|Gluten Free apple blueberry quick bread with nuts...with a nice moist crumb!|
here's the basic recipe which can be baked as muffins or a loaf...
1 cup organic nut or flax meal (we usually use almond, but hazelnut is nice too, this ingredient is optional)
1 cup organic quinoa, GF oat, rice or millet flour
1/2 cup organic coconut flour
1/2 cup organic almond flour
1 cup organic raw sugar (I like date & coconut sugar or rapadura in this)
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 cup organic pastured butter
3 large organic pastured eggs
3 cups total of chopped, pulped or shredded organic fruit or veggies (bananas, persimmon pulp, cherries, apples, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, pumpkin puree, shredded carrot, zucchini, beets etc.)
1/2 cup organic chopped or shredded dried fruit (optional)
1/2 cup organic chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup organic whole milk yogurt (optional, but this ingredient is important if you are using a drier fruit such as apples)
2 tablespoons organic molasses
1 tablespoons baking soda
1 tablespoons aluminum free baking powder
1 teaspoon organic vanilla or almond extract
1 teaspoon each of the following organic dried spices;
a dash of clove
mix dry ingredients separately from wet, combine without over mixing...blah blah blah...you know this part...
bake 1 hour on 350 degrees...if your making muffins you don't need to bake them a full hour (just until a toothpick comes out clean)...
eat warm with organic cream cheese!
suggestions & variations...
use goat yogurt and butter if you want to eliminate the dairy in this recipe, add whey to this to up the protein content even further. Vary the spices and don't be shy about playing around with the 2 cups of flour you use, you can experiment with many different types of GF flour, though not all are as high in protein as quinoa, coconut and almond!