Cinnamon-spiced blueberry almond bread

This is a simple recipe for a lower-carb whole grain bread made with blueberries! You could sub in other fruits, but blueberries go extremely well with almonds. It is perfect for breakfast with eggs or greek yogurt or just for a snack!

Blueberry Almond Bread

Recipe: Makes 6 servings

1/2 cup blueberries (Rhythm and Blueberries is the best if you are local!)

Dry ingredients – 

1 cup + 2 tbsp whole wheat flour

1/2 cup NuNaturals baking blend stevia

1/4 cup almond flour

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

cinnamon, to taste (I used a lot!)

Wet ingredients – 

1 egg

~1/3 cup milk or vanilla almond milk  (I used a mix of both)

optional: a few drops vanilla extract

Directions – Preheat the oven to 375. Combine all the wet ingredients in one bowl and mix and all the dry in another and mix. Pour the wet over the dry and lightly mix with a spatula. Fold in blueberries. Pour into a well greased mini bread pan. Sprinkle on a topping made from a mix of more almond flour, NuNaturals baking blend (or brown sugar), and cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes, or until passes the toothpick test.

Benefits

Almond flour * by subbing almond flour for regular flour, you are getting more healthy fats and less carbs in your bars. These are monounsaturated fats, which raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels! Almonds also have fiber, manganese, vitamin E (another antioxidant), tryptophan, copper, B2 and phosphorous!

Blueberries * have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of all fruits and veggies. Their anthocyanidins counteract free radicals, which damage cells and tissues. One study demonstrated that blueberries improve memory and learning capacity in aging animals. They also protect against all forms of cancer, especially colon and ovarian cancer.

Eggs * the yolk is where all the nutrients are! It contains tryptophan, selenium, iodine, B vitamins, and phosphorous, many of which are necessary for optimal metabolism. The egg white has 6 grams of complete protein!

Whole wheat flour *  when you choose white flour over whole wheat flour, you are losing over half of the B vitamins, fiber, folic acid, calcium, zinc, phosphorous, copper, and iron. Whole grains reduce your risk for diabetes and have also been linked to weight loss and maintaining a lower BMI.

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36 thoughts on “Cinnamon-spiced blueberry almond bread

      1. Hey! You still remember me? Haha, yeah. I think I’m on your blog’s emailing list because I get your updates to my mail. I enjoy your delicious postings and such! I occasionally try to do some of yours but it ends up in disaster! But on the bright side, I’ve been eating healthy more and reading up on nutrition. Thanks for everything!! Keep up the good work!!!

          1. Awh, it’s not your fault! I think I try to substitute some of the ingredients you list that I don’t have. But one of these days, I’ll follow one of your recipes by the book and I know it will be delish 🙂

  1. This is right up my alley! I LOVE it! It looks and sounds sooooo good! And I bet it could become Paleo with just a touch of change, 😉 YUUUUM!

    You do know that I love all of your recipes, right? Like ALL of them.

  2. Lovely. Just lovely. The name alone makes me drool. The pictures? AMAZING. Thank you for sharing your stories and your food. This looks delicious. I hope you have a great weekend. I’m looking forward to friends and baking 🙂 Hugs from Austin!

    1. Thank you thank you Monet! ( I ALWAYS type Money and then have to delete and retype Monet!) I have no idea why. I really dont want it to be a Freudian slip or something….. -_- I hear Austin is HOT! Keep cool my dear!

  3. Yum. I love, love, love quick breads and one of my favorite bars is blueberry almond flavor, so I will have to try this!

  4. I know it was a little while ago when you asked what we would like to see more of on your blog, but I forgot to comment until now. Oops! I would love if you could do a post on how to stay healthy in college: eating (especially if you have to eat in the dining halls), drinking, working out, etc. And any other college tips that you wish you would have known earlier. Thanks and I love your blog!!!

  5. Freaking amazing girl! You hit it out of the park with this one! Actually its quite seasonal for August too 🙂 I should also note how much I appreciate your extra information about vitamins and minerals that are reatured in your recipe (along with a great list of what those said nutrients do/ provide our bodies 🙂

    xoxo ❤

  6. With so many more people developing allergies and sensitivities to dairy products, finding tasty and cheap alternatives to milk can be a challenge. One tasty alternative that can be used in cooking and everyday use is almond milk. But honestly, almond milk can get pricey. Instead try making your own almond milk for a quick and easy project that is fun to do with the kids.’

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