Monday, January 24, 2011

Chocolate Nut Bread

Well at least something productive came out of my studio - the chocolate nut bread is delicious! What you probaby don't know about me is that I follow a way of eating that is referred to as "high raw". I went on my raw diet about 4 months ago, have lost weight and feel great. Most people would probably feel this type of diet is a bit extreme and that it would probably be boring, but it really isn't and I have to say that I am never hungry!

The recipe for the chocolate nut bread was from
Rawfully Tempting
and I did modify it slightly as I didn't have some of the ingredients and I forgot to add one of the ingredients.

Chocolate Nut Bread
1 cup almonds (soaked 6 -8 hours)
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut
3 dates, pitted and chopped
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 apple
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp cacao powder
2 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp ground flax seed (this is what I forgot)
water, as needed to mix
dash of cinnamon

Process all ingredients except cinnamon in food processor or high speed blender. Leave a little chunky. Using an offset spatula, spread the batter onto a non-stick dehydrator sheet about 1/8 - 1/4" thick. Dehydrate for 4 hours, flip onto mesh sheet, score with a dull knife, sprinkle with cinnamon, and dehydrate another 6-8 hours. (Don't let it dry out too much).

Cover and store in refrigerator for 2 days or freeze.

Try serving with a bit of nut butter.

Sorry I don't have the photo to post as I still haven't got a battery for my camera. If you go to the link above you can see a photo of it. This is so moreish and really good for you.

5 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Hi Brenda! that sounds good and Paleo friendly, which is what I'm doing these days :) Might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your visit :)

~*~Patty S said...

how tempting and tantalizing and healthy this sounds

thank you for sharing...yum!
oxo

Marilyn said...

You are fantastic to really cook this way. I just can't seem to give up certain things. I do love my Vitamix, so I may just try your recipe.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Brenda ~ had to share with you that I made Peanut Sauce with Veggies after visiting the Rawfully Tempting blog link you gave...Oh My it was SO delicious and a BIG hit. I will definitely make it again.
Thank you again for sharing that link.
oxo

Kerin said...

This sounds fantastic! Will definitely try it soon. : )

Thanks for the link also. I'm madly adding all these new subscriptions (including yours of course!) to my blog reader. So exciting!!!