Many people who embark on a wheat-free journey occasionally need to indulge a craving for break, and this fragrant, high-protein loaf is just the ticket. Apple walnut bread is absolutely wonderful spread with cream cheese; peanut, sunflower seed, cashew, or almond butters; or regular, old-fashioned dairy butter (unsalted if you are salt sensitive). It will not, however, work well for a sandwich due to its gluten-free tendency to crumble.
A sweet treat for friends and family!
These wheat-free cookies will satisfy your occasional craving. Replacing wheat flour with coconut flour yields a somewhat heavier, less cohesive cookie. But once your friends and family get familiar with the slightly unusual texture, they will ask for more. This is a basic cookie recipe that can be modified in any number of delicious ways. Chocolate lovers, for instance, can add semisweet chocolate chips and leave out the allspice, nutmeg and ginger to make a healthy wheat-free equivalent to chocolate chip cookies.
Makes about 25 cookies (2.5" round):
2 cups coconut flour
1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coconut, desiccated
2 tablespoons Truvia, 1/2 teaspoon stevia extract powder, or 1/2 cup granulated Splenda
2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1 teaspoon allspice, ground
1 teaspoon ginger, ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream or coconut milk
1 cup walnut oil, extra light olive oil, melted coconut oil, or melted butter
1/2 cup sugar-free vanilla syrup (DaVinci and Torani make good ones)
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon lemon zest, grated
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
Milk, unsweetened almond milk, or soy milk (optional)
Few combinations burst with as much flavor and zest as this mixture of avocado with lime and cilantro. If being prepared for later, the avocado and lime are best added just before serving.
4 cups mixed greens or baby spinach
1 carrot, shredded
4 ounces tuna (pouch or canned)
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cubed
2 lime wedges
Combine the greens and carrot in a salad bowl (or storage bowl). Add the tuna and cilantro and toss to combine. Just before serving, add the avocado and squeeze the lime wedges over the salad. Toss and serve immediately. The salad can be served as is or with added salad dressing. Avocado salad dressings match particularly well.
A bowl of sweet, crunchy goodness!
This granola will satisfy most people's desire for a sweet, crunchy snack, though its taste and look are different from those of conventional granola. You can also have the granola as a cereal with milk. The oats (or quinoa) and dried fruit can have blood sugar consequences, but the quantities are modest and therefore likely to have limited blood sugar effects in most people.
Makes 6 servings:
1/2 cup quinoa flakes or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds (can be purchased pre-ground)
1/4 cup raw hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup chopped raw cashews
1/2 cup sugar-free vanilla syrup (DaVinci or Torani are good)
1/4 cup walnut oil
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup raisins, dried cherries, or unsweetened dried cranberries
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