Tuesday, April 5, 2011
blueberry and toasted almond bread
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs (beaten)
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup almonds (toasted and finely chopped
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
preheat the oven to 350 degrees. then grease 2 9"x5" loaf pans each with 1 tbsp. of butter.
in a medium sauce pan add in the blueberries and a couple pinches of sugar, and heat on medium heat for 5 mins. remove from heat and set aside. also in a medium size pan add in the walnuts and toast over medium heat for 5 mins. until the oils start to extract. remove from heat and let cool. chop the walnuts and set aside.
in a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. then add in the eggs, vegetable oil, skim milk, vanilla extract, blueberries, and toasted chopped walnuts. after the batter is mix, evenly distribute among the 2 loaf pans.
bake at 350 for 53 mins. or until you can insert a toothpick into the center of the bread and it comes out clean. remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.