One of the biggest complaints I hear all the time about pursuing a low-carb way of eating is the absence of breads. Who SAYS you have to give up your baked goods? You don’t. You just have to have some amazingly good recipes from awesome chefs and cooks that show you anything is possible! Enjoy each and every one of these guilt free!
Remember how we made muffins in a minute in a mug? Well we are going to take a twist on that same type of recipe and microwave it in a bowl or one of those slice -of-bread shaped sandwich containers you buy for packing lunches so that they spread out into what can be sliced into slices of bread! Here’s the recipe:
- ⅓ cup Flax Meal
- ⅓ cup CarbQuik
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 TBSP Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 1 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream
- Non-Stick Spray
- Spray plastic or microwave safe container (bowl or bread-slice shaped) with non-stick spray of your choice.
- Mix all ingredients until just mixed - do not overmix as that can toughen the dough - a few lumps is fine.
- Pour mixture into prepared microwave-safe container.
- Microwave on HIGH for approximately one minute until set.
- Remove and slice for use.
Here’s a quick video showing how EASY this is:
This recipe calls for CarbQuik, which is a very low carb version of the traditional BisQuik, or almond flour. I find it difficult to find almond flour and impossible to find CarbQuik locally so I get mine from Netrition.com. Their prices are the lowest I found and no one beats their flat rate shipping.
Want a cheddar-flavored version of a one-minute bread? Then be sure to check out this one by DJ Foodie!
Okay so now you know how EASY it is to make up some low carb bread! How about rolls for things like burgers? The low-carb version is called an Oopsie Roll! The “trick” to making these turn out well is making sure that you beat the egg whites REALLY STIFF! They are like an egg flavored hamburger bun so great for burgers or any other sandwich you like!
Just like regular breads there are a variety of low-carb breads too. All Day I Dream About Food has a low carb recipe for flatbread that will make you come back for MORE! Can you say P-A-N-I-N-I?
Want more of an English muffin? Let’s hop over to the Low Carb News website for one that holds up well under all-natural peanut butter or sugar-free jelly!
A delicious fare for breakfast are French Toast Muffins. This recipe calls for making your own almond flour although I purchase mine already fine milled from Netrition.com. They are delicious topped with a tit of fruit, some whipped cream and slivered almonds.
Not quite croissants and not quite bagels you will find that Stacey at Beauty and the Foodie has a light yet flavorful combination of both with her low carb croissant bagel recipe that you are going to LOVE! Just spoon the batter into non-stick bagel pans and pop them into the oven! You and your family will love them!
OR on a more delicate note, if you’d rather have crepes that can easily be filled with your favorite filling or serve to wrap up some yummy ingredients… DJ Foodie has that one covered too! Fill them up with a sugar-free jelly, top with sugar-free whipped cream and you can serve them for breakfast OR dessert! Fill them with leftover shredded chicken, bacon and avocado and you have lunch or dinner! These are super versatile and sure to be made often.
Last but certainly not least another baked good that most low-carbers think is lost to them (but is not) are crackers. Angela of Grassfed Mama easily proves that wrong! Watch Angela and her daughter make these almond flour cheese crackers that are gluten free too!
AND you thought you couldn’t eat breads or baked goods on a low carb diet! Still worried about carbs? Don’t be. Just take a couple all-natural carb inhibitors if it makes your feel better!
So WHICH one will you try first? Do you have a favorite we didn’t mention? Feel free to share with your comment below! I love hearing from you!
In the meantime, CIAO for now!
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