Soft keto seed bread

Soft keto seed bread

Here's a good keto bread option, baked with almond and coconut flour. It's compact and very satisfying. One or two slices with plenty of toppings will go a long way.

Soft keto seed bread

Here's a good keto bread option, baked with almond and coconut flour. It's compact and very satisfying. One or two slices with plenty of toppings will go a long way.
USMetric
20 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 225 ml (100 g) almond flour
  • ¾ cup 175 ml (75 g) coconut flour
  • 13 cup 75 ml (50 g) sesame seeds
  • ½ cup 125 ml (100 g) flaxseed
  • ¼ cup 60 ml (40 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 3 tsp 3 tsp (15 g) baking powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground fennel seeds or ground caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 7 oz. 200 g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 6 eggeggs
  • ½ cup 125 ml melted butter or melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup 175 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) poppy seeds or sesame seeds, for topping

Instructions

Instructions are for 20 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix all dry ingredients, except the seeds for the topping, in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk all remaining ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Place the dough in a greased bread pan, about 4 x 7 inches (non-stick or use parchment paper). Sprinkle the top with the seeds.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes on the lower rack in the oven. Prick the bread with a knife to see if it's ready, it should come out clean. Take it out of the oven and remove the bread from the form.
  6. Remove the parchment paper and let the loaf cool on a rack. If the loaf is allowed to cool in the form the crust will be soggy.
  7. Serve it freshly baked with your favorite toppings.

Serving suggestions

This bread is great for toasting and can also be used to make your favorite sandwiches. Fill it with bacon, lettuce and tomato for an awesome BLT or serve it as a side to your favorite low-carb or keto soup.

Storing the bread

This bread needs to be stored in the fridge or in the freezer. When stored in the fridge it keeps up to 5 days. If you want to store it in the freezer we suggest slicing it before doing so. Place a bit of parchment paper between each slice to make single servings easier. Thaw the bread in the fridge or in room temperature and then toast it for best flavor.

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249 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Instead of flaxseed, are chia seeds a good alternative? Loaf looks great!

    We have not tested this recipe with chia instead of flax.

  2. Rita
    I can't eat dairy. Can you recommend a non dairy substitute please? Thanks.
    Reply: #203
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I can't eat dairy. Can you recommend a non dairy substitute please? Thanks.

    I'm sorry, I am not aware of a good substitute for cream cheese. Sometimes coconut cream can work well in place of heavy cream.

  4. Magriet
    Can I use ground flax and sesame seeds? My husband can't stomach whole seeds at all due to Divertikulitis.
    Reply: #205
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use ground flax and sesame seeds? My husband can't stomach whole seeds at all due to Divertikulitis.

    Many people with diverticulitis find that it's best to avoid seeds of any kind to help prevent flare ups. Ground seeds should work well in this though.

  6. Melissa
    This was absolutely amazing!! Mine turned out exactly like your picture and it was probably the best tasting bread I've ever had! Thank you!
  7. Melissa
    When storing this bread in the fridge, should I put it in an airtight container or leave it open a bit to get airflow?
    Reply: #208
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    When storing this bread in the fridge, should I put it in an airtight container or leave it open a bit to get airflow?

    If it's cooled all the way, an airtight container may work better so the bread doesn't dry out.

  9. Jen
    I don’t like the taste of coconut, does the taste come through much from the flour? I’ve tried some of the simpler bread recipes with coconut flour and hated them, too coconutty. This gets so many great reviews, but unsure if I’ll like it or if I will end up binning it. Thanks
  10. ema sat
    amazingly as good as regular bread loafs!! my favorite
  11. Monica S
    Hi. I made it yesterday and I loved it, however I enter all the ingredients in the Carb Manager app and with 20 servings comes to 5 g of NET carbs. That's 3 more carbs per slice than indicated in your recipe. I've double ckecked the amounts of the ingredients and I put them correctly. Who's wrong?
    Reply: #212
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi. I made it yesterday and I loved it, however I enter all the ingredients in the Carb Manager app and with 20 servings comes to 5 g of NET carbs. That's 3 more carbs per slice than indicated in your recipe. I've double ckecked the amounts of the ingredients and I put them correctly. Who's wrong?

