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Life without Bread

That is one scary thought, isn’t it?

Bread ranks very high on the list of comfort foods. It accompanies almost every meal in one form or another. People simply cannot imagine how they ever could do without and freak out at just the thought of having to give it up, even if it is temporary.

If they just knew how much their bodies would appreciate this change, getting a break and being able to at least somewhat control inflammation! If they just knew how much better they could feel without the overload of this chemical laden vacuum food! If they just knew that there is a gentle and simple way! If they just knew that, with proper guidance, it isn’t scary at all and actually quite easy! And your body deserves a break.

But until then, let me help with a delicious coconut coffee cake. It satisfies the “need” for bread but does not require any grain flour. The sugar content is minimal and the goodness of natural nutrient-dense ingredients qualifies it actually as healthy food! Like with everything, please enjoy in moderation:

Coconut Coffee Cake

1 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

8 lrg eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup plain yogurt

5 tbsp coconut oil, melted

1/4 cup raw dark brown sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp coconut cream

Topping:

1 1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 cup raw dark brown sugar

4 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Dash black pepper

Preheat oven to 325◦F and adjust rack to middle position. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan with coconut oil and set aside. Combine all ingredients for the topping in a bowl and blend until the ingredients bind together. Set aside. Place all the batter ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour batter into the greased pan. Drop spoonfuls of topping mix over the batter. With a fork and a swirling motion, lightly work the topping into the top part of the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes. Absolutely best the day it is prepared, but I promise you won’t deny it the next day either.

Variations: substitute butter for coconut oil and/or use pecan pieces for the topping.

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2 Responses to “Life without Bread”

  1. manjari says:

    Hi! I came across your recipe from Curejoy.com, the ayuvedic website, and I am wondering if you could possibly suggest a good alternative to eggs in this recipe, as I am vegan.

    If so that would be wonderful, but if not I am sure it will be expieirmenting at least once myself.

    (usually I would use yogurt to replace eggs in recipes but have heard of things like a mix of flax meal and water…. but I hesitate with the amount of eggs in this recipe.)

    thanks for the recipe either way! :)))

    • admin says:

      Hello!
      Thank you for asking. Eggs can be substituted with flax meal or chia meal and water. Per egg you would use roughly 1 tbsp flax or chia meal and 3 tbsp water. Mix and let gel. It will not rise as much as with egg, but will turn out just fine. Enjoy!

      Birgit

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