Before I get to the good stuff I want to introduce you to the newest member of my family…
How cute is he???
I’m loving having a puppy in my life and can’t wait to be able to take him on some nice long walks, especially since it’s starting to heat up outside. It smells like Summer today at long last.
Looking after a puppy is so time consuming, it’s like having a baby. I’ve never had such responsibility in my life but I’m loving it.
Let me know if you have a puppy in the comments below… and any training tips are welcome. There are so many ways to do it, it’s hard to know which one to use!
Anyway, let’s get this post back on track…
I love to create new recipes especially when it comes to making recipes of the ‘treat’ variety. This is the main thing I missed during my whole30 phase as you’re not allowed to make any ‘paleo-ified’ junk food (such as my favourite breakfast pancakes). This is because the whole 30 is all about breaking our addiction to sugar and post whole 30 being able to control our cravings (I personally believe that they never truly go away – and why would we want them to?).
During my whole 30 I couldn’t resist making lists and coming up with recipe ideas… needless to say I have a long list of things I want to attempt to make soon.
The first thing I decided to make was a Cinnamon, raisin & walnut bread; the perfect swap for hot cross buns over the Easter period.
You can eat this bread for breakfast, brunch or as a little sweet treat. I’ve had it with Almond Butter and with fruit and a side of eggs. It’s quite simple to make and no crazy ingredients – if you are anything like me recipes with too many or hard to get hold of ingredients just put me off instantly – so you have no excuses not to try it.
I put half the loaf in the freezer to stop me eating it everyday and handed out the other half to my friends and family who absolutely LOVED it! My friend Steph who doesn’t eat Paleo at all said…
‘I would have eaten the whole thing to myself, and I’m not even a fan of walnuts but I loved it honestly. My stomach goes pretty bloated after eating bread or cake and this hasn’t made me feel like that at all’
So if that’s not motivation for you all to get in the kitchen and try it, I don’t know what is!
To make the bread you will need…
- 1.5 Cups Almond Flour (this is just Ground Almonds in the UK)
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 5 eggs
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Butter
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch Salt
- 1/3 Cup Raisins
- 1/3 Cup Walnuts
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another. Lightly beat the wet ingredients before adding to the dry and thoroughly mixing with a wooden spoon.
Put into a greased baking tin and pop into a preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) for 30-35minutes – make sure you keep an eye on it. It will be ready when you can stick a knife in the centre and it comes out clean.
Hope you enjoy! If you make any of my recipes please comment below or you can tag your pictures @mybigfitdiary_ on Instagram
Hope you all have a lovely Easter break.
I’m excited for my four day weekend – even though it’s mainly going to be spent indoors puppy training… means more recipes being created for you though! Banana bread is on the agenda today. Wish me luck!