In the mood for a healthy nut bread recipe? We’ve got you covered. This time of the year is always sunny and bright and it’s the perfect time for our easy Orange Walnut Bread Bites. These bites have a mild orange flavor with the warming spices of cinnamon and clove. They’re moist and delicious; a treat for any time of the day or night. Don’t hesitate to add dairy-free mini chocolate chips if you’re serving these for dessert.
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WHY WE LOVE THEM
We’re all about bringing you the cleanest, easiest recipes and when you requested a gluten-free bread recipe for dessert, we couldn’t resist putting our own little spin on it and turning it into bread bites. This could be the cutest dessert you serve all year and it doubles as an excellent breakfast topped with a spread of almond butter for protein. However you serve these bread bites, your taste buds will be quite happy. We guarantee it.
HOW WE MAKE THEM
PREP TIPS // We suggest sifting the almond flour in this gluten-free bread recipe for a reason! Because almond flour can be quite dense, we found that when we sift it, it becomes lighter and fluffier and the end result of the bread hot out of the oven isn’t as dense! Therefore, do your best to sift the almond flour and take note that if you don’t sift it, your bread won’t rise as high and will be quite dense.
INGREDIENT SWAPS // Swap out any of your favorite nuts for the walnuts. We love using pecans, sliced almonds, chopped macadamia nuts...the list goes on. You can use any nut you’d like in this recipe. And if you have a nut allergy, feel free to use seeds instead such as pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. They work just as well.
If you want to make this more of a dessert bread, add in 1/4 cup Enjoy Life Foods dairy-free mini chocolate chips with the walnuts.
THREE easy STEPS
Here’s how we made these Gluten-Free Orange Walnut Bread Bites in three simple steps.
STEP 1 // Make your flax egg (egg replacement) and set aside.
STEP 2 // Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine the wet ingredients in a separate large bowl. Mix together, add the walnuts and combine. Transfer to a parchment paper lined loaf pan and bake.
STEP 3 // Remove from the oven. Let cool completely before slicing into little squares and serve.
LISTEN // STEP-by-STEP DIRECTIONS
Listen below for Amie’s tips that are not mentioned in this article as well as quick directions on how to make these Orange Walnut Bread Bites step-by-step.
HOW WE EAT THEM
SERVING SUGGESTIONS //
FOR BREAKFAST We’re serving these bread bites with coconut milk yogurt for breakfast (we love the Anita’s brand because it’s super thick and delicious). We find this brand at Whole Foods Market regularly so you can look for it in the yogurt section. We also added some fresh fruit (here we used pineapple); you can serve these bread bites with berries or sliced bananas, whichever you prefer for an extra dose of fiber.
FOR DESSERT We love to serve these bites with coconut ice cream (in Amie’s best-selling cookbook Eating Clean) and her special chocolate sauce (in the cookbook, as well). The combination of the ice cream + the bread bites + the chocolate sauce = HEAVEN!
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This time of the year is always sunny and bright and it’s the perfect time for our orange walnut bread bites. They have a mild orange flavor with the warming spices of cinnamon and clove. They're moist and delicious, a treat for any time of the day or night. Don’t hesitate to add dairy-free mini chocolate chips to make these more of a dessert.
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 3 Tbsp filtered water
- 2 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp fresh orange zest
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Combine the ground flaxseeds and water, set aside for 15 minutes or until it forms a gel-like consistency. Set aside.
Sift almond flour and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sifted almond flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, baking powder, sea salt, and ground clove and mix well. Set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, add the orange juice, honey, orange zest, unsweetened almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and flax seed mixture. Whisk ingredients together and add the walnuts. Gently add this mixture to the almond flour mixture.
Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry. Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing into small squares. Store any leftovers in a sealed container the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
RECIPE COPYRIGHT // This recipe was created by Amie Valpone. Please do not reprint this recipe without our permission. If you’d like to feature this recipe on your website, please rewrite the directions and link to this recipe as the original source. Thank you.
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Yum! Love the combo. Its tastes amazing.
So many tasty options here! Can’t wait to make them!
Such a wonderful blog…keep up the good work..
I am a long time fan, cooking from your book for years now!
It is a game-changer.
Is there a sub for the almond flour in this recipe?
Hi Cherie! Yay, so glad you enjoy it. I haven’t tested it, but you should be able to sub it for almond meal or any other nut flour. The proportions would be off if you try to replace it with other types of flour.
how many oranges did it take to get 1/2 cup – & how did you juice the oranges ?
Hi Terissa! It should be about 2 average-sized oranges, and you can use a citrus juicer!