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Low Carb, Vegan & Gluten Free Options (free cookbook)

vketo's picture

Low Carb, Vegan & Gluten Free Options (free cookbook)

Hey everyone!

I thought some of my fellow bread-enthusiasts might be interested in a free recipe book I've just put online. Included are recipes for low carb english muffins, french toast, traditional yeasted loaf, and a unique bagel-like bun. Scroll down for the links, but in the meantime, here's the french toast recipe up-front. :)

Flaxseed French Toast

1⁄2 Tbsp butter or coconut oil, melted

1⁄4 cup finely ground flaxseed (golden is best)

1⁄3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp sweetener (sugar equivalent)

1 egg

a pinch of cinnamon or mixed spice

an extra bit of butter or coconut oil, for frying

  1. In a small microwave-proof container, mix the melted butter with the dry ingredients and egg.

  2. Microwave on high for about forty seconds, or a minute, depending on your microwave. It needs to cook until the middle of the top is no longer wet, though the colour won’t change much at this stage.

  3. While it’s cooking, put your frying butter into a pan, and melt on medium heat.

  4. Slice your microwave cake into strips, and then lightly fry both sides, until golden and crispy. Serve fresh, with anything you’d like; I especially recommend soft-boiled eggs, or whipped cream and slivered apple, as shown.

I find this recipe very quick, easy, delicious and filling. When we're expecting gluten-intolerant guests, it's easy to whip up a batch for them to snack on. It's also a very satisfying breakfast :)

For more breakfast recipes, you might want to check out the free cookbook I've put out, which you can view and download here or here.

veganseeds's picture

Those are some interesting recipes.  Thanks for sharing!

In the tofu scramble, did you mean to write "kelp pepper" or "kelp powder"?  If you really meant to write "kelp pepper" ... what is that? :)

vketo's picture

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them.

Kelp pepper is dried kelp, broken into tiny flakes but not powdered. It has a mild salty flavour, and can be sprinkled on most savoury foods :) If you can't find any, you could also experiment with kelp powder or finely cut nori/laver sheets, or omit it altogether.

Thanks for your question!