Keto bread recipe, low in carbs with few calories!
A ketogenic diet means a diet that focuses on avoiding carbohydrates. It encourages you to gain your calories from protein and fat. It requires you to cut back on foods that are high in carbohydrates. These include sugar, soft drinks, pastries and white bread.
But what if you really like bread? Why not try a ketogenic almond bread? It is surprisingly easy to make and only requires six ingredients. These are almond flour, psyllium husk, eggs, butter (melted butter or olive oil if you want a dairy-free loaf), baking powder and sea salt. If you wish, you can also include xanthan gum, although it is not essential.
Here’s how you make it. This recipe was devised by Katrin Nurnberger.
Take a large mixing bowl and crack two room temperature eggs into it. Add two more egg whites. Whisk them together for two minutes until a froth is produced. Then, take a second bowl and put the psyllium husks, the almond flower, the baking powder, the salt and the xanthan gum if you are using it into it and stir them together.
Next, add the melted butter or the olive oil and some warm water to the egg mixture. After you have done this, add the dry ingredients. Blend them until you end up with a smooth dough. Be sure not to blend it for too long, otherwise you won’t get the correct density.
Line a baking tin with baking paper and pour the dough in. Make sure you line all the sides with parchment paper, so that the bread can release itself early. Gently smooth the top, making sure that as much air remains in the dough as possible.
Now it is time to put the dough in the oven. Set the temperature for 180 Celsius and place the dough in for forty-five minutes. You will know when it is ready when you can stick a knife into the bread and it comes out clean. If it takes less than forty-five minutes to produce this result, you can remove the bread early. Be sure to check the bread after thirty minutes in the oven.
As soon as the top has turned golden, take a piece of aluminium paper and cover it loosely. This protects the top of the bread from burning or becoming too dark. If you want to make sandwiches with your almond bread, you will need to substitute your pan for a small loaf pan.
Be careful when you remove the bread from the oven, as it will be in a fragile state. It will become firmer as it cools, to allow it time to completely cool before you slice it.
The bread will keep well at room temperature for around three days before it begins to go hard. If you have an airtight container, put the bread in it and store it in the fridge. This will keep your bread fresh for approximately one week.
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