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HEALTHY NUT BREAD RECIPE-GLUTEN FREE

Many healthy recipes are just that and nothing more, but this healthy nut bread recipe shines far above anything else
In a previous post I wrote a review on the fabulous Akinon health resort in Spain where I was the executive chef.
 
Many healthy recipes are just that and nothing more, but this moist, rich, delicious bread shines far above anything else that you will find. 

Not only is it sugar and gluten free, but also involves no kneading, yeast or rising process.

First some important facts about the ingredients

Eating nuts health benefits:
In general, nuts are good sources of fat, fiber and protein. Most of the fat in nuts is monounsaturated fat, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fat. However, they do contain some saturated fat. Nuts also pack a number of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and vitamin E.

Almonds health benefit:
Contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health benefits of almonds include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss.


Almonds

Walnuts health benefit:
Together with pecan nuts they contain monounsaturated fats such as oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants that have the following properties;

  • Reduce the risk of heart disease. .
  • Improves Digestion. …
  • Helps with Weight Loss. …
  • Reduces the Risk of Certain Cancer. …
  • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits. …
  • Boosts Immunity. …
  • Prevents Skin Problems. .
  • Anti-aging benefits.


Walnuts
Macadamia nut health benefits;
With their many health benefits, macadamia nuts can fit into any healthful diet.

  • They lower heart disease risk. …
  • They improve metabolic syndrome and diabetes. …
  • They may prevent cancer. …
  • They protect the brain. …
  • They may prevent weight gain. …
  • They stave off hunger.


Macadamia nuts

Cashew nut health benefit:
Cashew nut oil is rich in selenium, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Also, they are great sources of phytochemicals, proteins and antioxidants. The high percentage of selenium in cashews is not only good for your skin but “helps prevent cancer as well,” says nutritionist Anju Soo


Cashew nuts

What are the health benefits of flax seeds:

  • Flax Seeds Are a Rich Source of Lignans, Which May Reduce Cancer Risk. …
  • Flax Seeds Are Rich in Dietary Fiber. …
  • Flax Seeds May Improve Cholesterol. …
  • Flax Seeds May Lower Blood Pressure. …
  • They Contain High-Quality Protein.


Flaxseed

Health benefits eating sunflower seeds:
Sunflower seeds may help lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar as they contain vitamin E, magnesium, protein, linoleic fatty acids and several plant compounds


Dried cranberry health benefits:
Dried cranberries contain the same nutrients as fresh cranberries (notably dietary fiber and antioxidants). However, commercial drying processes substantially reduce the vitamin A and vitamin C content. The nutrient density is also reduced if sugar is added.

 

 

 

 

GLUTEN FREE FRUIT AND NUT BREAD

INGREDIENTS

Flax Seeds – 50 grams ( approx 2 tablespoon)
Whole Eggs-5
Dried cranberries– 100 grams (approx ¾ Cup)
Sunflower Seeds- 100 grams (approx ¾ Cup)
Walnuts – 100 grams (approx 1 Cup)
Mix of Nuts Pecan , Macadamia, Cashew , Almond (One can just use one type or a mix of all) – 100 grams
Oats 130 grams ( Approx 1 Cup)
Olive Oil 60 ml (Approx ¼ Cup)
Luke Warm Water – 1.5 Cups (355 ml)
Salt to taste

PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 160 Deg C.

Line a 9*5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

In the meantime, in a wide bowl add in the eggs and flax seeds.

Add lukewarm water and give everything a mix.
Let this rest for 5 minutes. The seeds will absorb moisture and become gel-like.

Now add in the remaining ingredients mix everything nicely.

Be sure to check the bottom of the bowl, as sometimes dry ingredients remain in the bottom.

Once mixed, pour the batter in the prepared loaf pan.

Flatten the top with the back of a spatula.

Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour at 160 Deg C
After 1 hour increase the temperature to 180 Deg C and bake again for 10 minutes. (Check notes)

Remove and let it cool completely in the loaf pan itself on a wire rack.
Only cut the slices when cooled completely.

NOTES

Baking time varies, so do keep an eye after 50 minutes. I did an extra bake for 10 minutes, as I felt the bread was not quite cooked. After 10 more minutes it started leaving the edges and I was sure it was done.
Baking time varies with the baking tin.  Be sure to use pure Gluten Free Oats

Another fabulous gluten free, vegan crispbread snack

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