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Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread, whole grain, fruit sweetened

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My dear husband loves chocolate whether it is, candy, cookies, ice cream, or you name it. I had not baked something specifically for him in a while and out of that, came this bread. While it has been challenging to develop and bake whole grain recipes, it has also been a lot of fun.

Plus, He really liked it, and I have been told that I can  should bake this Brownie Bread again. Pretty good, since this is whole grain and with no refined sugars! If you are looking for a whole grain dessert/snack quick bread, I hope you give this delicious loaf a try. I actually made two loaves of this bread, one with cherries and pecans and the other with pecans and cinnamon. Both are delicious!

Chocolate whole grain quick bread.
Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread

Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread
by the seat of my pants
350-degree oven

2 c whole wheat flour, we use pastry grind Spelt
1/4 dry cocoa
1 1/4 t salt
1 t baking soda

2 large or 3 small bananas
2 c whole pitted dates
2 eggs
1/3 c oil
1/3 c honey

1/4 c water
1 T vanilla

1 c chopped dried cherries
1 c chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine and mix well the flour, cocoa, salt, and soda. Set aside.

Cocoa Bread basics.
You may want to sift your cocoa powder. 

In the bowl of a food processor add the dates, bananas, oil and eggs. Begin processing, remove the center of the feed tube, add the honey. Process until smooth, mixture will be thick.

Pour date mixture over the flour mixture, add water and vanilla. Combine well leaving no dry pockets and mixing until mixture is smooth. Stir in cherries and pecans.

Whole grain quick bread for the freezer.

Pour into a 9X5 prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees 45-55 minutes or until done in your oven. Remove from oven, let rest in the pans, 10 minutes. Turn out to cool completely.

When cool wrap in parchment paper, store 24 hours before serving.


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  1. I do admire people who can make recipes up by the seat of their pants!! It's not a skill I have.

  2. I can see why this was a winner. My dad (another chocolate freak) would have loved this.

  3. Yum, chocolate! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I'm right there with your husband, I'm a chocoholic! Your brownie bread looks and sounds amazing!

  5. Who wouldn't just love a nice slice of this bread for dessert or a special treat, it looks amazing! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen


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