One thing that pretty much all of us can say that we miss from our high carb eating days, is bread. Wheat flour is very high in carbs and commercial gluten-free breads are usually made with at least 3 starches (rice flour, tapioca starch, corn starch, potato flour) to get the same texture as gluten containing breads, which unfortunately makes these even higher in carbs.
Do we have to live without bread?
…..No we don’t.
We just need to make it with alternative flours that are lower in carbs.
Low carb breads are all quick breads (like banana bread or zucchini bread). One can put yeast in them for flavor but without gluten (which is in all of the high carb flours), there will be no rising of the yeast. So, just how do we make low carb breads?
….Usually almond flour or coconut flour are used and instead of sugar, xylitol or erythritol (in the family of sugar alcohols) are used for a sweetener. Stevia and splenda are NOT heat tolerant and will not remain sweet when exposed to heat for any period of time. The preparations of stevia, truvia, and splenda for baking contain SUGAR, which is why they are for baking. BEWARE and do not use them!
Here is a tasty recipe for an easy bread that takes about 35-40 minutes from start to finish, to make.
ENJOY HAVING BREAD AGAIN IN YOUR LIFE!!!
½ cup almond meal
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
3 large eggs
2 Tablespoons soda water
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons melted butter
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon xylitol or erythritol
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
-Melt butter and place in large mixing bowl.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan with canola or olive oil.
-Beat eggs and add to melted butter.
-Combine remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and mix well.
-Transfer to greased loaf pan.
-Sprinkle sesame seeds evenly on top of batter.
-Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick or knife comes out clean.
-Allow to cool completely before removing from loaf pan.
-Slice into 12-14 slices.
Nutritional information per slice (based on 12 slices):
Calories= 138, Fat= 11.9 grams, Protein= 5.5 grams, Net Carbs= 3.6 grams