The Best Keto Bread
This keto bread is the best keto bread recipe with almond flour to replace regular wheat bread on your keto diet.
It has a soft, chewy crumb-like regular bread, with only 3 grams of net carbs per slice and no eggy taste at all!
This keto bread is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and uses only a small amount of eggs that avoid the eggy taste found in most common keto bread recipes.
Is Classic Bread Keto-friendly?
A store-bought wheat bread loaf from the grocery store or bakery is high in carbs as it’s made with high-carb white flour.
Classic bread is not keto-friendly, and not suitable for a low-carb diet.
To make keto-friendly bread, you must use a combination of keto flour, eggs, and healthy fats like melted butter or olive oil which is what we do in this recipe.
How To Make Low-carb Bread With Almond Flour
There is nothing easier than this bread recipe.
All you need are 6 simple, wholesome pantry ingredients:
- Ultra-fine almond flour – avoid using coarse almond flour, also called almond meal. The recipe works with almond meal, but it gives a heavier, gritty texture to the bread. If you are a keto beginner, definitely stay away from coarse almond flour that makes your first keto bread experience disappointing.
- Whole psyllium husk – it is the key ingredient in most keto bread to reduce the number of eggs and add a chewy bread crumb. Also, the psyllium husk is great for your overall gut health. It adds fiber to your daily routine. Note that husk brands like Metamucil are NOT made for keto baking. They are gut health supplements with a brown dark color, and they are not suitable for making keto bread recipes.
- Large whole eggs and egg white– use eggs at room temperature for the best results. The recipe uses a combo of egg white and whole eggs. As mentioned above, removing some egg yolks in this keto almond flour bread recipe removes the eggy flavor that most of us don’t enjoy in keto bread recipes.
- Lukewarm water
- Olive oil or melted butter
- Baking powder
- Xanthan gum – don’t skip this ingredient in a gluten-free keto bread recipe! This ingredient is the bread binder. It holds gluten-free baked goods to perfection and creates the best chewy bread crumb you used to love in wheat bread recipes.
Beating The Liquid Ingredients
First, in a large mixing bowl, beat egg white, whole eggs, and melted butter (or olive oil).
Beat for 1 minute at high speed until the mixture doubles in size becomes whiter in color, and is foamy. Set the keto bread aside.
Combining The Dry Ingredients
In another bowl, combine almond flour, whole psyllium husk, salt, xanthan gum, and baking powder.
Adding Wet To Dry
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the liquid, and using the electric beater again, beat to bring the ingredients together.
When the dough starts to be thick and difficult to beat, stop the beater.
Transfer the keto bread dough into a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan covered with oiled parchment paper.
Bake on convection mode for 45 minutes up to 1 hour or until a pick inserted in the center of the bread come out clean.
Cool the bread on a cooling rack for at least 20 minutes before slicing.
The best is to wait until the keto bread loaf reaches room temperature before cutting it into slices.
This bread stores very well for 6 days in the fridge in an airtight box.
You can also slice the whole bread loaf and freeze it in an airtight box. Then, thaw a slice a few hours before eating at room temperature and rewarm in a bread toaster.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the bread taste?
However, you won’t feel any egg flavor in this recipe like in many keto bread recipes, as this particular keto bread recipe use only two egg yolk.
Why do other keto bread recipes have an eggy taste?
The reason why most keto bread loaves have an eggy flavor comes from the large number of egg yolks used in the recipe. This Almond Flour Bread recipe uses only two egg yolks.
Therefore, you won’t have this issue in this bread recipe with almond flour. For completely egg-free bread, check out my bread recipe.
How to make the bread fluffy?
This bread recipe won’t rise much on its own because it’s made of gluten-free keto flour. Indeed, flours without gluten don’t rise much, but a few techniques help gluten-free bread rise and get fluffy.
Below I listed my top 4 tips to make the bread rise a bit more:
- Beat the eggs on high-speed – whisk eggs and liquid until very fluffy, pale in color using an electric mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment. This will incorporate air into the loaf and make your keto bread rise a bit more. Be patient and whisk eggs for 1 minute at high speed until pale in color and foamy.
- No hand-mixing – add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients mixing with an electric mixer, no hand-mixing. As mentioned before, this adds air to the dough and more chance for your almond flour bread to rise.
- Oven baking mode – baking keto bread on convection mode instead of regular baking mode help them raise even more.
- Oven rack position – place the loaf pan on rack number 2 from the bottom of your oven. This is the rack just under the center rack, but not the one at the very bottom. This oven position will ensure the best results.
For even more tips and tricks, check out my Keto Baking ebook. I share in there all my tricks to never fail a keto baking recipe!
Why is my almond flour bread dough wet?
This happens when your bread is low in fiber, and the amount of liquid can’t be absorbed by the recipe’s dry ingredients.
It can be that you didn’t add enough psyllium husk or used the wrong kind.
To enjoy your bread, bring the slices to a bread toaster or spread butter on both sides and fry in a saucepan.
You can also use a too moist keto bread loaf to make keto French sticks!
How can I use this low-carb bread?
You can use this almond four keto bread recipe to make any of the following:
- Keto sandwich – for example, fill two keto almond flour bread slices with a slice of cheese, shredded chicken, and crunchy keto vegetables like spinach or lettuce.
- Keto breakfast toast – for the sweet tooth, spread some butter and homemade chia seed jam on top of your almond flour bread slice. Other delicious keto toppings are cream cheese or peanut butter and fresh keto fruits like blueberries or strawberries slices.
- Keto French toast recipe
Can I skip psyllium husk in this almond flour bread recipe?
You can’t skip psyllium husk in this keto bread with almond flour, or the dough wouldn’t hold together.
Psyllium husk is highly liquid-absorbent. It binds the almond flour together and adds a chewy, bouncy texture to the bread loaf.
You can replace half of the psyllium husk with a flaxseed meal if you are not a big fan of psyllium husk flavor.
Can I replace the almond flour with coconut flour?
No, coconut flour and almond flour have vastly different liquid absorption properties.
If you were to use coconut flour, the bread would crumble and would not hold.
Can I use a bread maker?
No, this recipe doesn’t work well in a bread maker.
Is low-carb bread gluten-free?
This bread loaf is made 100% gluten-free. In general, all keto-friendly flours are gluten-free.
How many crabs are in this bread?
This almond flour bread has only 3.2 grams of net carbs per slice.
Can I freeze this bread?
Yes, you can freeze this bread. The best is to slice it and store each slice in an individual zip-lock bag to make it easier to thaw.
More Keto Bread Recipes
There is nothing more rewarding than baking your own bread! I have plenty of low-carb bread recipes for you to try on the blog.
Have you made this keto recipe? Share a comment or review below. I love to hear back from you,
Keto Bread With Almond Flour
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