I miss bread. Plain and simple. Not only for the taste, but for the practicality it brings to the table as well. What I don’t miss is how my body feels after I eat bread and other wheat products. Every Saturday, I give myself a “cheat day” in which I allow myself to eat certain foods I eliminated from my diet throughout the week. Without fail, I often feel miserable at the end of the day and can’t wait to get back to my gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free diet the next day. That’s where this recipe comes in.
Getting back to the practicality of bread… Let me share a few reasons why I love this recipe:
1) I can make sandwiches again. I LOVE sandwiches. I still eat stuff that goes inside sandwiches such as tuna, egg salad, cold cuts (sparingly), etc. However, as good as they taste on a salad, rolled-up, or just plain, there’s something about picking up a sandwich that just can’t be replaced in my eyes.
2) I make a lot of burgers for dinner. I’ve used this bread recipe as buns for my burgers. Again, being able to pick up a burger with your hands when you eat it, rather than cut it with a fork and knife, truly gives you the full burger experience.
3) It’s very filling. One slice topped with a nut butter, butter/ghee, jam, or any spread of your choice is perfect for a quick snack in the middle of the day. I personally like to eat a slice when I get home from work and am hungry but it’s too early to serve dinner.
4) It’s nutritious and good for you! This bread is packed with Omega-3 essential fatty acids (aka good fats), fiber, and other disease fighting nutrients.
I’ve been experimenting A LOT to find the perfect recipe. I made four different batches of bread /bagels last week alone to see what works best. I think I’ve finally narrowed down my favorite batch so far. Comment below to let me know what you think! :)
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour, blanched
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 2 tablespoons garbanzo been flour
- 1 teaspoon stevia (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 eggs
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chia or sesame seeds (optional)
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 7x3 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- 2. Pulse together almond flour, flaxseed meal, garbanzo bean flour, stevia, baking soda, and salt in a food processor until evenly mixed.
- 3. Add in eggs and vinegar and continue to pulse until evenly mixed.
- 4. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and top with chia seeds or sesame seeds.
- 5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- 6. Let cool for about 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!