A slice of bread goes well with most things—buttered toast in the morning, a sandwich for lunch, or even just a quick snack. It’s one of those versatile staples that you always seem to have on hand. But what if you’re following a keto diet and bread is off-limits?
Never fear! There are plenty of low-carb alternatives you can use to make keto bread. Almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk powder are all great substitutes for traditional wheat flour. And with a little creativity you can even make keto bread that tastes just as good as the real thing.
Below you’ll find our top keto bread recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings. But first, let’s review our low-carb flour substitutes.
How To Make Keto Bread -The Ingredients
Wheat and other grains are high in carbs, which can kick you out of ketosis. With that in mind, what can you use to make keto bread?
1. Almond Flour
Almond flour is made from finely ground almonds and is a popular alternative to wheat flour. It’s perfect for baking as it gives baked goods a moist and dense texture. Because it;s gluten-free, it doesn’t rise as much as wheat flour, so you may need to add extra leavening agents to your recipe.
When substituting almond flour for wheat flour, you’ll need to use less of it as it is more dense. For every cup (120 grams) of wheat flour, you can use ¾ cup (90 grams) of almond flour.
2. Coconut Flour
Coconut flour is made from cold-pressed coconut meat that has been dried and ground into a fine powder. It’s a good source of fiber and is lower in carbs than almond flour.
It also has a coconut flavor that you may or may not want in your keto bread. Coconut flour is also gluten-free so it won’t rise as much as wheat flour.
When substituting coconut flour for wheat flour, you’ll need to use less of it as it is more absorbent. For every cup (120 grams) of wheat flour, you use ¼ cup (30 grams) of coconut flour.You may also need to add more liquid to your recipe as coconut flour absorbs moisture.
Read More: How To Read Nutrition Labels For Keto
3. Ground Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is a type of soluble fiber that comes from the Plantago ovata plant. It’s often used as a laxative or to treat constipation. But it can also be used as a low-carb flour substitute as it helps bread to rise and gives it a chewy texture.
Psyllium husk powder is the best form to use in baking as the whole psyllium husks can be difficult to work with. When substituting psyllium husk powder for wheat flour, use a 1:1 ratio. That means for every cup (120 grams) of wheat flour, use a cup (120 grams) of psyllium husk powder.
Easy Keto Bread Recipe (2)
This recipe is for a classic keto bread that’s made with almond flour. It’s soft, fluffy, and can be used for sandwiches or toast.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/2 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan with butter.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients—almond flour, salt, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients—eggs, melted butter, and water. Add the flaxseed and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
BetterMe app will kick you out of the mental funk, shake off your extra weight, rid you off your energy-zapping habits, and help you sculpt the body of your dreams. Intrigued? Hurry up and change your life for the better!
Keto Banana Bread Recipe (3)
Both wheat and bananas are high in carbs, so this recipe uses a combination of almond flour and coconut flour to keep it low-carb. And to add some banana flavor, we use banana extract. You should be able to find this at most grocery stores in the baking aisle.
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup butter dairy free, if needed
- 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice monk fruit, erythritol, etc.
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tablespoon banana extract
- 6 tablespoon Greek yogurt can use sour cream
- 1/4 cup walnuts optional
- 1/4 cup keto chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×4 inch loaf pan with butter.
- In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients—almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, and set them aside.
- In another bowl, start by whisking together the softened butter and sweetener until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add the banana extract and Greek yogurt and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until everything is well combined. If using walnuts or chocolate chips, fold them into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and cover with tin foil to prevent the top from browning too much. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the bread.
- Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Keto Garlic Bread Recipe (1)
This garlic bread gets its flavor from a combination of fresh garlic, parsley and soft bread.
- 1¼ cups (5 oz.) almond flour
- 5 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- Ingredients For the Garlic butter
- 4 oz. butter, at room temperature
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients for the bread—almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder and salt.
- Add hot water, vinegar and egg whites and mix until everything is well combined. The dough should be thick and sticky.
- Using a spoon or your hands, shape the dough into a round loaf on the prepared baking sheet. Make sure the loaf is about ½-inch thick.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool.
- To make the garlic butter, mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
- Slice the garlic bread and spread each slice with some of the garlic butter. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the bread is crispy. Serve immediately.
Lean and toned up body isn’t just a far-fetched fantasy. Check out the BetterMe app and watch it propel your weight loss journey into high gear!
The Bottom Line
This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!
- Keto garlic bread (n.d., dietdoctor.com)
- KETO BREAD (2021, thebigmansworld.com)
- KETO BANANA BREAD (2022, thebigmansworld.com)