Believe it or not – when I made this amazing gluten-free, low calorie, low carb toast for the first time a few years ago (I was at varsity and on a Banting diet) I was SO FREAKING PROUD OF MYSELF:
It is made with ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS
It takes less than 5 minutes to make
It is LOW IN CALORIES
It is GLUTEN-FREE and LOW CARB with a bread-like texture
I felt like I had just invented the wheel, because I created something so simple, that (I thought, anyway) was pretty much the best thing I had accomplished in my life – nevermind my university degree haha!
Okay – ja I think I’m exaggerating a bit now, but you get the picture.
I was on a Banting diet and created a Banting-friendly pizza base! Yip – this recipe started out as a pizza! I know you get tonnes of them in the shops nowadays, but being made (usually) from seeds like flax-seeds – they are usually pretty high in calories. So now that I am no longer Banting, I don’t need all those fat calories, and I don’t necessarily want to make cauliflower pizza everyday because it takes some effort, and I DEFINITELY can’t eat regular pizza every day.
Only 2 ingredients: eggs and psyllium husks.
That is the story of how this gluten-free, low calorie, low carb fancy avocado toast was born!
Now you may be wondering how I thought to add psyllium husks? Well, not to overwhelm you all with TMI – but I had a bit of a digestive problem when I was Banting due to the lack of fibre in my diet. So I bought some “banting-friendly” fibre called psyllium husks (you can find it in any health shop, even supermarkets).
The original plan was just to add it to my usual omelettes – I didn’t really think it would change what I know as an omelet completely!
So I added the psyllium, and literally saw it absorb most of the egg-liquid when I mixed the two ingredients. What I was left with, was a thick mixture that needed to be spooned onto a griddle right away (before the mixture became too hard).
Afterwards, I was like “It makes sense!” because obviously fibre absorbs liquid!
Anyway, once on the griddle, it proceeded to puff up a bit like a flapjack! So I spread a little tomato pizza sauce and sprinkled a little mozzarella over the top, removed from the pan and topped with sautéed mushrooms 🙂 yuh-uhm!
I was further surprised when I cut into the “pizza base” and it was bread-like!
So without further ado – let’s continue to the recipe below…
GLUTEN-FREE, LOW CALORIE, LOW CARB Fancy Avocado Toast Recipe
The Recipe – SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR FULL PRINTABLE VERSION…
STEP 1: Sautee some mushrooms in a non-stick pan (that way you use less oil). Tip: Add some garlic and chili flakes for great flavour!
STEP 2: While the mushrooms are cooking, mix together the eggs, psyllium husks, oregano, and seasoning for the base. Spoon onto a non-stick pan.
STEP 3: Once mushrooms are cooked, remove from the heat.
STEP 4: Flip the base and cook the other side.
STEP 5: Remove from the pan and slide onto a plate.
STEP 6: Top with mushrooms, feta, and an avocado.
STEP 7: Garnish with black sesame seeds and fresh coriander.
MAKING THE AVOCADO ROSE:
- Serves: 1
- Calories: 395
- Fat: 26.6g
- Carbohydrates: 21.3g
- Sugar: 3.9g
- Fiber: 17.1g
- Protein: 20.5g
- Cholesterol: 446.9mg
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp psyllium husks
- ¼ tsp dried oreganum
- sprinkle of seasoning
- 80g sliced mushrooms
- ½ a round (30g) of feta, crumbled
- ½ a sliced avocado
- coriander and black sesame seeds to garnish
- Cook the mushrooms on medium heat. Remove from the heat once cooked.
- Then, in a bowl, combine the eggs, psyllium husks, oreganum and seasoning. Mix.
- Spoon onto a non-stick pan in a nice round shape.
- After about a minute, flip over.
- After another minute remove from the heat and slide onto a plate.
- Top with mushrooms mixed with the feta.
- Then the sliced avocado*.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds if desired.