Thursday, January 12, 2012

BEST Low Carb Bread!! (No joke)


For those that know me, know that I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 20 years now.  Starchy foods including breads are the worst when it comes to controlling my blood sugar but I can eat this bread with no guilt at all! I originally found this recipe on food.com years ago and tweaked it just a little to my liking. For some reason it always turns out best when I make it in a bread maker. I have tried making it by hand and it never turns out as good. So keep that in mind when you try this recipe. It's not just the best bread, but the BEST low carb bread you will ever make!!
 
4 tsp yeast
 1/2 tsp sugar
 1-1/4 cups warm water
 3 tbsp olive oil
 3/4 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp salt
 1 tbsp sugar substitute 
 1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
 1/4 cup oat flour
 3/4 cup soy flour
 1/4 cup flax seed
 1/4 cup wheat bran
 2 tbsp sesame seeds
 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
(you can use whatever kinds of seeds you like, or omit them all together if you don't like them)
 I love the texture the seeds give this bread! 

In bread machine pan, put the water, oil, and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except the yeast and baking powder. Mix well. Take out 1/4 cup of the dry mix, set aside and add the rest to the bread machine pan. Add the baking powder and yeast to the reserved 1/4 cup dry ingredients; combine well and add to bread machine pan. I use the 3 hour bake cycle on my machine. Now let the machine do work this time and 3 hours later you will be in healthy bread heaven!! 

 Yield: about 12 slices  
 Each slice is roughly 5 carbs and 11 grams of protein

23 comments:

  1. Oh my stars. I'm making this one for sure!

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  2. This will be a great bread for those of us that have had weight loss surgery. I sure do miss the bread, but with this high protein count, I can have it. thank you.

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  3. I'm thrilled you are able to have this then! I am a type 1 diabetic and this bread has been the best replacement for regular carb filled bread! Enjoy!

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  4. what if your bread machine does not have a 3 hour setting?

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  5. Well hello there! If your bread maker does not have a 3 hour setting on it, just set it to whatever setting you have that is closest to that time frame. My sister made this and her bread machine did not have the 3 hour setting either...she set it at 2 1/2 hrs I believe, and her bread turned out great! Best of luck in your baking adventures! :)

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  6. Awesome post!!! I love having a banana survival warehouse review or oats. For some reason though yogurt doesn't do well in my stomach unless it's been a couple of hours.

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  7. Does it not taste very yeasty with 4 tsp of yeast in this recipe?.

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    1. 4 tsp of yeast might seem like more than what your average recipe calls for but it doesn't taste too yeasty at all. This is still one of my all time favorite low carb breads!

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  8. So I made this bread last week! It was delicious, but I noticed that, firstly, it only rose to half the height of my bread pan, and that it the dough was rather stringy on top (could be the yeast?) I did use almond flour instead of soy flour. Anyone know what happened to my loaf?

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  9. Hi Sarah. I usually make this in a bread maker and it always turns out wonderful! However, I have tried making it in a regular loaf pan and I've run into the same problem; the dough doesn't rise the same. It's a mystery to me too! Almond flour is a great alternative to the soy!

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    1. Thanks! I did use my bread maker. When I tried a second batch, it worked better. Guess I may have missed something the first time. Thank you for the recipe from me and my pre-diabetic mom!

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  10. Awesome! I'm so glad it worked for you. I have lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years now and this bread has been a life saver over the years! Enjoy!

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  11. Just curious why so many of the low carb bread recipes I find have baking powder included in addition to yeast. I tend to leave it out with no consequences but was wondering what the reasoning is for having both leavening ingredients?

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  12. What type of sugar substitute did you use? and/or what is the real sugar equivalent in sweetness? I've found every type of sweetener to be drastically different in measurements -- 1 Tbsp of stevia would be wayyyyy more than 1 Tbsp of equal, for example. Thanks for the recipe, I'm excited to try it out!

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  13. What type of sugar substitute did you use? and/or what is the real sugar equivalent in sweetness? I've found every type of sweetener to be drastically different in measurements -- 1 Tbsp of stevia would be wayyyyy more than 1 Tbsp of equal, for example. Thanks for the recipe, I'm excited to try it out!

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  14. Hi Carrie! I used 1 tbsp Splenda for my sugar substitute. If you don't want to use a substitute you can just use regular sugar and I would do the same measurement... 1 tbsp. You're right though... Not all sugar substitutes measure equally! Hope your bread comes out wonderfully! Happy baking!

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  15. My machine needs to know how many pound loaf you are making - 1 1.5, 2? What setting should I use?

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  17. I just used the oven and made the following adaptations.
    1. I let the yeast soak in the 1/4 cup portion of warm water and 1tbsp sugar.
    2. I made all the dry mix, and then added the already mixed yeast and water to the rest of the wet, then mixed the wet and dry.
    3. I covered the dough in plastic and let rise for 45, then fold over a few times, and then rise again for another 30 min. Then in a buttered bread pan and in the oven at 375 for 30 min.

    Came out perfect and the house smells like a bakery without the guilt. Enjoy!!

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    1. Thank you for your input, I appreciate it! I'm so glad it turned out great in the oven. I love this bread!

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  18. Greetings. I've made this bread twice and it was very good and moist. However, I can't get it to rise to save my life! I look at your picture and mine rises half the size of yours which is very frustrating. I've made I with almond and soy flour but neither flour gives me a different result. I'm going by your directions word for word but nothing is working. How can I get my bread to rise as nicely as yours?

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  19. I too want to know what size loaf this is? My bread machine makes 1.5 and 2 lb.

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