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Cherry Macadamia Nut Eggnog Loaf

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Splenda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg -- beaten
1 1/4 cups Healthy Exchanges Eggnog -- recipe below
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup macadamia nuts -- ground fine
1/3 cup maraschino cherries -- quartered

Preheat oven to 350*F
Spray 1 loaf pan{9"}
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and splenda and
ground nuts.
In a smaller bowl, beat together the egg, eggnog, vanilla and oil; stir into dry
ingredients, mixing well.
Fold in the cherries.
Spoon batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan and continue cooling on rack
16 SLICES @ 125 calories,4.2 grams fat, 0.3 grams fiber,3 WW Points

Hint: slice 8 thick slices and then cut those in half to get a nice sized piece instead of
a thin slice.

VARIATION: omit cherries & macadamias....stir in 1/4 cup chopped pecans & 1/2 cup
chopped dried apricots.Points remain the same.

**This might seem like a lot of work but the results are well worth it.

Egg Nog......2 Points

Recipe By : JoAnna Lund's Healthy Exchanges
4 cups skim milk

1 package Jell-O sugar free instant vanilla pudding

mix -- (4 serving size)

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

"Eggnog MUST be served at all holiday functions.
Isn't that the law of the land? Well here's my
version--prepared without eggs, sugar, fat, or liquor, it
still tastes exactly like traditional eggnog." JoAnna Lund

1. In a large pitcher, combine skim milk, dry pudding
mix, rum extract, and nutmeg. Mix well using a long
spoon. Refrigerate 5 minutes. Gently stir again.
Serve at once. Makes 4 (1 cup) servings.

HINT: If you like thinner eggnog, add 1 cup of cold
water when adding skim milk.

Serving size (1 cup)

According to the cookbook:
Per serving: 104 Cal, 0g Fat, 8g Pro, 18g Carb,
446mg Sod, 0g Fib

Healthy Exchanges: 1 Skim Milk, 1/4 Slider, 5 Opt.
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Skim Milk, 1/2 Starch
Weight Watcher Points: 2

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NOTES : I came up with this loaf when I was looking for a low fat-sugar free treat for
the holidays.My original recipe called for eggnog so I decided to try out JoAnna
Lund's Healthy Exchanges Eggnog recipe.Great success!!Carol

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