This bread is my previous Low-Carb Flax Bread that is evolving for the better. I’m not so fond of the taste of flax and have made some further changes to my first Atkins Induction-friendly recipe. Those changes are reflected below. The result has a lovely taste and texture, although not as good as my gluten-free focaccia recipe…….but I can’t have that right now as I’ve returned to an ULTRA low-carb regimen. Just replace 1/2 cup of the golden flax with the dark flax and sprinkle some caraway seed on top for a rye version. Although not particularly low-calorie, this bread has only 1.05 net carbs per slice! Better yet, a slice is thick enough to laterally slice into two thin slices for toasting at breakfast!
If you’re not familiar with oat fiber (please don’t confuse with its carbier cousin oat bran!) it has 26 grams carbs per serving and nearly 26 grams fiber, so it’s a wash on the carbs after subtracting the indigestible fiber. Technically it comes from the oat grain’s husk, and grains aren’t allowed during Induction. You CAN omit it here, but it adds much flavor and texture to this bread. Oat fiber comes from the outer husk of the oat. I have never gained eating small amounts of it, so I include it in most all of my baked goods. Your mileage may vary, so tread carefully the first time you consume oat fiber. If you gain or find it stirs carb cravings, then by all means, do not eat it again until you get to the grains rung of the Atkins Phase 2 OWL carb ladder.
I prefer baking this bread in a large sheet pan, because I can easily cut into 16 uniform slices, with more crust, too! It also is pretty easy to slice each portion laterally if you wish even thinner slices for toasting. I just can’t slice real thin slices with a loaf of most low-carb breads…….I just can’t, without botching the slice totally.
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1 c. golden flax meal
1/3 c. oat fiber
2 T. glucomannan (konjac) powder
1 tsp. dry yeast dissolved in 1/3 c. warm water
1½ c. plain whey protein
¼ tsp. salt
1T + 1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. shredded Monterrey Jack
4 T. olive oil
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Mix all dry ingredients and cheese in large bowl. Add eggs, water and oil, beating eggs well until batter is well blended. Line 11×17 sheet pan with parchment. With a rubber spatula, scrape batter onto parchment. Using the back of a dinner fork, spread batter from the center out to the edges of the pan, as evenly as possible. I sprinkle caraway or other spices seed over half the sheet bread. Bake for around 18 minutes until center is dry and springs back when touched. Avoid over browning. Cool and cut into 16 equal slices. I store this bread in a gallon plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use. It keeps about 2-3 weeks. Can be toasted or rewarmed in a low oven. This recipe rises enough (3/4″ thick) that you can actually slice it laterally and get a sandwich (2 slices) out of each 1/16th slice of this bread! That really helps keep you within your daily carb limits! This bread freezes well but remember to never freeze bread longer than a month, ANY bread, low carb or otherwise, as it dried out beyond edibility.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 16 portions, each contains:
195 calories, 14.77 g fat, 7.27 g carbs, 6.22 g fiber, 1.05 g NET CARBS, 14.6 g protein, 237 mg sodium