Pear-Rhubarb Flaxseed Bread

Pear-Rhubarb Flaxseed Bread

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Take a break from regular bread with this quick-to-make, fruity bread, featuring pears, rhubarb and walnuts.

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1 1/2
cups finely chopped rhubarb (about 1/2 pound)
1 1/2
cups chopped peeled or unpeeled pears (1 1/2 medium)
1 1/2
cups sugar
cup canola or soybean oil
teaspoon vanilla
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
cup chopped walnuts
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350°. Lightly spray bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches, with cooking spray.
  2. Mix rhubarb, pears, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pans.
  3. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely before slicing, about 1 hour. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days or refrigerate up to 10 days.
Makes 2 loaves (12 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
“Since my cholesterol is high, I’ve been trying different things and have found that flaxseed does help lower my cholesterol. It’s so great to find foods that provide a heart-health benefit.” Cindy L. A Note from Dr. B.: Studies confirm that about 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed per day is all most people need to keep triglyceride and cholesterol levels reduced. One serving of this delicious fruit bread delivers more than that. Flaxseed must be ground to have the most benefit. Using a coffee grinder does the trick.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.