Cinnamon Raisin Lovin

by HEAB on February 17, 2010

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Sometimes I crave toast, but not just any toast. No, no my friends, I want cinnamon raisin toast. I mean really…why eat plain bread when you can eat warm toast filled with cinnamon and raisins, slathered in cream cheese??????

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That was yesterday’s lunch which consisted of an egg and veggie scramble with 2 slices of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread, topped with Trader Joe’s full fat whipped cream cheese. CD and I rarely buy bread, but I do like to keep a loaf of Ezekiel in the freezer for random toast cravings. So, yesterday, while at Trader Joe’s, I restocked our bread supply. It will probably be in our freezer for months, but I like knowing it’s there. :)

Well, after yesterday’s toast craving hit, Sam (Hey Sam!) randomly sent me this recipe for raw cinnamon raisin toast. I HAD to make it. So I did. I bought an apple and some shredded carrots at Trader Joe’s and thankfully, had most of the other ingredients on hand.

Into the food processor went 2 cups raw almonds. 1/2 raw sunflower seeds, and 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds.

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Next up, I processed 1 apple, 1 zucchini squash, and about 2 cups shredded carrots.

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I added 1 cup of flax meal and stirred everything together along with 1/2 cup water blended with 4 TBSP Artisana raw coconut butter (in place of the dates), several hefty shakes of cinnamon, and 1 cup raisins. I then spread my “bread” about 1/4 inch thick on a parchment lined baking sheet and placed it in a 170° (lowest my oven will go) with the door left ajar for 2 hours.

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Oh my gosh, this is sooooo good! I worked late last night and whipped up this quick dinner as soon as I walked in the door…

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Who eats raw bread smothered in cream cheese alongside scrambled eggs cooked in bacon fat? HEAB! :)

This morning’s breakfast? More toast…

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My toppings included Justin’s Classic Almond Butter, goat milk cream cheese, and coconut butter. My favorite was definitely the coconut butter. So yummy! However, I still think I do better with savory/fat filled breakfasts because all I want to do now is eat more toast, but, I think I’ll hit the yoga mat instead.

OK, LOST fans…do you think Jacob is the bad guy?