Keto coconut-flour bread

Keto coconut-flour bread

We almost called this one "Almost Cornbread." But... well... no corn. Don't let that stop you from pairing it with chili. Or spread the butter on thick and serve it up with a big bowl of bone broth. Primal satisfaction!

Keto coconut-flour bread

We almost called this one "Almost Cornbread." But... well... no corn. Don't let that stop you from pairing it with chili. Or spread the butter on thick and serve it up with a big bowl of bone broth. Primal satisfaction!
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup 125 ml (60 g) coconut flour
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp (1.1 g) baking soda
  • 6 6 eggeggs
  • ½ cup 125 ml melted coconut oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until very smooth.
  4. Grease a small bread pan and fill about ⅔ of the way full with batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tip!

Love this bread with soups. Love this bread for sandwiches. Or, how about a "pick two": soup and half a sandwich? Enjoy!

This bread is neutral in flavor but if you want to you can add your favorite spices or why not try 1-2 tablespoons of our holiday bread seasoning?

Storing

You can store this bread in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure you slice the bread prior to freezing it and place parchment paper between each slice. That way you will always have easy access to the number of slices you need.

We recommend using a toaster or toaster oven for reheating.

Troubleshooting

Did your bread turn green when baking it? It has been known to happen with this recipe. Don't worry, it's perfectly safe to eat.

The green color is the result of a chemical reaction between the leavening agent, in this case baking soda and chlorophyl or chlorogenic acid. This reaction is most common in recipes using sunflower seeds or meal but has been known to happen with other flours as well.

To prevent this from happening you can reduce the amount of baking soda by one third and/or add a couple of teaspoons of vinegar or lemon juice to the wet ingredients before adding them to the dry ones.

About the recipe

This recipe is part of a collaboration with Maria Emmerich, a best-selling American cookbook writer. Check out her website for more keto inspiration and recipes.

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241 comments

  1. Shea
    Hahaha! It's a marbleized blue/green now. Still really good! But maybe I'll try adding more cheese next time. I used about a cup. But I just realized that it was a medium cheddar, not sharp. I'll make sure to get sharp for the next one.
  2. Shazi
    Hi peter.i am no more in ketoses.Got my ketone test yesterday as negative.Am i still fully fat adapted?do reply.thx
  3. Shazi
    And peter i am still waiting for your reply to how much is it important to get fasting insulin test done? thanks
  4. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Shazi!

    I'm not sure why you would like to do a fasting insulin test ...but it's normally not important ... if you are diabetic or think you are close being diabetic then you should discuss this with your physician.

    If you have been in ketosis for a while and get out of ketosis in one or a few days (for some reason) and then are back in ketosis again then I would say that you probably are fully fat adapted. :)

  5. Shazi
    Yes peter i was diabetic since 2008 but after starting keto diet its been 1 yr and 2 months now i have lost weight from 58kg to 47kg.my hba1c is 5.3 and i had my serum fasting insulin test came out 1.80(2.6-24.9) it was on lower side but i felt good.DR BERG and Dave fieldman thinks fasting insulin is v imp for a diabetic.According to Dr joseph kraft also it is imp.u can see his reserch.i can say i am no more diabetic only when i avoid eating carbs because one day when i had one indian bread(roti) my sugar was 208 but nxt day i had my keto stuff n all was ok.on 14th feb 2018 my ketone were 1.5 and when i checked again on 10th july 2018 it came out negative.is it very imp to be in ketosis if i am on keto diet?fat adapted person must be in ketoses?dont want to lose more weight so its ok if i am not in ketoses?thx
  6. Shazi
    If i want to be in ketosis again can i take the 2 week low carb challenge again?
    Reply: #207
  7. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi!

    If you are a member I would recommend our keto meal plans. :)

    If i want to be in ketosis again can i take the 2 week low carb challenge again?

  8. Afelle
    I've tried this recipe twice. The first time it barely rose, but toasted it was ok. The second,I separated my eggs, beat the whites a few minutes and added quarter teaspoon baking soda to the dry ingredients. Better rise,though nothing like the picture. I'll try again, not because I'm nuts, but because I've been baking (bread) too many years to not get a decent loaf out of this. I'm wondering if there's some missing ingredient, detail or step in this recipe. The others I've tried so far have been good.

