Low-Carb Bread for Toast Lovers

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

Ok, so this mom is low-carbing it.  The reason is that since I did whatever I did to my neck to get this pinched nerve that I have…well, I’m not supposed to be lifting weights and over doing it. In addition, this mom is 15 lbs heavier than ideal and 20 lbs more than I want to be. Since exercising the extra eating off is not an option, diet has to be. Now, my doctor’s advice on not over-exercising alone has not lead to my non-skinny-ness, but it hasn’t allowed me to start working out like I usually do after a winter of not-so-light eating.  Anyway, I’ve lost 10 lbs that I’m aware of so far (I don’t own a scale, so only when I’m at my boyfriends do I have the opportunity to weigh-in); so I’m sticking with it.

Now, losing weight is great and all, but the absence of toast in my life has recently become upsetting.  I realize that one slice of toast isn’t going to throw me into a carb-tastic abyss, but I’m trying my best just to say no…or at least have alternatives.  This lead me to some research online and a recipe for bread made primarily from Flax Seed.  I made some adjustments to this recipe, mainly because I didn’t have enough flax seed on hand and I have an abundance of garbanzo bean flour for some reason.  I also read lots of the comments and incorporated stuff from what I was reading.  The results were pretty good in my opinion.  Sophie spit it out, but her definition of bread is tasteless and white–this is definitely not flavorless white bread. It did, however, hold together for toasting and was tasty with plain old butter.  I’ve had some untoasted with peanut butter, too, and it’s up my alley so I’m sharing the recipe.

Note, that it is pretty high in calories, but flax seed is good for you and it is pretty rich. Once slice fills me up.

Do you have any low-carb recipes you make that your family likes? If so, please share ’em!

 

Happy Low-Carb Cooking Everyone!

Low-Carb Bread for Toast Lovers

Low-Carb Bread for Toast Lovers

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup flax seed flour or ground flax seeds
  • 2/3 cup chick pea flour
  • 7 whole eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 5 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 packets artificial sweetener (Stevia or Sweet-n-Low)

Instructions

  • Have the kids help combine all the dry ingredients: flax seed flour, chick pea flour, baking powered, salt, artificial sweetener. If you grind your own flax seeds, which we did, use a coffee grinder or blender, apparently they do a better job than food processors.
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks, olive oil and water - Whisk together.
  • In another separate bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together until soft peaks form. This step is important to get a fluffier bread.
  • Next, mix the dry ingredients with the egg yolk mixture. Once those are mixed together, fold in the egg whites--do not over mix.
  • Bake your bread in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Make sure it cool completely before removing from the pan or you will end up with a 'cracked' loaf :D
  • Slice, toast, butter and enjoy!
http://www.twokidscooking.com/2013/05/low-carb-bread-for-toast-lovers/

 

 

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Michael Nelson Says:

    Another low-carb awesome meal:
    1 lb pork loin
    1 can black beans
    1 can sweet corn (or fresh off the cob and grilled, since it’s summer!)
    a small jar of salsa (about 12 oz)
    geen onions (stems and bulbs, chopped)
    salt & pepper
    1 Tbsp of olive or other oil

    cut the loin into ~1 inch peices and then flatten it with a meat pounder, your palm, or anything else flat and heavy.
    put a 12 inch skillet (I’d recomment cast iron because it doubles as a loin-flattener and is great for sauteing) over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
    add the oil, throw in the loin, saute each side for about 2 minutes per side. then take them out of the skillet. Throw in the salsa, beans and corn. Let it heat through for a couple of minutes. Toss in the meat, turn off the heat, salt and pepper to taste, and finish with the green onions because they make it classy.

    Enjoy.

    Makes 4 servings, each of which is about 250 calories, mostly protein and some carbs from the veggies. Fantastically healthy and delicious.

  2. the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny) Says:

    Sounds awesome…I think I know what we might be eating for dinner tonight 😀

  3. Karen Says:

    My doctor has me on a low-carb diet and instructed me to eat a lot of jerky. Personally, I hate jerky plus it is ridiculously expensive so after doing some research I came across a recipe on-line for making homemade jerky from ground hamburger. Since I am not a big fan of pepper in general most recipes for jerky don’t work for me, but I altered an old recipe for my mom’s hamburgers and it fits the bill perfectly plus it’s ridiculously easy.

    1 pkg. onion soup mix
    2 lbs. ground hamburger

    Put the package of onion soup mix in a food processor and process to a fine powder. Add the hamburger and reprocess until well-blended.
    Press mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheets and flatten to about 1/4″. Score the meat into approximately 1″ x 6″ pieces.
    Put in the oven at 170 degrees for 10-12 hours (or overnight if that isn’t too terrifying for you).
    Remove from oven and place in airtight container.

    The thing I really love about it is that I can make a week’s worth with very little effort and a lot cheaper than from the store. Also, I love knowing that there aren’t any added fillers, weird chemicals, or anything else in it.

  4. katdog6869 Says:

    Do you by chance have the nutritional information for this bread?? Mainly looking for carb count per slice and sodium. Thanks

  5. the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny) Says:

    Sorry, I do not, but I you may be able to calculate it by putting the recipe in a tool like this: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp

    Thank you!
    Kelly

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