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Cranberry Walnut Bread

Something about the holidays really gets my sweet tooth going. I don't normally want sweets but there is something about the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas that really revs my engine for cookies, cakes, and candy. Lately, I've been making a chocolate cake for two fairly regularly. It's not perfect yet, which is something I just tell myself so I can keep making it every night - relatively guilt free - before I decide it's good enough to post here for the whole interwebs to taste with their eyes. I guess you'd call that a teaser, right?

Enough about the future, let's talk about this cranberry bread. It's great for breakfast and I'm usually all about the veggies for bfast. It's mildly sweet and tart as shit with those fresh cranberries in it; so I love it. Guess what else I love about it? It's gluten free. BandMan said you can tell it's gluten free because of the density but I could give two shits I thought it was tasty as fuck. Also, BandMan is a baker. I am not. As a matter of fact, I really suck at it.

As per usual, when you go to make this recipe and realize you don't have something, stay calm and substitute the fuck out of those missing ingredients. Also, add whatever you tickles your tastebuds. I bet this would have been bomb with some cinnamon and ginger, but hey hind sight, right?!

Also, keep scrolling down for cute pet pics.

1 c vanilla almond milk
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp ground flax
3 c brown rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 c raw cane sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) vegan butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt
2 c fresh cranberries
1 c raw walnuts
  1. Set your oven temp to 325. While you're waiting for the preheat, whisk together your almond milk, lemon juice, and flax. Let it sit in time out for like10; it's gonna get so curdled. 
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the brown rice flour, baking powder, and baking soda. 
  3. Separately mix together the sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Combine all together - but just barely. When you've got a good looking batter fold in the berries and the nuts.  
  5. Scoop that mess into a loaf pan and pop her the oven. It takes about an hour to an hour fifteen to get perfect. I recommend grabbing a book, whipping out your knitting, or writing a blog post while you wait. 
Topa the Dog helping with the x-mas tree decorations...

...God the Cat judging her for it. 


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