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If you have been looking for The Best Keto Bread recipe look no further. This recipe creates a light loaf of bread that will make you think you are cheating on your diet, but you aren't!
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Y'all, I am sooooo happy to be bringing this keto bread recipe to you because it is the BEST keto bread recipe I have ever made!
Just like most of you, going keto has been rough on me when it comes to cravings. I missed the pasta, potatoes, and rice, all of those carby things that we grew up eating.
But most of all I missed bread!
I was the PB&J girl, the grilled cheese sandwich girl, the french toast on the weekend girl. Bread was such a huge part of my life pre-keto. But I actually did pretty well with those cravings for a couple of years after I started the low carb lifestyle.
Then I got sick last February and cooking became something that was so hard for me. I had to rely on the Mr. to do most of it or eat things that were easy to grab and make. So bread snuck back into my diet. A quick sandwich was easy to throw together for lunch.
But man, the carbs added up so fast doing that. I mean there are 13 grams of carbs in just one slice of regular white bread. Make a sandwich and you are packing in 26 grams of carbs before you even put anything between those slices!
Most people try to stay below 30 net carbs for the day so you have blown that in just one meal!!
But, with me trying to get back on track, yet craving bread like crazy, I hit the interwebs to try to figure out what I could make that would feed those cravings without blowing my carb count out of the water. I had already tried just about every store-bought "keto" bread with very little luck. I didn't mind the Sola bread I found and still use it from time to time, but it is super pricey and still kinda left me wanting more. It is good in a pinch, but just not 100% what I was craving.
That is when I found Diedre's low carb bread on YouTube. I was shocked by how amazing the bread looked in the video.
I quickly purchased all of the ingredients, including a bread machine, and got to baking!
After giving her recipe a try, I checked out a few more low carb bread recipes I found. Most just had minor tweaks here and there, some used baking powder, some used lupin flour, and some used psyllium husk powder.
I eventually settled on this version as I feel it has the best look, texture, and taste. I now make this bread every single week! Even my non-keto son had no clue it was keto!!
These are the ingredients necessary to make The Best Keto Bread.
- Dry Active yeast
- Ground Golden flax meal
- Oat Fiber
- Vital Wheat Gluten
- Besti Monk Fruit and Allulose Powdered sweetener
- Xanthan gum
- Pink sea salt
- Grass-fed unsalted butter
Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.
This is a basic breakdown of the steps involved in making The Best Keto Bread. You will find the full directions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Add the warm water, honey, and yeast to the bowl of your breadmaker, stir, and allow to sit for 7 minutes.
Mix the dry ingredient together in a medium bowl.
Press into patties on the tray
Add the dry ingredients and the softened butter.
This is the equipment you will need to make The Best Keto Bread.
You can slice the bread and then freeze it. Then thaw or toast the slices as you need them.
I purchased this bread slicer to help me make even thin cuts because I am a bit wild with my cutting skills at times.
FAQ about Keto Bread
Normally the answer would be no. Honey is a "healthier" alternative to sugar but is high in calories and carbs, so not keto-approved. However, in this recipe, the amount is extremely small and the yeast used to allow the bread to rise actually "eats" the honey so the carbs are consumed by the yeast. The honey in this recipe will not spike blood sugar or kick you out of ketosis.
Vital wheat gluten is like a superhero when it comes to low carb baking. It is a "flour" that is all gluten and very little starch. It’s not technically flour itself, but it’s made from wheat flour that has been hydrated to activate the gluten and then processed to remove everything but that gluten. It’s then dried and ground back into a powder. It helps to improve the elasticity and rise of the raw dough and the crumb and chewiness of the finished bread.
Yes, vital wheat gluten is low in carbs and high in protein it is considered to be keto-friendly. It does not spike blood sugar. However, if you are gluten-free it will not work for you. I am gluten sensitive and can consume it though.
Yes, it is, however many people confuse oat fiber with oat flour. Oat flour is not keto-friendly, while oat fiber is. Although, you need to be careful when choosing the oat fiber you use. Many are actually pretty high in carbs. The brand I listed contains zero net carbs.
It depends on what type of keto diet you are on. If you are strict keto I would say probably not. Strict keto avoids all wheat, sugars, etc. If you are on a lazy or dirty keto diet, this bread is perfectly acceptable.
More Keto & Low Carb Bread Recipes
- The BEST Keto Bread (Oven Baked)
- Keto Flatbread (Sandwich Wraps)
- Keto Buttermilk Biscuits
- Keto 90 Second English Muffins
- Keto Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
- Rosemary Olive Oil Low Carb Bread
The BEST Keto Bread
- 1 cup warm water (100 to 115 degrees F)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbsp Dry Active yeast
- 2/3 cup Ground Golden flax meal
- 1/2 cup oat fiber
- 1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
- 4 tbsp Besti Monk Fruit and Allulose Powdered Sweetener
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp pink salt
- 2 large eggs room temperature, slightly beaten
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- Add the warm water, honey, and yeast to the bowl of your breadmaker, stir and allow to sit for 7 minutes.
- Mix the dry ingredient together in a medium bowl.
- Add the eggs to the breadmaker, then add the dry ingredients and the softened butter.
- Set the breadmaker white bread loaf.
- Set the crust darkness level, I use light.
- Keep bread in a cool dry place. I purchased this bread keeper and store my bread in it. I slice it as needed and my bread stays good for a week, or more.
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