Low-carb holiday bread

Low-carb holiday bread

This sumptuous (and it IS sumptuous) loaf of bread will be met with cheers around your holiday table. Orange and anise seed create an aroma that’s so enticing, that it’s an actual holiday gift to yourself!

Low-carb holiday bread

This sumptuous (and it IS sumptuous) loaf of bread will be met with cheers around your holiday table. Orange and anise seed create an aroma that’s so enticing, that it’s an actual holiday gift to yourself!
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22 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 475 ml (250 g) almond flour
  • ½ cup 125 ml (60 g) coconut flour
  • 5 tbsp 5 tbsp (50 g) sesame seeds
  • 5 tbsp 5 tbsp (50 g) flaxseed
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (40 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (15 g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp holiday bread seasoning, recipe below
  • 6 6 eggeggs
  • 1 cup 225 ml sour cream
  • 3 oz. 75 g cream cheese
Holiday bread seasoning
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp ground cloves
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp ground bitter orange peel
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp anise seeds
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cardamom (green)

Instructions

Instructions are for 22 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 C). Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix eggs, sour cream and cream cheese in a separate large bowl.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the wet, and stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture in a well-greased and paper-lined loaf pan. Bake in the lower part of the oven for about 60 minutes.
  5. A skewer poked in the middle of the bread should come out clean when it’s done. Take the bread out of the oven, and remove it from the pan and place on a rack to cool completely. (If you leave the bread in the loaf pan, it might soften.)
  6. Serve it with butter and your favorite festive toppings.

Tip!

This bread tastes its best fresh or toasted. Slice the bread you don't finish the same day as baking it, and keep in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer where it keeps for about a month. It’s also incredibly delicious with a smear of cream cheese!

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14 comments

  1. S Miller
    Have a nut allergy. What is recommended to replace almond flour? Thanks
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  3. Jeanne A.
    What can I substitute for the psyllium husk?
  4. Xander
    Step 3 says to stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until smooth. It doesn't get smooth because there is so much of the dry ingredients. Hopefully it will still turn out well.
  5. Fiona
    My family really enjoyed this. Really filling too.
  6. Amma
    2 tbsps of ground clove seem a lot, is it a typo? I followed the recipe and my dough has a bitter after taste. Hopefully the baked bread will taste better.
    Reply: #9
  7. Ayesha
    @Amma, this recipe will only require 2 tbsp of the seasoning. So you will have some seasoning left to use later.
  8. Caren
    Is it 5 tbsp flaxseeds or flaxseed meal?
  9. Megan
    Is 2 tbsp's correct? That does seem like a lot of cloves.
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is 2 tbsp's correct? That does seem like a lot of cloves.

    The recipe only uses 2T of the seasoning blend, so you will have some extra left over. You won't use the whole 2T of cloves in the recipe.

  11. Nicki
    I thought that flax seeds were not healthy?
    Reply: #12
  12. James
    Flax seeds are quite healthy. They have a great omega profile and a ton of fiber.
  13. Jamie
    Should the texture be very soft?
  14. Annie
    So good! My favorite LCHF bread recipe! I make a "neutral" version by removing the mixture of spices, so it's perfect to replace bread for all occasions! Thank you :)
  15. 4aip48
    Dominant spice flavor is cloves. Tasty. Next time I might add a bit of cinnamon.

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