GLUTEN FREE AND GRAIN FREE SANDWICH BREAD
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Yeild 1 loaf
¼ cup coconut flour
2 cups blanched almond flour
6 large eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon gluten free baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer blend together coconut oil, eggs, honey and applesauce. In another bowl, combine coconut flour, almond flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend on medium for 2 minutes. Transfer to greased 5x9 glass pan or two small loaf pans. Bake for 40 minutes for mini-loves or 50-55 minutes for large loaf…Done when toothpick comes out clean. Cool before cutting.
2 cups almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup flaxmeal
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ tsp gluten free baking soda
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp organic cider vinegar
Place almond flour, coconut flour, flaxmeal and baking soda in a food processor.
Pulse in eggs, honey, oil and vinegar
Pour into a greased 7.5 x 3.5 loaf pan
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Cool for two hours before slicing.
**Did you know……………..modern wheat is not what our grand-parents and great grandparents were eating. Today’s wheat is scientifically engineered…”frankenwheat”. It has three times more gluten, causing inflammation, digestive problems, low energy and brain fog. It contains a starch called amylopectin which the body stores as fat because it doesn’t know how to convert it. A major player in the increase in diabetes and obesity epidemic. Dr. Mehmet Oz did a study where he measured the blood glucose levels of 10 women. Five women ate a traditional candy bar and the other five women ate two slices of wheat bread. Three out of the five women who ate the wheat bread had blood glucose levels higher than the women who ate the candy bars.
The problem is the body does not recognize wheat as food. The protein, gliadin, that modern wheat contains is addictive. Gliadin binds to receptors in the brain causing us to crave more junk carbs making us nutrient deficient and overweight. According to Christa Orecchio a Certified Nutritionist, a person who eats modern wheat a few times a day consumes an average of 440 extra empty calories per day.
A Gluten Sensitivity and/or intolerance might cause any of the following symptoms:
Dark circles under the eyes
Bloating and intestinal pain
Gas, constipation, diarrhea
Persistent mental fog
Chronic high blood sugar
Joint aches and pains/arthritis
It is important to know that wheat, oats, rye and barley contain gluten. Oats are inherently gluten free, but are often cross- contaminated. Ancient forms of wheat, spelt and kamut do not affect the body the way modern wheat does.