Thursday, September 30, 2010
Warm Chocolate Hazelnut Bread...
My kids love Nutella... They could eat it by the spoonful and the way it disappears I think they just might! As delicious as it is, it is not the healthiest thing in the world. I know the commercials claim it's as nutritious as peanut butter but I've compared labels. It's really not. And the sugar content is outrageous.
So I thought I might try to make something the kids would enjoy that was a bit healthier. I think I've done it!
1/3 cup of canola oil
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of ground up (consistency of coarse sand) hazelnuts
2 cups of flour, unbleached
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbs of good quality cocoa powder
1 cup of lowfat milk
In a mixer fitted with a paddle whip together eggs and sugar and slowly add canola oil. When light and fluffy add baking powder and vanilla. Mix well. Add almonds and cocoa powder, mix well and add flour, one cup at a time, alternating with the milk. When all is well blended transfer to a greased (I use Pam) loaf pan and bake for 50 - 60 minutes in an oven preheated to 375.
Let cool before serving.
If bread is out and room temperature zap it in the microwave a few seconds to warm it back up!