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low carb breads?

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hamletcat

low carb breads?

Has anyone had any success with making a homemade low carb bread that doesn't use nut flours?  I have tried using vital wheat gluten and oat fibre, but the dough sometimes comes out crumbly and a bit dense.  If anyone has any recipes that they could share that work, that would be great thanks. 

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Mebake

Try bean flour.  Asian/ middle eastern groceries often carry chickpea flour. Soy flour also works. both flours, however, lend bitterness , so use in moderation with some high protein wheat flour (preferably whole wheat).

Happy baking,

Khalid

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doughooker

I gave up on chickpea/garbanzo-bean flour because I got tired of the bitter taste. Soy flour is better. Almond flour is the best but is very expen$ive.