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A woman at our local support group told us about a low-carb "bread" that she makes in the microwave. I tried it and thought it was okay and started to experiment a little. This morning, I hit a really great recipe. My 15 yo DD, who is not gluten-free said it was good and asked for more. It reminded me of whole wheat bread - soft, yet grainy in a good way. I'm planning to make some more of these for sandwich buns.

Here's the recipe:

1 large egg

2 Tbs. brown rice flour

1 Tbs. almond meal

1 Tbs. golden flax meal

1/2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. cocoa powder

shake of salt

Spray a custard dish (or any baking dish that will yield a hamburger bun sized "loaf") with non stick spray. Crack egg into dish and stir with a fork until it's well mixed. Add all other ingredients and stir well. Cook in microwave on high for 90 seconds. You'll have to loosen around the edges with a butter knife, but mine came out pretty easily.

I'm using some self-control to wait until lunch time to make another one and create a delicious turkey sandwich. (insert drool icon)

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wow this sounds like it would be fabulous for those "there's nothing in this house to eat" moments! I might just have to try it today :)

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I just tried this, and it works pretty well!

I didn't have a microwaveable baking dish the right size, but a cereal bowl worked just fine. Since my sliced turkey was round anyway, it matched up nicely. :)

-Elizabeth

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I just tried this, and it works pretty well!

I didn't have a microwaveable baking dish the right size, but a cereal bowl worked just fine. Since my sliced turkey was round anyway, it matched up nicely. :)

-Elizabeth

Question...do you think it would work for a "single" hamburger bun???

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It's just about the right size for a hamburger bun. I actually like to slice it into 3 slices and make a sandwich from the top and bottom. I eat the center part later with butter or jam. I'm not used to having a lot of bread anymore and it seems like too much.

I've also noticed that sometimes it turns out too dry. If I only bake it for 1:25 I like it better.

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It's just about the right size for a hamburger bun. I actually like to slice it into 3 slices and make a sandwich from the top and bottom. I eat the center part later with butter or jam. I'm not used to having a lot of bread anymore and it seems like too much.

I've also noticed that sometimes it turns out too dry. If I only bake it for 1:25 I like it better.

Thanks, I thought it would be so fast for a bun when my dd comes to visit or something she can "bake/cook" by herself ;) (20 and hates the kitchen) And she likes those ingredients too :)

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Do you think there's a good substitute for the rice flour? I can't do rice either, but I can do sorghum. Boy would I love to try this treat! It's been years since I've had any bread of any kind. [/drool]

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Do you think there's a good substitute for the rice flour? I can't do rice either, but I can do sorghum. Boy would I love to try this treat! It's been years since I've had any bread of any kind. [/drool]

I was just thinking about trying it with sorghum flour! I think it would be lower in carbs and have a lower glycemic index that way...? Unfortunately I just ran out of sorghum flour, but if you manage to get it to work, please post your results!

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I had to make one...WOW it works! I used the sorghum and a cereal bowl about 6" wide. Makes 1 large bun w/o the third slice...just cut it in 1/2. The inside looks amazing. Nuked it 1.25. Great if you need a "to-go" bun. Now I need to make a burger to go with it. :lol:

FAST FOOD at home ;)

Results: DROOL b/c my hamburger on a bun is delish B)

Thanks Liz!

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Mmm, sorghum flour sounds great! I like it, but don't buy it because it's so much more expensive than rice flour here. I'll have to get some anyway to try it.

I'm glad that you're having success with this easy recipe too! I mixed up a ziploc bag full of the ingredients and now just measure 1/4 Cup with an egg when I need a "bun".

The original recipe is low carb and actually pretty good if you like really nutty whole grain type stuff. It is 1 Egg, 2 Tbs. Almond Meal, 2 Tbs. Flax Meal, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a shake of salt. Make it the same way. It's heavier, but still tastes good. I eat one for breakfast when I want something filling and low carb. Lots of fiber too!

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Mmm, sorghum flour sounds great! I like it, but don't buy it because it's so much more expensive than rice flour here. I'll have to get some anyway to try it.

I'm glad that you're having success with this easy recipe too! I mixed up a ziploc bag full of the ingredients and now just measure 1/4 Cup with an egg when I need a "bun".

The original recipe is low carb and actually pretty good if you like really nutty whole grain type stuff. It is 1 Egg, 2 Tbs. Almond Meal, 2 Tbs. Flax Meal, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a shake of salt. Make it the same way. It's heavier, but still tastes good. I eat one for breakfast when I want something filling and low carb. Lots of fiber too!

It's good to know about the variations. I think I'll try it without the cocoa and replace some of the flax with rice flour. I like the whole-grain flavor for a sandwich, but I kind of prefer a "white bread" flavor with a hamburger. Maybe replacing the flax with potato flour and/or potato starch would yield something more like a potato bread??

Darn. I wish I had an unlimited capacity to eat. I'd try it tonight!! The cool thing about it is that I can experiment on one serving at a time. I don't have to waste, for example, an entire package of expensive almond meal for something that may or may not work!

