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  1. The biggest problem that I have with flax is the gas. even with a small amount, there’s no gas shortage there! lol

  2. This easy 4-ingredient keto mug bread recipe looks so amazing and yummy at the same time. Found your post so easy to follow along when preparing them yesterday. So mesmerized by this. Thanks, Elviira for sharing!

  3. Help…I cant stand eggs and I have tried using chia seeds as an egg substitute but my bread does not puff up. Am i doing something wrong?

    • According to my experiments, I think without eggs it doesn’t puff up. If you want to get more volume to a mug bread with chia seeds, it’s better to add some other seeds (like sunflower or pumpkin seeds) as bulk ingredient.

  4. This bread is so quick and delicious. Genius. Looking forward to trying your other recipes after this!

    • Very good bread. However, mine was a little dry so I think I’ll add a bit of butter or oil when I make it again. All in all, it’s an excellent bread and so quick! THANK YOU@@

  5. Just tried today in the microwave. Was worried about the texture but barely notice the chia seeds. Will try again in the oven though but not sure what size of pan would work.

  6. Elviira,
    Just starting to experiment with keto diet and recipes. I appreciate the way you have “mug breads” ; the smaller recipes allow me to experiment as well as cook for one, as I am not sure if the wife and family will go along with this diet. I really hate wasting ingredients. Thanks!

    • Yes, it’s actually handled here in the comments. Try 350 F (175 C) 10-12 minutes or until done. Please let me know how it worked if you try it!

  7. This looks great and I will be making it soon. Thanks for the info regarding flax seed. I used to make them with flax…..since you said you can sub chia seeds for flax seeds in recipes, I was wondering if a recipe called for one cup flax seed, I can actually use one cup of chia seeds instead, right? I will gladly do that but just want to make sure…they are one for one, right? Thanks much!!

  8. I don’t have a small enough baking square (yet) so I likely need to double my ingredients or even triple (all I have is a loaf pan). Have you had any success doubling or tripling the recipe? I also don’t own a microwave so given that I need to double the recipe, how long would you suggest I bake? I would think longer than your previously suggested 10-12? Thanks!!!

    • Unfortunately I haven’t tried out how doubling or tripling the recipe works… must try next time when I’ll heat the oven! It might require something like 20-25 minutes, but I would have to try it out first.

    • If you’re going to use the oven, make a square ‘tray’ with heavy duty aluminum foil. Or you can make an aluminum foil ‘wall’ in a regular sized bread pan. Just a thought.

    • You can try 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder if you happen to have it at hand. Flaxseed would work as well, but as you can see from the post, I don’t recommend them!

  9. I added a sprinkle of caraway seeds and granulated sweetener. Delicious. Thank you for this quick recipe.

  10. HI,
    I only have ground chia seeds , how much would I use ?? this sounds like what I’ve been looking for.. no flax
    Thanks for any help & advise you can give me

  11. This bread is great. So easy and such a good textiur. Has anyone doubled or tripled it?

    • So happy with the way this bread turned out! Tried it with butter and all fruit Jam. Can’t wait to experiment with different spices and flavors 🙂 thank you so much for sharing! Daphne

  12. I just saw this bread 15 minutes ago and made it, exactly as written, on the spot. Easy and really delicious. Have you made a larger version? if so how did it work?
    Since it is almost 1AM I will wait until tomorrow to try to toast it. Poached eggs on top??

    • Lol, I’ve got not idea if it’s Brazilian Bahia, it came with the house when we bought it 10 years ago 🙂 Great to hear you like the bread!

  13. Hooray! A flax-free recipe! Will try this out soon, it looks less greasy than the recipe my husband is using for his hamburger buns. How long had that cooled before you sliced it in the video?

    • Yep, a big NO to flax! The bread is not greasy at all (at least not in my opinion), it’s nicely fluffy. I think I let it cool for some 5-10 minutes before removing from the form.

  14. I am surprised w your terrific organic ingredients you microwave – which nukes all nutrition and beneficial enzymes . If I want to cook on oven what temp time do you recommend? Appreciate your help

    • Umm… the heat destroys enzymes anyway… But in regular oven, I would try 350 F (175 C) 10-12 minutes or until done.

      • I just made this bread in the oven … AWESOME! Next time I’ll spray avocado oil on cooking dish prior to putting batter in dish. Later today I will make again. I want to toast it and eat it with cream cheese. YUM!

    • Thanks for question. I was wondering same thing. My family won’t use microwave ovens. Now I will try this bread this morning as well, but using my oven.

    • Sorry! I definitely should have included directions for regular oven! You can try at 350 F (175 C) 10-12 minutes or until done.

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