Taking Back My Twenties

A Little Baking

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 | 5 comments

I started to write ‘happy hump day’ and then realized it’s Thursday…yay for a weekend at home! After so much travel this summer, I’m craving low-key time at home more than ever and I’m excited to continue exploring Dallas on the weekends.

Since a Trader Joe’s just opened here, I’ve been going almost every week. It’s weird how the stores are all slightly different – this one doesn’t have horseradish hummus! Anyway, a few weeks ago, I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a bag of almond meal. I was so excited to have it, and then it just sat there for weeks. I know there are a ton of different ways to use it, but I just hadn’t felt motivated to bake – until last night.

There’s not a Great Harvest close to my apartment, and I’ve really been missing their dense breads. So I whipped up a loaf of almond bread I found on Love + Cupcakes. I was surprised at how quickly fresh, warm bread was coming out of my oven!

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This bread is a little eggy, but definitely dense and slightly sweet – reminded me of banana bread. I made a tuna salad sandwich with it (which was awesome), but I think it would be even better with nut butter and jam.

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I’m kinda of obsessed with my new food processor [wedding gift] and I’m excited to try baking with almond meal again.

Any recipe recommendations from you guys?

Enjoy the weekend.

5 Comments

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  1. Leslie

    Check with Angela over at Oh She Glows. She posted a great almond cookie recipe a few days ago. I have not made them but I bought the ingredients and plan to bake them this weekend . Your bread looks great. I bet a slice with a spread of nut butter and apple or pumpkin butter would be great with coffee in the morning. Have fun on your explorations of Dallas.

  2. Stephanie C

    Sprouted Kitchen has a lovely roasted strawberry and almond meal muffin recipe.

  3. Bob T

    I seldom bake but use almond meal (in place of bread crumbs) as a coating for chicken or pork chops. Dip the meat in an egg batter then coat with the almond meal before pan frying. Nice crispy crust. I’ve also used i in place of bread crumbs in meatballs and meatloaf.
    I do make banana bread or muffins on occasion but use flour. I wonder if almond meal could replace the flour. I’ll have to look that up. If you try that, let us know.

  4. Emily

    My kitchen is a mostly gluten-free kitchen (no allergies, just excess gluten causes discomfort) but I’ve never taken a stab at gluten-free bread baking. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  5. Mom

    Looks gorgeous and delicious!

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