Most of the time when I get an idea for a recipe, I have a fairly clear idea of what the outcome will be. I already have a tentative plan, know what ingredients I will be using, an idea of how I want the final product to look, etc. However, every now and then I step into the kitchen, throw a bunch of things together, cross my fingers, close my eyes, and simply hope for the best. Sometimes, things come out of the oven or off the stove as epic FAILS that I wouldn’t even let my family take a nibble. And other times, I take my first taste test and swear that my oven/stove has magical powers because whatever craziness I had thrown in the pan comes out a thousand times better than I could have imagine. This recipe definitely falls into that last category. I’m not sure what I did or why I did, but am thankful for my magic oven for this one!
My “Ultimate Breakfast Loaf” is absolutely fantastic if I do say so myself. SO many flavors and textures with each and every single bite. Whole grains, coconut flour, coconut, cranberries, blueberries, pistachios, chia seeds, zucchini, and the absolute BEST granola I have EVER had all baked into these adorable little mini loaves. Don’t have a mini loaf pan? No problem. These can easily be made into muffins!!! What I like about the loaf though, is I can slice it and toast it up for even more texture. It’s phenomenal this way with a little but of sun butter or any other kind of nut butter for that matter (everything is just a little bit better with some nut butter though). Just adds yet another layer of flavor and texture!
Even looking at the tops of these loaves, you may get overwhelmed at the amount of “stuff”. There certainly is a lot going on.
However, just imagine biting into a slice and what ALL of those flavors will do together…
All of those toppings just bake, melt, and mold themselves right into the bread!
Again, that Kodiak Granola is hands down the most flavorful and amazing I have ever had. I honestly, cannot describe how great it is. I’m pretty sure its intended to be a quick and convenient meal or snack (hence it being packaged in individual microwaveable containers) but the serving size is also perfect for so many recipes! It’s great to use in a trail mix, with milk (hot OR cold, in baked goods, or even as a little snack to throw in a baggie and munch on! I gotta say though, using it as a topping on this bread might be my favorite use for it!