Yesterday I tried four different versions of quick microwave bread. I used little flat ramekins for each bread and then cut them like a pie slice to show the texture. They are easy to pop out, slice through the middle and toast, if that’s what you’re looking for. The secret I found to a perfect mix was 90% almond flour and 10% coconut flour. The coconut flour binds it nicely! I discovered this in the last of the 4 mixes I tried. The pure coconut flour was the one I liked the least – it was still good – just too heavy for my taste.
My favourite were the last two I made. One was a mix where I added a 1/4 cup of strong white cheddar cheese, the other was spiced and sweet. Another secret is to melt a tsp of butter into the dish you are going to use. I’m sure a large deep microwave safe saucer would work too! The melted butter prevents the batter sticking and gives a nice moisture to the bread base.
The last fave one I microwaved is the almond/coconut mix with a tsp of xylitol honey added and topped with allspice and cinnamon. It was delicious!
So here is the basic recipe with variations and method:
- 3 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 tsp (heaped) coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp grapeseed oil
- 1 egg (if *very* small eggs use 2)
- Tiny pinch of salt
- Leave plain for toasting!
- Stir in 1/4 cup strong cheddar cheese
- Dried herbs and garlic powder
- 1 tsp keto honey and allspice and cinnamon sprinkled on top to taste
- Top with 1 tbls fried onions and sundried tomatoes for mini savoury pie, maybe pitted sliced olives too?
- 1 tbls powdered xylitol with mixed berries chopped up and maybe a ¹/⁴ tsp vanilla or almond essence
- Melt 1 tsp butter in baking receptacle
- Add dry ingredients to mixing bowl or jug
- Add egg and oil
- Mix well with large fork
- Add variation if using
- Pour into lil’ melted buttered dish
- Microwave for 1 minute and 35 seconds
- Let cool before slicing
- Or eat warm if you can’t wait!
I made all the breads in about 20 minutes. I had just baked a loaf of “real” bread for my partner that took 4 ¹/² hours!
I hope you try this it’s a really quick, light and tasty treat.
☝️ This is the mix with keto honey, then topped batter with spices
☝️My favorite, and this is the flour mix I settled on as the best!
Update: Toasts great!
Add a chunk of blue cheese to your cauliflower mash for a delicious change. Omgosh, it is fabulous! Or any mash for that matter.
Cat in a basket. Cats have a good life if they choose to move in with us from the streets. All our cat adoptions have been strays. Vinny helping me work from home.
New mask gifted to me!
I mean, how cute is this fabric … thanks my love!
Porch light added by my sweetie, it’s a gecko and purchased a loooong time ago at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in South Africa. We have two, and they are much treasured. If you ever have the opportunity to go to this festival – do it!
My sister has been braaing up a storm in South Africa! Excellent Roodeberg red wine from the Southwestern Cape in the Paarl area and where my Dad was born, is of course her accomplice. Check out her culinary skillz, our family like to cook! LOL. She is staying with my Mum in South Africa during these unprecedented and challenging times where they have just emerged from a very strict quarantine lockdown, and can now take walks and leave their homes.
Looks like they are doing just fine!!!
Oxtail, herbed chicken, stuffed pork loin, ribs … wow Spoti!
Mum made lemon marmalade from her lovely lemon tree and sent me this pic!
Stay safe out there! ❤