The keto bread

The keto bread

Maria Emmerich’s viral bread sports a nice crust with a soft, moist center. It’s bread — you know what to do. Savor it warm, straight out of the oven, or freeze, defrost, and toast to perfection. Why not top it off with cream cheese and deli turkey for a tasty higher-satiety breakfast, or smear it with butter, and you’re in keto heaven.

The keto bread

Maria Emmerich’s viral bread sports a nice crust with a soft, moist center. It’s bread — you know what to do. Savor it warm, straight out of the oven, or freeze, defrost, and toast to perfection. Why not top it off with cream cheese and deli turkey for a tasty higher-satiety breakfast, or smear it with butter, and you’re in keto heaven.
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 13 cup (1¾ oz.) 80 ml (50 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1¼ cups (5 oz.) 300 ml (140 g) almond flour
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup 240 ml water
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 3 3 egg whiteegg whites
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Add vinegar and egg whites to the dry ingredients and combine well. Add boiling water while beating with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don't over-mix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
  4. Moisten hands with a little olive oil and shape dough into 6 separate rolls. Place on a greased baking sheet. Top with optional sesame seeds.
  5. Bake on a lower rack in the oven for 50-60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread rolls. They're done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
  6. Serve with toppings of your choice.

Recommended special equipment

Food mixer or an electric hand mixer

How many carbs does the keto bread contain?

The keto bread contains 3 net carbs per bun (a similar bun of regular bread may contain about 20 grams of carbs). This makes it a decent option on a ketogenic diet. Expand the nutrition tab above for the full nutrition facts.

Can I substitute ingredients?

In all baking, and especially in low-carb baking, the ingredients and amounts used are important. The eggs and ground psyllium husk are hard to replace in this recipe.

If you don't like almond flour or if you have an allergy, you can make this recipe with coconut flour instead. Substitute the amount of almond flour for a third as much of coconut flour and double the number of egg whites.

Flavor your bread with your favorite seasoning to make them perfect for whatever you're serving them with. You can use garlic powder, crushed caraway seeds, or homemade bread seasoning.

Why did my keto bread turn purple?

Do your buns end up with a slightly purple color? That can happen with some brands of psyllium husk. Try a different brand.

Is keto bread gluten-free?

The keto bread is 100% gluten-free, just like all of our keto and low carb recipes.

What do you do with the leftover egg yolks?

Béarnaise sauce, of course! Check out our recipe for easy Béarnaise.

Customize your bread!

For a different look and some crunch, sprinkle seeds on the buns before you pop them into the oven – poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or why not some salt flakes and herbs?

This recipe is so versatile and can be used in a number of ways. You can easily turn it into hot dog buns, hamburger buns or garlic bread.

Why has the nutritional information changed?

The nutritional information in this recipe was based on a high-fiber almond flour that we realized was difficult to purchase in some areas of the world. We decided to update it with a more common almond flour that is slightly higher in carbs. That’s why the carb amount in the video does not match the nutritional information in the recipe.

We have also removed the butter from the ingredients list as it was not part of the bread but a topping. This is still a very low carb recipe, and you will most likely eat it with butter or another high fat spread. Therefore, it will still be a keto meal, which is why we've kept the name.

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2,698 comments

  1. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I’ve made this recipe today, very easy, simple and the result was beautiful
    Taste really nice

    Thanks, Margaret! So glad you enjoyed them!

  2. PD
    Please can I have a copy of the older recipe? I have been making this for years and love it. I agree with a few of the comments that this adjusted recipe came out very soupy. Even after adding an extra 1/4 cup of almond flour and a few more teaspoons of psyllium husk fiber to thicken it, it still didn’t have the same texture as the original recipe. Thanks!
    Replies: #2753, #2773
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Please can I have a copy of the older recipe? I have been making this for years and love it. I agree with a few of the comments that this adjusted recipe came out very soupy. Even after adding an extra 1/4 cup of almond flour and a few more teaspoons of psyllium husk fiber to thicken it, it still didn’t have the same texture as the original recipe. Thanks!

    Hi, PD! According to our recipe team, this recipe hasn't changed.

  4. Carol
    Can I sub egg white powder for the liquid egg whites?
    Reply: #2755
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I sub egg white powder for the liquid egg whites?

    Hi, Carol! We haven't tested that, but I think it would work!

    Reply: #2760
  6. Ivonne
    Measurements are wrong. In grams it should be 40 gram for the psylium husk powder. 50 is way too much because the bread becomes a rubber sponge.
    I won't be naking these. I will make the with cream cheese, eggs, psylium husk powder, baking powder and Greek yoghurt. Way easier and better to eat. Sorry...
  7. Carol
    Well, some of us can't eat dairy products. I'm so glad this recipe is available.
    Reply: #2759
  8. Mimi
    I've been making these for months. The recipe is perfect. No changes need to be made. I don't know what everyone's problem is if you follow the recipe it's perfect they are flying out of my kitchen.
    Thank you for this recipe!!
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Well, some of us can't eat dairy products. I'm so glad this recipe is available.

    We have a whole collection of dairy free recipes!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/dairy-free

  10. Elissavet Koutouxidou
    Hi Kerry! If you try it with egg wjite powder, please do tell us how the result was!
  11. Tracy
    I've made these before, and they are fantastic! I'm just wondering, because they are small, can I double the recipe and make them bigger for sandwich buns?
    Reply: #2762
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I've made these before, and they are fantastic! I'm just wondering, because they are small, can I double the recipe and make them bigger for sandwich buns?

    Hi, Tracy! You can certainly double the recipe, just keep in mind that the nutritional values will also double.

  13. marilyn polifroni
    I cannot find the nutritional value on these ???
    Reply: #2764
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I cannot find the nutritional value on these ???

    Hi Marilyn! The full nutrition information for our recipes is a benefit of Diet Doctor Plus. You can read more about Diet Doctor Plus and sign up for a 30 day free trial at this link:
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/new-member

  15. Sara
    Can I make the powder from psyllium husk?
    Reply: #2766
  16. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I make the powder from psyllium husk?

    Sure! Simply grind the husk in a coffee grinder or blender until it's a fine powder.

  17. Helena
    I keep getting air pockets under the top “crust “. What am I doing wrong.
    Reply: #2769
  18. Sarah
    Hiya - love these rolls, make them a lot - was wondering if they are suitable for freezing? (I had to make a double batch because I made keto icecream just before, which uses 6 yolks- leaving the whites for the rolls!)
    Reply: #2770
  19. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I keep getting air pockets under the top “crust “. What am I doing wrong.

    Hi, Helena! Air pockets or hollow rolls usually indicate overmixing the batter.

  20. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hiya - love these rolls, make them a lot - was wondering if they are suitable for freezing? (I had to make a double batch because I made keto icecream just before, which uses 6 yolks- leaving the whites for the rolls!)

    Yes, these will freeze well! Simply thaw and toast them when you're ready to eat!

  21. Sara
    tried these today and wondering if there is a solution to the purple colour? I used good quality organic psyllium powder.
    Reply: #2772
  22. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    tried these today and wondering if there is a solution to the purple colour? I used good quality organic psyllium powder.

    Hi, Sara! That's a fairly common issue with certain brands of psyllium. It doesn't affect the taste at all, but if it bothers you, you can always try a different brand!

  23. Tracey
    Hi! Just a thought: I've made this recipe three times and it's been perfect every time. I add the water just a little at a time and mix it by hand with a wooden spoon - not a beater. When I know the consistency is perfect I stop adding water. Hope that helps 😁

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