A First Attempt at Baking Low-Carb "Bread"


Since summer is approaching, I've been experimenting with a low-carb, ketogenic diet for cutting fat. I'm not sticking to any strict program, just trying to keep my carbohydrates at a minimum while maximizing protein intake.

Keto 101


Now, I'm not here to sell anyone on ketogenic diets or that ketosis is a healthy state to be in. I'll leave the research to the reader. However, here are some articles I found useful regarding the benefits of a ketogenic diet:


I love bread. It's versatile, tasty, and a great source of energy!

However, for someone trying to keep a ketogenic diet, store-bought bread isn't recommended. It's extremely high in carbohydrates, which is one of the main purposes of bread, but should be avoided.

So, what's a bread-lover to do? Is it possible to make decent-tasting, low-carb bread?

Maybe. Here's my crack at it:

Low-Carb "Bread" Recipe


Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Cups Almond Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar
  • Coconut Oil for Greasing

Step 0: Preheat the oven to 300° F (150° C)



Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.



Coconut sugar!


Step 2: Whip up the eggs in a separate bowl.



Step 3: Add whipped eggs into dry ingredients and mix with spatula.



Step 4: Grease up any baking pan with coconut oil.



Step 5: Add batter into greased baking pan as evenly as possible (mine is not very even).



Step 6: Set an oven rack to the lowest point and place baking pan on it.



Step 7: Let it bake for roughly 40 minutes.



Occasionally stick a knife into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it's done!



Conclusion


It's not the most amazing low-carb bread, but it gets the job done. Texture-wise, it's a little dense compared to normal bread. Taste-wise, it's very nutty due to the almond flour.


Nutrition Facts

Total Servings: 8
Amount per Serving (1/8 Slice):
  • Calories: 217
  • Fat: 18g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g

Any recommendations on making low-carb bread? Let me know in the comments!

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