Monday, June 30, 2008

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Bread

In an attempt to halt the growth of back fat, and not have to buy a new summer wardrobe I purchased a Jillian Michaels DVD which I work out to on days when I'm not running (so, every other day). The DVD is called the 30-Day Shred and it's made up of three 20 minute workouts; you begin at workout 1 and then proceed to workouts 2 and 3. Workout one was hard, but I only needed to do if about 5 times before I felt that I should move on to workout 2. Um... Holy Shit Balls, workout 2 will literally make you gargle your heart, it is so damn hard - the workout video is only 20 minutes and about 12 minutes into it I was crying for my mama and asking for a time-out. My legs were shaking, sweat was dripping off my face, I was grunting and panting...I'm so glad I was home alone when I was doing this, because a pretty sight it was not. So, I endorse this product for a super ass kicking 20 minute workout. Wowza. I'm sore today. Do I think I'll be shredded in 30 days? No, but I think that maybe the back fat will have disappeared, hopefully.

This recipe is one I made up. I hope you like it. Let me know if you try it. It's vegan, It's Blueberry, It's Lemon and it has crunchy poppy seeds in it. How could you not love it.

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
zest 1 lemon
juice 1 lemon
1.5 tbs poppy seeds
1 C fresh blueberries (put in freezer for about 30 minutes before using)
2 C flour
1/4C applesauce
1/4C canola oil
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C soy milk
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs honey (can be omitted if you do not consider honey vegan, I know the jury is still out for some people)

Combine the oil, applesauce, sugar, soy milk, honey (if using), lemon juice and zest in a bowl. Mix to combine. Sift together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt, add the poppy seeds and mix to combine, add to the wet ingredients and incorporate. Fold in frozen blueberries. (Batter will be thick) Place into a greased loaf pan, sprinkle raw sugar on top.

Bake 375 for 45 minutes.

Rating = So Damn Good


Anonymous said...

Oh Man! I just started that same DVD I'm still on Level 1 and it is kicking my ass. Now I'm scared for Level 2!

That bread looks good, maybe I'll just eat that instead.

-Molly V.

JB said...

Molly. It is so hard, but totally worth it. I just can't imagine what level 3 is like.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I don't think you will want to get to level 3, sweetie. :)

That looks so good. I made a cake the other day with both blueberries and lemon, will be posting it soon. Not healthy and light like yours, uh uh. :)

ataraktos said...

you could make that "2 tbsp of honey OR agave nectar", and everyone, including the bees, can be happy! :)

JB said...

ataraktos - thanks for the note... i really do need to try agave nectar, thanks for the push in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

I just made this bread, and although I'm not vegan, it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

I made this bread earlier tonight and I must make another one immediately in the morning. It's amazing!!! Better than I even had hoped for! Thank you!

Samantha said...

I always substitute maple syrup for honey.

Samantha said...

I'm not sure if I accidentally put too much nutmeg (I doubled my recipe so I put 6/4 of a teaspoon... seemed right) but the bread was so unlemony and so nutmeggy I had to change the name to Nutmeg Poppyseed bread instead of lemon poppy seed. It was so way more dense than I expected, and I didn't add blueberries because I didn't have any around. Probably won't be making this again.

Anonymous said...

The bread turned out great! Thanks for the recipe.