Low Carb Doughtein
So what in the world is “Doughtein”? It is basically a low carb, protein based multi-purpose dough recipe super popular among the low carb and keto communities. Doughtein was created to fill a void between regular high carb, high sugar and fat dough and the popular “fat head dough” that often has way too much fat and way too many calories. Doughtein is mostly protein with some fat and carbs and is very easy to fit into your ketogenic meal plan.
Doughtein Recipe Instructions
The recipe for Doughtein is rather simple.
1 scoop protein powder – Most find an unflavored whey protein works great.
3/4 cup egg whites (fresh container egg whites work best)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (cream of tartar, guar fum, or psyllium husk – all work as subsitutes)
Beat egg whites, baking powder and xanthan gum to stiff peaks.
Fold in protein powder with spatula (add any spices depending on what you are making. Nutritional yeast gives a great cheesy flavor for buns and pizza dough)
For pancakes, fry in pan.
For buns, divide into three mounds on parchment paper (add toppings ie everything bagel spice) bake at 350F for 20 min. Store unused in fridge.
For pizza dough, spread thin on parchment paper, bake at 350F for ~10 min. Add toppings, cook again
What do you make with Doughtein? Just about anything, the list is endless:
Pancakes, pizza, bread, muffins, buns, bagels, flat bread, pie/cakes, waffles, etc etc.
A high quality whey protein isolate is one of the best protein powders to use for a doughtein recipe. Some prefer unflavored especially when making a savory recipe. For those making dessert type recipes, flavored protein powders work just fine. Here are some great protein powders that are work perfectly with the doughtein recipe:
Some photos utilizing the Doughtein recipe