Flax bread

This is pretty good – dense but soft, with a pleasant buttery flavour. I scaled down the recipe, both so I could bake it in my toaster oven and in case I didn’t like it enough to eat a full batch. Click the title for the full recipe.

This morning I topped it with scrambled eggs. It was pretty good. I might use it for a hot fake turkey sandwiches. (Once I devise a low-carb mushroom gravy recipe.)

I ended up freezing the other half and later making a lazy pizza with it – topping it with pasta sauce, olives, and mozzarella and baking it in the toaster oven. The crust was maybe a touch sweeter than I’d prefer and I had to eat it with a fork and knife because it’s a bit crumbly, but for the first pizza I’ve had in 6 weeks it was pretty good. (I do plan to try the cauliflower or zucchini and cheese-based crusts I’ve seen online.)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup + 1 tsp. flax seed meal
  • 1 scant tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp sugar equivalent from artificial sweetener (I used xylitol)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1.5 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. oil


  1. Preheat the toaster oven oven to 350 F. Generously butter a small pan.
  2. Mix dry ingredients well — a whisk works well.
  3. Add wet to dry, and combine well. Make sure there aren’t obvious strings of egg white hanging out in the batter.
  4. Let batter set for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken up some (leave it too long and it gets past the point where it’s easy to spread.)
  5. Pour batter onto pan. Because it’s going to tend to mound in the middle, you’ll get a more even thickness if you spread it away from the center somewhat, in roughly a rectangle an inch or two from the sides of the pan (you can go all the way to the edge, but it will be thinner).
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top and/or is visibly browning even more than flax already is.
  7. Cool and cut into whatever size slices you want. You don’t need a sharp knife; I usually just cut it with a spatula.

Nutritional Information: Each of 12 servings has less than a gram of net carbs (.7 grams to be exact) plus 5 grams fiber, 6 grams protein, and 185 calories.