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Low Fat Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Posted Jan 16 2013 9:23am

Whole Wheat Quick Bread

Heres’s a simple wholesome low fat whole wheat quick bread that bakes up moist, dense, and not too sweet. Though delicious at breakfast, I love it served with soup and/or salad at lunch or supper.

I adapted the recipe slightly from  The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary , where it’s described in the headnotes as “brown as a chestnut, moist, and honest in taste” and from the 10th Edition of  the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, where it’s called “Quick Graham Bread.” (When I see the word graham, I immediately think of graham crackers, but whole wheat flour used to be called, “graham flour” so often shows up that way in older cookbooks.)

If your not a fan of whole wheat flour or molasses, this probably isn’t the best bread for you, since the whole wheat flavor really comes through. To keep the PointsPlus value at 4 per slice, I decreased the butter by 1 tablespoon and flour by 1/4 cup, which didn’t seem to change the flavor or texture as far as I could tell.

If you prefer, you could always turn this whole wheat quick bread recipe into muffins. Just divide the batter evenly amongst the cups of a standard muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.


Low Fat Whole Wheat Quick Bread


Serves: 12

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 taspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1-1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup molasses

  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a standard 9×5-inch loaf pan. (I coated mine with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter, buttermilk, and molasses and stir until blended.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes or so. Remove bread from the pan and place it directly on the wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 slice): 163 calories, 3.4 g fat, 29.8 g carbs, 0.6 g fiber, 3.7 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus



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