Keto Bread

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Sure, keto bread is now available at the grocery store; however, many of those low carb loaves contain gluten - which is not ideal on the keto diet. This recipe for fluffy keto bread with almond flour is gluten-free and tastes like actual bread without being dense and it's around 2 grams of carbs per slice!

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Gluten Free Keto Bread Ingredients

Keto Bread Directions

Low Carb Bread Recipe

a loaf of bread sliced in half

Do you remember the days when your mom would bake a loaf of bread? I sure do! Warm, fragrant, and fresh from the oven – nothing beats that smell or flavor. Traditional, carb loaded wheat based bread is not allowed on the keto diet; however, it’s easy to make a low carb loaf of bread in around 30 minutes with this recipe.

There’s no need to buy keto bread from the store. Not only is it expensive, but it also contains vital wheat protein. So it may be zero carbs; however, wheat protein still contains gluten. Many of us try to avoid gluten on the keto diet as it can cause weight gain, bloating and inflammation. This recipe homemade keto bread with almond flour is your solution so you can enjoy a sliced bread with your sandwiches, french toast or served next to some lasagna!

The best part about this recipe is that you can make it anytime you have a craving for a crusty loaf of bread. Unlike other keto bread recipes that call for strange ingredients like psyllium husk, xanthan gum or vital wheat protein. With just some minimal ingredients that can be found in most keto pantries and refrigerators you can make a delicious loaf of gluten free bread that the whole family will love. So whip up a batch today and enjoy those sweet memories with your loved ones while they last 🙂

sliced keto bread on a cutting board

Store Bought Ketogenic Bread

I know you are probably thinking that it’s easier to buy keto bread from the store. Companies like Franz and Sola tastes delicious and are readily available; however, they are expensive and contain gluten (a frown upon ingredient on the keto diet). There are some gluten free keto bread options out there, like Base Culture, but at $10 a loaf, you may only want to have that on special occasions.

Other than the gluten, I love that there are ready made loaves available at many stores and online. This keto bread recipe is for those that want to control the ingredients you put into your bread (without the gluten or preservatives) and for those watching their budget. Plus it’s easy to stay low carb while still enjoying bread on the keto diet!

Protein Powder

The unflavored protein powder is a necessary ingredient in this recipe. It helps provide structure and helps fluff up this loaf. It’s also what helps to provide an airy texture for this almond flour based bread. There is no substitute for the protein powder and I do use it in a lot of my keto baking so I recommend you invest in a high quality, low carb protein powder. My favorite brand is by Isopure as their whey protein powder is zero carbs and it comes in different flavors.

I use protein powder in my parmesan bread puffs, keto donuts and milkshakes. It’s one ingredient that I know you will use over and over again!

a turkey sandwich in from a of loaf of bread

Real Bread Flavor

My secret ingredient that I like to use in many of my keto bread recipes is sour cream. Not only does the acid in the sour cream help the bread to rise, but it also adds to the flavor of the bread. Some substitutions for the sour cream include, heavy cream mixed with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or plain greek yogurt.


Once you make this homemade keto bread, it will disappear fast – probably within a day or two. If you do want to make it up ahead of time and store it or it does end up lasting you more than a few days as it is an almond flour based bread, I would store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or the freezer for 3 months. Make sure you wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe bag.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Facts

Keto Bread

Servings: 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Fat 13.5g
Protein 12g
Total Carbs 3.7g
Net Carbs 2.4g

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  1. Why is gluten, a protein with zero carbs, frowned upon in the keto diet? Gluten is what gives bread its structure and texture, and is only harmful to people who allergic to it or cannot digest it (a rare condition, btw, no matter the current fads).

    1. There’s a lot of people that get inflamed when they eat it. Some get really bloated. If you can tolerate it, then go ahead and have the low carb breads that are on the market! 🙂

    2. I actually decided to sub the protein powder with vital gluten. Haven’t made it yet, will let you know if it turns out bad

  2. In the youtube video, you say to add 1.5c protein powder but the written recipe says to add 1/2 cup. It looks more like 1/2 cup is added but could you please clarify? Thank you!

  3. Just a little note. In your video, you say “1½ cups protein powder” but the written version says ½ cup. It’s a good thing I printed it and re-watched the video. I was a bit confused. Other than that, I really like your recipes, they are easy and useful for my diet. I appreciate the way you think towards creating your recipes and when you explain, it’s straight to the point and no useless talking like others do. I have many favorites. Nice work!

  4. so, i dont know what happened with mine. when it came out of the oven it had a nice curved dome on it. after about 8-10 minutes i took it out of the pan and later when i went to cut a piece, it had totally deflated and was actually sunken in-in the middle the whole length of the loaf. 🙁 and compacted.
    what did i do wrong. i love the dinner rolls so i was excited to try this bread.

    1. I’m sorry that happened. Try cooking it 5-10 minutes longer next time. It should deflate that much. You can also try turning off your oven and leave it in there for 5-10 minutes.

  5. At last I’ve found a low carb bread that I like! The texture is denser, but the flavor is very good. I ate slices with butter, some with a smear of marinara, used a few to make French toast…it all turned out delicious! Thank you for this easy recipe!

  6. I made this today and it was very good. I toasted a piece and it toasted nicely. The only thing is it did not brown up hardly at all. I baked at 325 for 32 minutes. I even left it a couple extra minutes hoping it would brown. I followed directions 100%. Any ideas why it didn’t? I would post a pic, but I don’t see how to do that. I recommended this to a few family and friends. Thanks for all your recipes!

  7. I don’t have a food processor. How should I mix this? I do have a Vitamix so wondering if I could use that? Other options?
    Thanks! I enjoy watching your YouTube videos.

  8. I am so excited to find this recipe. I do have a question. I do not have a food processor,
    do you think a mixer would be ok to use?

  9. Hi, I have everything to make this except mozzarella cheese. Could cheddar or tasty cheese be substituted instead?
    Thanks 😊

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