Keto Bread

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Learn how to make the best keto bread recipe ever that tastes like real deal bread! Made with almond flour, it’s light, fluffy, and grain-free! 2 grams of net carbs per serving. 

Need more keto bread recipes? Try my keto tortillas, keto banana bread, keto buns, and keto cheese bread next. 

keto bread.

If you’ve been dying to bring sandwich bread back into your life since boarding the keto diet train, you’ve come to the right place. 

My keto-friendly bread recipe is light, fluffy, and ready for anything, be it keto sandwiches, keto avocado toast, or the ultimate keto grilled cheese

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make keto bread
  4. Arman’s recipe tips
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More low carb breads to try
  8. Keto Bread (No yeast) (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Simple ingredients. No curve balls here! Just keto baking staples you likely have in your kitchen right now. 
  • Naturally gluten-free. Like most keto recipes, this one also happens to be gluten-free. It’s a win-win!
  • Minimal prep time. There’s no yeast, no kneading, and no rising time.
  • Versatile. It looks, tastes, and feels exactly like regular bread, so use it the same!

★★★★★ REVIEW

“Seriously the best keto bread recipe ever. Followed it to a T, and looks like yours!”Andie

Ingredients needed

  • 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. 
  • Salt. You must add a pinch of salt. Otherwise, the loaf will be too bland. 
  • Baking soda. The leavening agent that gives the bread some rise and fluffiness.
  • Eggs. Room-temperature eggs are a must. I know 5 eggs might sound like a lot, but it makes all the difference, especially when skipping the yeast.
  • Extra virgin olive oil. My original recipe called for butter, but through re-testing found the oil yielded a preferred bread-y texture.
  • Maple syrup. While syrup on its own is not keto-friendly, the amount used for my recipe is very negligible and won’t kick you out of ketosis. You can use my keto maple syrup, but the loaf won’t be as tender or fluffy.
  • Apple cider vinegar. Reacts with the baking soda to give the bread some extra rise. DO NOT OMIT! Sorry for the block letters but skipping this will yield a flat loaf.

How to make keto bread

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Prep. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line an 8×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Step 2- Make the bread dough. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix until combined and thick.

Step 3- Bake. Transfer the batter to the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan completely before slicing. 

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Arman’s recipe tips

  • Minimize the egg flavor. This recipe has somewhat of an ‘eggy’ flavor because of the number of eggs used. If this bothers you, remedy it by using 6 egg whites and saving the yolks to make keto mayo. This will give the bread a ‘white bread’ flavor. 
  • Use the proper-sized pan. Avoid using a loaf pan bigger than 8×4 inches, or the bread won’t rise and develop its signature dome shape. 
  • Leave some parchment paper sticking out of the pan. 1-2 inches on all sides should do the trick and make lifting the bread from the pan so much easier. 
  • Keep an eye on the bread. Oven makes and models differ. Mine took about 35 minutes to bake, but I’d recommend checking around the 30-minute mark, then every 3-4 minutes until it’s done. 
  • Make a double-batch. This bread freezes like a dream, so I like to make two loaves and freeze one for later.

Ways to use this bread

I love a good slice of toast with a little melted butter, but there are certainly more creative ways to use your low carb bread! Here are some ideas:

Storage instructions

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 a freezer bag and frozen for up to six months. Let them thaw overnight.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour? 

This recipe can only be made with almond flour. Do not substitute it for coconut flour or another flour, as the texture will not be right. You can try my coconut flour bread instead.

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 of net carbs per slice

More low carb breads to try

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Keto Bread (No yeast)

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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!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, reserving an inch on all sides for easy removal.
  • In a small bowl, add the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. Gently stir through the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the lined pan. Bake the bread for 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan completely, before slicing and serving.

Notes

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. 
* Straight keto syrup is not keto-friendly but I’m using just one tablespoon for the entire recipe, which yields less than 0.6 grams of carbs per slice. 
This recipe was revamped to taste even better and be even easier. I omitted the ground flaxseed and changed the butter to olive oil. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSodium: 180mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 113IUCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Originally published July 2021, updated and republished June 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was great! I’m so happy I came across this recipe. I added walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Such a treat for this gluten free girl!

  2. 5 stars
    Hey Arman, absolutely love this bread and have made it several times! I find it works great for sandwiches and toast because you can cut it so thin without it falling apart (lots of other keto bread is very brittle). Yum!

  3. I’ve been using another version of this recipe (same name, but include ACV) every week for several months. I will try this one for my next batch! Thanks for all the great Keto recipes.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for this easy keto bread recipe. As with some other keto recipes I have tried though, it has too many eggs and they become the keynote flavor, eggy. I have learned that two eggs per cup of flour is too many eggs. I will make modifications and still use this easy recipe so I do appreciate your work.

  5. I have had my flaxseed has expired in 2014 and it has not been refrigerated. Do you think it would be ok to use?

  6. 5 stars
    Wow best keto bread recipe I have tried. I also made the keto strawberry jam to go with it. They taste heavenly! Would like to try more of your recipe. Thank you!!!

  7. On the comments they mention apple cider vinegar but I don’t see it listed with the rest of the ingredients

  8. What can I replace the butter with to make this dairy free? I wish you would include this in your tips in all your recipes! Thanks

    1. I include tested tips, I’m not going to suggest dairy free butter if I haven’t tried it. You are welcome to try it out and see if it works!

  9. So I tried to make this bread and mind you it was my first time making any bread ever….. it was a little dense but I dont have a hand mixer and had to do it with a whisk, I love it. it reminds me of buttered bread this is something that I will be making again due to I miss noodles and bread for sandwiches this is something I can eat and will not run my blood sugar through the roof. thank you for sharing this recipe it has made being diabetic easier.

  10. Bread I’d soooo good. I made a mistake when mixing, but all was well. A keeper for sure. Thanks again. Also can I get a link to the new recipe for a higher rise?

  11. That’s what I have.
    Twice it’s come out quite flat and fairly dense. With a very moist but fall apart texture.

      1. I used a 4×9 pan and had great lift. I think fresh baking powder & proper cooling are mandatory from previous experience with several keto bread recipes

  12. Hello Arman,

    I just baked your Keto Bread No Yeast and I have to say it is the best keto bread I have ever tasted since rejoining the keto/low carb world again!  Thank you for this easy and delicious recipe.  

    The only issue I had was that 6 of the 12 slices did not hold up and they began to fall apart, but still a very flavorful bread and I will continue to make this bread!  I believe part of my issue was that I did not allow the bread to completely cool down enough to prevent it from crumbling.  I can’t wait to make this bread and some of your other recipes again.  Thank you.