Sunflower Avocado Bread – Gluten Free
Who loves bread? ME! To be honest I have eliminated most breads out of my diet. I do indulge occasionally though and when I can find a recipe like this Sunflower Seed Avocado Bread I don’t think twice about having a slice with some grass fed butter smeared on top! Lots of good things happening in this bread recipe. It is full of healthy fats from the avocado, coconut fat and the sunflower seeds. The use of coconut sugar makes it lower on the glycemic index but still has a sweet taste and the feather light rice flour mix (recipe attached) makes it gluten free. Remember gluten free does not mean guilt free. This bread still packs a punch of caloric intake and although gluten free, is not grain free, so you have to be conscious of the impact on the body. It is a great treat in the morning with your favorite cup of joe. Don’t forget the grass fed butter!
Sunflower Seed Avocado Bread
¼ tsp xanthan gum
¾ cups coconut sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp aluminum free baking powder
½ tsp sea salt
2 pasture eggs
1 large ripe avocado
¾ cup coconut milk fat, store in fridge overnight to solidify fat
1 tsp. of vanilla
½ cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a small bowl mix all dry ingredients, flour, xanthan gum, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, avocado, coconut fat and blend until smooth. Add vanilla. Slowly while mixing add the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined. Fold in sunflower seed. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375 for 60 mins. Let cool for 15 mins before slicing. Serve with ghee or grass fed butter. Serves 8 thin slices. Store in refrigerator. Please note sunflower seeds will turn green after 24-48 hours, nothing to be worried about.