Best Keto Bread Without Eggs
This egg-free keto bread recipe is the answer to the questions I regularly get about how to make a keto bread recipe with no eggs and that tastes like traditional wheat bread!
And it makes, quite frankly, the best recipe for keto bread.
It takes only 20 minutes to make, and it is ideal for your keto sandwiches with only 3.6 grams of 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 worse than an eggy taste in bread.
So this coconut flour bread recipe comes to the rescue! A dense, soft keto and eggless bread recipe, similar to my best keto bread, but with coconut flour!
What Is Keto Bread?
Keto bread is low-carb, diabetes-friendly bread made with low-carb flour and usually requires many eggs.
Therefore, most keto bread recipes have an eggy taste that many don’t appreciate.
The reason why keto bread uses so many 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.
To hold ingredients together, people often use eggs in keto bread recipes to create a bulky, soft, fluffy bread loaf. However, an egg is not the only solution to make keto bread loaves.
I am so excited to show you how you can actually make keto bread eggless!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This recipe for keto bread is amazing because it’s:
- Only 15 Minutes Of Prep
How To Make A Keto Bread Loaf Without Eggs
As mentioned before, eggs are used in keto bread recipes to hold low-carb flour together.
But, I am here going to show you that this is not the only way to make keto bread.
The trick is to use a combo of natural high-fiber ingredients that will act like eggs in your recipe.
This coconut-flour-based recipe uses a combo of whole psyllium husk and chia seed that when in contact with lukewarm water, holds low-carb flour as eggs would do.
It results in the best keto bread recipe, soft and dense with no eggy taste.
There are only 6 ingredients required for this recipe:
- Coconut Flour – Coconut flour is a healthy, taste keto-flour option that comes loaded with fiber and nutrients. It’s highly water absorbent and is essential for this keto bread’s texture.
- Almond Flour – Almond flour is my favorite low-carb flour because it’s about 7 times lower in carbs than all-purpose flour while behaving very similarly in baking recipes. Pick ultra-fine almond flour for the best results.
- Psyllium Husk – Psyllium husk is as close to pure fiber as it gets. It contains about 70% fiber and is a great way to replace eggs. It is, however, not a straight replacer for eggs, so recipes need to be purpose-made with husk. This recipe requires whole psyllium husk, not ground.
- Chia Seeds – chia seeds are superfoods that are loaded with nutritional benefits. You can use either white chia or black chia seeds.
- Baking Powder – this contributes to rising the bread dough.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Serving Keto Bread
This keto bread recipe is delicious to make:
- Breakfast toast – add mashed avocado on top or homemade chia seed jam or cream cheese and keto fruits like raspberries if you don’t have time to make jam.
- Sandwiches – use two slices of this keto bread stuffed with butter, cheese, cured meat, or crunchy raw keto vegetables. You can also toast the sandwich in a sandwich press and butter the outside slices for a crispy sandwich.
- French toast – dip the bread slices in beaten eggs and almond milk, then fry in butter. Serve with a pinch of ground cinnamon and sugar-free crystal sweetener.
What Bread Texture Should I Expect?
The slices of this keto bread are soft, with a compact, dense crumb.
This is a gluten-free, egg-free keto bread, so it will not rise much, and will not be that fluffy or airy because there are no eggs in the eggless keto bread.
It can be slightly moist if you did not weigh the ingredients properly or if you used coarse flour.
But this can be fixed by toasting your bread slices! The taste is very similar to a whole-wheat artisan bread with no eggy taste.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Egg-Free Keto Baking Easy?
It’s not difficult to make keto bread without eggs. However, if you are new to the keto diet, there are a few things you must keep in mind.
- Stick to the ingredients list – if the recipe calls for fine almond flour, don’t replace it with a coarser almond meal. Same for the whole psyllium husk, don’t use Metamucil fiber supplements in my recipes. This is not the same product as whole psyllium husk fiber. Metamucil is a husk powder that is not suitable for baking keto bread. It will turn food dry, purple, or blue.
