It was a rainy day yesterday and I was looking to make use of that whole wheat flour I never seem to try. I thought it would be fun to make some bread. Simple bread, nothing complicated. I have more than my share of cookbooks so I perused a few and found nothing I liked until I came upon this recipe: Grape Nuts Bread. Really? No whole wheat in it, but I just bought a box of Grape Nuts after seeing it on the shelf last week.
Seems to be a fairly safe milk. I did a little research. Seems almond and coconut milk are okay if you’re following the Paleo Diet. I always say if it’s good enough for cavemen, it’s good enough for me. It’s a blend of almonds and coconuts and it has 50% more calcium than regular milk. At least that what the people at Blue Diamond Almonds say.
Okay, on to the recipe! I found it in this wonderful cookbook I picked up in Valle Crucis, North Carolina a couple of years ago.
Once again, it’s a recipe shared from someone’s family. I trust those recipes. Thanks, Kitty.
First, pour a cup of grape nuts and two cups of buttermilk into a small bowl and let it sit for 20 minutes. It will look like this:
While that sits for 20 minutes, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, measure the sugar and and beat the eggs.
Get the dry ingredients together in a separate, bigger bowl. I flipped this from the recipe.
Pour the egg and sugar over the buttermilk and grape nuts. I’m showing off that metallic nail polish my 13-year old gave to me for Christmas.
Mix it up until blended evenly. Pour it into the flour mixture. I made a well. I have a thing for wells.
Mix it all up. I had to add a little more buttermilk so that it could “pour” into the pans, as the recipe suggests. I didn’t really pour it in, but it was wet and looked like this:
Let it cook for about 40 minutes. Here’s how it looks out of the oven:
What I love most about this bread is the subtle nuttiness and sweetness. It’s not exactly sweet like banana bread, and it’s not exactly salty. It has just a touch of sweetness, which I prefer. My daughters love it. My husband loves it. My son says the only thing wrong with it are the grape nuts. I told him that’s kind of the whole idea of the bread. But, hey “sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don’t.”
I like it with butter.
I like it with jam.
But I will not try it with Green Eggs and Ham!
Sorry. It just comes out.
I might throw in a 1/4 cup of flax seed next time.
I’ve been putting this in my banana bread and the kids eat it up. Costs about $2.99 at Food Lion.
Next week’s recipe: That banana bread with the ground flax seed.
I found this old Almond Joy/Mounds commercial on youtube. Do you remember this?