Keto: Nut & seed bread
For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@sianylouuu) may know I've been trialling the Ketogenic diet over the past 3 weeks - 1 week to go(!). Some of you might be familiar and some won't, so to put it in short (as I will be doing an overview of my experience with keto), keto is lowering carbohydrate intake in order to use fat as energy rather than glycogen and essentially burning unwanted body fat.
Bread + pasta are 2 of the carby foods I've missed the most throughout the journey so I did some digging and experimenting and made a 'keto bread' - which probably tastes better than normal bread! It's kinda like a rye bread, quite dense but a perfect snack - especially those who follow a low carbohydrate diet. Ridiculously easy to make, I was actually really surprised because it's half the time it takes to make actual bread and less hand work.
However, I found it hard to make a sandwich with this type of bread, so opting for an open top cracker style 'sandwich' snack is a better option, but then again personally I prefer this style anyway. Let me know what you think!
Calculated per 1 slice of keto bread
100g nut mixture
75g seed mixture
30g flax seeds
25g unsweetened desiccated coconut
100ml olive oil
1 tablespoon baking soda
1. Lightly chopped nuts down (not completely, but less than the whole nut)
2. Add chopped nuts, seeds and coconut to a bowl followed by oil, eggs and soda.
3. Grease or line a baking tin (I used a loaf tin) and flattened the mixture inside.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until hard and crisp on the outside.
Now maybe more expensive alternative and of course expected to be higher in fat as it's low in carbohydrate but nonetheless very tasty and great for anyone wanting to lower carbohydrate intake and/or trial the ketogenic diet.
I had mine with cottage cheese and spring onions or cucumber and a sprinkle of black pepper - How would you have yours?