On Sunday my husband made chili and cornbread. I miss cornbread so I decided to make something which I hoped would be a good substitution. It wasn’t cornbread, but it was good enough.
Here’s the only problem… it contains baking soda. But I’m going to go ahead and post it here with the admonition that baking soda is not GAPS legal.
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon mild chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions (use mostly the green parts)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a cookie sheet with butter, lard, coconut oil or your favorite legal fat. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl, then whisk together to mix the ingredients evenly. Add the chopped green onions to the dry ingredients. Mix the egg and coconut oil together. When the oven is heated up, mix the wet and dry ingredients together. This mixture for me was quite dry, and I had to add a couple of teaspoons of water to the dough. Once I added the water the mixture was still a little crumbly but once I smashed it together it had the consistency of pie dough.
I rolled out the ball of dough and used my medium sized heart shaped cookie cutters to make biscuits.
Bake 10 minutes, check to see if they are done with a toothpick inserted in the middle that comes out clean. I got 17 biscuits out of this recipe.
I was fairly happy with this substitute. I have always loved chili with tortillas, crackers or cornbread and now I can’t have any of those things, so these were nice to have.
Here are some photos of them before I put them in the oven, and then once I took them out.
I ate four with my bowl of chili. No wait, I had one more. I just did a recipe analysis on them at about.calorie.com and each one contains 118 calories. Goodness! Here is the recipe analysis if you want to check it out: Almond Flour Green Onion Flecked Biscuits.
I had two of them with breakfast this morning, which consisted of a piece of steak, four green olives stuffed with jalapenos.
If you are brave enough to try these without baking soda, do let me know. I should make a point to try them but I am just so scared to waste the almond flour. It is so expensive!
Oh, did I ever mention here that apparently there is a Honeyville warehouse right here in Arizona? I keep thinking I should go by there sometime and see if the almond flour is cheaper in person than from their website. At least I wouldn’t have to pay for shipping and handling.
Do you have a favorite bread to eat with chili?
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