    Next time, I'll use butter, not coconut oil, and only about half of it. I wonder if the amount of oil 's making it heavy, hard to rise? That's thick dough for so little leaven. I like coconut, but not in everything and the bread's too oily. Also next time, I'll sift three times. My color was fine. I'm in the US and used US measurements.

    If it comes out any better, I'll post in comments.

    Reply: #211
  9. ali
    Afelle, looking forward to updates! I wanted to try it but all these reviews make it sound terrible.
  10. Sophie
    I’m making my first loaf. Notyet convinced. I didn’t use 6 eggs and I added water and oil and a bit of coconut milk?

    I had a bit leftover which I decided to try as a pancake. It was ok. If I had a real bread yearning or something to go with eggs and bacon it would be ok. It was quite filling. I now need to count the carbs I used. If it’s too many I’ll give it a miss. The birds can have it.

  11. Jovana
    This is by far my favorite lchf bread, but instead coconut oil, I use melted butter or olive oil - less than it says in original recipe. It says 1/2 cup, but I use around 1/3. So maybe you are right about that.
    It has never turned out green or something similar, and because I don't use coconut oil, it is more like bread then a cake. And I can't count how many times I've made it. I like it better when toasted, but it is just fine without that.
  12. Joan
    What size pan?
  13. emma
    has any one tried this with a bit of sweetner and spices like cinnamon? im trying to find a spiced loaf recipe for my husband.
  14. Kimberly
    This bread is terrible. It isn't even reminiscent of bread, or corn bread. It didn't rise, it's mealy, and it reeks of egg. The only compliment I can give this "bread" is that it was moist. There has to be something better out there that's low-carb and delicious....this is not it...
  15. Mary
    I have a question about this bread. How do I store it? I can't eat the whole thing so in case I need to store it, how do I do that? Going to make some in the next couple of days.
  16. Brea
    This is absolutely awful bread! I had to spit it out. Green and no rise. Dense and gritty. Just awful. Don’t do it.
    Reply: #222
  17. Shaun
    This bread was a disaster. It dosent raise, just smells and tastes of egg, and goes a bluey/greeny colour inside. I followed the recipe exactly and it doesn't look anything like the picture provided. Disappointed to say the least.
  18. Ginlung4
    I tried this bread. It didn’t rise and tasted mostly of oil. It was tinged with a blue/green color. Any ideas?
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  20. KrisD
    I’ve been baking for 25yrs.
    So it was easy to see a few small chages needed beforehand. Only use 4 eggs not 6. Then, whisk the eggs until fluffy and full of bubbles before adding the dry ingredients. A smaller pan (7*20cm- ish) and a shorted baking time.
    It rose beautifully and was fluffy and moist.
    That said. I think it tastes awful- sorry!
    But my kids love it... go figure... giggle...
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  22. Caroline Brunet
    Do you know why green?
    Reply: #226
  23. Daphne
    Best way to bake this bread is to use muffin tins....comes out like corn muffins and is delicious with melted ghee or butter on them.
  24. Christine Mello
    My bread turned out nothing like the picture. using commercial grade metal pan, lined with parchment. I followed the recipe exactly. The bread did not rise much and had a green tint. Bread is slightly greasy too. I will not be making this again.
  25. Shazi
    Hi peter.can we eat 1 teaspoon of panjeri(an india dessert)once a day day or once in a week.it is so so cool.you should give a try as well.
    Reply: #228
  26. Taya
    It's green because it needs acidifier. Add 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar to soda, to make it fizz. Than it won't smell like soda nor it won't turn green.
  27. Shazi
    Hi Taya.1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to how much of soda???? Thanks
  28. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Shazi!

    According to wiki:

    Panjeri is made from whole-wheat flour fried in sugar and ghee.

    Shazi avoid that poison (once a week if you have to eat it ) ;-)

    Hi peter.can we eat 1 teaspoon of panjeri(an india dessert)once a day day or once in a week.it is so so cool.you should give a try as well.

