This chia almond low carb bread recipe has a texture identical to whole-wheat bread and might be baked as a loaf or as rolls. An ideal on a regular basis grain free bread, this straightforward recipe is gluten free, Keto and scrumptious with candy and savoury toppings. No eggy style!

Bread. Do you find it irresistible as a lot as I do?

Once I first went low carb, I believed I had to surrender bread eternally as grains are off the menu. Wheat and different grains include easy-to-digest carbohydrates that the physique converts into glucose (=sugar). Consuming grains offers a brief time period power enhance and can spike your blood sugar – whether or not you select a white loaf or a “wholesome” whole-wheat one. Shortly after, your insulin ranges plummet and also you’ll really feel hungry once more.

A lot for the unhealthy information about bread. The excellent news is, there are many low carb bread recipes utilizing grain free flours. These is not going to spike your insulin ranges AND they style completely scrumptious.

I’m so proud of this almond flour bread – it would simply be my all time favourite. The feel jogs my memory of a whole-wheat bread. It’s tender, with a young crunch within the crust.

THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN THIS LOW CARB BREAD RECIPE IS QUARK.

What’s quark?

Quark is a German cooking cheese, which is made by heating soured milk till it curdles. It’s obtainable in bigger supermarkets within the UK and Northern Europe. Within the US you will get it on-line or in delis/pure meals shops.

Why does quark work so properly on this recipe?

Recipes utilizing almond flour may end up in a crumbly, dry texture due to the dearth of gluten. The quark makes up for this and offers this low carb loaf a splendidly moist bread-like texture.

Every other advantages? 

Sure! Quark makes this recipe additionally much less heavy than different low carb bread recipes, since you use it rather than fat equivalent to butter or coconut oil. With almond flour or almond meal containing loads of wholesome fat by itself, you continue to get that pretty low carb long-term power enhance.

When you’ve got difficulties sourcing it, you’ll be able to change the quark with Greek yoghurt. This may alter the style barely, however it will nonetheless work properly.

EXPERT TIPS TO MAKE THE PERFECT CHIA ALMOND LOW CARB BREAD:

You need to use black or white chia, whichever you will get maintain of. These superior superfood seeds should not solely filled with vitamins, in addition they act as a binder. That’s why you solely want Three eggs for this bread. Different recipe use as many as six eggs. Much less eggs = zero eggy style!!!

Psyllium husk offers an additional dose of fibre, which all of us want for a well-functioning digestion. It offers the bread extra substance and that whole-wheat style. Verify what form pf psyllium you have got – if you wish to use psyllium powder, use only one half tbsp versus the three tbsp said for the crushed husks.

Each almond flour and almond meal (or floor almonds) work on this recipe. The added coconut flour additional improves the bread-like texture and style.

Vital!! I used a small loaf tin (18 x 9 cm / 7 x 3.5 inch) like this one (450ml quantity) – it’s about half the scale of standard loaf tins. Low carb breads are typically extraordinarily filling as they’re nutrient-dense, that’s why this smaller measurement is simply excellent. If you wish to use a full-size loaf tin, you would wish to double the recipe and enhance the oven time by most likely round 15 minutes or so.

When you should not have a small loaf tin and don’t wish to double the recipe, you can also make Keto rolls as a substitute of almond bread. Let the dough relaxation till the chia and psyllium have absorbed all moisture earlier than you try and deal with the dough!

Are you able to freeze this bread? 

Completely! I prefer to pre-slice my loaves and pop every slice straight from the freezer within the toaster.

The sunflower seeds are elective. Every other seed would work simply as properly – sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds, for instance.

Ingredients

  • 250 g / 1 cup quark (use Greek yogurt as a substitute)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup / 100g almond flour/meal or ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp / 12g coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp / 18g psyllium husks 1 half tbsp if utilizing psyllium husk powder)
  • 3 tbsp / 30g chia seeds
  • half tbsp / 6g baking powder
  • half tsp / massive pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp / 15g sunflower seeds elective

Instructions

  • Line a small loaf tin (450ml capability) with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs and quark with an electrical mixer till easy.
  • Add the almond flour/floor almonds, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Combine till absolutely mixed.
  • Final, add the chia seeds and psyllium husks. Add the sunflower seeds for those who’re utilizing them.
  • Fill the dough into the loaf tin and let it relaxation for 15 minutes so the psyllium and the chia can take up the liquid. Sprinkle sunflower seeds on the highest.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 Celsius / 340 Fahrenheit.
  • Bake for round 45 minutes or till the highest is frivolously browned and a knife inserted comes out clear.

Notes

Quark is a German cooking cheese. When you can’t supply it, you may substitute with Greek yoghurt.

I used a small loaf tin (18 x 9 cm / 7 x 3.5 inch) like this one (450ml quantity). It’s half the scale of a full dimension loaf tin/bread pan. I am discovering it actually helpful as a result of low carb bread is filling and denser than wheat bread. Much less is extra

The sunflower seeds style good within the bread, however should not needed for the feel. You’ll be able to depart them out or exchange them with sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds.

Vitamin is calculated per slice on the idea of 12 slices. A portion is 1 – 2 slices, relying on how hungry you’re. 2 slices of this bread are VERY filling.

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