Ketogenic diet bread is not low calorie – swapping gluten out for almond flour and whey isolate adds a lot of calories. If you are watching your caloric intake, always consult with a doctor about a keto diet. This bread is in no way meant to be a lower calorie option – but merely a different way to get a light, bread texture without using gluten or grains.
If I did not know that this was not bread made from wheat flour, I would not have known the difference – taste-wise. I added all of the ‘optional’ ingredients. Now, this loaf is not nearly the size of a regular loaf of bread. But it is incredibly filling. I slice it a touch thinner than 1/2 inch to make, what looks like, a finger sandwich. It satisfies my love for sandwiches and fills my up.
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Hi Connie, I don’t recommend using whole eggs in this recipe. The two recipes are very different. The egg whites in this recipe are beaten to stiff peaks to create the fluffiness. You could fold the yolks in later, but you’d need to modify the other ingredients, and besides, the bread would turn out very egg-y. The other recipe has fewer eggs than this one, and they are added differently.
Fish cakes are a great dish to serve to make sure your family eats healthier as even the youngest members will love these. Canned tuna is normally quite cheap, so this recipe would also suit if you are a student or working to a budget. Just remember to drain all the water from the fish as this can make the cakes very crumbly. Serve these with green salad leaves and a wedge of lemon for a lovely filling lunch!
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Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.
I have a personal connection to ropa vieja because it was something my family made when I was growing up. It typically takes all day to make because you’re slowly cooking it in its juices and the longer it cooks the more tender the chuck roast becomes. So I’m very excited to find this recipe because you can make it so much faster in the instant pot and still keep it keto! My favorite part is finding the briny green olives mixed throughout the tender spiced meat!
I just made this bread and it’s lovely but when I work out the ingredients I used it works out a far greater fat content that yours. I used ground almonds as that is what we use for almond flour in the uk, I don’t know if that makes a difference. Per serving (half the recipe) this is what I get: cal 240, fat 21.3g, net carb 2.2g, protein 9.4g. Any idea why mine is so much more?
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I so miss bread fresh from the oven (I’m going to be adding the yeast)! You are absolutely correct about beaten egg whites creating air pockets. My family has always made buttermilk pancakes from scratch and we always separate the eggs, beat the whites to soft peaks and fold them in at the last minute. The pancakes rise beautifully! Have you tried this with your keto pancakes?
Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried making this recipe into a lemon blueberry bread, but what you’d want to do is add a bit more sweetener (a few tablespoons? depending on how sweet you want it), lemon zest (not lemon juice to avoid too much liquid), and fold in blueberries carefully to avoid breaking down the whites. As for the other recipe you tried, it shouldn’t be gritty (though this one you’re looking at is definitely more fluffy) – did you use a super finely ground blanched almond flour?