Best-Ever Nut Bread - 1/31/05

Best-Ever Nut Bread

2/3 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups split pea puree
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the puree and water.

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Stir into the cream mixture along with the nuts.

  4. Bake in two well-greased 9"x5" loaf pans for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  5. Cool loaves on wire rack and store in airtight plastic bags.

Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 493.06
Calories From Fat 179.79
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20.44g 31%
Saturated Fat 5.96g 29%
Cholesterol 88.54mg 29%
Sodium 450.81mg 18%
Potassium 226.59mg 6%
Carbohydrates 68.70g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4.51g 18%
Protein 10.28g 20%

Source: USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council