Quick and easy low carb bread

I have made and referred to low carb breads a few times in Patrick’s blog. (Patrick has been hard at work so I am looking after his blog for him.) This is not the Atkins Low Carb Bread, but Irish Soda Bread. I’ve made and mentioned both in this blog.

The Irish Soda Bread – low carb version – is much quicker and easier to make than the Atkins bread. It’s also infinitely lower in fat. You mix flour and baking powder. Add buttermilk or yogurt. Mix together. Bake. Eat.

In – this post – I talk about substituting plain white refined flour for low carb options. I think I’ve got the flour replacement formula waxed now. This bread takes a few minutes to knock together.

My low carb mix in lieu of white flour is –

25% almond meal
25% gluten flour
25% whole wheat flour
25% soya flour

The trick to getting this bread perfect is to mix the dry ingredients thoroughly. Why? Gluten can be sticky and make blobs in the mixture if it is not thoroughly mixed in.
Bake in a hot oven (220’C) for a full 45 minutes. Why? It’s a heavy, dense bread that needs to be baked through to the core to be properly baked.

Ingredients: –

1 cup almond meal
1 cup gluten flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup soya flour
1 heaped teaspoon Baking Powder
1 – 1 1/2 cups fat free yogurt

Method: –

Add the dry ingredients to a clean dry bowl. Whisk dry ingredients together to make sure they are well mixed.

Add 1 cup yogurt and mix in with a spoon or spatula. If the dough comes together in a ball then no need to add more yogurt. If the mixture is still dry, keep adding yogurt little bit by bit until it binds together in a heavy dough.

Place the dough in a silicone baking container and press down to fill corners.

Heat the oven to 220’C. When the oven is heated place the bread in the oven.

Allow to cook for a full 45 mins. Remove bread from heat and allow to cool.

Variations: –

Add seeds to dry mixture. Think flax seeds, pumpkin seeds (as in this version) or sunflower seeds.
Sprinkle seeds on top of bread. Think sesame seeds, poppy seeds or caraway seeds.
Add stevia and spices such as cinnamon or cardamom to make a sweet version of this bread.
Mix in grated cheese or herbs such as oregano to make a savoury bread.

Visit the Meat Free Recipe Page – here – for more low carb, vegetarian recipes

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