Sure, there are plenty of low carb bread recipes out there, but unfortunately, many of them don’t exactly taste like the stuff that dream slice of avocado toast is made of…
So, in an effort to find the holy grail of low carb bread recipes, I took to the kitchen, testing countless recipes in the hopes of discovering something far from the sad cardboard-like stand-ins so prevalent among store-bought and homemade low carb breads alike!
So, what are the criteria?
For starters, I wanted to find something that toasts the right way, something that’s fluffy, not dense and eggy, and that doesn’t require a billion hard to find ingredients.
And, after many trials and errors, I’VE FOUND ONE! Here’s my take on a simple and delicious low carb bread, one that’s the perfect base for many low carb meals to come!
How to Make Low Carb Bread
Now that you’re convinced, here are a few important tips for making this low carb bread:
Prepare Your Bread Pan + Preheat the Oven.
I recommend using an 8 inch bread pan — line it with parchment paper or coat it in cooking spray. A larger pan will yield a flatter product.
Mix Your Dry Ingredients.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl until combined.
Add the eggs, apple cider vinegar, water and butter.
Before adding the warm water and melted butter, allow them to cool slightly, so they don’t cook the eggs when you mix all the ingredients together.
Pour the low carb bread into your prepared bread pan, and bake in the oven until the center is cooked through — test this by slicing the bread and making sure the center is no longer gummy. If it is, pop it back in the oven for a bit.
If the top of your low carb bread starts to brown before it’s done, tent the loaf with aluminum foil.
Important keto bread Ingredient Notes
The ingredients in this keto bread are all low carb shopping list staples! But, I wanted to point out the importance of a few ingredients in this recipe, and some specific products you should look for.
Low carb flour.
The low carb flour called for in this low carb bread recipe is almond flour. When compared to traditional wheat flour, almond flour is significantly heavier than light and fluffy wheat. Because of this, it’s important to grab a fine grained product, as this will weight the low carb bread down less. I’ve had the best luck with Trader Joe’s Almond Flour and Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Grain.
Although I usually use almond meal vs almond flour interchangeably, I don’t recommend doing so for this low carb bread, as almond meal is typically a much coarser grain. If you followed my how to make almond flour tutorial, don’t use it for this recipe — this is also a coarser grain.
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Although it’s most commonly known as an, ahem, digestive aid, ahem, due to its soluble fiber content, it also works wonders in the low carb bread making world.
This is because the fiber absorbs moisture and helps to bind the low carb bread ingredients together, while adding a bread-like texture — both of which are gluten’s roles (the protein found in wheat) in traditional bread recipes.
A little more fluff.
When baking soda and an acid (such as the apple cider vinegar used in this recipe) combine, carbon dioxide is released, which essentially expands the dough and adds a bit more fluff.
Why This paleo bread Doesn’t Taste Egg-y
I’m assuming most of you’ve either tasted, or heard of how most paleo bread recipes yield an extremely eggy, unappealing product.
And I’m proud to say, that this recipe IS. NOT. EGGY.
The trick is cutting down on the number of eggs used to make low carb bread, and bringing in other “fluff’ contributors (the 3 ingredients we discussed above).
Don’t believe me? Give it a try!
How to Store almond flour bread
Store your almond flour bread in the fridge. Since this low carb bread doesn’t contain added stabilizers or preservatives, it has a much shorter shelf life than the loaf of wonderbread that used to live on your kitchen counter!
Storing your low carb bread in the fridge cuts down on potential waste — place it directly in the toaster for crisp and delicious perfection.
Can you Freeze almond bread
If you’re anything like me, tasty low carb foods like this almond bread simply can’t go to waste! The answer? Freeze the loaf.
If you know you won’t be able to finish the entire loaf before its expiration date, simply freeze some! Make sure to release as much air from the resealable bag as possible before tossing it in — I like to slice the loaf before freezing it, so you don’t have to defrost the entire loaf when you’re craving a slice.
Next time you’re craving some low carb bread, simply toss it in the oven or toaster and you’ll be good to go!
How to Eat low carb breads
In our house, the question isn’t how to eat low carb breads, but how not to finish the whole loaf in an evening! But, if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas for you:
- Low carb lunches such as sandwiches (think sliced deli meats and cheese, low carb chicken salad, or keto chicken salad)
- Low carb breakfasts, toast for your eggs or sliced it up with butter and low carb jam.
- Low carb dinners, the keto side dishes your meals need a little more of! Use it to sop up you favorite sauces or dunk it into low carb soups.
- Low carb snacks, toast up a slice and slather on some butter, low carb peanut butter, or your favorite spread.
- Low carb desserts, butter + cinnamon + erythritol (or whatever keto sweeteners you prefer). YUM!
More of The Best low carb bread Recipes
Is your mind completely blown by how delicious low carb bread can be? Want to load up on as many recipes as possible? Here are some more of the best low carb bread recipes:
- Low carb pumpkin bread, or, chocolate swirled low carb gluten free pumpkin bread
- Oopsie bread. This nearly no carb bread is popular for those following the eggfast diet, but, TBH, I MUCH prefer this low carb bread recipe. If you’re curious, give it a try.
- Soul bread. Another popular bread in the low carb community — again, I much prefer the taste of this low carb bread.
- Low carb hamburger buns or keto hamburger buns, made with cheeeese!
- Low carb pizza dough, or keto calzone
Where can i buy low carb bread?
If after all of this, you’re wondering where to buy low carb bread, I’d highly recommend checking out the selection on Amazon. This is the least expensive place to grab a low carb bread machine recipe, and they have the largest selection!
My favorite product is Sola, it’s a low carb yeast bread recipe with tons of fluff.
That said, I’ve tested many of the low carb breads online, and we prefer the taste of this low carb bread. Not to mention, making your own bread saves a TON OF MONEY!!!
low carb bread Recipe
I’m proud to introduce the low carb bread recipe your meal plan has been waiting for!! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
Low Carb Bread Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 300°.
- Line an 8” bread pan with parchment paper or butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- Add the eggs, butter (make sure it has cooled, we don’t want to cook the eggs), apple cider vinegar and water — stir to combine.
- Pour the batter into prepared bread pan.
- Cook for 40-45 min, or until the bread is cooked all the way through. ***
- Let cool before slicing and enjoy!
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