Gluten Free Black Bean Cauliflower Protein Bread | © 2014 | | © 2014 | | © 2014 |

This moist, dense quick bread is naturally gluten-free, low in carbohydrates and calories, and high in protein thanks to the use of protein powder and black bean flour.
Psyllium adds rise, elasticity and strength to gluten free baking. Not only is psyllium great for gluten free bread it is also very good for you. The soluble fiber found in psyllium husks improves digestion and cleanses the system, making it an excellent choice for healthy dieting. Psyllium can provide the fiber that is missing on low carbohydrate diets.

  • 250 g Applesauce
  • 150 g Cauliflower puree
  • 160 ml Buttermilk
  • 160 ml Sparkling water
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F. In a large mixing bowl, add in ground black beans, whey protein powder, rice protein, psyllium husks, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Make a well in the center and add in applesauce, cauliflower puree, buttermilk and sparkling water. Mix with a wooden spoon until well blended.
  3. Pour into a standard loaf pan lined with baking paper. Bake in the center of hot oven for about an hour. Test for doneness by inserting a wood skewer in the center, if it comes clean it's done. Turn out the bread on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


Rosita Vargas 26/4/14 05:10

ohhh se ve muy hermoso y exquisito su textura es perfecta me gusta,abrazos

Unknown 26/4/14 07:40

You are quite an inspiration, Angie! Bean-cauliflower bread...who would have thought! I'm eager to grind my beans too now. I like your grinding machine! :) ela@GrayApron

Couscous & Consciousness 26/4/14 08:16

Wow, Angie, this bread looks amazing. I've never come across protein powder here, but I'm definitely on the look out for it now.

Unknown 26/4/14 09:10

Wondering how is it taste like...without adding any sugar. I love your healthy baking concept.
Btw, thanks for visiting my blog.

Medeja- CranberryJam 26/4/14 09:39

Another fantastic bread! Looks so yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 26/4/14 10:35

This recipe is really original and I bet your bread tastes fabulous!



Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 26/4/14 12:59

Love that this bread is low-carb and I always go for anything with black beans.

Mother Rimmy 26/4/14 14:16

It didn't occur to me that you could grind black beans into flour. What a good idea for bread. Lots of fiber and protein. That loaf pan is amazing. I don't think I've seen that double side in the stores.

Cheri Savory Spoon 26/4/14 15:06

Hi Angie, looks like you did it again with your clever use of ingredients, love that you grind the black beans into flour, Love all the real fiber.

Ana Regalado 26/4/14 16:03

Angie , such an interesting and wonderful gluten-free bread ! I never knew that you can grind black beans and use it in bread baking . I always learn something new here :D

What's Baking?? 26/4/14 16:22

Vegetable in a bread? I want to taste this as I m curious.. Looks so good!

Catherine 26/4/14 18:24

Dear Angie, This bread sounds like a wonderful, healthy experience; it would be a great addition to any meal. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

grace 26/4/14 20:28

black bean powder, now there's a revelation! what a wonderful idea for an ingredient in bread. love this.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/4/14 20:53

Love seeing the black bean powder pouring out of your grinder :) I love cauliflower so some puree in a bread would certainly not be objectionable to me! This is a great, unique recipe, Angie.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/4/14 21:23

What a unique bread! It looks delicious...and I sure wish I had a freshly baked loaf of my own in the kitchen :)

lena 27/4/14 03:05

this is a goodness loaf of bread! angie, you make the healthiest and beautiful bread!

Lite Home Bake 27/4/14 04:12

You never fail to surprise me with the ingredients that you choose for your bakes and they all turned out amazingly beautiful!

Jeannie Tay 27/4/14 06:56

Looks wonderful Angie, your bread always turned out looking so delicious and perfect!

ann low 27/4/14 11:07

Hi Angie, Sorry that I've not visiting you lately. Your healthy bread looks really soft and delicious. Wish that I make one as good as yours :)

Kelly 27/4/14 12:03

Wow, this loaf looks awesome Angie! This is such a creative recipe - love all the healthy ingredients you used in here - especially the cauliflower puree. Looks delicious with so many ingredients that you would feel good about.

great-secret-of-life 27/4/14 14:01

what a unique combo.. you are really amazing Angie

Ashley 27/4/14 14:35

I love all the gluten-free recipes that you post - this bread looks wonderful. I've been stockpiling all of them for my visits with my mom and sister! haha

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits 27/4/14 14:46

What a great idea about adding Psyllum husk to bread to make it healthier, and what a protein packed bread!

