These Sandwich buns only have 3.5 grams of Carbohydrates each. They also have 8 grams of protein in every bun, which is twice what your typical hamburger bun has. They are perfect for reducing your carbohydrate, sugar and starch intake, while satisfying your bread loving side. They are Trim Healthy Mama and low carbohydrate compatible. This recipe is a variation of a recipe that came from the book Trim Healthy Mama by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. The simple, healthy ingredients include Flax meal, eggs, Parmesan cheese and olive oil, resulting in a nutty, grain bread, enhanced with the flavor of Parmesan cheese. They are very good even if slightly different in texture to your standard hamburger or sandwich bun. A typical hamburger bun has 22 grams of carbohydrates (and that's for a small bun). These take 5 minutes to make and 20 minutes to bake. It is nice to think there is such quick and easy alternative that is so low in carbs and actually good for you; and what a tasty way to add more flax into your diet.
You can buy Flax meal, but I use a coffee grinder to grind Flax Seed into Meal. That way, I can store the seeds in my refrigerator and they retain all of their healthy benefits longer.
Measure 1 1/8 cup Flax meal into a bowl.
Add 3/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese.
Add 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon garlic powder and whisk all together.
Add 6 eggs, mix well then add 3 Tablespoons Olive oil and 3 Tablespoons water.
Mix together unit well blended.
Scoop into "Muffin Top" pans.
You can also pour batter onto a Parchment Paper lined cookie sheet; spreading each out to the approximate bun size that you desire.
Bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes.
They come out looking really pretty from the "muffin top" pan.
They also do very nicely on a cookie sheet.
Now you have a wonderful low carb Hamburger bun….
or sandwich bun.
They also make a nice open faced sandwich; just slice open the bun and use each side in the open faced fashion.
Flax Sandwich Buns
1 1/8 cup Flax meal
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Tablespoons Olive oil,
3 Tablespoons water