This sea berry & pomegranate loaf is not only sweet, satisfying, festive, and perfect with a hot cup of tea on a cold day…it’s also packed with omegas and healthy vitamins and minerals. Sea berry, or sea buckthorn is also anti-inflammatory, helps to lower cholesterol, assists with collagen production and is packed with antioxidants. The tartness of the sea berry pairs perfectly with the sweet loaf and pomegranate. This is a treat that might seem like a bit of an indulgence, but is also healthy! In a pinch, the sea berry could also be subbed out for lemon juice for a lemon & pomegranate loaf.

Sea Berry & Pomegranate Loaf with Sea Berry Glaze [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

60

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Ingredients

For the Loaf:

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plant based milk + the juice of 1 lemon (makes a vegan buttermilk consistency)
  • 1/4 cup sea berry puree
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate (1/2 cup in the loaf, use the rest for topping) + 2 tablespoons flour for coating
  • vegan butter to grease the pan

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup sea berry puree
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
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Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar).
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Add wet ingredients (milk + lemon mixture, sea berry puree).  Mix until well combined.
  5. Coat 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds with 2 tbsp of flour.  This helps them to not sink to the bottom of the batter.
  6. Fold floured pomegranate seeds in to batter.
  7. Grease a loaf pan and pour in batter.
  8. Bake for 1 hour (check after 45 minutes).
  9. While your loaf is cooking, mix together glaze ingredients.  Add additional icing sugar or water to achieve desired consistency.
  10. When your loaf is done, allow it to cool.
  11. Drizzle your cooled loaf with your glaze, and sprinkle with additional pomegranates, or, you know, just go ahead and dip right in to the bowl of glaze.  No one is watching :).
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