If you’re following a ketogenic diet, you might think bread is out of the question.
A single slice of white bread contains 15 grams of total carbohydrates and almost no fiber[*]. Even whole wheat bread, although it contains more protein and fiber, is made up of 67% carbohydrates[*]. On the ketogenic diet, carbohydrates usually only make up 5-10% of total calories. For most individuals, that’s around 20-50 grams per day. Fat and protein should make up 70-80% and 20-25% of total calories, respectively.
In other words, a single sandwich — with two pieces of white bread — will wipe out your entire carb intake for the day.
If you’re trying to keep your carb count low, regular store-bought bread is out of the question. However, with alternative gluten-free flours like coconut flour and almond flour becoming more and more popular, there are plenty of low carb bread recipes available.
This keto bread is low carb and packed with healthy fats. With just 5 grams net carbs per slice, seven ingredients and 7 grams of protein, this recipe will satisfy any carb cravings while keeping you in ketosis.
What You Need to Make Keto Almond Flour Bread
Many keto or paleo bread recipes contain a variety of hard-to-find ingredients, such as psyllium husk powder or flaxseed powder. Lucky for you, this recipe contains the following easy-to-find ingredients:
- Avocado oil (you can substitute olive oil)
- Almond flour
- Large eggs
- Himalayan sea salt
- Baking powder
- Poppy seeds
You will also need a hand mixer, parchment paper and a bread loaf pan — no food processor required.
Benefits of Baking with Almond Flour
Almond flour is one ingredient every keto baker should keep stocked in their kitchen. It’s incredibly popular in gluten-free and keto baking due to its versatility. On this site alone, you’ll find it used in a number of keto recipes, including biscuits, pie crust and even birthday cake.
Almond meal and almond flour are the virtually the same thing, except almond meal has a more coarse texture, while almond flour is ground more finely. The only ingredient in both items is whole almonds, ground with the outer skin removed. One cup of either one contains 24 grams of protein, 56 grams of fat and 12 grams of fiber[*]. They are also a great sources of calcium, copper, magnesium and iron. One cup contains 24% of your daily values of iron, the most common nutritional deficiency and the lack of which is the leading cause of anemia[*].
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Because of the high fiber and healthy fat content, almonds are believed to benefit cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of diabetes. They also help decrease inflammation and oxidative stress[*].
Health Benefits of Avocado Oil
Avocados are the one fruit you can enjoy in abundance on the keto diet. Avocados are filled with dietary fiber, potassium and magnesium. They also contain vitamins A, C, E, K and B. In some studies, avocados were shown to support cardiovascular health, weight management and healthy aging[*].
Avocados are made up of 71% monounsaturated fatty acids, 13% polyunsaturated fatty acids and 16% saturated fats[*].
Avocado oil is one of the few natural resources abundant in the compound beta-sitosterol. Beta-sitosterol is a phytosterol that has been shown to inhibit the division of cancer cells[*].
One of the most notable benefits of the addition of avocado oil to different dishes is its ability to increase absorption of other nutrients. Adding fats — avocado oil in particular — improves and increases the absorption of carotenoids (important antioxidants) in other foods[*].
Recipe note: If you can’t find avocado oil at your local grocery store, olive oil will work just as well, and still contains a healthy dose of fats. The consistency of your dough should be the same whether you use olive oil or avocado oil, so follow the recipe accordingly.
Health Benefits of Eggs
This keto bread packs five large eggs into a single loaf. Eggs have one of the lowest calorie to nutrient density ratios of any food[*]. They are a great source of protein, fats and micronutrients that benefit your health. One large egg contains just 71 calories and has over 6 grams of protein and less than one gram of fat. It’s a good source of vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium[*].
Eggs once had a bad reputation for their high cholesterol content. This led many individuals to eat egg whites only, even though the egg yolk is what holds the majority of the nutrients. New research shows that eggs raise your good cholesterol (HDL) cholesterol, not bad cholesterol[*]. Furthermore, science has shown that eggs are not connected with the onset of heart disease[*].
Egg yolks and egg whites are filled with antioxidants. Many egg proteins such as ovalbumin, ovotransferrin, and phosvitin and egg lipids such as phospholipids are reported to have antioxidant properties[*].
The Best Keto Bread Recipe
The next time you’re craving freshly-baked bread, give this recipe a try. It takes roughly 10 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes to cook (or until the crust turns golden brown). Overall, you’re looking at a total time of 50 minutes.
This gluten-free bread can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Slice it up and serve it with melted butter, refry it the next morning into French toast or top it with smoked salmon and cream cheese for a low carb lunch option. If there are any leftovers, simply cover and store for up to five days.Print
Almond Flour Keto Bread
No need to stay away from bread while on keto. This keto bread recipe is a great way to fill you up but still ensure that you remain in ketosis.
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 1 loaf (about 14 slices) 1x
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups fine ground almond meal (from blanched almonds)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 5 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
You will need a hand mixer, loaf pan and parchment paper
- Pre-heat oven to 400F. Line loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix together the almond meal, baking powder and salt.
- While still mixing, drizzle in the avocado oil until a crumbly dough forms. Make a well (small hole) in the dough.
