Gluten Free Flax Bread
If you are looking for delicious grain free bread that is high in fiber and big on taste, search no more. I love this bread because you can change it up so easily by varying the spices, the sweetness and the ingredients. You can add raisins or cranberries to sweeten it up or add earthy spices like rosemary and garlic to transform it into a dinner bread. Oh…you can also add nuts to add some crunch. Bon Appétit!
2 cups Flax Seed meal
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. Xylitol (or more if you want a sweet bread)
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Add the following to the dry mixture after beating for 1 minute:
½ cup water
5 organic eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil
Pour batter into a well-oiled glass bread pan and bake for 20-25 minutes
at 350 F. Make sure the center is springy to the touch when done.
I am vegetarian and don’t eat eggs. What could I use instead of the eggs to make it lighter?
You can chia seeds or potato starch…but it might be a little heavy…you will have to experiment. Let me know how it turns out.
This looks like a really good bread. I am not familiar with Xylitol, but i will try this.
Xylitol can be purchased at whole foods or a natural market. It looks like sugar but is made from the fibrous part of plants and trees. It has a very los glycemic index of around 5 compared to sugar at 100. It does not stimulate insulin production wither. Great stuff!
I have done a little bit of research on Xylitol and am not happy with what I am reading. Natural News has an interesting article (http://www.naturalnews.com/022986_xylitol_health_sugar.html) and I know it is a type of sugar that can be deadly to dogs. Perhaps it would be better to use unpasteurized honey or stevia instead?
Thank you for this information. Reading that article certainly makes one wonder about the use of Xylitol. Thanks for sharing. I will do further research.
I cannot eat sugar alcohols and so I used pure powdered stevia.