Saturday, January 14, 2012


This recipe for an apple walnut loaf is made with almond meal (ground almonds) instead of flour.  It also doesn't contain added sugar or sweetener.  Instead of baking it in a loaf pan I used a rectangle cake pan.  I did find the loaf to be not sweet enough and I put some honey on the pieces I ate as did the DH.    We both enjoyed the loaf.

Just out of the oven.

First sample of apple walnut loaf. 

Numerous samples.


2 cups ground almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup sour cram or coconut milk


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  In a medium size mixing bowl combine the ground almonds, walnuts, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.  In a second bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce, oil and sour cream.  Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.  Mix everything together.  If the mixture is too dry, add a tbsp or two of sour cream or coconut milk.

Pour the batter into a non-stick or greased 9 X 5 inch loaf pan.  Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a toothpick comes out dry.  Allow to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes and then turn out.  Slice and serve.
Adapted from the Wheat Belly book.


  1. It sounds so yummy! I have try to make it! If you were adding sugar/sweetener to th recipe how much do you think you would add?

    1. I would add about 1/3 cup splenda to the recipe.

  2. First time making tonight. Tested batter and thought and thought it wasn't sweet enough. Googled to review recipe to see if any comments regarding same, and Yes found your site.
    So proceeded to add sweetener. Hadn't looked at these reviews below recipe at that time. But I put in four good tablespoons.
    Turned out great. My husband even enjoyed and he's not too sure about going wheat free. Take Care Loret

  3. I'm going to try this tonight but am going to sweeten with xagave...will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for posting this, my husband left his book with recipes at the office.

  4. Let me know how it turns out. Are you both following the Wheat Belly diet and if so how are you finding it?