Low Carb Bread Recipe - Easy and Yummy!
Low Carb Bread Recipe
You might not be surprised that low-carb foods are dominating American recipes. I’m once again eating low carb foods and creating low carb recipes. After discovering my fasting blood glucose was elevated, I decided that low carb diets were best for me. Actually, I already knew this. I’ve been on low carb diets before. Sticking to low carb foods is the only way I can lose weight. Low carb diets keep me full and satisfied. Low carb diets also help lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. There's just something about eating high-protein foods that keeps you satisfied - both physically and mentally. I rarely feel as if I'm being "deprived" when I'm low carb dieting.
My biggest problem with low carb diets is breads. I can easily do without eating desserts and sugar, but I find that I often crave breads. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a lot of low carb breads. The one really low carb bread I did find tasted like cardboard. Eating bread made of white flour was a real pitfall for my low carb diets. I had no problem with low carb foods. I love meats, poultry, and fish. I also enjoy low carb foods like vegetables and nuts. I just had to find a low carb bread that I actually liked.
I searched in the grocery stores for low carb breads, to no avail. I even searched the local health food stores for low carb breads. The ones I found were not to my liking. I finally turned to the internet for a low carb bread recipe. I lucked up on a low carb bread recipe on the net. It used flax meal, also known as flaxseed meal. I take flax oil every day, so I knew about its health benefits. I decided to try this low carb bread recipe. I just happened to have some flax meal on hand.
The low carb bread recipe I tried was okay. I didn’t think it had much flavor, however. I tweaked it and came up with a better low carb bread recipe. I turned it into an herbed low carb bread. At least, I think it’s better. No, it's not as light and fluffy as as white bread made with yeast. It's more of a rustic bread, but it does the job of satisfying my hunger for bread.
Holle’s Herbed Low Carb Bread Recipe
What you’ll need:
2 cups flax meal or flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
Splenda or Stevia, to taste
½ cup water
1/3 cup oil
5 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon rosemary
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper or oiled aluminum foil. If you have a silicone baking sheet, use that. I used foil coated with cooking oil, and it worked fine.
In a large bowl, mix together flax meal or flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and sweetener. Add the water and the oil and blend well. Add remaining ingredients and allow to rest for five minutes.
Spread mixture on the baking sheet to about ½-inch thick. Bake for about 25 minutes. When partially cooled, mark into squares with a knife. I like to make mine about the size of a bread slice. This low carb bread is great for sandwiches! I also like it spread with cream cheese.
Low Carb Bread Nutrition
With this low carb bread recipe, you get a healthy dose of fiber and practically no net carbs. Flax meal or flaxseed meal contains 4 grams of carbs per serving, but it also contains 4 grams of fiber per serving. That means it has no net carbs! The other ingredients in the low carb bread recipe are practically carb-free, also.
I take flax oil supplements for their omega-3 fats. And like flax oil, the flax meal and flaxseed meal are rich in omega-3s. One serving of flax meal or flaxseed meal delivers 2,600 milligrams of omega-3s. I use the Hodgson Mill flax seed. It contains no salt, no gluten, no cholesterol, and no trans fat.
More Low Carb Bread Recipes
I’m going to use the basic low carb bread recipe to create more low carb bread recipes. Adding some cheese to the herb bread would be great, I think. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
For another low carb bread recipe, I think I’ll leave out the herbs. I’ll add more Splenda, some ginger, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and pecans. I think the basic low carb bread recipe would make a great spice cake or sweet, spicy muffins.
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