Grain-Free Butter Bread

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After some trepidation, I finally decided to grant the roughly 1,000 food wishes for a grain-free butter bread recipe. And it exceeded my expectations! Without wheat flour and yeast, it won't be true bread. But if you're off carbs, and have been dreaming about a nice slice of buttered toast with your eggs, this is well worth a try. It tastes relatively neutral, with a very subtle egginess and faint almond flavor, and a texture reminiscent of an extra moist and spongy white bread.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups finely ground almond flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon fine salt

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  1. Separate eggs. Crack each egg into your hand and let the whites run into a bowl. Place yolks in a second bowl.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  3. Place almond flour in a food processor. Add baking powder, salt, and egg yolks. Pour in melted butter. Pulse, scraping down the sides once or twice, until mixture comes together.

  4. Sprinkle cream of tartar into egg whites. Whisk until soft peaks form. Transfer about 1/3 of the mixture into the food processor. Pulse on and off, scraping mixture down with a spatula as needed, until well blended. Scrape mixture into the bowl with egg whites. Fold together until well combined but still airy. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

  6. Run a thin knife along the edge bread and let rest for 10 minutes. Turn bread out onto a wire rack and cool to room temperature before slicing.

Chef's Note:

Will it toast? Yes! Even better, top the bread with sliced strawberries. To run with this strawberry shortcake idea, you could add a spoon of sugar to the batter, and you'd just be some whipped cream away from a pretty decent, low-carb treat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
21g Fat
6g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 60mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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