I discovered this amazing "bread" creation several years ago but had only made it once or twice. In 2020, only a couple of weeks before the COVID-19 apocalypse shut everything down, I made a commitment to myself that I was going to follow Tim Ferriss' Slow Carb Diet for as long as I reasonably could. I'd tried it for a few weeks earlier in the year, and liked it, so planned things out and then followed it religiously for four months (until an army task sent me to an army base to teach for two months and I was no longer in full control of my food), and saw AMAZING results. You can read more about my first experience on the Slow Carb Diet here.
One of the things I needed in that time was something to fill in the bread part of a meal. Not because I really need it, but it's nice to have something in a meal that isn't overtly meat or veggies. And, I wanted something I could make some semblance of a smoked salmon sandwich with.
I waded through my Evernote recipes and turned this one up, which I'd originally saved in 2016.
I didn't change anything in the original recipe I found at Eat Teach Laugh Craft, except I leave out the Stevia - I hate artificial sweeteners and it's honestly not necessary.
This is a very easy recipe - I measure the almonds and the dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) whole then grind them in my smoothie blender to make the two flours.
Try, and enjoy!
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour, blanched
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 2 tablespoons garbanzo been flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 eggs
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chia or sesame seeds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 7x3 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. [I use baking paper.]
- Pulse together almond flour, flaxseed meal, garbanzo bean flour, stevia, baking soda, and salt in a food processor until evenly mixed.
- Add in eggs and vinegar and continue to pulse until evenly mixed.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and top with chia seeds or sesame seeds.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
- Let cool for about 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!