Vegan Seeded Fruit Loaf

I have been asked to post this recipe.  I love this loaf!  The loaf comes out a little different every time, but the basics of the preparation are the same each time.  This same mixture can be put into a muffin pan (I prefer the mini muffin pan). If you do not intend on eating it right away slice it in to one inch pieces and freeze.  By freezing this, it makes a great trail snack.

Start with 5 ripe Bananas
5 pitted dates
Pulse Dates and bananas in food processor until smooth.

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1 Cup of Mixed Seeds. I like an equal mix of Chia, Hemp, flax, sesame unsalted sunflower seeds and *fennel, (*NO MORE THAN A TSP OF FENNEL due to how strong the licorice flavor of the fennel seed is).

2 Cups mixed Dried Fruit.  (I Love Mulberries But ran out for the loaf in the photos) Cranberries, Raisins, Cherries and Goji berries

1 Cup of Mixed oat Bran and Flax Meal you can also use oatmeal. (this amount differs due to how moist the loaf is and the size of the bananas.

Mix Powder Ingredients
Approx 3 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
1 Tbsp Cacao Powder
1 Tsp Cinnamon powder

Optional
1/2 Cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans

Transfer Banana mixture to a bowl and add Seeds, Dried Fruit, nibs and powders.

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Slowly pour Oats into the mixture.

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The consistency should be moist and not too firm.

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Rub a little coconut oil in the pan and form the loaf leaving room around the sides and about an inch at the ends.

Pictured is a 16 inch loaf pan

Bake at 350° for 20 Mins

Place on a wire rack and cool for 20 mins

 

Take your spatula and work around the loaf pan, tilting the pan on its side.  Your loaf should fall right out.

 

Slice and enjoy!

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Being the loaf’s primary binder is Bananas, this loaf will only last about 3 days at room temperature.  So don’t make it and mail it to your kids…  (we made that mistake).  If you want to make it last; slice and freeze, put in single serve baggies and pull out of the freezer shortly before you want to have some.

This is not an exact recipe.  It will change and very each time.  So play with it!

This loaf has been enjoyed by our vegetarian friends as well as the carnivores… Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

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