Energy Boost for Knitting

Dried Fruit and Nut Bread Photo by Ulli

Dried Fruit and Nut Bread
Photo by Ulli

On a recent Saturday, Ulli, co-owner of Abuelita’s Knitting and Needlepoint, brought in Fruit and Nut Bread.  Wow was it delicious and healthy as well.  Perfect for those days when a quick nutritious snack is needed.

Ulli said this bread is a favorite with her family. The bread provides protein and calories like a granola bar, but isn’t filled with sugar and preservatives. The dried fruit gives the bar just enough sweetness so very little sugar is needed. Best of all, the bread keeps well and the flavors meld nicely on the counter for more than week or for at least a month in the refrigerator.

Everyone in the shop who tasted the bread, wanted the recipe so here is the link to the original recipe:  Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf.

Ulli says she likes to use almond, pecan and cashew nuts. Also, she replaces the dates with prunes as they are a little less sweet.  This weekend I may mix the batter, knit while it is baking and cooling, then have a slice to give me more energy to knit.

I have a secret gift project with a ridiculous amount yardage I want to finish in the next 2-3 weeks, a pattern to write, a pattern to knit, Scout Sunday to attend, and a Beginning Crochet class to teach.  I may need to bake two loaves.

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