Date Bread

Naturally Sweetened Date Bread

1 cup pitted dates, not sugared, snipped into pieces
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almonds, chopped or sliced

Combine dates and raisins. Pour boiling water over mixture and cool slightly. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into mixing bowl. Stir egg whites and vanilla into cooled date mixture. Add date mixture and almonds to flour mixture; stir until well blended. Mixture will be thick. Spread in loaf pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350F for 40 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Cut into 15 slices. 15 servings, 1 slice each.

Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories 143, Calories From Fat 27, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 132mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars, Protein 4g
Exchanges per serving: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit


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