Keto Bread

Learn how to make perfect keto bread that is perfect for sandwiches, toast, or any other way you enjoy sliced bread! Made with almond flour, there is no yeast and no grains needed! 2 grams net carbs per serving. 

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Keto Bread

Everyone has their baking staples that they make over and over again. For me, my favorite recipes to make are keto banana bread, keto naan, and this classic keto bread. 

When I first embarked on a keto diet, I was nervous that my diet would be completely transformed. I was under the assumption that many of my favorite foods would now be off limits and my meals would be protein, dairy, and vegetables. Luckily, those fears were quickly dismissed when I realized I could mimic my pre-keto diet verbatim…but with low carb alternatives!

These days, many staple foods have keto options. This includes ice cream, cakes, and my absolute favorite- bread! 

What is keto bread? 

As the name suggests, keto bread is a low carb alternative to a traditional sandwich and toast bread. Unlike the traditional kind, it doesn’t contain any white or wheat flour. Instead, it’s made with almond flour and often doesn’t require any yeast. I’ve been making my own version for years, ever since I started a keto diet and didn’t want to give up my favorite sandwiches! 

I’ve been meaning to share a keto bread recipe for quite some time. Every keto dieter NEEDS to have a go-to bread to make whenever the carb cravings strike, or when you just want a classic sandwich or some toast for breakfast! Now, any kind of bread can be intimidating to make, but I promise you that this one is a game changer!

No yeast and no carbs are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture of the bread is soft and fluffy in the middle and has a lovely tender crumb. It slices and toasts beautifully, and has no almond flavor whatsoever!

Even though plenty of grocery stores now stock low carb bread, this homemade recipe is so much better. It’s much cheaper and something you’ll be baking at least once a week!

How do you make low carb bread?

The Ingredients

  • Almond flour– You want to use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The latter will typically yield a heavier and more dense loaf, which isn’t the most enjoyable. 
  • Ground flaxseed– Works with the eggs as a binding agent, while also giving some added texture to the loaf.
  • Salt– You must add a pinch of salt, otherwise the loaf will be too bland. 
  • Baking soda– Reacts with the apple cider vinegar to help the loaf rise and leaven out. 
  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs are a must. 
  • Keto honey OR maple syrup– Typically many yeast free bread call for honey, to add a dash of flavor. I opted to use sugar free alternatives, like keto honey and keto maple syrup.
  • Olive oil– You won’t taste the olive oil, but it gives the bread the necessary texture and ensures it does not turn out gummy. 
  • Apple cider vinegar– White vinegar can also be used. 
  • Sesame seeds– Optional, but I just sprinkled some on top of the loaf before baking it. 

The Instructions

Start by mixing together your dry ingredients, until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together your eggs, syrup, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar, until combined. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Transfer into a lined 9 x 4-inch loaf pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds on top. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 180C/350F for 40 minutes, or until the center is mostly cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, before carefully removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Tips to make the best recipe

  • You must cover the bread with aluminum tin foil before placing it in the oven. As the ingredients are extremely delicate, we don’t want to risk it browning too quickly. 
  • Ensure there are 1-2 inches of parchment paper overhanging the sides of the loaf pan. This makes removing the bread from the pan so much easier. 
  • Oven makes and models differ. Mine took 40 minutes to make, but I’d recommend checking up at the 35 minutes mark. Don’t stress if it takes up to 45 minutes to bake.

FAQ

Can you eat bread on keto?

Technically, you can eat most things on a keto diet. The big question is how much of your daily net carb allowance you want to use up on just one food or a variety of foods. 

Bread is something that IS suitable for a keto diet. There is plenty of commercial keto bread available (both in grocery stores and online), and, as this recipe proves, you can make your own. 

Where to buy keto bread? 

Most mainstream grocery stores now stock at least one or two kinds of keto friendly bread. Aldi is perhaps the most well known and affordable keto bread available. The L’oven Fresh’ bread Keto friendly bread comes in both wheat and multiseed, and boasts zero net carbs. It’s also vegan friendly, so can be used as multipurpose bread.

Is Ezekiel bread keto? 

Unless you have plenty of carbs to spare, Ezekiel bread is NOT recommended on a keto diet. Per slice, it contains 15 grams of carbs, with a whopping 12 grams of net carbs. Unless this was the only carb source you’d consume in a day, it’s best to stick with Aldi keto bread or Dave’s killer bread

Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour? 

