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Microwave Keto Bread (Vegan, No Eggs, 1.2g Net Carbs)

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Microwave keto bread or flaxseed bread is an easy 5-ingredient single-serve low-carb bread recipe that is dense, rich, and crusty!

Ready in 60 seconds, no mugs required! Start the day with only 1.2 grams of net carbs, full of fiber from flax meal and coconut flour. 100% Vegan, Paleo, Grain-free, and Low-Carb.

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What’s Microwave Bread?

Microwave bread is an easy recipe made with flaxseed and cooked in the microwave.

It makes small bread loaves in under 5 minutes that have minimal carbs.

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How to Make Keto Microwave Bread

Have you ever found yourself with an empty fridge and yet an insatiable craving for bread? Of course, you have, and this recipe is the cure!

All you need to make this microwave keto bread recipe are 5 simple ingredients.

90-second Bread Ingredients

  • Flaxseed meal – this is my favorite flour at home. Not only because it’s low carb – only 2 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, but it also contains 30% of your iron and 20% of your calcium daily requirement. A very healthy flour for anyone on a vegan diet and who needs to find their iron in plants. Feel free to use golden or brown flax seeds. Both work great. Golden flax seeds have a less bitter flavor.
  • Coconut flour – you don’t need much in this recipe, but because it’s an egg-free keto bread recipe, you definitely need the coconut flour to bind the ingredients together.
  • Unsweetened Almond milk – I tried the recipe with water as well, and both work great. I simply found the bread lighter using unsweetened almond milk.
  • Baking soda + apple cider vinegaryou can skip these two if you don’t have them! Don’t worry. The recipe would work, but this combo adds a delicious ‘rise’ to the bread. Highly recommended!

Making The Microwave Bread

Start with combining all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Pour the almond milk and apple cider vinegar and combine with a silicone spatula.

Then, use your hands to form a small dough ball. The ball will be slightly sticky at first but should come together easily.

Mix the seeds and grains in a small cup and place them on the top of the ball.

Press the flaxseed bread ball with your hands to flatten it and give it a focaccia-like thickness.

Place the bread on a plate and microwave it for about one minute. You might have to let it cook for slightly longer depending on your microwave’s power.

Remove the bread from the microwave and let it cool down on a cooling rack to prevent the bottom from getting et and soggy.

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Oven Cooking

If you don’t have a microwave, I tested 2 other cooking methods that work well – simply a bit more time-consuming for busy mornings.

  • Oven. You can bake your flaxseed bread for 8-12 minutes at 360F (180C). Make sure you place the bread onto a rack covered with parchment paper. Also, I recommend making a larger batch of bread and storing the leftover for later. This recipe stores really well when baked – up to 2 days. Simply multiply the whole recipe ingredients by 4 – 1 cup flax meal and make 4 keto bread!
  • Pan. Yes! You can also cook your keto flatbread in a hot pancake pan – the same I used for my coconut flour crepes recipe – for 2-3 minutes on both sides, no oil needed. These won’t store for long, but it’s a delicious way to make crispy keto bread in less than 5 minutes in the morning.
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Serving Microwave Keto Bread

There are 2 ways of enjoying your microwave keto bread. Make sure you always cool it down for 1-2 minutes on a rack before eating it to avoid burning yourself. You can eat it:

  1. Toasted. Split halfway, toast in the toaster on high for 1 minute or so. It will add a delicious crispy texture to the bread. Spread nut butter and enjoy!
  2. Raw. Enjoy your bread as is with your favorite toppings.

My favorite keto vegan sweet toppings:

  • Peanut butter + chia seed sugar-free strawberry jam.
  • Cashew butter + sugar-free flavored maple syrup.
  • Almond butter + raspberries + desiccated coconut and a drizzle of sugar-free flavored maple syrup.
  • Keto fruits or homemade keto jam
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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Flaxseed Bread Taste?

It’s a rich, hard, dense bread that reminds me of European bread. I’m French; we love bread with a hard crust, slightly dry, not too moist, and fluffy.  Flaxseed meal is bland in flavor, so its taste isn’t overpowering.

You can play with the flavors and add spices to the batter, depending on what you intend to make with the bread.

  • Savory spices idea – onion powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika, curry, chili, Parmesan
  • Sweet spices idea – vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, stevia drops
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Microwave keto bread flaxseed

Microwave Keto Bread

1.2gNet Carbs
Microwave Keto Bread is an easy 5-ingredient recipe done in 90 seconds with no mug! Made with flaxseed, coconut flour, and no egg, it's vegan, paleo, grain-free, and low-carb.
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 4 minutes
Yield: 1 bread
Serving Size: 1 bread
4.94 from 528 votes


