Keto doesn’t mean you have to give up bread, although it’s a pretty common concern. There are tons of keto bread recipes out there so you’ll have plenty of recipes to choose from, but we have taste tested ours with lots of people so we are confident it’ll be your favorite (or among your favorites) if you give it a try.
Our keto loaf recipe uses high-fiber almond flour, eggs, butter, and coconut oil. This gluten-free bread is soft and fluffy and will satisfy your craving for bread with minimal carbs.
You can slice it and enjoy it warm right out of the oven. Or you can toast it or pan-fry it in some butter for breakfast. It’s perfect for making sandwiches (try it with our Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad!), or served alongside a scramble, like Tim Tebow’s Avocado Breakfast Scramble.
If you make this recipe, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @ketologic!
This Keto Bread Recipe Is:
Ingredients In This Recipe Include:
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Flour
- Baking Powder
4 Featured Ingredients With Great Health Benefits:
- Almond flour: If you’re not familiar with almond flour, it’s basically blanched almonds that are ground and sifted into a fine flour. This nutrient-dense ingredient contains 14g fat, 6g protein, 5.6g carbs, and 3g fiber in a one-ounce serving. It’s also a good source of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus .
- Coconut oil: This healthy fat is a good source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). The body metabolizes MCTs faster than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Faster metabolism means faster energy to the body and brain . MCTs are linked to improved energy, weight loss, and mental focus. Coconut oil is popular among keto dieters because it supports ketone production. More ketones in the body helps you achieve and maintain ketosis, which is when your body goes from carb-burning mode to fat-burning mode.
- Eggs: This superfood is rich in nutrients and is one of the best foods you can eat. It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals, plus protein and fat. Eggs contain many vitamins, including A, B6, B12, D, E, and K plus minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron, and copper. They’re considered a “complete protein” because they contain all nine essential amino acids .
- Butter: Besides making everything taste better, butter provides a variety of important nutrients. It contains vitamins A, B12, E, and K. Vitamin A is linked to skin health and immune function, as well as vision health . Vitamin E is beneficial to your heart and has antioxidant properties . Butter is also an excellent source of CLA, which stands for conjugated linoleic acid. CLA is a type of fat found in meat and dairy products and has been shown to support weight loss, reduce the risk of some cancers, and minimize inflammation .
- 7 large eggs
- ½ cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 cups almond flour (fine)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum or gelatin powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Put the eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer or stand mixer on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the melted butter (or olive oil) and coconut oil, and mix together until smooth.
- Add the almond flour, baking powder, sea salt, and xanthan gum, and mix together until thick and blended well.
- Pour mixture into an 8x4-inch rectangular loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the middle clean.
- Let the bread cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack.
- Slice into 16 pieces and serve with your topping or filling of choice.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 16