Memorial Day weekend is almost here! I always get excited when Summer is just around the corner. I start thinking about fun summery food. I love the 4th of July, hanging out with family and friends, picnics, the kids twirling around with sparklers waiting for the fireworks to start, parades, barbecues, happy laughter, and lots of outdoor time. This bread is not only yummy, it is fun and just right for a picnic in the Summer. I am serving this at a cookout over Memorial Day. It keeps well in the refrigerator, so it can be made in advance leaving you more time to play outside! It would also be very delicious and pretty topped with some fresh berries and coconut milk whipped cream if you want to dress it up more. But it is pretty just by itself, and it is soft and yummy.
2 Cups Super Fine Almond Flour
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of Pure Stevia Leaf (optional, I use one that contains just Stevia Leaf here.)
1/4 Cup Organic Palm Shortening (I like Spectrum) or Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Clear Honey
1 1/2 teaspoon SCD Legal Vanilla Extract (just vanilla and alcohol in the ingredients)
1/4 teaspoon SCD Legal Lemon Extract (optional)
1/2 Cup Diced Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Preheat Oven 350 degrees. Lightly grease a medium loaf pan, then line it with parchment paper.
Mix together Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Baking Soda and Salt and a pinch of nutmeg and the cinnamon.
In a separate bowl whisk eggs, then add the clear honey, melted palm shortening and the rest of ingredients up to the fresh berries. Add the wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Gently fold in the berries so you don’t start getting swirls of the berry in your batter (Red, White and Blue).
Pour batter into the loaf pan, smooth the top, and bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for ten minutes, then remove loaf from the pan and cool completely. Serve warm or wrap tightly and refrigerate. It is good warm from the oven, (but give it an hour to cool before cutting) and also cold from the fridge is delightful on a warm day. Store in the refrigerator. You can eat this bread anytime of day. My daughters love it for breakfast!
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