Every successful diet recommends to cut the bread and pastry as much as you can from your regular daily meals. Currently, the latest dietary trend is being on a Gluten-free diet.
However, people who had Celiac disease or were diagnosed with gluten-intolerance, had to avoid the gluten and thus, they had to make bread at home among other things. Not from trend, but from health issues.
What is celiac disease? It is an inherited autoimmune condition and is not very common among the human population. Consuming gluten makes damage to the tiny hairs of the small intestines, which can result in malabsorption of nutrients, diarrhea, unintentional weight loss and similar conditions.
Studying this disease and other symptomatic diseases, cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry wrote a book called “The Plant Paradox” back in 2017, in which a recipe for gluten-free bread you can make at home was introduced. It was called “Barley Bread” and it became amazingly famous. Also, it became popular as “no guilt bread recipe”, since you can eat as much as you want.
Here’s the full recipe – for free!
The ingredients are:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cups + 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp whole flaxseed
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 6 tbsp butter
- 4 eggs
The making process
You start off with mixing all the dry ingredients in a deep bowl. After this, add the flax seeds. Then, melt the butter and leave it to cool a bit, but not completely and add the rest of the “wet” ingredients in the bowl with the dry ones.
Mix with a wooden spatula until you get a homogenous mixture. Then, put baking paper into the baking pan and transfer the mixture. Before putting it in the oven, put flaxseed all over.
Bake for 25 minutes at a 175 degrees temperature. However, because every oven is different, check if the bread is done for sure with a toothpick. After taking it out of the oven, don’t forget to always put a towel over the bread and let it cool off like this. It will make it softer and tastier.
At the end, we’re just going to tell you that though it’s a healthy lifestyle, going gluten-free can have some certain side effects. Especially if you’re doing it for a healthier lifestyle and have never been diagnosed with an intolerance of gluten or a Celiac disease.
You might want to check your blood for iron and calcium, because the levels might decrease after going gluten-free. Also, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate may also be disbalanced, so you should take supplements. On the bright side, going gluten free will definitely improve your bowel movements!
You can never have a win-win situation in life, right?