Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oatmeal - Apple Raisin Walnut Eggless Bread

Know what you Eat - Apples are rich in antioxidants , fiber, flavonoids and help to maintain a heart-healthy diet. Flavonoids unique to apple - including phloridzin - are thought to play a potentially key role in the special ability of apples to support lung health. Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. In addition, walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties. . Oats are an excellent source of iron, dietary fiber and thiamin. Whole wheat is rich in dietary fiber and is good source of iron. Chia seeds are very good source of omega - 3, dietary fiber, antioxidants.

With Schools open, i prefer to prepare these kind of dishes and refrigerate, so that it is easier to pack lunch box in the morning. Spread a spoon of peanut butter and send along with a fruit for a healthy and wholesome lunch. Your ideas and suggestions on easy to prepare and wholesome lunch box ideas are welcome. Will really be helpful on crazy and hectic mornings. I saw this recipe in Chow.com. I halved it and made an eggless version, the original recipe uses 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda and Powder. When i baked it for the first time even though i knew it is on the higher side didn't change the measurement and could feel the strong presence of baking soda. The next time i baked halved both of them and doubled up the chia seeds and it was just fine.

Ingredients

Whole wheat Flour - 1 Cup
Old Fashioned rolled Oats - 1 Cup
Apple - 1
Butter Milk - 1 Cup
Raisins - 3/4 Cup
Walnuts - 1/4 Cup
Honey - 1/4 Cup
Baking Soda - 1 1/2 Teaspoons
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 Teaspoons
Chia Seeds - 2 Tablespoon(you can also use 2 tablespoon egg substitute or 2 tablespoon flaxseed )
Water - 6 Tablespoons
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp

Method

1) Soak Chia Seeds in 3 tablespoons of water and set it aside till it swells and a nice gel is formed.
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Combine Whole Wheat, Oats, Salt, Cinnamon powder, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, finely chopped walnuts, raisins and set them aside.

3) Wash, Core, peel and chop apple into very fine pieces and add it to the above mixture.

4) In a small blender, place the chia gel and blend finely for 2 minutes till you get a nice slurry egg substitute.

5) Add this Chia gel slurry to Wheat, Oat mixture and add the honey and buttermilk and combine thoroughly.

6) Generously grease a loaf pan and fill 3/4 full and bake for 30-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter on this enjoy as a whole some breakfast, pack for lunch for kids along with a fruit or enjoy as a evening snack.

Event Participation

1) This dish goes to Sunday Snacks - Snacks with Breads hosted by Priya.

2) This dish goes to Eggless Baking Event Using Oats hosted by Madhu.

35 comments:

Happy cook said...

This is a wonderfully delcious apple cake.

Shri said...

It looks so delicious...I wish I could have those:D Perfect:)

Parita said...

Hmm one healthy bread!

Prathibha said...

wow that bread looks so moist....healthy way of eating them

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh great info dear today I came to know abou one more egg substitute but i never seen this chia seeds let me fine then first. and bread looks too good yum.

Nithya said...

Delicious bread :)

Padma said...

Healthy and delicious bread... never have used chia seeds.. looks yumm

Sireesha said...

WOW bread looks fabulous and awesome...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

vey healthy...

Angie's Recipes said...

Apple, raisin and walnut are always great baked together. Your apple cake looks very yummy.

Angie's Recipes

chakhlere said...

wow!! Healthy and yummy bread.
Must have tasted grt.

lata raja said...

Drool worthy for CRAZY Sundays!

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Muskaan its yummy delicious dear !!

Vrinda said...

Delicious and healthy bread..looks so moist and yum...

Priya said...

Such a wonderful and healthy prefectly baked bread..Looks so soft and moist, thanks for sending to SS..

Ashwini said...

lovely presentation..cake looks delicious..

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow ! what a gorgeous cake. Wanna grab a piece from my monitor:)

Nandini said...

Oatmeal is my favorite! So exceptionally and nutritiously baked!

Preety said...

i love breads which have so many goodies in it and homemade too..

Priya Narasimhan said...

such a healthy quick bread, that too without oil or butter..awesome..getting tempted to try this.

Priti said...

Lovely bread...looks just yum

sangeeta said...

very healthy..
i'd love this with a tall glass of milk for my breakfast.

Nags said...

lovely bread!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an yum looking delectable bread....love the flavour of apple in the bread....

Pavithra said...

Wow they are looking so moist and delicious..Also healthy.. Hey laughed at ur comment seeing in my blog.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

how many varieties of bread/ crisps u make? am amazed..wat r these chia seeds?

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! so moist and soft, i loved it!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, really appreciate it. Subha, Chia seeds are native to South America and with so many health benefits. You can eat the raw seeds, make a gel and add to smoothies, add powdered chia to porridge and ofcourse use as a egg substitute. Pavithra, honestly i am learning to decorate with those simple food ingredients from you.

VS said...

Perfectly baked bread!

Shri said...

Love the texture of the cake.Loved the fact that there is no sugar..Fits perfectly into my diet plan:D:)

Shri said...

Love texture of the cake!Loved the fact that there is no sugar.Fits perfectly into my diet plan:D

Varunavi said...

bread looks so nice,will do it for the kids
thanx for the comment on my blog,today will take ur recipe and will do the khadi and will let u knew it :)

Suparna said...

hi DEAR,
The combination seems as healthy as always :) the bread looks perfect for breakfast :) thanks for the detailing in the recipe.Your blog is a treasure dear, kudos :)
TC

iRaw said...

Looks delicious!

Madhuram said...

That's definitely a wholesome bread Sadhana. I usually grate apples/pears while baking. So if using chopped apples will we biting into bits and pieces of the fruit? My son is peculiar in the sense, he loves to eat apples and pears raw in big pieces but does not like biting it in baked goods.

Thanks for sending it to the event.

 
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