Wholesome Nutty Bread with Dried Goldenberries

Wholesome Nutty Bread with Dried Goldenberries
  • Type
    Breads
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Estimated Time
    52 Minutes
  • Served
    Room Temperature

Ingredients

  • Goldenberry
    Goldenberry
  • Banana
    Banana
  • Apricot
    Apricot
  • Cranberry
    Cranberry
  • Prune
    Prune
  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon
  • Flax
    Flax
  • Raisins
    Raisins
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken Eggs
  • Pistachio
    Pistachio
  • Baking powder
    Baking powder
  • all-purpose flour
    all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • Honey
    Honey
  • Salt
    Salt
  • 1 cup of Goldenberry (dried)
  • 2 Banana
  • 1/4 cup of Apricot (dried; roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup of Pecans (or walnuts; roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of Cranberry (dried)
  • 1/4 Prune (dried; roughly chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon (ground)
  • 2 tablespoons of Flax (whole seeds)
  • 1/4 cup of Raisins
  • 2 Chicken Eggs
  • 1 cup of Pistachio (or hazelnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking powder
  • 2 cups of All-purpose flour (or almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup of Coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract (a splash)
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey (optional)
  • Salt (a pinch)

Directions

This flavorful bread is so good that it can be eaten on its own! It contains a colorful variety of nuts and dried fruits, all of which add a natural sweetness and a richness of nutrients along with lots of dietary fiber. Pecans and pistachios are rich in unsaturated fat, which is helpful in reducing bad cholesterol, thus improving heart health. Dried goldenberries have a pleasantly tart flavor and are a powerful weapon against diabetes and inflammation. Dried cranberries are famous for their role in maintaining healthy kidneys, while apricots are known for their high beta carotene content.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly oil the bread pan and line it with the parchment paper.(2 minutes)
  2. Mash the bananas with the fork until smooth. Add the eggs and coconut oil and whisk well.(5 minutes)
  3. Whisk in the flour, flax seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Add honey, if using. Mix everything well to incorporate.(3 minutes)
  4. Add the nuts and dried fruits. Mix well to evenly distribute all of the ingredients.(2 minutes)
  5. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.(40 minutes)
  6. Let it cool completely before slicing. Enjoy it with butter, jam, or on its own!

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be easily customized. The idea is to add two cups of dried fruits and two cups of nuts of whatever variety you currently have on hand. Some other great ingredients to add are dried figs, dates, papaya, or mango as well as walnuts, hazelnuts, or cashews.