Keto Naan Bread

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Keto naan is a low carb and grain free take on the classic Indian naan bread. Thick, fluffy, and topped with a simple garlic butter, it’s perfectly paired with cauliflower rice or veggie burgers. No rest time, no heavy kneading, and no fancy kitchen mixers needed.

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Ever since sharing my 2 ingredient dough naan recipe, I’d been meaning to make a keto naan bread. Fluffy and delicious naan is something I’d missed since going keto, so I was SO keen to recreate one of my favorite foods ever.

Inspired by my keto chips, I played around with the base ingredients to create this delicious low carb naan

Unlike traditional naan, this keto version is made without flour and without yeast, but you’d never tell. It’s thick, fluffy and doughy, and takes less than 20 minutes to make!

Now, don’t be deterred by the use of mozzarella cheese- It doesn’t give any cheesy flavor but adds the most buttery texture. We love serving this easy keto naan with homemade keto korma and curries, or even on its own- It makes a fabulous keto naan pizza or can be flavored in many ways.

How do you make keto naan

The Ingredients

  • Mozzarella cheese– Avoid using reduced-fat or fat-free mozzarella, otherwise, the dough will have an elastic texture, and dry out when baked.
  • Milk of choice- Added to the mozzarella cheese to make it smooth and easy to mix with the other ingredients. You can also use sour cream, Greek yogurt, or heavy cream. 
  • Almond flour– Blanched almond flour must be used, for a light texture. Do not use almond meal. 
  • Eggs– Helps bind the naan together. Room temperature eggs are best, so they don’t cool the dough down quickly. 
  • Baking powder– Leavens out the naan. 
  • Butter– melted, to brush over the naan. Dairy free butter can also be used. 
  • Minced garlic– To mix into the butter to give the naan a lovely garlic flavor. 

The Instructions

Start by microwaving the mozzarella cheese with milk, until it has melted. Transfer it to a large mixing bowl to let it cool slightly, before adding in the eggs, almond flour, and baking powder. Mix very well, until a ball od dough remains. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes. Once it has cooled slightly, form 8 balls of dough and flatten them out to a rough, circular shape. Place the naan on a baking dish and bake them for 18-20 minutes, or until just done. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes, before brushing with butter and minced garlic. 

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Can I make this stovetop? 

If you’d prefer to make this keto naan stovetop, you’ll need to let your dough sit until cooled. Once cool, preheat a non-stick pan on medium heat and generously grease it (to avoid the cheese melting onto it). Reduce the heat to low and cook the naan for 2-3 minutes, before carefully flipping and cooking the other side. Continue until all the naan has been cooked.

Tips for the perfect naan

  • When mixing in the eggs and almond flour, you want the dough to be cooled, not hot. If it is hot, it will begin to cook the cook and you’ll find the naan doesn’t expand and puff out. 
  • For fluffy naan, form balls of dough instead of flattening it out. It will continue to bake the same way, but have a fluffier texture inside.
  • The garlic butter topping is optional. I enjoy leaving it as it is. 
  • Make larger naan and use them as keto pizza crusts

Storing and Freezing naan bread

  • To store: Leftover naan can be stored in the refrigerator to enjoy later. Be sure it is covered completely. It will keep well for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Freeze leftover naan by placing them in ziplock bags, or a shallow container. They will freeze well for up to 2 months.
  • To thaw: Thaw at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight.

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More Keto Bread Recipes

keto naan with garlic butter

Keto Naan Bread (No yeast!)

5 from 845 votes
This keto naan bread recipe is so fluffy and doughy, you won't believe it is low carb! Made with no yeast and no flour, this keto naan takes just 20 minutes!
Servings: 8 naan breads
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or in a small saucepan, heat up your mozzarella cheese and milk until melted. Whisk together to combine.
  • Transfer the cheese mixture into a large mixing bowl. Let sit for 2 minutes to cool slightly. Add your almond flour, eggs, and baking powder. Mix very well, until combined and a ball of dough remains.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into a ball. Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roughly flatten out into off shaped circles. Place on the lined tray.
  • Bake the keto naan for 18-20 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes, before brushing with garlic butter, if desired.

Notes

To make a garlic butter, combine 3 tablespoons melted butter with 1 tablespoon minced garlic. 
TO STORE: Leftover naan can be stored in the refrigerator to enjoy later. Be sure it is covered completely. It will keep well for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Freeze leftover naan by placing them in ziplock bags, or a shallow container. They will freeze well for up to 2 months.
Recipe loosely adapted from here.

Nutrition

Serving: 1NaanCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 15gFat: 21gSodium: 281mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 351IUCalcium: 263mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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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
    I have these in the oven as we speak and they are turning out lovely!
    How do you stop getting a lot of the dough on your hands and fingers? It was very sticky.

    1. 5 stars
      Water. Wet your hands, the board you’re using to cut the dough, as well as the knife. (Cold water out of the faucet.)

  2. 5 stars
    I mean…. there’s no words for how good these puffs are. We have added sweet goodies and nuts and pepperoni- you name it and we have tried it! I have found my love of thick pizza crust again. Thank you!!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m am in love with this Keto Naan Bread recipe!!! Your amazing. Best thing family n friends think it’s the real deal,
    Sincerely,
    Linda Toste
    Hanford, Ca

  4. 5 stars
    Followed your directions and ingredients. My cheese never melted (in the microwave), not possible to add the almond flour. Why didn’t this work?

    1. Hi KW, Maybe it’s the type or brand of mozzarella cheese you are using. I’m in the US and have used preshredded cheese from Kroger. It works well. It will be very thick when melted, kind of like thick peanut butter. Hope this helps.

  5. 5 stars
    Very yummy, thank you! I wouldn’t say they’re particularly like naan bread but they did go nicely with our keto curry. Very easy recipe to follow and make. Also goes well with soup etc.

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