The keto bread

The keto bread

Smear with butter, and you will think you are eating the real thing! Maria Emmerich's keto bread sports a pleasing crispy 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…

The keto bread

Smear with butter, and you will think you are eating the real thing! Maria Emmerich's keto bread sports a pleasing crispy 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…
USMetric
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 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 butter and 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 2 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.

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2,489 comments

  1. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Just made these rolls and they are amazing! Followed the recipe exactly except I put everything bagel seasoning on top instead of sesame seeds. I have tried like many others many different bread recipes and none measure up to this at all. Thank-you so much for this recipe! It is definitely a keeper.

    Great! So glad you enjoyed them!

  2. Theresa
    A while back I asked about making this into a loaf of bread, but the reply was that it hadn't been tried so I experimented several times because I absolutely LOVE this recipe for buns of all shapes. I ended up with bread that would fall after coming out of the oven, or would have a gaping hole across the top. After a bit of googling, I stumbled across what thought would be the answer and lo and behold! it was!

    For a BREAD LOAF, double the recipe (serves 12) and reduce the water by 25% and increase time in oven to 65-70 minutes. The temp stays the same at 350F.

    Reply: #2553
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    A while back I asked about making this into a loaf of bread, but the reply was that it hadn't been tried so I experimented several times because I absolutely LOVE this recipe for buns of all shapes. I ended up with bread that would fall after coming out of the oven, or would have a gaping hole across the top. After a bit of googling, I stumbled across what thought would be the answer and lo and behold! it was!
    For a BREAD LOAF, double the recipe (serves 12) and reduce the water by 25% and increase time in oven to 65-70 minutes. The temp stays the same at 350F.

    Thanks for sharing, Theresa!

  4. Mi
    I take oral medication so I cannot use psyllium in any recipe. What can I use to replace the psyllium.
    For those that do not know, psyllium must never be taken within two hours of taking any oral medication as it acts like blotting paper and removes the medication from your system.
    And for the others that do not know, Metamucil is 99% psyllium so is NOT a psyllium substitute.
    Reply: #2555
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I take oral medication so I cannot use psyllium in any recipe. What can I use to replace the psyllium.
    For those that do not know, psyllium must never be taken within two hours of taking any oral medication as it acts like blotting paper and removes the medication from your system.
    And for the others that do not know, Metamucil is 99% psyllium so is NOT a psyllium substitute.

    Unfortunately there is not a good substitute for the psyllium in this recipe.

  6. Ruhail
    Is the nutritional value per bun or for the entire recipe above?
    Reply: #2557
  7. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is the nutritional value per bun or for the entire recipe above?

    The nutritional information listed is per serving. The default recipe uses 6 servings or 6 rolls, so the info woul be per roll in this instance.

  8. Noah
    This is insane!
  9. Noah
    Can I use coconut flour instaed though.
    Reply: #2560
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use coconut flour instaed though.

    Check this out, from the tips given below the recipe:
    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.

  11. Barb
    This bread is so delicious and it makes sticking to low carb eating so much easier.
    I was really feeling deprived but not any more. I can do this lifestyle!
    Reply: #2562
  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This bread is so delicious and it makes sticking to low carb eating so much easier.
    I was really feeling deprived but not any more. I can do this lifestyle!

    Thank you for sharing Barb!

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