This is a phenomenal easy low carb bread recipe! It seriously is the best keto bread you will make. Only a handful of ingredients and the texture is out of this world- amazing! At only 1g net carbs per slice you will be adding this recipe to your keto meal planning for sure!
Make it today and try it! Then make our Low Carb Bread Rolls tomorrow for tasty burgers too!
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The Best Low Carb Bread Recipe

This Low Carb Bread recipe has proven way more popular than I ever anticipated.

For that very reason I have just updated the post to answer the many questions regarding it. Every day I receive so many photos of your creations, questions for substitutions, baking tips, etc.

Related Recipes – Low Carb Bread Rolls / Low Carb Bread Recipe – Bread Machine

Low Carb Bread Is It Keto?

This low carb bread recipe contains gluten. So, for those of you who cannot tolerate gluten this low carb bread 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.

This low carb bread without almond flour has only has 1g net carbs per slice, based on 24 slices per loaf.

Originally inspired by Deidre’s Bread Maker Bread and Keto.luna. This is easily one of the best keto friendly bread recipes I have tried.

Low Carb Bread Ingredients

Low Carb bread ingredients in small bowls on a white background

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. 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 Fiber 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. Gluten Flour 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 fiber or blanched almond flour if you don’t have it, but it is recommended.

NOTE: This recipe uses no coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, almond flour, or baking flour like many other low carb breads. This is also not a gluten free bread recipe. You can try our other keto bread recipes like Soul Almond Flour Bread recipe (with added protein powder), Garlic Star Bread or Best Keto Bread for gluten free options.

Ingredient Substitutes

I often get asked about many of the ingredients and if there are substitutes. So, here are just a few options I have used.

Gluten flour – sorry no gluten free substitute for this one and yes, it is essential to the bread recipe. This is one keto recipe using vital wheat gluten that cannot be substituted.

Oat Fiber – oat fibre is made from the husk of the oat. It is zero calories and carbs. No, it is not oat flour. I have used Woolworths Gentle Fibre as a substitute in another low carb loaf however this does add carbs and grains to your bread. The texture and taste of the low carb bread is much better using the oat fiber

Eggs – eggs can be substituted with a chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds or chia flour and 6 tbsp of water) for an egg free keto bread recipe and also for a keto vegan bread.

Butter – substitute ghee, any vegan or dairy free spread, or light tasting olive oil for a dairy free low carb bread.

How to Make Low Carb Bread

It really is easy to make and bake your own no carb bread at home. Here is all you need to do. I have included a low carb Thermomix bread recipe method. See the recipe card below.

  • Mix the yeast with the inulin and water in a large bowl or 2 cup measuring jug. Cover it and leave it in a warm place for 15-20 minutes until it activates. You will know it is activated by a thick foam on the surface of the water. The foam can almost double the volume in the jug.
  • Combine all the ingredients into a mixer with a dough hook, food processor or Thermomix and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean bench or silicone mat and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is soft supple and no longer sticky.
  • Press the dough into a large rectangle the same width as your loaf pan. Roll the dough over to form a log and place the dough seam side down into the loaf pan. Cover with a silicone mat or kitchen towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove bread from baking pan immediately and allow to cool on a wire rack before slicing. For more details and baking tips check out my YouTube full video baking low carb bread.

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FAQs

Why does my bread have holes in it?

There are a few reasons this can occur.
* Not kneading the dough long enough to develop gluten structure
* Under proofing.
* Not scoring/slashing the bread or not deep enough slashes
* Using too much yeast

My bread does not rise when proving?

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.
When adding all your ingredients never add the yeast onto the salt. Salt kills yeast. If you add your salt after the eggs and flours, then pour the yeast starter over the top this is enough to separate the two and not kill your rise.

