Soul bread is one of the most popular low carb bread recipes out there and for good reason!
It bakes up nice and fluffy with crispy edges that just beg for butter.
Best news is? Unlike my almond flour bread, it’s completely flour and low carb flour free! Making it a great way to diversify your low carb lunches, toasts, and sides.
Your minutes away from a FLUFFY, soft, loaf of bread. Let’s start!
*NOTE: This is not my original recipe, rather a variation of the traditional version, and my personal review.
Looking for more keto bread? Check out my keto pizza crust, keto tortillas, or my almond flour bread.
What I Love About This Soul Bread Recipe
I absolutely love that this soul bread is so incredibly rich and decadent. It fills that hole in my heart where bread used to be before going low carb. AND it’s…
- Ready in under an hour with just 10 minutes of prep.
- Warm, fluffy, and here to curb your bread cravings.
- Super low carb and there are 7 grams of protein per serving
This recipe is suuuper easy, here’s everything you need to know:
Whey Protein Powder – This ingredient makes ALL the difference! For lack of a better description, whey protein powder makes soul bread more “bread-like”. Adding a bit of fluff, while giving it the same structure as wheat bread.
You’ll want to grab an unflavored keto protein powder.
I’ve tested this soul bread with both ISO Pure and True Athlete brands, which is important to note, as not all protein powders work here.
Xanthan Gum – Xanthan gum is a binder and stabilizer that can be used to replace gluten. Don’t skip it!
Cream Cheese + Butter – You can soften these in the microwave, or leave them on the counter for 1 hour before making this recipe.
Baking Soda + Powder – YES, you want to use both. Both are leavening agents that leaven differently — to maximize your bread’s fluff.
Tools To Make
Only a few simple tools to throw this soul bread recipe together – nothing complicated at all…
- 9″ bread pan to bake your bread in
- 2 large bowls for mixing wet and dry ingredients
- Stick blender or hand mixer for mixing wet ingredients
Can You Freeze This?
Yes!! This soul bread recipe freezes (and thaws) very nicely. Actually, many bread recipes do.
If you don’t eat bread very often, you can freeze individual slices and pull them out one or two at a time. I toast them from frozen, or you can microwave them for a couple of seconds.
How to Eat This Bread
There are SO many ways to serve this soul bread recipe, such as:
- Keto sandwich bread for sliced meat and cheese.
- Toast for avocado and a soft boiled egg, pb&j or your favorite jelly and butter
- Treat it like a keto bagel with a dollop of cream cheese and lox
This soul bread recipe is quite popular and even has its own Facebook group. (Yeah, a FB group dedicated to bread!) People have tried all sorts of things with this amazing recipe as a base.
Here are some inspiring recipe ideas:
- Make a sweet version by simply adding some sweetener into the mix. Maybe cinnamon? Maybe a streusel topping? Check out my low carb coffee cake for some ideas.
- Speaking of a sweet version, why not add some fruit while you’re at it!? We love blueberries (ala low carb blueberry muffins). You can also add banana extract for a keto banana bread.
- Turn this bread into muffins by simply pouring the batter into a greased muffin tin pan, and baking for 25-35 minutes.
- Add some toppings: keto nuts and seeds, sliced jalapenos, cheddar, you name it!
- Make different types of bread with this recipe as your base, such as low carb hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and even low carb pizza crust. I haven’t tested any of the variations (but have seen it done!). Since the dough is pretty “wet”, you’ll want to pour the dough into ramekins or a pie pan.
More Low Carb Bread Recipes
Making low carb bread opens so many doors! Even people who don’t eat a ton of bread tend to miss it when they go low carb. I know I did! Here are some more recipes to try:
Soul BreadPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 12 Ounces Cream Cheese softened
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter melted
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 4 Eggs
- 1 2/3 Cup Whey Protein Powder unflavored
- 1/3 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Preheat oven to 325 F and prepare a 9" bread pan with cooking spray.
- Soften cream cheese (12 ounces) and unsalted melted butter (1/4 cup) (this can be done in the microwave using 30 second intervals).
- Add cream cheese, butter, olive oil (1/4 cup), heavy cream (1/4 cup) and eggs (4) to a large bowl and blend using a stick blender until everything is well combined.
- In a second bowl mix the whey protein powder (1 2/3 cup), baking soda (1/3 teaspoon), baking powder (2 1/2 teaspoon ), xanthan gum (1 teaspoon) and salt (1/2 teaspoon).