-Elizabeth

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Darn. I wish I had an unlimited capacity to eat. I'd try it tonight!! The cool thing about it is that I can experiment on one serving at a time. I don't have to waste, for example, an entire package of expensive almond meal for something that may or may not work!

That is a great thing about such a small recipe. I keep thinking that I'm going to try adding herbs or tweaking it a bit more, but I don't want to eat too much of it.

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I was a little skepticle about trying this. But I gave in and went to the grocery store and bought the brown rice flour and golden flax meal. I could not find almond meal so I just went to the baking isle and got two small packages of unsalted almonds and put them in the food processer and bingo I had almond meal. It probably works out to be cheeper in the long run. I made it an WOW! I was really suprised by how well it tasted. I have tried various gluten free breads and have not liked any so I don't eat bread at all. I then decided I wanted it to look more like a slice of bread so I tripled the recipe and put it in a small rectangular baking dish I had and microwaved it. All I have to do is cut it in four squares and then slice it in half and I have slices of bread. My husband even commented on how it tasted pretty good, but I don't think he is going to make a habit of eating it though. It was really fun watching it bake in the microwave. Pretty neat to bake bread that way. :P I wonder how it would turn out using an egg replacer? I shared this recipe with a coworker of mine who is also gluten free but I found out she can't have eggs, well at least not much.

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I was a little skepticle about trying this. But I gave in and went to the grocery store and bought the brown rice flour and golden flax meal. I could not find almond meal so I just went to the baking isle and got two small packages of unsalted almonds and put them in the food processer and bingo I had almond meal. It probably works out to be cheeper in the long run. I made it an WOW! I was really suprised by how well it tasted. I have tried various gluten free breads and have not liked any so I don't eat bread at all. I then decided I wanted it to look more like a slice of bread so I tripled the recipe and put it in a small rectangular baking dish I had and microwaved it. All I have to do is cut it in four squares and then slice it in half and I have slices of bread. My husband even commented on how it tasted pretty good, but I don't think he is going to make a habit of eating it though. It was really fun watching it bake in the microwave. Pretty neat to bake bread that way. :P I wonder how it would turn out using an egg replacer? I shared this recipe with a coworker of mine who is also gluten free but I found out she can't have eggs, well at least not much.

PLZ, if you try the egg replacer would you post your results! Thanks! I like the idea for those that take their own bun to a restaurant...this would be so easy. I was skeptical too, so I waited until someone tried it first. The loaf sounds good for making fast grilled sandwiches. How long did you microwave your triple recipe?

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PLZ, if you try the egg replacer would you post your results! Thanks! I like the idea for those that take their own bun to a restaurant...this would be so easy. I was skeptical too, so I waited until someone tried it first. The loaf sounds good for making fast grilled sandwiches. How long did you microwave your triple recipe?

I think I am going to borrow some egg replacer from another friend of mine to try it. I don't have a problem with eggs, so I don't want to buy a whole box of it. I microwaved it for 4 1/2 minutes, so just triple the original cooking time. I liked it so much I have eaten three sandwiches today. My hips will thank me later. :lol:

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Yummy! I just had to try this! I too was suprised that it worked. I totally loved the texture. It kindof reminded my of this homemade bread that my mom would make when I was a kid. I can't wait to make it for my son. He really hasn't had a bread that he likes since going gluten free. This one might just be it!

Thanks for experimenting!! :D

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I think I am going to borrow some egg replacer from another friend of mine to try it. I don't have a problem with eggs, so I don't want to buy a whole box of it. I microwaved it for 4 1/2 minutes, so just triple the original cooking time. I liked it so much I have eaten three sandwiches today. My hips will thank me later. :lol:

Thanks, I walked an extra mile on hills behind my house b/c of that hamburger :lol:

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I tried using different flours but no matter what I try it has a eggy taste. What can I do to lessen the the taste of egg in it.

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I was wondering about the almond meal and the flours. will others work.

how do substitute flours work out? turn ut good still?

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I tried using different flours but no matter what I try it has a eggy taste. What can I do to lessen the the taste of egg in it.

I hate eggy taste too but I never noticed it in this bread recipe. I tried it twice with a hamburger and all the condiments...not as just bread. I am not sure but maybe you could try 2 egg whites or 1 egg white and some water. Or 1 egg white and a spoonful of applesauce. At least as someone else said...you only have to make 1 at a time to experiment on ;)

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I hate eggy taste too but I never noticed it in this bread recipe. I tried it twice with a hamburger and all the condiments...not as just bread. I am not sure but maybe you could try 2 egg whites or 1 egg white and some water. Or 1 egg white and a spoonful of applesauce. At least as someone else said...you only have to make 1 at a time to experiment on ;)

Those are good ideas i will try some of those suggestions.

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A bread that you can make in the microwave? That's for me! Indeed this recipe sounds like it would be great with some herbs added. Nice recipe for me to try one day.

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Is there something i can sub the almond flour with? I'm allergic to almonds. TIA!

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Is there something i can sub the almond flour with? I'm allergic to almonds. TIA!

Try it with ground walnuts or cashews...then let us know ;)

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Sorry Purple, all nuts and peanuts are a no-no for me.

Try it with ground walnuts or cashews...then let us know ;)
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