The best low carb bread recipe loaf sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Low Carb Bread Baking Tips

  • I recommend using a mixer to mix the dough. If you are mixing by hand, mix with a spatula at first, then move to a clean bench or silicone mat. Knead the dough until a soft and supple dough is achieved. Do not over-knead as this can result in dense bread.
  • The dough needs a warm place to rise. If it is cold outside and inside it can be hard to rise a dough at room temperature. If you have an oven that has a proving temperature (40°C or 75°F), then you can use that. Alternatively, add a large tray of boiling water into your oven and place the loaf in the middle tray and shut the door. Check after 30 minutes and refresh the water if it has not doubled in size. The air conditioner is always another option too. I have invested in a fabulous quality silicone mat and wrap mine tightly and add a kitchen towel to help keep the dough warm.
  • You can also rise the dough then place into the fridge for a longer fermentation and proving process.
  • Bread tin choice and size can greatly influence easy keto bread crust and size. Read through the Keto Low Carb Bread Tins post to see what tins are best to use and why.
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Low Carb Bread Recipe

This is a phenomenal easy low carb bread recipe! It seriously is the best keto bread you will make. Only a handful of ingredients and the texture is out of this world- amazing! At only 1g net carbs per slice you will be adding this recipe to your keto meal planning for sure!
Make it today and try it! Then make our Low Carb Bread Rolls tomorrow for tasty burgers too!
4.95 from 225 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 24 slices
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Ingredients 

  • 1 cup (1 cup) warm water See Note 2
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) inulin or sub sugar or honey, See Note 2
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) instant dried yeast (7g) See Note 3
  • 2 (2) eggs room temperature large eggs, See Note 4
  • Pinch (Pinch) salt flakes
  • 2/3 cup (2/3 cup) golden flax meal (80g) or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 cup) oat fiber (50g) click for supplier see blog post for substitutes
  • 1 1/4 cup (1 1/4 cup) gluten flour (180g) click for supplier
  • 70 g (2.5 oz) salted butter cubed, See Note 6
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum optional

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Combine inulin and yeast with water; cover with cling film and a silicone mat and leave in a warm place until yeast activates and almost doubles with foam. 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 but 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 the oven to 170℃/350°F. Line a 25.5cm x 13cm loaf tin. Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

THERMOMIX LOW CARB BREAD METHOD

  • Add inulin, yeast and warm water to mixer; heat 2 min/37°C/speed 1. Leave lid on and leave for 10-15 minutes or until thick and foamy.
  • Place all ingredients into mixer; knead 5 min/dough setting. Follow from step 3 above.

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Notes

Tips for the lowest carb bread.
For yeast activation, the water should be warm but never hot.
Inulin is a prebiotic fibre that can be used to activate yeast. Other keto sweeteners do NOT activate yeast. If you do not have inulin sugar or honey can be used (just 1 tsp) in its place. The yeast will consume the carbs of the sugar so don’t stress.
Instant dried yeast is yeast powder that is available at most supermarkets. I do recommend using yeast for good rise in my low carbohydrate breads.
I recommend milling golden flax seeds (also known as linseeds) and mill to a flour as needed. es where nuts are not allowed in certain schools.
Eggs should be large eggs and at room temperature. Refrigerated eggs will give the bread an eggy flavour. You can substitute just 3 egg whites if preferred. This will add protein to the bread without the added fats of the yolk.
SUBSTITUTIONS
Golden flax meal can be replaced completely with ground b;anched almond flour or almond meal, hemp seed flour, or pepita meal. 
Oat fibre can be replaced with psyllium husks or Macro Gentle Fibre (but it is higher in carbs). I have not tested psyllium husk powder but maybe a quarter cup would do it.
I have not tested this recipe with coconut flour.
Seeds like whole flax, sesame seeds or poppy seeds can be added for more of a whole wheat or whole grain bread.
Eggs can be replaced with 2 chia eggs for a keto vegan bread recipe.
Sliced bread can be kept frozen with no loss in quality.
The butter can be replaced with any dairy-free or vegan spread or oil for a dairy free or keto vegan bread.
Can I make the low carb bread recipe in the bread machine? Yes, you can. I have included a link in the blog post to our bread maker method and a slightly different recipe.
Can oat fibre bread be made into pizza bases? Yes, it can, however it is pretty “bready”. It is okay but not amazing.
Can I make a low carb bread in a Thermomix? Yes, you can. I have included instructions for this.
My bread does not rise like yours. Depending on the temperature you are proving at can affect the rise of the dough. In the winter keep it very warm with a silicone mat or use the oven technique to rise the dough.
Brands of Gluten Flour. Gluten flour can be found in many health foods shops across the globe. Until recently I mostly used Bob’s Red Mill brand, but this has become almost impossible to source. I currently use Lotus Foods brand, I find it gives the best rise in the loaf. The other brand I have tried is Abundance Foods. The Abundance flour gives a great tasting low carb bread, but it tends not to rise as much.
Some may argue that our low carb bread is not suited to the keto diet. At only 1g net carbs per serve it is very possible to maintain ketosis and enjoy a sandwich from time to time. If you would prefer gluten free low carb bread then you can try some of our other keto bread recipes.
This recipe yields approximately 18/22 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate weight of one serving, prepare recipe as instructed. Weigh finished loaf, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 18-22. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. The net carb grams count for this keto bread is 1g net carb per serving. 
All recipes have been tested using all cooking methods included by various recipe testers. Blood sugars tend to stay stable, and the bread fits in perfectly with many healthy meal plans.  
When making low carb bread for the first time just keep a close check on temperature and timing. Models do vary slightly and time or temperature may need to be adjusted to bake the perfect loaf.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Alternatively, store in an airtight container and freeze.
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.
 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 19mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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621 responses to “Easy Low Carb Bread Recipe”

