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Skinny Pear-Cheese Loaf

skinny pear-cheese loaf Side
Skinny Pear-Cheese Loaf
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

65% less fat • 86% less cholesterol than the original recipe. Savor a delicious combo of sweet pears and rich white cheddar cheese in this quick bread. For best results, wrap and store it overnight before slicing. MORE+ LESS-

September 20, 2016

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/4
cup flaxseed meal or toasted wheat germ
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups shredded pears
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3
cup oil
1/4
cup low-fat buttermilk or sour milk
1/4
cup honey
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup shredded white cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch loaf pan or two 7x3 1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine pears, sugar, egg product, oil, buttermilk, honey, and vanilla. Add pear mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in cheese. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes (45 to 50 minutes for the smaller pans) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3
    Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Expert Tips

  • Cinnamon, Chocolate, and Pear Quick Bread: Prepare as directed, except stir 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon into the flour mixture and substitute 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces for the cheese. Fig, Ginger, and Pear Quick Bread: Prepare as directed, except stir 1 1/2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel and 1 teaspoon ground ginger into the flour mixture and substitute 1/2 cup finely snipped dried figs for the cheese. Blue Cheese, Pecan, and Pear Quick Bread: Prepare as directed, except substitute 1/4 cup finely crumbled blue cheese and 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans for the white cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/16 of loaf)
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
0%
Sodium
105mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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