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Low Carb Bread Recipe - Easy and Yummy!

Low Carb Bread Recipe

You might not be surprised that low-carb foods are dominating American recipes. I’m once again eating low carb foods and creating low carb recipes. After discovering my fasting blood glucose was elevated, I decided that low carb diets were best for me. Actually, I already knew this. I’ve been on low carb diets before. Sticking to low carb foods is the only way I can lose weight. Low carb diets keep me full and satisfied. Low carb diets also help lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. There's just something about eating high-protein foods that keeps you satisfied - both physically and mentally. I rarely feel as if I'm being "deprived" when I'm low carb dieting.

My biggest problem with low carb diets is breads. I can easily do without eating desserts and sugar, but I find that I often crave breads. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a lot of low carb breads. The one really low carb bread I did find tasted like cardboard. Eating bread made of white flour was a real pitfall for my low carb diets. I had no problem with low carb foods. I love meats, poultry, and fish. I also enjoy low carb foods like vegetables and nuts. I just had to find a low carb bread that I actually liked.

I searched in the grocery stores for low carb breads, to no avail. I even searched the local health food stores for low carb breads. The ones I found were not to my liking. I finally turned to the internet for a low carb bread recipe. I lucked up on a low carb bread recipe on the net. It used flax meal, also known as flaxseed meal. I take flax oil every day, so I knew about its health benefits. I decided to try this low carb bread recipe. I just happened to have some flax meal on hand.

The low carb bread recipe I tried was okay. I didn’t think it had much flavor, however. I tweaked it and came up with a better low carb bread recipe. I turned it into an herbed low carb bread. At least, I think it’s better. No, it's not as light and fluffy as as white bread made with yeast. It's more of a rustic bread, but it does the job of satisfying my hunger for bread.

Holle’s Herbed Low Carb Bread Recipe

What you’ll need:

2 cups flax meal or flaxseed meal

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

Splenda or Stevia, to taste

½ cup water

1/3 cup oil

5 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon basil

1 teaspoon rosemary

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper or oiled aluminum foil. If you have a silicone baking sheet, use that. I used foil coated with cooking oil, and it worked fine.

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In a large bowl, mix together flax meal or flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and sweetener. Add the water and the oil and blend well. Add remaining ingredients and allow to rest for five minutes.

Spread mixture on the baking sheet to about ½-inch thick. Bake for about 25 minutes. When partially cooled, mark into squares with a knife. I like to make mine about the size of a bread slice. This low carb bread is great for sandwiches! I also like it spread with cream cheese.

Low Carb Bread Nutrition

With this low carb bread recipe, you get a healthy dose of fiber and practically no net carbs. Flax meal or flaxseed meal contains 4 grams of carbs per serving, but it also contains 4 grams of fiber per serving. That means it has no net carbs! The other ingredients in the low carb bread recipe are practically carb-free, also.

I take flax oil supplements for their omega-3 fats. And like flax oil, the flax meal and flaxseed meal are rich in omega-3s. One serving of flax meal or flaxseed meal delivers 2,600 milligrams of omega-3s. I use the Hodgson Mill flax seed. It contains no salt, no gluten, no cholesterol, and no trans fat.

More Low Carb Bread Recipes

I’m going to use the basic low carb bread recipe to create more low carb bread recipes. Adding some cheese to the herb bread would be great, I think. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

For another low carb bread recipe, I think I’ll leave out the herbs. I’ll add more Splenda, some ginger, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and pecans. I think the basic low carb bread recipe would make a great spice cake or sweet, spicy muffins.

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My low carb bread recipe. Yum!

My low carb bread recipe. Yum!

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Jane Mackay on August 29, 2019:

Can I make bread using psyllium seeds instead of husk

Minoo Verdi on November 28, 2012:

Can this be frozen ?

dubbsmomma on September 16, 2012:

I just started Atkins and am on the induction phase, do you know if this bread will be ok to eat on the induction phase? I have been craving bread!

Kommadant on June 18, 2012:

This looks good and relatively easy. What would you rate the taste of the bread on a scale of 1 to 10?

Crystna1985 on June 17, 2012:

This sounds great! its even better that its low carb! thanks for sharing. Voted useful and interesting

ketogenicdiet from New York, NY on February 20, 2012:

This recipe is fantastic!

vwriter from US on February 17, 2012:

I made this bread for my husband. And he loves it. However, I can't touch the bread, not that I don't want too, but I'm allergic to flaxseed. By any chance do you no a substitute for flaxseed that would work?

