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#WhatscookinWednesday Paleo Fruit and Nut Bread is baking and you are gonna love it!  This paleo fruit and nut bread is not only delicious it’s filled with all the goods, made with a base of almond meal, smashed banana, a couple of eggs, a dab of coconut oil, chopped dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.  Its a bread with everything but the kitchen sink and best of all… it’s delicious.   Have a dessert, snack or for breakfast.

Use up all of those extra dried fruits and nuts you’ve got stored up in the pantry.   Enjoy this healthy way to start the day, for a breakfast that lasts!  Use pretty much any nut or seed that you have on hand.   For the fruit, you can use any kind of dried fruit such as cherries, figs, cranberries, dates, pineapple, strawberry, raisins and blueberries.  For the nuts, I used almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and hazelnuts.  You can also throw in some flax seed and psyllium husks.  Enjoy this tasty work of art!

Try it toasted with some butter!

Enjoy!

The Lowdown

YIELDS:  12 servings       CALORIES:  397.89        FAT:  27.38      CARBS:  34.18       PROTEIN:  10.51

The Groceries

  • 2 ripe bananas pureed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flax seeds (whole)
  • 2 Tbsp psyllium husks (ground)
  • 2 cups roughly chopped nuts (I used almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and hazelnuts.)
  • 2 cups rough chopped dried fruits (I used apricots, figs, cranberries, dates, pineapple, and blueberries.)

The Execution

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C) and place a rack in the middle.
  2. Lightly spray a standard loaf pan. I like to line it with a sheet of parchment so I can lift the bread out for slicing.
  3. Mash the two bananas really well. I actually did this in my small food processor to get a smooth result. Put them into a large mixing bowl and whisk in the eggs and coconut oil really well.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt and psyllium husks blend well.
  5. Fold in the fruits, nuts, and seeds and blend until everything is well distributed.
  6. Turn into the loaf pan and spread out the dough evenly, and into the corners.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until starting to turn golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. This bread does not rise, so it will still be flat. The exact cooking time will depend somewhat on the exact dimensions of your loaf pan, as even ‘standard’ ones can vary.
  8. Let the bread cool completely before slicing. I like to wrap it well and refrigerate overnight before slicing, but that’s optional.

 

You can thank me by bringing me some!

Len Benoit here and I’m the owner/trainer at Fit 1 Bootcamp in Etobicoke.  I didn’t invent this delicious #Whatcookinwednesdat Paleo Fuit and Nut Bread recipe I spied it on theviewfromthegreatisland.com, but I will enjoy it right along with the rest of you. If you liked this one then there are a lot of delicious recipes just right for your paleo challenge journey.  Check them out.   If you are looking for Fitness gyms in Etobicoke or Toronto and want more information about my Women’s Only Bootcamp, Co-Ed Bootcamp, Kids Fitness Program, or Personal Training classes, give me a call at 647-776-7776 or visit the website at www.fit1bootcamp.com.  Come in for a FREE 7-Day Trial membership if you are friends with one of our members, if not, head on over to the website to learn more about our Fitness Programs and our FREE mini-session and find out why our Fitness Gym is right for you!