Fruity, Seedy, Nutty Loaf (GF, VG)

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!



Ingredients

  • 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

  • 1C water

  • 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")

Method

  • 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


Notes

  • 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.

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