  29. Brenda
    Peter I thought the object was to stay in ketosis to have good weight loss ? My husband and I are on our 4day I have lost 2 lbs somehow lol he hasn't lost yet but most likely he will pass me shortly . His blood pressure has been higher than his normal at night are we doing something wrong > should her eat less of something ? He told me today he left tried and he is a pretty active 68 Yr old , I'm 67 I have not been anymore tired than normal but I drink a lot of water . He is worried about that blood pressure . I go for blood work Monday for my yearly physical I hope my cholesterol doesn't show up higher cause then I have to hear it from my doctor :(
    Is the a section on this site were we can write an administrator with our question and get an answer fairly quick , cause I see nothing in that order and sometimes I wish I could get answers
    thank you in advance Peter
  30. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Brenda!

    We simply don't have the resources yet to give personal medical advice. If you think that you have medical problem then always discuss that with your physician.

    Normally blood pressure will be lower when you eat a ketogenic diet. You can find more reading here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/blood-pressure

    When it comes to cholesterol it's very individual, whether it's get lower or higher. But you can also find more reading about that here:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects#cholesterol

  31. Brenda
    well I didn't read the reviews on this before I tried it . Mine also didn't rise , , was a golden yellow ,and very dense and tasted pretty much like corn bread LOL . Not worse the carbs . So far I have made 3 different bread recipes the coloud bread was just awful a lot like a dry omelet. then I did the keto hot dog buns , they tasted the best ...but I hated to look at the inside was totally empty like a hollow shell and webbed looking I think from the eggs ...Can another suggest a bread ? Man the picture of this coconut bread looks like real bread hey maybe it is LOl LOl ....BTW peter thanks for writing back :D
    Reply: #235
  32. Guadalupe
    Hi, I loved this coconut bread , it tastes delicious, it rises but it did not browned, so I put it in the oven in the toast setting, it browned more but not as the one in the picture. I'm going to try this again.
  33. Shazi
    Hi peter.my serum insulin fasting test result was 3.40 u/ml.is it good? I have read if harmone isuline is low it will automatically keep blood glucose low and its good for a diabetic.true?
  34. Shazi
    Hi peter.Below every pic of different dishes is writen 10g in green ,10 or 6g in orange and 11 or 12g in yellow.what does it means?
  35. h
    Keto seed bread is the best one I have made so far. I make a loaf and slice it and it keeps for the week in the fridge. I toast one piece with breakfast each morning. The curry fish dish is dreadful so is the pizza. I liked the chicken casserole, Asian cabbage stir fry so far.
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  37. Shazi
    Hi peter.can we use prune or plum paste 1tsp daily to resolve constipation issue?wil it kick us out of keto?do reply my other msgz as well.thx
    Reply: #238
  38. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Shazi!

    If you eat a few gram of carbs (any sort) it will not kick you out of ketosis.

    Hi peter.can we use prune or plum paste 1tsp daily to resolve constipation issue?wil it kick us out of keto?do reply my other msgz as well.thx

  39. Shazi
    Hi peter.what is the normal range of insulin level? Kindly do reply.thx
    Reply: #240
  40. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi peter.what is the normal range of insulin level? Kindly do reply.thx

    Hi Shazi, that is going to depend on what country you are in as different countries use different units of measurement and therefore the lab ranges will vary. Your doctor can test your fasting insulin and let you know if it is within the acceptable range.

    --Kristin
    Team Diet Doctor

  41. Shazi
    Hi kristin.thanks.one more question below each pic of different dishes is writen 10g in green and 10 g in orange as well and some are in yellow too.what does it means?do reply.thanks in advance
    Reply: #242
  42. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Is the number in a circle? I am not sure exactly what you're referring to, but I assume you're talking about the bubble with the carb count number in it. That number is how many grams of carbs are in each serving of that recipe.

    --Kristin

  43. 2 comments removed
  44. Shazi
    Yes in circle.green and red means what?
    Reply: #246
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Green means the recipe is suitable for the stricter ketogenic diet, orange is moderate low carb and red is recipes good for people following a more liberal low carb way of eating.

    --Kristin

  46. Shazi
    Ok thx a lot :))
  47. Shazi
    Hi peter.kindly Give me link for dietdoctor podcast.thx
    Reply: #249
  48. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi peter.kindly Give me link for dietdoctor podcast.thx

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/podcast

  49. Shazi
    Hi kristin.is it true if one has to be in ketosis its important to have 20g of carb per day or else the person wil not be in ketosis?
    Reply: #251
  50. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    That number is going to vary from person to person. Some can be in ketosis with a higher carb intake than others. The best way to know for sure is with a breath or blood ketone monitor.
    --Kristin
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