The high-protein bread

The high-protein bread

Looking for the best white high-protein bread that's also gluten-free and low in carbs? Look no further! Even if you are a novice bread baker you will have no trouble with this recipe. With 1 net carb and 7 grams of protein per slice, it's the perfect bread for healthy sandwiches.

The high-protein bread

Looking for the best white high-protein bread that's also gluten-free and low in carbs? Look no further! Even if you are a novice bread baker you will have no trouble with this recipe. With 1 net carb and 7 grams of protein per slice, it's the perfect bread for healthy sandwiches.
USMetric
20 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (1 cup) 170 g (220 ml) Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • 4 4 large egglarge eggs
  • 1 cup (3½ oz.) 240 ml (100 g) whey protein isolate (unflavored)
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
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Instructions

Instructions are for 20 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Line the bread pan, about 5 x 10 inches (12 x 24 cm), with parchment paper.
  3. Add the yogurt and eggs to a big bowl and mix until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine until free of lumps.
  4. Pour the batter into the bread pan and sprinkle it with some sesame seeds (optional). Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out dry. Let the bread cool before slicing it.

Recommended special equipment

Baking pan, 5 x 10 inches (12 x 24 cm)

Freezing

Slice the bread before freezing it. Thaw it slightly and toast it before serving.

Storage

Store the bread in a zip lock bag in the fridge. It will keep fresh for about a week.

Fat-free yogurt?

Fat-free yogurt is packed with protein. That's why we used it in this recipe. But feel free to use full-fat yogurt for a more moist bread with a bit less protein.

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78 comments

  1. Lynn
    Agree with others, this is the best Diet Doctor bread recipe yet. A slab with a little peanut butter in the morning really gets me going and makes a good start toward achieving daily protein goals. Another winner, Diet Doctor. Keep up the great work.
  2. Martina
    I did too. 25 mins and it was still soupy.
    It does taste very good though when it finally baked.
  3. Julie Amey
    I made this and put it in my 30 rectangle, silicone granola bar pan. Baked for 15 minutes and they are PERFECT!!! Works out to 4.7 g. protein per 'breadstick' this way; .67 g carbs each and 2.67 g fat each. Making DD seafood chowder to have with them! Loving these recipes!!!
  4. Annette
    I made this, but mine has come out very dry ?
    Reply: #82
  5. Dawn
    Thanks for the recipe! The texture is close to regular bread and didn't taste too eggy. The only changes I had made was to substitute sour cream for the yogurt because that's what I had on hand, and baked for a little longer than 25 minutes (35-45 maybe).
  6. Lynn
    Thanks for this recipe! I had to bake it for about 40 min, but it came out nicely. Sliced easily and the slices held up well in a sandwich baggie in my purse to take to work. The only change I'll make next time is adding a bit more salt to counteract the slightly "cakey" whey flavour.

    I substituted regular plain whey protein powder for the isolate, and it seemed to work fine.

  7. Cheryl
    I really like this recipe. Super easy! I used egg white protein instead of the whey protein. I added 2 T of nutritional yeast and 1/4 tsp of rapid acting yeast. I only cut 12 slices. I put the recipe in Cronometer and the macros were 18.1g of protein, 6.5g carbohydrates, and 6.6g fat
  8. hellograffig
    Just attempted this - tastes okay I think :) Does anyone know why there is a slight purple hue to my loaf? Thanks
    Replies: #59, #74
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Just attempted this - tastes okay I think :) Does anyone know why there is a slight purple hue to my loaf? Thanks

    This can happen with some brands of psyllium husk. It certainly doesn't affect the flavor, but if it bothers you, you can try a different brand.

  10. Rose
    I made this bread and it is a nice 'bread' consistency rather than some which can be more like cake.
    However it tastes quite sweet? I can only think this is the whey protein?
    Is there something I can add to counteract the sweetness?
    Reply: #61
  11. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made this bread and it is a nice 'bread' consistency rather than some which can be more like cake.
    However it tastes quite sweet? I can only think this is the whey protein?
    Is there something I can add to counteract the sweetness?

    Hi, Rose! Be sure you're using unflavored whey protein. It could also be caused by the Greek yogurt?

