Logan bread- {an actual recipe}

so if you read this blog at all regularly, you’ve noticed that ‘un-recipes’ are a pretty regular occurrence over here. So when I get my act together and actually make a legit recipe…..I have to show it off, right y’all?!

This recipe is for a wonderful thing called Logan Bread. It’s commonly made as a dense, nutritious quick bread that can keep for a longggggggg time (we’re talking months) making it perfect for hiking, backpacking, etc.

The beauty of this bread is that you can pretty much make it as heavy or as light as you like depending on the ingredients you add! I made mine a lot lighter, since I’ll be using it for breakfasts or snacks (instead of for hiking/backpacking when you need a lot of calories in a dense form).

Below I’ll write both versions- the classic recipe, and the version that I made!

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Classic Logan Bread Recipe:

beat together:

-6 eggs -1 cup oil -1 1/2 cups brown sugar -2 cups (4 sticks) melted butter

add:

-1 cup honey -1/2 cup molasses

stir in:

-3 cups sifted white flour -3 cups sifted whole wheat flour -3 tsp baking powder -2 tsp salt

Add*:

-1/2 cup dried milk -1 cup wheat germ -2 1/2 cups oatmeal -1 1/4 cup nuts -2 cups raisins

-mix well

-pour into 4 ‘9×9’ or 5 ‘8×8’ pans and bake for 35 minutes at 300 degrees.**

-seal in plastic bags and freeze.

*this is the step where you can basically add in anything you want- make it heavier/denser for some long days, some backpacing, etc.

**the longer you cook it, the dryer it will become, and the longer it will last.
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Like I mentioned, since my bread was just for snacking or a light breakfast, I didn’t want to go all out and make it super dense. Also, I thought I would experiment with the fats, and see if I couldn’t make it a little bit healthier! I decided to use coconut oil for the oil, and greek yogurt for the butter. My conversions were based on this lovely little chart:

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heres the Logan Bread recipe the lighter way!

beat together:

-3 eggs and 3 egg whites -1 cup coconut oil -1 1/2 cups brown sugar -1 cup of nonfat greek yogurt (plain)

add:

-1 cup honey -1/2 cup molasses

stir in:

-6 cups sifted whole wheat flour -3 tsp baking powder -2 tsp salt

Add*:

-1 cup honey toasted wheat germ (this added awesome taste!) -1 1/2 cups oatmeal -2 cups raisins

-mix well

-pour into 4 ‘9×9’ or 5 ‘8×8’ pans and bake for 35 minutes at 300 degrees.**

-seal in plastic bags and freeze.

and voila! you have yourself some nutritious homemade bars.

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The best part is {unlike all those store bought bars} you can literally control every ingredient going into this!

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Enjoy!   

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