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Gluten Free Bread

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, PHom M

December 6th, 2010  |  8 Comments

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(Similar to traditional banana bread)

This recipe allows for almond flour purchased from a health food/gourmet store or  for a more nutritious and alive product follow instructions  below for  *soaked almonds.

2 cups almond flour

3 organic bananas; store frozen bananas kept for just such an occasion

5 free range eggs

3-4 T organic coconut oil

1t vanilla; I make my own. Check forthcoming blog for recipe

1t almond oil extract (optional)

1 t baking soda

¼ t Celtic or other whole salt

¼ to ½ cup organic raisins or other organic dried fruit

½ cup unsweetened dried coconut

¼ cup coconut flour (this is not necessary but adds to the rise and nutrition)

Grind the dried fruit in the food processor until it can be ground no further and  add the remaining ingredients. If too wet, add a bit more coconut or almond flour, being mindful that  if blended too  long, the batter will yield  a more dense bread.  So, easy on the blending.

Butter a glass baking or bread dish, pour in the batter and bake for 50+ minutes, at 340 degrees. Check for completion with a toothpick. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

Lovely with raw butter as an accompaniment to stew. Even though a bit crumbly for sandwiches; it’s still good.

*Soaked Almonds: Place 2 cups of nuts in a bowl and cover with enough water to  cover 2 inches above the almonds. Set out on the counter for 12-24 hours. The next day, drain thoroughly and assemble the almonds on a cookie sheet or 2 to dry in a 100-120 degree oven for 24+ hours or  until they’re thoroughly dry. Try to distribute them one layer only.

When thoroughly dehydrated, the almonds should  be very crispy.  If not, return them to the oven. In a food processor, grind the almonds to a light flour. If the consistency is more like a meal than  flour, you didn’t dry them long enough.   Use them anyway;  it will taste fine, but won’t  yield a bread.

This is a variation on a recipe given to me by my client and friend, Theresa Lasaca

 

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8 thoughts on “Gluten Free Bread”

  1. Pam Perkins says:

    What would you say is the benefit of using or not using (sea) salt in the soaking water for the nuts?

    Nourishing Traditions includes salt in the instructions.
    Other instructions such as yours leave it out.

    Is the salt intended to inhibit (pathogenic) bacterial growth?

    If so, would the room temperature be a factor in the the decision to use it or not use it?

    Thanks for the recipe. I intend to give it a try.

    And look forward to your future blog on making vanilla.

    1. I’ve never used salt and I don’t know the rational for it’s use. I’ve also never been concerned about the temp. of the water as long it’s room temperature and I have been using this recipe for a long time.

  2. ziabaki says:

    You rock! I am in love with your blog! I put it on my blog roll. I’m excited about this banana bread recipe. I am going to try it. Thanks for your hard work on this. I know what it takes to keep up a blog. ☼

  3. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    I always thought the salt was for flavor on the nuts. I enjoy it when I soak my nuts, though I never measure it. I just toss some in the soaking water.

    Happy Eating!

  4. Carey Caccavo Wheaton says:

    Greetings: For those with nut allergies, would you just replace the nuts with sunflower seeds– or use brown rice flour instead? Thanks, Carey

    1. I don’t know! But if you give it a try, please let us know how it turns out.

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