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Diabetes Bread Recipe


Good day. Our main objective at Damndiabetes.ca is to ease the “pain” that everyone may face when trying to sort out the mess of a diabetes diet, what to eat and what to do.


A little over two years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. After the shock and all the “expert” advice on what I should do, what I could eat, and what may happen, my mind was spinning. My A1C was at 7.8, and following all the “advice,” I did not know what to do or what to eat.


I began a quest to learn for myself, to develop my own list of what I can eat. This quest has led me to what I consider a “wonder” recipe for bread. I love eating bread, but with Type 2 diabetes, regular bread made with wheat flour was definitely a “not”.


Give this recipe a try. Easy to make and wonderful to eat. But please go slowly, trying a little bit, to see if you have similar results as I have had – no impact on my daily blood sugar reading.


Recipe for Diabetes Bread


The flour used for this bread is Sunflower Seed Flower. It may be possible to buy the flower but I am not called “cheap Charlie” for nothing. I recommend making your own. Bulk organic sunflower seeds are easy to find. To give this bread a try, start with 800 grams – sufficient to make two loaves.


Grind the sunflower seeds into flour, either using a food processor or a coffee bean grinder. I cleaned out my coffee grinder – it does a better job than a food processor. Store the flour in a tight-lid container. This is the hardest step of making this bread for your diabetes diet.


The other ingredients you will need:


·Apple Cider Vinegar

·Eight egg whites

·Psyllium Husk, or Psyllium Powder – the husk is preferred.

·Salt

·Sugar or Pure Honey

·Baking Powder

·Instant Dry Yeast


Make the sunflower seed bread.


Step 1 – The Yeast


·Mix 100 ML of warm water with 12 grams of instant dry yeast and add ½ tsp of sugar or 1 tsp of pure honey. Stir and let sit in a warm spot to allow the yeast to develop. This should take about 10 minutes if your yeast is active.


Step 2 – Preheat your oven


·Turn your oven on and set it to 100 deg. C (200 deg F.).


Step 3 - Mix the dry goods:


·Sunflower seed flour – 360 grams

·1 tsp salt

·12 grams of baking powder

·27 grams of Psyllium Husk or 2 tsp of Psyllium Powder


Combine all the dry goods by mixing well.


Step 4 – Mix the wet goods.


·Eight (8) large egg whites

·45 Ml of Apple Cider Vinegar


Mix this by hand. A mixer is not required. It is not necessary to make fluffy egg whites. The goal is only to combine the two ingredients.


Step 5 – Put it all together.


·Mix the yeast mixture and the egg/vinegar mixture with the dry goods. Stir by hand, continuing until the mixture becomes stiff – about 4 – 5 minutes.


·Prepare a bread pan, the highest that you have, by covering the inside with a thin covering of oil (I use vegetable oil or a spray oil). If you have parchment paper, cut two pieces; one to lay the long way in the pan and the second to lay across the pan. The parchment paper makes it easier to get the bread out of the pan, but it is not necessary.


·Form the bread mixture into two equal-sized balls (or close to equal). Put the two balls into the bread pan – Why? Putting the bread mixture in the pan this way prevents the bread from collapsing in the centre when baking. Our “little hack.”


·Cover with a towel and place in the oven. Let the bread mixture rise for 15 – 20 minutes to about double. Do not worry if the rise is “perfect,” as the mixture will continue to rise when cooked.


·After 15 – 20 minutes, turn the oven temperature to 180 deg. C (350 deg. F)


·Let the bread bake for one (1) hour. It will turn a dark brown – do not panic, as that is normal.


Step 6 – The End


Remove the bread from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack for 30 – 60 minutes. The bread is now ready to eat.


My recommendation is to take a glucose reading and then eat a slice of your wonderful homemade bread. Wait 30 minutes and take another glucose test. Wait for another 90 minutes and take a second glucose test. I did this and found no increase in my glucose reading – just what I wanted.


I now combine the sunflower bread into my daily diabetes diet, knowing that it will not make my glucose spike. Very tasty and safe for me.


There are more recipes to come, and as always, feel free to contact me through our website if you have any questions.


Best wishes from all of us at ..







Wayne Drury was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than one year. He quickly discovered there was scant diabetes information providing a roadmap to a better quality of life living with diabetes.


With his passion for learning, helping and providing Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T) to the diabetes community, Damndiabetes began. A boutique firm in Vancouver, they live and breathe the consequences of treating diabetes daily. If you wish help with your diabetes management, are frustrated and have nowhere to turn, call on Damndiabetes and experience their EAT today. We are always happy to help.


Disclaimer of Medical Advice: Statements and opinions expressed on this Website do not constitute medical advice or recommendations. It would be best not to rely on any information in such posts or comments to replace consultations and decisions with qualified healthcare professionals.


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