Healthy Strawberry Bread Recipe: Whole Wheat

This easy strawberry bread recipe is made with whole wheat flour.

It can be baked as muffins, as a loaf type bread or as I did it here in a sheet or bar pan.Healthy Strawberry Bread Recipe

No one will crinkle their nose up at this healthy strawberry bread!

Fresh Strawberry Bread Recipe

1 ½ cup buttermilk
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup + 2 Tbs grapeseed oil
3 tsp. Vanilla
3 eggs
¼ tsp salt
3 cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
2 cup (or more if you want) sliced strawberries
¾ cup granola and ¾ cup granola

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together buttermilk, salt, brown sugar, oil, vanilla and egg until smooth.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon in another bowl.
  4. Then combine the two until just until moistened – mixed but not over-mixed.
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  6. Gently fold in half of the berries and ¾ cup granola.
  7. Line baking sheet pan with parchment paper and pour in batter. Spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining berries and the other ¾  up granola.
  9. Bake 28 to 33 minutes (in a sheet pan) or until top springs back when touched in the center.

easy-strawberry-breadThis is a really quick throw-together recipe!

Make it in any sized pan you want with any type of fresh berries you would like.

It is a healthy alternative to the sticky-white-flour breakfast cake that everyone will LOVE!

<– This version of the same recipe was made with a (12 oz package) frozen mixed berries.

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    Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bun Recipe

    This cinnamon bun recipe makeover was submitted to me by Noxy Commanda Stevens saying: Any suggestions on making a healthy version of this recipe? Looks so scrumptious!

    It took me almost a year to do the makeover but did recently and they ARE YUMMY!

    Why Is This Cinnamon Bun Recipe Healthy?

    • It is made with 100% whole wheat flour. You could buy whole wheat pastry flour for a bit more tender result but I just used regular whole wheat flour and sifted it well using a fine strainer. Whole wheat has fiber and more nutrients than white flour. This does not mean this is health food but everyone (including diabetics) benefit from more fiber.
    • The butter was totally replaced by coconut oil. Coconut oil is a good replacement for butter. It has that rich mouth feel that butter has and in this case you cannot tell the difference.  Coconut oil boosts your immune system and is good for blood sugar control which is another reason for this to be a better cinnamon bun recipe for diabetics. It also has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and increase the good cholesterol in the blood.

    Healthy Whole Wheat 30 Minute Cinnamon Buns

    These healthy whole wheat cinnamon buns taste as good as the ‘bad for you cinnamon buns’! I ate the whole batch myself over the course of 4 days.

    cinnamon bun recipe

    (Preheat oven to 375 degrees)
    1 ½ cups plus 1 Tbs. whole wheat flour – sifted
    1 ½ tsp brown sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1 Tbs. melted coconut oil for brushing
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    2 Tbs coconut oil – melted
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp nutmeg
    ¼ cup walnuts and/or raisins

    Vanilla Icing:
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    1 Tbs. milk
    ½ tsp vanilla extract

      Make The Dough

    1. Sift 1 ½ cups plus 1 Tbs. whole wheat flour and put into a bowl.
    2. Add brown sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in the buttermilk until a dough ball forms.
    3. Turn out onto parchment paper with a light flour floured surface. Knead gently for a minute.
    4. Roll the dough into an a rectangle about 1/4” inch thick and even up the sides. (Extra flour may be needed.)
    5. Brush the surface with melted coconut oil.
    6. Make The Filling

    7. Combine 2 Tbs coconut oil with the brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    8. Smear the mixture over the dough.
    9. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins.
    10. Roll into a tight log and pinch ends shut a bit then brush with coconut oil.
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      Bake Your Buns

    12. Now you can either cut them into 12 and put into a muffin pan lined with paper then bake for 20 minutes or till done OR you can bake it as a log which takes a bit longer in the oven then slice after baking. (Actually, I like this way better.)
    13. When done, cool slightly and cut into 12 cinnamon buns.
    14. Ice Your Buns

    15. To make the icing mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.
    16. Drizzle on finished buns.

    I demonstrated this cinnamon bun recipe in front of a live audience at a recent cooking class and everyone LOVED them and expressed their surprise.

    They are definitely fun, fast and healthy cinnamon buns.

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      Vegan Fruit Tart – Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

      One reason that people believe gluten free is harder to cook is because they take recipes that were made with gluten-based products or flours and substitute non-gluten flours and expect them to perform the same.

      When considering gluten free recipes or recipe conversions, think outside of the box and look for a totally different alternative.

      Gluten Free Recipes

      When you try to convert a wheat-based pie crust recipe to a gluten free recipe you are making the process extremely difficult. Let’s say you have a wheat flour-based tartlet shell recipe. Most of the gluten free flour alternatives will not perform the same, so substitution would not work.

      • Almond flour is a ground nut.
      • Soy flour is a ground dry legume.

      Why would you expect it to perform like a grain?

      Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

      gluten free recipes[pinit count="horizontal"]This gluten free crust recipe can be used for a full size pie or for a tartlet as in this case. It is totally different than a regular pie crust but is simple, fast and healthy!

      Actually, it is very similar to the recipe I use for power bars (balls). It is also vegan.

      Vegan Almond Tartlets

      For this vegan almond tartlet you need slivered almonds and dates in a 1:2 ratio.

      1 part almonds and 2 parts dates. This is not a scientific recipe that needs to be exact. Play it by feel as you combine the ingredients in the food processor until you get a compressible mixture that forms a ball when squeezed.

      1. In food processor, process almonds till consistency of bread crumbs.
      2. Add dates and combine until they compress when squeezed.
      3. Shape into tartlets and refrigerate.

      Filling:  Toss your favorite fruit with a little bit of lemon zest and all-fruit jam.

      Gluten Free Recipes

      While this is not a traditional pie crust it could very easily be shaped into a full size no-bake pie crust, then filled with a pudding and pie filling or a glazed fruit filling.

      If you want a more traditional flaky gluten free pie crust recipe for a baked pie, then use a gluten free grain such as brown rice, amaranth, millet, oats, or pure buckwheat. This gluten free pie crust recipe has great flavor and can be used to actually bake a pie in.

      When considering gluten free recipes it is often easier to think outside the box and create a whole new recipe, rather than converting a wheat- or grain-based one that is dependent on the gluten for the outcome!

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