  12. Rose
    Thanks for the reply.
    The whey protein isolate was unflavoured and from a well known health food chain.
    Unfortunately on checking the ingredients it contains sucralose!!
    Will need to be more vigilant next time.
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  14. i008333
    any substitute for whey protein ?
  15. Mary
    An earlier post said they used egg white protein powder and it worked well.
  16. Kelly
    Can sour cream be substituted for the yogurt?
    Reply: #68
  17. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can sour cream be substituted for the yogurt?

    Hi, Kelly! We haven't tested this recipe with sour cream, but it would likely be fine. Let us know if you decide to give it a try!

  18. Annice
    Can I use brown rice or pea protein isolate instead of whey and still get the same bake result?
    Reply: #70
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use brown rice or pea protein isolate instead of whey and still get the same bake result?

    Hi, Annice! We would not recommend brown rice protein, however pea protein could be an option for you. We have not tested this recipe with an alternate version, though.

  20. Karen
    This bread is currently in the oven. Really looking forward to trying it. I thought I'd top it with poached eggs.

    I have a non-stick loaf pan, but thought I'd spray it with avocado oil cooking spray instead of the parchment. I was too chicken to try it...didn't want to ruin the loaf. Has anyone made this without the parchment paper in the loaf pan?

    Thanks!

    Reply: #72
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    This bread is currently in the oven. Really looking forward to trying it. I thought I'd top it with poached eggs.
    I have a non-stick loaf pan, but thought I'd spray it with avocado oil cooking spray instead of the parchment. I was too chicken to try it...didn't want to ruin the loaf. Has anyone made this without the parchment paper in the loaf pan?
    Thanks!

    Hi, Karen! We haven't tried it without, but it would generally be safest to keep the parchment.

  22. Karen
    I really like this bread. It was a bit dry, but I baked it longer than I should have after reading the comments. Mine wasn't ready at the 25 minute mark, but 40 minutes was too long. No worries though....this WILL get eaten, and I'll definitely make it again, keeping a closer eye on the cook time. Thanks for your response, Kerry. Yes, I'll just stay with using the parchment paper (keeps the loaf pan spotless as well)
  23. Darlene
    It is the psyllium husk powder. Some brands come out purple. Others don't. Lol
  24. MARIE-CHRISTINE
    I missed bread so much since I started Keto so I could not resist this recipe; even the healthier of store bread is between 15 to 20g of carb a slice, this one comes at 1.2g!
    Just had it for lunch with smoked salmon and Philadelphia, delicious without the carbs!
    Thanks for an other great recipe! :)
    Reply: #76
  25. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I missed bread so much since I started Keto so I could not resist this recipe; even the healthier of store bread is between 15 to 20g of carb a slice, this one comes at 1.2g!
    Just had it for lunch with smoked salmon and Philadelphia, delicious without the carbs!
    Thanks for an other great recipe! :)

    Awesome! So glad you love it!

  26. annedirkje
    I think if I have to name one thing I really miss on keto, it would be bread. So far all the alternatives didn't really satisfy me (mostly too eggy and not so much a taste and structure of bread), so I gave it up all together. When I saw this recipe I just had to try though. So this morning I had my first attempt and it came out absolutely perfect. Sure, it's somewhat different in taste and structure when compared to ''actual'' bread, but for me this is the best substitute so far. Love it! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and your hard work in general DD. So grateful to have found you.
    Reply: #78
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I think if I have to name one thing I really miss on keto, it would be bread. So far all the alternatives didn't really satisfy me (mostly too eggy and not so much a taste and structure of bread), so I gave it up all together. When I saw this recipe I just had to try though. So this morning I had my first attempt and it came out absolutely perfect. Sure, it's somewhat different in taste and structure when compared to ''actual'' bread, but for me this is the best substitute so far. Love it! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and your hard work in general DD. So grateful to have found you.

    That's wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe so much!

  28. C
    I'm allergic to almonds. Any recommendations for an almond flour substitute. I often use peanut or sunflower "flours". Would you use either or something else? Please advise. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks!
    Reply: #80
  29. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I'm allergic to almonds. Any recommendations for an almond flour substitute. I often use peanut or sunflower "flours". Would you use either or something else? Please advise. Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thanks!

    You may be able to try coconut flour, but the ratio will not be the same. This article should be helpful! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/baking
    We also have a coconut flour bread recipe you might like to try! https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/keto-coconut-flour-bread

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  31. Steve
    Mine also. Sahara like dry and crumbly.
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