Monica 27/4/14 16:19

Love that grinder! I learn a lot that I've never heard of here so thank you. This sounds so healthy and also very tasty.

[Reply] 27/4/14 16:20

Say what? This bread looks amazing and the ingredient list is out of this world. How creative!!

Choclette 27/4/14 16:47

Oh I love this Angie. Bread made with cauliflower and black beans, who would have thought it? Fabulous idea for a super healthy loaf.

Eva Taylor 27/4/14 19:19

You never cease to surprise me Angie with your clever, healthy and beautiful recipes.

The Red Apron 27/4/14 20:16

Angie this just looks perfectly good!

chow and chatter 28/4/14 04:24

this is so cool and never knew you could add cauliflower

Cathleen 28/4/14 04:34

Ohh. This sounds so cool! I want to try it!

Shashi 28/4/14 04:48

What an incredibly creative recipe - love the amped up protein from the black beans and the protein powder in this bread!

kitchen flavours 28/4/14 05:30

Hi Angie,
Another amazing bread from you! It looks and sounds delicious with all the healthy ingredients!

Elisabeth 28/4/14 05:57

Interesting, and wonderful recipe, Angie! Since we just don't have cauliflower puree, I suppose it can be pureed, and still count as the correct ingredient to this wholesome, and delicious recipe!
I do love the ingredients added to this super power bread, and I'm excited about following this awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Indrė 28/4/14 08:18

Ohh wow. I was thinking to try black beans to cook or something, and here's bread. Wow

MunatyCooking 28/4/14 12:07

Angie, you are my teacher :) ... When I think I know so much about cooking, you come up with a recipe and make me wonder how deep the culinary world is! Your bread looks moist and yummy.

Amy (Savory Moments) 28/4/14 12:50

This is a truly unique and very intriguing bread -- cauliflower puree and dried black beans ground into flour! Wow. Nice work, Angie!

My Little Space 28/4/14 13:02

OMG, I am totally into this. This gluten free bread looks incredibly awesome. Such unique ingredients are used. Wish I can own a grinder like yours then I can try more awesome flour recipes. I wanna a bite, a big bite of your lovely bread.

Emma | Fork and Good 28/4/14 13:19

I just want to take a bit bite out of a slice, that looks delicious! You never fail to make these things look beautiful!

Barbara 28/4/14 13:52

I've never seen anything like this, Angie! Very unusual and I can't even imagine what it tastes like. You've come up with a truly healthy bread.

Sue/the view from great island 28/4/14 16:43

This bread is fascinating! It's unlike anything I've ever seen, love it!

Pam 28/4/14 17:35

You would never know there are dried black beans and cauliflower in this beautiful loaf of bread.

Unknown 28/4/14 17:50

Black beans and cauliflower? Wow Angie, you are so creative!!

Soni 28/4/14 20:56

Oh wow cauliflower and black beans!Can imagine how healthy and delicious this must taste!

GG 28/4/14 22:55

Who'd have thought you could make bread with cauliflower. This looks fab. GG

tigerfish 28/4/14 23:26

Very creative! Cauliflower and black beans bread is WOW...ingenious!

norma chang 29/4/14 00:24

An interesting combination. How do you grind your black bean?

Jeanette 29/4/14 02:52

I am so impressed with your creativity Angie - I'd never think to use cauliflower in a quick bread - love how packed this is with protein.

Judit & Corina @Wine Dine Daily 29/4/14 07:30

Angie, you could win the most creative bread award! Looks delicious... mmm let's have it with Nutella :)

Lisa Ho 29/4/14 07:55

Gorgeous bake and interestingly baking bread with cauliflower, this has wow factor :D
I like your 'milling/ground' apparatus in the 4th photo :D

Elin Chia 29/4/14 09:12

Angie, Your breads are always healthy and delicious looking :) black beans and cauliflower puree...I would not have thought of these ingredients in homemade bread :) Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Anonymous 29/4/14 10:25

What a very lovely unique type of bread! Great & genius idea, Angie! I love it all, strange for me & but I see it totally works! xxx

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 29/4/14 10:32

OMG! Angie you are super! you grind the black bean into flour! and....I love the look of your grinding machine :)

Tertúlia da Susy 29/4/14 11:36

Uma maravilha, um pão bem nutritivo!

Katerina 29/4/14 12:59

Such a lovely flour machine! I love it just like this bread!

Kitchen Belleicious 29/4/14 14:06

you would have no clue this has cauliflower in it and that is amazing. I would have never thought to use cauliflower paste before in a bread. I love it! So creative

AdriBarr 29/4/14 15:07

Cauliflower bread! You have piqued my curiosity with this one. I marvel at the ingredients you use. Your creativity and imagination know no bounds. Thanks for another cool culinary adventure!

