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.
Despite the inclusion of carbohydrate sources like applesauce, the total carbohydrate gram count of a slice or two amounts to a modest exposure of around 5 grams per slice. Applesauce can be easily left out without sacrificing the quality of the bread.
Makes 10-12 servings:
2 cups ground almonds (can be purchased pre-ground)
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (can be purchased pre-ground)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup walnut oil, extra light olive oil, melted coconut oil, or melted butter
¼ cup sour cream or coconut milk
Think of this recipe as a template for quick breads and loaves such as banana bread, zucchini carrot bread, and so on. Replace applesauce, for instance, with 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin puree and add 1 ½ teaspoons nutmeg to make pumpkin bread, great for winter holidays.
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