Keto flatbread is a low carb and low calorie alternative for bread or pita bread, and made using just 3 ingredients! No baking, no grains and no yeast needed, they take minutes to prepare! Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free. 2 grams net carbs.
Ever since going on a keto diet, I’ve been missing pita bread and flatbread like crazy! While I do enjoy a good keto bagel or keto donut, I can never go past a simple flatbread.
This keto flatbread recipe is so easy to whip up. You do them over a stovetop but the key here is to ensure you cover the frying pan and cook on low heat- Doing this results in the perfect crispy outside and easy flipping.
As mentioned, THREE ingredients are needed (spices don’t count and are optional).
If made correctly, I promise they won’t taste eggy, and be durable and perfect for all your flatbread, pita bread and wrap replacement needs!
How to make keto flatbread
- Coconut Flour- Coconut flour acts as a sponge and when paired with the egg whites, give it a thicker texture. Various brands of coconut flour have different strengths, so you may need to add a little extra.
- Egg whites– Low calorie and high protein, you can use liquid egg whites (from a carton) or break individual eggs and separate the yolks from them.
- Baking powder– Gives the keto flatbreads some rise and leavening.
- Herbs/spices– Add anything or everything you want- salt, pepper, Italian herbs, red pepper flakes, etc.
Start by adding your egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Add your coconut flour and baking powder and whisk very well, until combined. You’ll want to let the mixture sit for several minutes, to thicken.
While the keto flatbread batter is sitting, start preparing your pan to cook the flatbreads on. Grease a large, non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat up on low-medium heat. Once hot, add ¼ cup portions of the flatbread mixture and use a rubber spatula to spread it out. Cover the pan immediately, so the hot air cooks evenly. Once bubbles start to appear around the edges, remove the cover, flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat the process until all the batter i used up.
Can I use almond flour instead of coconut flour?
You can swap out the coconut flour for almond flour, but you will need to double the amount of almond flour.
Start by using ½ cup almond flour and add more as needed.
Can I use whole eggs instead of egg whites?
We use egg whites in this recipe to both keep the calories low but also have a fluffier and lighter flatbread. You can use whole eggs, but be wary that the texture can be quite ‘eggy’ and dense.
Is there a vegan substitute?
Unfortunately, the egg whites are necessary for these low carb flatbreads.
You may prefer 2 ingredient flatbread or flourless flatbread instead.
Low Carb Flatbread Tips
- If your batter is too thin, add a little extra coconut flour.
- For perfectly cooked flatbread, be sure to cover the pan while they are cooking. Leaving them uncovered will leave the flatbread having an eggy texture, something we would like to avoid!
- Do not pour too much of the flatbread batter on the pan, as the thinner the flatbreads are, the better the texture.
- Add flavorings! I kept the base recipe without any set spices, but add salt or herbs or whatever you’d enjoy.
- Cool the flatbreads before using it as a sandwich, wrap, pizza etc. They can be quite fragile when still warm.
How to eat low carb flatbread
- Wrap- Fill your flatbread with your favorite sandwich fillings and wrap up and enjoy!
- Quesadilla– Fill your flatbread with cheese, avocado and other fillings, flip in half and toast on a hot pan or griddle. Serve with salsa and condiments.
- Flatbread pizza– Use the low carb flatbread as a pizza crust. Spread the flatbread with tomato sauce and toppings of choice, and bake in the oven until crisp on the edges and the cheese/toppings has melted.
Storing and Freezing Flatbread
- To store: Leftover keto flatbread should be stored in the refrigerator at all times. Keep them covered or in a sealed container. The flatbreads will keep for up to 5 days.
- To freeze: Place individual flatbreads in ziplock bags and store in the freezer to enjoy at a later time. They will keep well frozen for up to 2 months.
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Watch the step-by-step video below
Keto Flatbread (3 ingredients!)
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 12 large egg whites can use cartoned egg whites
- 1 teaspoon spices of choice salt, pepper, etc.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and any other spices and whisk immediately to avoid clumping. Set aside.
