I used to always crave sweets and would die for a big plate of sugar. Recently, for the first time in my life, I sometimes can't even finish a cookie because it is too sweet for me. I SWEAR these are words I never thought I would say. Am I dreaming? Is this a nightmare? Is this adulthood?
Honestly, I don't know what's gotten into me but I do know that it has inspired me to to make "sweets" that aren't quite as sweet! I mean there's rosemary in my bread, there's basil in my cookies, and there's lavender in my coffee- someone please pinch me.
Rosemary Pear Buckwheat Bread
3/4 cup oat flour (make your own by putting whole oats in a food processor or blender)
1 cup buckwheat flour
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp arrowroot flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup milk of choice
1/4 cup flax egg (1 1/2 Tbsp flax meal + 2 1/2 Tbsp warm water)
1/4 cup homemade pear "apple" sauce OR applesauce
2 twigs fresh rosemary, chopped
2 pears, cubed
Optional: Top with cocoa nibs, pomegranate seeds, sliced pear, or chopped nuts.
1- Preheat oven to 350°F
2- Mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
3- Mix melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk, flax egg, and applesauce in a separate bowl.
4- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in rosemary and pears until evenly distributed.
5- Pour into an oiled loaf pan and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
* This bread is a bit crumbly right when it comes out of the oven. If you leave it out for a day or over night it will become a lot easier to cut and serve!