By Suzanne Havala

This high-protein bread is dense, rich, and a beautiful dark brown color. Bread is sometimes called “the staff of life” — it’s a dietary staple around the world. Teamed with a cup of soup, a salad, or a chunk of cheese, a slice of good, hearty bread is often all you need to round out a meal.

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Credit: ©iStockphoto.com/manyakotic

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices)

1-1/2 cups graham flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1-1/2 cup plain soymilk

1/2 cup blackstrap molasses

1 cup chopped walnuts

8 ounces chopped dates

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flours, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

  3. Add the soymilk and molasses and stir well to blend. Stir in the walnuts and dates.

  4. Spread the batter in an oiled 9-x-5-x-3-inch loaf pan. Bake for 60 minutes. Serve warm.

Per serving: Calories 260 (From Fat 81); Fat 9g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 290mg; Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 6g.