Ben’s Low-Carb “Rye” Bread

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Ben's Low-Carb "Rye" Bread

1 hour 15 minutes
Calories 270kcal


  • 2 cups ground flaxseed (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1 cup coconut flour (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon salt (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 8 eggs (free-range
  • 1/2 cup ghee (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (300g / 10.6 oz)
  • 1 cup warm water (300g / 10.6 oz)


  • Move the oven rack to the centre position of the oven, and preheat to 175 °C/ 350 °F.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl and thoroughly whisk to combine (ground flaxseed, coconut flour, caraway, baking soda, Erythritol, salt and xanthan gum or ground chia seeds).
  • It is especially important to evenly distribute the xanthan gum (or ground chia seeds).
  • Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and keep the egg whites aside.
  • Add softened ghee or butter and toasted sesame oil into the eggs yolks.
  • Note: Although the original recipe doesn't ask for separating the eggs, I found that doing so makes the bread a bit more "fluffy".
  • "Cream" the egg yolks and the ghee (butter or olive oil) until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they create soft peaks and "fix" them with the cream of tartar.
  • Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the egg yolk mixture and process well.
  • It's a thick batter, and will come together slowly.
  • Take the time to make sure everything is thoroughly mixed.
  • Add the vinegar and mix in well.
  • Add warm water and process until combined.
  • Add the egg whites and gently fold them in.
  • Try not to deflate the batter completely.
  • Grease a large loaf pan with some ghee or butter and add the batter.
  • Smooth the batter out evenly in the pan and "cut" it on top using a spatula to create a wave effect.
  • Note: If you use a silicon loaf pan, you won't need to grease it.
  • Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes (depends on the oven).
  • When the bread is ready, remove from loaf pan to a cooling rack, and allow to cool thoroughly.
  • Slice thinly and enjoy!  It makes great toast under the broiler and it's delicious in sandwiches, panini, with grass-fed butter or cream cheese and as a dipping bread with extra virgin olive oil.


Calories: 270kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:39:11.

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