  1. breadlover2

    5 stars
    after reading more comments, here are some extra tips that might be helpful:
    1) after slicing, i store it in the freezer in ziplock bags and toast up slices whenever i want it
    2) makes great french toast too but would suggest toasting it a little so it absorbs the custard mixture better
    3) i used instant yeast (yes, i still bloom it first)
    4) i used large eggs
    5) used metric (g) measurements
    6) i always add the xantham gum

  2. breadlover2

    5 stars
    I’ve made this many times now and it is honestly the best low carb bread. my mum tried it and couldn’t tell the difference between our regular bread and this! hope the below helps someone:
    1) i always make this in a bread maker. just bloom the yeast first per instructions in the recipe, then dump everything in the bread maker making sure you put salt in last on top to prevent it from deactivating the yeast. let it do its thing on regular loaf setting.
    2) if it fails to rise or tastes funny, try getting your ingredients from a different place. I’m based in Malaysia and ingredients (vital wheat gluten, oat fibre) I bought off shopee worked, but when i bought ingredients from a different baking store nearby, it failed consistently.
    3) slice with an electric knife if you have one for even slices! it’s difficult to cut thin even slices by hand
    4) i buy my golden flaxseeds whole and keep them in the fridge or freezer. i blend it into flour/meal in my vitamix as needed and keep any extra in the fridge/freezer. flaxseed goes rancid quickly especially in a hot country.

    good luck and give it a go! this recipe is honestly worth trying. i’m terrible with making most things yeast or bread but can do this successfully with the bread machine. makes being low carb so much easier. made bread and butter pudding with this as well (toast slices before soaking and using erythritol/lakanto for low carb version) and it was great.

  3. Eileen Coleman

    5 stars
    This bread is fabulous! It is soft like “real” bread, has a beautiful crumb and slices really well. It toasts beautifully and makes fabulous sandwiches. It’s also really quick and easy to make. Megan – you are an absolute genius!
    I had been putting off making it because of the gluten it contains (I have arthritic knees), but having eaten it every day for the last week, my knees haven’t complained ONCE! Oh, and it makes great rolls, too!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! It might be the higher protein gluten is okay for you Eileen.

  4. Jennie M

    Hi,
    Is there a bread machine version of this recipe not the feta one, it has different ingredients

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hey Jennie, sorry no I haven’t repeated the exact recipe on the website with a bread machine. Other than the filling though you can just follow the same instructions on that recipe.

