Flourless Lemon Olive Oil and Almond Bread

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Posted by in Recipes on Sep 26, 2012 . .

Ingredients

1 ½ cups whole almonds
4 eggs, separated
½ cup sugar, divided
2 tablespoons Olive Cart Lakefront Lemon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon  Olive Cart Michigan Flaked sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Oil a loaf pan, line with wax paper, and oil again.
  2. Grind almonds in a food processor until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Do not overmix or almonds will turn into nut butter. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and ¼ cup sugar until fluffy. Add oil, zest, vanilla, baking powder, and salt; beat well. Mix in reserved almonds; set aside.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add remaining ¼ cup sugar, beating gently until stiff. Carefully fold egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture until just combined.
  5. Spread mixture into prepare loaf pan. Bake about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan, ten remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
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