Delicious Brazil Nut Loaf – Gluten-Free Recipe!

Welcome to my kitchen! I am excited to share with you my Brazil Nut Loaf recipe that brings together some of the best ingredients and flavors from both Brazilian and American cuisine. This nutty sensation recipe is perfect for those who love healthy and flavorful meals that are easy to make.

As someone who has tasted and tested many nut-based recipes, I can confidently say that this Brazil Nut Loaf is in a league of its own. It combines three types of nuts — hazelnuts, mixed herbs, and, of course, Brazil nuts — with the sweetness of cherries and dates to create an irresistible taste that will leave you wanting more.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is its versatility. It’s perfect as a vegetarian main dish for Christmas dinner or any special occasion. However, it’s also a great option for those looking for meatless and healthy alternatives for everyday meals.

So let’s dive right in and start cooking this delicious nut loaf that will have your taste buds dancing in delight!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazil Nut Loaf
Brazil Nut Loaf

Are you tired of the same old boring recipes? Ready to try something new and unique? Look no further than this Brazil Nut Loaf recipe!

This dish offers a burst of flavor that is sure to delight your taste buds. The combination of mixed herbs, garlic, celery, leek, onion, and olive oil create a savory flavor that perfectly complements the rich texture and taste of the brazil nuts. But that’s not all – this recipe also includes a touch of sweetness from dates and cherries, making it a well-balanced meal that’s perfect for any time of day.

And let’s talk about the health benefits of brazil nuts. They’re high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals – making them an excellent addition to any diet. Not only are you going to love the taste of this dish, but it’s also packed with essential nutrients that your body craves. Plus, it’s vegetarian-friendly, so it’s a great option for anyone looking to reduce their meat consumption while still enjoying a satisfying meal.

Don’t limit yourself to traditional dishes – try this Brazil Nut Loaf recipe today and discover the delicious and healthy flavors that await you!

Ingredient List

“A hearty and nutty loaf loaded with Brazil nuts!”

Gather These Ingredients
Main Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mixed nuts (hazelnuts, brazil nuts)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 leek
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plain flour (substitute white whole wheat flour for a healthier option)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup water

For the Nut Mixture:

  • 3/4 cup brazil nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates and cherries, chopped

Note: You can also use apricots or other dried fruits for this recipe.

Make sure to gather all the ingredients before starting to prepare them. The main ingredients include hazelnuts, brazil nuts, rolled oats, leek, garlic cloves, celery ribs, onion, and white wine. For the dry ingredients, you will need plain flour (or white whole wheat flour as a healthier option), baking powder and caster sugar. You will also need olive oil and water for the wet ingredients. Finally, for the nut mixture, you will need some chopped brazil nuts, dates and cherries. Don’t forget that you can also use apricots or other dried fruits depending on your preference or what’s available in your pantry.

The Recipe How-To

“Savor the earthy flavors of Brazil with every bite.”

Let’s dive into how to make a delicious Brazil Nut Loaf that will leave your taste buds wanting more!


Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of finely chopped brazil nuts
  • 1 cup of finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

Step One: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or waxed paper.

Step Two: Prepare the Recipe Ingredients

Chop the onion, garlic, celery, and leek using a food processor. Add these to a large mixing bowl with the rolled oats, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, flour, mixed herbs, baking powder and salt and pepper.

Step Three: Mix Your Ingredients

Mix all the ingredients in the bowl until they are thoroughly combined.

Step Four: Add White Wine or Plain Water

Add just enough white wine or plain water to moisten the mixture without making it too wet. Stir well until you have an even consistency.

Step Five: Place Your Mixture into Your Loaf Pan

Transfer your mixture into your prepared loaf pan and spread it evenly with a spatula.

Step Six: Bake Your Nut Loaf

Bake your loaf for approximately one hour until it is firm to the touch and golden brown on top.

Once baked, leave it to cool before slicing into thick portions and enjoying!

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Make sure that all of your nuts are finely chopped to ensure an even consistency in your loaf.
  • Use a food processor to speed up the preparation process.
  • Be sure to add just enough liquid so that your mixture is moist, but not too wet.

With these tips and tricks, you should be able to make a tantalizing Brazil Nut Loaf that is sure to be a hit at any get-together or Sunday dinner!

