Fruit and Nut Bread

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Fruit and Nut Bread

Wonderfully nutty and flavorful and just sweet enough, this tasty fruit and nut bread keeps very well in the fridge and in fact gets better with time. Take it out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to enjoying. Thank you, dad, for this wonderful recipe!

Fruit and Nut Bread
 
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Recipe type: Brunch
Yield: 14 slices
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Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons soft butter for pan
  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (unpacked) raisins
  • 1 cup (unpacked) sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pulp-free orange juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter. Line the bottom of the pan with a strip of foil that extends beyond the pan and grease the foil. This will help lift the baked bread from the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the raisins, cranberries, almonds and walnuts. Mix well, using a wide spatula.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and the sugar. Whisk in the orange juice.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the fruit and nut mixture and mix very well, using a spatula. Spread evenly into the prepared pan, pressing down to flatten.
  5. Bake about 1 hour, or until bread is deep golden-brown and has pulled away from the sides of the pan, and a toothpick inserted in its center comes out clean. It will smell wonderful too!
  6. Remove the bread from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about an hour. When cool, gently run a knife around the edges, then lift the loaf out of the pan and peel off the foil. Cut into 14 thin slices with a sharp knife, or store, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, up to a couple of weeks in the fridge.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 slice; Calories: 239; Total Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Sugars: 23g; Sodium: 134mg; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 6g

 
Fruit and Nut Bread