1 1/2 cups Almond meal
½ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
2 tbsp. Dried ginger (I like a 'gingery' loaf but you may want to reduce this to 1 tbsp. for a milder flavour)
1 tbsp. Ginger (fresh grated)
1 tsp Mixed spice
¼ cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
100g melted butter or ½ cup mild olive oil
1 tbsp. vanilla essence
1 tbsp. Natvia (sweetener of your choice)
Mix all dry ingredients.
Add beaten eggs, vanilla, oil.
Mix well and pour into a loaf tin.
Bake at 175º C, 350º F, Gas Mark 4 for around 30 minutes until loaf is firm and browned on top.
Serving size: 1
Saturated fat: 6.4g
Recipe Notes and Tips
You can find out more about ginger and it's health benefits here
For example, Ground Almonds/Almond Meal... it is made slightly different than almond flour. Instead of blanching the almonds to remove the skins, the skins on the almonds are kept on. It’s a little bit coarser than almond flour and still bakes the same. For baked goods, perhaps use a super fine ground almond flour but equally almond meal can perform just as well in most recipes, at a reduced cost.
A serving (1/4 cup or 28 grams) of the almond meal has the same nutrition of almond flour of nearly 160 calories, 6 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fibre. Only 6 total carbs or 3 net carbs per serving.
You can learn more about low carb flours from Libby at 'Ditch The Carbs' site, she has a very good guide, which you can read here
I hope you may enjoy a slice of ginger loaf soon, and don't forget to enjoy it with a cuppa … will you prefer coffee or tea?
All the best Jan