Apple Walnut Bread

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Apple Walnut Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Apple Walnut Bread features a generous amount of fiber-rich apples. Some of that fiber is called pectin, a heart-healthy soluble fiber that can help lower levels of LDL or bad cholesterol in the blood.

Photo credit: Henry Ford Health System 

Ingredients

  • Floured baking spray
  • 3 cups shredded apple (about 3 large apples)
  • 1/4 cup reserved liquid from apples
  • 1 container (5.3 ounce) low-fat plain Greek yogurt (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reserved liquid from apples

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans with baking spray; set aside. Grate apples, enough to yield 3 cups. Squeeze grated apples well, using a muslin or fine net cloth and reserve all the liquid as some is used in the batter and the glaze. In a large bowl, beat 1/4 cup reserved apple juice, yogurt, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed. In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until just moistened, being careful not to over mix. Gently fold in shredded apple and walnuts. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. To prepare glaze: Combine powdered sugar and reserved 1 1/2 tablespoons apple liquid; stir until smooth. Spread glaze over top of bread while warm. Cool bread in pans on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pans and cool completely on wire rack.


Yield: 24 servings (12 slices per loaf)

Nutritional Info

  • Calories = 184
  • Fat = 5 gm
  • Saturated fat = 1 gm
  • Trans fat = 0 gm
  • Cholesterol = 16 mg
  • Protein = 3 gm
  • Sodium = 115 mg
  • Carbohydrate = 32 gm
  • Fiber = 2 gm
  • Calcium = 37 mg
  • Calories from fat = 24%
Food exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat