Recipe: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, High Protein Fruit and Nut Loaf!

Gluten-free dairy free fruit and nut loaf bread

Welcome to my super tasty and healthy fruit and nut loaf, created using a mix other recipes I found. Not only is this loaf gluten-free, it’s also dairy-free, and contains lots of protein. It’s so dense only a couple of slices will fill up most people.

This loaf can also be kept pre-sliced in the freezer, it lasts for months and is useful both as an emergency lunch (again, quick and super filling), and as a treat to serve with coffee to guests.

Best of all, this recipe is really fast to put together––it just takes some time in the oven. I’ve also included a tasty serving suggestion below. 😀


 

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, High Protein Fruit and Nut Loaf.

Prep time: 10 minutes.

Total cooking time: 1 hour.

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp sunflower seeds *plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds *plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp black or white chia seeds *plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 1/3 cup almonds (or walnuts), chopped
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cups dried fruit eg: dried cranberries, currents, chopped apricots or figs.
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil (melted if in solid state)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions:

1.  Preheat over to 160 degrees Celsius. Line and grease a 20cm x 10cm loaf tin.

2. Mix sunflower, pumpkin and chai seeds in a large bowl, along with the nuts, almond meal, bicarb soda and coconut flour.

3. Add remaining ingredients and combine until you get a chunky batter.

4. Pour mixer into baking tin and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle with extra seeds and bake for 45-50 minutes, until golden and cooked through (check with a skewer or knife, insert and if it comes out clean, your loaf is ready).

5. Remove from oven, allow to cool before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.

Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee, along with a tasty bite of high cocoa dark chocolate. 😀

 

***I often have this as a snack, topped with almond butter, bananas, and a light sprinkling of salt and cinnamon (see below picture).

Gluten-free dairy free fruit and nut loaf bread serving suggestion


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