Something that a lot of people who follow the Keto Diet will well know is that the transition to following a low carb diet is all about finding or making the right substitutes. Noodles become zoodles, rice becomes cauliflower rice and bread becomes KETO BREAD! When a few of us decided to follow a keto diet as an experiment in the name of all things health and wellness, one of the first things we had to scrap was bread. We tearfully bid goodbye to our trusty avo on toast breakfast but then we discovered you can make a keto diet, gluten free friendly bread and instantly forgot all our woes.
A lot of the recipes we found for keto bread seemed to include a heap of eggs, with most people describing them as having quite an 'eggy' taste. Instead we wanted to make a low-carb recipe still full of nutritious ingredients without having to rely too heavily on eggs to get a perfect consistency. Because low-carb means using a lot of flour alternatives such as almond meal or chia flour, or eggs, keto bread will always be a lot more dense that normal bread. This means it won't be as 'fluffy' as that of a regular loaf. The silver lining here is that you actually won't need to eat a thick slice of the bread to feel full and satisfied, trust us!
Whether you're following the keto diet or not, this bread recipe is a superfood packed, lower carb alternative to regular bread! We chose to include our Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds and Psyllium Husk for amazing fibre, texture and iron. This along with Almond meal make up the base dry ingredients - seriously such an easy recipe. When it came time to baking, we sprinkled our loaf with sesame seeds and some additional hemp seeds which bake to a beautiful golden colour!
What would you put on your keto-friendly bread? Make this recipe and tag us #Morlife so we can see!
MAKE TIME: 1 hr
SERVES: 1 loaf or 4 rolls
1 ¾ Cups Almond Meal
1/3 Cup Morlife Psyllium Husk Powder
¼ Cup Morlife Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds + 1 tsp for topping (optional)
1 tsp. Morlife Organic Chia Seeds
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 cup boiling water
3 egg whites (beaten)
Pinch of salt
Sesame seeds (topping) optional
STEP BY STEP
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix first dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff.
- Boil water and add it with apple cider vinegar to the dry mixture. It will become very sticky.
- Add the egg whites and carefully fold through. The consistency will look like an “airy sticky play-Doh mess”.
- Bake for 55 min. Turn off the oven and allow to cool whilst still in the oven.
- Slice and serve with butter and or Topping of your choice.
- Keep it in the fridge. Great freshly toasted in the morning.