Posts Tagged ‘almond flour’
Chicken rollatini is easier to make than it looks. This version is stuffed with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes and coated with almond flour.
I’ve been following Prevention RD for awhile and had the pleasure of reviewing Nicole’s first cookbook, Everyday Healthy Cooking, and was excited to get my hands on her second installment, Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour. Although I do not have a gluten allergy/intolerance I do have some close friends who are and I find myself playing with almond flour more often. In her newest cookbook, Nicole provides gluten-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and between-meal snacks. Recipes include honey-almond granola clusters, banana nut waffles, caprese quinoa bake with balsamic reduction, cranberry pumpkin bread, meyer lemon–raspberry cupcakes, key lime pie bites, and many more.
Similar to her first cookbook, Nicole also includes Cook’s Comments, Fun Facts, and Nutrition Notes that teach readers how to adjust portion sizes, make heavy recipes “light,” and convert recipes for non-gluten-free friends. In addition, each recipe includes nutrition information including the amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and fats.
And guess what? I’m also giving away a copy of her cookbook to one lucky reader! Enter using the Rafflecopter located at the end of this post.
The first recipe I tried was the lemon bars. I was super excited because I have never made regular lemon bars, let alone gluten-free. Unfortunately the crust floated to the top when I poured the filling over it and although it still tasted wonderful it was not very pretty. I’m not entirely sure what I did wrong except maybe I did not bake the crust long enough.
The second recipe I tried is the one I am sharing with you. Chicken breasts are stuffed with spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes then coated with an almond flour-Parmesan mixture. It was a no-fail recipe both in execution and flavor. I am a huge fan of nut-crusted chicken and the nutty flavor that it adds – so much better than regular bread crumbs.
One year ago: Lighter Chicken Parmesan
Two years ago: Chicken Gnocchi Soup
I don’t buy or bake bread products often so when I crave a breakfast sandwich, it gets bit tricky unless I have something stashed away in the freezer. But then I saw this recipe for a 90 second English muffin and breakfast cravings were satisfied! This English muffin is prepared in the microwave and is truly ready in just 90 seconds. From there, spread it with peanut butter or stuffed it with egg, cheese, and bacon like I did. Part of a complete breakfast.
In other news, I’ve been visiting my friend Becky this weekend who lives in the Nashville area. I haven’t seen her in a year! Last time I saw her she was about to be shipped over to Afghanistan, but now she’s back! I’m not sure who needed this visitation more, me or her? But either way, to finish off our weekend we are running the Color Run today. I ran one last year in Memphis and it was fun, so I’m looking forward to doing it again.
One year ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter 7-Layer Bars
In addition to my recent pizza craze, I also have been going through a need for pancakes. Which means when deciding what to make from my assigned blog, Without Adornment, this month for Secret Recipe Club, I was sucked into the Vegan Banana Almond Flour Pancakes. I took out the vegan adjective in my post only because I am not sure my changes maintain it. I think they are still vegan but who knows, maybe almond milk and nonstick spray somehow are not. Either way, they are still satisfying.
What prompted me to attempt baking these was the fact that I had problems with them super-sticking to the pan when cooking the traditional way for pancakes. I have been known to bake pancakes in the past and they have always been a success so I was very pleased when this recipe also cooperated. They turned out to have slightly crispy edges with moist, but not under-done, centers. And the flavors of almond and banana together were a big hit for my taste buds.
These pancakes are also pretty filling and could serve two people. Or one really hungry person (like me).
Also from Without Adornment, I would love to try the Strawberry Cheesecake Raw Vegan Cake Pops.
BAKED BANANA ALMOND PANCAKES
1 banana, sliced
1 tsp egg replacer with 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp almond milk, mixed until frothy
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp tapioca starch
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat 4 holes in a muffin-top pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
- In a blender (I used my magic bullet), mix together the banana, egg replacer, water and vanilla extract for about a minute until well mixed.
- Add the dry ingredients and blend until well mixed.
- Divide batter equally into the four pre-greased muffin top pan holes. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops begin to turn golden brown and middles are set. Allow to cool slightly before removing carefully from pan.
- Top with fruit and enjoy.
Source: Adapted from Without Adornment.