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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Low Carb Bread Recipe

 My sister found this recipe for very low carb bread using flax meal instead of flour.  It is not made in a bread pan the traditional way, but on a flat pan ( I used my Pampered Chef baking stone),  It is quick and easy to prepare and tastes YUMMY!
The only changes I made were that I used greased wax paper instead of parchment since I didn't have any and used 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar.  If you like a sweeter bread, just add a little more sugar substitute.   Next time I am going to try adding some shredded cheddar, and then make some with garlic and shredded onions.......OH, YEAH!!

To make this recipe, you will need the following:

2 cups flax seed meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoons sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener

 5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan (a 10X15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat.

1) Combine dry ingredients and mix well using a whisk

2) Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren't obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter  (I didn't have this problem)

3) Let batter set for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken up some.  Leaving it too long will bring your batter past the point where it's easy to spread

4) Pour batter onto pan.  Because it's going to tend to mound in the middle, you'll get a more even thickness if you spread it away from the center somewhat, in roughly a rectangle an inch or two from the sides of the pan. For me, the bread was a little bit thick so next time I am going to spread my batter out to the edges of my pan

5) Bake for about 20 minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top and/or is visibly browner even more than flax already is

6) Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want. You don't need a sharp knife; I usually just cut it with a spatula.  The recipe says you will get 12 pieces but I cut mine into 15 smaller ones

If you try this recipe, please come on back and let us know if you liked it! :D
 Doesn't that look DELISH?

Nutritional Information: Each of 12 servings has less than a gram of effective carbohydrate (.7 grams to be exact) plus 5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 185 calories.


Kerin said...

You've been a busy gal!
I love to try new recipes, and get in the kitchen and bake... esp. in the Fall.

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

warm wishes..

Anonymous said...

Oh Laura, I wish that I could pop in and share a piece of it with your right now!

I have to say that the thought of a cheddar of garlic version makes my mouth water. Yum! Can you tell that I am presently very hungry?


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Debby@Just Breathe said...

Interesting. I think I have all those ingredients, I will have to make some. Thank you.