A delicious, grain free, bread that will have your family coming back to the breakfast table in the mornings.
This breakfast bread is packed with protein plus antioxidant rich cherries and dark chocolate, it’s about to become your new favorite breakfast.
Let’s break it down, shall we?
Cherries, aside from their festive red coloring (hello holiday season) boast a whole lot of great nutritional benefits.
Anthocyanin is what gives cherries their deep, rich color and is the flavonoid is responsible for things like reducing inflammation aiding in pain relief. It's ability to lower blood sugar levels is exceptionally beneficial in the treatment and reduction of type 2 diabetes. So yeah, I like cherries.
As for almonds, we all know they're rich in protein but they also pack lots of healthy fats, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E. Just like cherries, almonds help to lower blood sugar levels, and have been shown to reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. And if you're looking to snack, almonds are a great snack to tide you over until your next meal.
Cardamom, like cinnamon is packed with phytonutrients, especially manganese. Manganese is a trace mineral that helps the body form connective tissue, bones and sex hormones. It’s also critical for brain function and plays a role in carb and fat metabolism, plus it aids in calcium absorption and the regulation of blood sugar. Cardamom has also been shown to help with the natural treatment of cancer and diabetes.
So now that we know some of the nutritional benefits that come along with these powerful ingredients, let’s put them to good use!
Here’s a simple recipe for an oh-so-delicous Chocolate Chip Cherry and Cardamom Breakfast Bread
Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cardamom Bread
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/3 cup xylitol or granulated sweetener
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
3 organic, free range eggs*
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen dark cherries
*use three flax eggs for vegan version, note that it may not rise as well.
Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease and bread pan with coconut oil.
Combine your dry ingredients. Then crack in your eggs and lemon juice and combine. Fold in cherries and chocolate chips.
Scoop batter into the bread pan and bake 35-45 minutes (depending on your specific oven).
Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan. Then slice and enjoy!