    Different brands of almond and coconut flour can have different amounts of fiber, resulting in lower or higher carbs. There is a hoverable note above the coconut flour in the ingredient list with the brand that we use.

    Reply: #215
  13. Denise Galloway
    Fantastic loaf. Very yummy. My family loved it. It's a 5 star.
  14. Frederique
    Hi, my nutritionist told me to avoid flaxseed unless it is in a « flour mode » . Flaxseed gets out of your body the same aspect it entered in, so there is no benefit, plus the fact that it can harm the inside of your intestin because of its shape. Can we put flaxseed flour instead to get the advantages of Flaxseed or is it only for
    Reply: #216
  15. James
    It appears the Brad's Organic also has the same macro count as the Amanprana brand.
  16. Angela Day
    Curious about this too. Or perhaps sub sunflower seeds.
  17. Melinda
    If anyone is in need of a dairy free version of this great recipe I substitute the following...
    heavy cream - coconut cream
    cream cheese - coconut yoghurt
    no butter, I use coconut oil

    I also add 1-2 teaspoons of xantham gum to bind the loaf a little better. It prevents it falling apart in the toaster! :-)

    The loaf turns out great.

    Reply: #221
  18. Michael
    Can I substitute coconut flour with something else?
  19. rachelbathie
    Hi, my first time making this bread. My mix seems so dry and stiff. Added a little more cream. Any suggestions?
  20. Sal
    I LOVE this bread!! It's sooo good. I can easily see making slight variations to it, as well. But I have a question - I ended up getting a free Almond Yogurt in my grocery delivery. I don't think I'll eat it plain, but thought it might work to replace the heavy cream. What do you think?
  21. Sal
    Hi Melinda, Thanks for posting these alternate items. I have some unexpected Almond Yogurt in my fridge. It has xanthan gum and stuff in it to keep it thick - could I use this instead of heavy cream? I'm not concerned about dairy, I just don't want the almond yogurt to go bad and would like to use it for some kind of cooking. Thank you!

    If anyone is in need of a dairy free version of this great recipe I substitute the following...
    heavy cream - coconut cream
    cream cheese - coconut yoghurt
    no butter, I use coconut oil
    I also add 1-2 teaspoons of xantham gum to bind the loaf a little better. It prevents it falling apart in the toaster! :-)
    The loaf turns out great.

  22. Andrea
    I have been low carb for decades and tried many different bread recipes including fathead. This is my favorite of them all.
  23. ronniehh13491
    Absolutely loved this, while still warm out the oven with melting butter on a couple of slices.
    Before keto, bread, rice and potatoes were my downfall.
    This satisfies me completely.
  24. Sharon
    Absolutely delicious. Tastes like an old-fashioned European bread. Will make often. I made it just as the recipe described. My favorite keto or LC bread.
  25. Teresa
    The break coma out absolutely amazing! Not different to traditional white bread and I've just had few slices with butter and salt... amazing! Still can't believe it's keto!
  26. Teresa
    I've added chia instead of fennel and came out amazing!
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  28. Rehana
    I'm new to keto and was afraid of missing bread. Made this bread on Sunday and I absolutely love it. I didn't use the fennel seeds and will reduce the salt next time, but overall it was delicious. I used flaxseed flour and although I was a bit worried that the dough was dry it was fine. I divided the dough in 2 as it looked like it was too much for my loaf tin so I got 2 smaller loaves. Will put it all in next time for a larger loaf. So delicious 😋
  29. Natalia
    Mine did not raise like in the picture. It is tasty but quite thick, about 5cm in height. Any idea why/how this happened?
    Reply: #231
  30. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Mine did not raise like in the picture. It is tasty but quite thick, about 5cm in height. Any idea why/how this happened?

    With only 3 tsp of baking powder in the recipe, it will not rise very much. Overworking the dough often leads to tougher bread.

  31. Anne
    What size of loaf tin should you use?
  32. Anne
    Sorry, I see you say use a 4x7 inch loaf tin, so I suppose a smaller one for a smaller number of servings.
    Reply: #234
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Sorry, I see you say use a 4x7 inch loaf tin, so I suppose a smaller one for a smaller number of servings.

    Yes! We used a 4"x7" loaf tin.

  34. Irene
    What would happen if you added yeast to the recipe would it help it rise more? Just trying to get more height overwise excellent bread.
    Reply: #236
  35. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What would happen if you added yeast to the recipe would it help it rise more? Just trying to get more height overwise excellent bread.

