Green Tea Walnut Loaf

  • Yield servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups whole grain pastry flour
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 -- egg whites
1/2 cup plain Greek nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup steeped green tea, cooled to room temperature
1/4 cup safflower or canola oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the egg whites, plain Greek nonfat yogurt, green tea, oil, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until just combined.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg white mixture. Mix until well combined, then evenly fold in the walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes on the middle rack in the oven, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Serve with 1 teaspoon nut butter. 

Recipes courtesy of Keri Glassman

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