The Pangiallo Romano, literally “Roman Yellow Bread,” is a Roman dessert typically with a golden crust. This one is a healthier version, so no yellow crust, fewer calories.
This seasonal recipe reminds me of the Christmas cake we have in Panama, my hometown, since it shares some commonalities, such as candied and dry fruits and nuts. However, what makes it very different is the presence of chocolate, honey, and saffron.
I made two versions: a traditional one, where I only changed the only non-vegan ingredient to make it vegan: Maple Syrup in place of honey.
We replaced some of the ingredients from the traditional version. For example, we changed some of the raisins for Goji Berries and organic candied ginger. Also, we changed a portion of the chocolate for Organic Cocoa Nibs. Also, I changed the standard all-purpose flour for almond flour. So it resulted in fewer calories and a barely noticeable change in the flavor.
How to Make a Pangiallo Romano (Healthier Version)
Mix all the ingredients in a Food Processor.
With your hands, make a thick plate shape on top of a parchment paper.
Take it out of the oven after approximately 40 minutes. Done!
This second version follows the same proportions. I made it a little healthier by changing a couple of ingredients.
Adding Goji Berries to your diet
According to Medical News Today, There are significant benefits related to adding goji berries to your diet, including:
- Preventing liver damage
- Protecting the eyes
- Providing immune system support
- Protecting against cancer
- Promoting healthy skin
- Stabilization of blood sugar
- Improvement on depression, anxiety, and sleep.
Including more Ginger in your daily routine
As we did in this recipe, we include ginger in our morning juicing because ginger has excellent immune system support and anti-inflammatory properties.
Curious to see the Traditional Pangiallo Romano Recipe?
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Pangiallo Romano Healthier (No-Graze Version)
- Preheat the oven to 350 ºF (175 ºC).
- Prepare a tray with parchment paper.
- Grind the orange and lemon zest avoiding the bitter white part.
- Coarsely chop the almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts. I use a blender on minimum speed for 10 seconds.
- Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate in a bowl with a spoon.
- Melt the chocolate in a water bath or the microwave for 3 minutes.
- Add it to the mix using the spoon, and then use your hands as soon the mixture has cooled down (approx 10 seconds).
- Mix everything until you obtain a homogeneous mixture.
- With floured hands, form a ball and place it on a pan with parchment paper. Flatten it a little bit with the palm of your hands.
- Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes.
Take it out of the oven and let it cool completely before serving.
Let it cool completely before serving.
Feel free to make it without the grazing is just as good.
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