Pop quiz: What do you do with the stash of coconut flour you’re going to win?
Make bread, of course! Any logical person would draw this conclusion. Bread is the answer to all, right? Right. I’m glad we’re all in agreement here.
Can you believe I haven’t had a sandwich on over two and a half months? I know. It’s wrong. It’s bad and it’s wrong and it should be illegal. Eating sandwiches regularly is so good for the soul that is must be illegal not to.
Oh well. If it were illegal I’d have been hauled away a while ago, so maybe that is a good thing. But I digress.
Going on a low carb diet can really make a dent in the frequency of one’s sandwich consumption… until now.
Behold my amazingly gorgeous low carb grilled cheese sandwich. (I’m really digging Jarlsberg cheese right now!)
You can think of these like those sandwich thins you see popping up everywhere, except better in every possible aspect. Those thins are 100 calories, full of carbs, and pretty lackluster.
These beautiful thins are only 75 calories each, vegan, grain free, gluten free, low carb, and have a cheeze flavored option.
I know, I know. This is all you’ve ever wanted.
Plus, some of these random other bread-like products are super high in fat and processed ingredients, but you need two to make a sandwich. That’s just mean. I wouldn’t cheat you like that.
I love you too much. I bring you healthy delicious low carb bread which you’re going to make right now because you want to make your taste buds and me both really happy. Right?
Easy Low Carb Sandwich Thins (with a Cheezy option!)
Because who doesn’t love cheeze? Just adding 1 Tablespoon of nutritional yeast into the dough add a whole new dimension of flavor. Plus, did I mention how easy these are? Forget proofing yeast, letting it rise… too much work. I like to mix up my dough, toss it in the oven and EAT. Now doesn’t that sound better?
Makes about 4 sandwich thins at only 75 calories each!
3T egg replacer mixed with 12T water (I haven’t tried this with actual eggs, but I’ve been getting reports of egg not working. I can’t personally vouch for the results of using eggs in this, but if you try it, let me know how it goes!)
1/3c. applesauce (Feel free to sub some or all with oil.)
1/2c. coconut flour (Check out this post with tips for cooking with coconut flour!)
1/2t baking powder
1/2t salt (I used garlic salt for extra garlic-y-ness!)
1T minced garlic
2t xantham or guar gum (You can leave this out, but the bread may be grainier.)
1 Tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a wonderful cheezy flavor, optional
Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix together egg replacer or egg, applesauce, minced garlic, and salt. Add in coconut flour, baking powder, xantham or guar gum, and nutritional yeast, if using. The batter will somewhat resemble unkneaded dough. (Seriously, I would check out this post!)
On a silicone mat or parchment lined baking sheet, turn ou the dough and knead a few times. (This is not scary at all. Trust me!) Divide the dough into 4 portions. (You can make more or less, depending on how big you want them.)Roll into a ball, flatten into a disk, and continue to spread the disk out with your fingertips until it reaches your desired size and thick-ness. Repeat with the remaining dough, while trying to get them all to be a uniform thickness.
Bake your rolls in the oven at 400F for 17-22 minutes. Let cool (preferably on a wire rack), cut in half, make a sandwich, and eat!
Also, these are fan.tastic when they’re toasted. Just sayin’.