2 large oranges, zest only, sliced into thin strips
1 ½ cups water
1 cup honey
2 ¾ cup whole wheat ﬂour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup low fat milk
¾ cup chopped walnuts, dredged in 1 teaspoon ﬂour
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place the orange zest and water in saucepan and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes or until peel is tender. Pour oﬀ all but ¼ cup of water and add the honey to the orange liquid and peel. Boil the mixture over low heat for about 15 minutes. Cool slightly. The syrup should thicken.
- Sift ﬂour, baking powder and salt into a medium mixing bowl. Combine the milk with the orange syrup and add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the nuts. Pour the batter into a loaf pan, greased and lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned and ﬁrm at the center.