Flaxseed Bread Cinnamon Loaf | Vegan, Keto, Top-8 Free
This adorable Flaxseed Bread Cinnamon Loaf is the pefect low-carb bread recipe. Made of just a few simple ingredients, it’s one of the best keto bread recipes I’ve created. All ingredients are all keto, vegan, sugar-free, nut-free, top-8 allergy free, coconut-free, oat-free and oil free! And it’s also no bake! What’s it made with you ask? Read on to find out!
Flaxmeal is an interesting baking product, it has a tendency to behave unpredictably sometimes, it can get slimey, or gooey or even be bitter if not handled correctly.
I also found that when you aren’t using any gums (like this recipe) or adding any other flour bases (like coconut flour or all-purpose flour) it’s best to work with it in smaller batches and use a microwave instead of an oven to help it rise.
This is why I’ve chosen to go with a mini loaf bread pan instead of a full sized one. This recipe also works really well in small ramekins or cupcake pans.
For this recipe you won’t need an oven, because this is a no-bake bread where we’ll be using the microwave. Another thing I noticed about trying to turn flax and water into bread (when no yeast is involved) is that it gets a lot more fluffy and actually ‘rises’ when you use a microwave. Sometimes I like to finish it off in the oven to get rid of any excess moisture or condensation after microwaving, but if you do it right that’s not even needed.
Special notes for the perfect flaxseed bread cinnamon loaf:
The key to flaxseed bread cinnamon loaf is that the flax meal must be ‘golden flax‘ and it must be ground finely. I use Bob’s Red Mill brand but even the kind labeled ‘ground’ is not fine enough, so I run it through a coffee grinder, magic bullet (with grain blade) or Vitamix.
When adding the water don’t be afraid that you’re going to add too much, it thickens up a lot and even if the dough turns out really thin you can always add a little more flax and/or microwave a little longer to remedy. This is one case in which MORE WATER IS BETTER THAN LESS. If you try adding water after you’ve mixed you’ll find it hard to combine. So just add extra if this is your first time making it to be on the safe side!
Special special notes:
Taste your flax meal, if it tastes bitter at all it means it’s gone rancid. This can happen easily when because of the high omega fat content. So always store any open flax meal in the fridge to prolong the shelf life.
Why use the Microwave and not the oven?
Since this flax cinnamon loaf bread uses no eggs, yeast or gluten it can be difficult for the bread to do the one thing that bread needs to do to be bread…rise! I’ve found that the microwave offers the perfect environment to make many of these gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, keto recipes rise and expand and create the bread-like text we all miss and love from our favorite traditional recipes. It’s far better than an oven, which can take a very long time and result in a flat or gooey texture.
I like to use Monkfruit based products to sweeten things as it’s sugar free, low net carbs and works great in baking. Stevia would work this same way in the recipe as well. This recipe will also work with coconut sugar or real maple syrup, honey or agave if you so choose (but beware it would no longer be Keto).
If you’re interested in learning more about the health benefits of flax, I recommend reading this article that breaks down all of the benefits and dietary tips for consuming flaxmeal.
Potato Starch FAQ
Now onto the recipe!
Flax Cinnamon Loaf | Vegan, Keto, Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Coconut-free (No bake)
- Mini Silicone Bread Mold
- 1 tsp Lakanto monkfruit sweetener
- 6 tbsp golden flax meal finely ground
- 2 1/2 tbs potato starch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp Lakanto monkfruit maple syrup
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 5 tbsp Coconut or nut milk
- 1 tbsp Powdered monkfruit sugar
- 1 tbs Corn or potato starch in 1 tbs cold water
- Mix dry ingredients, then add wet
- Add water until it looks like very thin batter (it will thicken a lot as it sits so don't be afraid to add water)
- Pour half of batter into micowave safe mini loaf pan or small silicon bread mold
Cinnamon Swirl Instructions:
- Take half of the cinnamon swirl mixture and swirl into half the batter.
- Add remaining batter on top and swirl in some more on top.
- Microwave for 2-3 minutes
- Remove from microwave and let cool completely before removing from pan
- Mix starch in cold water and set aside
- On stove top heat milk on medium high until simmering
- Add in powered sugar and whisk
- Then add in starch mixture and whisk until thickened
- Drizzle over top of bread
- Slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts:Calories: 210
Fat: 13.5 g