Hello there readers! It's been a while. I have to be honest - since having the baby I haven't had a whole lot of mental energy for the kitchen. It used to be that I'd walk around dreaming up recipes to post on here. Now I mostly walk around looking for coffee. I eat at my kitchen counter. I have waaaaay too many cookies in my diet. Smoothies and salads are all but absent from my world. I'm busy. I'm breastfeeding. I'm mesmerized by the new little boy in my life. My jeans are tight and I can't believe that most of the things in my closet used to fit MY body, but I'm happy. Happy and extremely fortunate. Grateful. Now, with spring finally coming to Montreal, I'm feeling inspired to start cleaning up my diet again.
I need baked goods in my life. This is a fact. If I don't bake healthy things, I will stuff my face with cookies. Not healthy cookies, cookies that my
evil husband brings home from the drug store because he, like me, is a cookie pig. So here we go - Apple Flax Bread. Step one towards edging out chocolate chunk cookies and getting back into my jeans. Also; dang tasty. I hope you like it. It's very low in sugar. If you prefer a sweeter bread, double the sugar, or add a few tablespoons of maple syrup.
1/4 cup ground flax
2/3 cup soy milk
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup grape seed oil, or other neutral vegetable oil
2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9X5 pan
- In a medium bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients
- Pour the dry into the wet and mix just until combined. Fold in walnuts.
- Dump into prepared pan and bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!