Tips for Making Low-Carb Bread
You can simply replace a portion of the __________________ in your favorite bread recipes to lower the total amount of carbs.
Hi I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I have a few tips for you on making and storing low-carb bread.To begin, consider replacing your normal wheat flour with a low-carb substitute. There are great options out there. Flax seed meal is a high-nutrient, high-fiber, low carb alternative with many health benefits. You can use flax seed meal to make a wonderful focaccia style flat bread, parmesan garlic crackers, and many other low-carb treats. You can find flax seed meal recipes on lowcarbdiets.about.com.Coconut flour is a delicious option. It's a high-fiber, high-protein alternative to normal wheat flour. Almond meal is a versatile low carb option. It can be used for cakes, muffins, quick breads, biscuits, and numerous other options. You can also try baking with Hazelnut and walnut flour. They can be a little bit harder to find, but they are both wonderful high protein, low-carb alternatives.There are a couple ways you can integrate these flour alternatives. You can simply replace a portion of the wheat flour in your favorite bread recipes to lower the total amount of carbs. If you want to completely replace wheat flour, I recommend using recipes designed specifically for the flour alternative you plan on using. You can find fantastic low-carb bread recipes on lowcarbdiets.about.com.Now, consider replacing sugar or sweeteners with a low-carb substitute. There are many options out there. Splenda is a popular option. Stevia is one of my favorites.There are a few tricks to help low-carb breads rise. Many recipes use baking powder, this can sometimes give the bread has a cake-like texture. You can try using Vital Wheat Gluten to help your bread rise. This is the low-carb protein part of the wheat. For the most part, you can refrigerate your low carb bread for up to 1 week to keep it fresh.Thank you for watching. For more information or low-carb bread recipes, visit LowCarbDiets.About.com.