Keto Basic Egg Loaf


Basic keto bread made from eggs

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An egg loaf is an easy keto breakfast quick bread that has hints of cinnamon and vanilla. It’s delicious hot out of the oven with some grass fed butter smeared on top. Or you can fry it in some butter to make an incredible keto french toast.

Before grocery store shelves started filling up with keto breads, we had egg loaf. This easy quick bread can be used to make sandwiches, french toast or just enjoy on it’s own with some homemade butter.

butter spead on egg loaf

Harnessing the leavening power of eggs, we are able to create a low carb bread with a few simple ingredients – coconut flour, cream cheese, butter, heavy whipping cream and some other important ingredients. The result is a spongy bread that’s easy to prepare and gluten free.


What is an egg loaf

An egg loaf is a quick bread popular on the keto diet as it is very low in carbs. Egg loaf is primarily made up of eggs, which is used to provide structure and a flexible matrix to trap air bubbles from the carbon dioxide released from the leavening agent, baking powder. This helps the bread to be spongy and puff up.

How to make egg loaf

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or mixing bowl.
  2. Pour into a parchment lined loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes.

a slice of bread from egg loaf sits in front of the whole loaf with a bowl of eggs next to it

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Cream cheese – Used to neutralize the egg flavor from all the eggs used.
  • Eggs – It wouldn’t be egg loaf without eggs. This helps to puff up the bread and make it spongy.
  • Butter – Provides fat and flavor to our bread
  • Heavy cream – Helps to thin the batter to the correct consistency. Nut milks, like coconut milk, almond milk or macadamia nut milk, can be substituted.
  • Sweetener – An optional ingredient but adds a hint of sweetness if you plan to make french toast from your keto egg loaf recipe.
  • Coconut flour – The base flour for the recipe. Coconut flour is preferred as it doesn’t brown as readily as almond flour does. If you choose to use almond flour, try using 1 1/4 cup of almond flour.

Egg loaf Recipe Video

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Keto Basic Egg Loaf Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Keto Basic Egg Loaf Directions

  • Keto Basic Egg Loaf
  • slices of egg loaf on a cutting board with an egg in the background

    Flavor variations to try

    This is a basic keto egg loaf recipe. Feel free to add different ingredients to change up the flavor. Here are some ideas that you can add to your bread to make it even better!

    • Sugar free chocolate chips
    • Strawberries
    • Raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Blackberries
    • Lemon zest & Juice
    • Sugar Free maple Syrup
    • Nuts

    Make French toast from keto egg loaf

    Although this keto bread is delicious on its own, you can easily make the best french toast from it too. This is a great way to meal prep breakfast without having to fuss with keto bread that often contains gluten.

    To make keto French toast, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced egg loaf to the skillet and fry on each side until golden brown.

    Top with butter, your favorite sugar free syrup or maybe fresh whipped cream!

    baked egg loaf bread on a towel and wrapped in parchment paper

    Storage information and meal prep

    If you like to meal prep, you can store the egg loaf in the refrigerator wrapped in plastic wrap or an air tight container for up to 4 days.

    Reheating: You can heat up your sliced loaf for a minute in the microwave or use it to make keto French toast.

    This keto egg loaf recipe is freezer safe as well. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe bag to freeze.

    Keto Basic Egg Loaf: FAQS

    Does egg loaf taste eggy

    Most egg loaf recipes contain a large amount of eggs - typically 6 or more eggs. In this keto recipe, I decreased the amount of egg in the loaf in order to diminish any eggy flavor and consistency. The cream cheese in this egg loaf recipe also keeps the loaf from tasting like egg.

    Can I make a savory egg loaf?

    Yes! Just omit the sweetener, vanilla extract and cinnamon. You can add savory seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder or Italian seasoning.

    What size of loaf pan do you use?

    It doesn't matter the size of loaf pan used to make this keto egg loaf recipe. I used a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan; however, baking times may need to be adjusted.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Basic Egg Loaf

    Servings: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 237
    Fat 20.8g
    Protein 5.9g
    Total Carbs 3.9g
    Net Carbs 2.8g

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    1. Please, please include total carbs or at least include fiber. I am a diabetic who uses keto recipes and must count total carbs not just net carbs. I can’t calculate total carbs if fiber is not included.
      Thank you.

      1. Yes, you could. It will probably take less time. I would check it after 25 minutes to see where it’s at. Just bake until it’s springy on top like a cake.

    2. Thank you for making normal size portions. Other sites say low carb but you get a tiny non-normal portion.

    3. Do you think I can sub out coconut flour with almond flour? Or can you not taste the coconut flour? Thank you

      1. The egg and cream cheese help mask the coconut flavor. But you could try using almond flour. You will have to add more because they don’t sub 1:1. Try using 1 1/4 cups almond flour.

      1. I haven’t tried baking the egg loaf in the air fryer so I’m not sure what length of time to say. Generally, you bake at the same temperature but for shorter time.

    4. This is a delicious recipe – I especially like it as French toast. I made blueberry syrup and served with plain full fat yogurt – it was like a dessert!

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