Updated: Jul 26, 2020
Looking for something to get you out of bed these cold winter mornings, or a comforting 3pm snack? I have you covered!
I've always found that the available gluten free fruit breads just don't do it for me, or they're way too expensive. So, I thought I would make my own.
It's got lots goodness from fruit, seeds and nuts, and it smells SO good when its baking. It's super simple to make too!
1 1/4 C buckwheat flour
1c nuts (I use 1/2 chopped walnuts and 1/2 sliced almonds)
1/2C seeds (I use pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
1 1/2C dried fruit (I use 1/2C each of dried apricots (halved or quartered), dried figs (quartered) and raisins)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/4C (60mL) extra virgin olive oil
sunflower and linseeds for topping
Optional: if you want more spices: 1tsp mixed spice OR 1tsp ginger can also be added.
Optional: 2 tbs psyllium husk powder (acts as a binding agent, I often make it without if I don't have any, though the texture will be "crumblier")
Preheat oven to 180C.
Chop up your dried fruit and nuts and add to a mixing bowl.
Add in your seeds, maple syrup, water and oil too. Mix together well.
In another bowl add in your flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda
Add the flour mix to the bowl with the dried fruit and mix well until combined- ensure the dried fruit is not sticking together and there are no spots of dry flour.
Either line loaf tin with baking paper, or spray with extra virgin olive oil spray.
Add dough to the loaf tin and evenly spread out the mixture.
Top with a sprinkle of sunflower seeds and linseeds.
Bake for 45 minutes at 180C. Check it is cooked through by using a skewer to pierce the loaf.
Leave to sit in tin for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on cooling rack.
It's all done, top with a spread or nut butter of choice! It freezes and defrosts really well too, but cut it up before freezing!
Nutrition Information (Per slice, makes 12 slices)
224 Cal | 6.4g Protein | 10.4g Fat | 1.0g Sat. Fat | 23.9g Carbs | 14g Sugar | 5g Fibre
I recommend toasting the slices under a grill or in the oven, as opposed to a toaster, as it does not hold together like a normal slice of bread would and can break around the larger pieces of dried fruit.