Rum-Apple Bread

1/4 cup margarine (softened)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup dark rum
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup coarsely shredded apple (about 2 medium)
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
vegetable cooking spray

Cream margarine, and gradually add the sugar, beating at medium speed with a mixer until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add egg substitute, and beat until well-blended. Add rum; beat well. Combine flour and the next 3 ingredients. Add to creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in shredded apple and next 2 ingredients. Coat 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.

Sixteen servings: 137 calories, 3 grams protein

Substitute non-caloric sweetener to reduce calories to 100 per slice.

*Recipe courtesy of the St. Vincent Healthcare Weight Management Clinic Cookbook, available for $10 - call 237-4580.

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