    In low carb baking, there is no sugar to feed the yeast. Yeast is sometimes added to bread recipes but it's just for taste.

  36. Irene
    what can you replace psyllium husk with?
    Reply: #238
  37. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    what can you replace psyllium husk with?

    While it hasn't been tested this way, you could try substituting flax seeds or chia seeds. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/guides/psyllium-husk#psyllium-sub...

  38. Liz
    Almond flour upsets my stomach. Could I replace it with coconut flour?
    Thank you.
    Reply: #240
  39. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Almond flour upsets my stomach. Could I replace it with coconut flour?
    Thank you.

    Unfortunately, since this recipe already contains coconut flour, substituting the almond flour with more coconut flour may not work well.

  40. KD
    Can I substitute psyllium husk powder with xantham gum?
    Reply: #242
  41. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Can I substitute psyllium husk powder with xantham gum?

    That would not be a recommended substitution as their properties are very different. You may try chia or flax seeds, but they have not been tested in this recipe. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/guides/psyllium-husk#psyllium-sub...

  42. tabita.fantetti
    What would be a substitute for flaxseed? Mine unfortunately is taking way longer to cook than 45 minutes. Not sure if that's normal?

    Thanks

    Reply: #244
  43. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What would be a substitute for flaxseed? Mine unfortunately is taking way longer to cook than 45 minutes. Not sure if that's normal?
    Thanks

    You may try chia seeds, but we have not tested the recipe with chia. Oven bake times can vary. Also, note that this recipe is baked on a lower rack in the oven.

  44. Anci
    If I cant have psyllium husk then what can I use instead please? For example when I want to make a bread. Thank you:)
    Reply: #246
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    If I cant have psyllium husk then what can I use instead please? For example when I want to make a bread. Thank you:)

    Chia seeds work in some recipes but in many recipes there isn't a great substitute for the psyllium.

  46. cath.bernard
    What size eggs do you use medium or large
    Reply: #248
  47. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What size eggs do you use medium or large

    Either would work fine, but large is standard.

  48. Kathleen
    Where can I find the unflavored psyllium husk powder
    Replies: #250, #253
  49. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Where can I find the unflavored psyllium husk powder

    Some people can find it at local specialty stores, but many simply order it online. You may want to try Amazon!

  50. Chris
    Sadly this recipe did not work well for me as your keto buns recipe that i used before. It turned out to be more of a pound cake than a loaf of bread, not sure what i did wrong. Was also very coconutty because i also used coconut oil instead of butter and it was crumbly even after cooling and toasting. Sadness. But i do love the other recipe and will try out a loaf with that.
    Reply: #252
  51. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Sadly this recipe did not work well for me as your keto buns recipe that i used before. It turned out to be more of a pound cake than a loaf of bread, not sure what i did wrong. Was also very coconutty because i also used coconut oil instead of butter and it was crumbly even after cooling and toasting. Sadness. But i do love the other recipe and will try out a loaf with that.

    So sorry it didn't work out for you!

  52. Kim
    I got mine at the pharmacy in the dietary supplement aisle, by the Metamucil.
  53. rio.mizzi
    So soft and moist... Excellent buttered and goes down really well with a warm cup of tea !! Will try toasting it ... 😉
    Reply: #255
  54. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    So soft and moist... Excellent buttered and goes down really well with a warm cup of tea !! Will try toasting it ... 😉

    So glad you love it!

  55. Scarlett
    Can I skip the seeds all together please?
    Reply: #257
  56. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Can I skip the seeds all together please?

    Rather than adapting this Seed Bread recipe to have no seeds, try this one https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/the-keto-bread

  57. Joanne
    I made this for the first time yesterday, following the instructions exactly as written. However, the bread is very crumbly and falls apart (although the taste is delicious!). I removed the loaf from the baking pan immediately, as stated. What could have happened here?
    Reply: #259
  58. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this for the first time yesterday, following the instructions exactly as written. However, the bread is very crumbly and falls apart (although the taste is delicious!). I removed the loaf from the baking pan immediately, as stated. What could have happened here?

    Hmm, I'm not sure. Were all of your ingredients fresh? It seems like something didn't bind correctly.

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