Having trouble finding a low-carb bread without eggs? Here's a paleo friendly gluten-free and egg-free bread with psyllium that's also low in carbs!
I've been seeing a holistic health coach who specializes in functional medicine. It's just one of the things I'm doing to stay well as I get older.
One of the things I discovered in a blood test is that my body has become sensitive to the whites of chicken eggs. It's not an allergy, but a condition where my immune system has a strong reaction to it.
Duck egg whites are listed as a substitute and so is cream of tartar. Unfortunately, I don't have easy access to duck eggs here in the northeast during the winter.
What is a low carb eater to do without eggs? Well, I also learned that psyllium is a good substitute so I came up with this gluten free egg free bread recipe.
I was told to eliminate eggs for three to six months. And, I'll be using homeopathic drops to lessen the food sensitivity.
In the same test, I discovered that I have a moderate reaction to corn, mushrooms, codfish, locust bean gum, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes. So, I'm refraining from these foods as well.
I've seen locust bean gum used in sugar free ice cream as well as unsweetened almond milk. So, I'll be reading labels a lot more carefully.
Corn is also a common ingredient that can be hidden in dairy products, sweeteners, and supplements. It's very difficult to avoid.
Thankfully, there was no dairy sensitivity found so I can enjoy all the butter I want. That's why I chose to use it in this gluten free egg free bread recipe instead of the paleo approved ghee.
Why give up a food item if you don't have to, right? I mean giving up eggs is going to be huge for me so I'm looking to find a reliable source of duck eggs.
I also didn't show any sensitivity to wheat so going gluten free isn't something I need to do. However, the fact that I rarely eat gluten may be a reason why I didn't show a reaction to it.
I'm just glad that I've been spending so much time making my own food over the years. It's much easier to deal with food sensitivities when you make all your meals from scratch.
Because of my newly found sensitivity to eggs, you'll be seeing a lot more egg free recipes from me this year. But, I am hoping to get some duck eggs so I can bake normally.
I have read that using duck eggs in baking results in higher rise. So, I'm interested in trying that out. Who knows, I may find that I prefer eating eggs from ducks rather than chickens.
Since this gluten free egg free bread came out pretty good, I'll be testing psyllium husks in other low carb baked goods. I may start out easy with some cookies.
I've already cut back significantly on erythritol based sweeteners. And, now that I have a confirmed sensitivity to corn, I'll only buy a corn free stevia blend.
I'm often asked what eggs can be replaced with in recipes. And, to be honest, until baking this gluten free egg free bread, I never really experimented with egg replacers.
Apparently, a lot of people have either an allergy or sensitivity to eggs. It could be due to the overuse of eggs in our foods so there's a lot of exposure.
Since moving to low carb, I've been eating a ton of eggs. So, maybe I have just been overdoing it. Now that I know, I can at least begin to address the issue.
Have you ever been tested for food sensitivities? It seems to be a pretty common test recommended by alternative health practitioners. I'm glad I had it done.
Paleo Gluten Free Egg Free Bread Recipe
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Paleo Gluten Free Egg Free Bread with Psyllium
- ½ cup whole psyllium husks I used whole not powdered
- 1 cup boiling water
- ⅔ cup almond flour use sunflower seed flour for nut free
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter melted (see note), use ghee for paleo
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- In mixing bowl or food processor, combine psyllium and boil water to form a gel. (If you don't have a high powered mixer or food processor, it's better to mix the psyllium with the other dry ingredients and then blend in the boiling water.)
- Blend in almond flour, coconut flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
- Stream in melted butter (or ghee) and coconut oil until dough is formed.
- Spread dough into a greased or parchment lined 8x4-inch loaf pan and smooth top.
- Bake at 350°F for about 40-50 minutes or until top is brown and center is set.
- Cool on rack 15 minutes then remove bread to cool completely on rack. Store in refrigerator or freezer unless consuming within a couple days.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 158 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 2 [fat] => 16 [saturated_fat] => 10 [sodium] => 161 [potassium] => 41 [fiber] => 4 [vitamin_a] => 150 [calcium] => 10 [iron] => 0.9 [serving_unit] => slice )
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Thank you very much for your recipes. I was wondering if i could replace almond flour with flax seed meal as I can't have almond flour. If yes, what ratio? Thank you
Flax seed meal is more absorbent than almond flour so the recipe may need more liquid. But with possible minor changes, the recipe should work.
I love this bread recipe! I'm about to make it for the fourth time. Thank you! I was told to eliminate A LOT of foods, and eggs were one of them. I double the recipe and use half the amount of butter and coconut oil. It comes out great! I do have a high power mixer but I recommend mixing all the dry ingredients together and then adding the water. I followed the directions the first time and there were chunks of the water and psyllium husks mix throughout the bread. It was a little gross. But now that I mix all the dry ingredients together, it turns out perfect!
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll give your method a try and update the recipe as needed.
I tried out the recipe, but the turned out heavy, spongey, and saturated with oil. The overall taste was fine, but far tok oily. Do you have any recommendations that could help fix this?
You can try cutting the butter back to 1/4 or 1/3 cup.
Turned out horrible. :((
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Sometimes ingredients can vary. But if you can provide more information, we might be able to figure out what went wrong.
I just want to say thank you for your recipes. I am allergic to egg whites and have a sensitivity to corn and lactose. Your site is my new favourite go to!
You're welcome! I try to avoid egg whites and dairy due to sensitivities so I'm hoping to add more.