The transition to whole grain baking has been fun as well as delicious. This simple nut bread is another quick bread we will enjoy time and time again. Delicious plain or you may offer Honeyed Cream Cheese to serve as dessert.
|Simple Nut Bread|
Simple Nut Bread
by the seat of my pants
1 large pear, cored, but no need to peel
2 c whole pitted dates
1/3 c water - divided
1/3 c oil
1 T vanilla
2 c whole wheat flour - we prefer pastry grind Spelt
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 - 2 c chopped walnuts - use as many chopped nuts as your family enjoys
|Fruit sweetens this loaf of Simple Nut Bread|
Place the pear and dates in the bowl of a food processor, add half of the water. Begin processing (use "pulse" action if dates seem to be clumping together). When the mass appears to be moving, add rest of the water and process until a paste begins to form. Add oil, process until combined well.
Add eggs, continue processing until mixture is a pudding-like consistency.
In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and soda. Whisk to combine, add the fruit mixture. Stir together until there are no dry pockets or wet pockets of ingredients in the mixing bowl.
Stir in the chopped walnuts.
Scoop batter into a 9X5 inch loaf pan, bake 45-50 minutes or until done in your oven. Let rest in the pan 10 minutes to cool slightly, turn out on a rack or cotton towel to cool completely. Wrap in parchment paper and store overnight before cutting.
|Simple and Delicious Nut Bread|
4 oz cream cheese
2 T honey
Combine until smooth, offer on a platter with slices of Simple Nut Bread.
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