Wheat-free pumpkin bread

Try this recipe for a wheat-free, gluten-free yet healthy "bread." Unlike many gluten-free foods that send blood sugar skyward, this will not.

2 cups ground almond meal (Buy it from Trader Joe's--70% cheaper than other grocery stores.)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup sour cream (full-fat, of course)
15 oz canned pumpkin (Trader Joe's is bisphenol A-free)
2 medium to large eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
Dash of salt
Choice of non-nutritive sweetener (I used 3 teaspoons Trader Joe's stevia extract powder, the one mixed with lactose. Two tablespoons of Truvia, 1/2 teaspoon of the more concentrated stevia extract, or 1/2 cup Splenda are other choices. You can taste the mixed batter to gauge sweetness if in doubt.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking pan (e.g., 10 x 6 inch). The pan should be big enough so that the mix will not be more than 2 inches deep, else it will require much longer to bake. (If you have only smaller pans, you will need to cook longer while the pan is covered with aluminum foil.)

Mix all ingredients thoroughly in large bowl. Pour mix into greased baking pan.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick or knife comes out dry.

Serve with cream cheese or as is.

(I'd have some pictures, but the kids and I ate it up before I thought to take any photographs.)

Comments (5) -

  • Haggus

    12/25/2010 4:10:16 PM |

    Er...it appears Pumpkin free too.

  • Richard A.

    12/26/2010 12:09:44 AM |

    I would add about a teaspoon or so of vanilla to this recipe.

  • Anonymous

    12/30/2010 6:03:41 PM |

    Since almonds make me barf, what's a good substitute for almond flour?

  • Laura

    12/31/2010 4:46:37 PM |

    Hi Ananymous,
    I have successfully used hazelnut flour & walnut flour in my low carb baking.  If you cannot find commercially - you can buy the raw nut and grind up in food processor or a blender.

  • Christie

    1/9/2011 12:27:33 AM |

    I made this today and it was delicious. The whole family liked it, even the carb eater.