The truth is I’m not much of a bread baker. In my heart of hearts, I long to form perfect boules and batards almost as much as I long to create gorgeous gluten-free, sugar-free cakes. I’m just not there. Yet.
But when Sophie from Flour Arrangements linked her Cranberry Oatmeal Artisan Bread to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday some time ago, she struck a cord in me. I have been thinking about her gluten-free bread since.
Last week my Grandma Ruth was on my mind quite often…she’s 96 and still spunkier than most 35 year olds. One of my many, many memories of visiting her include Cinnamon Raisin Toast.
My Grandma had a bread drawer where she kept the loaves safely and securely stored. The contents changed depending on the day. Sometimes it was her homemade whole wheat, other times cinnamon raisin. She used to show me the beautiful swirls of cinnamon in the bread before popping it in the toaster.
She had a way of making simple toast with butter a grand occasion. So, with Grandma in my heart, I pulled out Sophie’s recipe, changed a few things, and made Cinnamon Raisin Toasting Bread.
It’s quite the hybrid – dense like a banana bread with a texture much like a multi-grain loaf.
Joe says this gluten-free bread is addicting. I love how it feels grounding and hearty.
And, we both love how the raisins plump and caramelize a little in the toaster. Just like they did when Grandma Ruth made Cinnamon Raisin Toast for me when I was a kid.
A Few Announcements…
- I’ve been added to the growing database at Healthy Living Blogs by Lindsey and her incredible team. Stop by to find other like-minded bloggers who focus on healthier living and eating.
- Make sure to stop by GoDairyFree.org this Sunday for my guest post. I have the distinct honor of guest blogging once a month on Sweet Sundays through the end of the year. I’ll keep you posted as to when my upcoming posts will go live.
- I’m also part of the All-Star Blogger’s Team at Peanut Butter & Co. and have developed 5 gluten-free, sugar-free recipes for them using their Old Fashioned Smooth, Old Fashioned Crunchy, & The Heat Is On peanut butters. Stop by and see my Crunchy Peanut Butter Muffins and check out some of the other All-Star recipes.
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