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Old 12-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Carbquick

what's everyone's experience with carbquick? Does it taste good? Can you still lose weight or maintain using Carbquick, or does it cause you to gain? I'm thinking about going to pick some up today.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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I just tried to make pancakes with it last weekend. My experience was not good. I added vanilla and liquid sucralose, but it STILL tasted like raw flour. I want to try to make sausage balls, but I'm afraid of wasting all of that sausage and cheese if it doesn't turn out right.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:46 AM   #3
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The trick with Carbquik that Jennifer Eloff passed on to us is it needs to be mixed with a LC bake mix of some kind to help it along some.

I too find the taste too "raw" when it's alone but mixed half and half with a LC bake mix it's great. I really do like the product and keep it in the freezer where it lasts forever! Take it out to warm up before using in a recipe and I've had great luck with it!

Here is Jen's LC bake mix recipe so maybe you can try that next time. Also, you can use any LC bake mix you like, not just this one.

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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I think it's useless. Far better to use other stuff. If you have to jump through hoops to cover up the horrible taste, that should be a clue. I think many recipes are just attempts to use up an expensive box someone bought.
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I really really didn't like the taste.
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Carbquik doesn't rise much

My experience with Carbquik is that you have to add leavening to it. My biscuits were flat until I "doctored" them. I also found it is better to mix the Carbquik w/ either reg. flour (if you can "afford" the carbs) or with Bob's Red Mill Low-Carb Flour (which I much prefer). I will not be ordering any more Carbquik although I did just now order some straight Carbalose flour that I intend to experiment with as an alternative to the "mix" (that wasn't).
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Wow, I have had the opposite experience. I think it's GREAT. For me, the things I make taste just like things made with Bisquik. I use it mostly for waffles. Tonight we had it in meatloaf. We also make biscuits now and then. The brownies are perfect, if you use erythritol. For me, this stuff seems almost too good to be true. If I miss a cake-y food, I'll have a waffle with Walden farms syrup, butter, and whipped cream.

It hasn't caused me to gain weight, but I don't use much.

Judging from other reviews, I think that some people's taste buds don't like it and for others it's fine. It's worth a try.

Brownies

3/4 stick butter

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate

1.5 cups Erythritol (powdered or ground in food processor)

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 whole eggs

1 egg yolk

3/4 cup Carbquik

3/4 cup walnut, chopped



Brownie: -Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of square pan, 9x9x2 inches.

-Melt butter and chocolate in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.

-Cool slightly and add Splenda to chocolate and blend well till smooth.

-Beat vanilla and eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed 5 minutes. Beat in chocolate mixture on low speed.

-Beat in carbquik just until blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread in pan.

-Bake 15 to 20 minutes or just until brownies spring back in the middle and begin to pull away from sides of pan.

-Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Spread with Chocolate Frosting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:56 AM   #8
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I like it (need to order some more). just did a search and found 2 stores in my area that sales it which is great b/c I hate ordering and waiting. One of the stores is called Lo Carb Diner (sounds interesting I must check it out)!

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I tried several recipes with it and didn't care for the end product, except I made a pumpkin bread that was wonderful!!!

I won't buy it again, I think it's too expensive and my family isn't really a fan of pumpkin bread.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:14 PM   #10
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Hmmm... Pumpkin bread... Would you mind PM-ing me the recipe that you used ? I loooooove pumpkin bread, but have avoided it like the plague this year.

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It does make good sausage balls! I also make a low carb pumpkin scone with it that is good.
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Another vote FOR

I make chocolate chip muffins,
Scones - to eat with SF jam and whipped cream
biscuits with cheese and paprika in them

As a side note, I make the muffins and then freeze them. When I need an on-the-go snack/meal, it is a quick grab-and-go.

I've never had an issue with the flavor and I've lost 86 pounds to date. I don't eat Carbquick products every day, but a couple of times a week... for sure!
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:10 AM   #13
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Oh - will you post your recipe for chocolate chip muffins?
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I never liked it. What I realized was, the nut flours are so much healthier for my plan. It was a mind shift for me though....I just came to the realization that these flours and baking mixes are just over processed foods and my body can't process them efficiently.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:38 AM   #15
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My problem is that with any processed food item, at some point it will no longer be available and users will be left high and dry.

Look at ThickenThin. Why the heck discontinue that? Well, they did. After what, 20-30 years? Gone. Bye. See ya! And I still have some, but I'll run out eventually. (Thankfully, I know how to replace the stuff).

