You’ve come to rely on Al Roker for tips on what to wear each day, but The Today Show weatherman also knows his way around a recipe. Roker has famously been following the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet, and he swears by its slimming effects. But, that doesn’t mean his life is completely bread-free. Come on — the sandwich-loving host of Cold Cuts wouldn’t do that to himself! Still, he does make sure that the bread he eats isn’t completely packed with carbs.
In a February 19 Twitter post, the TV personality shared a snap of his breakfast. Showing scrambled eggs and two pieces of brown bread, he wrote: "Gotta say, this #keto #bread #recipe by @MariaEmmerich is fantastic. It’s easy and it’s satisfying. It has 2 net grams of #carbs per serving."
Take a peek at Roker’s tasty-looking breakfast, then keep scrolling to find out more about that enticing recipe.
Now, here’s the recipe, as it appears on Maria Emmerich’s website, Keto Adapted :
3 cup blanched almond flour (10 oz)
10 TBS psyllium husk powder (no substitutes) (90 grams) (must be a fine powder, measure weight to be sure) (I use Jay Robb whole husk psyllium ground in a blender until half its original volume, other psyllium may not have the same results)
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
5 TBS apple cider vinegar (2 oz)
6 egg whites (7 oz)
1 1/2 cup BOILING water (12 oz)
NOTE: Make sure to weigh your ingredients to ensure it rises properly and doesn’t get hallow and gummy. Also, if you do weigh and grind your psyllium and still have a problem, try grinding the psyllium again. We have a batch of psyllium that we ground and didn’t work. Stay really wet. So we ground it again and it works great! Also, if your loaf looks nice and big but then deflates after removed from the oven, try reducing the baking powder to 3 teaspoons.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, psyllium powder (no substitutes: flaxseed meal won’t work), baking powder and salt. Mix until dry ingredients are well combined. Add in the eggs and vinegar and mix until a thick dough. Add boiling water into the bowl. Mix until well combined and dough firms up.
Form into a loaf and place into a greased bread pan (I used an 8X4 inch pan). Bake for 60-75 minutes. It should be somewhat firm to the touch and have a nice brown crust. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely.
Makes 10 servings (2 slices per serving.)"
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