This is a healthy, nutty tasting bar, I think from the amaranth flour. Like something "decadent" you might get in the vegan section of a health foods store. If you like amaranth, you will almost certainly enjoy this bread, and even if you're not a fan, you still might like it. I had bought the amaranth flour a few weeks back and been planning to experiment with it for a while. Finally, I had some free time so I opened the bag of amaranth flour, and I realized that I don't like the smell of amaranth. For this reason, even when baked, the bread seemed slightly less appealing to me than it might otherwise have been. However, I love, love, love blueberries and chocolate, so I was able to tolerate the first slice or so of the bread. I then left it out on the kitchen counter, and I guess overnight the smell dissipated and the flavors melded, and so the next day, I thought it tasted good, and the third day, I thought the bread tasted delicious - still healthy, though - it looks like a dessert but doesn't taste like one!
The gooey-ness of the blueberries and chocolate in the final loaf was retained for a few days after the baking process was complete. This is a moist, healthy and nutty-tasting loaf.
To make it, you'll need:
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour
- 3/4 cup quinoa flour
- 3/4 cup amaranth flour
- 2-3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 container beer (I used New Grist)
- Blueberries (I used ~1 cup frozen)
- Chocolate chunks (I used 1/2 of a 90% cacao Lindt bar)
- Salt and sweetener to taste
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix the first 4 dry ingredients and fluff with a fork. Add the beer and stir until clumps dissolve.
- Add remaining ingredients, then taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until tester comes out without bread on it (some chocolate or blueberry will be inevitable).