Over Thanksgiving, I was introduced to some amazing okra brownies made with a low carb baking blend mix recipe. Y’all. They were TO.DIE.FOR. And I hate okra. Seriously hate it. It’s right up there with spiders and snakes in my book. Just NO. Click here to skip right to the recipe.
Low Carb Baking Blend Mix Recipe
Now, okra is generally slimy…which makes it an amazing veggie-it coats your digestive tract and may actually help to heal leaky gut. So I knew that I needed to find a way to to get it into my body…just not in a way that we southerners typically eat it.
An Easy And Delicious Low Carb Baking Blend Mix
Back to my story. Thankfully, my dear friend didn’t tell me that they had okra in them (as the main ingredient!) until after I’d had one…okay fine two. They were amazing. Then, another dear friend who is very, very health conscious posted on the Facebook.
Her story is incredible. She lost an amazing amount of weight with minimal exercise. And if she was okay with it, then I felt that maybe I needed to check it out, too.
What I am amazed about with this low carb baking blend mix is it is so versatile. Use it in replace of other baking mixes in recipes and give yourself that lower carb option to stick to your diet plan. You don’t even really notice a difference, I mean if I can eat okra then it has to be a home run recipe! Let me tell you what!
It is full of foods that will give you added health benefits from vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to fuel your body and help keep you full till your next meal. I love the added collagen in it, does wonder for my body! If your unsure about a low carb diet, consider reading these 6 benefits of following a low carb diet. It might be a nice eye-opener! I know for me I have seen a lot of changes in my body as well as the way I feel at the end of the day. More energy, healthier, and trimmer.
Special Ingredients For This Low Carb Baking Blend Mix
I had originally tried a brand of a lower carb baking mix, which I couldn’t find in-stores. So it made me realize I had to find a recipe online and convert it to make it work for our household. When creating this recipe, I opted for IsoPure 100% whey isolate protein powder. I also chose a Stevia/Erythritol sweetener blend. I’m still not sure how I feel about this, and I will not be feeding it to the boys, but I will use it in the single-serve recipes and see how I feel.
When I did the calculations, this recipe is nearly identical in nutrition information, and it ended up being a lot cheaper than buying the blend (which wasn’t an option as of right now since the store mix is currently sold out across the board). Rather than keep this to myself, I thought I’d be nice and share what I’ve learned with all of you. Enjoy!
Low Carb Baking Blend Mix Recipe
- 1 cup oat fiber
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup golden flax meal
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon Gluccomanan
- 2 tablespoons Collagen
Mix everything well and store in an airtight container in your freezer. This blend subs for regular flour in single serve recipes as follows: use 3 tablespoons of this blend for every 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of regular flour).
That’s it! Super easy to make, and it will store in your freezer for up to 3 months.
You forgot the collagen. I wonder if 1 tbs is enough. Tell me what you think before I make it up please!!!
Oh my goodness!! I did! I just added a tablespoon-let me check my muffin and see.
1 tbsp worked. I think you could add more, but I would do a tbsp at a time.
I’m going to make a batch up when all my ingredients get here. Looking at other copy cat mixes I see they add stuff not on THM ingredient list. The only one close like yours adds 3 tbs of collagen but more oat fiber. So I think for yours 2tbs would probably make it really close to the real thing.
Awesome! I will add another tablespoon to the next batch and edit the recipe. Thanks Laura!
Sounds like a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
You are welcome!!
Where do you buy the collagen?
There’s a link to the collagen I use in the recipe 🙂
Is this mix a FP or S ?
I think this would be a FP
I made THM “welcome back waffles” in the recipe book on pg 263 using your blend. They turned out AWESOME! I used the waffles as buns for a hamburger sandwich. Soooo good! I’m anxious to try the blend in some other recipes. Thanks so much for posting this winner!
Yay!! Thanks for letting me know!
Is there a store that sell oat fiber? Or where do you get it?
The Amazon link is in the post 🙂
Is this a one to one replacement for the thm balking blend?
So should I had 1 or 2 Tablespoons of collagen? Thanks!!!
No problem! 🙂
Thank you sooooo much for sharing ! What a blessing this will be for me , thank you !
You are welcome Sarah!!
This is just awesome since the THM Store is out of it sometimes, and I really think this is cheaper!! I use a lot of Baking Blend cause I love Muffins In A Mug!! I am going to make this up today and I will let you know what I think. Thanks so very much for sharing this recipe with everyone!!
Thanks Cristy!! I love my muffins, too!! Which one is your favorite?
My son is allergic to almonds, do you think I could use extra coconut flour instead of the almond flour and have the same results for baking? Thanks!
I think so! It’s definitely worth a shot. This recipe doesn’t make a huge amount-so it would be a good place to start! Let me know how it works!
Hi! I just made my second batch of your blend, but wanted to clarify something. It says in the recipe that you use less of this when replacing flour, but it’s 1:1 ratio to the thm baking blend? All my muffins seen to be drier than they should be, (but I also microwave them longer than the recipe calls for so that could be the problem LOL) any advice?? Thanks 🙂
I was having the same problem! I would try cutting back the time you microwave by 10 seconds or so
I made the Okra Brownies last night, however my husband hates the taste of eyrthitol. He doesn’t mind the stevia though. Any suggestions on what else you can do to bulk up the stevia powder when not using the eyrthitol. I happened to like the brownies. Can’t believe okra is in the recipe!
Xylitol may work 🙂
Hello , I do not have access to gluccomanan powder. Is there a substitute i çould use or just omit?
You could try Xanthan gum
Hi Brea, Thanks for sharing this. But my health food store said that they haven’t been able to find oat fiber. Who makes it so I can tell them so they can have it in the store. I have been doing THM now for 2 months and feel better and am down 20 lbs.YAY
Hey Tana! I get mine through THM or on Amazon 🙂
Can i leave out the college and glucosamine? I don’t have either and I can’t get out to gt them today thanks!
I have not tried-you are welcome to give it a go! Just let me know how it works!
I am curious why you won’t feed the stevia erythritol blend to your boys. I have been for almost a year now. Pearl and Serene feed it to their families. I think it is a lot more healthy than reg sugar and my oldest son feels a lot better without sugar!
Because of Calvin’s medical issues I’m a little more cautious. That’s all!
Can this blend be used to make cookies?
I don’t see why not!
For oat flour, can’t you just use crushed oatmeal?
It would have to be ground super fine to work, but yes, I think you could!
I have tried a couple copycats because Carbquick and THM are quite expensive at our local health food store and I didn’t want to order it in case I didn’t like it.
Yours is very similar to the one I tried, but it also included options for a few of the other ingredients. Xanthan works for the gluccie, and I tried gelatin in place of the collagen (what I had on hand) and it works, at least for mug muffins and pancakes. Collagen is probably the better choice if you can get it (as of last week it was on sale at Target). There were options for people that can’t have nuts and needed to sub in more coconut flour, but I don’t recall the amount, other than it was less since coconut absorbs more moisture. I’m doing Keto and not THM, but I have seen the baking mix used in recipes that are S, which work for my plan too.
Some of the copycats add baking powder, but since most of the recipes it’s used for also call for baking powder, I don’t think that it is necessary.
Thanks for sharing your budget-friendly option!