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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100.0
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.9 mg
  • Sodium: 28.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g

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Apricot-Orange Bread


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Introduction

Only 1 egg and very little margarine are used in this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol low-sodium bread. Only 1 egg and very little margarine are used in this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol low-sodium bread.

Ingredients

    • 1 (6 oz.) package of dried apricots cut into small pieces
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 tablespoons margarine
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 egg, slightly beaten
    • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
    • 3 1/2 cups sifted whole grain flour
    • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil two 9x5-inch loaf pan.



2. Cook apricots in water in a covered medium-size saucepan for 10-15 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Drain; reserve 3/4 cup liquid. Set apricots aside to cool.



3. Cream together margarine and sugar. By hand, beat in egg and orange peel.



4. Sift together flour, dry milk, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved apricot liquid and orange juice.



5. Stir apricot pieces and pecans into batter.



6. Turn batter into prepared pans.



7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bread springs back when lightly touched in center.



8. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and completely cool on wire rack before slicing.



Yield: 2 loaves--Serving Size: 1/2-inch slice





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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is great for breakfast, too!!! I loved it. - 4/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We all loved this bread! Made one loaf and the rest of the batter into muffins. Turned out great! - 1/17/09

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh apricots from my tree and omitted step 2. Had to add 3/4 cup water then at the end and I omitted the nuts since I didnt have any on hand. Turned out pretty good. My kids wont eat it, though because they are suspicious of anything "whole wheat". - 7/31/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Pretty tasty--good base recipe to add other fruits too. I would add some spices next time though. - 4/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent and healthy! NOTE: A serving is 1/2 inch SLICE not a HALF slice! Please read the directions/serving sizes. - 4/28/08

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this. I will use egg substitute instead of the egg, applesauce instead of margarine and probably half the sugar. Since my grandson is allergic to tree nuts I will eliminate the pecans. - 4/23/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this recipe for bread. i will make it again very soon. - 4/23/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Using applesauce instead of margarine and splenda instead of sugar makes a difference in the fat and calorie content. The recipe is moist and very good. With eliminating the sugar and margarine I ate a full slice and felt no worries. Grat with a cup of coffee or a cup of skim milk. YUMMY - 4/23/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    instead of placing in bread pans I made muffins! SOO GOOD!! And very moist! Great recipe - 6/13/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was a great recipe however, since I am a diabetc, I used Splenda and only 3/4 cup. That is the only problem I find with most of the recipes here is they seem to be of a pretty high sugar content and since its supposed to be healthy eating I find it a little disappointing at times. - 1/12/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It looks like the recipe makes about 16 servings. It uses a 9" pan and after baking the loaf would be about 8", divide by 1/2" slices....16 servings. - 10/20/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's not one half of a slice - it is 1/2" slice...so slice the loaf at half inch intervals and you can eat a whole slice for 100 cals :-) Sounds wonderful - I am definitely going to try with some subs as mentioned above. Love the muffin idea!(I'll probably weigh the muffins and slices to check cals) - 5/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked it. DH did not say. It is a little dry but fine with me. - 4/24/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How many slices should we make to get the calorie count it states. I will also sub applesauce and sugar substitute. I love breads like this so will sure give it a try - 4/23/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The recipe clearly says "1/2 inch slice" so why all the confusion here? I'm going to give this a try with egg substitute, Splenda, and light butter instead of margarine. May try adding some spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The applesauce idea is a good one!

    - 4/23/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Nutritional info is useless because recipe does not specify how many slices per loaf. - 4/23/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Who is only going to eat 1/2 slice of bread ? ! - 4/23/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks Yummy! I'll use 1/2 applesauce 1/2 marg and sub 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar when I make it. Mmm. :) - 1/12/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Am I missing something? Pattyann101-there is fat in margarine and nuts. Carbs are listed at 14.2-I don't see 51.6 listed anywhere. - 10/21/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for our senior sunday afternoon tea,used splenda,there was also a pineapple upside down cake and a boston cream pie. This little bread was the first to disappear, good thing there were 2 loaves.Nobody believed it was a healthy recipe. Will make this again and again - 5/20/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved this bread. I thought it was pretty good also. - 5/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this for a carry-in at work (predominately guys in their 20's & 30's). NONE of them noticed that they were eating "healthy" and asked for it again! My family loves it too. - 4/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful, a nice treat. - 4/26/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this with sugar for my husband, but I use stevia. Does anyone know how to convert stevia into measurements for baking? Stevia is a natural, much sweeter tasting sugar substitute and if you use too much it can be bitter. - 4/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This bread is awesome! I love it and my kids love it too! The apricots are awesome! I will definitely make this again and I am putting it into my "favorites" recipe book! Thanks for such a great, and easy recipe!!! - 1/14/08

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