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Zucchini & Almond Bread

April 23, 2013

Zucchini & Almond Bread

 

We love Nutritionist Madeleine Shaw's brilliant website and her many fantastic recipes. Here breakfast options are amazing and we'll cover them and other options in a future post. Meanwhile, here's a good gluten free, Madeleine Shaw option for those bread and grain avoiders:

 
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Going gluten free…and pretty much grain free, makes bread off the cards….usually. I have to say I really don’t miss it that much…however the other day I  had bought some delicious smoked salmon and avocado and thought why not get a little experimental and make a proper sandwich. In this creation I have used almond flour instead of regular flour. Almond flour for those who are a bit foreign to this way of eating is ground almonds or almond meal. You can get this in health food stores or just make your own by placing raw almonds in a food processor until they form into flour. I love love almonds as they are a great source of manganese and copper, these two trace minerals are essential cofactors to disarm free radicals produced, keeping our energy flowing. YAY! Almonds also contain mono-saturated fat which is very beneficial for the heart. The Vitamin E within this acts as an antioxidant and reduces the risk of heart diseases. (such a magical nut)

 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 275g of almond flour
  • 1 TSP of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • 1 pinch of dried rosemary
  • 3 eggs (free-range please) 
  • 1 TBSP of honey
  • 2 zucchinis
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    DIRECTIONS

  • Set the oven to 180°C
  • Mix the almond flour, baking powder, rosemary and salt together in a bowl.
  • Grate the two zucchinis and leave to one side. Beat the eggs with the a hand held electric beater for 2 minutes then add the grated zucchini and honey in and beat for a few more seconds until the mixture is fully mixed.
  • Add the dry mix into the wet mix, stir with a spoon and mix well.
  • Poor the mixture into a medium loaf tin (that is lined with baking paper.)
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  •   MEDICO BEAUTY NOTES Soak your almonds before cooking to increase nutrition Use a coffee grinder to ground the almonds really finely! et voila, almond flour   IMG_5026



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