I decided I want to use more flax and less almond flour for a while, to see how it affects me. I usually feel better when eating flax. So this is a variation of that, plus some added whey protein and MCT oil powder, which is optional. I have some to use up and so thought I'd use it. If you have it you can add it, if not, don't worry about it.
I know flax has gotten a bad rap on the internet, but I believe the bad information on it is not according to scientific studies. All those show it to be a very healthy food. You can read my take on it here: "One Big Fluffy Pancake" where I provide several links of studies done on Flax and its benefits. If you choose not to use it, that's fine. I merely provide this recipe for those who do and want a substitute for almond flour or coconut flour. I cannot tolerate coconut flour very well, except in very small amounts added with other flours. Flax adds a sort of "whole grain" flavor and feel many times to bread recipes. The amount of flax actually is rather small in this loaf compared to the other ingredients. Parmesan cheese gives it a good bread flavor and feel, as well as the psyllium powder.
One thing I would also like to mention to my readers, if you notice, I took the ads off my blog. I am no longer monetized in any way. I only keep up this blog because I like to share recipes, it's a hobby. I'm happy going back to that, which is where I started. I never wanted to really be "out there" and I'm not a professional. I find I'm back to really enjoying my hobby once again, where as while doing a cookbook, trying to keep up a facebook page, trying to keep up with all the competition, I was stressed and not enjoying it. I'm back to having fun cooking and sharing, which is what I like to do.
I also enjoy people! So feel free to comment or share tips or recipes yourself if you have any suggestions or things you've tried different of one of my recipes! I enjoy hearing from you.
Flax Cheesy Bread with Protein
Recipe By :Ginny
Serving Size : 16
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup golden flaxseed meal
1/3 cup whey protein isolate, Isopure -- unflavored
3 tablespoons Psyllium husk powder
3 tablespoons nutritional Yeast Flakes, NOW brand
1 scoop MCT oil powder, Quest -- (optional)
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tablespoon Pyure -- or 1 tbsp equivalent to sugar
8 large eggs
1/2 cup Marsala cooking wine or regular wine (can substitute any liquid, but this gives it a wonderful flavor and aroma, like bread! I also think it gets a better rise)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 8 x 4-inch loaf pan (size is important to rise), with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In mixing bowl, add parmesan cheese, flax meal, whey protein, psyllium powder, nutritional yeast flakes, MCT oil powder, (if using), baking powder and Pyure sweetener. Mix with whisk to get any lumps out and combine.
Add eggs and cooking wine and beat with electric mixer until well combined. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan onto wire rack and cool completely before cutting.
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Per Serving: 111 Calories; 6g Fat (48.0% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
1g net carb per slice