Friday, July 27, 2012

Gluten Free Cranberry Oat Loaf Bread

I once made this bread for the local Fair and took home 1st prize of lots of honey!  It is moist and delicious and now that we strive to be more gluten free, I adapted it to gluten free.

GF Cranberry Oat Loaf Bread

3/4 cup honey
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk (could actually omit this for dairy free)
2 1/2 cups flour (GF store bought mix, or a mixture of rice flours, etc worked for me.  I didn't get fancy with it)
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup chopped nuts (also optional, but really make this bread great)

Combine honey, oil, eggs and milk in large bowl and mix well.
Combine dry ingredients in another bowl and then add to the wet ingredients.
Fold in the cranberries and nuts.
Spoon into 2 greased loaf pans and bake at 350F for 50+ minutes.
Cool in pans for about 15 minutes and remove to eat!

*** This loaf is very moist, so that's why nuts are a nice addition, you could probably reduce some of the honey as well.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

God's bounty from the garden

Oh how I love this time of year when I can head out to the garden and come back with a meal for the family!  Everything is growing so big, so quickly that I am a little behind!

Enjoying eating what we can and trying not to worry about the rest too much.

My first pick from our strawberries!  Slightly more than an ice cream pail full!  WOW!  I'm busy cutting off all the strawberry runners so they will put energy into berries and not plants.  They are nothing like store bought berries I tell ya ~ so RED RED all the way through and JUICY too... even the girls were talking about that.

On a side note, I'm going to teach my teenager how to upload photos to photobucket so we can then upload them to blogger.  Then maybe I can do some catch up of our holiday, etc.  Right now it seems like I don't even have time to do anything properly ~ oh right, I still have rhubarb on the counter!  off I go ~