This is a time of year when lots of us bring out our favorite recipes and get to baking – cookies, pies and breads. A wonderful thing to do is to bake a favorite treat to take to friends, neighbors or the office group. Most everyone appreciates a gift of home-baked goodness, and it’s a thoughtful way to remember someone during the holiday season. With the abundance of rich baked goods around at this time of year, I think it’s great to bake something that’s not only delicious but healthy as well.
I love the aroma of bread baking. This bread smells wonderful as it bakes and is filled with health benefits from protein and whole-grain carbohydrates. Try it and let me know what you think!
Whole Wheat Loaf
2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt or salt substitute
Pinch of cinnamon
Sift above ingredients together into a bowl and add:
1/2 cup molasses or raw honey
1/4 cup unsaturated oil
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or cashews
1 T. grated orange rind
Stir everything together. Pour into a loaf pan and let stand for 20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.