9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Almond and Cranberry Whole meal Bread

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Almond and Cranberry Whole meal Bread

Quick Breads are a great way to bake goodies which do not take too much time and tastes awesome. I am really excited to share this quick bread for BM #21 with the theme of Cooking with Berries. This one is a healthy bread with no white flour and no white sugar and very less oil. If using dried cranberries, then use ¾ cup and also soak them in the orange juice used in the recipe for 20 minutes to soften. I got this recipe from here and this one is a winner!!! Almond Cranberry Quick Bread - IMG_2147

Fresh / Frozen Cranberries (chopped) – 1 cup
Orange Juice – 1 ½ cups
Raisins (whole or chopped) – ½ cup
Honey – ¼ cup
Oil – ¼ cup
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – 1 ½ cups
Whole Wheat Flour – ½ cup
Wheat Germ – ½ cup
Salt – ½ tea spoon
Sliced Almonds – ¾ cup
Baking Powder – 2 ½ tea spoons
Baking Soda – ½ tea spoon

Grease a loaf pan and set aside
If using dried cranberries, soak them in the orange juice for 20 minutes and set aside
Heat a pan and add cranberries, orange juice, honey and raisins and bring it to a boil
Once it comes to a boil, add oil and remove to a wide pan to cool faster.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (350 degrees F if using convection mode) Sift together whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well
Now add the wheat germ and mix well. Make a well add the liquid ingredients (after it cools to room temperature) and mix well until incorporated
Add the nuts and fold it until combined and add this all to the greased loaf pan
Smooth the top and tap the pan on the counter to release air pockets and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes
Reduce the temperature from 375 to 350 (350 to 335 if using convection mode) and bake for another 6 – 10 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean. Mine took a total of 29 minutes (20 + 9)
Remove from the oven and keep it in the pan for 15 minutes and transfer to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely before slicing in.

Almond Cranberry Quick Bread - IMG_2148
Sending it to my own Guest host event CEDD - Honey, Raven's page, CWF - Whole Wheat Flour, Kiran's page, Kids delight, Kid's Recipes, Bake Fest#12, Vardhini's page, VFAM - Cranberry, Priya's page, Only - Healthy Lunchbox, Protein Rich Food, Nupur's What is With my Cuppa, Christmas Food Fair

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#21

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  1. Healthy and delicious quick bread.. Perfectly baked..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  2. this sounds so good with honey and minus all purpose flour ...Looks so inviting

  3. Fabulous... Its tempting me...

  4. That's really one delicious looking bread!

  5. Its come out so well. It looks like a tea cake slice. Yum yum

  6. such a wonderful texture you have got here. love the recipe

  7. Wish i get that fabulous loaves rite now, seriously mindblowing.

  8. Wow, love those berries peeping all over the loaf!!!

  9. Perfectly baked & healthy recipe too!!! I'm so glad to find your delicious blog :)

  10. wow Soumya this looks very healthy and rick bread

  11. Love the texture of the bread, looks so soft, moist and perfectly baked quick bread. Super!!!Jayanthi(www.sizzlingveggies.com)

  12. Healthy bread, tempting on the whole...

  13. The bread looks perfect. Would love to have a slice :)

  14. Very healthy and delicious!! Thanks 4 linking to my event-

  15. The bread looks so delicious with healthy ingredients.

  16. Bread looks so appetizing and so healthy too..

  17. Sow ya u think we can use a substitute for wheat germ..would love to try these"

  18. your bread looks so soft and I love the combo of cranberries with almond :-)


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