Maple Date Hazelnut Bread

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Vegetarian recipe for Maple Date Hazelnut Bread. This delicious whole grain quick bread makes a delightful hostess gift. Recipe includes diabetic exchanges.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder, spices, and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs together with the oil, syrup, juice and lemon rind. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet mixture. Stir vigorously until thoroughly combined. Stir in the dates, currants, and hazelnuts. Pour into an oiled 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center tests clean. Cool on a rack, then cover tightly with foil to store.
  2. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 Bread; 1 Fruit; 1-1/2 Fats