Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

Cranberry Orange Yogurt Bread

We’ve found a new favorite quick bread recipe. I’ve made this cranberry orange yogurt bread couple of times now and really cannot get enough. It’s perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack and even dessert. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread with Walnuts and Cranberries

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread with Walnuts and Cranberries

I can’t believe that November is already here. It seems that just couple of weeks ago it was summer (well, at least here in San Diego) and now the weather cooled down and the days are shorter and shorter. It also means that the holiday season is approaching faster than I expected. Continue reading

Easy Apricot Breakfast Bread

Easy Apricot Breakfast Bread

I have been looking for a new breakfast recipe that is easy, healthy and tasty. I came across this recipe in my Vitamix handbook that sounded pretty good. The recipe is very easy, it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare all the ingredients and it’s a perfect addition to your breakfast routine.
The apricot bread turned out great! It was nice and earthy and moist and full of apricot and nut goodness! I really enjoyed the texture provided by the chunks of apricots and the pecans. I think I might just have a new favorite quick bread!

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Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cake

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This breakfast-friendly cake is a surprisingly healthy way to start your day. Part dessert, part breakfast food, this moist cake will surely satisfy. Its moist and luscious, and its a very easy dessert. You can serve it topped with fresh berries and a side of yogurt in the morning or as a afternoon snack.  Continue reading

Banana-Carrot Bread with Raisins

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This is a tasty quick bread recipe made with whole-wheat flour, carrot, banana and golden raisins. No sugar added and dairy free. Ripe bananas and raisins provide all the sweetness. Chia seeds contains a wealth of fiber and is incredibly healthy.

Makes one loaf

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons almond flour/meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 mashed very ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Lightly grease a 9x5x3- inch loaf pan with oil.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, chia seeds, and raisins. In a large bowl, blend the oil, eggs, bananas, and vanilla. Add the shredded carrots and mix just until combined.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Pour mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool before serving.

Enjoy!

Apple Banana Bread

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Adopted from Julie Morris “Superfood Kitchen” book with few changes to the original recipe.

Makes one loaf

This recipe fills the whole house with the scent of fresh baked apple-banana goodness! It’s great for breakfast or afternoon snack. It’s even more delicious the next day!


Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mashed very ripe banana (about 1 banana)
  • 1 cup peeled and grated apple (about 1-2 large apples)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (or use your favorite nuts or seeds)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x5x3- inch loaf pan with oil.
  2. Mix the flaxseed powder with milk in a small cup. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to let the ingredients “gel” ( or use 2 eggs, beaten instead).
  3. While this “gel” will not rise like a cooked egg, it does serve as an excellent binder in baked recipes. As long as the recipe contains other agents to help rise such as baking soda, this beneficial superseed formula can be used in place of raw eggs with great success.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, blend the oil, brown sugar, agave nectar, vanilla extract, prepared flax mixture, mashed bananas and grated apples until well combined. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until combined. Fold in the sunflower seeds.
  5. Pour mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool before serving.
  6. Enjoy!