Daniela Grimburg 29/4/14 15:22

Bean cauliflower protein bread?
That sounds very exciting and creative.
I'm absolutely fascinated by this healthy and original bread Angie !

Gloria Baker 29/4/14 16:01

Look delicious I love your breads Angie!

Hema 29/4/14 16:31

Wow, such a lovely bread, very innovative Angie..

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 29/4/14 17:31

I love all your breads with different flavours and ingredients. Really love them all.

Erica 29/4/14 17:36

What an interesting and wonderful recipe,Angie! Love the pictures!

easyfoodsmith 29/4/14 18:50

Amazing! Your creativity always leaves me in awe :-)

Evelyne CulturEatz 29/4/14 19:19

You are n fire with the black beans lately. Very curious to try this moist and unusual cake. I adore the color of the slices.

Delectably Green 29/4/14 20:23

This is SO creative, I had no idea you could make bread like this!

fimere 29/4/14 20:32

un pain original et fantastique
bonne soirée

Debra Eliotseats 29/4/14 23:50

Wow, there are some really interesting ingredients. I bet it is moist.

Kathy 30/4/14 01:04

Such an interesting array of flavors…and healthy too! I’m sure it’s delicious…very creative, Angie! I’m very interested in the Psyllium.

Vicki Bensinger 30/4/14 01:54

Wow Angie all your recipes are always so healthy. I really need to try some of these products you use to see how they taste.

By the way for some reason I haven't been getting anyone's posts sent to my email so I'm signing up on Feedly or Bloglovin to be sure I see them. Sorry for not posting lately. Maybe Feedburner is going out.

Ann Jones 30/4/14 02:32

This looks like it would be a great protein breakfast!

Reeni 30/4/14 03:40

What a unique and delicious bread Angie! You're the best bread baker I know! This looks like it would be really good toasted or made into a healthier version of a grilled cheese.

Nancy 30/4/14 04:31

Wow, it never occurred to me that I could use beans or cauliflower to make bread. Looks fantastic Angie.

Erin | Well Plated 30/4/14 06:42

Angie, you are telling me I can eat bread AND power up with protein? Best. News. Ever.

Juliana 30/4/14 07:30

Angie, you always come up with interesting recipe...this recipe sounds and the bread look the ingredients in it.
Thanks for the inspiration...hope you are having a great week :D

Christine Ho 30/4/14 08:27

Aw, you added all goodies to make this gorgeous bread. Black beans are so good. But how did you ground them when dried? Can a normal food processor do ?

Angie's Recipes 30/4/14 10:04

@Christine Ho I have a grain grinder. It's on one of the photos above.

Von 30/4/14 10:16

Woah.....your loaf tin is so long!! :) Would never have thought of putting cauliflower into bread :O Sounds yummy!! What's the texture of this bread like? Is it like pumpernickel?

Joanne 30/4/14 13:02

What a beautiful high protein, high nutrient loaf!

Unknown 30/4/14 15:12

I've always wondered what its like to bake with veggies like cauliflower. Your recipes show me that it looks good!

Unknown 30/4/14 15:43

I've never seen cauliflower in bread before and I am intrigued. The texture of the bread looks beautiful!

Chris @ Shared Appetite 30/4/14 17:47

Wow Angie this is so creative!!!

lenia 30/4/14 21:39

Oh,Angie, you are amazing! My favorite e-baker!
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Tricia Buice 30/4/14 21:49

Wow Angie - this is fascinating. The applesauce, buttermilk and cauliflower puree sound wonderful for a bread like this. What does it taste like? Really pretty too!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 30/4/14 22:11

That is one hearty, healthy loaf! Looks delicious, Angie.

cristina 30/4/14 22:16

Such a beautiful and healthy bread - luv this bread!

Sokehah cheah 1/5/14 16:34

I'm learning new ingredients from you and you're indeed very creative!

Nippon Nin 1/5/14 17:57

I got so curious...How this taste like? I must obtain the ingredients to find out. You're very creative and your food photos are fantastic!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 2/5/14 17:11

What will you think of next? Looks like a winner to me, Angie!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 2/5/14 21:17

This is a perfect harvest bread, can't wait to give this a shot!

mjskit 3/5/14 05:08

Only YOU could put black bean and cauliflower in a protein bread and make it look so good!!! :) Another fabulous bread Angie!

Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. 4/5/14 17:03

I like all your healthy stuff! It looks really good :) I should learn from you!


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