Low Carb\Gluten Free Apple Nut Strudel Almond Flour Loaf.

This is my 4th iteration of the Low Carb\Gluten Free Apple/Nut Strudel Almond Flour Loaf. My other variations were good but not this good. Charlie loves this and it makes the house smell really good. Oven 375 Baking time 45-50 min. Line a large loaf pan with parchment and spray with coconut oil.
Batter: 2 c almond flour, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 3 eggs, 1/2 c. Milk, 1 c Spenda Brown Sugar, 11/2 Teasp Baking Powder ( could maybe go to 2), Himalayan salt (a few grinds), 2 Teasp Vanilla Extract, heaping Teasp Cinnamon. I just throw everything in a bowl and hand mix it a few times and let it sit while I make the strudel part. This way the baking powder and liquids start to expand without heavy beating. It’s a little trick to make lighter fluffier things. ( BTW works really well with Pancakes) Strudel: 3 peeled and finely chopped apples, 1/2+ c. Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts, 1/2 c Swerve Brown Sugar, 1/3 c. Melted butter ( you could use coconut oil but I wanted the buttery flavor without making the whole thing with butter ), 1-2 Teasp Cinnamon depending on your taste and the quality of your cinnamon. If you are using high quality Saigon Cinnamon follow the less is more idea, if it’s cheap everyday Cinnamon from the grocery store use more. Mix the strudel ingredients up in a small bowl by hand. Go ahead and mix up your batter a little more, you will notice air bubbles in it and that’s the lightness you are looking for. Do not over beat too much, as it beats out the air bubbles. Assembly: put half the batter on the bottom of the pan, then layer with half the strudel apple mix, layer with the rest of batter and then the final layer is the rest of the strudel filling. Use a light hand. Bake and then cool. We all know that apples aren’t exactly low carb but they do have other benefits ( the old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away) I don’t get super freaked about the extra carbs, the rest of it is very low carb and gluten-free . #lowcarblife #glutenfree #bakingwithapples #keto #haveyourcakeandeatittoo #almondflour #falldesserts #cookingupnewrecipes #noflour . Not the most eye appealing but trust me this is delicious. #melissaabbottyoga

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A lifelong meditator, learner and seeker, Melissa started her journey with a Hatha Yoga class in 1970 at age 17. Later after a stint in Art School and extensive travel, Melissa became a resident at Shree Muktananda Ashram in upstate NY studying Siddha Yoga meditation practices and is a disciple of Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and the Siddha Lineage Of Swami Muktananda and Bhagwan Nityananda. There she became acquainted with Shaiva Tantra Meditation from Kashmir, while studying with Dr. Paul Mueller Ortega, Dr.Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton aka Swami Durgananda and many other teachers residing there at that time. Melissa also studied Tibetan Buddhist Practices of the Sakya Lineage with Luding Khenchen Rimpoche. Melissa has had a 40+ year meditation practice receiving many initiations and transmissions from many great contemporary teachers. Currently, since 2017 Melissa has been studying with Christopher Wallis a Sanskrit Scholar Phd covering “The Recognition Sutras”, “Vijnana Bhairava”, “Spanda Karikas”, and “Tantraloka”. Melissa is an avid reader, studying with the scholarly works of Christopher Wallis PhD, Alexis Sanderson Phd.Oxford University , Christopher Tompkins PHd Candidate University Of CA Berkley, and James Mallinson from SOAS in London. A member of Academia.org, Melissa keeps up with the latest translations of historic Yogic Writings by contemporary scholars. On the Hatha Yoga front, Melissa has studied Iyengar and Anusara Hatha Yoga in the 1990’s and later took her first hot yoga class 10 years ago with Suzanne Elliott in Merritt Island, FL, becoming a Raja Hot Core Hatha Yoga 500 hour Teacher in 2016 with Craig Villani. In 2017 she became a USA Yoga Coach and started judging video submissions in 2019. In 2018 Melissa studied with Jimmy Barkan Level 2 Hot Vinyasa Training in Ft Lauderdale and 2019 Adi Westerman’s Teaching 26/2 Plus Training. A member of the Original Hot Yoga Asso OHYA and a Hot Yoga Teacher at Steam House Hot Yoga & Pilates in Epping NH www.steamhousenh.com and Blue Yoga Group in Swampscott, MA. “Melissa Abbott Yoga and Meditation” has a weekly Visionary Tantric Yoga & Yoga Nidra Podcast available on Spotify, ITunes Podcasts, Podbean and YouTube.

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