- Weigh ingredients – keto baking uses high-fiber flours. Too much or too little of it, even in tiny amounts, will impact the bread texture a lot. Therefore, cups are not precise enough to achieve the best result every time. In fact, when you measure ingredients in cups, it’s easy to add a little bit too much of one flour (it would dry out your bread) or miss some flour resulting in moist undercooked bread.
- Practice. Keto baking is different from what you used for baking before. You need practice and time to learn how to bake with these new flours. Repeat the recipe, be precise. You will learn each time.
- Find your favorite flour brands. Yes, all flour brands are different. For example, some almond flours are finer than others. Experiment with different brands until you find the one that gives the best outcomes for your keto bread. Also, remember that the most expensive brands are not necessarily the best ones. I personally use my supermarket brands to make this recipe at a very low price.
Why Is My Keto Bread Doughy Or Not Cooking?
That is probably the question I get the most about egg-free keto baking. Experience shows me that doughy bread is always due to one of 3 things:
- You didn’t weigh your ingredients – the wrong flour/water ratio makes the dough too moist. Weigh your ingredients, don’t use cups!
- Your husk or almond flour is too coarse and doesn’t absorb moisture. Change brand, experiment until you find your favorite one.
- Your oven temperature is wrong/too cold. Old ovens or conventional modes are less powerful than the fan mode. You can try to increase your oven temperature by 35°F (20°C), so bake this bread at 400°F (200°C) if your oven doesn’t cook well enough.
For more tips and tricks on making Keto Bread, check out my Keto Baking Guide ebook as well as my Best Ever Keto Bread Recipes ebook!
In them, I reveal to you all my keto baking secrets, including how to bake perfect almond flour bread without eggs!
More Vegan Keto Bread Recipes
There are many ways to make egg-free keto bread, depending on which low-carb flour you want to use.
If you love egg-free keto bread, check my other keto bread recipes:
More Low Carb Bread Recipes
Some of my best keto recipes are bread recipes! Check out the Sweet As Honey Keto Bread below!
Have you made this keto bread recipe yet? Share a picture with me on Instagram!
Best Keto Bread Recipe Without Eggs
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 4.3 oz Coconut Flour scoop and level method (or 1 cup)
- 2.1 oz Almond Flour (or 1/2 cup)
- 0.95 oz Whole Psyllium Husk (or 1/3 cup)
- 0.91 oz Chia Seeds (or 2 tablespoons)
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder or 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2 ¼ cups Lukewarm Water 18.9 fl.oz
- 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- Preheat oven 350°F (180°C), fan mode works the best and faster. Otherwise, use conventional baking mode. Line a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Measure all your ingredients carefully before you start. I highly recommend weighing 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 fiber in the flour, and the ingredients won't bind)0
- Combine with a spoon at first. It will be very liquid and will dry out as you go. After 30 seconds, the dough is moist, not liquid, and slightly crumbles apart. Knead the dough, press/squeeze with your hands for at least 1 minute, or until you can form a ball.
- Form a dough ball and set it 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, and slightly moist but should hold perfectly together. Shape a cylinder, bread loaf shape. Don't press the dough too much. It's a gluten-free loaf, it won't rise, and the shape you give will be the shape you get. If you press too much, it will be very dense, doughy.
- 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 pan covered with parchment paper.
- If cracks appear on top, wet your fingers with water and massage the top of the bread to fix cracks. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon 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 the middle rack for 15 extra minutes. You can add a piece of foil paper on top of the loaf if the color gets too brown.
- Insert a skewer in the middle of the bread to check the texture. It should come out dry with no or very few crumbs 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 a better result!). If so, toast the bread slices to add some crispiness 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 zip lock bag.
- Defrost the day before and toast before using it.
- Bread is undercooked/too doughy: read the blog post above to see why this happens.
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Does is taste like coconuts? Every time I use coconut flour, it has over powering smell and taste
Not really, but it has a light sweet tase from coconut flour
Can i add a yeast wash (2 1/4 tsp ) as in the yeast bread recipe. That owner has egg this doesn’t . If so what proportions do i need to adjust other ingredients ie liquids
I haven’t tried, but feel free to experiment!
