Keto Bread: A Low-Carb Bread Recipe

Posted by on February 4, 2018 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

Keto bread recipe - Dr. Axe

By Dr. Josh Axe | draxe.com

TOTAL TIME

40 minutes

SERVES

Makes 1 loaf of bread (20 slices)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3–4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Add the cream of tartar to the egg white mixture and, using a hand mixer, whip the eggs until soft peaks are formed.
  3. Add all of the ingredients, minus the egg white mixture to a food processor, blending until well incorporated.
  4. Place the mix into a bowl and gently fold in the egg white mixture.
  5. Grease an 8×4 loaf pan and pour in the bread mixture.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. *Note: can use 3 teaspoons baking powder instead of ¾ teaspoon baking soda and 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar*

If you’re following a keto diet, this keto bread recipe is definitely a must-know! It’s also a Paleo bread recipe and a gluten-free bread recipe. But even if you’re not following any of these diets, I think you’ll want to give this bread a try because it’s not only healthy, but absolutely delicious and easy to make at home.

As you may know from reading my other articles, increasing your intake of healthy proteins and fats with a recipe like keto bread can really do wonders for your energy levels and so much more. Let’s take a look at why this may easily be a contender for the best bread recipe ever.



A Bread Full of Healthy Fats

What does it mean to be on a ketogenic (often shortened to “keto”) diet? When you’re on a keto diet, you consume a very low-carb, high-fat diet. The idea behind this way of eating and why it can work so well is that when the body gets such small amounts of glucose from carbohydrates, it can burn another fuel source — fat — for energy. This is why the keto diet is known for helping the body to burn fat impressively fast! What if you’re not trying to lower the number on your scale? The keto diet still may appeal to you since by limiting sugars and processed grains, you may lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a disease which is becoming more and more common these days.

Keto bread recipe - Dr. Axe

Looking for the best bread to eat when it comes to healthy fats? This keto bread recipe definitely has you covered. It’s actually an almond flour bread, and like other almond flour recipes, you get all of those almond benefits in each slice. What’s so great about almond nutrition? For starters, almonds are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat, which research has shown is a heart-healthy fat that may help to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) as well as heart disease risk. (1)

Similar to my coconut flour bread recipe, this recipe is easy enough to make at home that you just may stop buying bread at the store! If you’re new to higher fat (healthy fat) breads, should you try coconut bread or almond bread first? Well, both are delicious so it can just be a matter of personal preference or what gluten-free flour type you have on hand.

This keto bread recipe using almond flour actually comes really close to being a no carb bread. A no-carb bread is not easy to find or make unless you skip flour completely — and then can you really even call it bread? The carbs in bread as well as the sugar in “normal” breads are typically high while protein and fat are low. It’s just the opposite with this keto bread recipe — fat and protein are increased while carbohydrates and sugars are barely even there per serving.


Keto Bread Nutrition Facts

One slice of this low-carb bread recipe contains about: (3456789)


Keto bread ingredients - Dr. Axe

  • 86 calories
  • 3.6 grams protein
  • 7 grams fat
  • 1.8 grams carbohydrates
  • 1 gram fiber
  • 0.3 grams sugar
  • 77 milligrams sodium
  • 60.8 milligrams cholesterol
  • 0.9 milligrams iron (5 percent DV)
  • 160 IUs vitamin A (3.2 percent DV)
  • 24 milligrams calcium (2.4 percent DV)

As you can see, this recipe may not be for carb-free bread, but it’s pretty close with less than 2 grams of carbs per slice. How does typical bread compare? Just one slice of a 100 percent whole wheat sandwich bread can easily contain around 15 grams of carbohydrates! This same slice example would only have 1 gram of fat compared to this recipe’s 7 grams of fat per slice. What about sugar? A whole wheat slice can easily have 6 grams or more per slice, while this keto bread has almost no sugar per slice at 0.3 grams! And I’m using a relatively “healthy” bread for comparison, so this keto bread recipe is really impressive. (10)

Pretty much all of the carbs in this recipe come from the almond flour, and I’m talking about almond flour that is made out of only one ingredient: almonds. So how many carbs in almond flour? In a ¼ cup serving of almond flour, there are only 6 grams of carbohydrates. (11)

This recipe also gives you a nice amount of vitamin A thanks to grass-fed butter and eggs. Vitamin A is excellent for the immune system, eye health, skin health and much more. (12) I also highly recommend opting for organic, free-range eggs that are known to have even more vitamin A and other nutrients. (13)


How to Make Keto Bread

Before you start prepping to make this low-carb bread recipe, make sure you preheat your oven to 375 F.

Keto bread step 1 - Dr. Axe

The first thing you’ll need to do is separate six eggs so all the yolks are in one bowl and all the whites are in another.

Keto bread step 2 - Dr. Axe

Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites.

Keto bread step 3 - Dr. Axe

Using a hand mixer, starting whipping the eggs.

Keto bread step 4 - Dr. Axe

You can stop whipping once soft peaks are formed.

Keto bread step 5 - Dr. Axe

Now you can add all of the ingredients minus the egg white mixture into the food processor.

Keto bread step 6 - Dr. Axe

Blend until well-incorporated.

Keto bread step 7 - Dr. Axe

Place the mix from the food processor into a bowl and gently fold in the egg white mixture.

Keto bread step 8 - Dr. Axe

Pour the bread mixture into a greased 8×4 loaf pan.

Keto bread step 9 - Dr. Axe

Put the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Keto bread step 10 - Dr. Axe

Your loaf should come out just browned on top!

Keto bread recipe - Dr. Axe

Allow the bread to cool slightly before cutting into it. Then, serve and enjoy!

Keto bread recipe - Dr. Axe

If you’re following the keto diet, you can top with butter or ghee. If you’re just using this recipe as a healthy bread alternative, this bread tastes great with honey drizzled over it!

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