Substitutions and Variations

“Brazil nuts take center stage in this delicious loaf.”

When it comes to cooking, I believe in embracing creativity and trying new things – and this nut loaf recipe is absolutely perfect for experimentation! Here are some substitutions and variations you can try out:

1. Mixed nuts: If you’re a fan of different types of nuts, why not try using a mix of hazelnuts and Brazil nuts? You can also add some chopped almonds or pecans for extra crunch.

2. Dried fruit: Instead of using dates and cherries, you can opt for apricots, cranberries, or raisins. These will complement the nutty flavors of the loaf and add an extra level of sweetness.

3. Gluten-free: To make this recipe gluten-free, simply swap all-purpose flour for almond or coconut flour. Keep in mind that the texture may differ slightly from the original recipe due to this substitution.

4. Vegan-friendly: This nut loaf already caters to vegetarians, but if you’re looking to make it vegan-friendly, trade the honey for maple syrup or agave nectar. Flax eggs can replace regular eggs as well.

5. Spices: While this recipe calls for mixed herbs, feel free to mix things up by adding your favorite seasonings such as cumin, coriander or paprika. A touch of smoked paprika would be perfect too!

6. Wine: If you don’t have white wine on hand, no worries! Swap in apple cider vinegar (or water) as a substitute.

7. Nut butter: Add 1/4 cup of Brazil nut butter in the mixture to add even more nutty flavor to your loaf.

8. Loaf size: For mini-loafs use mini muffin tins with cupcake liners greased well in grapeseed oil or stick with making one larger loaf pan until needed.

Remember that cooking is all about experimenting and finding what works best for your tastes and preferences! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your ingredients and make this recipe your own.

Serving and Pairing

“A perfect vegetarian option that doesn’t skimp on flavor.”

Nothing quite beats the satisfaction of cutting yourself a perfect slice of nut loaf and savoring it with your favorite drink. This Brazil Nut Loaf Recipe is versatile and pairs with many dishes. Here are some fantastic ideas for serving and pairing this scrumptious recipe:

1. Breakfast in bed: Start your day off right with a slice of warm, nutty goodness. Serve with scrambled eggs, sautéed kale and mushrooms.

2. Winter Comfort Food: Pair this hearty and delicious Brazil Nut Loaf with a serving of steaming vegetable-laden soup or even roast recipes for a perfect winter comfort food fare.

3. Christmas Dinner: This vegetarian nut loaf is the perfect festive centerpiece to serve at your Christmas dinner. The sensory appeal of its bold flavor profile and texture will delight meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Serve alongside flavorful sides such as roasted Brussels sprouts or mashed sweet potatoes.

4. Lunchbox Delight: Wrap-up slices of Brazil Nut Loaf for an on-the-go lunch-box option ensuring you stay satisfied throughout the day.

5. Sweet Sensation: Impress your guests by pairing nut cake recipes like Banana Bread or Apricot Brazil Nut Butter Cake with slices of Brazil Nut Loaf as a dessert option at your next dinner party.

6. Healthy Snack Option: Feeling peckish? Enjoy a couple of slices of this healthy Brazil Nut sensation after exercise or as an afternoon snack pick-me-up.

Regardless of how you choose to serve it up, make sure to fetch that cuppa Joe, sit back, relax and enjoy every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A nutty twist on a classic loaf recipe.”

As a busy chef, I always consider the time factor when creating recipes, and this Brazil Nut Loaf recipe is no exception. One of its advantages is that it can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve. This allows for more efficiency in the kitchen as well as more convenience for the home cook or busy parent.

To make ahead, prepare the loaf as instructed in the recipe and let it cool completely. After that, you can store it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If you wish to store it for longer than that, you can also freeze it for up to a month.

When reheating, you can either use a microwave or an oven. To reheat using a microwave, slice the loaf into portions and place them on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 30 seconds intervals until heated through. To reheat using an oven, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) degrees and place the loaf in an oven-safe dish with 1/4 cup of water. Cover with aluminum foil and heat for around 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

One tip I have is to add a little bit of oil or butter on top of each slice before reheating to prevent it from drying out. Additionally, feel free to experiment with different garnishes like mixed herbs, green onions, or chopped nuts to add some extra flavor and crunch.

