Have you been eating gluten free but bored with not eating a bun occasionally?
I have tried a lot of gluten free products. Not always liking the taste or texture of them, deciding that I would just go without any breads or pastas. But, getting bored, I started trying a variety of options again only to find the more I read labels, when looking at the carb counts of the gluten free products, such as pastas, they had just as many carbs as the regular pastas (42 grams per serving), and was making a link between a gut problem and the number of carbs in a meal. You know why? Because gluten free products are often made out of rice or potato, or other white starch, and white starch equals excessive carbs and sugar conversion in your body. Excess sugar conversion in your body leads to excess inflammation and weight gain. Ah ha!! So, that is where Maria Emmerich, a nutritionist from the Twin Cities comes in. She has converted an amazing number of traditional breads, pasta dishes, and sweets into a carb friendly (and I must say very very tasty) option! Check out her blog if you try this recipe and are just as impressed as I am: http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/ If you really love her blog, then a cookbook by her purchased from Amazon is a must for your kitchen.
Maria Emmerich’s ‘Healthified’ Buns
1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour (or 1/2 cup coconut flour)
4 TBSP psyllium husk powder (no substitutes)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
3 egg whites (8 egg whites if using coconut flour)
1 cup boiling water
Directions: preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, psyllium powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until the dry ingredients are well combined. Add in the eggs and mix until a thick dough. Add boiling water in the bowl. mix until well combined and the dough firms up. Form 8 rolls. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely. Easily stores in the freezer for easy addition to meals.
Amazingly low carb content AND added fiber and protein, delicious!
Recipe from Maria Emmerich, The Art of Healthy Eating Slow Cooker