Over Thanksgiving, I was introduced to some amazing okra brownies made with a low carb baking blend mix. 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.
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.
Have you tried a low carb baking mix before?