Hi Danielle, The bread will not rise without the baking powder, but you could try it if you don’t mind that. Some people make homemade baking powder with baking soda, cream of tartar, and arrowroot powder. But, arrowroot is still a very small amount of starch. Divided among the slices, it’s actually fewer carbs than some of the other ingredients (e.g. almond flour has a small amount of carbs also).
I just made this bread and it completely exceeded my expectations! I made a coiple of alterations. one by mistake and the others out of necessity and by design. So here is some feedback that may be helpful to others. 1) I didn’t have psyllium husk powder and foubnd it was going to be pretty spendy. When it only needed 1 Tbsp it didn’t seem worth it so I researched it and found ground chia seed can be substituted.(Chia seed are less expensive in my neck of the woods). The texture was flawless so I’d call that a success. 2) I accidentally read the yeast as 2 Tablespoons instead of teaspoons so my yeast was actually triple the amount called for. It was wonderfully fluffy. I don’t know how it turns out with the normal amount of yeast but I know it is good the way I made it so I will continue to do it that way. 3) Lastly, I like my bread with a hint of sweetness so I added a pinch of pure powdered stevia and it was perfection! Thank you for a fantastic recipe!
I just made it using all the the optional ingredients but I didn’t have a food processor so I whipped/mixed everything by hand. One thing I noticed is that the top of the bread cracked unevenly. Could I have over fluffed the egg whites? Maybe creating an artificial cut in the middle could solve that next time? It rose very well and nearly doubled in size, though the size is still a bit small for my liking. I will most likely use 1.5x the amount next time. It smells great and I’m about to chow down on this!
Hi James, Thank you for sharing. Most likely this wasn’t fully cooked if it stuck to the parchment paper, as I never have to grease it, but I did add a note to the post that you could do that to be on the safe side. I think the previous recipe and post were not clear enough on how to make sure that it’s done, so I updated them and hope that will help. I’d love to know if that made a difference if you try it again. But, this bread is more similar to fluffy pre-sliced white bread than a crusty bread, so I still would not expect a crust. If you are looking for a crusty bread, try this almond flour bread instead.