"Don't wait until the Christmas season to bake these lovely little loaves," advises Patty Kile from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. "This quick bread is wonderful anytime, with its sweet-tart mix of cranberries and apples. The loaves freeze well, too."
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makes3 loaves (8 slices each)
- 2-1/3 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 5 large egg whites
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1 cup chopped peeled apple
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice
- In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and sugar. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites, sour cream, milk, oil and orange zest. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apple and cranberries.
- Pour into three 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
- In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough orange juice to achieve a drizzling consistency; drizzle over cooled loaves.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 113 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Cranberry-Apple bread in Light & Tasty December/January 2003