Fruit and Seed Snack Bread

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on April 26, 2012

Whether I’m embarking on a backpacking adventure through India, a road trip to the coast, or living out of a hotel in London, you can just about guarantee I’ve packed a lot of food with me.

Gluten-free, dairy-free foods are sometimes challenging to find when I’m away from home. To lessen the stress of searching for food, I bring pre-packaged goodies along with me like protein powders, bars, nuts, and seeds.

No matter how far I’m traveling, I always leave a little extra room in my bag for something homemade. Even though it’s literally on the other side of the world, India was no exception!

When I was planning what I’d take with me to India, I knew it had to be something that:

  • I could share with others if the opportunity presented itself – it had to be free of all common allergens.
  • Would stay relatively fresh for my first week of traveling meaning eggs were out.

I ended up making this nut-free, vegan and gluten-free snack bread. 1 slice has 180 calories, over 5 grams of protein and only 5 grams of fat.

…but you’re going to have to head on over to Eat Spin Run Repeat for the recipe!

 

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

Wow, this looks dense, rich and delicious! Perfect for a hike!

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

ohmygoodness, Leanne! It looks soooo fabulous. I have a recipe like this using spelt flour, but I love that this uses brown rice and chickpea! (my favs!)

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LizAshlee

Amazing recipe…I loved reading your post at ESRR…xo

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Andrea

This snack bread looks perfect! I’m definately making this recipe soooon! On another recipe note, I made your Crock-Pot Apple Crumble Breakfast Pudding and had it for breakfast this morning! It was delicious, as expected. Now I have lots of breakfasts to look foward to! Putting some in the freezer, and some in the fridge for the rest of the week/weekend. Only things were: I followed the recipe exactly but mine only made 6.5 3/4 cup servings. It must just not have fluffed up as much as yours. More fiber per serving I suppose! Also, my crumble topping didn’t get crunchy, was it supposed to? I don’t even care, it was delicious! :) Have a beautiful day Leanne!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Interesting! There are so many breeds of chia that I’m guessing it is just that we used two different types. It was awhile ago that I made this, but I don’t remember the topping being crunchy, just because of all the liquid in the recipe. If you wanted to crunch it up, I bet you could make it in the oven, too! Glad you liked it, though :)

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Amanda

I love visiting here each day. I always end up spending way longer looking around at all the links to click and the recipe pages finds me something new to try each day! Unfortunately I can’t find the time to make the many MANY (like 100s) of recipes I want to! I made the granola cakes a while back, I always have trouble making different things when one is so good!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks, Amanda! I’m so happy that you enjoy it here. Possibly hard to believe, but I’m the same way. If it were up to me I would live on 5 recipes for the rest of my life. I always go back to my favorites time and time again!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

I love how chunky this bread is and how much texture there is in it. Love me some texture!

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Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food

Looks amazing! Love how you made it edible for all!

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katie @KatieDid

such gorgeous pictures that remind me of fall time. Love the blue table with the orange apricots… cute! It depends where/ how long I’m on the road for if I pack snack but I can usually make do without if its a day trip somewhere.

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

That looks soooooo good. Dense breads are a weakness of mine. I doubt I could stop at just one piece! :)

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

The trick is to freeze the rest, making it a bit hard to down the whole thing in one go. Not like I’ve ever had to do that or anything ;)

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Paulina (One Smile Ahead)

The fruit and seeds inside looks so chunky! I adore the blue background. It’s so cute! I definitely pack snacks with me on the road, so something like this would be perfect especially since it can be packed away in a bag. Not having to worry about it spilling or crushing is a big plus.

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Kathy

Love the photos!!
These look like they would be great as biscotti!

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Courtney

I was thinking the same! I’ll probably make this in the coming weeks and bake it into biscotti for a take-along snack at work. Looks delicious, Leanne!

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Diana @ VeggieNextDoor

This looks so incredible! Nice to have a recipe that travels well, great for sending care-packages too!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner

Your fruit and seed bread looks INCREDIBLE!!!! <3 <3 <3

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Bethany

Hi Leanne! This bread was INCREDIBLE!! I can’t believe it’s gluten-free. It tastes amazing and was so easy to make. I made it 2 days in a row!! My hubby and toddler son loved it, too. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

That’s so great to hear, Bethany! Hope you’re having a fantastic day :)

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Faye @ RawLawyer

I am head over heels in LOVE with this recipe. Thank you sooo much.

(Raved about it here: http://www.rawlawyer.com/2012/06/fruit-and-seed-snack-bread-recipe.html)

Love your blog and the posts about your experience in India. Thanks so much for sharing so freely. It’s inspiring.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Faye, thanks for the mention on your blog! Glad you like the recipe, it’s one of my favorites, too!

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