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Low Carb Bread Recipe | Keto bread

Serious the best low carb bread recipe there is! Just like real bread but without all the carbs.

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I have a new favourite low carb bread recipe and it is by far this one! It is so like the real thing it is just not funny!

Let’s start by addressing that this low carb bread recipe does contain gluten. So for those of you who cannot tolerate it or choose not to consume any gluten this keto recipe is totally out for you.

Since starting blogging keto I have had my share of people telling me what is or is not keto foods. Keto is actually based on the state of ketosis right? Eating a very low carb diet to maintain a ketones in the blood is “being keto”. This recipe still suits that lifestyle but this bread does contain grain.

The low carb bread only has 1g net carbs per slice, based on 20 slices per loaf, or 2g net carbs per roll, based on a 10 x 60g rolls from one batch of this recipe.

Originally inspired by Deidres Bread Maker Bread, Keto.luna, and She Calls Me Hobbit this is easily one of the best low carb bread recipes I have tried.

Low Carb Bread on blue backing

LOW CARB BREAD RECIPE – GET A GREAT RISE TIPS

  1. Activate the yeast. The yeast I use is just the dried stuff you can buy in every supermarket. Activate it in warm water with the inulin. Inulin (or sugar) helps to activate the yeast and help give great rise to this keto bread.
  2. Cover the bowl or jug you are activating it in with a cling film and silicone mat if you have one. If you don’t wrap it in a towel and place in the warmest place in the house until it thick and foamy (it should double in size). If the yeast does not activate throw it out and start again. It will not all of sudden rise if you place it in the bread. Yeast does have an expiry date.
  3. When adding all your ingredients never add the yeast near the salt. Salt kills yeast. If you add your salt after the eggs and flours then pour the yeast starter aver the top this is enough to separate the two and not kill your rise.
  4. After kneading for 5 minutes (this helps to activate the gluten) flatten out into a rectangle the same width as your tin. Roll the dough over into loaf shape. Place into bread tin, seam side down and cover and leave to prove in warm place in the house. Bread should rise above the tin edge before baking. Leave until it has risen. This can take longer in colder weather.
  5. Bake then cool on wire rack before slicing and serving.
Low carb rolls on blue board

LOW CARB BREAD INGREDIENTS

There are some specialty ingredients in this recipe. I have sourced them all from iHerb as it was the most convenient and all in the one place. Click here to see my entire cart. Many of these ingredients have NO substitutes so please don’t ask what they can be changed with.

  1. Inulin is prebiotic insoluble fibre sourced from plants. It has sweet properties naturally occurring and can be used to feed and activate yeast as well as be used in baking and sweets. It has around 2.7g carbs per 5g and is around a third of the sweetness of sugar.  Other sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol will not activate yeast. However if you do use sugar or honey the carbohydrates will be eaten by the yeast thus reducing carbs.
  2. Oat fibre is the hull of the oat ground into a fine powder. It is all fibre and hence, the no carb value. It has a nice fine powdery consistency that works well in this bread.
  3. Vital Wheat Gluten a natural protein found in wheat that is high in minerals and low in carbs. Vital wheat gluten has no substitutes and creates beautiful texture low carb breads.
  4. Golden flax meal a delicious tasting meal that adds earthiness to this recipe. Substitute more oat fibre or almond meal if you don’t have it, but it is recommended.
low carb bread slice with butter

HOW TO MAKE KETO BREAD

It is so simple to make this low carb bread recipe.

  1. Activate yeast
  2. Mix and knead for approximately 5 minutes (if dough sticks to your hands add more Vital Gluten Flour)
  3. Rest and allow to rise (this depends on how cosy it is – leave longer if need be to get the right amount of rise)
  4. Bake
  5. Eat like any normal bread.
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low carb bread slice with butter
Mad Creations bread cut in half

Low Carb Bread

This low carb bread uses vital wheat gluten, golden flax and oat fibre to create a delicious tasting low carb bread. Honestly I cannot fault this bread, other than I wish I could do it gluten free.
4.89 from 68 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: low carb bread recipe
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Megan Mad Creations Hub
Servings: 20 slices
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon inulin
  • 7 g yeast (2-3 teaspoons)
  • 2 eggs room temperature large eggs
  • Pinch salt flakes
  • 2/3 cup golden flaxmeal (80g) or pepita meal (if you do not like the flaxseed taste)
  • 1/2 cup oat fiber (50g) click for supplier see blog post for substitutes
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten flour (180g) click for supplier
  • 70 g butter cubed

