As I look for ways to add variety to my meals, I discovered a great grain free bread recipe for anyone else out there who is looking for alternatives to grains.

As a recently diagnosed pre-diabetic who has been given a small window of opportunity to turn it around I realized very quickly that grains were the actual cause of my blood sugar spiking. 

Having been raised to believe that you must have grains as part of a healthy diet I was amazed at how badly I had been feeling after eating something that was supposed to be good for you.

I started by simply cutting them out and filling my plate with more protein and more fruit and veggies, but that can get boring fast, so I found a basic recipe and then with a bit of tweaking I changed it up to suit me and it tastes great.Grain Free Bread RecipeCredit:

I told my hubby I am missing being able to “spread something” such as butter on toast or peanut butter on an English muffin.  So, I found with this recipe you can bake it and slice it.  I use a toaster oven to toast it as it tends to be a bit softer than regular bread and you could lose some of it in a regular toaster.  So, give this a try, and remember it is full of protein, so you will not need to eat more than a slice before you are feeling full.

I was able to purchase the ingredients at a local bulk food store but you can also get them online.

Grain Free Bread Recipe

2 cups ground almonds (you can get them already ground or you could do this yourself in a heavy duty food processor or coffee grinder)

Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour, 16-ounce (Package may Vary) (Pack of 4)
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1 cup chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons flax seed ground (you can purchase it already ground and many people can tolerate flax seed)

Bob's Red Mill Organic Brown Flaxseed Meal, 16-ounce (Pack of 4) (Package May Vary)
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shopping online is a great place to get these ingredients.

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 large eggs

½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce.  (You can get this in the grocery store in jars)

½ cup plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream (I used the yogurt because that was what I had in the house and it turned out great)

½ cup of oil.  You can use melted butter or olive oil or coconut oil or oil of your choice.


Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Now mix all the wet ingredients together (eggs, apple sauce, yogurt and oil) and mix well, then add to the dry ingredients by making a little well in the dry and then pouring the wet into that spot and then gently mix until “just combined” don’t over mix.  It is a little bit like making bran muffins, you don’t want to over mix.

Pour into a greased loaf pan, and put in a 325 degree F. oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Set the timer so you don’t forget it.  Your house will smell nice.

Test it with the toothpick or knife in the center, you want to make sure it is fully cooked in the center.

Once it has cooled you can take it out of the pan and then slice it and freeze it.  Slice it first before you freeze!  This way you can grab one slice at a time as you need it. 

This is not a sweet bread or dessert or anything like that, it is plain enough to toast and spread butter, cream cheese, peanut butter, jam or whatever you want.  It is great for breakfast paired up with an apple or some berries.

You will be full until lunch!  It also makes a great 3pm snack.

This is a very basic recipe, you could dress it up a bit by switching the apple sauce for mashed bananas or zucchini or come up with other ideas.

My hubby ate a slice of this as well, and he really likes it with a bit of butter on it instead of simply eating toast which is limited on protein.  He found this to carry him through the morning.

So, give it a try.  There are some grain free diet benefits that are worth considering if you are trying to better your health.  There are many alternatives out there so you don’t have to feel deprived.  Whether you have issues with gluten and can eat some grains, or like me and have to cut them out of your life, there are ingredients and recipes that are easily accessed.


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