You’re trying to follow a low-carb diet, but are desperately missing your favorite sandwich at lunch or buttered toast with your eggs in the morning. There’s no need to despair. You can still enjoy wholesome, delicious bread without giving in to the carbohydrate craving. Best of all, this recipe is so chock-full of healthy ingredients you’ll feel good about eating it every day.
Things You'll Need
Pour 3 cups warm water into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons dry active yeast evenly over the surface of the water. Allow the water and yeast to sit for 10 minutes or until the yeast begins to bubble. While you are waiting for the bubbles, proceed to Step 2.
Combine 2 cups whole-wheat flour, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 cup walnut oil, 1/2 cup honey and one whole egg in a separate mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Add the whole-wheat flour mixture to the water and yeast mixture. Mix thoroughly, making sure that all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Add 4 cups almond flour, a little at a time. Using your hands, work it into the mixture until thoroughly blended. Repeat with 4 cups pecan meal.
Sprinkle your work surface with approximately 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and place it on your work surface. Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes until it is stiff and well blended.
Place the kneaded dough back into the large mixing bowl. Cover it with a large dish towel, place it in a warm place and let the dough rise until its size has doubled (approximately one hour).
Sprinkle your work surface with approximately 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour. Remove the risen dough from the mixing bowl. Knead it well for 10 minutes, making sure to press out any pockets of air.
Place the kneaded dough back into the large mixing bowl. Cover it with a large dish towel, place it in a warm place and allow the dough to rise to double its size (approximately one hour).
Grease and flour three 9 x 5 inch baking pans. Divide your dough into three even loaves and place them in the baking pans. Put the pans in a warm place and let the dough rise until it is approximately one inch above the pan rims.
Place your three bread pans in a cold oven, which will allow the bread to slowly absorb heat as the oven temperature rises. Set your oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the centers of the loaves comes out clean.
References and ResourcesElana's Pantry
Jim Stone's The Low Carb Way
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