Best Keto Bread Recipes for 2019

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I have always wanted to travel to Europe. For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with Europe's history. The culture of Europe is so rich and beautiful. I have always wanted to sit at a small cafe in France and eat a giant bagette with copious amounts of delicious, expensive cheese. I would sip my wine and say things like "Yes, we are summering here." and I would only speak perfect French. And I would know all about the wine and cheese selection.

But alas. I have never even left the U.S. and the only French I kind of know is, "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" Which should be used sparingly if at all ;) 

The reason I am sharing this with you is of course because of bread. Yeah, it took a while to get to the bread thing, but it was always the end goal. 

So, bread. When most people think of low carb or Keto they immediately have a small panic attack as they have visions of eating only zucchini noodles and never again having a fresh baked piece of bread slathered in butter.

But, keto bread exists. And it is delicious. With a few simple swaps, Keto bread becomes incredibly doable and makes you feel like you are cheating, when you are not!

So let’s answer some quick questions before we dig into the recipes.

WHAT BREAD IS OK ON KETO?

The short answer is that very low carb bread is acceptable on keto. The reason many people consider ‘keto’ and ‘bread’ to be oxymorons is because bread typically has a super high amount of carbs.

A traditional slice of bread has around 10 grams of net carbs per serving.

And since you are only wanting to eat around 20-30 grams of carbs per day on keto- you have to find a lower carb solution! With just a few simple swaps, you are on your way to enjoying keto bread and meeting your keto macros goals every day.


WHAT IS KETO BREAD MADE OF?

Typical bread is made with flour, water, yeast, and some form of oil.

Keto bread is made with flour, water, eggs, and usually butter.

Doesn’t seem like too much of a difference does it?

The switch, however, is that keto bread is made with a special kind of flour that is very low in carbs. Typical keto bread flour swaps include:

CAN YOU HAVE BREAD ON KETO?

Yes! You can have bread on keto! But in order to meet your macros goal each day, you have to have keto bread instead of traditional bread with all of the carbs. The best part is, that keto bread is not difficult to make, and can even be made in 90 seconds with nothing but a mug and a microwave!

If you aren’t interested in making your own keto bread, you can purchase keto bread that’s already made for you.


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BEST TIPS FOR MAKING KETO BREAD

I have searched the great wide Internet looking for the best keto bread recipes and what I came up with is fully delicious. There are a few tips that are consistant in most keto bread recipes, however. By making sure that you are paying attention to these few important tips, you can assure that your keto bread will turn out delicious and have the coveted texture of ‘real’ bread.

  1. BEAT THE EGG WHITES TO VERY STIFF PEAKS

    Wholesum Yum and Delish have two of the best keto bread recipes on the internet. They both mention the point that beating the egg whites is a super important step. Skipping this step is going to make gross, dense bread. Similarly, they suggest using cream of tartar to make this process a little bit easier.
    Sprinkling a bit of cream of tartar in with the egg whites while mixing can make sure that they are fluffy, and the peaks are super stiff, which is what you want.

    2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLOUR

    Making sure you have chosen the right flour for your beautiful keto bread is very important. Most recipes below use almond flour or coconut flour.

    The reason that these two options are so popular is because they are very low in carbs, and they have the correct texture. Texture is so important when making bread- and it’s no different when you step up your keto game and start making keto bread.

    Though coconut and almond flour can be more expensive than traditional flour to purchase, the quality of the flour is definitely worth the extra price tag. You can find both almond and coconut flour at your local grocery store (usually with the other baking supplies) or you can grab your first bag on amazon :

    1. Almond Flour

    2. Coconut Flour (four pounds for less than $11)

3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO COOK IT

When I make bread, I am always worried that I will overcook it and it will come out a dry, gross, brick of flour. And while overcooking your bread is never a good idea- keto bread does typically take longer to cook that ‘normal’ bread.

Maya has one of the most popular keto bread recipes on the internet, and she provides some awesome advice here in regards to cooking the bread :

“The biggest mistake people make when making this keto bread is removing it from the oven too soon. The result will be a fallen middle at best, and a wet, gummy center at worst.

It takes a LONG time to cook through the center, long after the top is golden. This is why we tent the top with foil in the middle of baking – to prevent the top from burning.”



Before we get to the good stuff…

Keto bread, similarly, may scare some people because I don't know too many people who make their own bread from scratch. But as someone who does, I can pull back the curtain and let you in on a little secret- It is not as hard as they all make it sound!

I mean seriously, if you have read anything at all by me, you know I am all about simplicity. Why make things harder than they need to be? Keto bread is no exception. I scoured the internet looking for delicious and simple recipes that would bring your keto bread dreams to life and I made this list you can save forever and ever. And when they day comes and your bread cravings punch you right in the face, you can turn to a delicious loaf of fresh bread that only has 2 (count em!) carbs per slice. Yeah. You will want to save this one for sure.

THE BEST KETO BREAD RECIPES:

 

KETO FATHEAD ROLLS

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This deliciousness is made with almond flour and a variety of cheeses. Use to replace hamburger buns, sandwhich bread or just devour them straight out of the oven like I would. We don't judge here. 

Get the full recipe here!

 

BEST KETO BREAD

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Keto Connect refers to this as the Best Keto Bread. And I am not sure if they are wrong. This bread is perfect for toasting and is extremely versatile. Make a loaf or two Sunday night and you will have a week full of sandwhiches that will make you feel like you are eating all of the carbs in the world. (Pssst- Its only 2g Carbs per slice!)

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO LEMON BLUEBERRY BREAD

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This delicious keto bread will make you forget you are on a "diet". Made with stevia and almond flour, a few quick substitutes make this blueberry lemon bread keto friendly and super amazing.

