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Incredible Low Carb Almond Flour Keto Bread (Mom-Approved)

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While I’m currently living the paleo lifestyle, I’ve also experimented with a keto style diet with great results in the past. Keto is short for Ketogenic Diet, which is an ultra-low carb, high-fat diet. Going keto is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to lose any excess weight while still enjoying lots of delicious foods. In fact, the paleo diet and the keto diet actually have quite a few things in common. They each place an emphasis on low carb dieting while enjoying lots of healthy fats and quality protein sources. They also both eliminate unhealthy processed foods and promote overall healthier lifestyle choices. So with that in mind, I wanted to share this recipe for keto bread. It uses all natural ingredients that fit in perfectly with either a keto or paleo style diet, it’s quick and easy to prepare, and it’s absolutely delicious. What’s not to love?

keto bread recipe
Serving Size
1
Calories/Serving
113

Paleo and keto diets share quite a few things in common. They both focus on cutting out all of the unhealthy junk like processed and refined foods from the diet. They both include lots of healthy fat sources and plenty of protein. They both focus on meals that are low carb (or next to no carbs, in the case of keto diets). Last but not least, they both offer some fantastic healthy meal options that are quite tasty. Take this keto bread recipe -- it’s unbelievably yummy while also being made with 100% paleo-friendly and keto approved ingredients.

What is a Ketogenic Diet?

The Ketogenic Diet is an ultra-low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. In the absence of carbohydrates, the body’s preferred fuel source, the body is forced into a metabolic stated called ketosis wherein it produces ketones to help fuel the body. Consumption of carbohydrates will knock the body out of ketosis, which is why anything carb-based is generally forbidden on the keto diet unless it is during a scheduled carb refeed. 

Tasty Low-Carb Bread

Bread that’s low in carbs–some might say that this is not possible, but it is indeed doable with the right combination of ingredients. Mind you, this recipe is not without its rejects. It took a lot of tweaking and adjusting before this recipe was deemed acceptable for sharing.

keto bread ingredients

The first order of business with this recipe is to take six eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Don’t discard your yolks though — remember that we’re looking to make good use of healthy fats. Eggs are a near perfect food choice when it comes to eating a keto style diet. They’re an inexpensive source of quality protein and healthy fats, they’re full of essential vitamins and minerals, and their cholesterol content isn’t as bad for you as you many people seem to think. (1) With your eggs separated, the next step is to add in a bit of lemon juice with your egg whites. With that out of the way, you’re going to want to beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and then set them aside.

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almond flour dough
fresh out of the oven

Next, you’re going to take your egg yolks and combine them with your almond flour, baking powder, salt, and melted ghee. As much as I love using grass fed butter (and it’s especially popular amongst keto followers), I truly believe that ghee just slightly edges it out when it comes to nutritional value. It’s full of fat soluble vitamins and packs in a ton of healthy fatty acids. On top of that, research has also indicated that ghee can be incredibly beneficial for your health, with studies showing that it can help to potentially lower your overall cholesterol levels. (2) All that’s left now for this bread recipe is to gradually fold in your egg white and lemon juice combo into this mixture to finish off the bread dough before placing it in the oven for 30 minutes or so.

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best ketogenic bread

I’m usually not too surprised by what kinds of foods are possible to enjoy while eating paleo thanks to the use of clever ingredient hacks. However, I have to admit that I never thought it would be possible to enjoy a warm freshly baked loaf of bread while going keto. Thankfully, this keto bread proves that I couldn’t have been more wrong. Enjoying a loaf of bread if you’re in ketosis is not only possible, but it can be incredibly delicious as well. 

P.S. – I mentioned earlier how eggs are pretty much the ultimate keto food. With that in mind, I wanted to share a few other great paleo egg recipes that I’m sure you will enjoy:

#1 – Scotch Eggs with Zucchini Noodles

#2 – Baked Eggs in Avocado


Want more paleo recipes? Take a look at the Paleo Grubs Book. With 470+ easy-to-prepare Paleo recipes in 17 categories, it is the only Paleo book you will ever need.

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 6 eggs, separated
    • 4 tbsp grass fed ghee, melted
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
    • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line an 8×4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  4. Add lemon juice to the whites.
  5. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Set aside.
  6. In another bowl combine the egg yolks, melted butter, almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add 1/3 egg whites and mix to combine.
  8. Carefully fold in the remaining egg whites. Do not overmix.
  9. Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

16

Nutrition Information

Calories

113

Carbohydrates

2.3 g

Fat

10 g

Sugar

0.4 g

Protein

4.4 g

Fiber

1.1 g

Calories 113 kcal
Potassium 99 mg
Vitamin A 52.7 µg
Vitamin C 0 mg
Folic Acid (B9) 7.6 µg
Sodium 91.2 mg

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  1. I made this bread with dinner tonight (Italian soup and I felt like I NEEDED bread to dip). I followed the recipe almost exactly but added 1tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp, onion powder & 1 tsp, garlic powder as I wanted a savory taste and it was DELISH. Went perfect with my soup. Next time I might try adding some cheese for the last 10 minutes of baking to the top!

    Rating: 5
  2. I’m very new to Paleo and wanted a bread the kids to take to school. This is the first bread I’ve ever made. It smelled very eggy but the flavors were not. I was hoping this would rise more, but I’m not sure what to expect when making a bread substitute. Still very tasty and the kids thought it was good!

    Rating: 5

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