Spicy Apricot Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Place apricots and pineapple juice in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat until bubbling. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, ginger, coriander, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together egg, vegetable oil and buttermilk; combine with cooled apricot mixture.
  5. Gradually stir buttermilk/apricot mixture into flour mixture until blended. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes, then loosen sides of loaf with a blunt knife. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Makes one 9 x 5-inch loaf.



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