- Coat a large frying pan with oil and on low heat, allow to heat up completely. Once hot, pour 1/4 of the mixture into the pan and cover immediately. Once bubbles start to appear on the edges, remove cover and flip and cook for 1-2 minutes. Repeat the process until you have four, large flatbreads.
- Allow to cool completely before using.
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Is there something I can use to either replace the egg whites or something to replace maybe half of them? love that you used coconut flour!
Hey Melissa! You can use all eggs if you like- It will be a thicker texture so you could even toast it! 🙂
This looks delicious! If using all eggs would I only use 6 or still use all 12? Thanks!
Can you substitute almond flour for coconut flour?
I haven’t tried- Feel free to experiment and see!
These sound great. Bihar size pan did you use?
Hey there! I used a medium frying pan!
I’m totally on board with how easy these flatbreads are to make! Forget going out and buying daily bread…I can just make it each morning. I’ve never tried making flatbreads like this, so I think it needs to happen. I hope Grandma Arman’s health is on the up and up…you’re such a good grandson!
Thanks mate! Not going to lie, I probably contributed to it when she first arrived…..
This sounds really cool and I’m curious! Not sure what I’d do with all the leftover yolks but I’m sure I’d think of something. I do normally use baking powder if I need it for pancakes or muffins, but neat trick to make your own 🙂
You can definitely use whole eggs- I did too, but it becomes more like ‘bread’- Which is great to toast! 😀
When you use whole eggs, how many?? Do you consider one whole egg a replacement for two egg whites?? Thank you 🙂
Hi there! I would suggest that 🙂
Perfect!! Thanks very much, Arman!!
Nice! So many Paleo breads are on the sweet side so this looks like a great savory recipe! Enjoy your Sunday.
Thanks Lauren! 🙂
PS I tried butter coffee and I failed. I need to follow your method.
What a brilliant, really nice and simple recipe, I love this Arman thanks! Pinned! 🙂
Thanks Neil! hope you’re having a great day!
Yum! I go through phases of eating all the wraps, so I’m totally going to hold on this for the next time I have a craving. I love that it is so simple and these are much less sketchy than the GF wraps I usually buy at the store 🙂
Thanks Sarah! Hope you try it out!
Absolutely can’t wait to try these! I almost thought that bottom photo was of pizza haha – so colorful and delicious looking with the spices.
Expect a ‘pizza’ recipe to come! 😀
I love a good vehicle, for things like guacamole and hummus or whatever floats ya boat a good vehicle is seriously not to be underrated! These look so delicious too! Hope your grandma is feeling better soon!
Thank you Jessica! Guacamole is the BEST.
What a terrific looking flatbread! I have a feeling I’d be back for seconds! Hope you grandma’s cholesterol can be controlled by diet!
Thanks so much, Liz! Seconds? More like fourths 😉
Oh man this looks so good? Why not egg whites from a carton though? I literally just bought a whole pack from Costco I want to use up!
I tried with egg whites from a carton and they were pretty flat- Give it a go but use a tad more coconut flour!
I made these with carton egg whites and it’s true they were a little flat but that was totally fine with me since I used them like a tortilla .. except it was a tad too salty for me so next time I think I would use 1/4 tsp of sea salt only
Angela! I am shocked- I thought you were a salt lover like me 😉
Glad it worked my friend 🙂
I have been looking for more easy recipes to use up this giant bag of coconut flour I recently bought at a wholesale store. These look great! And I think it’s very nice you were even inspired to make them to improve the diet of your grandmother because you’re watching out for her health concerns. 🙂
Thanks buddy! 🙂
I’ve never made my own flatbread before – so this easy 3 ingredient recipe is perfect for me to trial. Thanks for sharing it!
Thanks Thalia! I’d kill for a slice of one of your amazing cakes!
I think I told you about that time I ate a piece of Kraft cheese and then went to a doc appointment, where the doc told me I had high cholesterol. Oops. It’s a good thing I love healthy foods so much now— I do believe that nutrition can play an essential role in healing! Too bad my general cluelessness can’t be healed…
Not going to lie, I may have contributed to my grandma’s cholesterol.
you rock for this as the child and I are going to make it over the week…in between fighting about homework 🙂
Haha, that is awesome Carla!