A couple of months ago I noticed that I was reacting to almonds, which meant that many paleo recipes were off limits.
After making some ham the other day, I was like, man, a ham sandwich sounds really good!
So, what did I do?
Came up with a nut free paleo sandwich bread of course!
I still wanted it low-carb, so I opted not to use things like cassava flour. Instead, I went with hemp seeds and coconut flour!
Hemp is amazing because it contains all of the essential amino acids...meaning, all the ones the body can't make itself. The ones we have to consume through diet or supplementation.
It is also a great source of protein - which you know I love for mental and hormone health!
Coconut flour is not only a great healthy fat, but it is also an awesome source of fibre!
I know I have talked about this a lot, but fibre is vital for hormone health, especially if you have oestrogen dominance or an oestrogen dominant condition, like endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids and/or PCOS.
Why? Well, when the body clears oestrogen, it gets sent to the colon for elimination.
But...in order to actually poop it out, the oestrogen must bind to fibre. If not, it will just get reabsorbed into the body. Not good!
Now, this bread is not only delicious and mild in flavour, it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and is really soft and spongy, like a gluten containing bread.
It isn't dense like many of the keto and paleo options available.
I hope you like it as much as I do!
P.S. - Excuse the terrible photo! When I make some more bread, I will update it to a much nicer one ;) For now, ignore the sandwich filling and just look how light and airy the bread is!
*Pro tip: Sift your coconut flour before you mix anything with it to make your baked goods even lighter. Whisking your eggs really well before adding them to the mix also helps with this.
3/4 cup Hemp Seed Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1.5 tsp Aluminum Free Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
8 Free Range Eggs
1/2 cup Grass-Fed Ghee, melted
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 180° Celsius.
2. Place all ingredients into a mixer or high-speed blender. I used my Vitamix.
3. Mix or blend on high for 1 minute.
4. Line a 9 x 13 baking tray with unbleached parchment paper.
5. Pour the mixture into the baking tray.
6. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
7. When you make your sandwich, you will cut the bread horizontally through the middle.
**Store in refrigerator