Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blueberry Quick Bread #Paleo

This bread changed my life when I decided to go gluten free and now that I am mostly grain free it has become more valuable to me.  As you will remember I still eat rice though. Rice is a grain but I don't have any triggers or side effects when I eat rice.  Thank goodness!  

Just because I don't eat bread doesn't mean that every once in a while I want something that resembles bread...or a muffin...or a cupcake....or, or or...yeah, about that...well this is my happy medium.  This keeps me feeling like I have options when some days I think I don't when it comes to my menu options.  

I still have pity parties every now and then when I think of what I can't eat. I try to stay positive and work through any cravings that spring up out of no where.

I found the original recipe for the basic 90 second bread on Ancestral Chef.  This is a great site for Paleo recipes.

I have changed it slightly to fit with my taste buds and added some blueberries and honey.  It is excellent toasted or warmed in the microwave with a pat of grass fed butter.  I am usually not a fan of coconut flour breads.  This recipe has more almond meal than coconut flour and so the flavor is not as strong nor is it dry.  I find it quite moist and the perfect fix when I need something that is similar to bread that I used to eat.

Blueberry Quick  Bread 
Makes one microwave mini loaf

1/3 cup of almond meal
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon  salt
1 large egg
2 1/2 tablespoons melted grass fed butter
10-12 blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 -1 teaspoon of honey ( I use the 1/2 but you may want a little more sweetness)

1.  Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray.

2.  Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Add ingredients to sprayed mug.

3.  Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.

4.  Remove and dump bread onto cutting board.  Wait a few minutes and then slice into 5 slices. 

5.  Serve with butter, honey or eat plain.

Written by Sherron Watson

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