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Edam Riviera breakfast bread

10 portions


  • 250 ml (1 cup) whole wheat flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 125 ml (½ cup) oatmeal
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) wheat or oat bran
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) flax seed, ground
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) baking soda
  • 125 ml (½ cup) butter, softened
  • 125 ml (½ cup) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 375 ml (1½ cup) bananas, mashed
  • 180 ml (¾ cup) milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) carrots, grated
  • 250 ml (1 cup) zucchini, grated
  • 125 ml (½ cup) pecan pieces
  • 125 ml (½ cup) dried cranberries
  • 200 g (7 oz.) Edam Riviera cheese, cubed


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  • Preheat oven to 180oC (350oF). Grease and flour a large loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients and make a well in the middle. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously between each addition. Stir in the mashed bananas and milk. Gradually add the wet ingredients into the middle of the dry ingredients, stirring with a fork until smooth.
  • Stir in the carrots, zucchini, pecans, dried cranberries and cheese cubes.
  • Spread the batter in the pan and bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Serve in slices for breakfast. Slices may be reheated in the toaster if desired.



  • Breakfast bread keeps for 1 day at room temperature and then for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator. The batter can also be refrigerated for up to 24 hours before baking. Baked breakfast bread can be frozen whole or sliced.


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