I call this quick bread "amazing" because it tastes so good and yet most of it is just extremely nutritious almonds and flaxseeds. But it has the texture of any quick bread made with wheat flour or corn bread.
I've found that flaxseeds bring a nutty flavor that makes other flours taste more like wheat. That's part of the amazing...the flaxseeds make the almond flour taste more like wheat. I suppose you could substitute part of the almond flour with flaxseed meal in any recipe.
At first I thought it was "plain" and wanted to put something on it. It's great hot out of the oven with butter, and a bit of honey would be great. Then I thought, oh, I could make coffee cake or date nut bread, or any quick bread recipe by mixing in various ingredients, or sprinkling them on top, Like apples and coconut and cinnamon.
But today, on Day Two, it was still moist and delicious. It was great cut in 1-inch slices and toasted with butter in the toast oven this morning, but since I've been eating slices right out of the pan with nothing on it. My friend Henry came over, took one bite and said, "Would you email me the recipe?" I had to take the picture before we ate it all up! He's on the road a lot and this combination of almonds and flax makes this actual nutritious food. Easy to carry. Tastes good. I'm sure it would make great muffins! Blueberry muffins. Cranberry orange muffins. Nice for bag lunches.
On the savory side, this would be a great substitute for cornbread in stuffing, or make crumbs and use it in place of bread crumbs to lighten up meatballs or meatloaf. Or do as the original recipe from www.foodgonepaleo.com did—pretend it is cornbread, and add jalapenos and chili flakes or green onions or cheese or whatever you want to spice it up.
I'm going to try baking it in a loaf pan and see if I can make something like sandwich bread with it.
Very quick and easy to make.
There are optimum ways to prepare flaxseeds but for the moment I'm going to just tell you to buy flaxseed meal to get started with this. I have a big bag of organic flaxseed meal that I bought at Costco. We'll get to the optimum flaxseed preparation later.
A friend of mine picked it up at our local natural food store and gave it to me.
Give it a try and leave a comment about how you like it. And tell us what variations you come up with. I'll tell you mine too.
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon natural salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sweetener of your choice (liquid or dry)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place an 8x8 baking dish on top of the stove and melt the butter or coconut oil (if it has hardened) in the baking dish. Allow the butter or oil to cool before adding it to the other ingredients. When you've poured it into the mixing bowl, it will leave butter or oil in the baking dish, which you can spread around to grease the pan.
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together (including sweetener if it is dry).
- In another bowl, beat the eggs, then add the coconut oil and sweetener (if it is liquid).
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Stir in the vinegar.
- Spread evenly in the greased baking dish and bake for 18 minutes.