I am not a huge fan of sweets, but my hubby has a sweet tooth. I occasionally bake cakes, cookies, or pies for friends and family gatherings and for holidays. Well, I have to confess, I used to bake a lot, and even though I still enjoy it, I don’t bake as often as I used to. So, when I bake I usually bake quick breads like banana bread or zucchini bread because it’s easy and quick! But when I found out what gluten and sugar do to my body and I realized that I am not getting any younger, I decided that I have no choice but to admit that my body can’t handle those yummy things any more.
The gluten-free diet is one of the most popular diets these days, and it appears in the menu at most restaurants these days. The other day I was listening to the radio while I was driving, and I heard that there are some people (like my hubby) who can eat grains without suffering health consequences. So it would be good to know your nutritional type to help you determine whether grains should be in your diet at all or whether more protein, more fat, etc. should be in your diet instead. As I always emphasize, each person has a different system, and rather than relying on the popular diet, rely on your own biochemical makeup to know the foods that are good for you.
Ok. I guess my hubby doesn’t have to make the face Puss in Boots makes in “Shrek 2” when he sees bread anymore.
Gluten-free Zucchini Bread
I cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
I/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup natural cane sugar
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
First, preheat the oven to 375 F, and grease a 8×4 inch loaf pan.
Whisk the first seven ingredients together in a small bowl, and set it aside.
Beat sugar, oil, and egg until it’s creamy like ice cream.
Add vanilla extract.
Add grated zucchini.
Add gluten-free flour mixture, and mix well.
Spread the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and bake for about 50 minutes. Use a toothpick to make sure it’s fully cooked by inserting it into the center and checking to see if it comes out clean.