Runners’ Festive Super Food Loaf
I adapted this recipe, ever so slightly, from one provided by a fellow blogger Katie.
At this time of year energy levels can be low and with the various races taking place over the Christmas and New Year period , it’s important that those of you, who are lucky enough not to be injured, keep up your energy levels and get your protein too.
Katie created the recipe by combining Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Protein Loaf and Deliciously Ella’s Super Food-Bread with her own Christmassy touch, by adding fruit and Winter spices.
Here’s how to make this lovely, smelling and tasting, Festive Super Food Loaf:
Preheat the oven to 190°c
- 115 grams of ground Almonds*
- 250g of Plain Flour (Use Gram Flour, if you want it to be gluten-free)
- 7g of Dried Yeast
- 4 tbsp of Olive Oil
- 4 eggs
- 150g mixed Seeds (chia, line, sunflower, pumpkin, sesame etc)
- 3 tbsp of mixed Herb Spices (rosemary, herbs de provence, etc)
- 2 tbsp of Raisins
- 3 tbsp of Dried Fruit (apricots, cranberries, etc)
- A Pinch of ground Christmassy spices, such as: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Star Anis and Cloves*
- a little water
*if you prefer to grind your own almonds, then add the Christmassy Spices in with the almonds and grind together.
Mix all the ingredients together (in a food mixer if you like) until you get a smooth dough, if the dough is looking very dry, then slowly add some water to the mixture.
Butter, or line a loaf tin, spoon the dough like mixture into the tin, pat it down and smooth the top.
Bake for 30-40 mins, remove from oven, it will smells gorgeous but leave it to cool, on a rack – or a propped up oven shelf, before slicing and sharing, perhaps after a race. If storing for later, place the loaf in a Bread Bin, or cover with a dry, clean, kitchen towel and place in a paper bag.