Harvest bread

This is kind of embarrassing figuring I’ve been baking since I was a child, but I have never baked bread before. Like, a real loaf of actual bread. Just banana bread, and variations of that.

Since starting my healthier lifestyle, I have cut bread out of my diet except on cheat days. Then I realized I could make bread, and alter the recipe for my dietary wants and needs.

Enter: proteinpow

This website is loaded with recipes – just search for something you want to eat, and it will automatically return a bunch of lower-carb, lower-sugar, and higher protein versions of how to make that particular food.

Now, I’ll admit, I didn’t get this exact recipe from protein pow. However, I did browse other recipes on the site to get ideas for which ingredients I should be swapping out. This isn’t completely sugar-free or low-carb, but it is a healthier version of wheat bread that is loaded with cranberries and seeds with just a hint of pumpkin.

HARVEST BREAD

What you need:

3 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3 cups coconut sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 eggs

1/2 cup melted coconut oil

1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree

2 cups of fresh cranberries

1/2 cup of shelled sunflower seeds

Sift all of your dry ingredients together into a big bowl, except the seeds and berries.

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In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, and coconut oil.

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Slowly add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients, and combine until just mixed.

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Next, stir in your cranberries and seeds.

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Make sure everything is combined and there are no lumps of flour.

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Spread your dough into two greased 9″x5″ loaf pans.

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Bake in a 350 degree F oven for around 65-75 minutes. The bread will be done when a knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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Wait for your bread to cool, then slice it up and enjoy! I recommend keeping it in the fridge, it tastes great cold (unless you want to use it for toast, because that’s great too!)

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HAPPY EATING!

<3 LB

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