Pecan Bread

Pecan Bread

Pecan Bread

Great cholesterol lowering side dish recipe to accompany any meal.

  • PREP TIME 15 min
  • COOK TIME 40 min


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • finely grated zest 1 orange
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 40 g / 2 tbsp Flora Pro.Activ Buttery or original
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 40 g / 2 tbsp Flora Pro.Activ Buttery or original, extra for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a medium 21.5 x 11.5 x 5.5cm loaf pan with Flora pro-activ.
  2. Sift flours, baking powder and cinnamon into a mixing bowl and return the wholemeal husks to the mixture. Mix the orange zest and sugar together and add to the flour.
  3. Mix in the Flora pro-activ with a spatula and stir in the pecans. Make a well in the centre and add the egg and buttermilk and mix to form soft dough. Place mixture onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape to fit inside the tin and place into the prepared tin. Make a few slashes in the top of the loaf and brush with a little extra buttermilk.
  4. Bake at 220°C for 10 minutes, and then reduce the oven temperature to 190°C and cook for 25-30 minutes until the loaf sounds hollow when knocked on the top and is lightly browned.
  5. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire cooling rack.
  6. Serve sliced spread with the extra Flora pro-activ as a side to soups, casseroles and salads.
  7. TIP –Lightly toast and spread with low fat cottage or ricotta cheese and jam for brunch.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Energy (kcal)191 kcal
Energy (kJ)797 kJ
Protein (g)4.5 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)26.4 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)24.7 g
Sugar (g)1.4 g
Fibre (g)1.8 g
Fat (g)7.5 g
Saturated fat (g)1.2 g
Unsaturated fat (g)6.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)2.3 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)1.3 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)14 mg
Sodium (mg)427 mg
Salt (g)1.07 g
Vitamin A (IU)49 IU
Vitamin C (mg)5.9 mg
Calcium (mg)148 mg
Iron (mg)1.76 mg
Potassium (mg)99 mg