I am a lover of bread. However, when I decided to consume more gluten-free varieties, finding a bread of this nature was a very tedious journey. So, I opted to make my own bread on occasions. While I have tried using other forms of gluten-free flour, with success, Almond flour is turning out to be one of my favourites. This is due to the fact that I only need one type of flour and a minimal amount of other ingredients to get a healthy, delicious, yet flavourful gluten-free treat. Plus, it is very easy to make Try it nuh!
- 2 cups of almond flour (blanched).
- ¼ cup flaxseed (grounded).
- ½ tsp baking soda.
- ½ tsp salt.
- 4 eggs
- 1 tbsp cooking oil (preference – olive oil).
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp honey/ maple syrup.
- Nuts (your choice and optional).
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC)
- Add all dry ingredients together.
- Add eggs.
- Add olive oil.
- Add vinegar.
- Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Add parchment paper to greased bread pan (9 x 5).
- Brush a little oil to the parchment paper.
- Pour dough and bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean from the center.
- Remove from oven, then let cool.
- Slice and enjoy.
You can enjoy this bread with your choice of toppings (butter, jam etc.). Also, keep it in the fridge for preservation and freshness and try and consume it within a week. However, I have had mine in the fridge for up to 2 weeks on occasions and it was still fresh and tasty. Psst! Those letters you are seeing in the bread (SA) are just my initials. 🙂
~ Almond Flour~
Almond flour is made from the grounding of almonds to a powdery form. It is available in two (2) varieties – Blanched and unblanched. The blanched type is made after the almonds have gone through a process that removes the brown skins from the nuts. As such, it is usually fine in texture. The unbalanced type is just grinded almonds with the skins intact, and as such, is usually coarser in texture. It is also what is known as – Almond meal. So bear this in mind when purchasing.
In general, almond flour is a rich source of protein and healthful fats. It is also rich in other nutrients such as magnesium, manganese, vitamin E and phosphorus. Additionally, it is low in carbohydrates and thus a good choice for persons on a weight loss journey or low-carb diet. It is also purported to be able to help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
To good health!
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