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir by hand just enough for the ingredients to combine (don't over stir!).
- Pour batter into greased bread pan and bake for 45 minutes. You'll know the bread is done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean and the top is golden brown.
Fans Also Made These Low Carb Recipes:
- Recipe slightly adapted from Atkins and LCHF - The Road to Success FB group
- Xanthan Gum is necessary for binding the ingredients of this recipe together, you CAN'T SKIP OR SUB!
- Nutritional information is for 1 slice, if you slice this bread into 16 slices:
This is the best low carb bread I have ever made!!! YUUUMM!!!
YAY! So happy you enjoyed it Sophie! ??
Hi there is there any way i can make this vegan? …ie omit the eggs? Thanks
Hi Ruby! Unfortunately not, you would have to change most of the ingredients in this recipe to make it vegan (whey, cream cheese, butter, eggs). You would have the best luck with converting this almond flour bread recipe to vegan — I haven’t tested it, but am anxious to hear how it turns out for you! Enjoy!
How many grams for 1 2/3 cup whey ?
Hey, should be 0g carbs, but this will vary with each product. There are 0g carbs per serving is ISO Pure’s Whey Protein Isolate.
I am going to ask my hubby to try this in the bread machine and I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Yay Viki! can’t wait to see what you try! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Can you spread be made without the whey protein?
Hi Kristy! Unfortunately not, they whey is what gives this break it’s fluff. You can check out my almond flour bread recipe, which doesn’t use whey. Hope you enjoy!
Has anyone tried this with 3 eggs? I am sensitive to egginess in recipes. My husband noticed it but it doesn’t bother him. I thought my pan was the right size, but not big enough and it was overflowing and dripping. Just a warning to those who haven’t tried it yet. Be sure your pan is big enough! We made grilled cheese, and will try french toast tomorrow.
Hi Lynn! Did you use a 9″ bread pan? That is the only bread pan size this recipe has been testied for, so if it was smaller, it may have overflowed. I haven’t tested this recipe using 3 eggs, but would love to hear how it goes if you give it a try!
Is it possible to make this recipe with out the oil, cream, and butter? I’m trying to make it as low fat as possible!
Hi Casandra! Unfortunately not this recipe. However, this recipe may be a slightly lower fat alternative? Hope you enjoy!
Can egg white protein powder be substituted for the whey?
Hi Rose! No it cannot, whey protein powder is the only type that will add “fluff” to this recipe. Enjoy!
This is it! After 4 years on keto we finally found a bread we like! Hubby made it yesterday and I can tell you this bread did not disappoint! For some strange reason I have a hard time swallowing all keto breads he’s made so far…but not this one. Today I plan on making myself a nice grilled cheese sandwich….🌹
Sounds great Mello! So happy you liked this recipe!🥳
I read that it’s even better the next day! True?!
I’ve read that as well, but I find it so hard to beat warm, fresh bread 😂. Let me know what you think if you give it a try!
I can’t wait to try this it is the nicest looking keto bread I have seen and I can get all of the ingredients in Australia. I can not wait for that fresh warm bread with butter.
Yay! Let me know how it goes Trish!😄
Have you tried making a cake using the Soul bread recipe? I read about making them into muffins.
Hi Tanya! I haven’t! But if you give it a try, let me know!
Can you tell me if whey protein powder and whey protein isolate are interchangeable?
Hi Becky! Yes, they’re the same thing. Just make sure you’re using unflavored/not sweetened. Enjoy!
Does this bread taste eggy? I do like eggs, but don’t want my bread to taste eggy. Would like anyone’s opinion before I make it. Thanks
Hi Cindy! We haven’t found this bread to taste eggy at all! And most commentators have agreed. Hope you enjoy, and please let us know how it goes!
Can you use egg white protein powder?
Hi Christi! Unfortunately, whey is the only type that will add “fluff”. Enjoy!
I was on a never ending quest to find a keto no carb bread due to my type2 diabetes. I would try different recipes and would almost automatically throw them out. I did not find one that “hit my hot button” until Soul Bread and I am now a believer! My last version of Soul Bread, I added 2 tsps of Monk Fruit. Even better taste! Thank you so very much!
Hi Debi! I’m so so happy to hear that!! And I can’t wait to try the monk fruit addition. Thanks for sharing!