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Friday, February 3, 2012

Jiffy Cinnamon Raisin Bread (GF)

Bread out of the microwave oven and sliced

Bread immediately flipped to dry out the underside a bit

Bread quadrant sliced in half horizontally to make 2 slices.  See the raisins snipped in half?  Doing that ensures that they are spread more evenly in the bread.  

One slice toasted on a large dinner plate; toasts well as you can see.

Toasted with cinnamon butter. Deelicious!

Bread buttered and served with Strawberry jam. 

This bread is very reminiscent of the real thing.  It is soft, flavorful and bread-like.  In addition, it toasts very well.  It is wonderful spread with Cinnamon Butter, page___.   I found this bread to be a little too good and, therefore, I had portion control problems. Fortunately, I had my hubby to help me out, but I definitely ate more than him!  Soo, your mileage may vary.  Wondering if this would freeze well?  I imagine so, but I didn't get a chance to find out!   One could freeze the slices between pieces of wax paper and put in a sealed baggie or other airtight container and take out one or two pieces for brekkie, without breaking the carb and calorie bank!

UPDATE:  I made this bread last night and by mistake, I left out the cheese!  Hey, it worked and the bread was great and tasted fine!  You can make the bread both ways and decide which you prefer.  The calories are lower without the cheese but the carbs remain the same.  89.5 and 93.4 calories, respectively, depending on if one uses 2 or 3 tbsp raisins.

7 tbsp ground almonds (105 mL)
31/2 tsp coconut flour (17 mL)
31/2 tsp oat flour (17 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (2 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
2 to 3 tbsp raisins, snipped (30 - 45 mL)
  in half
3 eggs

41/2 tsp heavy cream, OR almond milk, OR (22 mL)
  coconut milk
Liquid sucralose to equal 4 tsp (20 mL)
  SPLENDA® Granular
11/2 tsp olive oil (7 mL)
3 tbsp shredded Monterey Jack cheese, (45 mL)

Spray an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.  In medium bowl, combine ground almonds, coconut flour, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Stir in raisins.  In small bowl, with fork, whisk eggs, heavy cream, liquid sucralose, OR SPLENDA® Granular and olive oil together.  Make a well in center of dry ingredients and pour in egg mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese, if using and mix everything together really well until the mixture thickens slightly.

Pour mixture into prepared pan.  Spread out evenly.  Microwave on high 2 minutes and 50 seconds (Your microwave might need different timing.  Mine is powerful and runs hot.).  Remove from microwave oven and immediately cut a cross in the bread dividing it length-wise and horizontally in half into 4 quadrants.  Take each half and flip it over to allow the undersides to dry out a bit.  When cool, slice each piece in half horizontally so that you have 8 slices of bread that are more or less the size of a slice of store-bought raisin bread. 

Place in the toaster and toast until nice and brown.  You will figure out the sweet spot on your toaster.  Spread with Cinnamon Butter, page___ or Strawberry Compote, page___.

Yield:  8 slices
1 slice, 2 tbsp/3 tbsp raisins
111.7/115.1 calories
5.5/5.3 g protein
8.2/8.2 g fat
3.5/4.4 g carbs

Variation:  Plain Bread (great for toast):  Omit raisins, cinnamon, sweetener and salt.  Instead use 1/4 tsp (1 mL) onion salt.  This recipe makes great grilled cheese sandwiches in a grilled cheese sandwich maker. Preheat the appliance.  Butter two slices of bread on the outsides and put lots of cheese in the middle. Yield: 8 slices, 1 slice: 103.6 cal; 5.2 g pro; 8.2 g fat; 1.7 g carbs

Many uses for these wonderful butters: think of spreading muffins, pancakes, low-carb toast, crackers, etc. with this sweet butter, instead of fruit spread.  Yummy!  That is a photo off the internet to give you a visual; my cinnamon butter is a bit darker in color than that for sure.

Cinnamon Butter:
1/2 cup HealthyButter, page___ (125 mL)
Liquid sucralose to equal 1/3 cup (75 mL)
  SPLENDA® Granular
2 tbsp whipping cream (30 mL)
1 tbsp cinnamon (15 mL)

In food processor with sharp blade, process Healthy Butter, page___, liquid sucralose, OR SPLENDA® Granular, whipping cream and cinnamon until smooth.  Keep refrigerated. 

Yield:  1/2 cup (125 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL) per serving
41.3 calories
0.1   g  protein
4.6 g fat
0.2 g carbs

Variations:  Apple Cinnamon Butter:  Use Da Vinci® Sugar Free Green Apple Syrup instead of whipping cream. (0.1 g Carbs)

Apple Butter:  Substitute 11/2 tbsp (22 mL) Da Vinci® Sugar Free Green Apple Syrup for whipping cream and omit cinnamon. (0.0 g Carbs)

Create-a-Flavor Sweet Butter:  Use 11/2 tbsp (22 mL) any flavor Da Vinci® Sugar Free Syrup. (0.0 g Carbs)


Lizzy said...

A bread that disappears fast is certainly a good endorsement for this sounds wonderful with cinnamon butter!

Tina said...

Cinnamon is something I enjoy in bread most of all! It has been awhile since I have made any and it is about time. Your bread here does look delicious as well as the cinnamon butter!
It is a shame that people buy cinnamon pills to curb their cholesterol-I cannot see why they would prefer a pill over eating the real thing.
I do need to start experimenting with the vast array of different flours they have out there-especially oat flour. Thanks for posting this!

Jennifer said...

LOL - good point, Lizzy!

I have never heard of cinnamon pills - but you're right - I'd rather have the real too.

Oat flour is great for lowering cholesterol.

Anonymous said...

I tried this without the raisins and loved it so much, I decided to make it savory. I left out the cinnamon and the sucralose, but added a bunch (didn't measure, sorry!) of onion powder and caraway seeds. I also added a 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum to see if it would make it a little breadier. It is delicious! Thank you, Jennifer, for all of your terrific recipes -- you definitely make my life better!

Jennifer said...

Wow, thank you for your wonderful comment. I have a big smile on my face tonight. :) Your version sounds really super. If you experiment some more, please share. Thanks again!

Cathie in UT said...

I am on my way out of town but will try this when I get back.