How I loved toast. It was a comfort food. My favorite way to eat it was a hearty, crusty slice buttered and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or spread with lemon curd. Fast forward to gluten-free. Gluten-free toast is, eh, o-kaaay, but I find that the rice and other highly processed flours give it an unpleasant texture.
Then I discovered a bread recipe at Elana’s Pantry made with almond flour, which is more like a quick-bread and so delicious toasted. One piece fills me up. And that, coming from a lady who could have eaten toast all day before and still felt hungry! That’s likely because almond flour is high in protein, has minimal carbs and an extremely low glycemic index.
This morning, while the birds were chirping, the sun was shining and the coffee ground and brewed itself, I made breakfast: lovely thick and creamy Greek yogurt, pansies from the hanging baskets I hung to welcome Spring (the orange ones smell divine), and the solitary, but hearty, piece of gluten-free almond flour toast topped with St. Dalfour’s wild blueberry fruit spread.
I’ve also enjoyed this bread and toast with a smattering of goat cheese and Herbs de Provence with roasted cherry tomatoes on the side.
Speaking of herbs, I’m the proud owner of a bumper sticker that says: “Love People. Cook them tasty food.“ I’m not one for putting stickers on my car, but this one made me smile. What does that have to do with herbs? The saying is from Penzeys Spices. Which reminds me: time to order some not-hot curry powder and sweet cinnamon. Penzeys’s customer service is terrific. It’s a pleasure ordering from them and the products are wonderful.
Wishing you a delicious day!