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Date-Nut Twist

No recipe image available.Frozen bread dough makes this low-sugar date-nut twist easy.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 large egg whites
3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 (16-ounce) loaf frozen Italian bread dough, thawed
1 large egg white
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes or 3 packets Equal® sweetener

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine dates, 1/4 cup walnuts, egg whites, 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes, and lemon rind in small bowl.
  2. Roll dough on floured surface into rectangle 20 x 6-inches. Spread date mixture on dough to within 1-inch of edges. Roll dough up, beginning with long edge; pinch edge of dough to seal. Cut roll into 2 equal pieces. Place rolls on greased cookie sheet and twist together, tucking ends under. Let rise, covered, in warm place until dough is double in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Beat egg white and water in small bowl; brush over top of dough. Sprinkle dough with 1 teaspoon Equal® for Recipes and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.
  4. Bake in preheated 375°F (190°C) oven until golden, about 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 130, Protein: 4 g, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 144 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.