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Low carb baking - banana bread, clafoutis, etc

seattledebs | Feb 5, 200802:09 PM

My boyfriend has recently read, and I've just started reading, Gary Taubes's Good Calories Bad Calories. We're both trying to eat a lot less grains and grain products. Not because of weight - I've never been overweight - but just generally for our health. I've been experimenting with baking using non-grain flours, like nut flours.

First, do you think a clafoutis would work using almond and coconut flour? I was thinking of making one for dessert tomorrow night when we have friends over.

Also, last night I modified a banana bread recipe I have. I replaced the flour with a combination of coconut flour, almond flour, and hazelnut flour. I also took out the sugar and just used a little bit of honey; the ripe bananas were so sweet that it worked beautifully. The whole thing came out really well. I'll post the recipe on my website in the next few days and add a link here. Only simple, real ingredients, like butter, vanilla, nuts, eggs...

Recipe from an earlier project, pear tarts with hazelnut and whole wheat flour, is here: http://web.mac.com/seattledebs/gofrol...

Any other ideas for low-carb, delicious, full-fat baking?

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