Oopsie Rolls (Low Carb Bread Substitute?)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FYI: The photo is a BLT on an Oopsie Roll

Ok... so I've been asked about my comments on these so many times, I thought I'd post the info here. An "Oopsie Roll" is a great bread alternative, as I understand it, it was "discovered" (read accidentally!) by a fellow low carber. She was trying to make a different low carb recipe and ended up with the "Oopsie Roll"... thus the Oopsie name (her blog is hilarious, by the way!). I've made them a few times now and they're yummy. When I told hubby about them, I got this "you're seriously kidding me, RIGHT?" face. I made the 1st batch, made a sammich for him (I think they're best as sandwich bread), and he promptly begged me to make more - right then! To me, that's a successful recipe! You can find the full story, additional Oopsie ideas and suggestions at the attached link.

The Oopsies listed includes a packet of Splenda, which you can use for a slightly sweet Oopsie. For burger buns ya just leave out the Splenda. I add onion powder to mine to give it a little savory flavor. You can add most any spice to it. I tripled the recipe to make 10 decent sized Oopsie Rolls. Or you can make them in a rectangular loaf pan for sub sammich rolls. She has a recipe on there for meatball subs that has me craving it! I made them again last night and hubby promptly took 4 of them to work to use as buns for his 2 turkey burgers. They're a GREAT alternative to bread for me because my blood sugars go haywire when I eat any kind of white stuff (bread, sugar, etc.). Wheat bread's not much friendlier to me. Any who, just thought I'd share.... You can leave the Splenda in (or add a bit more to taste) and make a sweet roll of sorts. You can add a fruit topping to the top of it to make a mock danish. In fact (and yes, you'll think yuck when you hear it), I have a recipe for Zuchinni Apple Cobbler that has NO apples in it. It's low carb, so the zuchinni takes the place of the apples. And let me tell you, I was as shocked as you'll be when you see that it's actually awesome! The zuchinni just takes on the flavor of the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) and it has a very similar texture when cooked.

The link to her blog has the following Oopsie variations:

Oopsie Rolls - Oopsie Subs - Oopsie French Toast - Oopsie Pizza
Oopsie Pannini - Oopsie Almost Tiramisu - Oopsie Taco Bowls
Oopsie Birthday Cake - Oopsie Boston Cream Napoleon - Oopsie Cannoli
Oopsie Chocolate Eclair Cake - Oopsie Cream Puffs

Mind you... ALL low carb!

She also has other low carb recipes that are yummy:

Cauliflower Spanish Rice - Cauliflower "Fried" Rice - Soups, etc.

Any who... experiment and ENJOY!
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    272 days ago
  • RITA67
    Thank you for sharing, I'm going to try this recipe. sounds great!

    Just wondering how much of onion powder do you use?
    3587 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/23/2008 5:42:01 AM
    I'm no where near NO carb. It's not my particular thing. I try to stay anywhere between 20 - 200 carbs per day. Typically I hover around 50, and try to make sure they're complex carbs.
    3588 days ago
    thanks for sharing. im not quite at the no carb mark, im more like watching and cutting bread and other carbs so i am interested in the oopsie rolls, especially because blt's are my favorite! that 1 on your blog looks great!
    3588 days ago
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