- Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 199.8
- Total Fat: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 180.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 36.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
- Protein: 3.5 g
Low Fat Whole Wheat Fruitcake
IntroductionThis is low in fat, lower in added sugar and higher in fiber than traditional fruitcake, but it is still just an occasional treat for the holidays. You can make muffins or cookies with this dough, too. This is low in fat, lower in added sugar and higher in fiber than traditional fruitcake, but it is still just an occasional treat for the holidays. You can make muffins or cookies with this dough, too.
* *Rum, 4 fl oz
* Pears, dried, .25 cup, chopped
* Prunes, dried, .25 cup, pitted and chopped
* Apples, dried, .25 cup chopped
* Raisins, 1 cup (not packed)
* Dates, 0.5 cup, pitted, chopped
* Apricots, dried, .25 cup, chopped
* Apple Sauce, 2 tablespoons
* Pecans, .25 cup, chopped
* Walnuts, .25 cup, chopped
* Fruit juice, 4 oz
* Salt, .5 tsp
* Whole Wheat Flour, 1.5 cup
* Baking Soda, .75 tsp
* Ginger, ground, .5 tsp
* Cinnamon, ground, 1 tsp
* Cloves, ground, .25 tsp
* Nutmeg, ground, .25 tsp
**The rum can be replaced with all juice or even tea, coffee or water.
Its difficult to find dried fruits that have no added sugars, but they are out there. Choose organics with no added sulfates or sulfides when you can.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 5x9 inch loaf pan.
3. Sift together the flour, soda, ginger and cinnamon. Stir into the fruit mixture.
4. Add the nuts. The dough will look dry; don't add water or it will become too wet as it cooks. (I made this mistake once.)
5. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or drop by the teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRAIRIEDAWNPAM.