This three-grain almond bread, more a quick bread, reminds me of coconut sweet bread. When I first got this recipe, I felt I had to try it, but I did not expect the delicious results I got. The thing about it it that it does not contain any sugar – and you actually don’t miss the the sugar. The sweetness in it is natural, from the raisins.
The Three Grains in this Bread
The three grains in this bread is wheat flour, oatmeal and cornmeal. These whole grains make this three grain bread a healthy option, especially when compared to the commercialized white breads. This way you end up eating less refined carbohydrates and include more whole-grain in your diet Whole grains are a great source of fiber and a number of nutrients such as selenium, potassium and magnesium.
Three-Grain Almond Bread Recipe
So here is three grain almond bread. Simple and natural; Enjoy!…
1 cup flour (combine 1/4 cup wheat flour and 3/4 cup all purpose flour)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup yellow corn meal
1 cup + 3 tbsp low-fat milk
1 1/4 cup minced raisins
2/3 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup almond powder
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/2 tsp almond essence
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Note: There are basically three types of oats available in the supermarket. Steel cut oats, rolled oats, and quick or instant oats. Quick and instant oats (as the name implies) cook the fastest. In this recipe we used Country Harvest Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.
Combine flour, oats, cornmeal, dry milk, sugar, almond powder, baking powder and salt.
Note: We couldn’t find almond powder so we just placed almonds in a food chopper until it was ground fine.
Mix in the raisins.
Cut in the butter until mixture consists of small particles.
Beat egg and milk together and pour into flour mixture.
Stir well and …
… pour into a greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 mins or until done.
Remove from pan after 10 minutes.
Well that’s it for our wholesome three-grain almond bread; more to come.
Ah gone 🙂