Cassava Bread Recipe (Low-Carb)
This yeast-free Cassava Bread recipe uses cassava flour and a touch of almond flour to cut the carbs and keep the texture perfectly soft and sliceable for sandwiches.
Bonus, this cassava flour bread recipe is also gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo!
What’s Cassava Flour?
Cassava flour is a gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free flour often used in paleo bread recipes.
It’s made from cassava roots, and it’s high in starch and carbs but a healthier option to wheat flour on a paleo diet.
Is Cassava Flour Keto-Friendly?
Cassava flour is in a grey area on a keto diet. Let me explain why. On its own, cassava flour is a high-starch flour with 26 grams of net carbs per 100 grams.
It’s not too far from coconut flour (21 grams of net carbs per 100g).
As a result, you can’t make an entire bread using only cassava flour without topping 10 grams of net carbs per slice.
But, when used in small amounts and combined with other low-carb keto flours like almond flour, you can make cassava bread with only 5 grams of net carb per slice.
Cassava flour is a healthy grain-free flour that adds lovely real bread flour to your keto baking. So if you are after a swap to almond flour keto bread, try this cassava bread instead!
How To Make Cassava Bread
Here I am going to share two options. First, a keto cassava bread option, using a mix of cassava flour and almond flour. The goal is to enjoy bread that tastes like wheat flour but with way fewer carbs.
Next, a nut-free cassava bread recipe using only cassava flour. This raises the carbs but, if you are only on the look for grain-free or nut-free bread, that’s a good option.
- Cassava flour
- Almond flour – simply replace the amount of almond flour with the same amount of cassava flour if you don’t mind the extra carbs and you only want a paleo bread recipe. Learn how to choose your keto flours.
- Eggs – you can’t make vegan cassava flour bread. It’s way too dense.
- Baking powder
- Warm water
- Olive oil
Pick a Savory or Sweet Option
Now, choose some flavoring below. If you want to make a savory bread for sandwich or side, add some:
- Garlic powder
- Italian herbs
Or for a sweet bread to use as toast with chia seed jam, use some of the below:
- Stevia drops or sugar-free erythritol – add 1/4 cup erythritol or 1 teaspoon vanilla stevia drops.
- Cinnamon – add about 1 teaspoon.
Make The Paleo Bread Batter
In a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add all the wet ingredients: eggs, water, olive oil, and beat on high speed until the eggs are lighter in color and foamy.
Stir in the dry ingredients: cassava flour, almond flour, baking, powder salt, and spices, sweet or savory.
Stir gently with a spatula to keep the batter runny and fluffy.
The batter is very liquid, and that’s normal! Don’t try to thicken the batter by adding more flour, or the bread won’t be as light and airy.
This cassava bread use 5 eggs, and some people won’t enjoy the flavor of eggs in their bread.
To cover the egg flavor, you can add in the batter some of the below ingredients, between 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of:
- Grated cheese like cheddar or Emmental
- Diced ham
- Bacon bits
Baking The Bread
Transfer the bread batter into a 5-inch x 9-inch loaf pan lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.
Bake in preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 40-45 minutes on the center rack.
To check the baking time, insert a pick in the center of the bread if it comes out clean, you’re done!
Cool down on a rack for a few hours before slicing.
This cassava bread is delicious to make a low-carb breakfast sandwich or if you didn’t add savory flavoring, a base for toast.
For a sweet breakfast, add some of the below to your bread:
This bread contains eggs, and it’s, therefore, better to store in the fridge. It lasts up to 4 days in the fridge or three months in the freezer.
To freeze the cassava bread, slice it first, then place it in a ziplock bag or airtight container and thaw a slice the day before at room temperature.
Rewarm bread in a toaster to add crispy texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Reduce The Egg Flavor In My Bread?
If you are sensitive to egg flavor in the bread, remove 2 egg yolks in the recipe or use eggs at room temperature, not cold. These decrease the egg flavor in the bread.
Plus, add some spices like garlic powder, grated parmesan, Italian herbs, or a low-carb sweetener of your choice.
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Meal Types:Side Dish
Preparation:Under 20 Minutes
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