Let’s be honest. Nobody really needs more bread recipes. We all struggle to cut down on carbs and empty calories. But what if we make breads with benefits by including the nutrients of FoodTrients? You can always add ingredients that bring nutritional value such as wheat germ, nuts, whole wheat flour, etc.
Fall is a great season for healthy vegetables that can be used to create delicious breads. Vegetables such as zucchini, butternut squash, honeynut squash, persimmons, and pumpkins are featured ingredients on our website this month. These recipes really celebrate the season while providing more wholesome nutrition than those seductive breads with lots of sugar and saturated fat. They are forgiving, so you can customize them a bit.
So let’s get baking! To see the rest of fall bread recipes, click here: We’re Falling for These Seasonal Breads – FoodTrients
Try this healthy yet delicious fall bread recipe perfect for the holidays:
Tipsy Persimmon Bread
Makes two 9-inch x 5-inch loaves
Persimmons are a stunning deep orange fruit available in the fall when your neighbor’s decorative tree explodes with the fruit. There are two types of persimmons: the Japanese Hachiya, which is large and round with an elongated tip. The Fuyu is smaller and can look like a tomato. The Hachiya is soft to the touch when ripe and the flesh is smooth and creamy with a tangy-sweet flavor. If not completely ripe, the flesh is very astringent and mouth puckering. The Fuyu, on the other hand, is firm even when ripe and the flesh is sweet and not at all astringent. Persimmons contain a good amount of Vitamins A and C. Pecans have a higher number of strong antioxidants, more fiber, and more monounsaturated fat versus polyunsaturated fat. They are also higher in vitamin E. On the other hand, walnuts are the best go-to nut for Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and Vitamin B. Walnuts also have more protein and polyunsaturated fat.
The addition of bourbon or Cognac contributes to the tipsy state of this bread.
3 ½ cups sifted white whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cardamom
2 to 2 ½ cups sugar
1 cup (8 oz.) melted unsalted butter, cooled to room temperature
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
⅔ cup bourbon or Cognac
2 cups persimmon puree (from about 4 squishy-soft Hachiya persimmons)
2 cups walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped
2 cups raisins, or diced dried fruits (such as apricots, cranberries, or dates)
1. Generously butter two 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper or dust with flour and tap out any excess.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
3. Sift the flour, sea salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cardamom, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
4. Make a well in the center then stir in the butter, eggs, liquor, persimmon puree, then the nuts and raisins.
5. Pour the batter into the baking pans.
6. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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Recipe reprinted with permission of FoodTrients.com.
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