All you SCD’ers: this recipe is for you! (Well, and anyone else who would like to try a unique, delicious grain-free bread of course!) For the past few months, I have been trying to cut back on our almond flour intake. I love grain-free baking, but we were going through the almond flour like crazy. And while almonds are packed with benefits and almond flour is a great low carb, grain-free alternative to wheat flour, it has its drawbacks too. Almond flour breads, cookies and other baked goods are SO DELICIOUS, it’s easy to over-consume the almonds! As one of my *over-used* saying goes:
Everything in moderation but moderation!
This Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread is here to save the day! It is made with coconut flour and lentil flour. And the results are really unique for a grain-free bread.
Savory Grain-free Bread with a Groundbreaking Texture
If you have done any grain-free bread baking, you know that the texture is much different than a traditional wheat bread. Grain-free breads are dense. Sweet or savory, the texture resembles a traditional quick bread made with wheat. (Think the consistency of pumpkin or banana bread.) Grain free breads also tend to fall apart easily. You cannot pile your sandwiches too full. You need to be a little delicate with them.
However, THIS SavoryGrain-free Focaccia Bread breaks the mold! It is:
Holds together well for sandwiches even with condiments.
Charcuterie board worthy and dippable in olive oil!
The Secret to a Pliable Grain-free Bread
Lentil Flour is the magical ingredient that makes this bread pliable and not crumbly. It may be a bit difficult to find IN some stores. BUT never fear! You can find it easily on Amazon or other websites. I actually made my own lentil flour in less than 1 minute. A bag of split red lentils and a high-speed blender is all you need. My split lentils transformed into lentil flour in seconds! Below are a few other orderable options.
These are two other pre-ground red lentil flour choices, perfect options if you are not strictly following SCD.
Protein Packed and Versatile
This protein packed snack delivers an abundance of benefits. Yes, protein, but fiber and nutrients as well. Consider the ingredients:
Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (Farm Cheese)
The protein and fiber combo create a hearty and filling bread. Just toast this bread for a couple minutes and it is perfect for a lunch sandwich, an open-faced egg and avocado breakfast dish or my favorite, warmed and dipped in a seasoned olive oil! What a treat with dinner or even a glass of wine! 🙂
If you are sold on the amazing taste of this savory baked good and the benefits of red lentils, try these other crowd-pleasing lentil creations:
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