Apple Almond Gingerbread

Apple Almond Gingerbread

Serves 12

This recipe is wonderful for brunch or afternoon tea. It is also a good candidate to make ahead when you know your time will soon be precious. For dessert, top slices of this gently sweet treat with dollops of lemon curd, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients: 
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for the pan
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Fuji or Gala apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch loaf pan. Put 1/4 cup almonds in bottom of the pan and then rotate the pan to distribute them around the bottom and sides; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, molasses, sugar, butter, vanilla and egg. In a second large bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking soda and remaining 1/2 cup almonds. Add apples and toss well. Stir flour mixture into molasses mixture and then spoon batter into pan. Bake until cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes and then invert onto a plate and serve warm or at room temperature.

To freeze, wrap the bread tightly in a layer or two of plastic wrap and then in a resealable plastic bag. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving. 

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:200 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 15g sugar), 4g protein
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