Finding it hard to give up bread? This keto bread makes will make your life much easier, as it’s easily made into sandwiches, and perfect for toast.
Most bread recipes can taste very eggy, or crumble easily.
Amazingly, this bread, once cooled has little to no eggy taste.
And best of all, it actually holds together, much like wheat bread would for sandwiches and toasties.
This post is very detailed, so feel free to skip to the section that suits you best using the table of contents below:
- How to make amazing keto bread every time
- Baking Tips
- Which butter should you use?
- Oven Tips
- Cooling Tips
- What is Keto bread?
- How many servings are in this loaf?
- Can this keto bread be made dairy free?
- I don’t have xanthan gum, what can I use instead?
- Examples of other flour that works well with keto bread
- How Do I Store Keto Bread?
- How many carbs in keto bread?
- How many calories in keto bread?
- Fear Not: Most Popular Keto Bread Recipe!
- Recipe Video
How to make amazing keto bread every time
There are two ways you can make this bread.
- The Simple Way OR
- The Keto Bakers Way (The steps are outlined below)
If you just want the simple way, Click Here to jump straight to the recipe
If you have chosen the keto bakers way, let me show you some easy tips that will help you make the perfect bread, every time.
Pro Tip: I use this loaf tin for the perfect risen bread every time. (amazon link)
Otherwise, any 8″X4″ tin will work.
Please please make sure your eggs are at room temperature before you attempt this recipe.
This will reduce the likelihood that your bread will taste “eggy“.
If you keep your eggs in the fridge, no worries, just pop them into a bowl of hot tap water for 3 mins.
Don’t worry, it won’t cook them!
Crack the eggs into a bowl, and mix them together well by themselves.
Below I’ve used a magic whisk because it’s much easier than pulling out the electric mixer.
Don’t worry if you don’t have one. I just find it easier.
Butter and Coconut Oil
If your butter is at room temperature, then this will be quicker (skip this step).
If you keep your butter in the fridge, then this step is for you!
Cut the butter up, and place the pieces into a small saucepan.
As soon as you see the butter begin to melt, take it off the heat and just let it sit.
You don’t want the butter to be hot, because this will affect your eggs once you add it to the mixture.
Add the coconut oil once the butter has melted. (Use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut).
Once you have your butter and coconut oil melted, slowly stream them into the eggs while mixing on low.
Which butter should you use?
You can use anything, but butter that is grass-fed is better.
If you want to know more about the different types of butter, you can read my guide on butter for some clarification.
Combine the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt together into a small bowl. Mix all of these ingredients together until well combined.
Then, little by little, add it to the egg mixture. It should get quite thick.
Set your fan forced oven to 180C (355F) and wait till its fully heated.
If you have a convection oven, drop the temperature by 5C (20F).
If you are using a glass loaf pan, do the same. (Glass retains heat longer).
I always set my timer for 10 minutes less than the time in the recipe because all ovens are different.
Make sure when you make this recipe if you are not using a silicone tray, that you place baking paper on the tray whilst baking.
Smooth out the top surface of the bread with a spatula or bowl scraper. This helps keep the bread together whilst in the oven.
Once small cracks appear on the top and it goes a golden brown colour, test with a toothpick or bamboo skewer right into the centre of the bread.
If it comes out clean, the bread is done. If not, you can add an extra 10 minutes and check it again.
Let the bread cool on a cooling rack so that all sides cool equally.
Cooling it on a bread rack will significantly reduce the eggy taste also.
Sometimes if you let it sit on a normal bench top or chopping board, you’ll find that the bottom section of the bread will go a different colour.
*Special mention to one of my Facebook readers for suggesting some of these easy keto bread baking tips.*
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Keto bread?
Keto bread is a mixture of almond flour (or coconut flour), eggs, healthy fats and xanthan gum.
It resembles normal wheat bread in texture but has about 20 times fewer carbs than regular bread.
How many servings are in this loaf?
For those who are confused about the serving size, the bread should make 16 slices, and the nutritional information is for 1 slice only.
In simple terms, 1 slice = 1 serving. The whole loaf makes 16 servings total.
Can this keto bread be made dairy free?
Yes – just add 1/2 cup olive oil instead of the butter. This will give you a very similar result.
I don’t have xanthan gum, what can I use instead?
Xanthan gum is a binding agent and helps stop the bread from crumbling so it slices like real bread.
However, if you don’t have this, you have a few options:
- Gelatine Powder – Use 1 teaspoon
- Guar Gum – Use 1 teaspoon
- Ground Chia Seeds – Use 1 Tablespoon
- Psyllium Husk Powder – Use 1 Tablespoon
- Omit Xanthan Gum– Still gets a good result.
See the different options in the image below:
If I am allergic to almonds, can I use coconut flour instead?
Instead of adding 2 cups of almond flour, add 1/2 cup of coconut flour. This ratio will produce the same type of bread, as coconut flour is much more absorbable.
Or, you can view my coconut bread here: Keto Coconut Flour Bread
Examples of other flour that works well with keto bread
Here is a recipe for nut-free keto bread:
Also amazing keto bread recipes:
The image below shows mini loaves made with alternate flours:
How Do I Store Keto Bread?
I usually slice it up, then place the sliced pieces into 2 plastic containers. Keep 1 container in the fridge, and 1 container in the freezer for next week.
How many carbs in keto bread?
This ketogenic bread recipe only has 1g of net carbs.
Net carbs are total carbs minus fibre.
If you want to know more about net carbs, read my full breakdown here.
How many calories in keto bread?
This bread contains 165 calories per slice of bread.
This is higher than regular bread, but only because it contains a large amount of healthy butter and coconut oil.
Fear Not: Most Popular Keto Bread Recipe!
Low carb bread is very popular in the world of ketogenic bread.
The popular food blog website The Kitchn rated it the best keto bread on the internet.
Most people are just happy that they can still use bread on the ketogenic diet by using this recipe.
It’s also suitable for diabetics, and the Atkins diet.
You can definitely make this keto bread recipe on your bread machine too!
Free Keto Bread eBook
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