Freshly and Lovingly Baked on : 31st Jul 2014
I was grasping for air when I see the number on my weighing machine. Its beyond recognition. I been stuffing my face with carbs and fats for a month for reasons beyond me. Its either I am bored or I am simply greedy. Kind hearted girlfriends will asked me,: ” where did you put on those weight?” And they will recite what I always tell them ” you put on weight on your nails or hair ah?” It always make me laugh with such comments. Nevertheless, I am convinced that i am indeed fat since the number on the weighing machine will never lie!
I was told that if you eliminate carbs from your diet, you will probably be able to lose weight rather swiftly. My biggest indulgence of carbs are bread and noodles. I have to find substitute for it. So here I am with this quick bread recipe using flaxseed meal and coconut meals. You can always substitute the coconut meals with almond meal. The reason why I chose coconut is because I want to eliminate as much fat as possible.
This is my first attempt at low carb baking. It does not rise as much as the normal knead bread nor as fluffy as most of us would have like it. But it does satisfy the part of my bread craving. It has a hint of coconut fragrance with good texture. Not to mention the wonderful nutritional benefits as well. SO its packed with wholesome goodness and its taste good too!
1 cup Flaxseed Meal (organic)
1/2 Cup Coconut Meal
3 Tbsp Water
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking Powder
3 Tbsp Coconut Flower syrup (organic)
Mix all dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Beat the wet ingredients well to ensure that syrup are well mixed. The incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet batch by batch until well combined. Leave it aside for 3 mins. While doing so, prepare a small loaf pan and lined it with parchment paper. Pour the batter into it and bake it in a preheated oven of 200 degree for 25 mins.
Once you de-pan, leave it to cool down.
I ate this with organic mulberries jam. Since the bread is not too sweet, you can actually pair it with savoury toppings if suits!