This recipe can only be made with almond flour. Do not substitute it out for coconut flour or another flour, as it will not work. 

How many carbs are in homemade keto bread

This recipe makes a full loaf of bread and each loaf yields 12 slices. The entire loaf yields 24 net carbs, which works out to be 2 grams net carbs per slice

Ways to use this bread

Use this bread exactly like you would with classic white or wheat bread. Here are some simple ideas to get things started! 

  • Toast– The classic way! Toast a slice or two and slather on some keto jam, homemade almond butter, or Keto Nutella
  • Sandwiches– Nothing beats a classic keto sandwich.
  • Side dish– Stews, curries, or even some soup. 
  • Croutons– Make some keto croutons with them! 
  • Bread pudding– Whip up some keto bread pudding

Storing and Freezing Bread

  • To store: Keto bread should always be stored in the refrigerator, covered, at all times. The ingredients are too fragile to keep at room temperature. The bread will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • To freeze: Leftover slices of bread can be stored in the freezer, in a ziplock bag, for up to 6 months. 

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Keto Bread (No yeast!)

Learn how to make keto bread that is perfect for sandwiches, toast, and more! Made with almond flour, it's easy to make and no one will tell it is low carb!
5 from 88 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a 9 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, reserving an inch on all sides for easy removal.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add your almond flour, ground flaxseed, baking soda, and salt, and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together your eggs, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined. Transfer to the lined pan. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cover the pan completely in tin foil.
  • Bake the bread for 40 minutes, removing the foil 10 minutes before it is cooked.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

* You can also use keto honey
TO STORE: Keto bread should always be stored in the refrigerator, covered, at all times. The ingredients are too fragile to keep at room temperature. The bread will keep for up to 2 weeks.
TO FREEZE: Leftover slices of bread can be stored in the freezer, in a ziplock bag, for up to 6 months. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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    21 thoughts on “Keto Bread

    1. 5 stars
      I have been without eating bread for 4 years. Yes, that is right. I went on keto 4 years ago; it worked tremendously but it was not a lifestyle I could stay on and honestly, it is not something you should be in a constant state of unless you are a cancer patient. So, I cycle in and out of keto 2 times a year (Christmas and summer) but even when not in keto I don’t do bread. I decided with all of the successes I have had with your recipes, I would give this a go. Honestly, it is one of THE BEST breads I have ever had. I had a slice toasted; and once slice not. I followed the recipe except I added 1/2 scoop of Amazing Grass glow biotin powder. I thought I would be the only one to eat this in the house. My teenage daughter has eaten 3 slices already; toasted with some organic butter, coconut sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Your recipes continue to be amazing. Thank you so much for providing alternatives to what’s not healthy out there. You are the best!

    2. Hi! I would really like to try this! 😃
      Is it possible to subtitute ground flaxseed with something else? Psyllium husk/powder maybe or something else?

      Thank you for your answer!

    3. 5 stars
      Hey Armin,
      My wife and I really like your bread recipe. However, we live at 6,800 feet altitude in Colorado Springs, so wondering if we should double the baking soda and vinegar. Bread rises 2 inches or so at most. Still great but would like some fluff. Advice?
      Thanks!

    4. 5 stars
      Thank you for this really good bread recipe.It was easy to make and holds a good structure
      I thought 5 eggs would give it an eggy taste so I modified it a little; instead of 5 eggs I used 2 eggs and 3 flax eggs(1 flax egg = 1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water) . It turned out just great !

    5. 5 stars
      I used monk fruit sweetener and it turned out to be super delicious in my opinion. This is my favorite so far. Thank you very much!

    6. This is the BEST keto anything I have ever baked! It has the taste & texture of regular bread. I’ll be making this bread regularly! Thanks for the great recipe!

    7. 5 stars
      I made this bread and I must say it does taste as close to “regular bread” as I’ve ever had, even my husband enjoyed it! The only thing I wish was that is would look like the picture you have posted, it is only 1/2 the size height wise. The slices are really 1/2 that size. I’m not sure how yours looks the same size as “regular bread” I followed the recipe to the letter and mind was only 1/2 the height of yours.

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