This moist and flavorful quick bread is full of chopped walnuts and prunes, plus lots of orange flavor! It’s loaded with all sorts of good stuff, making it an easy and healthy snack
I’m always trying to come up with yummy snacks that are healthy and tasty. I usually reach for some fresh veggies or fruit, but sometimes I just want something more substantial (like when the 3 o’clock hour rolls around). I’m a fan of quick breads since they are super easy, but I make banana bread more often than I care to admit. I love coming up with other quick bread ideas – ones that are healthy and get me out of my banana bread rut.
This bread is all about the prunes. Did you know that they are good for you? Yep. They are a good source of both potassium and fiber – to help keep your digestive system on track. Plus they only have 100 calories per serving, which makes them a fabulous addition to quick breads (move over raisins!). They bake right in perfectly.
For this bread I used some Sunsweet® Amaz!n Diced Prunes. I liked that they were already diced up so I all I had to do was measure them out then stir them in. I also used some in my oatmeal the other day, easy peasy.
There are a few things I like to add into my quick breads to make them just a little better for you, like using whole wheat flour. I like to use half whole wheat and half all purpose. I also like to throw in some nuts for some extra protein and some texture, plus a some ground flax and chia seeds if I have them on hand.
I think one of my favorite parts of this bread was the addition of the fresh orange juice and zest. It compliments the prunes perfectly and adds a nice freshness. I usually take a slice of the bread with me for on the go, but when I’m at home I like to spread on a little cream cheese..so good! But cream cheese is my weakness so naturally I love it on everything.
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