If you’ve been looking for what is definitively the best keto bread recipe on the internet, then you’ve come to the right place.
How do I know it’s the best? Well, I’ve tried just about every keto bread recipe over the past eight years, and realized that nothing tasted like regular bread. There’s a couple that are good, but I wanted perfection!
The best part about this low carb bread recipe (just 1g net carbs per slice!) is that it’s so simple. Once you have it down, you can replicate this keto bread recipe any time you want. I’ve been making a loaf most Sundays for the past few years and would recommend it to anyone.
It’s so nice to have a loaf of low carb bread at your disposal when you’re on a keto diet. It almost feels like cheating. Check out this recipe and start making the best keto bread you’ve ever tried today!
The Secret to Making Fluffy Low Carb Bread
The thing that takes this keto bread from good to great is the separation of the eggs. You’re going to want to separate the yolks and the whites. The reason for this is that we’re going to whip the whites until they are fluffy. We’re looking for soft peaks.
Beating the whites is the answer to the denseness that comes with making an almond flour bread. I’ve made countless baked goods using almond flour and the main problem I’ve encountered is how dense the finished product is.
But not here. This low carb bread recipe combines fluffy whites with the right amount of baking powder, which adds air pockets into the loaf and makes it soft and fluffy. This makes for a better tasting keto bread recipe with the mouthfeel you want.
While this homemade keto bread recipe is by far the most popular of the low carb bread recipes on our site, we do have a handful of others you may want to try:
The Ultimate Keto Bread Recipe: Which Flour to Use?
When you first set out to make a bread keto friendly, you are going to need to replace all purpose flour with a low carb alternative. Typically we use almond flour or coconut flour.
But in our experience of making keto bread for years, almond flour provides more flavor and a generally more delicious result.
Coconut flour is much more absorbent and can oftentimes result in a dry loaf of bread.
Rather than trying to substitute coconut flour for almond flour, you are usually better off looking for alternative keto recipes that uses your desired flour, because they behave so differently in recipes. Either option is going to be a big improvement over wheat bread.
Low Carb Bread with Almond Flour: 5 Simple Steps
To make this keto bread recipe you will only need a handful of simple ingredients:
- Almond Flour 1 1/2 cup
- Baking Powder
- Stevia (optional)
- Cream of Tartar (optional)
1. Separate the Eggs
Start by separating the egg yolks from the whites. While many recipes skip this step, based on our vast experience of making keto bread we think it’s essential. Beating the whites in a separate bowl is what gives this loaf increases its volume and makes it fluffy and a pleasure to eat.
Expert tip: Adding cream of tartar to the bowl will make it easier to whip them up to the point of soft peaks. This ingredient is truly optional though – it makes it easier to handle but doesn’t add much to the finished loaf, so don’t worry if you don’t have cream of tartar to hand.
It also helps to have all ingredients at room temperature before you begin.
2. Form the Batter
You can either do this in a food processor or with a hand mixer in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients (almond flour 1 1/2 cup, baking powder, butter, egg yolks, salt and stevia) together and mix until combined. Make sure the butter isn’t too hot when you add the yolks otherwise the yolks will cook.
Butter is preferred but this can be substituted for other sources of fat like olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.
Stevia is our preferred way to eliminate the eggy flavor of this low carb bread. Alternatively you could add 1 teaspoon of vinegar.
3 teaspoon baking powder is used in this recipe. While it may seem like a lot, we have testing this recipe extensively and found this to be the magic number. 1 teaspoon baking powder just doesn’t have the power to lift the heavy almond flour and you’re left with a dense low carb bread.
3. Fold in the Egg Whites
Now it’s time to delicately fold in the egg whites, preserving as much volume as possible along the way. You only want to continue folding until the batter is homogeneous in color and texture.
4. Pour into a Loaf Pan
I’m from the school of thought that there is no downside to using parchment paper when baking. I’ve never been upset that I used parchment paper, but there were plenty of times when I didn’t but wished I had.
Line an 8×4 loaf pan with parchment paper and pour in the batter from the mixing bowl. We recommend using 8×4 for this recipe. If you use a 9×5 loaf pan your bread will come out too flat.
5. Bake and Enjoy!!
Now you just have to wait… Bake your loaf at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until your keto bread passes the toothpick test: Stick a toothpick into the center of the bread and take it out. If it comes back clean, it’s done. If it has gooey dough on it, put it back in the oven.
Remember, all ovens are different. Our convection oven runs a little hot so your loaf might take a few extra minutes.
The total time to make your bread low carb should be 45 minutes. Let it cool and spread it with butter, or make it into a grilled cheese sandwich (my favorite).
Get Creative: Low Carb Bread Additions and Alternatives
As you can see, this keto bread recipe is very simple, which is a huge reason why it’s so great. But it also gives a great starting point if you want to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. Here are a few possible additions and modifications you could make.
- Xanthan Gum – This is an ingredient that many have not heard of but that is useful when it comes to cooking on a keto diet. Less than a teaspoon xanthan gum will help thicken and stabilize the batter.
- Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are a bit of a wildcard. When left to soak in liquid they become gelatinous and allow for some creative uses. I’d pass on trying to use chia seeds in this recipe.
- Coconut Flour – Using a tablespoon coconut flour and removing 2-3 tablespoons of almond flour can change the texture of this bread recipe in a pleasant way.
How to Serve this Keto Bread
Another amazing this about this recipe is its versatility. We like using this bread for breakfast sandwiches and as a complement to standard keto breakfast foods.
It’s also great toasted. When making toast it is best to toast in a skillet on the stove top or oven with butter spread on it, rather than using a toaster.
Best Keto Bread FAQs
How many carbs are in keto bread?
