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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273 comments

  1. 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
  2. Jennifer
    I made this tonight on a whim. I should have read the comments first! Mine did not rise and it turned green. My son pointed that out, of course, and I told him it’s Christmas bread LOL it wasn’t bad, it’s a very neutral tasting bread. It tastes better with lots of butter, I probably won’t make it again.
  3. Kurt
    This is the best bread recipe that I have tried. This works well with a double batch in a standard size loaf pan. Also in the double batch I have used 3/4 cup of coconut flour and 1/4 cup almond flour, which appears to avoid the green tint issues. To make this fluffy I have been whisking the eggs in a mixer to add air before the dry ingredients. Bake time increases to 55 minutes with the double batch.
  4. Pauline
    This is my first week on a Keto diet so everything is new. My first attempt at a bread recipe was not to bad. I followed the recipe to the letter and I did not get any green color. The loaf rose slightly but not like regular bread does and it was a little oily. It wasn't the greatest but I was able to eat it. I read the comments about the egg taste but I mostly tasted Almond. I put a little butter on it, had a cup of tea, and called it a day. I would like to try something really scrumptious so I'll keep trying the recipes until I do. I think a little sprinkle of cinnamon would add to it.
  5. Kyle
    DO NOT MAKE THOS BREAD! It was so horrible I had to spit it out.
  6. DMG6640
    I tried this recipe and ended up with 2 lumps of bread, but most of it was stuck to the tin which ended up in the bin! Don’t know what went wrong, but will not be using again.l
    Reply: #261
  7. Seal10
    Tastes like scrambled eggs.
  8. KetoFab
    I also found that this was extremely eggy. Pretty overpowering.

    It's very, very light and moist though.

  9. Kimberley
    Although I have enjoyed the other keto bread recipes, I thought I would give this a try. Total waste of ingredients - it's awful. Very dense and very oily. And it tastes like scrambled eggs soaked in coconut. Will not do this again.
    If only it looked like the picture :)
  10. Jacqueline
    I modified this recipe as I could see that the bread would be very dense and heavy.
    Have just finished eating a slice with my dinner and it was lovely and light and tasted good with our chilli.
    I reduced the eggs to four and the coconut oil to 1/3 of a cup.
    I sifted the dry ingredients and added the coconut oil and egg yolks. I added some milk until the dough resembled thick cake mix.
    I whisked the egg whites to stiff, peak forming consistency and folded it gently into the cake like mixture, the baked for the prescribed time.
    Very pleased with the outcome
    Reply: #263
  11. DPS69
    You're a poet and you didn't know it!
  12. jeff
    Horrible. Waste of time. Baking soda? I don't want soda bread. 1/2 cup coconut flour and 6 eggs. Might as well make an omelet. Someone with no sense of baking and recipes put this together on a whim. It has no science to it. forget abawt it. There's better ones on line that include baking powder and the appropri
  13. Pat
    Thank you! I used your modifications to make the bread and it tastes great!
  14. James
    I am wondering if the recipe should state 6 egg "whites" instead of 6 eggs?
  15. June
    This is the most straightforward recipe. 1st and 2nd attempts yielded dry and dense loaf. But 3rd attempt.. turned out soft and cake-like. It's still dry - it IS Keto recipe - what do you expect. ?? So, instead of just dumping the wet ingredients together with the dry, I beat the 6 eggs until triple in volume. Then aff in Stevia and the oils and mix. THEN put the dry ingredients into the wet mix. Maybe that was fluke but give it a try?
  16. Nastassia
    This bread was definitely not edible.
  17. Shanell
    I see a lot of negative comments about this bread.. I tried it and loved it! I did use butter instead of coconut oil and the bread came out amazing (tastes like cake). You can also add your own twist by adding some herbs or spices; like cinnamon for a sweeter flavor or rosemary for a more savory flavor. You can play around with this recipe, otherwise it will be pretty bland..
  18. CJ
    Just made this, I like it pretty well. It is more of a replacement for corn bread than bread bread. It’s dense and a bit dry, but soaks up the butter I put on top the way cornbread does. I like the crispy edges. It does taste eggy but I don’t mind that.
  19. Maggie
    It tastes too eggy to be eaten as a toast, maybe substituting some of the eggs with flax seeds or poppy seeds could help, I might try that next time.
  20. rAUNY
    WOW, wish I had ead these befpre I wasted 6 eggs!! Very very disapoiting!!!! But will try Jacqueline's ajustment.
    do not want to give up on bread.
  21. Kat
    I don't understand nutritional value in this. It says 1g carbs a piece. How thinly do you cut it? 60g coconut flour and six eggs makes around 40g carbs. So do you cut it into 40 pieces???
    Reply: #272
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I don't understand nutritional value in this. It says 1g carbs a piece. How thinly do you cut it? 60g coconut flour and six eggs makes around 40g carbs. So do you cut it into 40 pieces???

