Sadly, most low-carb breads made with alternate flours simply do not toast well. They just won’t get…….ummmm……………toasty!!! 😦
This individual serving bread recipe I developed I think is particularly suited for grilling sandwiches. It toasts up better than any other low-carb bread I’ve tried toasting in 10 years of low-carbing and bread experimentaation. Not sure which ingredient is facilitating that toasty quality though. Likely it is the oat fiber, but am VERY glad whatever ingredient is doing that!
You can bake this in any microwaveable square container. I have a plastic bread-shaped container (which isn’t so healthy to cook in actually), so I have switched to using my 4″ square glass dish. I have not tried baking this bread in a conventional oven, but suspect it would need 350º for around 10-15 minutes. One recipe can be sliced laterally into two thinner slices after cooling to make 1 sandwich, as shown in the photo above. This recipe is suitable for all phases of Atkins and Keto diets. It is not suitable for Primal-Paleo lifestyles.
¼ c. + 1T. flax meal, preferably golden flax meal
1 T. butter (plus dab more for skillet or panini pan grilling)
2 T. sour cream
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. oat fiber, no substitutes! (omit for gluten-free)
DIRECTIONS: Melt the butter in microwave in a small mixing bowl. Add beaten egg and sour cream. Add all dry ingredients and stir well. With a rubber spatula, scrape batter into a 4″-5″ square microwaveable container and zap on HI power for 70 seconds or until dry to touch in center (microwaves can vary). Cool a minute and tip out onto cutting board. Laterally slice as evenly as possible with a long-blade knife to form two thinner slices.
When ready to construct your sandwich, melt a little butter or olive oil on a non-stick griddle and baste one side of each slice of bread. Place one slice on griddle, buttered side down. Add slice of your preferred cheese or meats and top with second slice of bread, buttered side up. Brown well on both sides for best, “toastiest” results. Slight over-browning is a GOOD thing here! 🙂
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 2 thin slices after cutting. Entire recipe contains: (does not include sandwich fillings)
425 cals, 37.4g fat, 14.1g carbs, 11.3g fiber, 2.8g NET CARBS, 13.8g protein, 497mg sodium