Bakers Journal

Bakers Formula: November 2014

October 28, 2014
By Elana Amsterdam.

This recipe for fabulous (and gluten-free) Cranberry Almond Loaf was created by Elana Amsterdam.

It is one the delicious formulas you’ll find in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, a book Amsterdam wrote for the Almond Board of California.

Yield: One loaf


  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) Creamy roasted almond butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Olive oil
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Dried apricots, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Excess sliced almonds to sprinkle on top


  1. In a large bowl, blend almond butter, olive oil and eggs with a handheld mixer until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda. Blend arrowroot mixture into wet ingredients until thoroughly combined. Fold in apricots, cranberries, seeds and sliced almonds.
  3. Grease a 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch loaf pan with olive oil and dust with almond flour. Pour batter into loaf pan and sprinkle remaining sliced almonds on top.
  4. Bake at 180 C (350 F) for 40 to 50 minutes until a knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for one hour before serving.

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