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Parsnip cherry bread
1 vote

Contributed by: Deborah Hayes blog 04/05/2005Added: Feb 14, 2008 at 06:00 PM


It has a sweet and 'spicy' kick to it! Both kids said thumbs up! I am just excited because my five year old has never eaten parsnips before. Before I share the recipe, I must admit: my bread keeps falling. It starts to rise half way through and then always plummets before it's done. Whether it is a noisy kitchen or it is too much moisture, I don't know. But if my kids like the taste, then by golly, it is a success story. :)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 egg plus enough water to equal 1 cup
  • 4 teaspoons of canola oil [or BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced with a food blender
  • 4 teaspoons of brown sugar [or BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2-1/4 cups of whole grain spelt (give or take)
  • 1/3 cup of cherries
  • 1 package of very active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup of raisins.
How to make it:
  1. Place all ingredients except raisins in bread machine. Switch it on.
  2. At the beep, add the raisins.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cherry (all)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Egg (chicken)2 N N N B N N N N
Parsnip4 ,5 ,6 B B B B B B B N
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,4 ,6 N N N N N N N A
Yeast (Bakers)  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[6] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 15, 2008 at 01:20 PM By: Rodney