Thursday, November 13, 2008
Vegan Pomegranate Bread
The ancient divine pomegranate fruit is considered a super food for its loaded with essential antioxidants and has heaps of health benefits.Its sweet, tart and juicy taste makes its a versatile ingredient,that could be used in any course meal from salads to desserts.The vegan pomegranate bread is full of goodness from this heavenly fruit ,in addition to the nutrition from Omega3 rich flax seed meal ,used as a substitute for eggs.This bread is my entry for Madhuram's Egg replacement : Flax seed meal event and Suganya's Vegan Ventures
1 cup all-purpose flour
11/2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flax seed meal(replacement for 2 Eggs)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup pomegranate
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup firm packed brown sugar or 3 tablespoon Agave Nectar
1/4 cup almonds or cashews or walnuts or pecans,toasted and chopped
1 cup of Orange juice or Apple juice
1/4 cup silvered almonds for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan with butter; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl sift the flours and mix in the flax seed meal along with the other ingredients until well combined.Top with silvered almonds.
Bake in the middle rack of the oven until the crush is lightly brown about 45-55 minutes.
Cool about 30 minutes;loosen the sides using a table knife,flip the pan on to the cutting board. Slice and serve . Store in an airtight container in fridge for a week.
Incredibly moist texture with the tangy bites of pomegranate seeds and crunch from nuts made this bread another favorite of our family.