Going gluten free can be really hard. It is. But it gets much easier when you discover great GF recipes like this one! You CAN have sandwiches again! Hooray!
You know that GF bread at the grocery stores. It’s hard, dense and super dry. The slices are tiny- half the size of conventional bread! It resembles nothing like the other bread we all used to eat in our lives. This recipe is different. While it isn’t identical to the ‘old bread’, it is certainly a good alternative to those who are gluten free.
It’s incredibly moist and very high in protein and fiber, so it fills you up. You can substitute the herbs and seasonings to your likings. This bread isn’t typically made into a “loaf” but more like a “bun”, although you could certainly double the recipe and make it in a loaf pan. If you do, let us all know how it turns out!
The Secret Ingredient
Psyllium Husk Powder– This secret ingredient holds the bread together while providing tons of beneficial fiber that most of us are lacking. In fact, a recent study showed that less than 10% of us are getting the optimal recommended amount of fiber in our diets.
A diet high in fiber keeps your digestion running smoothly and keeps your bowels regular. Fiber also provides the ideal food to feed the beneficial bacteria in your gut, which we are learning these bacteria control the health of your whole body. This in turn, keeps your immune system functioning at top level, since most of the body’s immune cells are in the gut.
Daily fiber in your diet also helps keep your heart healthy and keeps your waste line slim by keeping you full with less need to over-indulge. Fiber also slows the absorption of sugars, so it also helps keep your blood glucose levels regulated. That is why this recipe is great for Diabetics!
Most Americans are only getting a sad 10-15 grams of fiber a day. But we should all be getting at least 32 grams a day, if not more.
A lot of people who follow low carb diets or Paleo-type lifestyles may not be getting enough fiber and therefore will benefit from this recipe, since it is grain free, gluten free and pretty low-carb by nature.
Try it out!
Best Ever Gluten Free Bread (grain free, gluten free, paleo)
1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
5 tbsp psyllium husk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp dill
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp granulated onion
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
4 egg whites
1 cup boiling water
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Mix until combined. Then add the ACV and egg whites and mix until combined. Add boiling water and mix well until the dough thickens up.
Form into 4 circular sandwiches buns on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut in halves with a serrated bread knife and fill with any of your favorite sandwich fillings. Serves 4.
Adapted from Maria Emmerich
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