Keto coconut bread is a fantastic substitute for my regular keto bread but it is nut free, gluten free and slightly lower in calories. The bread is fluffy, sliceable and totally delicious. Be sure to keep some for yourself since everyone will want a slice of this delicious bread.
I received such an overwhelming response to my almond flour keto bread that I decided to make a ketogenic bread that is nut free for all those people who are allergic to nuts, gluten, and possibly, even dairy.
I refined this recipe a little bit by removing the extra coconut oil. The coconut oil is not necessary here, because the butter and eggs combine with the coconut flour better without it. The bread toasts better as well.
This bread is by far my most favourite bread I’ve ever made. I’m so glad that I now have a nut-free keto bread on offer so that everyone is able to enjoy the convenience of bread regardless of their allergies.
Making This Keto Coconut Bread Dairy Free
To make this keto coconut bread dairy free, all you have to do is substitute the butter with olive oil. I’ve tried this and it works just as well. Coconut oil would also work, but I prefer using olive oil as it has a better taste (especially because you are already using coconut flour in the mix).
Using Coconut Flour Versus Almond Flour
When replacing coconut flour with almond flour, you must adjust the amount since it is more absorbent than almond flour. When using coconut flour instead of almond flour, there is a perfect ratio to use. Replace almond flour with a quarter of the amount of coconut flour for perfect results:
4 Cups Almond Flour = 1 Cup Coconut Flour
2 Cups Almond Flour = 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1 Cups Almond Flour = 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
Ratio 4: 1 (This means that for every 1 cup of almond flour, use 1/4 cup coconut flour)
This ratio works with almost every recipe. Coconut flour needs more moisture because the flour is very absorbent. This is why I’ve kept the number of eggs the same.
The moisture from the eggs will absorb into the coconut flour leaving a very nice texture without the eggy taste.
Coconut flour usually needs to rest to absorb moisture. Luckily with this bread, resting doesn’t need to be considered since it is baked in the oven.
If you have any coconut flour question, don’t hesitate to comment below! I will attempt to answer as many questions as possible.
Aluminium-Free Baking Powder
*Please note* This recipe has been updated since first posting, and many people were confused about whether to use baking soda or baking powder. Please read below:
Please make sure that when you’re baking this recipe, that you use an aluminium-free baking powder.
The reason is that if you accidentally use too much baking powder that is not aluminium free, it can create a green colour in the bread.
Don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s your baking powder. Baking powder with aluminium reacts to acidic ingredients like coconut, causing this greenish colour and what many people find to be a “tinny” or metallic taste.
Fortunately, this doesn’t make the bread harmful to eat, it just might look a little strange. It’s perfectly fine to eat.
Where To Buy Xanthan Gum?
Xanthan gum can usually be found in your local supermarket either in the baking aisle or in the gluten-free section.
Here are some links if you like shopping from home:
Looking For Another Nut-Free Keto Bread Alternative?
Most people who are allergic to nuts avoid coconut as well. While coconut is technically not a nut, it is considered a “Drupe” and many people avoid it just to be cautious.
As an alternative, I’ve created a keto bread that contains just sesame seeds, ground up into a flour, and it is probably better than all my keto bread recipes combined!