Breakfast Loaf

breakfast loafThis is moist and yummy, and with all the nutritious things in it, makes a good addition to breakfast. If you won’t be eating both loaves quickly, be sure to freeze one–I found out the hard way that a week in the cupboard is too long!

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 cups bread or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinammon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Everything else

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Generous 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 pears, peeled and cored
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium carrots
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 2 9-/12 inch loaf pans.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients (who am I kidding? I just dump ’em in and stir a bit).
  3. Process the pears, zucchini, and carrots together to a very rough puree.
  4. Combine the eggs, cream, milk, and butter in a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and honey. Stir in the pureed mixture and lemon zest.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just mixed. Fold in the almonds and raisins.
  6. Bake for about 75 minutes (though check at 60). Test with a toothpick or sharp knife. This bread is very moist, so your tester will only come out mostly clean.

 

2 Responses to Breakfast Loaf

  1. tigs says:

    For a vegan version of this loaf (which i make a lot of, actually, being allergic to both eggs and dairy), substitute two smushed up bananas for the eggs and 1/2 c applesauce for the cream.

    you can make this without the zucchini too (another allergy). you can substitute one of the following: 2 c raw spinach, 1 medium cucumber (remove the seeds first or use one of those european seedless thingies), 1 c cooked kale (squish out the water/pat dry), i more carrot and 1/2 another pear.

    by the way, i also add crystalized ginger to mine – about 1/4 c, which i dice up fine. Other than that, it’s the same recipe LOL

  2. frykitty says:

    Yep, just about any veg/fruit combo you think is nice can work. Just need two cups of it. Thanks for the vegan tips! Bill is a vegetarian, but we both loves some dairy.

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