Monday, May 21, 2012

Vegan Cranberry & Lemon Bread


This month's Secret Recipe Club assignment was awesome. I was given Christina's blog Mele Cotte (Baked Apple in Italian). Christina blogs about a lot of desserts which is right up my alley and her pictures really show off all the beautiful things she makes. I highly suggest you head over to her blog to check out all her awesome stuff. Plus if you want to learn a little Italian she give you all the recipe titles in Italian as well!



I was really excited to cook something from Mele Cotte and after much debate I decided to try this cranberry bread but with my own twist. Christina uses orange and walnuts in her bread but I had a whole bag of Meyer lemons in the fridge and no walnuts. So this became a vegan Cranberry and Lemon bread. It was very delicious and not to sweet. Good alternative to banana bread.




Vegan Cranberry & Lemon Bread
Adapted from Mele Cotte

2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp. salt
Zest of one lemon
1/2 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6 Tbsp of water
½ cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy milk
1 ½ cup fresh/frozen cranberries

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl whisk the flour with the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, salt, and zest. Form a well in the center of the flour mixture and add juice, flax seed mixture, oil, and milk . Mix only until combined, being careful not to over mix.

With a wooden spoon, stir in cranberries. Transfer into the prepared pan. Bake for about an hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out almost clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing the bread from the pan. Allow to cool completely on the wire rack.

21 comments:

  1. Oooohhh, this looks so delicious, and I love the combination of flavors.
    I love your blog name! It's great to get to know you through the SRC.

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  2. what beautiful look I love it!!

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  3. I adore meyer lemons. This spring I canned some with salted to make preserved lemons. I can't wait to crack them open! This bread looks delish. I made another version from another SRC blogger one time. Seems to go around :)

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    1. I had never had meyer lemons before but when I saw them at the store I had to pick them up! I would love to try making preserved lemons one of these days.

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  4. Mmmmmm...I love cranberry bread and adding lemon makes for a wonderful flavor combo :) Great SRC pick~

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  5. I love breads like this, and anything with cranberries. Looks so great!

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  6. Lemon fanatic here!!!! Cranberries running a close second. Since I got my vegan on this month (my reveal was a vegan blog), I'm thinking I'm might have to try another one....

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  7. I love lemons and cranberries. They make a wonderful combination. Especially in bread. Great pick for your recipe.

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  8. I love the look of this bread and you've take such wonderful pictures. I can only imagine how delicious this must have turned out. I like my sweet stuff not too sweet too! Stopping by from Group B!

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  9. ooh! I love what you did with this. Thank you so much for making such a lovely bread from my blog! I didn't realize it would be so easy to make this vegan. Will try soon!

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    1. Chris - it was a great recipe and I Love your blog!! Thanks so much.

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  10. Mmmmm love the combination of meyer lemon and cranberries! Can't wait to make this for my mom next time she visits - she is newly vegan and always up for trying out new recipes like this. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Citrus and berries in one loaf...an exciting and delicious combination. Can't wait to try this.

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  12. Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone!

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  13. Hey Devon,
    What a very beautiful delicious healthy food up there! :O
    I can’t believe you can make the healthy version of Vegan Cranberry & Lemon Bread!
    If you don’t mind, could you post this Vegan Cranberry & Lemon Bread photos on a food photography website called http://www.foodporn.net to make others live in a healthier way? :)
    Thank you.

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  14. This vegan cranberry lemon bread looks heavenly- Can't wait to bake this myself!!

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  15. Oooh...thanks for sharing this recipe, I was searching for a vegan cranberry lemony bread. ♥ I'll use organic virgin coconut oil for the oil!

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