Friday, August 3, 2012

Quinoa and raspberry bread

I love making up new breads to have on hand when the craving strikes. This is almost everyday! So I try to make it as healthy as possible. Not too much sugar, if any at all, and full of as much healthy stuff as possible.

I would normally through in some nuts, almonds, pistachios or cashews, but because i share it with my one year old daughter, I don't do this anymore. This is what made me want to try a bread with quinoa. Quinoa, has a nuttiness to it, so it would be a perfect substitute for nuts! It was glorious in this bread, the top stayed crunchy, while the inside was soft and delicious!

I am definitely going to add more quinoa to things. It has yet to disappoint me.

Dry ingredients
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup whole oats
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon heaped
1-2 tablespoons white choc chips

Wet ingredients
1/3 cup butter milk, you can use yoghurt
1/3 cup light olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean
2 small pink lady apples

Preheat the oven to 180C fan forced

I begin by tossing all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Give it a mix.

Next blend all the wet ingredients together, I use a stick blender. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir till well combined.

Pour the mixture into a prepared baking loaf tin, bake for about 45 minutes.