We love bread in this house. Like, love it. Like…really, really,Â really love it. Lucky for my husband (and son…and me), I realized that in order for us to continue eating bread, I had to learn to make it. This recipe has quickly become a favorite in our home. It is rich, tender, packed full of flavor (andÂ never mindÂ the fact that it is incredibly healthy…Ha). I am not joking when I tell you that these little loaves provide an easy to make (and oh-so-tasty)Â excellent nutrition profile for you and your family. You can feel great about serving these to your little one, your grandmother, and stuffing them in your own face.
There are two interesting things going on in these lovely little loaves: quinoa & beans. You probably already know my love of quinoa and quinoa flourÂ from this postÂ or maybe this postÂ (if not, you should read up about quinoa in these two recipes). Now I’d like to share my love for bean flours.
Beans, beans, the musical fruit; the more you eat, the more you……LOVE THEM!
That’s not what you thought I was going to say, is it!?
Wow, at least I can amuse myself! No, but I do love bean flours. They are incredibly easy to work with (very forgiving in most recipes) and they are an excellent substitute for that other ‘processed, bleached, and void of any useful nutrients’ white flour. Yuck. I am in love with Bob’s Red Mill flours, especially their garbanzo and fava bean flour. While being high in both fiber and protein amounts, this flour is also overflowing withÂ magnesium, iron, zinc, and folate (of which many, many of us are deficient and don’t even know it). Oh, and for those with suspected or confirmed food allergies &/or Celiac disease, this flour will likely become a staple, as there is no gluten.
|Quinoa Blueberry Mini Loaves (nutrient dense & delicious!)|
Alrighty…gather your ingredients, set your oven, and make sure you have ice cream. You are ready to make one of my family’s favorite creations. I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. Hey, I’d love for you to come back and let me know what you think after you make them! Until next time…
Jess, aka Scratch Mommy
This recipe has been entered into a contest withÂ The Blueberry Council (Little Blue Dynamos)!
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