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Cloud Bread

This is a low carb option for bread. You can add seasonings or other things to make this bread more savory or sweet to your liking or to help serve its purpose. I use the base recipe for sandwich bread. However I’ll add garlic and Italian seasoning when eating with Italian foods. Here is the basic recipe: 

Cloud Bread

  • 3 eggs, separated 
  • 3 TBS cream cheese 
  • 1 TBS xylitol 
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

bacon egg and cheese sandwich


Preheat oven to 300°.  Use two mixing bowls. In first mixing bowl combine egg yolks, cream cheese and xylitol until combined. In the second bowl beat egg whites and baking soda on high speed until peaks hold. Gently but quickly fold yolks into the whites then spoon onto a parchment sheet lined baking pan and bake at 300° for 17-20 minutes, then broil for 1 minute or until golden brown. 

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Milled Wheat Biscuits – Soaked Grains

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains

I found this recipe that called for soaking your grains and adding apple cider vinegar to the recipe and thought…hmmm, well, maybe..  This is now my new favorite biscuit recipe 🙂

Milled Wheat Biscuits-Soaked Grains

  • 2 1/2 cups milled wheat flour (I milled soft white wheat berries)
  • 6 tablespoons high-quality butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Put flour in a bowl and cut in the butter until a crumble forms.  Add milk and apple cider vinegar.  Cover with dampened dish towel or cheese cloth and allow to sit overnight to soak your grains.

After the soaking period, add the baking soda, baking powder and seasalt.  Knead these ingredients into the dough, approximately 10-15 kneads.  Roll dough out to just under desired thickness of biscuits.  Cut into biscuits.  You can use a biscuit/cookie cutter for round biscuits, but I just cut mine into squares/rectangles like the girl did from the original recipe and it worked out great. 

milled wheat biscuits soaked grains dough

Bake at 450˚ for 8-10 min or if baking on a stone about 11-13 min.   We ate ours with gravy made from bacon grease and milled wheat.  Well, I also snuck some in with strawberry preserves for a snack 😉

Here is the link to the original recipe I found:

Buttery Whole-Wheat Biscuits. To blow your mind.


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Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

  • 1  1/3  cup  Warm Water
  • 1/3  cup   Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 cup   Honey (I use raw, I try to get local)
  • 2 tsp   Sea Salt
  • 1   Egg (free range)
  • 4  1/2  cup   Milled Wheat Flour (I milled 2 cups hard red 1 cup hard white)
  • 1 TBS  Dry Active Yeast

Combine ingredients in order into your bread machine.  Choose dough setting.  Once timer beeps remove and knead about 5-7 times then pull off balls of dough about the size of 1/2 your fist and shape.  Place rolls on cookie sheet and allow to rise for about 30 min then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until golden brown.  I used these to serve sloppy joes on 🙂


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Whole Wheat Banana Bread

 

    Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 3  bananas
  • 1 3/4 c  whole wheat flour (I milled hard white)
  • 3/4 c  raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 c  raw honey
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 5 1/4 TBS  real butter
  • 1 tsp  organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

First, stir honey and sugar together in small bowl and sit aside.

In a bowl, mash the peeled bananas. Melt butter, then add to bananas and mix well. Add sugar and honey mixture, beaten egg and vanilla to mixture then stir well. Add the salt and baking soda, stir. Add flour, stir. Pour batter into a buttered bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


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Softer Bread Recipe

Softer Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/3 c hot water
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 c honey (I use local, raw)
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1/3 c applesauce (I used this)
  • 4 1/2 c whole wheat flour (I milled half hard red half soft white)
  • 1 T dry active yeast

Add ingredients in order to bread machine.  Cook on whole wheat setting if your machine has it.  Yields 2-2.5 lb loaf.

Yes, this IS the butt end of the loaf, when it got done, we plowed through most of it before I realized I needed a photo for this post, so here is another picture of my sandwich with tuna salad.


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Homemade Whole Wheat Biscuits

For some recipes, I like to use a “Quick Mix Baking Mix“.  It is basically a natural eating alternative to those boxed biscuit mixes you find in the stores.

     Homemade Whole Wheat Biscuits

Stir together ingredients until dough forms together.  Place on floured surface and roll out.  Cut biscuits with cutter or cup.  Place on buttered cookie sheet and bake at 450º for 10-12 min.  Makes approx. 12 biscuits.

I did accidentally rolled mine a wee bit too thin lol 🙂


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Quick Mix Baking Mix

I have used Laura from Heavenly Homemaker’s idea for mixing up a “Quick Mix” for use in different things while baking.  This has saved me a lot of time.

     Quick Mix Baking Mix

  • 10 c whole wheat flour (I milled a mix of hard red, hard white and soft white)
  • 1/2  c baking powder
  • 1/4 c sucanat (whole cane sugar)
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 2 c butter (I use real, organic, butter from grass-fed beef)

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sucanat and salt. Cut in butter until the mix looks like fine crumbs.  Store in air tight container in freezer.

Some uses for the Quick Mix Baking Mix:

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Whole Wheat Biscuits

Sausage & Egg Puff

Seasoned Sausage Balls