To give credit where it is due, this basic sweet bread batter was inspired by a Basic Quick Bread recipe at Sugar Free Low Carb Recipes website: http://www.sugarfreelowcarbrecipes.com/?p=3044 In my adding vanilla, sweetener, baking powder and glucomannan powder (from the konjac tuber), I believe the smooth texture is now the perfect foundation for my favorite sweet breads. This morning, I added 2 mashed bananas for a lovely banana bread that (cut into 18 slices) only has 3.74 g. net carbs per slice (shown above). The texture of this batter is amazingly smooth and moist. No crumbling! The basic batter only has 1.08 g. net carbs (cut into 18 slices), so you can add any variety of fruits, dried fruits, nuts and flavorings for an endless variety of breakfast or dessert breads. Be sure to add in the added carbs from any fruit/nut/flavor additions to recalculate your new per-serving numbers, because the numbers below only reflect the basic batter. This recipe is suitable for Atkins OWL or above and I believe for Paleo-Primal adherence as well.
1/3 c. coconut flour
2/3 c. almond flour
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 T. glucomannan powder
1½ tsp. baking powder
Stevia equivalent for ½ c. sugar (I used ¼ c. Steviva, a blend of erithritol & stevia)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
½ tsp. vanilla
8 eggs, beaten
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a loaf pan. I use an odd-size loaf pan 4″x 2½x 10″ that allows me to get 18 smaller slices from my loaf. Using a standard loaf pan, you may only get 9 slices and have to cut them in half to get the carb values shown below for each of my 18 slices. Mix dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl. In a larger bowl, beat or whip all wet ingredients. Add the dry items to the wet and whip with a whisk or electric mixer until smooth. Fold in your desired fruit, nuts or flavorings and stir well. Spoon batter into greased pan, level with a spoon and bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into center comes out dry/clean. Cool a bit, slice into 18 servings (or 9 cut in halves) and serve warm.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 18 servings, each contains: (numbers are for basic batter only, without added fruit/nut/flavorings)
9.5 g fat
2.61 g carbs, 1.53 g fiber, 1.08 g NET CARBS
4.1 g protein
90 mg sodium