Delicious Italian Focaccia Bread Recipe

November 11, 2014

Healthy Recipes

foaccia breadBy Kelley Herring – Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet
Best Selling Author: Better Breads & Guilt Free Desserts

Not only will this recipe satisfy your craving for bread – but also provide you with key nutrients that stoke your metabolism and help to burn stubborn fat, including:

•    Protein –  This is the power nutrient that kicks up your body’s production of glucagon- a key hormone for fat-burning. And this Italian-inspired bread has a more protein than standard wheat-based bread.

•    Medium Chain Triglyerides (MCTs) – Found in coconut, these amazing fatty acids are burned by the liver for energy – not stored as fat. Studies show that eating a diet rich in MCTs can boost metabolism, improve blood sugar balance, benefit heart disease risks and even protect against fatty liver.

•    Fiber – Part of the fat-burning “trifecta” of nutrients (which also includes protein and healthy fats), fiber is an essential part of a healthy, lean-body diet. Fiber helps to stabilize blood sugar, improve your digestion, facilitate detoxification and reduce hunger.

If all this doesn’t send you running to the kitchen, get this:

This recipe is also a great source of powerful antioxidants (thanks to the herbs!). These powerful molecules supercharge your body’s ability to fend off the free radicals that contribute to physical aging and degenerative disease.

So, let’s get right to the actual recipe… here’s Kelley’s super-simple, fat-burning recipe that’s sure to make your house smell like Little Italy and put a smile on your face…

Paleo Herb & Sun-Dried Tomato Focaccia Bread Recipe
(low-carb, gluten-free, high fiber and healthy fats)

Servings: 12
Active Mixing Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
•    5 pasture-raised eggs (or organic, omega-3 eggs)
•    1 pack Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut (key ingredient; *details below about this)
•    ¼ cup organic virgin coconut oil, melted (or extra virgin olive oil)
•    ½ Tbsp. dried organic basil (an Italian herb blend and/or rosemary would be delicious too)
•    2 tsp. organic garlic powder (to taste)
•    ¼ cup organic Parmesan cheese, divided
•    5 organic sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, sliced (try Mediterranean Organic)
•    ½ tsp. Sea Salt (this is my new favorite sea salt)
•    ¾ tsp. baking soda

* For the “Let’s Do Organic Creamed Coconut”, this may not be in every grocery store, but I found it in Whole Foods, or you can get it at the amazon link above.  This is VERY different than just coconut cream or milk, as this contains the fiber from coconuts too, which is key to making this recipe come out properly.

Preparation:

1.    Soften creamed coconut by placing packet in a bowl of warm water. Work with your hands to create a pourable consistency.
2.    Preheat oven to 300 F and lightly grease a 9″ round cake pan (preferably stoneware).
3.    Add eggs, melted coconut oil, creamed coconut, sea salt and baking soda to a blender. Blend until very smooth (no lumps!).
4.    Pour batter into a medium mixing bowl and fold in herbs and parm cheese (if using).
5.    Pour into greased pan. Top with sliced sun-dried tomatoes and a little extra parm cheese, if using.
6.    Transfer to oven and bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown and firm.
7.    Serve with a dipping oil made with high quality organic extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic and herbs, to taste.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
192 calories, 18 grams healthy fats, 6 grams carbohydrate (mostly fiber), 3 grams protein

This is a perfect bread for diabetics since there’s no blood sugar impact hardly at all, and also just good for anyone looking to control blood sugar and cravings for the fat loss and appetite control effects.

If you want more incredible gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free recipes from Kelley, make sure to grab her incredible Better Breads recipe manual today (currently on sale)

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