Low Carb Keto Bread Bowl Recipe
Everyone loves a good bread bowl! Especially when the weather is colder and you crave a hearty soup. A bread bowl provides a fun way to have soup with bread. Just rip off pieces of the bread bowl and dip it into your comforting bowl of soup. Kids will love this meal because they get to eat with their hands!
A bowl of soup in a keto bread bowl is a simple recipe to serve at lunch or dinner. The low carb bread bowls will take around 20 minutes to prepare. If you use a ready to make keto soup, like those from my friends at Power Provisions, you can have a bread bowl filled with hot, comforting soup in less than 30 minutes!
Easy to Prepare Keto Soups
If you are looking for an easy to prepare, deliciously hearty low carb soup to pour into your bread bowl, I have the perfect solution. Power Provisions makes ready-to-cook keto and paleo approved soups. These soups come in a convenient on-the-go cup that you can make in only a few minutes.
I was happy to partner with Power Provisions for this sponsored recipe since their soups provide a simple remedy to accessible keto comfort food. Power Provisions uses the highest quality ingredients which are apparent in their delicious taste! Their soups are made with bone broth, collagen and MCT oils. Each soup cup contains around 18-20 grams of protein, so they are designed to keep you full and satisfied all day.
Power Provisions soups come in a variety of flavors. I used their Chicken Vegetable Bone Broth Soup in my bread bowl. They also have Coconut Milk Thai Bone Broth Soup, Creamy Tomato Bone Broth Soup, and Cheddar Broccoli Bone Broth Soup.
Keto Meal Prep & Time Saving Tips
These keto bread bowls can be made ahead of time. If you love to meal prep each week, you can make a few of these bread bowls ahead of time and save them to eat throughout the week. They will store at room temperature on the counter for a few days or you can refrigerate them.
I love to take these bread bowls to work. Having the convenient on-the-go soup cups from Power Provisions makes enjoying a hearty soup in a gluten-free bread bowl even easier. Simply toss your bread bowl and spoon in a ziploc or paper bag. Bring a cup of your favorite Power Provisions soup and head off to work. At lunch time, prepare the cup of soup according to the package directions and cut off the top of your roll. Pinch out the inside bread and set aside (these are excellent for dipping into the soup). Pour the hot soup into the bread bowl and enjoy!
Keto Bread Bowl Tips
One of the biggest challenges with making keto bread is trying to get it to rise and produce airy, fluffy bread. Low carb, gluten free breads typically don’t use gluten based flours or yeast which help bread dough to rise. But I have some tricks you can implement to produce a tasty, airy bread roll.
In this recipe, we utilize two leavening agents - baking powder and baking soda. The baking soda needs an acidic component to produce it’s leavening effect. That is where the buttermilk or yogurt come in. Both of these ingredients are acidic and will react with the baking soda to produce carbon dioxide bubbles which will puff up the bread as it bakes.
Another tip to help your keto bread bowl rolls rise is to throw a handful of ice cubes in the oven while the rolls are baking. The ice cubes will rapidly melt creating steam. Steam in the oven will also help you keto dough rise.
How to Mix Keto Bread Dough
The best way to mix up this keto bread dough is to use a food processor. Since this is a fathead dough, the best way to incorporate the cheese with the rest of the ingredients is with an electric tool - like a food processor or mixer. I prefer the food processor because just a few seconds on the pulse button and the ingredients are combined. You can use an electric mixer but it’s a little messy because the ingredients can fly out of the bowl sometimes.
Is Buttermilk Keto Approved?
I love to cook with buttermilk. It is tangy and serves as an acid to react with baking soda in order to help baked goods rise. The tangy flavor will cover up the cheese and egg flavor from fathead keto breads.
Some may say that buttermilk has a lot of carbohydrates in it, it’s really not that much when you break it down per serving. In this recipe for keto bread bowls, we use 1/4 cup of buttermilk. This attributes to 3 net carbs for the entire recipe.
Keto Approved Yogurt
Using a low carb yogurt is an option in this recipe if you don’t want to use buttermilk. Yogurt is tangy and acidic. It will give the bread bowl some flavor and help it rise during baking.
Look for a greek yogurt with the lowest carb count. You are only using 1/4 cup of yogurt for the entire roll recipe, so it won’t push your carb limit too much. Check out my recipe for Keto Bread Rolls to learn my favorite brands of keto yogurts.