Semi-dried Tomato, Black Olive, Wild Garlic Lower Carb Soda Bread

Semi-Dried Tomato, Black Olive, Wild Garlic Lower Carb Soda Bread

Semi-dried Tomato, Black Olive, Wild Garlic Lower Carb Soda Bread

2018 was the first time I became interested in the low-carb diet. At the start cutting out bread was like loosing an arm. Subsequently, I decided to developed a simple wholesome low-carb loaf which was rich in flavour and had a texture similar to whole-wheat.
Since then this bread had taken legs and I have reinvented in many different guises. Once you grasp the basics - the core ingredients and measurements then tweaking the bread is super easy. The world will be your oyster in the world of lower-carb bread making.


Course Baking, Bread
Diet Dairy Free, Diabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Gut health, Low Carb, Low GI, Vegetarian
Servings 1 Loaf (10 slices)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 80 g almond flour
  • 20 g coconut flour
  • 50 grams finely milled flax seed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp bread soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 10 g wild garlic finely shredded
  • 40 g semi-dried tomato finely chopped
  • 20 g black olives pitted and sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 180-200 ml buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • One loaf tin lined with a parchment loaf tin liner


  • 1. Pre-heat oven to 170C2.Sieve all dry ingredients into a bowl.
    2. Add basil, sun-dried tomato and black olives, gently mix.
    3. In a small bowl mix eggs, buttermilk and oil together until blended.
    4.Make a well in the flour. Add liquid, stir with your hand in a circular movement, bringing the excess flour from the outside to the centre until all mixed in. It should have a thickish batter consistency.
    5. Transfer the mixture to a lined loaf tin and make a little dip in centre with a spoon. Place in oven for 30–40 minutes or until bread is cooked.
    6. Cool on a wire rack.

Maggie's Tips

  • If you want to make this bread dairy free use 4 eggs instead of 2 and add in 100ml of soya yoghurt instead of buttermilk.
  • Wild garlic out of season. Replace with any of the following herbs: Basil, parsley, coriander, oregano, rosemary.
  • This loaf is quite costly to make, so you might want to ration your slices.
  • This bread freezes really well so why not cut into slices and take out and toast as needed.

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