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Mix inulin and yeast into water and cover with cling film and a silicone mat and leave in a warm place until yeast activates. This can take 20-40 minutes.
  • Add all ingredients to mixer, including activated yeast. Using dough hook attachment knead dough for minimum 5 minutes (dough will be smooth, soft and supple and not wet)
  • Stretch dough out to large rectangle roughly as wide as your loaf tin. Roll dough over lengthwise to form a roll. Place into loaf tin seam side down.
  • Cover loaf with clean towel or silicone mat and leave in warm place for approximately 1 hour until loaf has risen.
  • Preheat oven to 170℃. Line a 23cm x 13cm loaf tin or up to 900g Mackies tin
  • Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

THERMOMIX® METHOD

  • Mix inulin and yeast into water and cover with cling film and a silicone mat and leave in a warm place until yeast activates. This can take 20-40 minutes.
  • Mix all ingredients to mixer, including activated yeast 5 minutes/dough setting. Follow from step 2 above.

Video

Notes

1. This bread can be frozen.
2. Oat Fibre is zero net carb and zero calories
3. Vital Gluten is high protein and low carb. Derived from the protein found in the endosperm of wheat this flour does contain gluten.
4. This recipe makes approximately a 600g loaf or 10 x 60g bread rolls. For rolls; roll into shape and rest to rise the same as the loaf. They take only about 20 minutes to bake in the oven.
5. While I have this loaf baked in a small loaf tin you can however cook this in a tin up to a 900g loaf tin and still get a good rise and more yield (but not as high).

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.6mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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    284 Comments

  • Mayleene says:

    Lovely bread Megan, I’m a fan from Puerto Rico. My question is, you added 1/2 of tsp of xanthan gum to you’re dough, however, is not listed. Any particular reason?

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Mayleene, Since creating the video I have revised the recipe and I just dont use it anymore so I took it off the recipe.

  • Jennifer says:

    This bread looks incredible!! I am making this right now and can’t wait to see how it tastes!!!

    Thank you and I will post as soon as I taste it!

  • Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    Ok I tried it and it is the best keto bread!!!!!!! It is so fluffy, I wish I could take a picture of it!!! Thank you again!

  • Lisa says:

    Can I make this as a round sourdough loaf? Wondering if this must be baked in the bread pan?

  • Roma V says:

    5 stars
    This bread is seriously amazing! Great for work lunches. Load it up with Keto-friendly options, too easy~!

  • Helen poulos says:

    Hi there

    I want to make this but aside from I Herb, where can can I source oat fibre from? Is Psyllium husk not recommended? Thank you

  • Jo says:

    Hi Megan,
    Could you do a video using a stand mixer please, I think this is where I’m going wrong, I’m not getting the rise you get in the video, the bread still tastes good but I want what you have in the video.
    The yeast rises in the warm water so it’s not that, I mix at 11/2 speed on my breville bowl scraper stand mixer for 7 minutes but the dough isn’t soft and stretchy like yours, mine breakers easy when stretched for the window you show in the video, I’ve tried doing it for longer but doesn’t improve.
    Help please!
    Jo

  • Jamie says:

    So I’m looking to make this tomorrow, my only problem is I don’t have a stand mixer or food processor for the dough. Would a powerful blender be good enough to develop the gluten? Or even by hand?
    Thanks

  • Ginette Heppelle says:

    Helen Poulos, while k was waiting for my oat fiber from Amazon I subbed the oat fiber with 1/2 cup of almond flour + 1 TBS of psyllium. It worked perfectly! I did a good dozen breads this way until I received my oat fiber.

  • verity Templeton says:

    I follow Keto Diet and as far as I am aware there is no wheat on Keto, why is there wheat in this recipe?

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Verity, as the title suggests this is a low carb recipe. However, “Keto” is a state of ketosis not necessarily hard and fast rules for everyone. There is currently 3 recipes on the entire site that contain wheat gluten and it is up to the specific follower to skim past this if wheat and gluten is part of their diet.

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