Pear and Hazelnut Chai Loaf (Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free) + Children’s Party

IMG_3171 (640x427)I had to face one of my fears the other weekend. 

It was a kid’s party. I’m staring at tiny teddies, fairy bread, cordial, meat pies, iced cupcakes. Talk about gluten and sugar filled treats.

I breathe. 

Then I say to myself that… “it’s ok. Asher will be fine.” And was appalled by my own judgement of party food-especially when I spoke about not having judgement previously. IMG_3172 (640x427)

Asher got away with a small triangle of fairy bread and two tiny meat pies. 

There were lollies in the goodie bag, but he only wanted the bubbles. 

Then we ate lunch as a family at a cafe, where Asher tucked into a plate of roasted beetroot, potato, sweet potato, carrots, quinoa with almonds and even sneaked in some spinach leaves. 

All will be ok.Pear loaf

I posted this on Instagram and it was re posted a few times. Totally a favourite in my household.

Pear and Walnut Chai Bread
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Cook Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
  1. 2 cups of hazelnut meal
  2. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  3. 1 tsp bicarb soda
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and zest
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 1/2 cup almond milk
  8. vanilla
  9. 1 tbsp cinnamon
  10. 1/2 cup of chai tea (I used a rooibos one for non caffeinated)
  11. cinnamon
  12. pinch of salt
  13. 1 square of dark chocolate
  14. 2 small pears or 1 large one (reserving a few pieces for decoration)
  15. Optional: cacao nibs and chopped hazelnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line loaf tin.
  2. Into a food processor goes all the ingredients (But the reserved pear). Spoon mixture into tin. Top with pear and hazelnuts if desire. Bake for 45 minutes.
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