 gm Fiber
DIABETIC EXCHNAGES: 1 Starch * 1 fat * 1 Fruit

½ Vegetable 

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