First of all, Kelly Smith is the kindest blogger on the planet! She truly has a heart of gold and gives all the glory to God. I’ve loved meeting her, getting to know her, and watching The Nourishing Home grow into a wildly popular and helpful blog.
Her new book, Grain Free Baking, has a ton of incredible recipes like cakes, cookies and crackers. There are even recipes for flaky grain-free biscuits and pie crusts!!! I honestly did not think that was possible! It’s one thing to make a crumbly nut crusts, but flaky??!!
Hi, I’m Roz and I suck at grain free baking.
It’s kind of a joke in my house. If Roz bakes something, it probably won’t be that good…unless it’s a pie. My dad and husband are the baking masters in our family. My problem usually begins with the fact that I always have to make a recipe “healthier” with grain-free alternatives and stuff.
But the real problem isn’t that grain free baking can’t be good, it’s just that I don’t exactly know how to bake properly with grain-free ingredients. You can’t just replace all-purpose flour recipes with coconut flour or almond flour, or you sweetened rocks and sand as your result!
Kelly, however, is a master. Grain-free is what she does well and that’s why she has a book all about it. I was so surprised to learn about the “secret” ingredients and methods she used that I never thought of to resemble the results you get with white flour! (Hint….she uses ingredients that I always have in my kitchen, but you don’t see very often for baking recipes…like this.)
Grain Free Banana Bread
I decided to make something simple first: banana bread. She says in the book that her kids are always asking for her to make some, so that’s the place to start in my house!
IT. WAS. AMAZING!!! I had the whole family try it- kids, husband, even my parents and grandparents- and no one could believe it was grain free AND sweetened only with honey (from our own bees, of course).