Whole Almond Bread

Whole Almond Bread

Here's my new favorite protein-rich quick bread, made with whole ground almonds, eggs, and yogurt.



Ingredients / Directions: 

Pulse in a blender or food processor until ground into a coarse flour:
2 1/2 c whole raw almonds. I grind the almonds in 2 batches: 1 1/4c almonds in each batch. Pulse until there are no more large pieces. This will make about 3c of fresh whole almond flour.

Sift and combine with the almond flour:
1/4 c starch, I use tapioca starch
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Combine separately (easy in a blender):
3 large eggs
1/2 c yogurt
2 Tbsp melted butter (or olive oil)
optional: 1 Tbsp sugar, agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 325. Grease and dust a loaf pan, I use a glass loaf pan with butter and rice flour. Mix wet and dry together until there are no lumps, but don't over-mix. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with wet hands if necessary. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, rotating the pan half way through baking. (If it is browning too fast after 20 minutes, lower the temperature to around 300 or lower.) It will be ready when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow to cool on a rack. If keeping longer than a day, wrap and store in the fridge. Great for slicing and toasting. You can also pan-fry slices in a bit of butter, then serve topped with fruit and maple syrup "french toast" style - yum!

Enjoy :)


Great recipe, you did it

Great recipe, you did it again¡¡ I really love it.

My best and warmest wishes for you and all your loved ones.

Feliz Año Nuevo¡¡¡


Muchas gracias Adi! Feliz

Muchas gracias Adi!
Feliz Ano Nuevo. Have a happy healthy new year :)

can i make this into spelt

can i make this into spelt bread by substituting it with spelt flour?
and is it plain yogurt that we need to use?

Yes, this recipe uses plain

Yes, this recipe uses plain yogurt. As for substituting spelt for the ground almonds, I'm not sure if it would work - it is a recipe for almond bread after all. If you do try, please let us know how it goes.

hey i tried using half a cup

hey i tried using half a cup of spelt flour with two cups ground almond and it tastes fine! : )

Cool - thanks! :)

Cool - thanks! :)

I LOVE this recipe but have

I LOVE this recipe but have recently found I can't eat it so well because of the amount of egg in it. Do you have any suggestions for maybe only using one egg and something else in place of the other two?

Here's a good list of egg

Here's a good list of egg replacements: http://www.adashofcompassion.com/2010/11/baking-without-eggs.html
I like your idea of keeping one egg in, as the recipe is pretty egg heavy - or if it's the yolk that's the problem for you, use egg whites. Please let us know what you try, and how it goes!


Any ideas of what I could substitute the yogurt with for gluten and dairy free bread?

It sounds like a delicious recipe and I'm eager to try.. if I can get around the dairy.

If you can do soy, you could

If you can do soy, you could try using the same amount soy yogurt, or silken tofu, or unsweetened soy milk. Otherwise, try unsweetened rice or almond milk. Please let us know how it goes!