Monday, July 30, 2012

Grain Free Coconut or Almond Bread

Why would you want to got to the effort of making grain free bread? Well, grains tend to make my glands puff up so my face looks freaky, and after eating them I often just want to nap.
 There's also a lot of other reasons people avoid grains. I still haven't made up my mind if I should eliminate them completely. But that's not for a particular reason. I'm often like that.

Yeah that's Vegemite. I'm Australian. I like beer and Vegemite. 

Also this recipe isn't vegan. You just can't have everything in life. Anyway, I've got you guys covered in a previous bread recipe. Here's a link so you don't have to search for it, you lazy vegan bread eaters (Love you).

If you like your bread made of ....bread...stuff.... (wheat, rye, spelt, rice... IDK) don' stop reading! You could add a sweetener and others stuff (banana, apple and cinnamon, chocolate....) to this and make it cake!
Coconut cake! YUM.
*Update* Sub in 2 bananas for 2 of the eggs, add a touch of honey and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves etc) and you have the best banana bread I have ever tasted. I swear on my cat I am not exaggerating. I'll post a separate recipe soon! { here it is! }

I've got everyone covered.

Except if you don't like coconut. {Wait, now I have you covered too. I made an almond version which I think I may even like better }

Also, don't ask me how much coconut butter this uses. I don't know. The last jar of coconut butter I saw cost about $27. The packet of coconut I bought cost about $1.80. If you really want to know, send me a jar and I'll test it out for you. Win-win.

One last thing. I used lots of raiser-ers. Raiseners. Raising Agents. I wanted the damn thing to rise. You could just use one type. I give you permission.

Coconut/Almond bread

250g Desiccated coconut {OR 3 Cups Almond meal}
3 eggs
1/4 C milk + {1/2 tbs flax +1/2 tbs chia bran or a tbs of just one of these} ( or skip all this and use another egg)
1/2 tbs baking powder
1/2 tbs bicarb
1/2 tbs apple cider vinegar.

First, whizz the coconut in your processor until a butter forms (it takes about 10 mins on and off in my Oskar)
{If you're using almonds, whizz until the meal starts to clump together}
add the eggs  and extra "egg" one by one, processing in between.
Add the raising stuff. Process.

Done! No wait, you have to bake it too. You might want to grease your tin. Bake for about 45 mins at 200c.

I say "about" because my oven is crazy stupid. It's an all in one sort of thing. Seems to cook cupcakes perfectly in the right amount of time but everything else takes about double. Go figure.
But I digress.

Take you bread out of the oven (when it's cooked). Be sure to use something to not burn your hands. You may have left the tea towel on your desk. Tea towels like to travel.

Cool on a rack.

Next: I have a brownie batter ice cream recipe on the way. Or should I share my favourite chickpea chocolate cake recipe? Either way, they both involve chocolate. Guess you can't lose.

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