Finding it hard to give up bread? This keto bread will make your life much easier, the best low carb bread on the internet made with almond flour.
Most keto bread recipes can taste very eggy or crumble easily. Amazingly, this bread has little to no eggy taste. Best of all, it actually holds together and works for sandwiches and toasties just like wheat bread.
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
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, 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 perfect bread every time. Otherwise, any 8″X4″ (20 cm x 10 cm) tin will work.
Low Carb Bread Baking Tips
Please make sure your eggs are at room temperature before you attempt this recipe. This will reduce the likelihood of the bread tasting eggy. If you keep your eggs in the fridge, no worries. Just pop them into a bowl of hot tap water for 3 minutes.
I like to use a magic whisk (pictured below) 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 already at room temperature, skip this step. If you keep your butter in the fridge, then this step is for you!
Cut the butter up and place in a small saucepan over low heat. 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 might cook the eggs when you combine them.
Add the coconut oil once the butter has melted. (Use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut). Once the butter and coconut oil are melted, slowly stream into the eggs while mixing on low.
Which Butter Should You Use?
You can use anything, but grass-fed butter is the best.
Mix the almond flour with the xanthan gum, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl until well combined. Little by little, add to the egg mixture until very thick.
Set your fan-forced oven to 180 C (355 F) and wait till it’s fully heated. If you have a convection oven, drop the temperature by 5 C (20 F). If you are using a glass loaf pan, also reduce the temperature. (Glass retains heat longer).
Make sure to line your baking pan with baking paper if you are not using a silicone tray. Smooth out the top surface of the bread with a spatula or bowl scraper. This helps keep the bread together whilst in the oven.
I always set my timer for 10 minutes less than the recipe’s time because all ovens are different. Once small cracks appear on the top and the bread turns 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 bake an extra 10 minutes before checking it again.
Let the bread cool on a cooling rack so that all the sides cool equally. Cooling it on a bread rack will significantly reduce the eggy taste also. Sometimes if you let the bread sit on a normal bench top or chopping board, the bottom section of the bread will turn a different colour.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 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 that stops the bread from crumbling so it slices like traditional wheat bread. However, if you don’t have xanthan gum, you have a few options to replace it:
- 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. Despite the lower amount of coconut flour, the result will be very similar to using almond flour, as it is much more absorbable than almond flour. Alternatively, 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:
Keto Sesame Seed Flour Bread
Instant Sesame Seed Flour Bread
Also amazing keto bread recipes:
Keto Naan Bread
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 Are In Keto Bread?
This ketogenic bread recipe only has 1 g 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 Are In Keto Bread?
Each bread slice contains 165 calories. This is higher than regular bread, but only because it contains a large amount of healthy butter and coconut oil.
Almond Flour Bread Machine Recipe
Here are some tips when it comes to making this almond flour bread in a bread machine:
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl before adding to the bread maker
- Set the loaf size to medium.
- Set the crust to light.
- Use the regular quick bake setting.
Here is a picture of what this bread looks like when made with a bread maker:
Fear Not: Most Popular Keto Bread Recipe!
Low carb bread is very popular in the world of ketogenic bread and most people are happy there is a keto alternative to regular bread. The popular food blog website, The Kitchn, rated it the best keto bread on the Internet. It’s also suitable for diabetics and the Atkins diet.