Looking through my pantry yesterday I spotted a new bread mix that I hadn’t tried before from UGG Foods, Chia Seed and Nut bread mix.
It has clear instructions on the reverse of the packaging and lists other ingredients needed to make the bread. What I had missed when I bought the bread mix originally was that it required vinegar which unfortunately I am intolerant to. Not to be put off I decided to look at the other recipe ideas UGG Foods has suggested to make with this mix. I was pleased to see a recipe for Panettone which used the added ingredients of raisins, dark chocolate chips, nut milk etc to make a rich semi sweet bread.
1 chia seed and nut bread mix from UGG Foods
Inspired by the UGG Foods recipe idea I then added –
1 1/2 cups of unsweetend almond milk ( about 250mls )
3 tbsp vanilla essence
4 tbsp coconut oil melted
1/2 cup raisins and cranberries
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips ( I used taste the difference 70% dark choc chips from Sainsburys gluten free )
4 tbsp maple syrup
Click here for the UGG Foods Panettone recipe
and whisked the egg whites
Bake for 40-45 mins if using a ring tin . slightly longer for a regular loaf tin.
After tasting the panettone when it was baked , I think when I make this for Christmas I will add more raisins and cranberries and maybe add a good quality mixed peel to the bake.
The Panettone was lighter in texture than I expected and had risen really well. My version was not very sweet, but you then have the option to add a low sugar jam if preferred. There is a good vanilla flavour and the dried fruit looks like little jewels in the bread very pretty and perfect for Christmas.
Due to being gluten and yeast free I have never been able to have a slice of panettone before. This recipe is also grain free using ground almonds and seeds. This would be a good substitute for a croissant or pain au chocolat for a continental breakfast for those like me who are yeast free. I was really impressed how good this tasted .
It’s not a cheap option but I imagine Panettone is always quite expensive to make.
For Christmas breakfasts or a slice with a hot drink mid morning would be perfect.
the recipe also works well adding cherries
UGG Foods make a range of mix’s from muffins to bread which are all grain free. Check out the website here > UGGFoods.com
lots of exciting recipes to inspire you too check here> UGG Foods
The Chia seed and nut bread mix was a Winner at the Free From Food Awards 2014 in the store cupboard category .
I would love to see more stores stocking UGG Foods products, hopefully this would bring the price down. At present the mix’s are £6.95 each for a large bag