Apple Buttermilk Bread


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup natural bran cereal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, cored and chopped


1.) Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan. In medium bowl, combine both flours, the bran cereal, baking soda, baking powder, and ginger. In large bowl, beat buttermilk, sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and orange zest.

2.) Add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in apples. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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A quick-bread recipe especially suited to breakfast; make it the night before for best flavor.

Servings: Serves 8 (1 loaf)

Nutrition Information:
Protein: 7g; Fat: 8g; Carbohydrate: 57g; Fiber: 5g; Sodium: 236mg; Cholesterol: 27mg; Calories: 323.


Apple-Raisin Flapjacks


3 egg whites
1 cup nonfat milk
2 cups reduced fat buttermilk baking mix
1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


1.) In large bowl whisk whites until foamy; whisk in milk, then stir in baking mix.

2.) Add remaining ingredients; mix just to blend.

3.) Heat griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat; coat with vegetable cooking spray.

4.) Portion batter onto griddle with 1/4-cup measure. Cook until nicely browned, turning once, about 3 minutes on each side. Serve hot with maple syrup or nonfat yogurt.

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Servings: Makes 4 servings (12 four- to five-inch pancakes)

Nutrition Information:
321 calories; 4 g fat; 10 g protein; 62 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 1 mg cholesterol; 743 mg sodium.


Golden Apple French Toast


1 Fuji or Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced 
1/2 cup apple juice 
1 tablespoon cold water 
1 teaspoon cornstarch 
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 
2 large eggs, beaten 
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
4 slices bread 


1.) In small pot, combine apple slices and apple juice; heat to simmer. Cover and cook apple slices until are tender but still retain their shape-about 8 minutes.

2.) With slotted spoon remove apple slices and reserve. Combine water, cornstarch, and cardamom and whisk into apple juice in pot. Heat mixture to boiling and cook, stirring, until thickened and syrupy. Remove from heat and set aside while preparing French toast.

3.) Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. In wide shallow bowl, combine eggs and vanilla. Dip two bread slices in egg mixture to coat both sides; cook in skillet until golden brown on both sides. Remove to serving plate. Repeat with remaining egg mixture and bread slices. Arrange apple slices on top of French toast and drizzle with reserved syrup.

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Servings: Serves 2