Keto sesame bread

Keto sesame bread

Golden. Soft. Airy. Everything you want in a keto loaf. Plus, the crowning touch — sesame seeds. Try this bread with spicy stews, gratins or why not... a quick sandwich. It's gluten-free and super easy to make!

Keto sesame bread

Golden. Soft. Airy. Everything you want in a keto loaf. Plus, the crowning touch — sesame seeds. Try this bread with spicy stews, gratins or why not... a quick sandwich. It's gluten-free and super easy to make!
8 servingservings


  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 7 oz. (45 cup) 200 g (210 ml) cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp white vinegar 5%
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • sea salt (optional)
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Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (200°C).
  2. Beat the cream cheese, eggs, sesame oil, and half of the olive oil until fluffy with a hand mixer.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for the sesame seeds and mix until well combined.
  4. Spread the batter/dough in a loaf pan (9" x 5" or 23 x 13 cm) greased with butter or lined with parchment paper. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Brush with the remaining olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a touch of sea salt.
  6. Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown on top and not doughy in the middle.

Recommended special equipment

  • Handmixer


You can store the bread in the fridge for 2-3 days or slice it and freeze it for later use. Reheat at low temperature in the oven or microwave. You can even use the toaster for additional crispiness.

If you are looking for an excellent dish to go with the bread, try our Turkish baked shrimp recipe. Yum!

Not a fan of sesame seeds? Feel free to sub in poppy seeds or flaxseeds.

If you need some more tips and ideas, check out our low-carb baking guide.

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  1. Ewa
    I love this bread it's my favorite so far and I finally found bread my kids like :):)
  2. Savannah
    Anybody know of this is 2g carbs per slice ?
    Reply: #3
  3. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    HI Savannah!


    Anybody know of this is 2g carbs per slice ?

  4. Savannah
    Okay thanks, so is that 282 calories per slice as well?
  5. Travis
    Best 'non-grain' bread ever!!! Just made this with some added Italian herbs in the bread mix and on top some tomato paste/puree and cheese. This is going to go in the kids lunches next week! Yay!
  6. Birgit
    Any chance that you only use grams for solid ingredients?
    Also, "cream cheese" can mean very different products. Please suggest a brand name as an example.
    Reply: #39
  7. Gentiann
    I believe that the cream cheese used in the recipe is similar to the american brand "Philadelphia Cream Cheese".
    I find it in supermarkets in France but I also use the cheaper store brand labeled as "fromage frais à tartiner" (spreadable fresh cheese) and got good results.
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  9. Emma
    Has anyone veganised this? I'm thinking aqufaba instead of eggs.
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  11. Rienie Struwig
    I made this and it is the Best bread thanks for sharing.
  12. Mina
    Dairy-free version please!
    Reply: #22
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  14. Elizabeth
    In UK which pyhsillium gives “ golden “ bread?
    The stuff I bought from a major health food store goes purple!
    Great for Halloween but not for any other time!
    Tasted good though.
    Replies: #28, #31
  15. Terri
    Apparently NOW pyhsillium does not turn purple. The one I used before did, too.
  16. Tracey
    How many servings per loaf? If I slice it in half, will it still be 2g/slice? (No wonder I can't lose weight, hahah)
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  18. Carol
    Could you use just egg whites? Don't like a "yolky" flavor in bread
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  20. Lee
    Just substitute non-dairy cream cheese, like Kite Hill. I think it will taste terrible with fake cream cheese.
  21. Carol
    It doesn’t look like you got an answer and I’d like to know too. What did you end up doing?
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  23. Danielle
    Can you sub ground flax seed for the psyllium husk powder. Having a hard time finding it in the stores. Only have found it to purchase on line.
  24. Vivian
    Is Ezequiel bread allowed as a bread alternative? Thanks!
    Reply: #27
  25. Amy
    Hi Vivian! Ezekiel bread is made from sprouted grains so I don’t think it is keto/low-carb friendly. Too many carbs.
    Reply: #29
  26. Isaac
    First lot I bought went purple (bulk powders) but then I bought this one and it's not purple at all.
  27. Vivian
    Thank you, Amy!
  28. Gail
    Great non egg tasting low carb bread, good texture. I used ricotta as I didn’t have cream cheese, 1carb per 25g serve so a little more than cream cheese. Best I’ve tried by far. Many thanks.
  29. Diana
    I bought psyllium husk from H&B in the UK and it goes purple. Then bought the 'blonde' version off Amazon and it makes lovely golden food - such a difference!
  30. Shirley
    Just made this for lunch and it was AWESOME. You could do so many variations with this; add a little shredded zuchinni, or cream cheese and a sliced strawberry, etc. The possibilities are endless. Could not be happier with this.
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  32. Heather
    Tammy, I had the same outcome. Fortunately it was fine. Thinking of adding a bit more psyllium husk or almond meal to firm it up. That said though, it cooked well and the taste is great, in spite of the odd consistency.
  33. kim
    do the sesame seeds go on before the bread is cooked? Im confused.
  34. Beth
    I made this today. I didn't have sesame seeds so used flax seeds. I used a 7" x 9" pan. It was excellent!! I will do the same again very soon.
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  36. Carolynzy
    Well, Philadelphia would be a brand that pretty international.
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  38. Maria Isabel
    I made this bread and it worked well in a loaf pan (9"X5" or 23cmX13cm) which I buttered and lined with parchment paper; I left the paper with some overhung so I could lift the loaf once it was baked, to avoid condensation in the bottom during cooling, that would have made the loaf of bread soggy. The batter-dough is loose at first but after the 5 min. rest it gets thickened, once the psyllium had time to absorb some of the liquid.
    I used full fat Philadelphia cream cheese, which is salty so I decreased the salt to 1/4 tsp. I also zapped the cream cheese for 30 seconds in the microwave, since a softened cream cheese mixes easier with other ingredients; all the other ingredients were at room temperature. I will try next time to beat the cream cheese first and then add the beaten eggs little by little (cheese cake style) for better mixing. The bread had tiny pieces of cream cheese still present, which by the way was fine. The bread does not toast easily but it is good to serve with stews and soups. I hope this helps some bakers.
  39. Jo
    Best low carb bread! Only used 1/2 tsp of salt this time as found it was a bit salty for my taste.
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  41. Robin
    Is yeast a no no? Bc I would like to add a bit also to make it go fluffier
  42. Cris
    I added a tsp of vital wheat gluten. Made it Chewy!!
  43. Suzanne
    Made this last night and had it this morning toasted. It is delicious. It sliced up very nicely. I had it with butter and a tiny bit of sugar free jam. What a nice break from eggs. I made it in a regular size bread pan, and brushed the top with a little ghee instead of olive oil. I only used 1/2 teaspoon of salt as someone else suggested. I also used olive oil in the recipe instead of sesame oil. I think the sesame oil would be too strong for me.
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  45. Simon
    This was tasty but came out a most disconcerting mauve colour! what is that all about?
  46. Meg
    Super yummy, cake-like... a bit too salty but good for maintaining electrolytes maybe? Not finding portion size and carb count. Can anyone weigh in? Lol
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