Apricot-Orange Bread

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Apricot-Orange Bread RECIPE

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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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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!
    5 of 6 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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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 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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  • 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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  • 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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