Yummy, healthy sweet bread

CurlyLaurenCurlyLauren Posts: 18Registered Users
Here's a recipe of my own creation, loosely based off of a Cooking Light recipe. It's low fat and low in sugar, too. I love it icon_smile.gif! It goes great with tea or toasted for breakfast, with a little extra honey on top.

Pear and Poppy Bread
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup spelt flour (whole grain flour available in health food stores)
3 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash ground cardamom
Dash ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped peeled ripe pear
1 cup skim or low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup honey
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg

Combine 1st 8 ingredients; stir well. Add pear and toss. Make a well in the middle. Whisk remaining ingredients together thoroughly; pour into well and stir gently until moist (not too much stirring). Pour into greased (sprayed) loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or a little less. Enjoy!


  • CurlyLaurenCurlyLauren Posts: 18Registered Users
    oops! Forgot to mention--bake in a preheated 350 degree oven. icon_smile.gif
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,472Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hey, Curly Lauren, that sounds great, I'm going to try it; have you ever used this recipe and made muffins instead of bread? And can you use a canned pear?( I know fresh is better generally.) I have a collection of low fat and fat free muffins I'v been working on for a while.
  • CurlyLaurenCurlyLauren Posts: 18Registered Users
    Hi Myrna,

    Though I've never made muffins with this recipe, I'm sure you could. I find that most of my bread/cake recipes work as muffins. And I'm sure you could use canned pear, but I really hate canned fruit icon_razz.gif It would work fine though.

    Let me know how it turns out!

    [ November 01, 2001: Message edited by: CurlyLauren ]
  • love yourself firstlove yourself first Posts: 5,398Registered Users
    This sounds so good!!!
    "Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."
    "I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then we live with that decision."
    - Eleanor Roosevelt (both quotes)

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