This Easy Keto Bread Recipe with yeast provides the best airy, soft bread crumbs and delicious real bread flavor. Bonus, this almond flour bread with yeast has only 3.6 grams of net carbs per slice, and it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-approved.
To make the best low carb bread recipe with yeast, you need a selection of a few wholesome ingredients:
In a small mixing bowl, combine active dried yeast, maple syrup, and warm water. Stir well, then set aside for 10 minutes. After that time, the yeast should form a creamy, foamy texture on the water’s surface.
This foam means the yeast has been activated by sugar, no sugar left in the mixture, and it’s ready to use in your gluten-free bread recipe.
If the foam doesn’t appear yet and you can still see tiny drops of yeast, whisk vigorously and set aside in a lukewarm place for 5 more minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together: almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using an electric beater, whisk whole eggs, egg white, and olive oil until lighter in color and fluffy. It should take about 1 minute of high-speed beating to reach a light white color and bubbles in the egg mixture.
Now add the yeasty water and beat again at high speed for 30 seconds.
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Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the keto flour. Whisk again with the electric beater until the batter is thick, sticky, and difficult to stir.
Cover a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and grease the pan with olive oil. Transfer the bread batter to the prepared loaf pan and film the pan with a piece of plastic wrap.
Set aside in a dark warm place for 30 minutes. The dough won’t rise much, but it will add a more airy texture to the bread.
Preheat oven to 400 F ( 200 C) on convection mode for best raise or regular mode if you don’t have a fan-forced option. Place the cooking rack just under the middle rack of the oven.
Bake for 20 minutes, then reduce oven heat to 350F (180C), cover the pan with a piece of foil to avoid the top of the bread to brown too fast, and bake for an extra 20 minutes.
When a pick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean, it’s cooked.
Cool the bread for 10 minutes in the loaf pan to prevent the loaf from deflating. In fact, bread deflates if there’s a high difference between the oven temperature and the room temperature.
So watch out, and cool down in the pan first before transferring to your cooling rack.
Slice the bread about 3 hours later, or when it’s cold, and reach room temperature.
A bread with almond flour and yeast won’t rise as much as wheat bread. In fact, the reason why bread rises in contact with yeast is the activation of gluten in the flour.
Or almond flour is a gluten-free flour, and therefore the yeast can’t help the bread rise.
Below are some tips to make flour-based bread rise more are:
This happened if your ratio of liquid to dry ingredients is too high. To fix it, toast the bread slices in a bread toaster.
To prevent a keto bread crumb from being too wet, you must:
Yes, you can use yeast with almond flour to make bread! Since almond is a gluten-free flour, it won’t raise as much as wheat-based flour. However, the yeast adds a lovely bread flavor and airy texture to almond bread recipes.
You can use yeast in a keto bread recipe without worrying about sugar or carbs. In fact, the sugar you add to activate it is converted into carbon dioxide, and no sugar is left in the recipe.
Yeast adds a delicious flavor to keto bread that brings back old-time wheat-based bread memories.
Yeast also adds an airy texture to bread that makes the bread crumb soft and bouncy this almond flour bread with yeast.
This is the best keto bread recipe with yeast! It has a soft, fluffy bread texture firm enough to spread butter or chia seed jam on it.
It holds its shape perfectly to make sandwiches, and the yeast flavor and smell are the same as you expect from real bread from your bakery!
This is the best keto bread made with yeast to create:
This bread stores very well at room temperature, wrapped in a clean kitchen towel for 2-3 days or up to 5 days in the fridge.
To store your almond flour bread with yeast longer, slice it and freeze the slices in an airtight box.
Thaw the bread slices the day before at room temperature. Rewarm the bread in a bread toaster or sandwich press.
Yes, you can replace almond flour with the same amount of one of the keto-friendly seed flours below:
Of course, the bread won’ have the same taste and color because seed flavors tend to be bitter and add a greenish color to food.
Making your own keto bread recipe is the best way to enjoy a low-carb bread recipe at a low price, with the best texture. Below I listed some other of my top favorite low-carb bread recipes for you to try.
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