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Friday, 24 January 2014

Featured food of the day Low carb flaxseed bread.




Nutritional Information: If you cut this loaf into 12 thick slices each slice has less than 1 gram of effective carbohydrate, 5 grams fibre, 6 grams protein, and 185 calories.
 Flax meal loaf. Weight of cooked loaf 742 grams.
Ingredients.
2 cups of ground flax seeds (280 grams)
5  eggs
Half a cup of water
One third of a cup of liquid butter
One table spoon of baking powder
One tea spoon of salt
Added mixed dried herbs
Method
Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and whisk. Add the butter and water. Place the flax in another bowl and add baking powder, salt and herbs and mix.… Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix thoroughly. Place the mix into a non stick bread tin and bake at gas mark 7 for 55 minutes, electric fan oven 200c for 55 minutes. All ovens are different, so you will have to experiment a bit. Add some walnuts and sun dried toms or parmesan cheese into the mix and you have meal in itself. Just add that lovely butter. The beauty of this bread is that it is easy to make, and requires no cooking skills or special equipment.

The first unique feature of flax is its high omega-3 fatty acid content. Among all 127 World's Healthiest Foods, flax seeds comes out number one as a source of omega-3s! The primary omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseeds is alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. The ALA in flaxseed has found to be stable for at least 3 hours of cooking at oven temperatures (approximately 300F/150C), which makes it available after ground flaxseeds have been added to baked goods like muffins or breads.

Flaxseed information from the Worlds Healthiest Foods site here. WHF is a not for profit goldmine of great food information.

Eddie

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great recipe, I can speak from experience.
Sue

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for bumping this recipe back up Eddie! Looks great and I'm finding the LivLife bread harder to get hold of locally-this is a quick,tasty looking alternative.

Cheers

Paul

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sue and Paul.

Yes, for those who do want to eat 'bread' this is a great recipe.

Many thanks for reading and for commenting.

All the best Jan

Suzanne said...

I definitely need to try this!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Suzanne and many thanks for your comment. This is a great recipe - which I'm sure you will enjoy when you try it.

All the best Jan

Anonymous said...

This does look a nice recipe. Val

Leaf Eating Carnivore said...

It sounds great, but I'm stuck here in the Fahrenheit world, and "gas mark 7" means squat all to me, alas. Can you translate?

Like your blog, BTW.

Thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Leaf Eating Carnivore said...
It sounds great, but I'm stuck here in the Fahrenheit world, and "gas mark 7" means squat all to me, alas. Can you translate?


Hi you can use this conversion chart: http://www.onlineconversion.com/cooking_gasmark.htm

Hope that helps
Cheers
Graham

Leaf Eating Carnivore said...

Great! That opens up all sorts of recipes to me. If you ever are in Alaska, give me a ping.

Gingi Freeman said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!! I want to start making my own bread, and I LOVE flaxseed! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Gingi - I'm sure you will like this flaxseed bread ...

All the best Jan