The Best Psyllium Husk Flaxseed Bread

By Sarah
July 4, 2021

For individuals transitioning to a low-carb lifestyle, bread is probably the hardest wheat foods to give up. Many have tried to recreate a low-carb version of bread. However, gluten-free flours cannot replicate the texture of wheat bread. That is until the emergence of psyllium husk powder. This incredible powder has given us a way to recreate the signature texture of wheat bread. 

How To Use Psyllium Husk Powder

Psyllium is a staple ingredient in gluten-free baking. It absorbs liquid. When mixed with water and left to sit for a couple of minutes, psyllium husk transforms into a thick, mucilage gel-like consistency. This mucilage gel serves as a binder for pastries.

Psyllium husk is available in two main varieties: whole psyllium husk and psyllium husk powder. Even though psyllium husk powder is technically whole ground psyllium husk, the two are not interchangeable. Approximately four teaspoons of whole psyllium husk are equivalent to three teaspoons of psyllium powder. Furthermore, since psyllium husk is a binder, it is an excellent egg replacer. Combine one teaspoon of psyllium husk powder with three teaspoons of water to make one egg.

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Psyllium Husk Substitutes

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is the best substitute for psyllium husk powder. You can also substitute chia seeds, almond flour, or cornstarch in place of psyllium husk. All of these substitutes are gluten-free and vegan. 

The Best Psyllium Husk Flaxseed Bread

Recipe by SarahCourse: Bread, Gluten-Free, Keto, RecipesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

220

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

15

minutes

This psyllium husk bread has the flavor of sourdough bread. With a crispy crust and pillowy soft inside, this bread is perfect for all your sandwich needs.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons psyllium husk powder

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 large eggs

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup hot water

Directions

  • Program the oven 350°F, then spray an 8 by 4-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk the psyllium husk powder, coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs, coconut oil, and hot water in a separate bowl.
  • Add the psyllium husk mixture to the egg coconut oil mixture and quickly mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour the psyllium flax bread into the prepared loaf pan and bake it for 1 hour until the bread is golden brown.
  • Allow the psyllium flax bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then place it onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • NUTRITION INFO Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 19.1g |Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 13.2g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 6.3g | Vitamin D: 17mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg
  • NUTRITIONAL INFO DISCLAIMER: The nutritional values presented above are only estimates. I don’t have a medical background, nor am I a registered dietitian or certified nutritionist. Therefore, nutritional information shown on foodandmoodcreations.com should only be used as a general guideline.

In Summation

Whether you cannot consume gluten for health reasons or favor a low-carb lifestyle, psyllium husk powder is the perfect ingredient to help you replicate the bread-like structure of traditional wheat pastries. 

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