There's just something about bread that soothes the soul. Even more when it's toasted! This recipe has virtually no carbs like a conventional bread that uses wheat flour. How?! Well with the help of eggs and flax, we have ourselves a faux bread that tastes just as yummy.
According to Medicals News Today, flax seeds are a great source of dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and omega-3 fatty acids. Ground flax seed is one little, versatile seed. It can be used in many baking substitutions. For example, to make one "flax egg," combine 1 tbsp of ground flax and 3 tbsp of water. Let sit for about 10 minutes and you will notice the mixture likens that of a freshly beaten egg! I always add some into my oatmeal or smoothies too!
Ingredients 2 c ground golden flaxseed meal 1/2 c warm water 1/4 c melted coconut oil 2 eggs 1/4 c egg whites 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp natural sweetener (stevia is a great choice) 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp cha seeds (optional) 1 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flax, baking powder, salt) and sift together. In a small bowl, combine the egg whites and eggs, and beat using a fork or small whisk for two minutes until the eggs appear frothy. Transfer the eggs to another large mixing bowl and add in the other wet ingredients. Beat mixture for at least a minute or until combined. Transfer the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat for another minute until combined. Pour batter into a liberally greased loaf pan. Top with chia and hemp seeds. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when stuck in the pan. Let cool for at least an hour until slicing.
Note: Pre-slice your bread and put some in the freezer, so that you don't need to defrost a whole loaf.