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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I love flatbread. I’ve made it with protein powder before too—actually came out pretty well! I would actually prefer being given flatbread to pasta. like give me a bowl of marinara sauce and a few pieces of flatbread and I am so happy.
OMG. One time, I ate marinara sauce by the spoon.
Not going to lie, it was awesome.
Try it on Salad instead of dressing
When I go to Subway I have a salad with chicken and the marinara on the side( not very often) I’m on a low carb diet.
one of my biggest dieting challenges is my addiction to carbs. This flatbread looks like a great way to indulge!
Thanks Becca! Promise these are low carb so you can add carb toppings (my silly sister added potato chips. Actually…that’s pretty genius).
I am so going to try this, this week! Can you post the nutritions, too? 🙂
Hi Mel! If you go onto nutrition data or myfitnesspal, it’s an easy way to calculate it! 😀
i love it! simple is good and delicious! well done mate! 😉
Thanks mate! 😉
That looks really good! Any suggestions on what to make with the left-over yolks?
Hey Lora! If you want a more ‘thicker’ flatbread, use all yolks! I would also add a tad more coconut flour! 🙂
Yum! Looks tasty 🙂
Thank you Cece 🙂
Ah I would have loved these when I made vegan chickpea masala a few weeks ago!
Oh that sounds delicious- I’d eat it with a steak 😉
Awesome! Honestly, I’m not sure if my family will appreciate me stealing all their egg-whites, but…who knows? They might not notice… >:)
Haha, try it buddy!
Love the simplicity of this recipe and those herbs make it look gorgeous, too! Pinned.
Thank you so much, Alisa. You’re a gem!
DUDE THIS IS A GIGI RECIPE RIGHT HERE!!!!!! I told you I am adding eggs back into my life and the “tiredness” can just suck it, right?!?!?!?! Well I am going to start with this.. Okay, I lied, I started with the waffles I made last week, but whatever, this has 12 egg whites – LOL so that’s the true test! I really wanted to invite you over for brunch today too by the way 🙁
oh thank GOODNESS the Gigi ‘cakes feature these.
You did not want to invite me for brunch. You are so selfish, you would have eaten it all yourself.
I love easy recipes like this. I am all about only a few ingredients. And these look REALLY good and pretty too. I’ve never had any cholesterol problems or issues- I am, however, very anemic. I have been for years- it’s definitely been an issues and has impacted my life, and unfortunately, that is something that diet only cannot help with. Although I DO believe diet plays a huge role in healing- I also believe that once you get past a certain point, other interventions might be necessary as well (for me I can only take a specific supplement IN ADDITION to a specific diet..).
Oh wow, both my mum and sister are too- The crazy thing is, my mum can ALWAYS tell when Niki is anaemic- She gets the darkest circles under her eyes!
Excellent! I’ve been looking for a paleo bread recipe of sorts. I will have to keep this one on standby 🙂
Thanks heaps, Ashley! Promise these are super simple!
You are in luck my friend. I did an entire post on ways to reduce your cholesterol naturally. Basically, you just need to give grandma my granola and she’ll be cured….or something like that. Here’s the post if you want more deets: https://cleaneatsfastfeets.com/2014/09/24/cholesterol-reducing-foods/
YES! I forgot about that! thanks love!
Do you believe that diet and nutrition can play a vital role in healing? – Hell Yizzle!
I hope your Grandma gets some good results after you giving her some healthy foods 🙂
And these look great Arman!