This post is participating in The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursday.
This cinnamon raisin bread recipe brings back memories. It’s full of flavor, packed with nutrition and won’t send your blood sugar sky high after eating it, like most commercial cinnamon raisin breads. Enjoy at breakfast for it’s high protein content, or place a small slice alongside a light meal at dinner. Toast in the toaster oven and spread a little organic butter on top. A very nourishing, yeast free bread.
Although the carbohydrates in the raisins boost the sugar content up a bit, know that the fats in the coconut oil (or butter), the fiber in the flours and the protein in the eggs all help lower the overall glycemic index of the bread, lowering the effect it will have on your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon in this bread also acts as a blood sugar regulator.
This bread was made in a 4x3x2 mini loaf pan, perfect for cutting out into small pieces to go alongside an evening meal. You can certainly double this recipe if you are making it in a larger loaf pan. Feel free to experiment with more eggs and less almond milk if you like, to bring up the protein. Also, this bread is quite crusty and hard on the outside, which is something I really like.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe
1/4 cup coconut flour
3 TBSP. Flax Meal
2 TBSP. Garbanzo Bean flour
1 TBSP. Quinoa flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder, aluminum free
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp. stevia extract powder
1/4 cup xylitol, or coconut sugar OR 2 TBSP. honey (will bring the carbs up)
1/3 cup raisins
Sift the flours, baking powder, cinnamon and stevia together in a medium bowl. Mix in the salt and xylitol.
In another larger bowl, beat eggs and slowly add the almond milk. Stir in the melted oil or butter. Add the flour mixture while mixing. Blend well with an electric mixer to make a smooth and pourable batter. Stir in raisins.
In a greased 4x3x2″ loaf pan, pour batter evenly. Bake on 400 degrees F for around an hour, or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cut into 6-8 small slices.
Nutrition Information (per 1/8th):
Carbohydrate: 9.8 grams Fiber: 3 grams Net Carbohydrate: 6.8 grams Protein: 3.5 grams Fat: 6 grams
This recipe is also a part of The Whole Gang‘s recipe carnival!