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Sunday, 2 February 2020

Almond Flour Spinach Loaf : Now that's different !


"It’s no wonder spinach was Popeye’s food of choice, with just one cup serving providing 35% of your daily iron needs, 84% of your manganese, 65% of your Folate and a whopping 300% of your daily vitamin A requirement!"


How about using spinach in a loaf made using almond flour! Good, tasty and that little bit different, so for a Spinach Loaf, here is what you need and do ...

SPINACH LOAF
WHAT YOU NEED
250 g (9 oz./21/2 cups) almond flour
1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
2 bunches English spinach blanched and drained
3 organic eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons additive-free coconut milk
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

WHAT TO DO
Preheat the oven to 175°c (345°F/gas 3–4) and grease and flour a 20 x 9 cm (8 x 31/2 inch) loaf (bar) tin.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Whizz the spinach in a processor (or chop it finely) and add to the bowl, along with the eggs, coconut milk, lemon juice, butter and apple cider vinegar.
Mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface with the back of a spoon dipped in cold water.
Bake loaf on middle rack of the oven for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool, then enjoy!
The bread will keep for up to 1 week in a sealed container in the fridge, or can be frozen for up to 1 month

Recipe idea from Lee Holmes
Need help with weight/measurement conversion, see here 

Health Benefits of Spinach
More about the benefits of spinach here


Low Carb Flours
The above recipe uses 'low carb flour' and if you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour, and how to use them in your old regular high carb recipes is a common question. Of course you may also be interested, or want to know more about them. If that is the case then Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site has a very good guide, and you can read it here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and 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

28 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds good! Valerie

Catarina said...

Never heard of such a loaf!
I will make it ... I enjoy culinary adventures!
I just have to find out the difference between English spinach and American spinach! :))

Tom said...

...if it's good enough for Popeye, it's good enough for me.

DMS said...

This sounds different and tasty. I hope I can find some time to make it- or find someone who will make some for me to share. :)
~Jess

Jo said...

That is different. I'm willing to give anything a go once.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

This recipe intrigues me but I don't really understand what you mean by two bunches of English spinach. How much is that in weight, do you think?

Lowcarb team member said...

Thickethouse.wordpress said...
This recipe intrigues me but I don't really understand what you mean by two bunches of English spinach. How much is that in weight, do you think?

Hello there, and many thanks for your comment and question.
In grams this would be between 400-500g, so perhaps use about 450g, this should be fine!

All the best Jan

Rain said...

I love fresh spinach! I'm not usually a fan of the cooked stuff, unless I "hide" it in something like pasta or soups!

Sue said...

Well this sounds different, and I do like spinach, (thought it took me 60 years to find that out) Have a great week, Sue xx

Snowbird said...

This does sound yummy!xxx

Elephant's Child said...

That sounds good.
And would go very well with rather a lot of cheese varieties.

happyone said...

We sure like spinach at my house.

Christine said...

sounds good!

Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't tried almond flour yet but it's on my list of things to try.

Martha said...

It does sound good!

Lorrie said...

Spinach loaf sounds interesting and delicious! Something different!

Margaret D said...

That is different.

Sami said...

Interesting loaf Jan.
Have a great day.

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Iris Flavia said...

That sounds yummy, will show it to Hubby!

eileeninmd said...

hello,

Spinach and Almond flour, sounds healthy and gluten free. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

It doesn't sound very appealing to me although I do eat baby spinach in salads.

carol l mckenna said...

oh sounds and looks healthy and delicious ^_^

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Miss Val's Creations said...

This intrigues me so I printed the recipe! I really can't imagine the taste but I do love spinach.

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

I love spinachs !

iogame.top2020 said...

Thank you for sharing a great article

William Kendall said...

That sounds different.

Healthytips said...

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