As much as I don’t follow fad diets, like Paleo and I Quit Sugar (because I’m sorry but I love vanilla soy milk and red velvet tim tams way too much thankyouverymuch), I came across Sarah Wilson’s Paleo bread recipe, and it looks super tasty – Even for kids! With olives, ham and zucchini it will suit most taste buds, but is made with the healthier almond meal and arrowroot (yes, you’re welcome for the handy hyperlink, I also had no idea what arrowroot was) instead of flour and other thickeners.
In any case, it’s an easy lunchbox snack for mums and dads on the run, or kids going to school – even toddlers can have a munch on it, so it seems like a winner to me! I’m making some for our lunches at home, and while I’m sans toddler myself at the moment, I’m hoping it will be a favourite in future.
The recipe is as follows:
Makes 1 loaf
- 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 3/4 cups arrowroot
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/3 cup pitted olives, halved
- 3/4 cup grated zucchini
- 1/3 cup finely diced ham
- 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
Preheat the oven to 160C and line a loaf tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, mix together the almond meal, arrowroot, salt and bicarbonate of soda. In a separate bowl and using a fork, whisk the eggs lightly with the apple cider vinegar. Add the parsley, olives, zucchini, ham and cheese and whisk well, then add the egg mix to the dry ingredients. Mix well to combine, then pour the dough into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle with pepitas.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top starts turning golden and a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Allow to cool for five minutes before slicing. Freeze leftover slices between sheets of baking paper in a ziplock bag.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Wilson’s website.
Little does Sarah Wilson know, I’m going to smother the hell out of my ‘paleo bread’ with a thick layer of delicious butter and possibly wash it down with a soy latte, but hey – we can’t ALL be that good all the time can we?
Let me know your thoughts! Have you tried it before?