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Low-Fat Orange-Date Loaves (P)
Source: "Dancer^"
Serves: 2 loaves (16 servings each)

4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 8-ounce package chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel, baking soda, and salt.

In another mixing bowl stir together eggs, 1/2 cup of the thawed orange juice concentrate, the oil, and 1-1/2 cups water. Add to flour mixture. Stir by hand just until combined. Fold in dates and nuts.

Divide mixture evenly between two greased 8"x4"x2" loaf pans. Bake in a 350F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. (Or, divide mixture evenly among four 5-1/2"x3"x2" loaf pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until loaves test done.)

Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans. Generously brush tops and sides of loaves with remaining orange juice concentrate. Cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Posted by Tsippi Jelingold