Zucchini. If you like the crisp freshness of zucchini, then turn it into a zucchini boat. A zucchini boat is like a healthier, keto-friendly version of an open-faced sandwich. Simply scoop out most of the contents of the zucchini and fill it with your favorite savory ingredients. Need some ideas? Try out our Broccoli Chicken Zucchini Boats or our Sausage Zucchini Boats. You can even make two of them and turn it into a sub sandwich. If you do this, however, make sure you have extra napkins handy — it will get messy.
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To further enhance the flavor and health benefits, this recipe uses virgin olive oil as well. Virgin olive oil contains numerous health promoting compounds. One of the most studied compounds found in the oil is a phenolic compound called oleocanthal. Multiple studies have found that oleocanthal possesses similar anti-inflammatory properties to ibuprofen, which makes virgin olive oil a great addition to the diet to help reduce acute and chronic inflammation.
Beating the egg whites is the answer to the denseness that comes with making an almond flour bread. I’ve made countless baked goods using almond flour and the main problem I’ve encountered is how dense the finished product is. The fluffy egg whites in unison with the high dosage of baking powder do a good job of getting this loaf nice and fluffy and adding some air pockets into the loaf. This makes for a better tasting bread.
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My husband was just put on a low carb diet for a health issue he is having. He was really missing bread so I made this for him. He is super, super picky and LOVED this bread. I made two loaves at the same time and froze the second. Just thawed it to eat and it takes the same as when it came out of the oven. The hubs eats a slice, toasted with avocado with breakfast every morning. Thanks for this recipe!
Hi Amber, Yes, the baking powder and egg whites do help it rise a bit, just not as much as regular bread. It’s hard to say what went wrong, if anything. Everyone’s palate is a little different, so it’s possible you just didn’t like it, or maybe something didn’t go as it should have. It could be that the batter and whites weren’t folded together quite enough?
Hi Brenda, There are various reasons but the most common one is that coconut flour is extremely absorbent and needs a lot of eggs to offset how much moisture it absorbs. If you used a liquid like milk or water, it would fall apart. That being said, this recipe is not dry or dense. Did you try making it? Whipping the egg whites creates the exact opposite effect and the bread turns out light and fluffy. Hope you’ll give it a try!
Sometimes we all have leftover chicken on hand that needs to be used up. Maybe you roasted a couple of chickens on the weekend to prep for the week ahead, maybe you had company over and grilled up too many chicken breasts, or maybe rotisserie chicken was on sale at your local grocery store and it was too good a bargain to pass up. Whatever the reason, we all can use a few ideas on how to use up leftover chicken.
This dish is ideal either on its own or as a side dish for Italian meals or grilled summer dishes. If you are not too keen on okra, then you can bulk up this recipe with some asparagus. The balsamic vinegar lends a lovely depth of flavor (although you can use apple cider vinegar for a lower carb version) and adding the fresh basil just gives this whole dish the scent of summer.
I made this for Sunday breakfast. Not EXACTLY like bread, but had excellent texture, structural integrity, and not eggy. I used a glass Pyrex and digital thermometer to verify a center temp of 205 degrees F. It did cook through and expanded no more than 10%. After completely cool it settle by about 25% and reminded me of how angelfood cake will sink if not cooled upside down. Next time I will use my angelfood cake pan, skip the parchment, and cool inverted for a taller bread and cook for an additional 10 mins for a drier bread to improve toasting. This is the first keto bread I ever made, and was pleased with the overall results. I did make croutons in a fry pan with butter,salt and garlic powder for a salad topper. I also plan on making some crostini for snacking and soups.
Made this today using my muffin top baking pan. It is perfect for sandwiches and I don’t have to cut them. That is good because my slicing ability is bad. So one batch makes 2 muffin tops. First batch emptied my coconut supply so I did another batch with double almond flour. Found that the almond flour by itself makes for a good sandwich. The batch with coconut and almond flour is sweeter, reminds me a bit of french toast, still good but not what I would like to have for a roast beef sandwich. Think it will be good with some almond butter on it.
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Hi Maya, I have made this twice and the first was actually closer than the second! The second one was raised really well when I put the foil on for the last 10-15 mins of cook time and when I took it out 12 mins later it had completely fallen! Now it is almost wet in the center though there are air pockets in it, it’s very odd. The first loaf was pretty flat the whole time and I am pretty sure that was because I didn’t have my egg whites whipped enough but they were spot on for the second loaf. I am also thinking it might be my baking powder after reading some of the comments. I plan to try again and just use a baking soda/cream of tartar mix rather than the baking powder. Any other suggestions? Anyone? LOL!