Looking for low carb bread options.

By elwojcik65 Latest Reply 2014-03-04 14:11:39 -0600
Started 2014-03-02 20:42:11 -0600

I'm missing bread! What kind of bread so you use?

13 replies

Type1Lou 2014-03-04 12:43:31 -0600 Report

As Graylin Bee noted in her bread recipe, using Almond flour (ground almonds) is a great substitute for regular flour in recipes and greatly reduces any carbs in the resulting baked goods. Walmart Supermarket now carries it.

Type1Lou 2014-03-03 09:20:12 -0600 Report

One way to reduce your bread consumption is to buy the "thinly sliced" versions. Usually 2 slice of that is the equivalent of one regularly sliced bread…(as long as you don't eat 3 and 4 slices of the thinner bread) I've substituted my morning toast with Wasa brand light rye crisp bread…2 slices have only 14 grams of carb. I top it with 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries. With the milk in my coffee, my breakfast comes to 30 grams of carb.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-03 08:42:39 -0600 Report

Home baked for me.
Grains, even whole ones make my BG spike. So, my bread of choice is:
2 Tbsp melted butter, 1/4 cup almond flour/meal, a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 2 Tbsp whey powder, and 1 large egg mixed together. Then add about 1/8 tsp honey and 1/8 tsp vinegar. Scoop batter into 2 microwave safe dishes (mine are oval corning ware ones about 3x5 inches. Nuke for a couple of minutes on high. They're done when the bread starts to pull away from the sides of the dish. Let cool about 30 seconds before removing from baking dishes. Then toast in a skillet or toaster or toaster oven briefly.

GabbyPA 2014-03-03 10:23:15 -0600 Report

Nuked bread? What kind of texture does that have cooked that way?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-03-03 11:03:05 -0600 Report

The almond flour/meal doesn't go weird in texture when it's nuked. After the quick toasting it is amazingly like "real" bread. As a matter of fact, IMHO, much better than most all of the low carb ones on the market.
Add some cheese, garlic powder, and onion powder to the dough, nuke, top it with some pizza veggies, italian spices, and more cheese, then brown it in the toaster oven and it is non BG spiking pizza (for me). Hubby loves it also.
Had my first fried egg sandwich in 4 years with this bread. Nice slightly runny yolk to sop the bread in. Oh yeah, a craving satisfied, no BG spike, emotional eater bliss.
Then too making ham and cheese sandwiches to take on picnics to the nearby scenic overlook.
I was dupious when I first read the recipe. Then figured just go for it. Only a waste of teeny bit of ingredients. Changed from baking powder to the baking soda due to taste preference. Also decreased the salt and honey and added the whey for the more breadlike texture.
Morphed the recipe evenmore so it can sub as a nutrious piece of chocolate cake, or blueberry muffin, or carrot cake. Still can be nuked and great texture. Have used the regular oven and also various specialty electrics: donut hole baker or waffle stick maker or mini whoopie pie. Each gives a slightly different texture and all great.
Only the nuked bread needs the brief toasting to finish it off.
If you nuke any of them a few secs too long, they can be a bit dry - that's when a little creativity comes in, usually whipped cream cheese, or a smear of chocolate peanut butter can save the day.
The only complete failure (so far) was the time I tried the chocolate cake version subbing 3 egg yolks for the 2 whole eggs. Almond flour/meal does not react the same way taste wise as The Cake Lady's cake from a box mix with all egg yolks. Even hubby did not like it.

haoleboy 2014-03-02 23:02:29 -0600 Report

Dave's Killer Bread thin sliced 21 grains or Power Seed work for me … everything in moderation.

- Steve