A low carb bread version of focaccia with almond flour is flavoured with sundried tomatoes and olives for a hearty bread recipe.
Although I have used milk in this low carb bread recipe but you could use almond milk to cut back on the carb count. I’ve tried it with coconut milk and do not recommend it. The coconut milk was too dense and did not have the fluffiness of my first attempt. The bread went straight into the bin after a low of swearing about a waste of almond flour. Do you know how expensive almond flour is for me in St Lucia? Luckily the rum is cheap, so it balances out…
Add your own topping or flavours to this low carb bread recipe. I was originally going to make this a garlic and herb focaccia but as I had some olives and sun-dried tomatoes in the fridge, thought it was a good reason to use them.
This is a hearty low carb focaccia bread recipe that is great sliced and toasted. We enjoyed a couple of squares warm from the oven under the guise of taste testing. The next day I sliced the bread and toasted it with our morning eggs. It was delicious and filling which is always a good start to the day.
If you don’t have psyllium husk powder try ground chia seeds or a couple of tablespoons of ground chia seed. I have also thought about adding oil to this bread mixture in an attempt to recreate a focaccia bread as much as I can.
You could also flavour the olive oil that I drizzle over this bread with your own herb choices. I am tempted to bake this with slices of garlic for my next attempt. Let’s hope it doesn’t repeat on me!
- 3 Cups Almond flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons Pysllium husk powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Oregano
- 4 Egg Whites
- 3/4 Cup Milk or almond milk
- 1/4 cup Boiling water
- 1/4 Cup Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3 Sun-dried tomatoes
- 6 Black olives
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F
- Oil and line with parchment paper a square baking tin (I use a 9-inch square tin). You can use a larger tin for a thinner bread.
- In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, psyllium husk powder, oregano and salt
- In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Add the milk to the dry mixture and stir to make a smooth batter.
- Fold in the egg whites
- Add the boiling water and stir gently. I use ¼ cup but you might want to add more to a smooth batter. (Coconut flour can vary)
- Pour the dough into the baking tin and even the mixture out.
- Cut the sun-dried tomatoes into strips and cut the olives into halves. Place over the dough.
- Using a wet finger make dimples in the dough.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the bread and season with the salt.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.