Flax Seed Meal Bread
Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-02-2009 02:38 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Has anyone tried a bread like this.
Says it's low carb. Do you thinks thats and
accurate count

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
2 cups flax seed meal
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoons sweetening power from artificial sweetener
5 beaten eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan (a 10X15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat.

1) Mix dry ingredients well -- a whisk works well.

2) Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren't obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter.

3) Let batter set for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken up some (leave it too long and it gets past the point where it's easy to spread.)

4) Pour batter onto pan. Because it's going to tend to mound in the middle, you'll get a more even thickness if you spread it away from the center somewhat, in roughly a rectangle an inch or two from the sides of the pan (you can go all the way to the edge, but it will be thinner).

5) Bake for about 20 minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top and/or is visibly browning even more than flax already is.

6) Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want. You don't need a sharp knife; I usually just cut it with a spatula.

At 12 servings, each piece of bread has less than one gram of carbohydrate -- .8 to be exact -- plus 5 grams of fiber.





Looking Forward To Weighing 149 In 09
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-02-2009 02:44 PM


Moderator


I've made similar flax meal bread recipes. This one has just under 1 net carb per serving so the count is about right. If you don't deduct the fiber there would be 5 1/2 carbs per serving.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-02-2009 02:45 PM


Moderator


It sounds like a good low carb bread Diann. I know some people here have problems with fiber but it's a personal issue (no pun intended). Maybe LindaSue, our low carb recipe expert would like to share her expertise on this one.

Grace and peace,

moonius



Perseverance + patience = progress
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-02-2009 02:55 PM


Moderator


Looks like we both posted at the same time, moonius!

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-02-2009 03:20 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I don't understand the part where it says "prepare pan with oiled parchment paper or a silicone mat." What does that mean? Couldn't I just oil a plain old loaf pan, and then put the ingredients in? Can someone please explain this step a little more for me? I am a totally clueless cook.

Thanks!
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-03-2009 11:26 AM


Moderator


They're making it as a flat bread in a rimmed baking sheet. If you want to bake yours in a loaf pan you will need to adjust the baking time. I'm not sure though if there would be enough batter to fill even a small loaf pan. I guess you'll have to make the batter and then see how much there is.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-03-2009 11:29 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Oh! Okay, that makes sense. So, if I use a 10 X 15 baking sheet (like a cookie sheet?), then what about the parchment paper/silicone mat thing??

Thanks, Linda Sue!
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-03-2009 11:35 AM


Moderator


You'll need to line the baking sheet with something to keep the bread from sticking to it. It will fuse onto the pan if you don't. I don't see any reason to grease parchment paper though. It's already nonstick as it is. I don't know if you could get away with using wax paper because the dough is so thin that it might catch on fire. Wax paper can be used to line cake pans but then a cake is much thicker so the paper is more insulated from the heat.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-03-2009 12:57 PM


Moderator


Check this recipe out, Diannt: http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/flaxmeal_ci...ffins.html

It's off Lindasue's website where there are MANY LC recipes! I made these muffins yesterday, and really like them. Be open minded.... it's nothing like real bread, but a nice substitute!

LINDASUE-- what's the difference in baking soda/powder? I noticed the bread recipe only has baking powder, but the muffin recipe had both. Thanks!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-03-2009 07:57 PM


Moderator


I honestly don't know the difference between them, Kathy. I've read the answer many times but I've already forgotten it, LOL. I just use whichever one a recipe calls for. They're both for leavening but that's about as much as I know. I also know that baking powder has some carbs (from cornstarch, I think) but baking soda doesn't.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-04-2009 01:11 PM


Moderator



Thanks, Linda! I found the difference.... thank goodness for Google!!

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-diff...powder.htm

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-06-2009 05:39 AM


Senior Low-Carber


diannt, or anyone else, please let us know if you try this recipe! I'm curious how it is.

So, I did have a tablespoon of flax meal today, because I saw that the box said 0 net carbs, but is it really safe for induction??? If so, I'm going to try making cereal with it!
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-06-2009 01:13 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Hi Kali,

On a previous Induction thread, LindaSue had indicated that she thought flaxseed meal was okay for Induction -- just don't overdo!
RE: Flax Seed Meal Bread , 02-07-2009 01:28 PM


Moderator


Flax meal isn't really on the induction list but I think that Dr. Atkins said it's fine to take a spoonful of it if you're constipated.

My sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes
In the Kitchen with Linda Blog