If you are long enough on the ketogenic or low-carb diet, you are probably used to not eating bread. Even so, sometimes we just want a sandwich. And I don’t buy those lettuce “sandwiches,” with all due respect. So, I came up with a recipe for this low-carb seed bread. The best part is – it contains only 1g of net carbs per slice!
I already made (and wrote) about seed crackers, so this time I decided to experiment a bit further. And luckily, it was a successful experiment!
Since you do not need any flour for this bread, just ground seeds (and some nuts), this bread is an excellent source of fiber.
Health benefits of the ingredients used for this seed bread
Of all nuts and seeds, flaxseed is the lowest in net carbs. It contains only 0.4g net carbs per 1 ounce serving (28 g). Also, it has been shown to have beneficial and cancer-protective properties.
One ounce serving (28g) of pumpkin seeds provides 23% of your recommended daily intake of iron and 37% of magnesium.
Sunflower seeds are a perfect source of vitamin E. To be precise, a one-ounce serving (28g) contains nearly half of the recommended daily intake for this vitamin.
A one-ounce serving of sesame seeds provides 27% of your daily calcium needs and 25% of magnesium.
Walnuts contain more anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids than any other nut. One serving of walnuts contains only 2g net carbs.
Eggs provide your body with (inexpensive, high-quality) protein and fat which makes them a staple food in the ketogenic and low-carb diets. They are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron, and phosphorus.
The easiest way of making this low-carb bread is by using a food processor. I use Vitamix Explorian Blender, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I usually first grind nuts and seeds and then add the rest of the ingredients. Another option is a coffee grinder – I use Bosch MKM 6003, and it is fantastic.
If you dislike any of the seeds or simply want to replace it or omit it – do it. Just adjust the amount of the other ingredients. Walnuts can be replaced with pecans. Other options you can use are hempseed, chia seed…
- Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender
- Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch by 5-Inch
- Sesame seed, Organic
- Flaxseed, Organic, Ground
- Pumpkin seed, Organic
- Sunflower seed, Organic, Shelled