    Our nutrition information is net carbs, and this recipe makes 12 slices. There is an informational bubble for the coconut flour addressing the low carb count.
    "Coconut flour
    Different brands of coconut flour may contain widely varying amounts of carbs, depending on the fiber content. We use the nutritional information for Amanprana Coconut fibers/coconut flour, which is really low in net carbs."

  23. Sharon
    I really like this bread. The only change I make is to add some coconut and I double the recipe when I make it. Sometimes the bread is perfect but sometimes the middle is still rather uncooked when I take it out of the oven even though I test the bread in several areas with a toothpick and a thermometer.

    I rarely have any problems cooking or baking but this is something I just can't figure out. Any suggestions?

    Also, how much of a difference would using a convection oven rather than a conventional oven make.

    Thanks a lot.

    Reply: #274
  24. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I really like this bread. The only change I make is to add some coconut and I double the recipe when I make it. Sometimes the bread is perfect but sometimes the middle is still rather uncooked when I take it out of the oven even though I test the bread in several areas with a toothpick and a thermometer.
    I rarely have any problems cooking or baking but this is something I just can't figure out. Any suggestions?
    Also, how much of a difference would using a convection oven rather than a conventional oven make.
    Thanks a lot.

    You may want to try lowering the temperature and cooking longer if your bread is not cooking fully in the middle. We have not tested this in a convection oven.

  25. Jennifer
    This has a very satisfying cornbread-like texture, and I find it's best the next day, toasted with butter. I've made it a couple time so far and I've tweaked the method a bit. First, since coconut flour acts like a sponge, I find that it's best to mix the wet ingredients in the bowl first. I also like swapping melted butter for the coconut oil. So in a bowl, I whisk the melted butter and eggs, and I add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Then I add in the salt, a full teaspoon of baking soda, and the coconut flour.

    Even with the addition of ACV and the increase of baking soda, the bread doesn't rise all that much. One extra trick I've found is to resist the urge to really press in and spread out the batter in the pan. I just lightly distribute it, being sure not to pack it down.

    Enjoy!

  26. JP
    J*sus! This was like swallowing a cement brick. A perfect recipe for constipation. Seeing the commments above, I will certainly be reducing the eggs plus taking some of the other advice.
  27. Andy
    Personally, I loved this! But then, I do love coconut and like the eggy taste. It was indeed moist like cornbread and I will keep this recipe my arsenal.
  28. Charlotta
    I made these with four eggs and four egg whites and then I baked them as biscuits in a muffin tin 25 minutes in the oven. Delicious.
  29. kathy
    This is horrible. It is the worst tasting concoction I have ever tasted. Straigt to the trash!
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  31. Suzanne
    Instead of coconut oil, can you use butter?
    Reply: #282
  32. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Instead of coconut oil, can you use butter?

    We have not tested this recipe with butter instead of coconut oil.

  33. Jessica
    I didn't read the comments before I cooked this disaster.

    I added lemon juice to prevent the green color, as suggested in the instructions. It still turned green.

    It also did not rise in the least, and tastes like eggs. It is edible with butter, but nothing like the pictures. My husband is also very picky, and this is one I don't think I can convince him to try.

    I feel like I did nothing but waste half a carton of eggs. I wonder if the person who wrote the recipe has ever even made it?

  34. Ginny
    This is the only recipe on the Diet Doctor website that I do not like, so far. The bread was green, as previously mentioned, but it made my whole house smell like eggs. I tried sprinkling the slices with everything bagel seasoning, which improved the taste a little, but the egg smell is so overwhelming that it is going in the trash. And it was not cheap to make! I will try the oopsie bread next.
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