Just out of the microwave oven

Sliced in half horizontally to make 2 bread-sized pieces

Hmm, great toasted with butter and my favorite peanut butter

Fancy little sandwiches - what a treat!

Getting ready to make toasted cheese, tomato and onion sandwiches on the grill

Absolutely delicious!  You will not feel deprived of bread.


This is very bread-like and is a variation on my Jiffy Sandwich Bread in Low-Carbing Among Friends, Volume-2.  I made a sandwich with it and honestly it’s very acceptable and quite tasty.

1 egg
1 tsp melted butter (5 mL)
1 tsp mayonnaise (5 mL)
1 tsp heavy cream, OR coconut milk (5 mL)
1 tsp water (5 mL)
1/tsp psyllium husk powder (2 mL)
3 tbsp Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1, (45 mL)
1/tsp baking powder (2 mL)
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (60 mL)
In small bowl, beat egg and butter with fork.  Add mayonnaise, heavy cream, OR coconut milk and water and whisk into the egg with the fork until well combined.  Add psyllium husks and whisk in well. Allow the psyllium husks to soak for 5 minutes (helps remove any grittiness that might be in the psyllium husks). Add Gluten-Free Bake Mix 1 and baking powder and combine well using the fork.  Stir in shredded Cheddar cheese.

Using a rubber spatula to remove the batter completely, scrape it into a greased, square 4-inch (10 cm) glass dish.  Spread batter evenly to all edges with the back of a spoon.  Microwave on high power 1 minute.  Invert onto a plate and microwave another 20 seconds.  Allow to cool slightly and carefully with a large, serrated bread knife, slice horizontally into two slices.  Allow to cool completely and dry out a bit on a wire rack.

Helpful Hints:  My microwave oven is a Panasonic Inverter, 1200 watts. Your timing may differ quite substantially depending on the wattage of your microwave oven. When you touch the bread it should spring back and when you invert it and cook the last time, make sure there are no wet spots in the middle. If there are then stick it in the microwave oven in 10 second intervals until it is dry.

You will find the sweet spot for your microwave oven – just make a note next to the recipe for the next time. This bread toasts well.

The Cheddar cheese flavor is not particularly noticeable.  I did try this bread with Monterey Jack cheese and I didn’t like it as much. 

Yield:  2 slices of bread
1 slice
170.1 calories
8.5 g protein
13.2 g fat
3.1 g net carbs