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  • This recipe creates an artisan-like bread, hearty, packed, and not a soft, moist microwave bread. For soft, moist microwave bread, follow my other recipe here.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add flax meal, coconut flour, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and unsweetened almond milk
  • Use your hands to mix the ingredients and form a ball. It should not take more than 1 minute. The dough is slightly sticky at first but easily comes together into a bread ball. If it's too dry, add a bit more almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time. It may happen if you use fresh ground flaxseed meal that tends to be finer and absorbs liquid a bit more. 
  • Mix the seeds onto a plate, place the bread ball onto the seeds, press with your hand to flatten the dough, and make the seed stick on the other side. Repeat on the other side. You should end up with a 1-cm thick bread with seeds on both sides.
  • Place the bread on a plate, microwave on high for 1 minute. You can add 30 seconds if you like your bread very hard.
  • Remove from the microwave and cool down on a rack for 1 minute. The bottom of the bread that is on the plate is always a bit moister, that's normal, it will dry on the rack very quickly.
  • Slice your bread in half, and enjoy with your favorite nut butter and sugar-free sweetener. Feel free to toast your bread slices in a toaster for extra crispiness. Use bagel mode and toast for 1 minute on high.


Storage: this bread doesn’t store for more than 1 hour. The texture will change with time so it is better to prepare your bread just before eating. You can simply mix the dry ingredients the day before, add almond milk in the morning, and it is ready in 90 seconds!
Milk: use milk of your choice. I recommend almond milk as dairy-free low-calorie milk.
No Microwave? That’s fine, bake your bread at 360F (180C) in the oven for 8-12 minutes. Make sure you place your bread on a baking rack covered with parchment paper. This technique makes the bread even crispier and stores better than the microwave one! Perfect if you want to make ahead some bread for a breakfast sandwich.
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Nutrition1 bread
Yield: 1 bread


Serving: 1 breadCalories: 141 kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 8.3 g (3%)Fiber: 7.1 g (30%)Net Carbs: 1.2 gProtein: 4.8 g (10%)Fat: 10.1 g (16%)Sugar: 0.5 g (1%)
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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

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  1. 5 stars
    Generally I use soy milk. has anyone tried making this with soy milk instead of almond milk? It looks great and I have almost all the ingredients….. Shopping tomorrow for the rest. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This was so good! Mine ended up being a bit smaller and a little tough to slice in half but perhaps it was just a bit dry. They were excellent nonetheless. I’m not vegan but for health reasons I have to avoid grains and I just really don’t like how Keto Fathead dough is so so cheesy (in a bad way). Thank you so much for posting it, you’ve saved me a lot of possible cheating and further putting my health at risk.

    • Yeah for great tasty bread! I am also not a big fan of cheesy Fathead dough so most of the recipe bread on my blog are cheese free and often egg free too. I am so glad you like it. Thanks for trying my recipes. XOXO Carine.

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve just tried the bread, but I replaced coconut flour with psyllium husk and it seems that it worked very well!

    • Sorry for the mistake in the recipe note – the temperature was fine in the post but I did a mistake in the note. I use celsius where I live, trying to convert in F for US readers but sometimes I get confused and I apologize. So yes bake your bread at 360 F (180C) if you don’t have microwave! ENjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • 5 stars
      I’ve just made two of these rolls in the oven and subbed almond flour for coconut flour as I don’t like the taste. I had to put more flour in but they worked just fine. Might put a bit of salt in next time but loved the dense nature of them. So nice to have an egg free breakfast option now! Thanks!

      • That is amazing! I did not try to bake those or sub the coconut flour so it is a great comment for the future attempt. Thanks for trying my recipes on the blog. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

    • I am sorry to hear that but you need coconut flour for this particular recipe. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    This bread was amazing! Just whipped it up, topped with avocado and cream cheese, poached egg, bacon and spinach.
    Needless to say I’m in a food coma ???????? Thank you for a simple, nutritious and filling recipe.

    • Thank YOU for trying my recipe and haring such a beautiful comment. I love your toppings too, it makes me so hungry right now ! Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  5. hello _ I did not try yet but this nutrition info looks incorrect – a 1/4 cup flax has WAY more than 14 calories I would guess this is closer to 200 calories?

    • Thanks for notifying the issue. It was a technical error with the plugin not displaying the right information it is all fix now. Enjoy the lovely microwave bread and all the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Wow! I was skeptical about a microwave bread, but this was SOOOO good! Slathered some grass-fed butter and nut butter on it, and it was yummy! Will definitely be adding this to my regular rotation :).

    • That is what I love to hear on a Monday morning! I am so happy you love that simple bread recipe. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    Excited to try this. Curious – what do you mean it keeps only for an hour? What happens after the hour? Is there any way to preserve e.g. freezing?

