Ginger Loaf, enjoy a slice with butter : Low Carb Recipe, so delicious

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I know many who like ginger it’s such a wonderful warm flavour. So today I’m sharing this Ginger Loaf recipe, by Julia McPhee. She uses a combination of fresh and powdered ginger, you may wish to give it a try. This loaf is great served with butter.


Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Almond meal
½ tsp Baking powder
¼ tsp Baking soda
2 tbsp. Dried ginger (I like a ‘gingery’ loaf but you may want to reduce this to 1 tbsp. for a milder flavour)
1 tbsp. Ginger (fresh grated)
1 tsp Mixed spice
¼ cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
100g melted butter or ½ cup mild olive oil
4 Eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla essence
1 tbsp. Natvia (sweetener of your choice)

Instructions
Mix all dry ingredients.
Add beaten eggs, vanilla, oil.
Mix well and pour into a loaf tin.
Bake at 175º C, 350º F, Gas Mark 4 for around 30 minutes until loaf is firm and browned on top.

Nutrition Information
Serves: 10
Serving size: 1
Calories: 217
Fat: 20.7g
Saturated fat: 6.4g
Carbohydrates: 1.4g
Protein: 6.0g

Recipe Notes and Tips

Fresh ginger can be purchased in most supermarkets. Mature ginger has a tough skin that requires peeling. Fresh ginger can be stored in the fridge for up to three weeks if it is left unpeeled. Whenever possible, choose fresh ginger over dried since it is superior in flavour and contains higher levels of the active component gingerol. The root should be fresh looking, firm, smooth and free of mould with no signs of decay or wrinkled skin. If choosing dry ginger, keep it in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark dry place for no more than six months.
You can find out more about ginger and it’s health benefits here


Almond Meal/Low Carb Flours; if you are just starting a low carb diet/lifestyle you may feel confused with which low carb flours to use. You may never have used any of them before and how to use them properly can be daunting. Low carb flours do not behave like wheat flour.

For example, Ground Almonds/Almond Meal… it is made slightly different than almond flour. Instead of blanching the almonds to remove the skins, the skins on the almonds are kept on. It’s a little bit coarser than almond flour and still bakes the same. For baked goods, perhaps use a super fine ground almond flour but equally almond meal can perform just as well in most recipes, at a reduced cost.


Almond meal may also be known as ground almonds. You can grind almonds using a blender to make your own almond meal, the power of your blender will dictate how fine your almond meal will become.

A serving (1/4 cup or 28 grams) of the almond meal has the same nutrition of almond flour of nearly 160 calories, 6 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fibre. Only 6 total carbs or 3 net carbs per serving.

You can learn more about low carb flours from Libby at ‘Ditch The Carbs’ site, she has a very good guide, which you can read here


Help needed converting measurements cups to grams/or oven temperatures etc. then have a look here


I hope you may enjoy a slice of ginger loaf soon, and don’t forget to enjoy it with a cuppa … will you prefer coffee or tea?


You will find a variety of articles/recipe ideas, within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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