Low-fat yogurt and grated apples keep this quick bread moist

Nothing enhances a leisurely break with hot tea or coffee like our delicious Apple Walnut Bread. This quick bread comes together easily and is perfect for busy holiday cooks. The shredded apples and walnuts make it sweet and flavorful.

Quick breads became popular in the US in the mid-1800s after the development of baking soda and baking powder. Now cooks around the world use these leavening agents to lighten baked goods. They react with liquid ingredients, creating bubbles of gas in batter. The bubbles expand during baking, causing baked goods to rise.

We made several tweaks to traditional apple bread recipes to amp up the health benefits. Low-fat yogurt and shredded apples keep the bread moist, add vitamins and minerals, and reduce the need for oil. To increase the heart-healthy fiber, we used a blend of whole-wheat and all-purpose flours. We added walnuts for a little crunch along with some protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

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