    • I mean that anything cooked in the microwave does not taste very good if you store it for long. Like mug cake or mug muffin the texture harden and dry out after an hour and I simply don’t think it is tasty as fresh from microwave. If you use the oven method it will store much better. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    I was skeptical, few ingredients and super easy to make! But I loved it! This is a definite keeper for me! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe ❤️

    • I know what you mean! I was also doubtful when I developed this recipe but sometimes the easiest recipes taste the best right?! I am so happy you enjoyed those crusty keto bread. Enjoy all the low arb recipes on the blog and thanks for trying some and sharing such a nice feedback. Also, don’t forget to tag me on instagram with your beautiful creation that I can share with others !!! XOXO Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
    I live in the US but ever since starting Keto and adding good Irish butter to my diet, I have been longing for the dense wholesome breads I enjoyed on a trip to Ireland last year. My favorite part of the day was slathering local Irish butter on the warm breads they served with breakfast and this recipe has recreated that moment for me! I did not have the seeds you used on hand so I pressed my bread in sliced almonds and it was still delicious. Can’t wait to try your seed recommendations though and make this again soon! Slathered in Kerrygold butter, it was the perfect accompaniment to my morning coffee… Many thanks!

    • Hi from New Zealand ! Like you I love the wholesome dense bread, I am French and I am used to that delicious texture. That’s what I tried to recreate with this simple keto bread recipe and I am so glad you love it too! Most of the keto bread recipe are soft and mimic really well soft bread but not the European Dutch style bread. Thanks so much for this lovely comment, go to butter on that bread too! Enjoy the recipe on the blog and thanks so much for taking a minute to add such a beautiful comment. XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    This is one of the most creative great recipes for bread as a diabetic I bow to this recipe thanks a million for this

    • You are so lovely ! I am very happy that you enjoyed this simple bread recipe. I was a prediabetic too 5 years ago and I still can’t eat much carbs (but I am such a bread lover!). This recipe is my go to recipe when I craving bread in the morning and I am happy you love it too. Good luck with the diabetes struggles as well !!! XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    This was so delicious. I realized I don’t like the eggy taste of some keto bread but this was just a treat. I added a little stevia for sweet bread but it was an afterthought and only stayed on some parts of it. Thank you

    • I am s glad you like those simple keto microwave bread! I love low carb recipes but I am not a big fan of the strong eggy taste on some bread, pancakes or crepes recipes. That is why I love this bread so much too! I am happy that this suits you too 🙂 Enjoy the low carb recipe on the blog! XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    Wow, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this recipie! I had the ingredients just sitting in my cupboard and was able to make this and so quickly! No faffing about, little mess and not using a dozen eggs to make it. ( a lot of keto bread recipes have this unfortunately and I don’t want to illiminate high sugar levels by replacing with high cholesterol!) I have recently been diagnosed with a rare endocrine syndrome meaning I get fluctuating insulin responses and now mustn’t touch grans, and starchy stuff like pasta and rice; very low carbs basically to help stabilize this. I was pretty depressed about the bread situation but now I’ve found your recipie I feel like I’ve found the holy grail to my sanity to have bread again and feel normal! Thank you so much. Xx

    • Your comment remind me why I am sharing recipes on this blog. Makes people HAPPY! It makes me feel so good to read your comment, your story and I am so glad I could have help you a little bit from New Zealand with my fav microwave flax bread! Thank you SO much for reading the blog, I hope you will find more low carb recipes here that could help you live happy with your difficult health issue. Love from NZ. XOXO Carine.

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is so good and so simple! Thank you for developing it. (And you have a lovely name ;))

    • Thank you SO much ! I am so happy you enjoyed that simple flaxseed bread recipe 🙂 (I am French that is where my name is coming from !) XOXO Carine.

  14. 5 stars
    This was SO good ! I love the taste of flaxseed and I was missing dense bread since gone keto. This was a quick fix Love it, will make it again !!

  15. 5 stars
    My husband is a longtime family practice doc. We follow the basic principles of the diet proposed by the Cleveland Heart Lab: eliminating as many empty carbs from our diet as possible (wheat and wheat byproducts, white and brown rice and their byproducts, , potatoes, sugar); Minimal beef and pork. Lots of salmon, sardines, etc., ancient grains, fresh veggies especially cruciferous veggies; Almond milk, Walnuts, Plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, etc. I am also very allergic to aspartame/ aspartamine and I
    almost died after drinking a Diet Coke years ago! Anyhoo, I am loving your wonderful, healthful recipes!!! Many thanks!

    • That Diet Coke story is so scary my love! I hate artificial sweeteners too. I am using natural unrefined sweetener and when possible sugar free natural options like monk fruit sugar or stevia. I am so glad you found nice recipe on the blog. Mine are 100% vegetarian and most of my desserts are healthy vegan recipes – no butter, cream, eggs or refined flour/sugar. Enjoy my little space. I am so happy to have you on board. You r diet/story is so inspiring!!! XOXO Carine.

  16. 5 stars
    Have you tried this with oat flour by chance? The amount of fat I have to intake is pretty low and wondering if I can make it higher in carbs? Still excited to try though!

    • No I didn’t. Oat flour contains less fiber so this recipe won’t work the same with similar ratio. I won’t replace the flaxseed it will be a different recipe if you use oat flour. Remember that fat from seeds are healthy ones ! Enjoy the blog! XOXO Carine.

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