Lindsey on January 19, 2012:

Fantastic recipe and very easy to make, and even easier to use as a base for other low carb bread recipes! Banana Nut Bread and Raisin bread are two really simple variations... To stay close to a basic bread recipe, I'd recommend adding a pinch of kosher sea salt to taste and adding a few tablespoons of whole rolled oats to give it that "9 Grain Feel" :)

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Nita on October 13, 2011:

I made the bread yesterday, and at your suggestion, had some warm with cream cheese. yum!

I didn't get enough spices in, but can see great potential, so will have fun trying different things.

Thanks you so much for this great recipe.

merrieone on September 11, 2011:

Hi Habee, I read this and tried it right away! It came out GREAT! you have literally CHANGED MY LIFE WITH THIS RECIPE!!. Tomorrow I'm going to make ginger bread and hot pretzels(ny style, which means you have to start them in boiled water) it could be terrible or great, I'll let you know. I have the coarse salt ready. And, since it's low carb, they may be brushed with butter. Anyway, my husband and I often low carb and he tried it and liked it a lot too. We had strip steaks and rosemary bread with your recipe. I used 4 jumbo eggs and I thought it looked really too thin, so I added a little bit more of the flax, but it worked out. I also added salt. Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arteca79 from Florida, US on July 07, 2011:

Thanks for sharing. I just started a low-carb diet and am trying to find alternatives to all the deliciousness that I WANT to eat...but now can't!

nicolerkilpatrick on May 11, 2011:

Thanks for this, Informative article, Thanks for sharing.

Tamila Roberts from Canada on April 22, 2011:

Pretty nice recipe. Maybe I should try it at home thank you.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on April 12, 2011:

Alicia, give it a try!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on April 12, 2011:

Karen, I listed the carb count. I'm not too concerned with the fat grams. Also, each brand of flaxseed meal is a little different.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 08, 2011:

Thanks for the recipe. I’ve bought low carb flaxseed bread in stores before. I love the taste of the bread and the fact that flaxseed is so healthy. The bread would probably taste even better and be healthier if I made it at home!

karen on March 04, 2011:

would be very helpful to have the "Nutritional Content" for the % of carbs...% of calories...etc

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 01, 2011:

Miranda, sorry you didn't like it. I make and eat it often, and I like it. It can't compare to high-carb white bread, but it satisfies my craving for bread, and it's super healthy!

Miranda on February 17, 2011:

Sorry to say, but this was absolutley horrible. It sounded promising, smelled good, but none of us in the house would eat it. My dog even snubbed her nose at it.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Carren, those are great ideas. Thanks!

Thanks, Hubpage 101! Hope you enjoy it!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Hezekiah, this low carb bread is very filling!

No, Asian lamp, this bread is very healthy!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Thanks a bunch, Deep!

Many thanks, Bugslady!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Gachapoz, thanks! I'm a big bread lover, so without low carb bread, I could never stick to a low carb diet.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Blair, that's awesome! Keep up the good work on your low carb diet!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 05, 2011:

Rtalloni, Low carb bread is a staple in our house!

Thanks, Glem. I'll check it out!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on February 04, 2011:

Ingenira, Thanks for stopping by!

hubpage101 from United States on January 30, 2011:

This recipe looks good I have always wanted a simple recipe like this to make my own bread. Great Hub

carrentalinfo on January 21, 2011:

You can add sunflower seeds or linseed ( very healthy) or sesame, dry pumpkin seeds etc, there are so many options to improvise.

asian lamp on January 20, 2011:

Well this is really going to mess up my diet plan heh

Hezekiah from Japan on January 20, 2011:

Nice one, fill me up with putting on the pounds

bugslady8949 from The Bahamas on January 19, 2011:

You did a great job on this hub, I hope you keep up the good work.

deepakkumaarr on January 19, 2011:

I like this very very much

gachapoz on January 18, 2011:

oou, it looks healthy. Haha, I love bread, and i can't get enough of it! Looks like the high carb negative will be reduced a little thanks to this! :)

Thanks for the great hub!

Blair Rockefeller from Atlanta, Georgia on January 17, 2011:

I enjoyed the article. I have to go low-carb to lose weight also. But I'm a little more relaxed with the carbs in breads. But I'm doing lower fat meals also. I've been at it for 2 weeks so far and have lost 12 pounds so far. Good luck with your choice to eat and live healthier.

Glemoh101 on January 15, 2011:

I know low carb diet is one of the best ways to diet , but fat burning foods also is GREAT way for weight loss and diet.

