Keto Naan Bread
This Keto Naan Bread is an easy and healthy low-carb, vegan naan bread made with wholesome keto flour, no cheese or dairy with a real bread flavor.
A simple keto vegan recipe that ticks all diets, 100% vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo, and gluten-free.
You won’t believe that this low-carb naan bread with almond flour contains only 3.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
Is Naan Bread Keto-Friendly?
A traditional Naan Bread is made with high-carb wheat flour and often sugar-loaded yogurt so it’s far from keto-friendly.
If you just started a low-carb diet, you may miss this delicious Indian side bread. This recipe will fill that void because you can make a keto-version of the popular flatbread from India.
We will all agree that the best thing about eating Indian food is naan bread, right? I absolutely love garlic naan bread on its own or dipped into my low-carb tikka masala curry sauce.
How To Make Keto Naan Bread
This easy keto naan bread recipe with almond flour and 6 wholesome ingredients is a delicious comforting dinner.
And good news, there is no dairy in this recipe so if you are on a keto vegan diet is for you too!
All you need to make them is:
- Dry yeast – this is optional but it adds the amazing bread flavor to the naan bread plus an extra fluffy texture that I love.
- Lukewarm water – think bath temperature around 40C, that’s the best to activate fibers from the flour quickly and the yeast – without adding sugar.
- Coconut flour – I recommend you weigh the flour if you can, coconut flour contains 10 times more fiber than regular flour and it requires precision for perfect results. Learn how to pick your keto flour.
- Almond flour– I use blanched almond flour but the almond meal would work too in this recipe.
- Olive oil – I love the flavor of olive oil in bread, it makes it more real but any other vegetable oil will work well in this recipe.
- Whole psyllium husk – this is 100% fiber and it gives a chewy texture to the bread while gathering all the ingredients perfectly together without using any egg. 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.
Keto Baking Tips
Low-carb baking to make keto bread recipes is very different from baking regular recipes and below are my tips for success every time:
- Weigh the ingredients – low-carb baking uses high-fiber flour, for full precision it’s better to measure the flours in grams. Cups work but are not as precise. A bit too much of one flour will get your dough dry and difficult to roll without breaking.
- Parchment paper – low-carb doughs are stickier and must be rolled between pieces of parchment paper. This prevents the dough from breaking or sticking to the rolling pin.
- Patience – low-carb flours contain lots of fiber, meaning they are highly water/liquid absorbent. But the fiber needs time to absorb the water, that’s why it is important to knead the dough for at least 2 minutes to help the fibers be in contact with the water and make their job. Same with resting time, this ensures full fiber activation.
You can store the cooked keto naan bread for up to 2 days in the pantry, on a plate covered with a clean kitchen towel to keep them soft and moist.
Keeping them in the refrigerator can save a few more days, but the bread might absorb some moisture so keep them in an airtight container.
Rewarm them in a non-stick pan for 1 minute on both sides before serving.
You can also freeze the cooked keto naan bread. Freeze them wrapped individually in plastic wrap.
Defrost them for at least 3 hours before, make sure you remove the plastic wrap when out of the freezer to avoid extra moisture getting into the naan bread when they defrost.
Rewarm the naans in a hot non-stick pan on both sides for about 1 minute or in a toaster if yours is large enough.
If you don’t like the taste of some of these gluten-free naan ingredients or have any allergies, you can do the following substitutions.
- Yeast: if you don’t like the taste of yeast, you could remove it, but the bread will be much denser and wouldn’t have the classic fluffy naan texture.
- Olive Oil: replace with any vegetable oil you like.
- Almond Flour: you can swap the almond flour for sesame flour or sunflower seed flour.
You can’t substitute the psyllium husk powder or use a psyllium-based supplement like Metamucil. The recipe wouldn’t work.
Coconut flour is also necessary, using just almond flour would leave the bread gummy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Eat With Keto Naan Bread?
If you are vegan you can make garlic butter using dairy-free margarine or olive oil.
Is Naan High In Carbs?
A traditional naan recipe comes with about 50 grams of net carbs per serving, which is enough to throw anyone’s macros off if they are following a keto diet.
This Keto Naan recipe comes with only 3.5 grams of net carbs, that’s about 14 times less!
Can I Cook This Keto Naan Bread In The Oven?
I don’t recommend using an oven for these naans. The texture would be much drier and denser.
Flatbreads are most of the time much better when cooked on the stove.
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