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Monday 31 August 2015

Zucchini / Courgette, Carrot and Olive Loaf : Grain Free : Gluten Free


If you ever wondered whether it’s possible to make a grain free, gluten free bread that tastes good, then wonder no more. Here’s a recipe for those of you who are sensitive to, or need to follow a grain/gluten free diet.

Please note that this recipe contains eggs.


Makes One Loaf
2 1/2 cups of almond meal
1/2 cup LSA ( linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds -
or more almond meal)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1 cup of grated zucchini, liquid squeezed out as much as possible
1 cup of grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped olives of choice
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp fresh thyme (1/2 if dried)
4 eggs (the best you can afford)

1.Turn on oven to 160 degrees Celcius. Line a loaf tin with baking paper and set aside.

2.In a large bowl, add eggs and whisk lightly, add oil, zucchini, carrots, olives and stir well to combine.

3.In a medium bowl, add all the dry ingredients and combine well. Combine with wet ingredients and stir until the mixture is well incorporated into each other.

4.Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf tin, and use a spatula or back of a spoon to smooth the surface.

5. Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 1.5 hours. It is ready when a skewer placed in the centre comes out clean.

6.Be mindful that all ovens are slightly different so start checking the bread after the 1 hour mark.

7.Leave bread to cool completely before slicing.

This bread stores well cut into slices and in the freezer, or you can store it at room temperature for up to 3 days. Otherwise, keep unused bread, tightly wrapped in cling wrap, in the fridge.

And how about this idea ...

... fry a slice in a skillet / pan with a little bit of coconut oil and serve it hot with smashed avocado, fresh tomato, etc etc ... The choice is yours.

Recipe idea from Brenda here

Another lovely bread recipe is Broccoli protein bread here

... and have you seen this flaxseed loaf or this rosemary and thyme loaf ?

Happy baking ... I can smell the aroma from here

All the best Jan


DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely looking breakfast. Thanks Jan :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks a great loaf!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a delicious and healthy bread recipe! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

goodness...healthy and delicious!!!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks to Denise, 'CGP' Eileen and Debbie for your comments, it's always lovely to receive them.

This is a very nice recipe, which I'm sure you will enjoy.

Make sure you have butter in the house .. it goes well on a slice of this!

All the best Jan

Jo said...

That looks delicious. I like the idea of frying a slice and adding tomato.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo, this is a lovely recipe and great to fry a slice and enjoy tomato ... especially if it's home grown like your 'bloody butcher' variety.

Hope you've had a good Bank Holiday weekend

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

Looks good. Thank you for sharing. :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Carla - this is a very nice recipe, glad you liked the look of it.

All the best Jan