Healthy Grapefruit Ginger Bread Recipe
Adding fruits to breads has been always been a passion for me. I started it as a way to overcome my handicap. I dunno why, but I simply don't have this habit of consuming fruits on a day to day basis! "What's so hard about it?" - you might ask. Well nothing so to speak - but I would conveniently forget to eat it! In the place of eating the recommended 2-4 servings every day I was having nothing!! So I started adding fruits to my breads as a way of kick starting eating fruits in some way or the other. Have to accept - now I am much better though I still have a long way to go.
Healthy Grapefruit Ginger Bread Recipe
I got these amazing looking Grapefruits recently. As they say, looks sure matter sometimes - cos I enjoyed the fruit by itself too. Not to speak of adding it in this bread (can't help myself! Slave to habit ;) )The  fruit, yogurt and egg whites added such moistness to the bread that its hard to explain. The mild citrus along with slight sharpness from the ginger made it all the more better. Of course there was this crunch from the pecans. Healthy Grapefruit Ginger Bread Recipe I adapted this recipe from Vegetarian Times where I made this tad healthier by using egg whites instead of whole eggs. I also substituted few ingredients since I did not have them on hand and did not want to buy anything new. I have enough trouble emptying out my pantry already. Instead of Vanilla yogurt, I simply added fat free yogurt and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Furthermore, I did not have crystallized ginger on hand and hence used ground ginger instead. This is a low calorie treat filled with nutrition and taste. Try it, you wont be dissapointed. You might also like other fruit based breads: Cranberry Orange Bread, Orange Wheat Bread, Strawberry Yogurt Bread, Plum and Pecan Bread, Cranberry Almond Bread, Persimmon Walnut Bread, Banana Cardamom Bread, Banana Walnut Bread
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  • Yields: Makes one 9X5 inch loaf
  • 3/4 cup pecans (3 oz.), toasted and chopped coarsely
  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour (wheat flour also works)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 oz.(3/4 cup) fat free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 2% fat milk
  • 3 Tbs. canola oil
  • 2 grapefruit, supremed (see how to), segments coarsely chopped, juice reserved for Glaze
  • 1 Tbs. grapefruit zest
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    For the Glaze (optional)
  • 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Whisk together flour, ground ginger, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl. Set aside.
2. Whisk the eggs in separate bowl.
3. Whisk yogurt, milk, and canola oil into eggs. Stir in grapefruit pieces and zest.
4. Fold egg mixture into flour mixture until just moistened and no lumps remain.
5. Fold in chopped pecans.
6. Transfer to prepared loaf pan,
7. and bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until deep brown around edges, and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 1 hour on wire rack; remove from pan, and cool completely. Healthy Grapefruit Ginger Bread Recipe To make Glaze: (I did not make the glaze) Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and 1 Tbs. grapefruit juice in small bowl. Stir in additional 1/2 tsp. juice to achieve thick, but pourable, consistency. Add remaining 1/2 tsp. juice drop by drop, if necessary. Place foil beneath wire rack to catch drips. Turn loaf upside down so flat side is up, and drizzle Glaze over loaf. Allow Glaze to set before slicing. Healthy Grapefruit Ginger Bread Recipe

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adapted from vegetarian times

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By saras on Nov 25, 2010


I tried this recipe but instead of grapefruit i used oranges and instead of pecans, walnuts and cashew nuts, it came out pretty well, thanks for the recipe.

sorry i am not that tech savvy to upload picture  but will surely try to do that with my future tries


By amber on May 29, 2012

i love you mum

By Elizabeth on Mar 2, 2012

I have this new fascination with ginger, so I was excited when I found this recipe. I used half white and half whole wheat flour, and it turned out great!

By rupa on Dec 1, 2010

i have an IFB convection oven

By rupa on Dec 1, 2010

hi Pj cud u pls help me out how do u bake in a convection microwave oven? i have tried many times bt each time it gets burnt on top or half baked or soggy from bottom n doent rise like it does in a normal oven. i want to try all the lovely bake recipies of Dk.

By Kathy on Feb 15, 2010

This is so yummy!

By Radhika Vasanth on Feb 12, 2010

I don't get to eat fruit either way..sobs.. I diligently wash, cut and store them in a box, but still it remains in my refrigerator for ever...sigh....!!! Love your bread and the idea of adding fruits in it...

By PJ on Feb 12, 2010

Dhivi I don't know why but am so intimidated to bake in an oven[ i can bake in microwave though] and I am putting off the idea of buying one.After seeing all these droolworthy bakes from you I think I will buy an oven soon and experiment:).As for eating fruits I think I would eat them before I add them to the bread/cake.I feel its easier this way :wink:

By sowmya on Feb 12, 2010

looks so good..Btw, i tried your plum pecan recipe..turned out delicious..i used walnuts..

By bergamot on Feb 11, 2010

Looks great

By simplyfood on Feb 11, 2010

Looks amazing and I am sure it tastes great too.

By Sarah @ Mum In Bloom on Feb 11, 2010

You are amazing! I so have to try this & have saved it in my recipe file.. now to check-out those grapefruit ginger cookies - wow! Thanks for the inspiration :)

By Doli on Feb 11, 2010

Hey what is white whole-wheat flour? I've been trying to eat healthier and hence was not making cakes since it uses all purpose flour. I tried making one with wheat flour (atta) and it was horrible! I felt I was eating chapati rather than a cake :(

From what I read- white wheat flour is made from a naturally occurring albino variety of wheat. It looks like refined flour but it is wheat flour. The wheat flour has a little bitter taste to it cos of compounds like tannins and phenolic acid which is present in the outer bran of the red wheat which are absent in this white wheat variety. It is supposedly mildly sweet comparatively. But only after you mentioned that I recalled that I used plain old wheat flour and not the "white wheat flour". It tastes good to me. Have updated the post likewise. --DK

By Soumya on Feb 11, 2010

I second Indu, I only use fruits when they r too ripened to eat. Grapefruit is something I am always away b'coz of its bitter taste.But I know how good it is to our health.Will try this way with it.

BWhat can I say except that you and Indu are better off than me :) --DK

By Indhu on Feb 11, 2010

I am the opposite... I buy fruits. But before I can add them to cakes, I end up eating... I have a full-fledged orchard in my stomach :) . love all your quick breads...

Better this way than my way!!! I wish I ate fruits like that! --DK