The third attempt at perfecting the Flax Meal Bun.
The first batch of Flax Meal Buns were messed-up as I used coconut oil, they came out tasting too much like coconut…but this mistake led to batch #3.
Batch #2 I used olive oil, added oregano, garlic powder and caraway seeds because I miss eating rye bread in a deli. I made a few sandwiches with Batch #2 while B1 sat neglected in the fridge. Because I was brought up to not waste food I wasn’t going to throw away B1 buns. So I decided to toast them and top with a suitable topping that would match the coconut taste.
I toasted one and topped with peanut butter. This reminded me so much like eating a bagel that I toasted another and spread cream cheese on it. Hot damn! Close to a bagel except that stupid coconut flavor. Next day I toasted a bun from B2, sprinkled some poppy seeds, sesame seeds and minced onions on it and this was even closer like an Everything Bagel.
This led to the Garlic Flax Meal Buns above that I topped with Everything Bagel toppings before baking. They’re cooling and I’ll store for tomorrow since I’m hitting my max calories for the day. Tomorrow I’ll buy some sun-dried tomatoes, chop that up and mix into some cream cheese for a spread onto a toasted B3 bun.
Behold the Cauliflower Cheese Jalapeno Muffins which are low carb and gluten free.
I’ve decided to go back on the ketogenic diet as I’ve gained too much weight. So on Sunday (Dec 20) I went on a fat fast for four days. Hardcore to get into ketosis quickly. I ate five 1 oz. servings of Mac Nuts for four days and was totally into fat burning ketosis. I also can’t stand the sight of Mac Nuts for awhile.
I had lost six pounds total in one week. Most of this is water weight of course as the most of the glucose in my body holding onto the water is gone. Ketostix also confirms I’m in ketosis. So now I’m back to eating healthy which means eliminating empty carbs like sugar, wheat, etc. I’m not suffering though as the muffins above are delicious even if you aren’t doing keto. I’ve had Flax French Toast and bacon for breakfast and good bacon and turkey sandwiches (using homemade flax buns). Also made a batch of Maple Scones so yeah, I’m not suffering.