Monday, 7 March 2016

Grain-free almond bread (GAPS, PALEO, V)

My very first grain-free bread

The first but surely not the last. A very much bread-like bread with no grains. Is it possible? Oh, yeah, it is possible (I was the most surprised). It has a nice crust, it can be slices, it can be toasted, it complements both savoury and sweet flavors, what else do you need? All right, it is not a sourdough but who cares, it is bread, just look at it!

You will need (makes a small loaf 19 x 9 cm, about 10 generous slices):
200 g ground almonds
2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp linseed (flax seed)
1/2 tsp baking soda
generous pinch of Himalayan rock salt

5 eggs, medium/large
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1. Put the ground almonds into a blender fitted with an S-blade and pulse for 10 to 15 seconds.
2. Put the linseed into a coffee grinder and grind it well.
3. In a mixing bowl combine ground almonds, coconut flour, ground linseed, baking soda and salt.

4. Beat the eggs with a hand blender, add melted coconut oil, honey and vinegar. Blend to combine well.
5. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Combine well.
6. Line the loaf tin with unbleached baking paper, scoop in the batter. Place the tin in a preheated oven and bake at 180 C for 35 mins. The crust should be nice and golden.
7. Take the bread out of the tin, peel off the baking paper and let the bread cool down completely on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!

So tasty and so versatile and so bread-like. Use it like you would a grain-based bread. Here is my three (current) favourite way to serve this great bread. For starter, snack or breakfast spread butter on top and add some veg, like tomato or cucumber slices or avocado wedges. To accompany creamy soups toast first, rub with garlic and spread some butter, serve warm. For a quick and super easy treat, toast, spread generous amount of butter on top, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Divine!

Allergy: Nut. Egg. No gluten. No grain. No dairy. No sugar. No yeast. No soya. Vegetarian.

[i] For more GAPS recipe ideas please visit my GAPS recipes selection.

Recipe adapted: Paleo Bread

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