Friday, September 30, 2011

Yet Another Microwave Bread Variation



Using coconut flour, because of how it absorbs liquid, I can use a lot less of the amount for making this bread, so now I've got another variation I, so far, like best of all.  I guess, actually, this is a whole different recipe, so I could post it as a separate one, but there are so many variations of 1 and 2 minute breads on low carb sites, and I have not checked all of them out, so if there is another one like this, sorry... I don't have time to check the entire low carb community to see if there is or not. So if you have already done this or seen it, I'm really not trying to take credit for someone else's recipe!  I just play around and see what I come up with sometimes.  This is my new favorite, and it's a lot less calories, more close to a regular wheat slice of bread, and very low carb, only 2 effective grams of carbs per slice.

I like the flavor better than almond or flax.  I also like the texture better.  It's lighter in the stomach, and doesn't leave me with a heavy stomach like almond flour sometimes does.  It seems much easier on my digestive system. I was actually having trouble gaining weight with all the almond bread.  Regardless of others' experiences with that, I only know mine... I gain weight with too much almond flour.  So I've cut back on the bread and desserts, even though they were low carb.  But making this variation, I am cutting calories quite a bit.  Yes, I do have to watch calories as well as carbs.  If you don't, be very thankful!  Unfortunately, if I eat lots of good low carb food with lots of calories I gain weight or I don't lose any.  We all have our unique set of problems to tackle.

So here is my latest favorite. Just thought I'd share it with you.

                   
* Exported from MasterCook *

                          Coconut 2 Minute Bread

Recipe By     :Ginny
Serving Size  : 2  
Categories    : Bread

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  1         tablespoon  coconut flour
  2         tablespoons  parmesan cheese
  1/4      teaspoon  baking powder
  1/8      teaspoon  xanthan gum -- (optional, but improves texture)
  1/4      teaspoon  splenda
              couple dashes of salt
  1         teaspoon  extra virgin olive oil
  1         large  egg
  2         tablespoons  kefir -- (or other liquid)

Mix all dry ingredients first, getting out all the lumps.  Make a well in the middle and add the liquid ingredients.  Stir the liquid ingredients in the middle and then gradually stir in the dry until all is mixed well and smooth.

In a square or round container, such as a cereal bowl, or a plastic entree dish, pour half of the batter and rap hard on counter a couple times to get out bubbles.

Microwave on high for about 60 to 65 seconds, depending on your watts.

Plop out onto a paper towel and do the same with the second half of the batter.

You can use this to make a sandwich, or you can toast it.  Use just like bread.

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Per Serving (2 servings per recipe): 99 Calories; 7g Fat (63.5% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber



43 comments:

  1. You don't find the sodium content of this bread makes you put on water weight? Sounds nice and I might try it soon but I'd cut down on the Parmesan cheese - wonder what I should use instead?

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  2. No I never have problems with sodium, fortunately. My body seems to need it actually. Hmmm... not sure what could replace it. It really works to give the bread its flavor and texture, but maybe just try another low carb flour? Or your bake mix? I don't know. I haven't tried it without the parmesan. Sorry!

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  3. Tried this today (boy, coconut flour is expensive!) and it is delicious. Haven't had simple bread and butter in a long time--but this did it! Next up: toast.

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  4. You're welcome Jennifer, and Amy, so glad you liked it!! Always blesses me when someone else can enjoy my recipes. :)
    Have to say this one is my favorite and the one I most often use for sandwiches or toast.

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  5. Ginny,

    I just tried a version of this to make grilled cheese sliders. They were awesome. I subbed coconut milk for the kefir. Really good!

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  6. I'm so glad you liked it Lisa! Thanks for trying it. :) Your cheese sliders look absolutely inviting too!

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  7. Thanks so much! We love love love the recipes of yours that we have tried so far!

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    1. Oh thanks Tangeline! I'm so glad! :)

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  8. Delicious! Sometimes you just need bread. Very quick and easy, too, and just enough for one gal. I love it! Thank you so much.

    Emily

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    1. I'm so glad it worked for you Emily!

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  9. This recipe has made me sooo happy :) I had tried flaxseed bread and I just couldn't stomach it. This is delicious! Thank you :)

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    1. Oh I'm so glad! We all have such different tastes and even texture likes and dislikes. I'm glad there is a variety out there for all of us to try. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with me. :) I appreciate the feedback!

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  10. Ginny,
    I adore this bread recipe. The only thing I do different is use egg white instead of full egg because I think it makes it turn out even more like regular white bread....and instead of splenda I use dill...this has absolutely become a staple in my diet...I use it for sandwiches and hamburger buns. Thank you so much for all you do for your followers...you rock!!!

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    1. thanks for the ideas! I'll have to try it that way also. :) Thanks so much for your comments! How sweet! :) I'm so happy when I can pass on something that helps others!

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  11. I just wanted to thank you for posting this. It may be an older post, but it certainly was timely for me this morning. I was out of LC buns, because we ate the last of the batch I made a couple days ago, and I didn't want to have to wait for a batch to bake before having breakfast, especially since I have meds that need to be taken with food. So, I did a quick Google search for LC microwave bread recipes, and yours popped up. I've been loving all the recipes I've been finding with almond flour, but have been wanting to try some that use it a lot less, or not at all, simply because it does cost quite a lot (in both cash and calories and protein grams) and this recipe looked like a good bet.

