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Low-carb Whole Grain Bread

A hearty bread with less than 10 grams of carbohydrates per slice.

This recipe makes 1 loaf
Water2 cups
Butter, cold and cut into pieces1/4 cup
Lemon juice2 tsp
Whole Wheat Flour2+1/2 cups
Salt1+3/4 tsp
Oat bran3 TBSP
Wheat bran1/4 cup
Psyllium husks1/2 cup
Ground flax seeds1/4 cup
Protein whey1/2 cup
Nutritional yeast flakes3 TBSP
Vital wheat gluten1/2 cup
Active Dry Yeast4+1/2 tsp
Bread Machine Method

Place room temperature ingredients and cold butter in pan in order listed. Select Whole Wheat cycle. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.  

Traditional Method

Combine yeast, 1 cup whole wheat flour, cold butter pieces and other dry ingredients. Combine liquids and heat to 120°-130°F; add to flour mixture and beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Add eggs; beat one minute longer. By hand, stir in enough remaining whole wheat flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.


Shaping, Rising and Baking

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14 x 7- inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in a greased 9 x 5- inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool before slicing.



You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


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