Learn how to make the best keto bread recipe without eggs! This egg free keto bread recipe takes only 20 minutes to make and create the best keto sandwich with only 3.6 g net carbs per slice.
Calling all the bread lovers with this new low carb coconut flour bread recipe ! Wondering how to make low carb bread without eggs ? I hear you, there is nothing worst than eggy taste in bread. So this coconut flour bread recipe to the rescue! A dense, soft keto bread recipe eggless!
What are keto bread?
Keto bread are low carb diabetes-friendly bread made of low carb flours, and usually required a large amount of eggs. Consequently, keto bread often have an eggy taste that most of us don’t appreciate. The reason why keto bread use so much eggs is simple. Low carb flours are high in fibers, wheat free and starch free. Starch and wheat usually bind ingredients in regular bread, forming a bulk. In order to hold ingredients, people often use eggs in keto bread recipe to great a bulky, soft fluffy bread loaf. However, egg is not the only solution to make keto bread loaf. I’m excited to show you how you can actually make keto bread eggless …
How to make keto bread without eggs?
As mentionned before, eggs are used in keto bread recipe to hold low carb flour together. But, I am here to show you that this is not the only way to make low carb bread. The trick to make eggless keto bread recipe is to use a combo of high natural fiber ingredients that will act like eggs in your recipe. This coconut flour bread recipe use a combo of psyllium husk and chia seed, that when in contact with lukewarm water hold low carb flour as egg does. It result in the best keto bread recipe, soft, dense with no eggy taste.
Is egg free keto baking easy?
It is not difficult to make keto bread without eggs. However, if you are new to keto diet, there is few things you must keep in mind.
Stick to the ingredients list – if the recipe calls for thin almond flour don’t replace for almond meal. Same for the psyllium. Husk powder is not the same as whole husk or husk flakes. If you swap ingredients or use ingredients with a different texture the bread will come out doughy or too moist. In fact, too thick flours or husk won’t be able to absorb the water in your bread!
Weight ingredients – keto baking use high fiber flours. It means that too much or too less of it, even in tiny amount will impact the bread texture a lot. Consequently, cups are not precise enough to achieve the best result everytime. In fact, when you measure ingredients in cups it is easy to add a little bit too much of one flour ( it will dry out your bread) or miss some flour resulting in a moist undercook bread.
Practice. Keto baking is different to what you used to bake before, you need practice and time to learn how to bake with those new flours. Repeat the recipe, be precise, you will learn each time
Find your favorite flours brand. Yes, all flour brands are different. For example, some psyllium husk brands turns your baked good purple/blue or some almond flour are thinner than others. Experiment with different brands until you find the one that gives the best outcome to your keto bread. Also, remember that the most expensive brands or not obsviously the best ones. I personnaly use my supermarket brand to make this recipe at a very low price.
Why my bread is doughy or don’t cook?
That is probably the question I get the most about egg free keto baking. The experience show me that doughy bread is always due to 3 things:
You didn’t weight you ingredients – wrong flour/water ratio get the dough too moist. Weight ingredients, don’t use cups!
Your husk or almond flour are too thick and don’t absorb moisture. Change brand, experiment until you find your favorite one
Your oven temperature is wrong/too cold. Old oven or conventional mode are less powerful than fan mode. You can try to increase your oven by 20 C (meaning bake at 200C/400F) if your brand don’t cook well.
Which bread texture should I expect?
The slices are soft, with a compact, dense crumb. This is a gluten free egg free keto bread so it won’t raise, won’t be fluffy or airy because there is no eggs in the recipe. It can be slighlty moist if you didn’t wieght the ingredients or used a too thick husk powder. But this can be fixed by toasting your bread slices ! The taste is very similar to a wholewheat artisan bread with no eggy taste.
More keto vegan bread recipe
There is many way to make egg free keto bread recipe depending on which low carb flour you want to use the most. If you love egg free keto bread check my other keto bread recipe :
Preheat oven 180C (350F), fan mode works the best and faster otherwise use conventianal baking mode. Line a loaf pan 9 inches x 5 inches with parchment paper. Set aside.
Measure all your ingredients carefully before you start. I highly recommend weighting your ingredients in grams or oz for precision rather than cups. If you use cups make sure they are packed, leveled up using flour with no lumps.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
Add apple cider vinegar and lukewarm water ( think hot bath temperature, cold water won't activate the fibers in the flour an the ingredients won't bind)
Combine with a spoon at first, it will be very liquid and dry out as you go. After 30 seconds, the dough is moist, not liquid and slightly crumble appart. Knead the dough, press/squeeze with your hands for at least 1 minutes or until you are able to form a ball.
Form a dough ball and set aside on the benchtop for 10 minutes to let the fiber absorb all the water and hold the ingredients together.
Now the dough should be soft, elastic an slightly moist but hold perfectly together.
Shape a cylinder, bread loaf shape. Don't press too much the dough, it is a gluten free bread, it won't raise and the shape you give will be the shape you get. If you press too much, it will be very dense, doughty and it is not what you want.
Another option is to shape 14 small buns to make bread rolls. If so bake on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. It will bake faster only 35 minutes on the bottom rack
Place the loaf onto the prepared loaf pancovered with parchment paper.
If cracks appears on top, wet your fingers with water and massage top of bread to fix cracks. Sprinkle 1 tablespoons of sesame seeds or poppy seeds to decorate (optional)
Bake on the bottom rack of the oven (first rack from the bottom) for 45 minutes then switch to middle rack for 15 extra minutes. You can add a piece of foil paper on top of the loaf if the color get too brown.
Insert a skewer in the middle of the bread to check texture. It should come out dry with no or few crumb on it.
Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 4 hours or overnight before slicing.
How to serve?
The texture is dense, soft and can be slightly packed or moist at the bottom if you press the dough too much or your husk is too thick (change brand next time for better result!). If so, toast the bread slices to add some crisp and dry out otherwise serve directly as a sandwich bread with butter, avocado, spinach, lettuce, chicken or cheese.
Store up to 3 days in the pantry or fridge. Slice when needed to keep the bread moist.
Slice into 14 slices and freeze the slices in a zipbag.
Defrost the ay before and toast before using.
Net carbs per slice: 3.6 g for 14 slices in the loaf (9 inches x 5 inches) Troubleshooting ?
Bread is undercook/too doughty : read the blog post above to see why this happens
Bread is darker/blue : use a different husk brand, some brand turns blue/purple when baked. The taste will be the same but changing brand will improve color.
best keto bread recipe without eggs
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 68Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value*
Net Carbs 3.6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.