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Caramel Apple Bread Recipe

"With its caramel topping, this bread is great for snacking," Valerie Long writes from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. "Low in fat but big on flavor, it's a winner that never lasts long in our house."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the yogurt, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to yogurt mixture and beat until just combined. Fold in apples and pecans.
  • 2. Pour into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Cool slightly. Spread over cooled bread. Let stand for 15 minutes. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 239 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.