Cucumber Walnut Bread

Vegan Cucumber walnut bread!

Cucumber Walnut Bread

This day marks a special day in Simple Sumptuous Cooking because it marks the two year anniversary of the blog. I want to thank all my readers, friends and family for your unbelievable response and support. I want to share a unique recipe to mark this special day….Cucumber Walnut Bread!

This bread recipe is just right: 100% whole wheat, no eggs (cholesterol free), with a light, decadent crumb. Moreover, the prep time 20 minutes. A crisp flavor of cucumber paired with walnuts is a unique way to awaken your taste buds. The recipe is not very different from that of mango bread that I shared in the past. Since Cucumbers contain more water, you have to be sure to strain excess water from them before you add them. Excess water can ruin the dough pretty fast.

Cucumber Walnut BreadI saved the excess water in a bowl, so I can add it later if the dough turns out too dry. Apart from that, the procedure is very simple. Although I found several recipes for Zucchini bread and a few recipes for cucumber bread, there aren’t any vegan version.

Cucumber Walnut BreadSimilar to some of my recipes like Vegan Honey Cake or Rustic Almond Chocolate chip cookie, I used flax-eggs as an egg replacement. Just whisk 2 tablespoons of flax meal in 6 tablespoons of warm water and you have an excellent, cholesterol-free egg replacement!

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Here are the recipe details….

Cucumber Walnut Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This bread recipe is just right: 100% whole wheat, no eggs (cholesterol free), with a light, decadent crumb. Moreover, the prep time 20 minutes. A crisp flavor of cucumber paired with walnuts is a unique way to awaken your taste buds.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Uma Srinivas
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Oil or any oil
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 cup grated cucumber
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 6 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan lightly with oil.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk and mix the dry ingredients: Wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon.

  3. Grate the cucumber and strain excess water. Do not press or squeeze.

    In a different bowl, add organic sugar, oil, vanilla essence, and flax eggs. (2 tbsp flax meal add 6 tbsp warm water)

    Mix them well for an even mix.

  4. Combine the wet mixture with the flour mixture and stir until the mixture is homogeneous. later add walnuts, mix gently.

    Pour the batter into a pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  5. Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool down for 20 minutes before cutting the slices to prevent it from breaking apart.

    Cucumber Walnut Bread is ready!

Recipe Notes

Since Cucumbers contain more water, you have to be sure to strain excess water from them before you add them. Excess water can ruin the dough pretty fast. I saved the excess water in a bowl, so I can add it later if the dough turns out too dry. Apart from that, the procedure is very simple.

 

Cucumber Walnut Bread

 

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10 thoughts on “Cucumber Walnut Bread

  1. This is totally new to me. I’ve never heard of cucumber bread and I’m sure I’d love it! Thank you for the wonderful recipe, Uma!

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