Healthy Flatbread Recipe for Dieters

If you're like me - you adore flatbread. It's so medieval and makes me think of lighthearted things in life. And a happy dieter is a contended dieter.

Our Peachy King Flatbread is a wholesome, delicious bread that is low in calories and fat content - and that will fit perfectly in most diet plans. It can be enjoyed at breakfast or anytime!

While traditional flatbread is fabulous it takes time to make, so we're going to take a shortcut by making use of flour tortilla shells.

They substitute nicely for flatbread and when cooked to perfection, they make a delicious base for our flatbread recipe. Lucky for us that we don't have to grow all that wheat and so forth.

BUT - if you wish to prepare the flatbread from scratch, our easy and quick recipe will do nicely.

Recipe Ingredients for Easy, Quick Flatbread

3 cups of white flour, sifted
1 cup of cool water
3 Tablespoons of shortening, do not melt - and you can use butter if desired rather than shortening
3/4 Teaspoon of table salt
2 Teaspoons of baking powder - be sure that all the lumps are turned to fine powder.
1/4 Teaspoon of baking soda

How to Prepare Flatbread Recipe

Place all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening until mixture appears as coarse cornmeal. Add the water and form the dough. Roll into either a round circle OR a rectangle. Poke the dough with a fork several times over the entire surface.

Cook on medium heat on the stove top using no-stick cooking spray.

Peachy King Breakfast Flatbread Recipe Ingredients

1 - 1 Pound Bag of Frozen Peach Slices
2 Tablespoons of Dark Raisins (Optional)
2 Tablespoons of Golden Raisins (Optional)
6 Flour Tortilla Shells
6 Teaspoons of Brown Sugar
3 - 6 Packets of Splenda OR Equal
1 - 2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
12 Tablespoons of Light Whipped Topping
Non Stick Cooking Spray
No Calorie Refrigerated Butter Spray
Powdered Sugar

Preparation Notes

Sugar free/fat free yogurt may also be added rather than the topping for a healthier breakfast bread.

If you are short on time, opt for reduced calorie cherry pie filling. It's awesome!

Flatbread may be cooked until golden, but not golden-crisped and then folded as one would an omelet.

I hope that you and your family and friends enjoy this low calorie recipe.

Begin making this recipe by heating the peaches in microwave (another contraption that our forefathers & mothers didn't have) on medium until warmed - about a minute and a half in my cheap-old microwave.

Take care not to overheat or peaches will disintegrate and you certainly don't want that to happen. Allow peaches to rest while you cook your flatbread.

To cook flatbread, spray tortilla generously with butter spray. Cook on medium heat in a pan sprayed with the no calorie cooking spray. Cook until golden-crisped.

Flatbread should not be limp when removed from pan. If so, return and slowly bring to that golden-crisped stage. Next, remove and arrange in six snazzy saucers.

Add the cinnamon, Splenda, brown sugar and raisins to the resting peaches and stir gently to incorporate evenly. At this point, you may do one of two things:

1. With a slotted spoon, transfer the peach mixture onto the flatbreads and dollop with topping. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

2. Drain juices from mixture (should have about 1 cup; if you don't then add apple juice or juice from canned light peaches to make up difference or a bit of water).  

Heat juice until hot, then thicken as you would gravy. I use a generous spoon of cornstarch that has been dissolved in a bit of water, then constantly stir when I add it to the hot juice to prevent clumps. Add peaches.

Transfer mixture onto flatbreads and dollop with topping. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. This makes a thick fruit topping for your flatbread.

Health Notes on Bread

While bread has taken a 'kneading' from low carbohydrate and restricted-carb diet plans, the ancient saying 'Bread is the staff of life' beats to life because indeed - what's life without hot golden bread fresh from the oven? The smell alone is enough to brighten our day.

And in this day and age, we don't have to do anything close to the hard work of our forefathers - toiling to grow the grain, trusting and praying for rain to water the crops, thrashing the wheat, grinding the wheat and so forth. And our foremothers certainly didn't own fancy mega-dollar ovens. Even so, the bread was perfection as it came off the coals.

So often we don't take time to be truly thankful for modern day advances, particularly in the areas of cookery, health and medicine.


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