Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello to a brand new week. Hope your Monday has been a good one!

Pomegranates are plentiful these days, so I thought I'm make one of my favourite snacks - Pomegranate Apple & Pistachio Bread. The recipe is a pretty big one, so I made one large loaf, and 4 mini loaves. Love a mini bread ;)

3 cups spelt flour (definitely feel free to swap the spelt for all purpose flour!)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup apples, finely chopped
1 cup pomegranate arils
3/4 cup chopped pistachios

Preheat oven to 350f/180c.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, sugar, and brown sugar. Set aside. Melt butter, then mix in a small bowl, with the applesauce. Beat eggs and milk together, add to the applesauce/butter mixture and mix together then add to the dry ingredients. Add the chopped apples, pomegranate arils and pistachios then stir together until just blended. Don't over mix the batter, or your bread could end up on the tough side ;)

Pour mixture into two 8 inch by 4 inch loaf tins, that have been lightly greased (I made one large loaf, and 4 mini loaves instead). Bake for about 45-50 minutes (large loaf pan) and about 25 minutes for the mini loaves, or until a skewer inserted in centre, comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes before removing from tins. Enjoy!

Have a great day!
Back soon,


Callie Grayson said...

that looks like a little slice of heaven!!
mmmm Love pistachios! and nutmeg!

Monique said...

wow wow wow never heard of such bread looks yummy what an interesting combo!

ill @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Mini bread? OK, so this is so cute!

Sarah(Gather&Glean) said...

That looks so delicious! I love pomegranate too, especially in white Sangria, yum.

elisa said...

mm, i've missed pomegranates! i haven't seen any yet. i wish i lived next door and could drop by whenever i smelled your delightful baking. surely i could help take care of it. xx

mise said...

How adventurous and delicious! The bread looks wonderful.

lisaroyhandbags said...

oh this sounds like an interesting combo! yum :)

kate / tinywarbler said...

ohhh, that sounds really good! and it look s really good too, i love that shot in the mixing bowl!

Karena said...

Janis I can just smell the aroma and it is so healthy too!

Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! (a great resource as well)

Art by Karena

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Thanks for sharing... I MUST try this asap!


AnnaVallance said...

I love pomegranates and can eat one a day. The bread looks great, I have never baked this fruit but I will certainly try this recipe.

c and d said...

oh my! i haven't visited in too long...beautiful shots and now i'm starving. you bake such fantastic, 'classic with twists' recipes...too bad there's no 'scratch n' sniff' button.

Pinecone Camp said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! Pomegranates are supposedly really good for you - true?

thea said...

apparently there are 613 seeds in a pomegranate - random but cool :)