Officially Carbless Bread. Well As Close As You Can Get. (p.s. It’s gluten free and cholesterol free too)

For those long time followers of this site, you know that I have had my ons and offs with low carb diets having very good success with them for controlling blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and dropping a few lbs when needed.  Well I miss bread.  So I have done some digging and have come up with what I call a very passable recipe for buns that have:

  • No sugary carbs
  • No cholesterol
  • No gluten
  • No fuss.

The recipe is a mixture of three others that I found online, and I have tried to come up with a configuration that works well and here is a pretty good pass at it.  (I may tweek this if adjustments work better than this configuration)

Ingredients: (makes approx. eight (2 to 3 inch) dinner rolls)

1 cup ground almond flour (blanched)
2 TBSP ground Psyllium Husk flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 egg whites
2/3 cup boiling water

1)  Preheat oven to 350F.  Start your kettle of water to boil.  Grease a cookie sheet.

2) Mix almond flour, psyllium husk flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl with a mixer. (I use plastic hollow paddles and not the usual metal crosses)

3) Make sure your water is at a boil before starting this step as it will be needed quickly.  Mix the egg whites and vinegar in with the dry goods and keep mixing.  It will start to solidify but it will be clumpy at this point.

4) Pour in the boiling water while you continue to mix.  Within 10 or 15 seconds of mixing, it will become a very sticky dough mixture.  For me it slides off the paddles quite easily but will stick to your hands quite a bit.

5)  break into small clumps of about 1/2 inch high and 1.5 or 2 inch diameter and place onto cookie sheet spread out.

6) Immediately put into oven on the bottom rack for 55 or 60 minutes.

I took them out, broke one open with my thumbs and picture is below.  Some soft butter and a knife were close at hand for a pleasurable snack.  The rest I am keeping for Easter dinner and a few to bring to work tomorrow.

NOTE:  I tried making a bigger loaf of this but the inside simply does not cook as well as the smaller versions.

Pictures and nutritional information are below based on plugging the ingredients into a calculator.

Buns On Tray
Buns On Tray (click to enlarge)
Cracked Open Bun.  Beautiful Air Pockets
Cracked Open Bun. Beautiful Air Pockets (click to enlarge)

Nutritional Info
Nutritional Info (click to enlarge)
More Nutritional Info
More Nutritional Info (click to enlarge)

2 thoughts on “Officially Carbless Bread. Well As Close As You Can Get. (p.s. It’s gluten free and cholesterol free too)

  • April 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I believe I will try this recipe as I have type II diabetes and this may keep my numbers at a constant level. It is certainly worth an honest try.
    I’ll up date you in the future and let you know how it goes as I am a dedicated individual.


  • April 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    E Mac, just fyi, It’s best to keep these in the refrigerator. They actually get more breadlike if you give them time to settle. I brought some to work today, put them in the toaster oven and they came out fantastic again. Just like a bun. I think my next pass will be to put them down a bit shallower but a bigger size and try to make some in effect a burger bun or something close to a kaiser for a sandwich!!!

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