Monday, 4 April 2016

Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free) Paleo, GAPS Option

I found out my 7 yo has been trading his food for treats at school. I couldn't work out why his behaviour seemed off and his skin looked terrible so I asked his friends and could not believe he has been trading his crispy home made bacon for treats! I know the bacon is good (check out the recipe here) and he always asked for extra to 'share'. I didn't know whether to be angry or pleased, I was a little bit of both. It made me realise I should make a few more clean treats so he didn't feel like he was missing out. That's where this grain free, nut free and dairy free Raisin bread comes in. 

Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free) - Great for school snack packs
I'm really pleased with how this raisin bread turned out. It's more cake-y than bread-y but being grain free, nut free and tasting this good, it's definitely a success when all three kids devour it. I based this recipe off my banana bread recipe (see here) except this contains sweet potato instead of bananas. You could easily slice and freeze this raisin bread and lightly toast it for breakfast in the mornings or store it in a container in the fridge for 3-4 days. This loaf lasts us only 2 days so I just leave it out on the counter. 

Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
great for breakfast, lightly toasted and slathered with real butter or ghee if you can have it

Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free) Paleo, GAPS Option

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Makes 1 loaf

You will need:
  • 200gm cooked & peeled sweet potato 
  • 4 eggs (organic pastured if possible) or 4 flax eggs (see method below)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (buy on iherb or amazon
  • 1/2 cup flax meal or almond meal (if nuts allowed, buy on iHerb or Amazon) (choose either extra flax or almond meal for Vegan version, this is in addition to flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (buy on iherb or amazon) (For Vegan 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup honey (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1/4 cup tapioca (leave out for GAPS)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (I always use ceylon for better taste and health benefits)
  • 1/2 tsp bi-carbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar  (buy on amazon)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (buy on iherb or amazon)

Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 160c degrees (350f)
  • Grease and line a loaf pan with butter and baking paper so the sides over hang the long side a little 
  • Steam the sweet potato (about 20 minutes depending on how thick the sweet potato is) and allow to cool slightly, peel and place in food processor
  • Pulse until even mashed
  • Add all the ingredients EXCEPT raisins into the food processor
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Add all ingredients except raisins to food processor and pulse until mixed evenly
  • Pulse until all ingredients are mixed together evenly
  • Add raisins and pulse gently, not completely as you want to keep some raisins whole
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Add raisins and pulse lightly, not too much as you want to keep some raisins whole
  • Spoon into lined loaf pan and even out the surface
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Spoon into loaf pan and even out the surface, bake on middle rack for 45-50 minutes
  • Place in middle rack for 50 minutes (you may need another 5-10 minutes depending on the version you have made and your oven)
  • The raisin bread is ready when an inserted skewer comes out clean (no wet clumpy bits)
  • Allow to cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes
  • Gently loosen the short ends of the loaf, then lift the loaf out with the overhanging baking paper
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the loaf pan, then gently loosen the short ends and lift out holding the baking paper
  • Allow to cool slightly on rack before slicing
  • Once completely cooled store in air tight container, or slice and freeze
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Allow to cool before slicing - if you can wait..
  • Serve lightly toasted with butter, ghee or just on it's own
  • Great for school lunch packs too!
Raisin Bread (Dairy Free, Nut Free and Grain Free)
Slice and freeze the loaf for a quick wholesome breakfast during the week

Hope you enjoy!

May xx

Love, create, explore and inspire <3

2 comments:

  1. MayLy ~ this is a must make for me! I have all ingredients and excited to try this asap! Love the fact that, as you said.. Toss it all in, and bake. Sounds yummy and easy too!!

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    1. Thanks so much Carol! I hope you like it xx

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