Trail Mix Loaf

As you have probably noticed, this website got a bit of a redesign! It has been a long time coming and I'm glad I managed to figure it out, even if it meant the site was down for over a week. It still needs more work, but I plan on actually hiring someone to do it :) I posted this recipe on the Facebook page, but thought it should be posted on the blog too. It was inspired by this post, but I simplified it as I wanted something with as little ingredients as possible, less 'rules' and made with stuff that most people have in their kitchen most of the time. As I put the loaf in the oven, I had my doubts. I was wondering how it will turn out...

Will it be easy to slice? Yes, using a good, sharp knife

What will the texture be like? The loaf is hard, very dense and holds together extremely well. It's NOT like bread. At all.

What will it taste like? Well, given it is made mostly of nuts... That is what it tasted like! It was like eating trail mix, that you can spread stuff on. Awesome.

Note - this loaf is energy dense. Eat responsibly.


Trail Mix Loaf

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed nuts. I used a random combination of hazelnuts/cashews/pistachios/almonds - use what you have at home
  • 1/3 ground flax seeds
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 flat tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit - I used a mix of dried bananas & cherries - use what you have at home

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Coarsely chop the nuts or pulse in the food processor briefly - you want large chunks. You can also only half some and leave the other whole - it will still work out just fine!
  3. Mix nuts and flax seeds
  4. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add melted coconut oil
  5. Pour on top of the nuts and mix everything well
  6. Transfer to a loaf baking dish - a silicon one will work best for this, but if using a different one line with parchment paper
  7. Bake at 325 for ~1 hour
  8. Remove from baking dish and transfer to a cooling rack
  9. Make sure you let it cool completely before slicing (important)

You can leave out the oil all together and add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree + 0.5 tbsp pumpkin spice. Works great for some fall pumpkin flavor!