Fruity Quick Bread

September 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

Fruity Quick Bread I found a couple of nifty mixes at the Ross down the street the other day and decided to give one of them the Sassy Chef treatment.  So, instead of Louisiana Banana Bread, I created a Fruity Quick Bread using ingredients I already had on hand.  I figured the combination of the baby food and the fat-free ricotta cheese would nicely approximate the texture and consistency of mashed bananas, and I was right.  The bread came out moist and lightly sweet.  The flavor isn’t strong, though, so next I might change up the baby food fruit I use – substituting something with a more robust taste – or I’ll add some seasonings like Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend. 

Although this isn’t a clean eating bread per se, it’s a lot cleaner than it would have been had I stuck with the standard ingredients.  The almond milk is super low-calorie… only 35 calories for a cup, and this recipe calls for a mere 1/3 cup.  The Smart Balance Omega Buttery Spread Light delivers heart-healthy Omega 3s along with fewer calories than butter.  The Apricot and Mixed Fruits baby food includes apples and pears as well as some banana, providing a broader range of nutrients than just the bananas alone.  And, the ricotta cheese adds protein without bumping up the fat.

Fruity Quick Bread 

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mist a 9×5 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine Egg Beaters, Smart Balance Buttery Spread, almond milk, baby food and ricotta cheese.
  • Stir into mix.
  • Fold together until batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before removing from pan.
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