Ultra buttery and fresh off the stove, this low carb naan is the perfect accompaniment to any dish!
This is among my best low carb bread recipes yet! Eat it with any low carb recipes (like curry!) or enjoy it as one of your low carb side dishes. Garlicky healthy side dishes like this naan are sure to give you the afternoon boost you’re craving!
Made with ingredients like almond flour, almond milk, and apple cider vinegar, low carb naan is surprisingly easy to make.
So let’s get started rolling that dough!
Low carb naan can be made in a pinch and has the same buttery crunch of regular naan. It’s one of my favorite bread recipes because:
- It’s simple to throw together
- It cooks really fast on the stove (plus, no turning on the oven on a hot summer day!)
- It doesn’t require any complicated tools
- There are so many ways to serve it!
This is a very straight forward recipe, with just a few swaps from regular naan. Let me guide you through it:
Almond flour – My favorite swap for purpose flour. It’s the most similar to wheat flour in terms of taste and texture, so it makes for a great gluten free alternative.
My favorite products are Bob’s Red Mill and Trader Joe’s Brand.
Apple cider vinegar and baking soda – are added to give our naan a little fluff. When combined, they react to create carbon dioxide, which makes the bread rise.
Pysllium husk powder – is suuuper rich in fiber. It adds a bit more fluff to the low carb naan recipe, while helping to bind the ingredients together. I like the way it helps mimic the texture of wheat bread and makes the dough easier to shape.
Almond milk – makes a delicious dairy free naan. Feel free to swap this with whatever low carb milk you have on hand.
Tools To Make
Traditionally, naan is cooked in a clay tandoor oven. It’s slapped onto the walls of the oven, where it bakes to perfection. Most modern kitchens in the US don’t have a tandoor oven, but luckily, a hot skillet does the trick!
So to make low carb naan, you’ll need:
- Large bowl
- Parchment paper
- Dish towel
- Brush for the butter
Keep leftover naan stored in a resealable bag.
To reheat, wrap them in a damp paper towel and toss in the microwave for a few seconds (this will keep them nice and moist).
Can You Freeze Them?
You can freeze this low carb naan recipe before or after cooking it in the skillet.
To freeze the dough: freeze it as individual balls by sticking them in a labeled resealable bag. When you’re ready to cook them, thaw them in the fridge for a few hours and then flatten them into 1/2 inch disks. Cook on the skillet as directed below.
To freeze fully cooked naan: skip spreading the melted butter and allow it to cool completely. Then put them in labeled resealable bags in the freezer.
There’s no need to thaw if they’re already cooked — Just stick them in the microwave for a few seconds to reheat and brush some butter on top before serving.
Obviously, low carb naan tastes delightful with Indian food recipes. But there are other creative ways to serve this bread!
- Serve along with any soup or salad for a light meal
- Serve them as an app with your favorite dips and sauces
- Use it to make low carb wraps filled with meat and greens
- Use them for low carb breakfast tacos
- Shape them into smaller sizes to act as a low carb sandwich bread!
- You can even eat them for breakfast instead of a low carb English muffin
If you want to try using some different ingredients in this low carb naan, here are some of my healthy recipes recommendations:
- Add toppings. If you like the texture of seed bread, add some seeds! Throw in some chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or flax seeds.
- Use it as a base for a low carb pizza! (Kinda like my cloud bread pizza!) Spread some low carb pizza sauce, sprinkle some cheese, and add your favorite toppings.
Low carb bread does taste different than wheat flour bread, but different doesn’t mean bad! These wonderful bread recipes all have their own unique flavors to offer:
- Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls
- Low Carb Bagel
- Low Carb Hamburger Buns
- Low Carb Zucchini Bread
- Almond Flour Bread
Low Carb NaanPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 1 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 2 Tablespoons NOW Powdered Psyllium Husk
- 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Almond Milk warm
- 1 Egg
- 2 Garlic Cloves grated
- Mild Tasting Oil (see notes below) for cooking
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter melted
- 2 Tablespoons Herbs parsley/cilantro/chives
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/4 cup almond flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons psyllium husk.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup warm almond milk,1 egg and 2 cloves grated garlic.
- Use damp hands to form the dough into 4 small balls.
- Place a piece of parchment on the counter, and dampen slightly, then press each ball into a flat disk that’s about ½” thick, again using damp hands.
- Heat a cast iron over medium-high heat, until it’s hotttt!
- Once hot, add a splash of vegetable oil, followed by 1 piece of naan.
- Immediately, cover your skillet with a lid, and cook this way for 1 minute.
- Remove the lid, flip the naan, and cook the other side uncovered for another 1-2 minutes.
- Wrap cooked naan in a dish towel while you cook the rest.
- Before serving, brush each piece of naan with melted butter, sprinkle with fresh herbs and enjoy!
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Almond Flour. Using fine-grained almond flour will yield the most "flour-like" results. My favorite brands are Bob's Red Mill, Trader Joe's, or Costco brands.
- Mild Tasting Oil. You want an oil with a high smoke point and mild flavor -- think avocado, vegetable, safflower, sunflower, peanut. Skip EVOO, coconut, or sesame oil.
- Milk. I swap between unsweetened light almond or coconut milk.
- Psyllium Husk. This recipe has ONLY been tested with NOW Psyllium Husk Powder. Some psyllium husk powders can turn baked goods into a blue-ish purple color, and they absorb liquids in varying amounts.