Well, Gluten. Apparently when I broke up with you, and we divvied up our things, you thought you could take the bread. All the delicious bread. Well today I take it back, because this stuff rocks the socks.
Of all the recipes I've worked on, this one has been the most tweaked and adjusted. Loaf after loaf; too dense, too moist, too spongy, wrong flavor... until this! This fabulously easy recipe that only requires you to blend and bake. And then munch.
I really wanted something so tasty I'd be happy to eat it on it's own, but also flavor-neutral enough to use for other things like sweet loaves and bread pudding. And this checks all the boxes. Welcome back toast, sandwiches, bread pudding and french toast! You've been missed.
* B&B = Blend and Bake = Super Easy
* This makes a small loaf, with slices about 2" x 4". For us, this means a couple little sandwiches instead of one big one. No biggie.
YIELD 16 slices
3/4 cup raw cashews (soaked is best, but unsoaked will work too - read note on blending below)
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon flax meal
3 tablespoons tapioca flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coconut oil to coat loaf pan
1. Put wet ingredients (including cashews) in a high powered blender or food processor and process until thoroughly combined
2. Add dry ingredients and process until smooth-ish (see blending note below)
3. Pour batter into oiled loaf pan and bake at 325F for 40 minutes
4. Allow to cool before removing loaf from pan and slicing
Blending: There may still be a "grainy" texture when you're done blending, but that's okay. You just want the texture to be consistent, without big lumps. I personally don't mind if there are little bits of cashew in my slices of bread, but if that bugs you, be sure to soak the cashews in filtered water with a tablespoon of salt for several hours prior to baking, then rinse and pat dry. That will smooth the texture even further (and decrease phytic acid content).