I can’t make enough of this delicious bread.
My nephews aged 9&11 devour it and even ask me to make some to take home.
Hi Carine. This bread looks great. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2015. I am also Lactose intolerant. I can’t consume psyllium husk or flaxseed. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately, you can’t make this bread without psyllium husk.
I have a few other low-carb bread recipes however that don’t contain psyllium husk or flaxseed:
Hi! Is it possible for you to share the brands that you use for the flours and psyllium? I tried once with ground psyllium and it was purple and wet. I purchased whole psyllium instead, weighed my ingredients this time, and it was the correct color but still very wet and dense- I cooked over the recommended time and it was still so gummy and collapsed.i also am at 7K feet elevation so I’m wondering if that is changing the baking as well. But it wasn’t the correct texture when mixing, so I think it may be a brand thing? Thx!
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I’m in South Africa anna just want to check my conversions, do you work on 1 cup = 250ml? I’m asking because here 1/4cup is 60ml but the recipe reeds to 2 1/4 cups as being 530ml instead of 560ml. This recipe looks fantastic and i’d love to make our today
Yes 1 cup is 250 ml
Hi. What can I replace the psyllium husks with?
It’s a must or the bread won’t hold it’s shape and get too moist.
I made the bread and it turned out great! very close to normal bread.
I am wondering whether I could mix in some mixed seeds next time? to make it as a seeded bread
thanks for the great recipe
Sure you can absolutely mix in 1/3 cup of your favorite seeds in the batter
The easiest and delicious bread recipe. I made small rolls. The texture was really good , soft. One thing I need to figure out that the rolls started to rise while cooking, they were round, but after I took them out of oven, they collapsed and became more flat. Is that expected? Regardless , I love the texture and taste. .
Hey, thanks for a great recipe! Love flavor and texture! Had to use flax seed meal because I couldn’t find psyllium husks, and ended up to wet to form a ball so I had to knead in a little more coconut flour. Came out awesome, even the “I’m not doing keto” husband thinks it’s good, and that’s high praise indeed!
Hiya, Can I use the same process with a bread maker machine?
I don’t have a bread machine so I am not sure
Can you use psyllium powder as opposed to the whole? Thx
You can but the texture and color of the bread will come out different
I am French and I love your recipes
This bread is just awesome!!
In France we are behind on everything keto
Fortunately, I read and speak English, it helps me a lot.
I don’t use psyllium husk, so Cani use fax meal or chia meal
I couldn’t find psyllium just, so I used flax seed meal from Bob’s Red Mill. Worked fine.
No sorry it won’t work
Thank you for this recipe! I’m super excited to try it out. I was wondering however if I can replace the coconut flour with almond flour? Also, can I replace chia seeds with flaxseeds or anything else? How should I proceed? Thank you!
No sorry that won’t work
Can flax seeds be subbed for chia? If the product is ground chia seeds (or ground flax seeds) is this suitable to use if measuring by same weight?
I could work but I didn’t try that the I can affirm how the bread will turn out.
How much should I reduce baking time when using an 8″x 4″ loaf pan? I have reduced the ingredients (proportionally). Many thanks.
I am not too sure, try half baking time if you half the recipe and see how it goes. Keep baking until set in the center
Excellent recipe! Very well explained! Thank you!
Thanks so much
I love your website. It’s so informative. I’m trying to find an eggless, chia seed free, flaxseed free recipe for my young son. Do you have a recommendation for substitutes for chia seeds and flaxseed?
Can i sub tapioca flour/starch for almond flour?
No Sorry, tapioca is pure starch it will make a very hard block, not a soft bread.
it depends what kind of recipe you are after but making egg free keto bread without flax or chia seed is quite impossible for what I tested until now, I am sorry
Easy to make and used up ingredients that were getting old (coconut flour and chia seeds). Bread is still very heavy and filling but it tastes good and works for toast or finger sandwiches.
I am planning to try this recipe tonight. Can i use only coconut flour without the almond flour?
No I am sorry, this won’t work at all