For this recipe, I use a pyrex round dish. You could also use a ramekin or any microwave safe bowl. It’s hard to believe this only takes 90 seconds and the bread is so fluffy and satisfying.
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 medium or large egg
- Melt butter down in your microwave safe bowl.
- Add the rest of your ingredients and whisk together until they are well combined and smooth.
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
And poof! Breakfast sandwich bread is ready. Make sure you have a bread knife to cut this in half since it will be very soft.
Add whatever you’re craving for breakfast that morning. Today, I wanted egg, cheese, and tomato.
Looking for something sweeter? Try my fast microwave cake recipe similar to this one.
I have made this recipe around the holidays just about every year and it has been a fabulous keto alternative to stuffing. I don’t even miss the stuff this one is so good.
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 6 eggs (or 3 eggs and 1/3 cup coconut milk if you are running low on eggs)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 2 cups celery, chopped (this is optional for people that like celery. I’m not a fan so I left it out)
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 5 cups crumbled “cornbread” (from above bread recipe)
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth (add more if you prefer a mushy stuffing. I like mine more firm.)
- 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning ( or make your own: 2 teaspoons ground sage, 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground thyme, 1 teaspoon ground marjoram, 3⁄4 teaspoon ground rosemary, 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1⁄2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper)
- 1 tsp sage
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In a medium-sized bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth.
- Grease a small bread pan and fill about 2/3 of the way full with batter.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. This can be made ahead and frozen.
- Preheat oven to 325°
- Place sausage, celery, and onions in a large, deep skillet.
- Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown.
- Drain, crumble and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine sausage mixture with cornbread, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, and sage.
- Mix well and transfer to a 9×12 inch baking dish.
- Bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until well set and cooked through. Makes 12 servings.
Nutritional info (per serving):
Traditional Cornbread Stuffing = 441 calories, 20g fat, 15g protein, 52 carbs, 4.3g fiber
“Healthy” Stuffing = 278 calories, 22g fat, 12.4g protein, 4.4 carbs, 2.2g fiber
I can’t stress this enough, this recipe is meant as a treat. It packs 15 carbs for a cup. However, if you are like me and in the maintaining phase, it’s fine.
I usually save this for a day I know I’m going to be lifting weights and can allow 5 extra carbs for the day. Usually I keep my carbs somewhere around 50 per day. (maintaining) If I want to lose weight, I’ll lower that to 20 – 25 a day. This diet has worked for me for years and the only way I’ve managed to stay as thin as I have.
Without further ado, let’s check out the recipe:
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 tbsp melted grass-fed butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar (swerve or sukrin gold I like best)
- Pinch of salt on each half
- 2 tsp of cinnamon (optional)
Pre-heat your oven to 400°
After you cut your acorn squash in half (with a sharp knife, watch your fingers!) and scoop out all the seeds and innards─ Score the top of it around 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, like this:
On a rimmed baking sheet, place each half hollow side up.
Drizzle the melted butter on each half equally.
Next, sprinkle 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and a pinch of salt on each half.
Place in the oven for 45 – 55 mins. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it gets golden, but not over-done.
A wonderful, healthy treat for Fall.
It took a few tries, but I think I have finally nailed this recipe. Warning, this bread takes a lot of ingredients and a little bit of time, but definitely worth the results.
Recipe notes: Your eggs and butter need to be room temperature for the bread to rise properly and mix properly. It also leaves the bread tasting less eggy. Make sure the butter is melted, but not hot because it will scramble your eggs!
This will take over a day to make as you will need to make your yudane the day before. You can do it the morning before you make your bread, but it will need to chill a few hours before you use it.
- 50 g almond flour
- 1/2 tsp xanthum gum or 1 tsp psyllium husk, ground
- 40 ml boiling water above 90°
- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 tsp inulin or honey/maple syrup to feed the yeast* (see note at bottom about carbs)
- 158 g Almond flour (to make it a lighter/less dense substitute 1/4 or 1/2 c arrowroot flour)
- 83 g golden flaxseed meal
- 15 g whey protein isolate
- 18 g psyllium husk ground
- 2 tsp xanthan gum or you can sub 4 tsp of psyllium husk instead
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger (this will help with the rise and you won’t be able to taste it)
- 1 egg at room temp
- 110 g egg whites at room temp (if you normally buy large eggs, this will be a little over 3 egg whites)
- 56 g grassfed butter and YES grassfed makes a difference, but if you don’t have this, just sub in normal unsalted butter or gee, melted and cooled
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 58 g sour cream – if you don’t have sour cream, you can sub 2 tsp coconut cream and 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Yes, you can skip making the yudane and just the bread recipe will work, but instead of 158 g of almond flour, you will need 168 g.
