Friday, November 2, 2012

Apple, PB and quinoa bread

Anyone that follows this blog or my Instagram feed, knows how much I adore to bake a fruit bread. I love knowing exactly what's in it and love coming up with different flavours all the time.
I try to feed my family the best food I can make. If this means baking a fresh bread, and not having to buy a sugary banana bread, which I find is BORING anyway. I have to say I cannot believe how much sugar is in most take away breads! I find I can't even taste the fruit! What's the point of that?

Anyway G loves them. So that's enough for me. I love seeing her face when she tastes something new. Brightens my day I tell you :)

From chop to eat it takes me about 1 hour. 45 minutes of that is the baking. Too easy.

Dry ingredients
1/4 cup dry quinoa, I like the added crunch from this grain
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup whole oats
Caramel chocolate chips, use as much as you want

Wet ingredients, I stick blend the lot
2 eggs
1/3 cup vege oil, I use light olive oil
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large granny smith apples
1/4-1 cup vanilla caster sugar, depending on how sweet you like a fruit bread

Peanut butter to dot throughout the batter. As much as you want.

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, until well combined.
Next blend all the wet ingredients together till the fruit it as you like it, either chunky, or much more of a puree.
Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mix well. Pour the batter into a lined bread tin. Bake for 45 minutes.

I always like to serve it warm, either toasted or microwaved for 45 seconds.

I've since changed the recipe a little to add the extra peanut butter that I used to dollop on the top, to the wet ingredients mix. So add about 2-3 tablespoons to the wet mix.
I found the PB when baked goes to paste-y, not very enjoyable.


  1. SUCH a wholesome loaf, I love it! & I love the idea of dotted PB. mmmmmmmmm amazing.
    Heidi xo

    1. Thanks Heidi xo
      I have a thing about PB at the moment.

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  3. Lorraine- Not Quite Nigella
    Leah, I think there's a cookbook in you for these delicious loaf breads! :D


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