A good keto bread should contain fewer than 3g of carbs per slice. But this recipe is truly low carb as it comes out to just 1g of net carbs per slice – we were serious when we said it was the best keto bread around!
Depending on the type of flour you are using and the recipe you follow, your keto bread may come out with a different carb count, but it will still be a healthier alternative to wheat bread.
Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour?
There’s no harm in adding a tablespoon coconut flour to this recipe while removing 2-3 tablespoons of almond flour. This gives it a slightly different texture that many people like. But if you want a cocounut flour-only loaf, we’ve created this amazing coconut flour bread recipe for you. It’s a slight variation on this recipe and is the perfect coconut flour loaf for those of you with nut allergies or if you just hate almonds.
How do I get rid of the eggy taste?
There is a mild eggy taste to this bread, which we happen to love, but some people don’t like it. We’ve tested a couple of different ways to eliminate it and here is what we’ve come up with:
- Stevia – It might sound crazy, but adding a few drops of stevia to this recipe is the best way to eliminate the eggy taste. Just a few drops will do! We typically use 6 drops of stevia. That amount will not make the bread sweet to the taste at all, but it will greatly reduce the eggy taste.
- Yeast – Adding a tablespoon of Active Dry Yeast to this recipe can result in a more traditional bread flavor. The yeast won’t make the bread rise or anything since we’re not using sugar or gluten, but the flavor will still come through.
- Butter – This might be the top way 🙂 Just add some delicious butter or coconut oil to the top of a slice and you will think you’re eating traditional bread! We also love dipping this bread in olive oil.
Is the keto bread dairy-free?
This recipe calls for melted butter, but you can swap that out for whatever kind of dairy-free fat you like best. Ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil would all be great options. Let us know if you try the swap and how your bread turns out.
Is the recipe gluten-free?
Yes! This keto bread recipe and all of our other keto recipes are gluten free. The bread is made with finely ground almond flour instead of wheat flour. If you’d like to browse hundreds of other recipes like this, get a copy of our cookbook.
Do you need to refrigerate keto bread?
Yes, it is ideal to store keto bread in the refrigerator. It is also good to not slice the bread ahead of time. To prolong the shelf life of your keto bread, you will want to slice it when you are hungry, and keep the entire loaf in a Ziploc bag, or a Tupperware container in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for 7-10 days.
How do I get my loaf to be taller and fluffier?
The two major issues that will lead to a flat loaf is not whipping the egg whites and gently folding them in, OR using almond meal instead of a finely ground almond flour. If you’ve tried everything and they don’t seem to be working for you, the next option will be to make a larger recipe. Try making 1.5x this recipe (it’s easy to do using the servings slide bar) and you’ll have a much larger loaf.
What kind of bread is keto friendly?
In general keto friendly breads are made of coconut flour or almond flour. These flours are used to produce a bread that is very low in carbs, and free from common allergens. For a sweet and moist bread option try our keto banana bread recipe.
Store bought low carb breads will typically use a much larger list of ingredients. Some common ingredients in store bought keto breads are vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, soy flour, wheat protein, and more. While these breads taste good and are more convenient than making a loaf of bread from scratch, they do contain some ingredients most people on a keto diet would like to avoid.
Is keto bread good for weight loss?
When compared to the alternative, keto bread is When compared to the alternative, keto bread is a great option for weight loss. It tastes great and does contain more calories than traditional bread, so consume in moderation.
Where to buy keto bread near me?
If you’re not a fan of baking but you’re a fan of eating bread, there are many grocery stores that have pretty decent keto friendly bread these days.
- Keto Bread at Whole Foods Market – There are a few different options in the freezer section at Whole Foods. These breads will be labeled as “Paleo Bread” and will usually cost you $10+ per loaf!
- Keto Bread at Aldi – Aldi has a new product called “L’Oven Fresh Zero Net Carbs Bread”. That’s right, a store bought no carb bread! It seems to be flying off the shelves since we have not been able to get our hands on a loaf yet to review it. Be on the lookout for keto bread next time you are at Aldi.
- Keto Bread at Sprouts – Sprouts carries a line of high protein, low carb breads under the brand name Chompie’s. We were recently able to try Chompie’s, and while it did taste pretty good, the ingredients are not the best. It’s not something we would buy again.
- Local Keto Bread – The last option would be to find a local bakery near you that makes keto bread. There are more companies catering to the low carb customer than ever before, so while this might not be an option in every city, it’s worth a look!
Never ignore the serving size listed on store bought breads because they can sometimes be deceptive!
Where to buy keto bread online?
If you’re willing to order online there are a number options out there for a keto diet. We’ve tried just about every type of keto bread on the market and without a doubt our favorite is The Great Low Carb Bread Company. Some of our favorites from them are their bagels and their dinner rolls. We order from them every few months and store them in our chest freezer. Here is our full review.
The Great Low Carb Bread Company has been making the best tasting keto bread since before keto was cool. They have continued to expand their selection and everything they make is of the highest quality.
- Wide selection
- Best premade keto bread
- Slow shipping
And, of course, don’t forget to check out our Hero Bread review!
The Best Keto Bread Recipe
What You Need:
- 8×4 Loaf Pan
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Add Cream of Tartar to the whites and beat until soft peaks are achieved.
- In a food processor combine the egg yolks, 1/3 of the beaten egg whites, melted butter, almond flour, baking powder and salt (Adding ~6 drops of liquid stevia to the batter can help reduce the mild egg taste). Mix until combined. This will be a lumpy thick dough until the whites are added.
- Add the remaining 2/3 of the egg whites and gently process until fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix as this is what gives the bread it’s volume!
- Pour mixture into a buttered 8×4 loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick to ensure the bread is cooked through. Enjoy! 1 loaf makes 20 slices.