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Quick Buttermilk Bread

Makes one loaf of about 12 slices. Per slice: 129 calories, 3 g. total fat (<1 g. saturated fat), 21 g. carbohydrate, 4 g. protein, 2 g. dietary fiber, 250 mg. sodium.

Ingredients

  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced fresh oregano basil or thyme leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free buttermilk
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the interior of an 8-x4-inch loaf pan with the oil spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and fresh herbs, but save the sesame seeds for later.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, honey and oil. Stir into flour mixture just until blended. Spoon batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool slightly on a rack. Turn out the bread and cool completely on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store wrapped in plastic wrap or foil.