This healthy bread has it all: just the right amount of sweetness, a delicious moist crumb, and the toothsome crunch of nuts throughout. The only thing it doesn't have is lots of fat and cholesterol.
*For a different nutty flavour, use toasted pecan nuts or toasted slivered almonds in place of the walnuts.
*This bread is also delicious flavoured with almond essence instead of vanilla extract.
There is some evidence to suggest that eating unsalted nuts may help to relieve high blood pressure. Nuts provide healthy monounsaturated fat and are high in fibre. Walnuts are particularly heart-healthy: they contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that may lower risk for heart attack, and ellagic acid, an antioxidant compound. Store nuts in a cool, dry place, or keep them in the refrigerator for longer-lasting freshness.