Wheatless Bread Do-Over

Posted on July 16, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, Health | Tags: , , , , , |

Food - Wheatless Bread Again 2Ok, so I have eliminated wheat from my diet for exactly 1 month now.  I made bread once before that turned out pretty well except it was quite flat.  Today I am doubling the recipe to try to get it taller and I’m substituting some of the almond flour for spelt flour.

What is that?  “Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is an ancient species of wheat from the fifth millennium BCE (Wikipedia.org).”  Now, let’s review a couple of things before you start informing me that this is wheat, ok?  First, I am not trying to be gluten-free since I’m not doing this because of any disease caused by gluten.  Second, the purpose of avoiding wheat, as explained by Dr. Davis in his book, Wheat Belly, is to stay away from modern wheat that has been hybridized too many times for human health in just the last 50 years.  I think this means that something like spelt, which is quite ancient, could be all right for me.

Food - Wheatless Bread Again 1I think this one turned out better.  It is taller and still quite nutty and tasty.  I’m going to try these flours with a yeast recipe next time.  I promise to report!

Wheatless Bread

Ingredients:  (Already doubled here)

1 Cup Coconut Flour

1 1/4 Cups Almond Flour

1 1/4 Cup Spelt Flour

1/2 Cup Ground Chia Seeds or Flaxseeds

7 Eggs

1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt

8 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions:

1. Blend all dry ingredients in bowl and all wet ingredients in separate bowl.

2. Combine wet and dry ingredients.

3. Plop into a greased loaf pan and smooth the top.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

5. Let cool before slicing.

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What About Bread?

Posted on July 6, 2013. Filed under: Food Made Simple, Health | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Food - Wheat free bread 1           Food - Wheat free bread 2

Since having read Dr. William Davis’ book, Wheat Belly, I have shunned wheat.  I buy his argument that wheat has been so drastically altered in the past 50 years that it has become virtual poison to the human body.  Dr. Davis goes really far, however, suggesting that pretty much all grains and even fruit need to be severely restricted.  Well, I don’t have diabetes or heart disease and so I’m not going to worry about gluten per se, like that found in buckwheat and rye.  But bread is a hard one to get without any wheat.  The gluten free bread in the store is filled with rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch all ingredients which are definitely more harmful than helpful to the human body.

So, I put together this really easy recipe I found using almond flour and coconut flour.  It is really close to the recipe in Dr. Davis’ book, Wheat Belly Cookbook.   I didn’t really believe that it would be very bread-like, but I must say it made a delicious bread!  It has much more flavor than traditional wheat bread.  The loaf didn’t get very tall so next time I’m going to slice it lengthwise to get pieces that are more like the usual size of a piece of bread, or else I’m going to try to double the recipe.  Also, next time I’m going to fiddle with the flours, using some corn, millet and oat flours and also possibly some fresh chopped rosemary which I love in bread.  I will report on my progress.

If you try this and find ways to improve it let me know please!

Wheatless Bread

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 1/4 Cups Almond Flour
1/4 Cup Ground Chia Seeds or Flaxseeds
5 Eggs
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

(This recipe makes a smaller loaf of bread, in order to have larger pieces of bread you may want to double the recipe or cut loaf lengthwise)

Instructions:

1. Blend all dry ingredients in bowl and all wet ingredients in separate bowl.
2. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
3. Plop into a greased 7.5 “x 3.5″ loaf pan and smooth the top.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.
5. Let cool before slicing.

Adapted from Healthextremist.com

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