One of the biggest things people miss when cutting out gluten or grain-based foods is fluffy moist bread. Rice and tapioca-based gluten-free flours are notoriously chalky, and many people who are avoiding grains in general, or are taking on a low-carb lifestyle, feel that bread is completely off the table. Not so! I am here to tell you that there IS an alternative! I present to you my moist and oh-so satisfying grain-free herb bread. In fact, you can make this recipe without the herbs for a more neutral flavour...but the herbs so make it quite delicious! You can even slice it and grill it up on a pan, or pop it in the oven with grass-fed butter and/or olive oil and some fresh garlic for a different take on garlic-bread. Slices of this break CAN be toasted, and can even hold together a pretty decent sandwich if you're not too rough with it ;)
Basically what I'm saying is that you need to give this super easy recipe a try and see what fun variations you can experiment with. And when you do, let me know! I'd love to see the bread-based creations you come up with!
- 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs of choice (I used chives, rosemary, thyme, and tarragon), chopped
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 5 eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan (I also line the bottom with a cutout of parchment paper).
- Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, herbs of choice, salt, baking soda in a food processor and pulse together to combine. Pulse in eggs, oil, and vinegar.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. If the top is getting to brown place a piece of aluminum foil over the top to allow the top from over browning.
- Cool slightly, slice and serve!
NOTE: If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand you can use dried herbs but just use less of them. Maybe ½ to 1 teaspoon each of the dried herb of choice.