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Dried Plum-Pecan Bread

This bread with dried plums and walnuts is quicker than yeast-raised bread, since it's leavened with baking powder and baking soda, so you can whip it up in a jiffy.

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Prep Time   20 minutes Cook Time   55 minutes Serves  12

Ingredients

No-stick cooking spray
1 1/3 cups (about 8 ounces) pitted dried plums
3/4 cup prune juice
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 cup toasted wheat germ
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Directions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly coat 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In small saucepan, bring dried plums, prune juice and water to a boil. Transfer dried plum mixture to food processor or blender; process until smooth. Stir in orange peel and set aside.

In large bowl, combine wheat germ, flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir to blend thoroughly. Mix in dried plum mixture, egg whites and pecans until thoroughly blended. Spread batter in pan; bake in center of oven about 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn onto rack to cool completely.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
225
Cholesterol
0mg
% of Calories from Fat
17%
Total Fat
4g
Sodium
201mg
Carbohydrate
42g
Protein
6g
Fiber
4g
Potassium
238mg

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