It just goes to show it's better to come up with your own versions of those convenience foods (or avoid them altogether), because at some point, every single one of them is going to disappear.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:57 PM   #16
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I bought a box. Not saying I'll eat stuff every day that has Carbquick, but I made the pancakes today and it was a nice change from the salads and protein and what not. Can I survive without pancakes? Oh I'm sure of it, but it does make it easier to stay on plan. I also thought the pancakes were delicious. To me they tasted like the real thing; maybe not as fluffy.

Though I will say the recipes do seem a bit off. For the pancakes it was calling for 2 cups of Carbquick. The consistency was that needed to make the biscuits, so instead of trashing, I made the biscuits. Don't know if I'll eat them. I'm really not a fan of biscuits a whole lot. I was trying to think of how I could make it to be like "bread", something I can eat a sandwich on.. but I came up dry. So I tried cutting down the amount of Carbquick and 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Carbquick seemed to be good for 3-4 pancakes.

I am also interested in seeing how the pizza would turn out, but I'm gonna wait on that til I can get some more cheese and pepperoni.
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I was trying to think of how I could make it to be like "bread", something I can eat a sandwich on.
I recommend oopsie rolls for that.
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Of course.

This recipe is not my own... I adjusted a basic recipe from someone else until I found what I liked.

Chocolate chip muffins
2 cups Carbquik (96g x 2)
1/2 cup Almond Flour (61g)
2/3 cup half and half
1/3 cup Splenda or 1/2 cup of Davinci SF vanilla syrup (I usually use the SF syrup... sometimes caramel even )
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 whole egg, beaten
chop a sugar free chocolate bar (+/- 70g - I use the SF bars from Trader Joe's and leave out one end row of squares)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 400ºF.
Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups, or
grease muffin pan well.
(For muffin top pan divide between 10 muffin cups - this is the pan with the "disc shaped muffins")
Stir all ingredients just until moistened.
Divide batter evenly among cups.
Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

If anything isn't clear - let me know. Oh and they freeze well!

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I recommend oopsie rolls for that.
Yeah, I've had those and while they're good.. I can't eat too much cream cheese. If I recall the recipe requires cream cheese, right? Too much dairy and I can't lose weight. I try to not eat cream cheese if possible. Not to mention.. those take a little more time than I want to spend, especially on top of the other stuff I cook. Though I do think a better alternative for me is just doing an unwich type sandwich (think Jimmy John's lol) and just wrapping the meat and all the goodies in some lettuce. I loved the unwich from Jimmy John's. It was actually my inspiration to just buy the stuff and make it at home.
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I was trying to think of how I could make it to be like "bread", something I can eat a sandwich on..
oh, oh, oh....i know....THESE were one of the BEST recipes i found after going LC.

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My easy bread thingy is a variation of the minute muffin.

1/3 c. golden flax meal
1/3 c. carbquick
1/2 t. baking powder
1 egg
1 T. oil or melted butter
1 T. cream

Mix all together and dump into a roll or bread shaped microwavable bowl. Cook on high about 1 1/2 - 2 min.

I can cut into 3 slices.
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My experience with Carbquik is that you have to add leavening to it. My biscuits were flat until I "doctored" them. I also found it is better to mix the Carbquik w/ either reg. flour (if you can "afford" the carbs) or with Bob's Red Mill Low-Carb Flour (which I much prefer). I will not be ordering any more Carbquik although I did just now order some straight Carbalose flour that I intend to experiment with as an alternative to the "mix" (that wasn't).
Just bear in mind that the carbalose has 19 grams of net carbs per whatever it is (honestly I forget) while carbquick has 3 or something like that. Apples and oranges unless you are mixing the carbalose in small quantities with flax or almond meal or something else really low carb.
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Wow, Ravenrose--what a shock! I bought a bag of Carbalose back in the summer, then DH was in the hospital for a month, and I forgot about having it--I can't believe I bought it with the carb count being so high! But the serving for Carbalose is shown as approximately 1 cup and CarbQuick is 1/3 cup, so that helps a little bit--it's about 6 grams for the 1/3 C serving.

Anyway, I'm going to be one of the people who love CarbQuick. Just last night DH requested cheeseburger pie, which I make using the recipe from the Bisquick box, but sub CarbQuick and a cream/water blend instead of milk; we can't tell the difference. It's a whole family favorite.

I like the cheese biscuit recipe on the CarbQuick box, but they are a little flat--but taste yummy. And I haven't been thrilled with the pancakes; they want to fall apart when flipped, but I'm going to try the recipe someone mentioned on here over the Christmas holidays and see if I have better luck with that.

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