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO EVERYTHING BAGELS

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Ugh. Bagels. The most chewy and decadent of all of the breads. Slathered in cream cheese and piping hot out of the toaster. Yum.  

Get the full recipe here!

EASY PALEO KETO BREAD

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Maya’s recipe is one of the most popular on the internet, and for good reason! It is the perfect sandwich bread that is extremely versatile.

 

2 MINUTE KETO ENGLISH MUFFIN

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You can't beat the warm nooks and crannies of a traditional English muffin. This keto friendly recipe makes mornings easy, as it comes together in around 2 minutes. As a note, the keto diet does allow a small amount of nuts. The use of nut butter in this recipe should be eaten in moderation. 

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO CLOUD BREAD

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Cloud bread is all the rage. And why wouldn't it be? Made with a few simple ingredients you most likely have on hand, cloud bread makes you want to make all of your meals sandwiches. 

Get the whole recipe here!

90 SECOND MICROWAVE KETO BREAD

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Gimme Delicious has an awesome recipe here for keto bread you can make in the microwave! 90 seconds, and you are on your way to low carb happiness.

 

KETO PANCAKES

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Saturday morning perfection, served up keto style. Made with almond flour and your choice of low carb sweetener, these are a wonderful treat you don't have to feel guilty about. I recommend using Swerve sweetener as it measures and tastes like 'real' sugar. Don't forget to grab your keto friendly syrup!

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO SOFT PRETZELS

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Chewy, salty, and low carb- these keto soft pretzels will make your tastebuds jump for joy. Made with almond flour and other simple ingredients you most likely have in your pantry- you will want to make this recipe again and again. 

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO CHEESY BREAD

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Use this keto cheesy bread as pizza crust or just demolish it straight out of the oven!

Get the full recipe here!

 

KETO DONUTS

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Oh I'm sorry. Did you say keto freaking donuts? I can breathe again. All of the deliciousness of donuts with none of the guilt. You heard me. Happiness. Though keto donuts are amazing and you will want to eat them for every single meal of your damn life; I am warning against that. Everything in moderation, my loves. 

Grab the full recipe here!

 

KETO 3 MINUTE CHEDDAR BISCUITS

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Bring Red Lobster cheddar biscuits straight to your keto kitchen with this amazing recipe. Yum freakin yum. Cheddar, and garlic, and all things good come together in 3 minutes flat.

Get the full recipe here!

Don't forget to grab my favorite easy keto substitutes before you dive into that delicious keto friendly bread!
 


WAYS TO USE KETO BREAD

There are about 1000 ways to use keto bread. I really just prefer to eat it in an uncomfortably fast way straight out of the oven 🤷‍♀️

But if you are more sophisticated than me, here are some great ways to use keto bread:

  • Sandwich bread

  • “Sweet” bread for breakfast

  • Take a keto bagel for lunch

  • Late night snack of a keto pretzel and some amazing cheese sauce

HOW DO I STORE KETO BREAD?

There are a few different ways to store keto bread, but it really just depends on what kind of bread you are storing. Since keto bread typically has a lot of eggs, it is a good idea to seal it up and store it in the fridge.

However, some keto bread creators recommend storing it just like normal bread, in a bag in the pantry or somewhere dark and dry.

The biggest thing to remember is keeping your bread away from moisture!

CAN YOU FREEZE KETO BREAD?

Absolutely! The key to freezing everything is making sure it is wrapped properly. When I freeze bread, I do three things to make sure it stays fresh and doesn’t get freezer burned!

  1. Wrap entire loaf in plastic wrap very tightly

  2. Cover the plastic covered loaf in heavy duty foil

  3. Put whole loaf in freezer safe bag and be sure to label and date!

WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE KETO BREAD?

Most of the keto bread recipes above are pretty simple and don’t require any fancy equipment.

However, when I am making sure my egg whites are whipped to stiff peaks, I use my Kitchenaid. I pop the whisk attachment on and just walk away. It’s absolutely amazing.

The Kitchenaid, of course, is optional but I consider it an investment. If you aren’t ready to invest, I totally get that. A hand mixer will work just fine for these purposes.

Some recipes above do require a food processor. If you don’t have one- they aren’t very expensive and can be super useful!

WHERE CAN I BUY KETO BREAD?

So, if you got all the way to the bottom of this post and realized, you may not have time this week to make your own keto bread- I’ve got you covered.

If you are looking for really great quality keto products for a good price, I recommend using Thrive Market.

*As a quick heads up, you will have to set up a free account to sign in and view products on Thrive Market. You can use your email address to sign up and it takes less than 1 minute to get searching!

Thrive Market has a super deep discount on retail prices for their keto products. You can even search specifically for keto diet friendly foods!

As you can see, they have a TON of keto friendly products that are 30% less than retail prices and will be shipped directly to your door!

If you want to try it out for free, you can using this link.

You will also get $25 off your first order!

I know that sometimes, we just don’t have time to spend time in the kitchen making our own bread, so Thrive Market is an awesome alternative.

When you click their Ketogenic category, you can rest assured that all of these products are extremely high quality and will have very low carbs.

If you are looking specifically for keto grain/bread options, they have plenty of those too!

Their coconut wraps are super popular to make delicious wraps for lunch.

They also have keto friendly pasta- ugh the carb lovers dream!

If you are looking for a more “traditional” sandwich bread for the keto diet, you can get a loaf of bread with 1g net carbs on Amazon!

Thrive Market also has really great options if you want to make your very OWN keto bread.

They have a great discount on coconut flour, almond flour, and keto friendly sweeteners if you are ready to get your mixer fired up!

Thrive Market has a whole category for ketogenic baking supplies so you can consider it your one stop shop!

If you have any questions at all, I would LOVE to hear from you! Drop a comment below or send me an email which you can find on my contact page.

Happy baking!

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