RTalloni on January 14, 2011:

Sounds like a must try. Glad for the photo, too, as I was envisioning slicing it at about a half inch!

Ingenira on January 14, 2011:

It looks so healthy !! Great recipe, habee ! Love your another new avatar. ;)

Ingenira on January 14, 2011:

It looks so healthy !! Great recipe, habee ! Love your another new avatar. ;)

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 14, 2011:

Eatlike, I like Stevia, but I really like Splenda!

Kaos, hope you like it!

Craig, it's a very healthy alternative to white bread.

craigmissuea from USA on January 13, 2011:

The recipe that you have described appears to be quite yummy. Moreover, I feel that it is very nutritious and healthy.

kaoskakimu on January 13, 2011:

I will definitely try this... :D

eatlikenoone from Saline, MI on January 13, 2011:

A couple things, first off, Slipats are awesome, I own 3. And second, I heard that Stevia is an artifical sweetner that doesn't give off any bad aftertaste. My friends had some lemom-lime soda pop that was sweetened with Stevia. has anyone else noticed this?

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 12, 2011:

Thanks, Arielle!

Thomas, so do I!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 12, 2011:

Right, Medor - this is great for diabetics!

Fad, happy new year to you, also!

Hi, Glem!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on January 12, 2011:

Thanks for reading, Sunny!

Glemoh101 on January 07, 2011:

very nice thanks for your great hub .

fadibody on January 02, 2011:

Sounds tempting and delicious! Happy New Year!

medor from Michigan, USA on January 01, 2011:

excellent description... low carb is for diabetics too... always looking for something for my hubby and my dad... thanks...

sunnymarie on December 27, 2010:

Very nice! Thanks for sharing

thomas the train on December 27, 2010:

Learn something new every day

Arielle00 on December 08, 2010:

I have tips for eating well too.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 26, 2010:

Thank you for reading!

Effective-Diets on October 16, 2010:

I'll have to give this a try next time I make bread. Thanks for the recipe!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 04, 2010:

Doc and Nancy, thanks so much for reading!

nancy_30 from Georgia on October 02, 2010:

This sounds very interesting. I've never tried to make low carb bread before. I'll give it a try.

Funom Theophilus Makama from Europe on September 28, 2010:

hmm! Three buckets are almost filled up with my saliva. I think Bread differ from place to place. I hate the Bread here in Ukraine and when I was in Berlin, there's too was similar, not until I got to Munich where I saw the second best bread. Of course, sweetened and nice bread can be found in Nigeria. Great hub...

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 26, 2010:

Lol, Deb!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on August 24, 2010:

Habee, Sounds Great! I am sure it is really good you are a wonderful cook! Take care! Still waiting on Habee's Gourmet Cooking Show... You Go girlfriend! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Give this low carb bread a try, HH!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Melinda, I love bread, too. That's why I HAD to come up with some low carb recipes for breads!!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Ethel, this low carb bread satisfies my cravings - so far, at least. lol

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

You're welcome, Buckie!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Martie, and here it is - free! lol

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Most of us do, Wendy!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 23, 2010:

Pam, low carb diets work for me! Sticking to low carb foods is the only way I can lose weight.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on August 21, 2010:

That sounds and looks great even I am tempted. There I go.

msorensson on August 20, 2010:

ohhh oohhh... I love bread. Thanks..

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on August 20, 2010:

Different. Like you I love bread, too much

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 19, 2010:

Thanks for reading, Hypno!

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 19, 2010:

Bpop, same here. This is a low carb bread, but it's not low in calories.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on August 19, 2010:

All diets are tough, Bo!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on August 19, 2010:

I'll have to give that a try - thanks for the recipe!

Martie Coetser from South Africa on August 19, 2010:

Thank you for sharing this, habee! I'm sure some of us would have payed for this without any qualms. Bookmarked, printed and voted up!

Wendy Henderson from Cape Coral on August 19, 2010:

I should try this. I eat way to much carbs.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 18, 2010:

Habee, I have never been successful on a low carb diet but I do think I would like that bread and I am going to copy the recipe. It has to be a healthier choice. Thanks for sharing.

Hypnotherapy-Guru from Idaho on August 18, 2010:

Can't wait to try this. Looks good!

breakfastpop on August 18, 2010:

This recipe appeals to me. I love bread, but I hate the calories. Thanks!

bojanglesk8 on August 18, 2010:

Low carb diets can be tough!

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