For the past year and a half, Husband has been on a kick to get himself healthier by watching what he eats and doing a combination of running and weight lifting; he’s done amazingly well and his fitness levels are really impressive. I’m usually the main cook of the household so it’s been my mission to find as many new and varied recipes to keep his diet healthy but interesting as there’s nothing worse that the same 5 chicken breast dinners on rotation when you’re trying to improve your health!
One of his main requirements is to keep his carb intake as low as possible, as new research shows that it’s not fat which causes weight problems but carbs and refined sugars, which can make eating anything bread-based really tricky. However, investing in a bread maker has really helped because it means we can make our own low-carb loaves without needing to worry about finding pre-made ones in the shops. Here’s the recipe we use:
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 2 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- 1⁄3 cup ground flax seeds
- 1⁄4 cup soy flour
- 3⁄4 cup vital wheat gluten flour
- 1 teaspoon dried yeast
- Using a 1 pound capacity bread maker, combine ingredients according to order given in bread maker manual.
- Select ‘light’ browning setting.
- Don’t remove bread until it is cooled.
- Cut into slices, and store, covered, in the refrigerator.
It’s such a simple, easy to make recipe if you have a bread maker, which is basically zero effort but yields a really decent loaf of bread without the worry about going over daily carb allowances. We tend to use erythritol as our sugar substitute because it’s a sugar alcohol and doesn’t cause a spike in sugar levels, which is exactly what you want if you’re trying to maintain ketosis in your body.
For more information about the recipe, using a bread maker, or just fancy a chat about ‘going keto’, please do leave me a comment below. Happy baking!