Low-Carb Protein Cheesy Bread

We’re delighted to be partnering with Andréa’s Protein Cakery, run by Andréa Marchese. Her delicious cake, cookie and frosting mixes are the perfect addition to a flexible dieting lifestyle – we all know that cake by itself doesn’t stop you losing weight, but sometimes you want a sweet treat without wiping out your calorie budget for the day. That’s where Andréa comes in. Not only are her products high protein and low calorie, but they’re also all-natural, gluten-free, and free from refined sugars. They offer egg-free options, and use lecithin-free protein powders so the products are soy-free, as well!

Recipe 

Makes 12 pieces

Macros per piece:

Calories: 121 kcal | Protein: 11 g | Carbs: 6 g (3 g fiber, 1 g sugar) | Fat: 7 g |  

What you need:

  • 192g Low-Carb Protein Bread Mix (2 mini loaf packets)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 cups (226g) Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon (1.5 – 3g) garlic powder
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons (0.75-1g) dried parsley
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Loaf pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Sheet pan

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Spray loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine bread mix and water, and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 30-34 minutes, until firm and a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven, and let cool.
  7. Preheat oven to 450F.
  8. Remove bread from loaf pan, and slice in half lengthwise (like you would a loaf of Italian bread, to make garlic bread) and place on a foil-lined sheet pan.
  9. Sprinkle garlic powder, then top with cheese, then sprinkle the parsley.
  10. Bake at 450F for 8 minutes.
  11. Then turn the oven to broil, and leave for about 1 minute more.
  12. Remove from oven, slice into 12 pieces, and enjoy!

Note:

This crowd-pleasing recipe can be prepared ahead of time (steps 1-9), then cover and refrigerate. Bake and broil just before serving! (You might need to add 1-2 minutes to the bake time since it was cold in the refrigerator.)