Ketogenic “Bread”

5 Mar

Our whirl-wind tour of Canada and the long trip home may have taken its toll. The combination of return flight and a chemo treatment early last week didn’t work well for me. But as I’ve often said, one has to believe that downturns will end swinging upwards again. I had another treatment today and I’ve been sleeping on and off ever since – but amazingly enough – even at this late hour I feel up to a quick “post”.

I’m proud to present a recipe for Paleo Bread, for which I will be eternally grateful to Janice and Felicity:

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

¼ cup golden flaxseed meal

¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

5 eggs

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor

Mix ingredients together

Mix in eggs, oil and vinegar

Pour batter into a greased 7.5″ x 3.5″ loaf pan

Bake at 350°F/180°C for 30 minutes

Cool and serve

Actually, I couldn’t wait for the “cool” bit. I cut my first slice and lashed on butter – hardly waiting to see it melt. Closed my eyes, took my first bite, and thought I’d gone to Heaven…

Is that what over a year on the ketogenic diet [1] does for you? Fooled me into forgetting how much I took food for granted?

Who knows why I’ve stuck so religiously to the diet for so long? Is it because of family support? Fear of upsetting a thus-far “winning” formula? Belief in an as yet undocumented theory? As I’ve said before, there’s been no extensive research on the diet – but hopefully even that might change. I’d be specially interested to see the effect on weight changes.

I can tell you the thought that ran through my brain as I was biting my “bread”. I’m in the middle of reading Israel Meir Lau’s book “Out of the Depths” – his experience through and after the Holocaust. Nothing can compare with Lau’s experience but my small abstinence – out of choice – of part of my diet, put things into proportion.


[1] Some people say the Ketogenic diet sounds like the Atkins diet – no carbs, no sugar and no fruit. If you can cut out real bread, cake, biscuits, pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar and fruit (berries are OK) you’re on your way.  For more about the diet go to:  www.frauenklinik.uni-wuerzburg.de_forschung_ketogenic_en.pdf

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5 Responses to “Ketogenic “Bread””

  1. Felicity March 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Sounds pretty delish!! I forwarded your post to Janice.
    Let me know if you need any ingredients that I can bring.
    Lots and lots of love

  2. angiemaus March 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    As the saying goes: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’

    See you in 4 short weeks!!

    Huge hugs.
    xxxx

  3. Libby, Austria March 10, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Hi there,
    I hope that you are doing well and are giving this horrific disease a run for its money! I also wanted to let you know that the link you posted hasn’t worked for quite a while. This one does: http://lchf.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ketogene_ernaehrung_bei_krebs.pdf
    All the best from Austria

    Thanks for your comment Libby – I’m certainly giving the illness my best shot! I can’t see a problem with the above link. I’ve double clicked it and “Es geht – ohne problem!” Try again and tell me what happens.

    • Libby, Austria March 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      Nope, tried again and got the message “kann nicht gefunden werden”. I was sent the link about a year ago and couldn’t get it then either! Weird. Oh well, at least people have a choice of two now!

  4. Sarah May 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Hi,

    Thanks for the recipe. I’m preparing keto food for my father who is battling brain tumors. We are convinced that this ketogenic diet is really a valuable therapy. I’m sure he will love this bread!

    Best of luck with your fight!

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