Now you can have your bread and eat it too!
If you’re on the keto diet, chances are good that the one thing you miss most is bread. Grains are strictly off-limits with keto, and it’s hard to find a good replacement for a freshly baked loaf of bread! That said, this seed bread will satisfy your cravings, and one slice of this Life-Changing Keto Bread provides an abundance of nutrients (including fiber, good fats, and protein) while limiting the carbs.
To keep with keto rules, our version of the popular Life-Changing Bread omits oats to make things grain-free. We upped the pumpkin seeds and added just a little bit of coconut flour to make it work.
De-flour Your Diet With Seed Bread
If you want to lose weight, one of the first steps to take is to de-flour your diet. Here’s the deal with flour: It’s made from grains that have been finely ground into small particles. The smaller the particles, the more our bodies absorb. That means that eating a piece of bread containing mostly flour won’t keep you full for long. Your body will absorb the flour into the bloodstream very quickly, giving you jolt of energy instead of long-lasting fullness.
For example, 100 grams of raw almonds take a long time to digest, no matter how long you chewed. However, 100 grams of almond flour will get absorbed much more rapidly. This is why flour (of any kind, really) is best in small amounts. Our bread contains just a half cup of coconut flour, and that’s it. If you want to forego it, the good news is that you can! Just add another half cup of your favorite seed from the recipe.
Shopping List Is The Biggest Challenge
We won’t deny that the list of ingredients in our seed bread is long. It’s also more expensive than the cost of a whole-grain bread from the bakery. However, the pros completely outweigh the cons on this one.
First, this keto bread is tasty, especially if you’re already a fan of nuts and seeds. If you typically buy Kind bars and Raincoast Crisps, then this flavor profile is right up your alley! Second, a piece of this bread will keep you full for hours.
As a bonus, our seed bread wards off those sugar gremlins. No longer will you hunt for the last cookie or sweet treat in the house. Say goodbye to sugar cravings!
Psyllium Husk Powder Adds Bulk Fiber
Psyllium husk is easy to find in a specialty store, but can just as easily be found in a pharmacy in the fiber supplement section. You can save even more money if you can find psyllium husk in the bulk bins. My recent purchase set me back $10 for 12 ounces. With that in mind, I have enough psyllium husk powder to make four loaves.
Besides acting like flour in the seed bread, psyllium husk powder is a gentle laxative and contains other great qualities. The benefits to blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol go hand-in-hand with ease of digestion and weight loss. Many doctors suggest psyllium husk powder as a daily fiber supplement, so adding it to make keto bread is a game changer.
Moreover, unlike some other potent sources of fiber, the body typically tolerates psyllium well. Psyllium does not generally increase gas and digestive discomfort. This is because psyllium is somewhat resistant to fermentation, so you can rest easy knowing that the ingredients in our seed bread will keep you at your peak.
How To Make Life-Changing Keto Bread
This keto bread calls for pulverized pumpkin seeds, which mimic the oats in the original recipe. After pulsing the the seeds in the food processor until they resemble oat grains, mix all your dry ingredients together. Then, in a separate measuring cup, combine the oil and the water. Pour it over the seed/nut mixture and stir to combine. If it’s too dry, add a bit more water. After that, pour your mix into a parchment-lined loaf pan and pat it to shape. Let the loaf sit for about two hours.
Once the mix has set, bake it for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove it from the oven, turn the loaf over on a baking sheet, and bake it upside down for another 20 minutes. The seed bread should sound somewhat hollow when tapped.
This bread is so special that you might want to share it with others. A silicone mini loaf pan with 8 loaves would be incredible for this purpose. We all know a few others who would appreciate something this unique!
Seed Bread For Breakfast And Snacks
Because our Life-Changing Keto Bread is so filling and nutritious, we recommend eating a small piece for breakfast or as a snack. Eggs and avocado, hummus, and plant based spreads are especially delicious on this bread. A pat of butter on a piece of toast is always divine, too.
Keep in mind that because this bread is so nutrient-dense, a smaller piece goes a long way. This is one treat you’ll want to savor and eat slowly!
Life Changing Keto Bread
- 2 cups pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup flax meal
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup psyllium husk powder
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 pinch stevia 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener if non-keto
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Pulverize pumpkin seeds in a food processor to mimic oats. It need not be very fine in structure, but it should not be chunky.
- In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients together and stir well. Whisk oil and water separately and then pour over dry ingredients, mixing well.
- Prepare one pound loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour mixture into pan and pat into shape with your hands or a spoon.
- Rest loaf for two hours on counter. It’s ready to bake if it retains its shape when you gently pull paper away from an edge.
- Preaheat oven to 350.
- Bake in oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, invert loaf onto a baking pan, and bake the other side for 20 more minutes. Should sound hollow when tapped.
- To avoid a crumbly cut, cool completely before slicing. Cut in 14 equal pieces. Best served toasted.
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