Limiting or avoiding bread CAN be challenging for anyone. Especially when it comes to breakfast. Who doesn’t love a great piece of toast smeared with some good butter and jam?
But if you need to steer clear of gluten, there are not many tasty or nutritious options out there. That’s why Stephanie and I love it when we come across a good recipe that can satisfy your “bready” cravings, whether it be alongside a couple of farm fresh eggs or just on its own, topped with something tasty (see suggestions below). Mind you, this version is not really for sandwich, but more for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack.
This is one of our favorite easy recipes you can make in no time flat. In fact, we suggest doubling the recipe so you can have extra on hand. See note for how to modify to make the bread higher protein. Also, adding ginger and lemon makes this really special, though the recipe is great without them as well.
Cinnamon Almond Bread (5-6 servings)
1 1/4 cups almond flour*
½ cup ground flax seeds
¾ tsp baking soda
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger (optional)
2 Tbs coconut nectar or raw honey
1 egg (or 1 Tbs ground flax mixed with 3 Tbs water)
1 tsp vanilla
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (optional)
*. For a higher protein bread, substitute 1/4 cup pumpkin seed protein powder (found in most health food stores or online) for 1/4 cup of the almond flour. You will end up with 12-13 grams of protein per serving
Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In food processor, mix together dry ingredients. In small bowl, whisk wet ingredients. Add wet into the food processor and pulse till combined.
Form a ball of dough and place dough onto the prepared baking sheet. The dough will be very sticky, so wet your hands before you do this. Press the dough into an oblong circle, about ½ inch thick.
Bake for 10 minutes (it will not need more than this). Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Score into 5-6 servings. You can save leftovers in the fridge.
- Serve warm from the oven with ghee
- Top with a tablespoon of almond butter and some sliced banana or sliced strawberries
- Smear on a couple tablespoons of ripe avocado