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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Almond Flour Bread : Low Carb, Gluten Free and Grain Free




If you are new to low-carb baking, bread made with almond flour is the easiest low carb flour to begin with. Low-carb almond flour bread is also naturally grain free and gluten free bread.

This is a classic recipe for low-carb almond bread. Throw it all together and voila! A low-carb almond flour bread that slices like the real thing - just low-carb. This should be your go-to recipe for a healthy low-carb bread. Perfect sliced for a low-carb sandwich, toasted or even used for a bread stuffing.

Ingredients:
15 slices

200 g almond meal/flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt, or to taste
20 g psyllium husk
4 eggs
50 g coconut oil melted
125 ml of warm water

Words and image above are Libby's, please see instructions and more at her Ditch The Carbs Site here


this bread can go perfectly with a cheese and meat platter - image from google

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds very delicious. Hugs, Valerie

Crafty Green Poet said...

That would taste great with almond butter!

Jan said...

I love fresh baked bread!
I will be trying this recipe Jan...thank you 💕

roughterrain crane said...

I love almonds. I feel this bread reminds me of what I have to keep in this excessive world.

Ygraine said...

Wow... what a wonderful idea!
I simply adore almonds...in whatever recipe they are used.
I can't wait to try this!

Many thanks. ☺☺

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the bread looks delicious. It is great to have a healthy choice and recipe. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Rose said...

I've wanted to try making a gluten-free bread, but I haven't tried yet. I'm curious, what is psyllium husk, and is it available in most supermarkets?
Hope all is well with you, Jan, and wishing you all the best in 2018!

Caroline Gill said...

A belated happy new year, Jan, and what delicious-looking almond bread!

Christine said...

Looks delicious!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Rose and thanks for your question, which is:
"I'm curious, what is psyllium husk, and is it available in most supermarkets?"

Almond flour doesn’t behave like wheat flour (which many readers may be accustomed to), because there is no gluten to make the bread stretchy or soft. So to make almond flour behave like regular wheat flour, eggs are used for structure, protein and air.

Many low carb recipes also use psyllium, which absorbs water many times its own volume. It also helps give structure and volume to a low-carb bread recipe, and adds plenty of fibre.

Psyllium is available as Husks whole or Powder and most low carbers do get theirs from sites such as Amazon.

Gluten Free Girl ... Shauna explains about Psyllium on her site ... she says:
" You may have noticed: we’re using psyllium husk in some of our baked goods recipes lately. And many of you have been writing to ask us — what the heck is psyllium husk?

Just a few notes for you...

Psyllium is sold as whole psyllium husks and psyllium powder. In my experience, the whole husks are the most effective. However, if you only have access to psyllium powder, then use that in equal volume as the husks in the recipe.

You don’t need psyllium for all gluten-free baked goods. Instead, think about the baked goods that truly rely on gluten — breads, pizza dough, rolls, pasta. These do well with a touch of psyllium.

And if you can’t find it at your store immediately, look in the health section. It’s often sold as COLON CLEANSER. That may not sound appetizing, but it works in baked goods. (You’re only using 1 to 3 tablespoons for an entire batch of bread dough, so the cleaning qualities are pretty minimal. But if you bake often, you’re going to be regular!)
Try some. I think you’ll be surprised at how well this works in gluten-free baking."

There is also a video on her site so do pop over and see, use this link here
https://glutenfreegirl.com/2012/07/what-is-psyllium-husk/

Hope this helps.
Happy Low Carb Bread Making.

All the best Jan

Missy George said...

Everything looks yummy Jan..That tray looks wonderful..Enjoy your day

Catarina said...

I will make this bread this week once I buy coconut oil and phyllium - 2 ingredients I never use.
Thanks!

William Kendall said...

I can't recall hearing of almond flour before.

Snowbird said...

How good it looks. I must admit to having never made my own bread.xxx

Regine Karpel said...

Yum.

Elephant's Child said...

Interesting. And I had never considered the difficulties that making bread from gluten free ingredients could cause.

Adam said...

looks good

Amy Purdy said...

I bet this is really good, but my husband is allergic to almonds. We haven't quite found a good substitute for almond flour.

Lowcarb team member said...

Amy Purdy said:
"I bet this is really good, but my husband is allergic to almonds. We haven't quite found a good substitute for almond flour."

Hello Amy, could you consider using Coconut Flour in your recipes?

Coconut Flour vs Almond Flour

'There is always debate regarding coconut flour vs almond flour. Both are gluten free, both are grain free and both are used heavily in low carb and Paleo cooking.
Both are less processed than “healthy whole-grains”, both coconut flour and almond flour are more nutritious flours without the need for fortification, that many wheat based products often have.'

above words and more to read at article here
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/ultimate-guide-coconut-flour-vs-almond-flour/

If you are looking for coconut flour recipes you will find some here
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/category/low-carb-coconut-flour-recipes/

Hope this helps

Happy Cooking, Happy Eating

All the best Jan

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, I'll have to give that a try, cheers Jan.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello,
That's looking very well. A delicious bread.
Beautifully made that slice with meat, tasty cheese and other healthy refreshments. Hmmm...!!

Greetings, Marco

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hi, Jan ... it's so nice that you continue to drop in my place. I feel a little guilty, but I'm not what you'd call the healthiest cook, and never will be. We are a meat and potato family. My wife is very picky so I don't try to change-up very much. Otherwise I would be here daily snagging ideas for the next dinner. Cheers -Mac

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

plus, I should add I'm a really lazy cook.

Our photos said...

Hmmm, that looks good !

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That looks so yummy!

Pom Pom said...

It looks so dense and tasty!

DMS said...

This sounds tasty. I would love to try some! Thanks for sharing. :)
~Jess

Conniecrafter said...

We tried this bread when we first started our gluten free diet and neither of us cared for it at all, we just totally cut out bread instead, but I know of others that didn't mind it

Carol Blackburn said...

I've made almond buns and they were delicious. Looks so good with butter on it.

Gloria Baker said...

this sounds amazing Jean! I have almond flour, I use to some recipes and love it!

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so good! Thank you Jan!

Amy Purdy said...

Thanks, I will try that.

Carol Blackburn said...

I made almond buns and they were very tasty but the grainy feel was a bit much. Maybe I need a finer ground almond flour next time. Enjoy your day.

Lowcarb team member said...

Carol Blackburn said:
"I made almond buns and they were very tasty but the grainy feel was a bit much. Maybe I need a finer ground almond flour next time. Enjoy your day."


Hello Carol, and thanks for your comment.
Great that you made some almond buns … next time try the 'Super Fine Almond Flour'!

All the best Jan