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Easy Homemade Bread

This bread recipe requires no kneading and no fancy equipment. It has four simple ingredients for delicious crusty bread.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 cups water (at room temp)

Place flour, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl. Stir dry ingredients together. Add room temperature water and stir to evenly distribute. A lumpy dough ball will form. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight. About 12 to 18 hours is best. When you’re ready to bake the bread sprinkle flour on top of the dough. Gently shape dough into a loaf while lightly coating with flour because dough will be sticky. Transfer dough to a greased casserole dish or baking pan. Let dough rest again in the baking dish while you preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake uncovered for about 30 to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown on the edges. Let cool for 5 minutes. Bread is delicious served warm with organic butter or olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.

Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 cups Clearly Organic Flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup Clearly Organic Sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup pumpkin purée

1/2 cup Clearly Organic Olive Oil

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon Clearly Organic Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon allspice

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. In a separate small bowl whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, water and spices. Combine flour mixture, pumpkin mixture and chocolate chips. Stir until just combine. Do not over mix. Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

All Things Blueberry

‘Tis the season for all things blueberry. If you love berries, July is your golden month where almost all forms of berry are ripe and delicious. Blueberries came at their peak of freshness around July 4th, so get ready to start seeing blueberries popping into recipes at every turn. My favorite way to enjoy blueberries is by eating them fresh out of the carton as a snack, but if you like baking with berries here are a few great ways to incorporate this seasonal fruit into healthy treats.

Blueberry Chia Seed Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Blueberry Crisp

Holiday Baking

Many people have family traditions of baking cookies, candies or breads around the holidays. These time honored traditions are a great way to connect with loved ones and cultivate creativity in the kitchen. During the month of December we’ll be highlighting delicious holiday treats. Cookies and sweet breads are my favorite holiday foods, to eat and share! I’ll be baking up several festive creations that you could serve at your Holiday party or share with your family and friends.

Any recipe is only as good as its ingredients. Be sure to have fresh baking soda, baking powder, eggs, flour and sugar in your pantry. Fresh oil, butter and coconut oil are also great to keep on hand for last minute holiday baking. By cooking up your own holiday treats you’re limiting the amount of extra preservatives, artificial ingredients and food dies that are often found in store bought desserts. It’s also possible to create mostly organic treats in your own kitchen by choosing base ingredients that are USDA certified organic. Let the baking season begin! Have fun preparing, sharing and enjoying your favorite holiday treats.