1) This quick bread contains no added fat like butter or oil. In a regular recipe, eliminating the fat would cause the bread to be really dry and not very tasty. But the greek yogurt in this makes the inside incredibly moist – you’d never know there’s no butter or oil in it.
2) Whole grains add fiber and micronutrients to this recipe. I made this with whole wheat pasty flour and barley flour, but you can easily use all whole wheat flour if that’s what you have.
3) There’s fresh fruit in here! Strawberry picking season has just started, so I’m betting this will taste even better when I get out to the farm and grab some fresh berries.
4) Do I have endurance athletes out there looking for a good, carb-rich snack? A slice of this bread is a healthy way to fuel your body.
5) It is absolutely delicious!
Makes 10 slices
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of barley flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 6 ounce container of blood orange greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
2/3 cup of sugar
¾ cup juice from a large orange (doesn’t have to be exact; I just used as much as I could get out of a very large orange)
1 ½ cups chopped strawberries
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add yogurt, egg, sugar, and orange juice. Stir well. Fold in strawberries and pecans.
- Bake mixture for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean (check around 30 minutes). Enjoy!
Nutrition Analysis: 206 calories, 4 grams of fat, 248 mg sodium, 40 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, 6 grams of protein, 41% DV for Vitamin C, 8% DV for Calcium, 7% DV for iron
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(Disclosure - Chobani provided us with these coupons. I received no compensation for this post).