Paleo Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bread ~ this amazing chunky quick bread is grain free, and dairy free, with no added sugar. It's also an ingenious way to use up all the random dried fruit and nuts in your cupboards.
2cupsassorted chopped dried fruitssee notes in the post, above
1/4cupmelted coconut oil
1/2cupunsweetened apple butter
Set oven to 350F
Spray a standard loaf pan with cooking spray and line with a sheet of parchment paper with long ends. This is so you can easily lift the bread out of the pan.
In a large bowl whisk the eggs, coconut oil, and apple butter. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Fold in the fruits and nuts, and mix until everything is well combined.
Turn the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth out the top.
Lay a piece of foil loosely over the top of the pan to prevent too much browning and bake for an hour, or until the top looks dry and is just beginning to crack, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry. I usually remove the foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Cool for 15 minutes, then lift the bread out carefully with the parchment paper 'wings' to cool on a rack.
Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight. Then slice with a sharp serrated bread knife.
Trader Joe's sells a hazelnut flour (or meal) that will work in this paleo bread.
I didn't add anything in the way of flavorings, but you could use some vanilla or almond extract, or some warm Fall spices.
I plan to try pumpkin puree in place of the apple butter next time.