If anything feels like the holidays to me, it’s a piece of warm cranberry walnut bread smothered in butter. This has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember, so I am excited to have a nutrient dense version of it that my tummy likes!
When I originally went down the rabbit hole of ‘clean eating,’ I totally vilified bread and cut it out of my diet. It was a ‘no’ food because it was too high in carbohydrates and didn’t serve a ‘purpose.’ Needless to say, I have come a long way since putting food in boxes of healthy and unhealthy, finding balance with all foods.
While I do consider this Cranberry Walnut Bread recipe to be full of healthful ingredients, feel free to enjoy any GD bread that you want! I feel my best when consuming whole grain foods that have more nutrient dense properties, so those are the recipes I choose to create. However, if someone made some dank ass cranberry walnut bread full of white flour and sugar and I wanted a piece, I sure as hell would have it…and I hope you would too!
Pardon me for getting on a soapbox, but I think it is extremely important to take away the dogmatic viewpoints that can occur in the health and wellness world. BUT let’s get onto the GD recipe because it’s delicious and that is what you are all actually here for!Print
Gluten Free Cranberry Walnut Blender Bread
1 cup GF old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 medium sized apples, chopped
1 orange (juice and zest)
2/3 cup walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
*If you like a sweeter bread, add in 1/2 cup coconut sugar.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place all ingredients into a blender (except for 2/3 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup dried cranberries)and blend until smooth!
Stir in chopped walnuts and cranberries.
Optional: top with walnuts, oats, 1 T maple syrup, and sea salt.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out smoothly.
Alternatively, you can blend dry ingredients together, place in a bowl.
Then blend wet ingredients together and fold into the dry ingredients.