Dense Rhubarb & Golden Berry Fruit Bread
Basically you just mix everything together really well and throw it in the oven-- don't over think this one! Have fun-- you can add or subtract as many of the extra nuts/seeds/fruit etc as you like to make it from the ingredients you have! I used rhubarb as my dad had sooooo much of it growing in his garden and so I thought I'd play with using it in bread! Though can switch for apple / sweet potato / berries / pear / zucchini?! Anything really!
Makes 2 loafs -- so half ingredients for 1!
- 2.5 cups stewed rhubarb (for two loaves-- half for 1!) -- boil chopped rhubarb in a little water for around 60 minutes. Strain water. Allow to cool down before using.
- 2.5 cups almond meal
- 1 cup arrowroot
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup buckwheat oats (sub buckwheat flour or teff even!)
- 1 coconut flakes
- 1 tsp aluminium-free baking powder
- 1/2 cup psyllium husks
- 1 tbsp ACV
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1/3 cup goji berries
- 1/2 cup golden berries
- 1 cup organic currants
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or any nuts/seeds etc of choice)
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1-2 tbsp caraway seeds
- 1/3 cup rice malt (or honey or maple-- or none! This is optional obvs!)
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1/3 cup almond flakes (all of these extra things are optional yum BTW !)
- 2 eggs (optional -- as there's chia seeds -- can skip if prefer!)
- Mix all wet ingredients together (melt the coconut oil first)
- Mix all dry ingredients
- Combine wet & dry (I used my hands for this and just got in it-- it needed a lot of kneading and good arm work basically to combine properly! BUT obviously use a wooden spoon if that's your thing!)
- Split the mix into two greased (I used some coconut oil) hightop loaf pans, and press down to mould around the pan. Using a pastry brush lightly coat with coconut oil (or olive oil). Sprinkle with something yummy (I used some more almond flakes-- but hemp seeds or sesame seeds would be yum!).
- Bake for 40-45 minutes (until the knife or tooth pick comes out clean).
- Allow to cool down before removing from baking tins -- and finally-- once cool, remove and let the loafs chill a bit longer on a wire rack! (I of course couldn't wait... )
- Slather on some ghee and pour that cuppa xo