Grapefruit-Pecan Bread

Breakfast, Snacks.

Grapefruit-Pecan Bread


Quantity Ingredients
1 large pink grapefruit (about 1 1/4 lbs)
1 tbsp grated grapefruit rind
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped pecans
vegetable cooking spray
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tbsp water


Peel and section grapefruit over a bowl, reserving juice and membranes. Set sections aside.

Squeeze membranes to extract juice; discard membranes. Place sections and juice in a food processor, and pulse 3 times. Set aside 1 1/4 cups of the mixture; reserve remaining grapefruit mixture for another use.

Combine rind, flour, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of the mixture. Combine grapefruit mixture, oil, vanilla, and egg; stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in pecans.

Pour batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven; place on a wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar and water; stir well with a wire whisk. Drizzle over bread; let cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely on wire rack.

Yield: 12 servings

CALORIES 208 (27% from fat); FAT 6.3g (sat 0.8g,mono 2.9g,poly 2.1g); PROTEIN 3.1g; CHOLESTEROL 18mg; CALCIUM 19mg; SODIUM 106mg; FIBER 1g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 35.7g