Cherry-Oat Loaf with Almonds & Cinnamon-Date Butter

Cherry-Oat Loaf

with Almonds & Cinnamon-Date Butter

50 MIN
$13.99 Serves 4-6
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This delicious loaf is perfect for breakfast and/or snacking! The rich batter combines flour, biscuit mix, cream, maple syrup, and more before folding in bites of dried tart cherries and crunchy almonds and topping with an almond-oat mixture. A side of butter mixed with date syrup and a blend of warming spices (which is also used in the loaf) is perfect for lathering onto each warm slice.
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Cherry-Oat Loaf with Almonds & Cinnamon-Date Butter
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  • ½ cup Rolled Oats
  • 3 Tbsps Dried Tart Cherries
  • 2 tsps Warming Spices (Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom & Allspice)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Biscuit Mix
  • 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
  • ⅔ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 4 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • 2 oz Salted Butter
  • 2 Tbsps Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsps Date Syrup
  • 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 375°F. Roughly chop the cherries. Roughly chop the almonds. In a bowl, combine the flour, biscuit mix, baking powder, half the warming spices (one packet), all but 2 tablespoons of the oats, and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine.

Mix the wet ingredients
2 Mix the wet ingredients

Working in 30 second increments, melt half the butter in a large bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot on the stove, then transfer to a large bowl). Add the cream, crème fraîche, egg, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of water, and all but 2 teaspoons of the sugar; whisk to thoroughly combine.

Make the batter
3 Make the batter

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients; using a spatula, gently mix until only a few white streaks remain. Gently fold in the chopped cherries and half the chopped almonds until just combined.

Assemble & bake the loaf
4 Assemble & bake the loaf

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining rolled oats, remaining chopped almonds, and remaining sugar. Lightly grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Transfer the batter to the pan. Evenly top with the oat mixture. Bake 30 to 33 minutes, or until cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

Make the cinnamon-date butter & serve your dish
5 Make the cinnamon-date butter & serve your dish

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the remaining butter, date syrup, and remaining warming spices. Using a fork, mash until thoroughly combined. Serve the baked loaf with the cinnamon-date butter. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 375°F. Roughly chop the cherries. Roughly chop the almonds. In a bowl, combine the flour, biscuit mix, baking powder, half the warming spices (one packet), all but 2 tablespoons of the oats, and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine.

2 Mix the wet ingredients

Working in 30 second increments, melt half the butter in a large bowl in the microwave (or melt in a small pot on the stove, then transfer to a large bowl). Add the cream, crème fraîche, egg, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of water, and all but 2 teaspoons of the sugar; whisk to thoroughly combine.

Mix the wet ingredients
Make the batter
3 Make the batter

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients; using a spatula, gently mix until only a few white streaks remain. Gently fold in the chopped cherries and half the chopped almonds until just combined.

4 Assemble & bake the loaf

In a separate bowl, combine the remaining rolled oats, remaining chopped almonds, and remaining sugar. Lightly grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Transfer the batter to the pan. Evenly top with the oat mixture. Bake 30 to 33 minutes, or until cooked through and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 5 minutes before serving.

Assemble & bake the loaf
Make the cinnamon-date butter & serve your dish
5 Make the cinnamon-date butter & serve your dish

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the remaining butter, date syrup, and remaining warming spices. Using a fork, mash until thoroughly combined. Serve the baked loaf with the cinnamon-date butter. Enjoy!

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