Enjoy this Brazil Nut Loaf even after mealtime has passed by storing it properly and reheating it with these easy steps!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Get a taste of South America in every slice.”

When it comes to preparing the Brazil Nut Loaf, there are a few tips and tricks you won’t want to miss out on. Whether you’re an experienced cook or new to plant-based recipes, these helpful hints will ensure your nut loaf turns out just as you envisioned it. So, let’s jump in with both feet and explore some of my tried-and-true secrets for making the most delicious Brazil Nut Loaf.

First things first: make sure to preheat your oven. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s essential for ensuring your loaf bakes evenly throughout. You’ll want to get your oven up to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit before popping in the loaf pan.

Another crucial step is lining your loaf pan with parchment paper or waxed paper. This will keep the loaf from sticking to the pan and make clean-up a breeze when you’re done cooking. Trust me – it’s much easier to clean up any drips or spills before they have time to harden and move in!

One of the most important aspects of this recipe is the mixing process. Be sure to mix your ingredients thoroughly, so everything is evenly distributed throughout the batter. I recommend using a drum mixer or electric hand mixer for best results.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to give your nut loaf an extra burst of flavor, consider adding in some dried fruit during the mixing process. Dates or apricots are excellent options that can add a sweet touch without overwhelming the other flavors.

Lastly, allow enough time for the loaf to cool down before slicing into it. This will help keep its shape and prevent it from crumbling too easily. If you’re in a hurry, try placing it in the freezer for ten minutes instead of letting it cool on the counter.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious and memorable Brazil Nut Loaf that’s perfect for vegetarians, holiday dinners, or just a tasty plant-based meal any time of year. So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Bottom Line

in the style of Brené Brown:

As a chef who specializes in both Brazilian and American cuisine, I can assure you that this Brazil Nut Loaf recipe truly captures the best of both worlds. The mix of ingredients such as mixed herbs, rolled oats, hazelnuts, and, of course, Brazil nuts provides a unique blend of flavors and textures that will satisfy any palate.

Whether you are looking for a healthy vegetarian option for Christmas dinner or simply want to try something new in the kitchen, this nut loaf recipe is worth giving a try. Trust me; it won’t disappoint.

From serving and pairing ideas to make-ahead tips and perfect result suggestions, I have covered everything you need to know about making this Brazil Nut Loaf. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!

And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try experimenting with some substitutions and variations to make this recipe fit your taste buds even more. This is one of those recipes that is sure to become a staple in your kitchen once you’ve tried it.

So go ahead and put on some music, get out your baking pans and ingredients, and let’s create something beautiful together. From roast recipes to fruitcake recipes to banana bread recipes, there’s no shortage of great nut recipes out there to try today. But Magdalena Brazil Nut Loaf just might be the one that steals your heart.

Remember; cooking is an art form. So don’t be afraid to get creative, make mistakes, and enjoy the process. Here’s hoping this recipe brings just as much joy into your life as it has brought into mine. Happy cooking!

Brazil Nut Loaf

Brazil Nut Loaf Recipe

Easy moist nut loaf with a twist
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 620.5 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 3 -4 sticks celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon wholemeal flour
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 6 ounces brazil nuts
  • 2 ounces ground hazelnuts
  • 4 ounces wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mixed herbs (1 teaspoon dried)
  • 3 -4 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a shallow pan and fry the onion, leek, celery and garlic until soft.
  • Add the tablespoon of flour and cook for 1 minute then add the wine and cook on medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  • Grind 4oz of the brazil nuts finely and roughly chopped the remainder. Put these in a bowl with the hazelnuts, breadcrumbs and rolled oats. Add the onion mixture, the yoghurt and seasoning.
  • Mix well then fill a prelined loaf tin and cover with foil.
  • Cook at 175C for 50mins - 1 hour.
  • Remove from the tin and serve with roast potatoes and vegetables.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 149gCalories: 620.5kcalCarbohydrates: 39.1gProtein: 13.7gFat: 45.7gSaturated Fat: 8.6gCholesterol: 1.5mgSodium: 245.6mgFiber: 7.3gSugar: 6.9g
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.