    And it was! I didn't have a perfect container in which to cook it, so I had to do it in a bit larger square, using the whole batch in one go for one large slice, but it was still a very pleasant surprise. I had to use shredded Parmesan, as I don't have any of the finer ground stuff on hand and didn't want to try to grind such a small amount in the processor, and I subbed out coconut oil for the olive oil, and used a packet of truvia for the sweetener. My bread was slightly too large or limp to toast, although if I'd been able to make two smaller slices, I think they'd have been fine to toast, but the flavour was good and the texture just as bread was very good! I was able to make a breakfast sandwich and found it to be very filling and so simple -- thank you! I think this will be my go-to recipe in the morning when I want to have some bread.

    I have the two copies of the "low carbing among friends" cookbooks, and I will be very eager to try more of your wonderful recipes. Thanks again for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing that! I'm so glad it was just the right thing for you! I hope you enjoy the cookbooks!

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  12. I only just got them a couple days ago, but have been reading them through from cover to cover, making a list of all the recipes I want to try "first". LOL Which is to say, about half the book is going to be "first", and nope, I don't know how I'll manage that. Heh. So many yummy recipes to choose from, so little time...

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    1. Ha ha, I know what you mean! There are so many in there that I want to try also. I'll have to set aside a day each week for new recipes or something I guess!

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  13. Wow! This bread is amazing! I mean, so quick and simple and really, really good! I honestly couldn't believe how good it was. Genius! Do you know if it would store or keep if made ahead of time for travel?

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Yes, I've made up enough for a weekend for myself and taken it with me on a trip. It works well for that.

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    2. Do you just put it in a plastic bag?

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    3. Yes. I put them all in a ziploc.

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  14. Thanks so much for this! I make it with 1 tbsp cheese and 1tbsp nutritional yeast which gives it a good colour and savoury taste. It totally fixes my bread cravings. Makes good French toast too.

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  15. Thanks so much for this, I'm only 19 and almost overweight so I want to get healthy sooner rather than later. Your website is making my current diet SO much more exciting! Thank you so so much :)

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    1. Congratulations for taking charge of your health at a young age! I'm glad I can be of help.

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    2. I used the evoo and found that really overwhelming. I would use a different oil like mct so it isn't so overpowering. I didn't need to use as much oil as the recipe calls for. I wonder if you could slow bake this and make crunchy snacks out of it.

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    3. Every one has their own preferences. I'm glad you found what you like. :)
      I don't know if you could make a crunchy snack out of this. Haven't tried. If you come up with one let us know!

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  16. I tried this today. Used chicken broth instead of kefir. The mixture might have thickened more if I had. Like most "breads" on keto I found this to be more like an eggy pancake than a bread. Glad so many others like it, however I was disappointed.

    I'd used it more as a dessert substitute with something keto sweet spread on top instead.

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  17. I don't use microwaves...if you were to bake this what setting and how long would you recommend?

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    1. I have never baked it but if I were to do so, I'd try 350F for about 10-12 minutes. If you have a GT Xpress you could probably do it in that for about 12 minutes. I've been using my GT Xpress now for my breads. It comes out so good.

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  18. Just made this and was floored at how good it tasted! I've made every low carb bread/bun recipe on the web and this was by far the best! Used sour cream in place of kefir and bought one of those bread slice shaped containers at Walmart. Really wanted to find a recipe to use coconut flour in place of almond due to the expense and most important the negative side effects to our health. http://empoweredsustenance.com/avoid-almond-flour/ Thanks Ginny!

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  19. I loved how it came out, but I'm still in the process of making more (stocking up!) they look and feel like real bread! I would only recommend greasing the bowl a little, so they don't stick. Thanks for the recipe!

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  20. I love the bread but I ran the numbers to be sure and even with omitting the kefir and Xantham Gum from the numbers I get 185 calories and 2.9 net carbs. Just thought you might want to know. I did count the parmesan and the egg too. The only way to get the 99 calories would be to omit the egg and cheese from your counts too.

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  21. The 99 calories is for 2 servings, and it was what my MasterCook came up with as I entered all the ingredients. So if you counted the whole recipe as 1 serving, according to MasterCook it would be 198 calories.

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  22. So the whole recipe makes two slices, and each slice is a serving. Too high for induction! I'll save recipe for later :) Sounds great!

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  23. oh my goodness I just made this and it is the best!

    I didnt have all of the ingredients so I just threw together coconut flour, baking powder, small amount of regular grated cheese, egg, water divided it in 2 and microwaved for 1 min each then toasted it and spread with butter and vegemite.

    It seriously saved me from having a carb blow out and eating real bread! I cant thank you enough, I will be adding this to my recipe collection for a bread replacement when I am struggling :)

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    1. Oh I'm so glad I saved your day! :) So glad it worked out so well for you.

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  24. Has anyone ever tried to make French toast with this!?

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    1. I don't remember doing that with this one, but I bet it would work pretty well! I have another that I use for french toast in my book (Vol. 2, Low-Carbing Among Friends, and on my blog here: http://ginnyslowcarbkitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/texasfrench-toast.html). But I think you could do it with this as well!

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