Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Loaf


I have a delicious recipe to share with you all. Are any of you gluten-free? Mr. Handsome and I are not, but we still love this recipe. Hope you do, too!

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Loaf

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate)
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Combine almond butter, egg, honey, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  • Add chocolate chips, and stir again. 
  • Transfer batter to a greased loaf pan. Using a fork, press batter into the pan. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown).

21 comments:

  1. That looks delicious, I am going to have to bake a loaf this weekend! Thanks for sharing, Ellie.

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    1. My pleasure! Hope you like it.

      -E

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  2. Anonymous8/03/2016

    Thanks for the recipe. Being gluten intolerant is no fun. Other grains can make me sick at times. Have to eat them sparingly. This would be great for a quick breakfast.

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    1. I can imagine it would be difficult to be gluten intolerant. Glad I could help. Let me know what you think of the recipe.

      -E

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  3. Anonymous8/03/2016

    I am not gluten free. I am celiac.

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    1. It's a tasty (and not too unhealthy) recipe for anyone, even if you're not gluten free. :)

      -Ellie

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  4. Anonymous8/03/2016

    Thanks for the recipe! Even for those without obvious signs of gluten intolerance, avoiding gluten if greatly beneficial for overall health! If you read more about what gluten does in your body, it really makes you not want to consume it ever again! :-)

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    1. I've heard that. :) we try to limit our gluten/carb intake and focus more on proteins.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous8/04/2016

      Ask the dietician below, but I think your kidneys might be happier if you don't go overboard on the protein, especially if you have a tendency to make one kind of stone there is, or if you've ever had (or want to have) gout. Balance!

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    3. Anonymous8/04/2016

      Instead of fousing on proteins, you should focus on healthy fats (unrefined coconut oil in particular), and lots of fresh, organic vegetables, greens, and (in moderation) fruit!!!

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  5. Anonymous8/04/2016

    Hi Ellie,
    I am Celiac so I am on a gluten free diet. This loaf looks delicious and it will be a real treat for me. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and most of all, many thanks for a great and enjoyable blog.

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    1. Glad you enjoy my blog! I'm blessed to have you as a reader. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous8/04/2016

    I don't thing I will try it then. I'm a diabetic and gluten free stuff can make your blood sugar go up. Gluten free gives you diarrhea and makes you really sick.

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    1. Anonymous8/04/2016

      Okay, to set the record straight - "Gluten Free" does NOT make your blood sugar go up!!! Yes, many gluten-free baking mixes with rice flour, potato flour, and added starches are so high in carbohydrates that of course they elevate your blood sugar! As do all grains, starches, and naturally occuring sugars in fruit + veggies. The more refined, the more it affects your blood sugar.

      Neither does gluten-free give your diarrhea. Perhaps you are allergic to some ingredient in the gluten-free foods you have tried in the past. There is no specific food called "Gluten Free", so there's no way you could be allergic to it!

      I hope this is enlightening, and that you will do more research on the matter.

      ~ Emily Branson, RDN

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    2. Anonymous8/04/2016

      I think it depends on the recipe as that's not true for all gluten free goods. You have to pick and choose what works best for you. I myself feel better without gluten in my diet.

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    3. Do you know if what sweetener was used in the item? Sugar alcohols, like stevia. Give me diarrhea. It's hard to say when one can't see the list of ingredients.

      This recipe looks good. Even though I have no dietary reason to avoid gluten

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  7. Anonymous8/04/2016

    Wondering if peanut butter (or another nut butter) could be substituted, for those who could tolerate PB but couldn't find almond butter.

    Otherwise, nothing wrong with standing in the kitchen eating chocolate chips straight from the bag, and not going to all that "trouble" to bake. ;)

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    1. Anonymous8/04/2016

      I was wondering the same thing!

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    2. I did a little research, and it sounds like that would be totally fine. If you try it, let me know how it tastes.

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous8/11/2016

    Thanks!

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  9. Anonymous9/27/2016

    Thank you for sharing this! 😊

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