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.
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.
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!)
- 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.