A flaxseed bread loaf that is a healthier replacement for bread as is is high in fibre and low in carbs. Gluten free too, this makes a great bread for toast.
If you want a bread that is very low in carbs and gluten free, then this is the loaf for you since flaxseed is low in carbs and also has a high omega 3 fatty acid content (33 times higher than wheat germ). The fibre content is high too.
This low carb flax bread tastes like a wholewheat loaf and I love it toasted, slathered in butter. I usually toast this under the oven grill rather than in the toaster because it makes a moist loaf and is a challenge to get out of toaster!
What are flaxseeds?
Flaxseeds are also known as linseeds are are tiny seeds from the flax plant. The colours come in golden or brown.
Flaxseeds may be small but they pack a nutritional punch! They are low in carbs, high in fibre, high in most of the B vitamins, magnesium and manganese and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Where can you buy flaxseeds?
Flaxseeds can be purchased at many grocery and health food stores. Failing, than try online. They are sold whole or ground. If you purchase whole seeds, griding them at home is easy with a coffee grinder or food processor.
How to make flaxseed bread
I use golden flaxseed meal but you can purchase flaxseeds then grind them into a fine flour with a coffee grinder. This was means that your flaxseed flour is extra fresh.
5 egg whites and 3 egg yolks are used or in other words, 3 eggs and 2 egg whites. I've made this bread with just the egg whites and it worked out fine. If you are nervous of the bread having an "eggy" taste then I would recommend that when you get to the stage in the recipe card to add the egg yolks, see how thick the mixture is. If it seems fine without the egg yolks, omit them. If it's too dry, add the egg yolks one by one until you are happy with the consistency.
How long does this flaxseed bread keep for?
This is very low in carbs and is also gluten free. A great way to enjoy flaxseed in your diet. It keeps very well for at least a week in the fridge in a container.
Flax bread recipe variations
You could add herbs and spices to this flaxseed bread if you are not too keen on the taste. Or perhaps some nuts or dried fruit too? I've made a flaxseed bread flavoured with sundried tomato, olive and Feta cheese that you might also enjoy.
Other flaxseed recipes to try
WATCH THE RECIPE:
Flaxseed Bread Loaf
- 2 Cups Flaxseed - golden ground
- 5 Egg whites
- 3 Egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons Coconut/olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
- Whisk the egg whites until stiff.
- In another bowl, blend the flax seed, baking powder, salt and oil.
- Add the egg yolks, water and apple cider vinegar.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the flaxseed mixture.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes until firm and golden.
- Eat and enjoy!
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