Einkorn Loaf Bread

Einkorn Loaf Bread

I took my Lupin Flour Bread recipe, eliminated the lupin flour totally and did some major tweaking to come up with a delicious Einkorn Loaf Bread today.  My husband even said this was quite good and he’s real hard to please with low-carb baking.  It has a nice elastic mouth feel one finds in a good traditional yeast bread.  I even included some dissolved yeast but I think it only impacts flavor, not rise.  There’s not enough gluten in 2 T. Einkorn flour for proper yeast “action”.  But it does give a little yeast taste.

I am not eating baked goods right now, so I only tasted and my husband will get to finish off this loaf.  This should make very nice sandwiches and slices into fourteen ½” slices or twenty-eight ¼” slices.  Yes, this bread has enough structure to be able to slice it into ¼” slices!  WOO HOO!  🙂

It doesn’t toast much better than most low-carb breads, so I use this mostly for sandwiches and making croutons.  But the crust toasts quite nicely.  Here’s a loaf that I sliced into 27 slices.  I failed to make sure of my 1/4″ accuracy along the way.  But I almost got 28 slices. 🙂

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This smoother crust was a result of heavy whisking of the batter.

I order my non-GMO Einkorn flour direct from Jovial Foods.  Some have found it in Safeways and other stores right on the shelf, but I’ve not been so lucky.  It’s not as expensive as some low-carb baking ingredients.  Einkorn is real, ancient wheat, that has not been hybridized.  I use only the tiniest amounts in the occasional baked goods recipes.  It brings so much texture and flavor for little carbs.  This recipe is not suitable until you are near goal weight (Pre-Maintenance).

DRY INGREDIENTS:

½ c. almond flour

2 T. Einkorn flour

½ c. egg white protein powder (I use NOW brand)

2 T. oat fiber

2 T. coconut flour

1 T. baking powder

2 T. golden flax meal (dark flax or a mixture can be used for a darker, nuttier-tasting bread)

¼ tsp. sea salt

3 T. psyllium husk powder (I use NOW brand)

WET INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp. dry yeast dissolved in 2 T. warm water + pinch sugar

5 large eggs, beaten

3 T. olive oil

¼ c. egg whites (I used the ones in a carton)

½ c. boiling water (added last)

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350º.  Grease or oil a standard 5×8″ loaf pan and set aside.  Dissolve yeast in 2 T. warm water and add a tiny pinch sugar.  Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, measure out all dry ingredients.  Stir well.  In another medium bowl, add the first 4 wet ingredients (all but the boiling water) and beat with a fork.  Add the dissolved yeast mixture to the wet ingredients and stir.   Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well using a rubber spatula. Slowly add the boiling water to the batter and using a whisk, beat until smooth of lumps.  Spoon batter into greased loaf pan and bake at 350º for 30 minutes and test for doneness with toothpick.   If not done, cook 5-10 minutes longer.  Remove from oven and in a few minutes, tip onto board to finish cooling.  Stats below are calculated for 14 slices ½” thick.  I will also provide numbers for entire loaf so that you can figure out your own for the number of slices you choose to cut.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: 

Entire loaf:  1480 calories, 102.8 g  fat, 78.4 g  carbs, 47.2 g  fiber,  31.2 g  NET CARBS,     58.2 g  protein, 2669 mg sodium

If cut in 14 slices, ½”, @ contains: 106 calories, 7.3 g  fat, 5.60 g  carbs, 3.37 g  fiber, 2.23 g  NET CARBS, 4.15 g  protein, 191 mg sodium

If cut in 28 slices, ¼”, @ contains:  53 calories, 3.67 g fat, 2.8 g carbs, 1.68 g fiber, 1.12 g NET CARBS, 2.07 g protein, 95 mg sodium

5 thoughts on “Einkorn Loaf Bread

  1. Deni

    Hi Peggy, just began making this bread. 2 Questions. in the Instructions you say “In another medium bowl, add the first 5 wet ingredients (all but the boiling water) and beat with a fork. Add the dissolved yeast mixture to the wet ingredients and stir.”
    The first 5 wet ingredients would have to include the boiling water as well as the proofed yeast mixture to make it 5. I am confused. My second question: is egg white powder the same as meringue powder? I have a can of meringue powder, but am hesitant to use it.

    1. Sorry. Obviously a senior moment on my part. Directions should read (and now do) “Add the first FOUR wet ingredients”. The boiling water is added very last quickly all by itself.
      RE: the meringue powder, if the ingredients show as only “egg whites”, you’re OK to use it. I myself have used “powered egg whites” found in the cake mix area of most grocery stores, but the only ingredient in them is egg whites. If the meringue powder has sugar or or other ingredients also, I wouldn’t use it in this bread.

  2. Penney

    Peggy just tried your foccacia…LOVE……want to try this bread. I have einkorn flour. Ive tried Marias sub bread and loaf bread and neither one came out. Was gummy no matter how exact I got the measurements. Not forgiving at all. Tried about 6 times and gave up. Hope this one works for me. 🙂 Any subs for egg white powder? Can I use unflavored whey protein powder?

    1. Well, I’ll tell ya, Penney….I couldn’t get Maria’s to work for me either, after two attempts. So don’t feel bad. But I think it was the particular psyllium I was using, and also I didn’t stir fast enough in mixing it after adding the hot water. I’ve gotten hers to bake right with NOW brand psyllium powder and like it a lot. Have tweaked her recipe, too. I’ve made this recipe above several times now and have had no problems with it at all. My best advice would be to avoid subs in bread recipes, Penney, as I’m convinced that’s what results in failures. I think the bread recipes are not as “forgiving” as cakes, cookies and muffins when it comes to substitutions. That’s just my honest opinion after having tried subs in breads with little success myself.

      You can get a small can of egg white powder in most grocery stores in the baking area. I ordered a 1# tub of NOW brand on-line, but have seen it in my grocery stores in smaller containers.

      1. Penney

        Thank you Peggy, since I tried it so many times either stupid or extremely stubborn. haha. I never sub but I’m also impatient and wanted to try it without having to go to the store. hehe 🙂

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