Get water to a rolling boil and then pour it on your almond flour/xanthan gum mix. Combine until all mixed together. Once you have it all completely blended, place it in a sealed container and in the fridge overnight.
Line a 8.5 x 4.5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside. There is no skipping this step, you need parchment for this bread recipe. It will stick horribly.
In a large bowl add yeast and inulin (You can also use honey or maple syrup, the chemical reaction with the yeast will remove the carbs)
Heat up water to 105° – 110° too hot or too cold will not activate the yeast. It should feel slightly warm to the touch. Pour this over your yeast/inulin mixture.
Allow it to rest for 7-10 minutes. It should be bubbly, if it isn’t you will need to start this step over.
In a separate bowl, mix flours while your yeast is proofing. Add almond flour (add your subbed arrowroot flour now if you are going to use it), golden flaxseed meal, whey protein isolate, psyllium husk, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, and ginger.
Whisk all together until well combined.
Now that your yeast is proofed, add in the egg, egg whites, melted butter, and vinegar.
Mix in a standing mixer, or hand mix until the mixture is light and frothy.
Remove your yudane mixture from the fridge and break it into small pieces and put it into the frothy mix.
Next, add half of your flour mixture and then half of your sour cream. Repeat this step for the other half. Mix until everything is well incorporated.
Don’t over mix, but make sure that the flour has absorbed the liquid.
With a wet spatula, scoop the bread mixture into your parchment lined pan and level (even out) the top.
Cover with a kitchen towel and proof for 60 minutes.
It needs to be placed in a warm, draft-free space. If your oven has a proof setting like mine, use that!
If you have a proof setting, keep your bread in for 50 minutes and then pull it out and pre-heat your oven for the last 10 minutes. Just be careful not to move or jar the bread too much.
Preheat oven to 350° and carefully transfer your bread into the oven.
Bake for 45-55 minutes. About 10-12 minutes into the bake (about the time it starts browning) place a foil bubble over the top of the bread so it doesn’t burn. Make sure it doesn’t touch the bread, like this:
Check on it near the end of the bake to make sure it doesn’t over-cook.
Let the bread stand for 5 minutes after you bake, and then transfer it to a cooling wrack.
Allow it to cool completely before you cut into it. This will give it the best texture. (it takes about an hour to fully cool)
Keep stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. This bread is best for sandwich making, and toast. Yes, you can freeze it and it will taste just fine toasted up.
*using honey or maple syrup in the yeast will not affect your carb count as the yeast feeds on sugar to emit carbon dioxide. So you can use whatever you have at home!
I hope you enjoy this!
So last night, I started on a technique that Yvonne Chen perfected (This all started in Japan) it’s something called Yudane which is the mixture of boiling water and flour. I knew it needed to be something that absorbed water, so I started with a blend of coconut flour, flaxseed, and fine almond flour. When I get home tonight, I plan on continuing the rest of the recipe since this portion of the bread making has to sit an entire day in the refrigerator.
I know there are some wonderful bread recipes out there, but I wanted to try and make this bread in particular. Fluffy bread, and cinnamon rolls have been something I really missed on my keto journey─ so I wanted to make it not only for myself but for other people too!
Keto is wildly creative and I love the endless possibilities it invites into my cooking and baking skills.
I finally invested in a scale, so now I can weigh my ingredients v.s. using cups (which are far less accurate and cause many issues, especially in baking!)
This is what my yudane mixture currently looks like:
It should be squishy and mixed together with the water well.
- 40 ml boiling water
- 50 g almond flour
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Recipe notes: I have not tried just coconut flour, but I suspect that you will need to have a blend of the two, or something that keeps it squishy in order to get the final product soft. (perhaps a blend with xanthan gum, etc.) I’ll go over that in my next blog with the rest of the recipe.
Pour the water into a sauce pan on high heat until it reaches a rolling boil. Quickly pour the boiling water into your dry ingredients and stir until all of the water is absorbed.
Place in a sealed container and then in your refrigerator overnight.
I’ll share in my next blog all the steps I took to get to the final results and why, but until then, have a great Monday guys! This should get you started (and I know it’s got me started today!) I’ll have the finished recipe up tomorrow with pictures and steps. <3