Monday, November 26, 2018

4 Ingredient Quick Coconut Bread - keto, gluten free recipe

4 Ingredient Quick Coconut Bread - for 1 in less than 5 minutes

This is my new favorite recipe.  I make a variation of this every day for my midday meal.  Sometimes, I add cheese, sometimes, I make a sandwich, sometimes, I make a mini pizza.  You get the idea.
This is everything you need - a Tablespoon of butter, one egg, a Tablespoon of coconut flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
Place the tablespoon of butter in a 7 ounce ramekin (or you can use a large mug).  Microwave for about 35 seconds, or until just melted.
Allow butter to cool as you place one egg in a small mixing bowl.
Add one Tablespoon of coconut flour to the bowl.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the bowl.
It really is this simple.
Mix the egg, coconut flour and baking powder with a spatula until well mixed.
Add the melted butter to the bowl.
Mix well.  Let it sit for a minute.  Mix again.
Scoop batter into the ramekin.
Microwave for 90 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and immediately invert and remove the coconut bread from the ramekin onto a plate.
Slice in half (or thirds if you want it thinner).
Looks like bread, right?  Now, toast in a toaster until nicely browned.
Enjoy fresh from the toaster with butter or cheese or peanut butter or a poached egg...  
With so many people on a gluten free diet and so many others trying the keto lifestyle, this recipe is perfect.  It comes together in less than 5 minutes and it is very satisfying. If you have family members visiting for the holidays and someone needs a gluten free/keto option, here is a possible substitution for a biscuit, a roll, an English muffin, a hamburger bun or bread!

Thanks for visiting the Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast Blog.  If you try this recipe, let me know how it comes out for you.


Monday, October 22, 2018

DayTripping from Americus - Guest Photos - Andersonville, Plains, Habitat, Massee Lane

People always ask us "what is there to do around Americus?"  Thanks to some of our recent guests, I'm going to share some photos of the local attractions that they visited while staying in our beautiful home.

Kimberly and Kirk toured Andersonville, Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm, the Jimmy Carter Museum and Campaign Headquarters, Maranatha Baptist Church to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School, and Habitat for Humanity's Global Village.

Claire and Mike hiked Providence Canyon in Lumpkin and strolled the gardens at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley.  Massee Lane Gardens is also home of the largest collection of Edward Marshall Boehm porcelain sculptures in the U.S. 

In Andersonville, there is the Andersonville Civil War Village, the Drummer Boy Museum and the Andersonville National Historic Site.

In Archery, there is the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

In Plains, there is the museum, the old train depot which served as President Carter's campaign headquarters.

And, of course, if President Carter is teaching Sunday School, you can visit Maranatha Baptist Church for a really special experience.

At Habitat for Humanity Global Village and Discover Center, you can visit the world right here in Americus.

The weather is perfect right now for hiking Providence Canyon.

And, although the camellias and sasanquas are just beginning to bloom, the Boehm porcelain collection at Massee Lane Gardens (the home of the American Camellia Society) is well worth the time to see.

A big thank you to Kimberly and Claire for sharing all these photos from their recent adventures in and around Americus.  Now that the rest of you can see how much there is to do here, what are you waiting for?  Give us a call and plan your visit to Americus Garden Inn B&B.  Hope to see you in person, soon.