Then my mom saved the day. She sent me a recipe for almond flour bread (she got it from a good friend) and ordered me a big box of almond flour (I suspect it was an "I'm really, really excited you're pregnant/it stinks you can't eat gluten again" present). My mom is amazing and and knows what it's like to have a restricted diet. Since it's not something I can get at a store around here I was super excited when the box of flour arrived. I opened it up and found that the bag of flour inside the box had not been sealed. It was full of tiny ants.
I was no longer excited. Almond flour bread with ants was not what I had in mind.
Luckily, my mom was able to get a refund and ordered me another big box of almond flour from another company (this one to be specific). It arrived double bagged and ant free. In addition to not having ants in the flour we received a few hilarious emails about our order that were filled with really nutty puns.
I was ready to start baking.
Long story short, I love the almond flour bread. It looks and feels more like a dessert bread (it's fairly dense) but since it's not sweet it's great for sandwiches and perfect for toast. It's not as dry or crumbly or grainy as a lot of gluten-free breads and, most importantly, it's really quick and easy to make.
3 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan (I greased my pan with butter). Even out the top gently with your spoon.
Use a toothpick or knife to double check the bread is cooked all the way through. The toothpick/knife should come out clean and dry when the bread is done.
Let the bread cool completely in the pan. If you remove it from the pan before it's totally cool it might flop.
As soon as my bread is cool, I'll slice a few pieces and take a few more photos...
Do you have a favorite gluten-free bread recipe?
This post is part of Simple Lives Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Frugal Friday, Seasonal Celebration Sunday, My Meatless Monday, Monday Mania, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Adorned From Above, and Meatless Monday at Veggie Mama.