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TEST KITCHEN: Gluten Free Apple Walnut Bread

on June 11, 2014


I recently read Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD.  I do not have celiac disease or follow a gluten free diet, but wanted to further educate myself on the topic.  I found the book enlightening and informative.  Definitely thought provoking.  While I don’t plan to change to a gluten free diet, I was interested in trying his recipe for Apple Walnut Bread and know that many of you are interested as well.  Especially those of you who DO follow a gluten free diet.

We made some small adjustments by using melted coconut oil instead of the other options of walnut oil, extra-light olive oil or butter. The other alternation we made was instead of using sour cream or coconut milk we used plain fat free yogurt.

Overall, we enjoyed the bread, but felt that a drizzle of honey on top was the way for it to be best enjoyed.  We also considered adding chopped pieces of apple or pear to the existing recipe for a hint of sweetness.  Trust me when I say we are not an overly sugared bunch.  But we felt it needed a little something extra.

Apple Walnut “Bread”
Recipe adopted from #1 New York Times Bestseller Wheat Belly by William Davis 
Yield 10 to 12 servings
2 cups ground almonds (can be pre-ground)
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 large eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup melted coconut oil
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
1.Preheat the oven to 325°F.  Coat a 9 x 5- inch loaf pan liberally with coconut oil.
2.Combine the ground almonds, chopped walnut, ground flaxseeds, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed.
3.Combine the eggs, applesauce, oil, and yogurt in a small bowl.  Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until incorporated.
4.Pour the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick comes out dry, about 45 minutes
5.Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then turn out. Slice and serve!



One response to “TEST KITCHEN: Gluten Free Apple Walnut Bread

  1. mysuperfoods says:

    […] Gluten-Free Apple Walnut Bread (with almond flour, flaxseed, and almonds). […]

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