- Crack the eggs open into the well. Add in the water and beat together, making small circles with your mixer in the eggs until light yellow and frothy. Then begin making bigger circles to incorporate the almond meal mix into it. Keep mixing like this until it looks like pancake batter. Smooth, light and thick.
- Pour the mix into the loaf pan, use a spatula to scrape it all out. Sprinkle the poppy seeds on top. Bake for 40 minutes in the center rack. It will be hard to the touch, elevated and golden brown when done.
- Remove from the oven and let it sit for 30 minutes to cool. Then unmold and slice it.
- Store in airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days. Toast to heat!
- Serving Size: per slice
- Calories: 227
- Fat: 21g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 7g
Keywords: keto bread
31 thoughts on “Almond Flour Keto Bread”
Just made this Recipe and it is amazing!!!!
How many slices per loaf?
What size are the slices? How many per loaf?
I’m not seeing a recipe here, only the words [simple-recipe]. I’ve tried in multiple browsers. Could someone please re-post?
same as LB no directions for recipe
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Hi, it’s 12 slices per loaf.
Hi sorry I have a question, in the reading it says its 5 net carbs but the nutrition at the bottom says 4 then 2 fiber? So would it be 2 net carbs ? I’m confused thanks !
Very good and easy to make!
At last, I have found the perfect recipe for keto bread. It was scrumptious & melt in your mouth. I made a blt with it & it was yummmmyyyy!!! Thank you so much.
Making this bread recipe a second time. I really enjoyed it. It’s a lil eggy tasting but delicious. I didn’t have poppy seeds so I used sesame seeds. Moist yet still holds together. Makes great toast too.
Really eggy tasting “bread”, and really tiny slices too. But didn’t mind making it as it was using simple ingredients within reach.
Really eggy “bread”, and tiny slices not enough to hold ingredients together as a sandwich. Plus point was it used simple ingredients and was a breeze to make.
Well, I can’t see my last comment — and I wish I could UNpost it. Baffled no more. With the eleven raves above, I kept searching for MY error. FOUND it. (To moderator, if you are able to delete my above comment, please do. I apologize for wasting your time.) I have set of oval shaped measuring cups I seldom use. The half cup measure was in the place I expected the one cup measure to be; it looked large so I didn’t question it. I’d only put two half cups of almond flour into the bowls! I added the other full cup to each bowl, mixed, baked — and they are golden, firm on top. … I sure wish I could delete that post!!!
Hello Carlie, all good! Hope you enjoyed following this recipe. Thanks!
I just made this bread. It was one of the easiest ive tried. It really rose well and was very crispy on top. Its still a little eggy but better than any other ive tried so far. Thankd.Thanks
Best low carb/keto bread i have ever made & tasted!!! Thank you so much!!!
My family loved this bread! I added a 1/3 cup whey powder because they dough was a little wet (may have been poor ingredient adding technique). I also added some lemon zest! Just because I can’t have poppy seeds without some lemon accompaniment. We topped each slice with cream cheese, avocado and smoked salmon. Delicious, I wish I could post a picture!
Very nice bread. I read a comment about it being a little eggy so I used 4 eggs and one egg white. It doesn’t taste eggy to me, at all. I added 2 tbsp of pysillium husk powder and I think I could add more. I also played with the recipe a little more adding one scoop of unflavoured and unsweetened whey protein isolate, which generally adds more texture. I think I could add 2 scoops to make it even better.
Please tell me what size loaf pan to use? With all the positive comments, I want to make the bread soon. So Please???!!
Try a 9’x5″
Can you make this in a bread maker?
since I’m retired and my wife still works I do all the cooking in the house except for breakfast ( She gets up at 5 AM, I said I was retired.) The other day we were having sandwiches and she said she wished she could have bread on her Keto diet so I found this recipe and attempted to make it. It was a disaster. I should have read the text before downloading the recipe but in my haste I didn’t. If I had read it I would have realized that I should have used almond flour not almond meal as the recipe states.
I have been cooking for her diet for a few weeks. Every thing I have read states that almond flour and almond meal are two distinctly different ingredients just like corn flour and corn meal. One is a fine powder and the other is a course meal. I used almond meal when I tried to make it therefore the disaster.
Am I supposed to use Almond Meal or Almond Flour? I’m confused by Phil’s comment. Thanks!
Hi Margaret, you can use either. They’re essentially the same except that almond flour is a bit finer in texture.
This is absolutely delicious! It was my first keto baking attempt, and I’ve been nervous to try breads, but was heartened by the comments here. This is super easy and yummy. It is a bit eggy (as others said), but is good plain as well as toasted with butter!
No psyillium husk ? What’s the binding agent that’s holding the bread together ?
Hi Tina, eggs serve as a binding ingredient in this recipe.
I’ve been preparing this I bread with the almond meal leftover from making almond milk and it is fantastic! Because I add a couple of dates and a little vanilla extract, my almond meal is a little bit sweet. I also have tried replacing some of the whole eggs with egg whites and the bread is still perfect. Sometimes I add seasoned salt or fresh chopped rosemary and still love it. Thank you so much for this recipe!
Can I use almond flour instead of meal?