Friday, October 19, 2012

Almond Butter Bread

Due to my pesky need to earn a living, I don't get to sit around and come up with recipes nearly as often as I would like to. Fortunately, other low carbers are out there in their kitchens playing mad scientist and coming up with some pretty cool recipes.

One I just tried was a low carb paleo-ish bread made out of almond butter. Cooking Caveman had a good recipe for almond butter bread posted on his blog. But then Tom Naughton of Fat Head fame tweaked that recipe and came up with a version that makes a great sandwich bread. I cooked up Tom's recipe tonight.

Batter ready to go in the oven

This recipe is dairy-free as well as low carb. While almond butter can be expensive, compared to commercial low-carb breads the homemade version is a bargain.

Fresh out of the oven

The flavor of the finished product is mild and not too nutty, but the texture is the bet part. It slices without crumbling even when you make the slices very thin. My test salami and avocado sandwich with extra mayo was great. I am adding this recipe to my list of favorites and I think you might too!

The bread flattened as it cooled and the loaf pan was a bit too wide.
Despite it's flatness it still sliced well and held it's shape. 


Anonymous said...

I wonder how this will come out in a pullman pan.

Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful! Will be giving it a try as soon as I get some almond butter on my hands.
Quick question: the salami in your sandwich looks like it might contain wheat. Is that still then paleo friendly?

Anonymous said...

I just baked this bread. The almond butter was very expensive and comes in 12 oz jars. I decided to make my own to make up the 4 oz difference and that worked fine. I slice the loaf very thin and made a salami sandwich with cheese and it was delicious! I am freezing the slices individually for future use. Can't wait to try it toasted with a burger! No nutty taste at all which was quite pleasant!

Linda said...

Salami WITH wheat is NOT paleo. Salami from places like Applegate Farms don't have wheat, but can have dextrose. Organic is usually safer, but if you are hard core paleo, just use home cooked roast beef.