Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pear Cinnamon Bread (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

This bread does not contain dairy or wheat.

I had all these pears sitting in my fridge and I had to do something with them before they went bad.  I figured it was time for some vegan bread since I haven't made some in a while.  Pears and cinnamon always pair nicely.  Add some ginger and cloves to the mix and the results are spectacular!

There is nothing like a warm slice of bread in the morning with some nut butter if you ask me.  When it comes to nut butters, I don't discriminate but I tend to gravitate towards sunflower seed butter or almond butter.  My kids helped me discover sunflower seed butter.  It's the only nut butter you can bring to school so I started buying it.  At first it tasted too bitter for me, but over time I have grown to love it.  We go through so much of it at my house!

Here are details for this recipe:

  • 1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill millet flour
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 2-3 pears
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 scoop Live Vegan Smart pea protein powder 
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 flax egg ( 2 tbsp ground flax seed+6 tbsp water)
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease the bottom of your muffin tray.  Stir the flaxseed with water and let it sit for about 10 minutes until it has a gel-like consistency.  In the meantime, peel the pears and puree in a blender until smooth.  You need 1/2 cup of pear puree.  Mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.  Add the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and apple cider vinegar last.  Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.  Allow cooling on a rack.  Freeze immediately or store in the fridge for a few days.

For a non-vegan version of this bread, you would use the following ingredients and follow the same procedure:
1.5 cups almond flour
1 cup mashed pears (about 3)
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup almond milk 
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves 

Here are the nutrition facts for this bread.  We have been enjoying two thin slices with nut butter for breakfast.  The kiddos seem to like it too which is so rewarding!  I love that it has some good protein for them but is low in sugar.  They are sweet enough!

This bread pairs great with a latte if you need an afternoon pick-me-up when you get home.  I love to have some home baked goods as a snack at the end of my day before tackling the evening list.

Do you enjoy baking bread at home too?  

Enjoy this super easy and flavorful bread!  Take a photo and share on Instagram using #peoniesandalatte to show us your creations.

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