This holiday favorite is a not-too-sweet comfort food made even healthier with whole-wheat flour. Tasty beyond St. Patrick’s Day, it’s wonderful served as a light finish to a hearty dinner, or as an accompaniment to teatime in the afternoon.
With zero fat and cholesterol, and just 3 g of sugar, plus low in sodium at just 120 mg and only 70 calories, it’s fast and feeds a big brood!
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 tsps. baking soda
1/2 tsps. salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and raisins. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add buttermilk. Fold in the ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined; don’t overmix.
Turn dough out onto the parchment paper and form into a round loaf. Cut an X into the top of the dough with a sharp knife, about ½-inch deep.
Place on the middle rack to bake for 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown.
Recipe adapted from: www.diabetes.org