I think it’s safe to say we all enjoy a piece of toast, sand-which or slice of bread and nut butter at any and all times of the day! Bread gets a bad rep in the wellness world now, as most breads are filled with sugar, glutinous wheat, and other things that cause inflammation and havoc in the body.
I’ve put my brain to good use with this one and created a recipe that includes zero sugar or gluten. I kept it grain-free as well for a different nutrient profile than traditional bread. However swapping the almond flour for quinoa or oat flour would be nutritious as well.
This is a standard recipe that can be altered to your liking by adding sweeteners of choice or flavors. I actually added maple to my second recipe test and it came out with the most delicious flavor, mimicking maple pancakes if you can imagine!
The maple and maca flavor give it a wonderful flavor profile. I use Lakanto Maple Syrup which is derived from Monk Fruit. Monk Fruit is a natural sweetener from Asia that produces zero glycemic effect, keeping your blood sugar leveled balanced. Maca is a root vegetable native to South America that boasts hormonal balance and increases stamina. It can be found in powder form at any whole body market or grocer. I suggest picking some up if you spot it; I have a ton of smoothies and baked goods that contain maca that you can find in the NN Recipe Index.
My flours of choice are coconut and almond; both full of fiber to keep our digestive smooth, and packed full of minerals and protein. These flours give you an alternative to the traditional grain based breads, ensuring you are clear of any digestive distress or inflammation they may cause.
I’ve added a scoop of collagen for gut health, to provide a source of protein and to give them an airy texture mimicking sand-which bread!
Now you can have your bread and eat it too! Show me your creations by tagging #nourishingnelli on Instagram or Facebook!
- Group 1
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp maple or vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp Nutivas Buttery Spread
- 2 tbsp Lakanto Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Group 2
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp (18g) coconut flour
- 2 tbsp (18g) almond flour
- 2 tbsp (18g) Collagen Peptides
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maca
- Mix group 1
- Stir in group 2
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes in a silicone loaf pan.