Being stuck at home with nothing else to do except write, create videos, and cook has led to long creative hours. Today, I played with an oldie but goodie recipe, my Rustic Almond Flour Loaf. I played with it because my husband and I are on the fence with eggs. They are a terrific source of protein, but sometimes they don’t sit well with either of us. So, I wanted to see if I could still make some of my normal recipes using alternative ingredients.
Turns out, it’s still delicious. I mean, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. This gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and low sodium bread is great for a snack, or with any meal. And now, with the substitution of ground flax seed for eggs, it is also vegan.
Watch the video on YouTube here: Rustic Almond Flour Loaf
The original recipe is in my ZooFit Safari. Try the modified version yourself
Rustic Almond Flour Loaf
6 servings- 340 calories, 14g protein, 19g fat, 16g carbs
- ½ cup ground flax seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, divided
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup black olives, chopped
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in olive oil and water
- 2 Tbsp rosemary
- In a small mixing bowl, combine flax seed and chia seed, almond milk, and 1 Tbsp vinegar. Mix until smooth. Let stand for 5 minutes
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and remaining apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Stir in olives, tomatoes and rosemary. Add chia/flax mixture to almond meal and mix well to form stiff dough that is shaped like a ball.
- Turn dough onto parchment lined baking sheet and form into an oblong loaf. Using a serrated knife, cut two or three diagonal slits in top of loaf.
- Set oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cut into smaller loafs to cook faster. Turn off oven and let passively bake for 5-10 minutes
- Remove from the oven, let finish cooling down before slicing and serving.
So, I’m getting more proficient at making videos, but I’m forgetting to take photos of the food before I release the food hound on my creations. Baby steps. But it’s a pretty bread, great for (not) sharing, and letting you eat clean and live green, even with a tiny kitchen.