Since cutting carbs out of my diet, what I have been missing sometimes are sandwiches, like grilled cheese or a turkey and avocado panini sandwich or even just a slice of bread with butter smeared on top. Sometimes I just miss BREAD! There really is no replacement. If I do eat bread, it has to be VERY GOOD BREAD. None of this sliced bread or enriched bread you buy at the grocery store. I’m talking sourdough roll or sweet French bread or a multi-grain baguette piping hot out of the oven. Then it would be worth being bad. Right?
My Swiss cousin sent me this recipe for gluten-free, low-carb Flax Seed Focaccia Bread. If she likes it, then I’ll probably like it too. After baking my bread, I took a bite and fell in love immediately. Then I had my husband try it. He said it was good and would like to know if he could have another slice. Sure! Then I had my kids try it. My 2-year old will eat just about anything, so maybe his opinion doesn’t count, however my persnickety 6-year old will snub her nose at crackers if they don’t meet her standards. Well, guess what? They both gobbled this stuff up! My daughter ate her slice AND the rest of my slice because she thought it was really delicious. I think I need to make more. 🙂
2 cups of flax seed meal
2 tbsp of blanched almond flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
2 tbsp equivalent of sugar substitute (I used 2 tbsp of Stevia in the Raw, not extract.)
5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup of water
1/3 cup of olive oil
- Beat the eggs then throw the rest of the ingredients in with it.
- Let it sit for a couple minutes to thicken.
- Pour it onto a flat jelly-roll pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350˚F for 15-20 minutes or until it springs back to the touch.
- Eat as is, or cut into sizable squares to make sandwiches.
The bread comes out looking like one big flat bread. I used a pizza cutter to make my “slices.” If you’re not going to eat it all the same day, you will need to store your bread in an airtight container or a plastic bag and place it in the fridge, otherwise it will go bad fast. Put a couple slices in your toaster to reheat. It will still taste as good as when you baked it.