Faux Bread Quest: Flax Buns

Faux Bread Quest: Flax Buns

So, I have a little obsession with finding the PERFECT breakfast sandwich.  I started with making the traditional  Oopsie Rolls. Then I made the ever popular Minute Muffin.  I was not very happy with the hold of the of the Oopsie’s even though the shape and size was perfect.  I liked the minute muffin idea but when I made them it was just too awkward of a shape coming out of the mug.  Another problem that I have is that I generally cook all of our meals on the weekend for the week.  So it is not very practical to microwave 10 batches of minute muffins. Some other websites talk of baking a sheet of this stuff but eggs are round and my sandwich has to be perfect!

Well my friends, I have have found a solution. Behold sweet victory!

Flax BunI call these, flax buns!  They are exactly the size and consistency that I wanted for a breakfast sandwich.  In reality they can be used for anything at all. In addition to modifying the recipe for baking and a pan, I also tweaked the amounts to reduce the calories.  Well ladies and gentleman, lets get started!

Flax Bun IngredientsHere are all the ingredients your going to need.

Mixed ingredients for Flax BunMix it all together just like the minute muffins, I mixed the dry ingredients together first then added the liquid, it probably doesn’t matter how you mix it.

Muffin Top PanThis is the secret ingredient!  Its a Muffin Top Pan. This is the way to create a perfect bun sized piece of faux bread!  I looked around forever to find something that would work for me.  Regular muffin pans would make really small buns, even the giant muffin pans still have relatively small holes at the bottom and it would be hard to get them out.  This one is designed to create just muffin tops!  So it creates a perfect egg sized bun.  You can get these at a place like Bed Bath and Beyond or from Amazon as I linked above.

Flax buns in panTake the batter and evenly distribute it throughout the pans.  I would grease the pan before hand but it probably wont stick.

Finished Flax BunsI cooked them for around 17 minutes at 350.  Cook them until they aren’t spongy any more, you could also use a toothpick.

Flax Buns dryingI let them sit for a little bit in the pan and then let them finish drying on a rack.

Eating Flax Bun Breakfast Sandwich!Yum!

Flax Buns
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: 2
  • Calories: 251
  • Fat: 22
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 10
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Awesome flax buns made from ground flax seed. Holds together well and tons of fiber!
Ingredients
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 g Salt
  • 1.5 tsp Splenda
  • ¾ cup Flax Meal
  • ⅕ Cup Water (3.2 Tablespoons)
  • 2 Tbsp Oil or Butter
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients, dry first then wet
  2. Pour into a pan
  3. Bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees
  4. Let cool on wire rack

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