Quinoa Oatmeal Bread #Breadbakers

Quinoa Oatmeal Bread
Quinoa Oatmeal Bread is more than just quinoa and oats. I know, I know, but to say, Quinoa Oatmeal Bran Buttermilk Wheat Quick Bread would probably even give Google a headache!
When I saw this challenge from The Bread Bakers, I admit that I got a bit scared.
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I never made bread with cooked grains before. It was well worth the try. Quinoa helps keep this bread so moist. It is a bit dense but toasts up well. The multi-grain facet adds depth. Buttermilk makes it just that little bit richer.
I’m glad I chose to use it as a whole grain as opposed to a flour. Look at those delicious bits in there.
Quinoa Oatmeal Bread Loaf
Oatmeal and bran flakes add extra nutrition and texture. How sweet this bread gets also depends on the type of bran flake you use. The less processed the better.

Thanks go out to Chef Mireille from Chef Mireille’s East West Realm for hosting December’s event!

Here is my recipe with all the good stuff in there! Enjoy!

Quinoa Oatmeal Bread

Quinoa Oatmeal Bread
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup bran flakes
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Mix together flour, oatmeal, bran flakes, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl combine quinoa, egg and buttermilk.
  3. Mix dry and wet ingredients together. Place in greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 11/4 hours and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool on rack before slicing.


Don’t stop there! We have more great Quinoa Bread recipes to offer from the Bread Bakers group!

What is Bread Bakers? It’s a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Bread Bakers Pinterest Board. Links are also updated after each event on the Bread Bakers home page.

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How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

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Raisin Glazed Ham and Cheese Crostini #RecipeReDux

Raisin glazed Ham and Cheese Crostini

Raisin Glazed Ham and Cheese Crostini

Naturally Sweet for the Holidays with California Raisins ~Sponsored by: California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB)

“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
The Challenge hosted by the Recipe ReDux:

California Raisins is looking for the best holiday recipe that is both delicious and includes extra nutrition for a little less indulgent of a holiday.
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About the Recipe ReDux:
As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians,The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (ofReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.

I do love raisins. I enjoy them in oatmeal cookies, bread pudding and sauces and even right out of the box. When my daughter was little, I used to buy the little snack pack size boxes to toss into her lunch bag. That was 30 years ago but I can safely say she still enjoys raisins.

According to the USDA, raisins are the most economical dried fruit. All-natural California raisins are dried-by-the-sun with minimal processing. The label says it all. Ingredients: raisins. Don’t let the simplicity fool you. Raisins have zero fat, no cholesterol and no added sugar. One quarter cup offers 9% of your daily fiber and potassium, and 6% of your daily iron.

For the recipe challenge I decided to remake one of my Mom’s favorite Holiday dishes: glazed ham.

Raisin Glazed Ham Cheese Crostinis

Raisin Glazed Ham and Cheese Crostini uses Black Forest Ham, Smoked Gouda and a wisp of spicy brown mustard on a toasted baguette slice. This yummy appetizer is topped with golden and seedless raisins reconstituted in apple juice concentrate and lightly seasoned.

Raisin Glazed Ham and Cheese Crostini #RecipeReDux
Serves: 8
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ pound Black Forest Ham or luncheon ham thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup grated Smoked Gouda cheese
  • ¼ cup raisins, golden, seedless or combination
  • ⅓ cup thawed out frozen apple juice concentrate
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Brush baguette slices with oil. Broil until golden brown.
  2. Spread a thin layer of mustard on toasted bread.
  3. Loosely pile a slice of ham on top of each piece.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil just until cheese is melted.
  5. In a small saucepan, add raisins, apple concentrate, cloves and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered until juice is reduced by at least half.
  6. Spoon raisin glaze over crustini. Serve immediately. Keep extras warm.


A message from the California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB)

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Enjoy these exciting raisin recipes from The Recipe ReDux!

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Tasting The Seasons Cookbook Review

Apple Celery Salad

Tasting the Seasons:

Inspired In-Season Cuisine That’s Easy, Healthy, Fresh and Fun

Kerry Dunnington

Cooking with locally obtained, in-season produce whenever possible is more than just a good idea to Kerry Dunnington. Its a way of life.

In her new book, Tasting the Seasons, Ms. Dunnington explores how we can apply these practices to our everyday lives with taste-filled recipes and practical eco-friendly, all-occasion tips.

These kind of cookbooks are right up my alley, so to speak. The author shares 250 recipes seasoned with insight on sustainable living and sprinkled with humorous family derived anecdotes.

tasting the seasons
ISBN: 978-0-9904185-0-4
250 Recipes with savory commentary encouraging sustainable living
312 pages, 7 x 10, trade paperback original
Available nationwide US and Canada in bookstores, libraries and online.

I read through every recipe. It was hard to decide which ones to prepare. So I tried several recipes from this book.

I found the Lemon Butter Brussels Sprouts, Sauerkraut-Style to be simple to prepare. Very different. Very delicious. (Recipe page 199)

One recipe that really caught my eye was Apple Celery Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette. This slaw-style salad uses a perfect combination of fall ingredients in a unique dressing. (Recipe page 177)

Apple Celery Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette
In addition to the array of tantalizing recipes, you will find timely tips. There is a product resource list to help you on your sustainable lifestyle quest. This back reference section offers eco-terms, eco-tips and eco-techniques.
Tasting the Seasons is a great way to learn more about enjoying a sustainable lifestyle. This book make a great gift for novice and expert alike.

Connect with Kerry Dunnington
Purchase book here at her website: http://www.kerrydunnington.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerrydunningto1

I received a free copy of Tasting the Seasons from Artichoke Publishers for review. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #124

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!

Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!


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