Garlic Bread Spirals - low carb
You might call me addicted to Simple Mills Artisan Bread Almond Flour Mix... and I would totally agree with you! I have written 3-4 blogs about that specific mix from Simple Mills, and I have posted about it numerous times on my social media feed. I have made this mix into a beautiful olive and rosemary loaf, hamburger/sandwhich buns, flatbread and more!
When I find something that I love and that I can actually eat with my food allergies/restrictions, I just can't get enough of it! I ordered 4 boxes of it on Cyber Monday, and I regret not buying 10 or more boxes, because I promise you I love it just that much.
My husband teases me and says "You're making that again when you know I can't eat it?" Yes, I am that wife! My poor hubs can't eat it anymore because it's made from almond flour, and he has a moderate food intolerance to almonds. He will take a bite to taste it, but he doesn't go much farther than that.
Anyway, let's talk about garlic! I am all about the garlic in everything. You can never have too much garlic, ever! Also, garlic is incredibly good for you: it's low in calories, high in nutrients, strengthens your bones, boosts your immune system and adds wonderful flavor to so many dishes. I like garlic raw or cooked. I am a weenie and can't eat spicy foods, but I surely can eat a spoonful of raw garlic!
Tonight, I whipped these babies up, and I am super stoked at how they turned out. They are easy to make, but take a tiny bit of patience. I have no patience for anything (it's something I'm working on), so trust me, you will do fine with this recipe.
I have said this so many times, but I just can't help myself to say it again. I am grateful that I found out about my food allergies so that I could avoid those foods. I am even more thankful for companies like Simple Mills who make foods that I can eat without worrying about my food allergies. Because I am allergic to yeast, regular bread is a big "NO NO," but with this bread mix and, let's be honest, these super delicious Garlic Bread Spirals, I don't care that I can't have that regular bread anymore, because I know it's not good for me. Also this bread is low carb... so take that, gluten-and-yeast-filled bread!
4 TB of extra virgin olive oil
2 TB apple cider vinegar
2 TB water
1 package of Simple Mills Artisan Bread Almond Flour Mix
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (I prefer THIS butter from Miyoko's Creamery)
1 TB dried parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the mix according to the flatbread directions. Allow mixture to sit for 4 minutes.
During this time, in a small bowl, combine melted vegan butter, parsley and garlic and set aside.
In a tall drinking glass, place a large Ziplock bag (see photo below, which I found on Google). Carefully spoon all of the almond bread mixture into the Ziplock bag. Force it to one of the corners and cut that corner. It's better to cut it smaller to start out with and give it a try rather than cutting the corner to much.
Cover a baking sheet with some parchment paper.
Here comes the fun part. Pipe the mixture into spirals like the photo below, starting from the center and working your way outward.
Using a pastry brush (like this one), brush the tops of each spiral with the garlic butter mixture. Make sure to save 1/2 of the mixture to brush the tops for a second time towards the end of baking.
Bake spirals for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and brush tops with garlic butter mixture one more time. Put spirals back in the oven for 2 minutes.
Serve hot with any delicious dish, or eat as a snack!