How to: Make nearly there carb-free bread

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

How to make carb-free bread

By now you must have come across someone at work or even one of your friends who have jumped on the bandwagon and are now “banting.” It seems to be one of the latest diet trends to hit South Africa. Tim Noakes has definitely created some kind of craze, whether you agree with him or not. There are millions of “carb-free” bread recipes out there, but this is one we have tried and tested and really like. Remember it is not bread like you’re used to, so be open minded about it. If you are trying to “bant” and go the whole carb-free, sugar-free way then this will help your craving for that piece of bread.

Vegetable, seed and nut bread recipe

What you will need:
• 4 eggs
• 100ml olive oil/ coconut oil
• 200g ground almonds
• 100g ground hazelnuts
• 1.5 tbsp ground psyllium husk
• 400g seed mix (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, flax)
• 25g chia seeds
• 150g shredded zucchini
• 150g shredded carrot
• Handful chopped kale / baby spinach
• Pinch of sea salt

1. Mix the eggs and oil together.
2. Add all your vegetables and mix.
3. Add your dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Put mixture into a loaf tin and bake on 160 C for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
5. Allow to cool before slicing.
6. Be adventurous and add any of the following to your mixture: feta / onion /chilli flakes.

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. WAFIQA ABBAS

    Mmm yummy AND healthy. It’s a win-win!

    4 years ago •

  1. Jeanine Joubert

    This recipe looks great! I love that it doesn’t contain any ‘hard to fine’ ingredients which so many inventive recipes do

    5 years ago •

  1. Althea Baillie

    I have made a similar bread to this which I think may be the Tim Noakes flaxseed bread which I really like. This one with the veggies sounds great. I shall give it a try.

    5 years ago •

  1. LdotTheLeo

    Definately going to try this…

    5 years ago •

  1. Liesl Nel

    Psyllium husk works a treat. I purchase mine at Dischem. I will be baking this bread very soon to slice and freeze into individual slices for morning toast or lunchbox sarmies!

    5 years ago •

  1. Theron

    I have to make this. I am nuts about nuts and seeds.

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    I’ve made the Noakes Flaxseed bread, but not yet this one, thanks!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Carb free YAY! This is really something I need to try!

    5 years ago •

  1. Desiree Dewing

    An interesting recipe, always looking for bread substitutes. But will have to investigate what some of the ingredients are! But love nutty bread.

    5 years ago •

  1. me

    I must go see what psyllium husk is. Then I’ll be off to make this. “Other uses include gluten-free baking, where ground psyllium seed husks bind moisture and help make breads less crumbly.” This sounds GREAT, to add to all baked goods that is forever crumbling and breaking up when wheat flour is replaced.

    5 years ago •

    1. Liesl Nel

      You can purchase psyllium husk at most health shops. I buy mine at Dischem!

      5 years ago •

  1. thokozilemohohole

    Really want to try it out!

    5 years ago •

  1. MEL1SSA

    Interesting. I will give it a try soon as I have all the ingredients.

    5 years ago •

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