(gluten-free, yeast-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free)
I love bread…Who doesn’t?
Even though sometimes we have to modify our bread ingredients because of our diet needs, that does not mean that I can’t have a delicious, soft, fragrant bread.
I had few easy bread recipes (made with wheat flour) that were enough for me. When I started eating gluten-free I was eating pancake or crepe in place of bread for a while but I started to crave bread again. So I developed this recipe yesterday. Loved it! I will have more gluten-free bread recipes coming for you :) and ME :))
…And now I give you my Rosemary-Olive bread recipe;
1 cup Almond meal
7 tbs olive oil (extra virgin )
3 large eggs (organic, cage-free)
1 tbs maple syrup
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp salt (Himalayan)
1/2 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)
1/8 cup kalamata olives (pitted, diced)
1/2 tbs fresh rosemary, chopped
– Preheat oven 350F
– Grease 8.5 x 4.5 inch pan (I used coconut oil) or line with parchment paper.
– Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then combine.
– Pour the mixture in your baking pan.
– Bake 45-55 minutes or knife/toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
– Let cool in pan.
I must admit that cooking with gluten-free flours (ex;tapioca) is a little bit hassle for me. One day I make wonderful fluffy pancakes/crepes next day the same recipe but soggy, but still tasty pancakes/crepes. Even a little less/more flour, water content changes the recipe. Hopefully this would not be the case with the bread recipes. I should start weighing ingredients but I am not that much patient yet.
I used to use quinoa flour for all my crepe and pancake recipes. Unfortunately, I ran out of it (the whole 25 lb) and I had to use rice flour and tapioca flour for my recipes lately. This means I had to come up with good, tasty recipes. Few try outs was sooo bad, I was really upset. But this recipe was perfect. Soft, fluffy, all the way cooked inside (not doughy or dense). Now, with pleasure, I am sharing this recipe with you.
I also would like to share one more thing with you. When I was shopping for my gluten free flours, I saw this ceramic, non-stick pancake maker which looked really good and eco-friendly. I made pancakes with this and OMG, why did not I find them before? It was soo easy, practical and beautiful pancakes.
½ cup Tapioca flour
½ cup Rice flour (white or brown)
1 tbs Maple syrup
2 tsp Baking powder
Pinch of Himalayan salt
¾ cup Organic Milk
1 Organic egg
2 tbs Olive oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix dry ingredients and add the liquid ones. Wait few minutes to let the mixture rise a little.
Cook them on medium high heat by using non-stick pan or pancake maker.
TIP; When I first tried this recipe, I did not put vanilla, maple syrup and put only 1 tbs olive oil. They tasted a little bit dry, but to me they tasted more like a fluffy, tasty bread.
Last night, I wanted to have some cookies. So, this morning I came up with this egg free (because I did not have any), grain free, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy free cookies.
They were really delicious and satisfying. These soft cookies having a little crunchiness (pecan), rich cacao and creamy taste (coconut oil) was perfect for me. The only problem was I had them as my breakfast and could not stop myself but eat them. So four out of 6 were gone already. I’ve put the last two in freezer for my cookie crisis (just like last night) in the future. I was afraid that I would eat them too. That is why this small batch (6 pieces) is good for me. If you make them smaller (1 tbs) you will have 10 cookies.
1 Cup Almond meal
Pinch Himalayan salt
¼ tsp Baking soda
2 tbs Coconut oil
2 tbs Maple syrup
1 ½ tbs Cacao (unsweetened)
1/3 cup or more Pecan pieces
1 egg (omit if you would like to have nutty cookie)
Preheat oven 350F
Mix all the ingredients with fork.
Wet your hands and form 6-10 cookies, place them on parchment paper.
Bake 7-10 minutes. I did 10 minutes.
Let the cookies completely cool first, otherwise they will fall apart, crumble. Still tastes good though :)
When I made them again next day, I added some chocolate chips, they melted and burned.
Don’t overcook the cookies. Check after the 7th minute. They get harder once they cool down.
The only sad news about these cookies is because of the almond meal (even though only 1 cup), they are high in calories. But if you keep your diet full of vegetables and protein at least the days you eat these, then you can enjoy them with no guilt :))