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??????
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.
Next up, I processed 1 apple, 1 zucchini squash, and about 2 cups shredded carrots.
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.
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…
Who eats raw bread smothered in cream cheese alongside scrambled eggs cooked in bacon fat? HEAB!
This morning’s breakfast? More toast…
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?