Wow! I have been so impressed by this recipe that I want to share it with you all. It’s not only moist, spongy and delicious, but it’s also extremely easy to make.
Mid-winter, also known as Imbolc and Groundhog’s Day, is coming next week. In the northern climates, this is a time to celebrate the slow return of warmer months. Although there is still some hibernation to be had, it is an opportunity to be a bit more active, gather with friends, and celebrate life.
This bread can easily be made for brunch, tea time, or turned into a cake. I hope you and yours enjoy it as much as we do. It’s also a great option for a high protein breakfast, which is an ideal way to start the day.
Best Grain Free Bread
You will need:
1/3 cup arrowroot powder
1/3 cup cassava flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup almond flour
a pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs, beaten*
1/4 cup milk of your choice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Oil a loaf pan of 8x8 baking dish with sunflower oil.
Mix the flours together. Make sure to get all the lumps out. Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT THE VINEGAR and mix well.
If the batter doesn’t have a cake-like consistency, add a bit more milk. Some milks are more viscous than others.
Add the vinegar at the very end. Mix quickly to incorporate. This last minute addition will make the bread spongy and help it rise.
Pour batter into dish and bake for 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes before diving in.
*To make a vegan version, use 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal soaked in 4 tablespoons warm water for 10 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 cup chopped, soaked dates.
Omit the applesauce.
Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons maple syrup.
Omit the applesauce.
Increase the milk content to 1/2 cup.
Grate the zest of one organic lemon into the batter.
Add the juice of the lemon as well.
Do not use the apple cider vinegar.
Drizzle with coconut butter frosting.