  5. Dian

    I’m in the USA & can’t find the Lotus gluten flour. When I search for gluten flour the results come back for vital wheat gluten & I’m unsure if it is a different name for what you are using.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Dian, the vital wheat gluten is the same thing so grab that. It works perfectly.

    2. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Dian, the vital wheat gluten is the same so you will be fine.

  6. Ann

    Do you have a recipe for yeast free bread that actually tastes like bread

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You could make this without the yeast if preferred. The bread will not rise as much though.

    2. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Ann, you can just leave out the yeast if you prefer

  7. Gina

    Can I make my own gluten flour with gluten and einkorn flour?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Sorry Gina, I have no idea if that would work. I have never tried einkorn flour (or heard of it).

  8. Sally

    Should flaxseeds be ground?
    Thanks

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yes. I do state flaxseed meal

  9. LEE

    Thank you for sharing video and Recipe.
    Everything seems work as intended, dough rise to double the size of original bread mix but during baking nothing rose. So it became like pound cake (maybe I should have waited for longer to let is rise more?) Not sure if 2/3 cup golden flax meal was bit too much, because I can take too much flax meal.
    I will retry again once this batch finish.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Lee, the recipe has been tested many times over and the measures are fine. Maybe you overworked or underworked the dough. I am not sure how a gluten bread could end up like pound cake though? Did you had the gluten flour or leave out the activated yeast?

  10. Yolanda B.

    5 stars
    I just made it and it is the best keto bread ever! NOW i can make my toast and sandwiches for my daughter as well❤. Quick question, how to storage it? Should it be in the fridge and up to one week? Thanks!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo!

  11. One happy camper

    5 stars
    This is BY FAR the BEST keto bread EVER!! I’ve tried nearly every recipe out there for keto bread and they are either too eggy or too crazy and Don’t raise well!! This is simply Magical! For sandwiches, toasting, or just having plain this will be forever my go-to bread! So easy to do. No special training needed! THANK YOU!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! Thanks for a ripper review. I am so happy you are happy.

  12. Michele Wegter

    Can this bread be made low carb and gluten free?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      No it cannot sorry.

  13. jay

    do you think i could use this bread recipe and let it dry out and use it for stuffing?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Absolutely!

  14. John Nibarger

    I would really like the link to the bread maker recipe and instructions for this recipe. The only link I found from somebody went to a different bread with feta.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hey John the link to the bread maker recipe does include the feta but if you leave it out and follow the same instructions the bread will work.

  15. Nina

    5 stars
    Amazing bread recipe. I’ve tried it with golden flaxseeds, with LSA mix and with brown flaxseed, 😋 all work well, slightly different but all very nice (more or less wholemeal taste). Best bread recipe I was able to find so far 👍👍👍

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay!

  16. Proudmama

    5 stars
    I’m not on a Keto diet but just looking for lower carb, high fiber and bread with healthy fat, low sodium. Seems like a lot to ask for from a bread lol. BUT this does it for me with some tweaks. I did 1 cup warm water, 70 gr oat fiber, 160 gr vital wheat gluten, 2 large eggs, 80 gr pepita meals (I don’t have flax seeds meal and grind up petite seeds myself), 7 gr yeast, omit xanthan gum,salt and butter on purpose. Knead 5 minutes on stand mixer, proof 1 hour, and bake at 340 F for 45 minutes. The loaf was so high and beautiful it’s unbelievable. I’m so thrilled. Taste like a decent regular whole wheat bread, not dry or fibrous despite no added fat to this bread. The eggs help! 1/12 of this loaf (which is quite a big thick slice, considering how tall this bread is) is estimated about 100 cal, 3 gr Carbs, 14 gr protein, 4 grams fat, 5 grams fiber, and 14 mg sodium. I won’t spent $5 for a small loaf of Keto bread anymore 🙂 Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed it

  17. breadlover

    5 stars
    Hello, I made this recipe in a bread maker twice and it’s awesome! so easy. all i did was bloom the yeast first as per the recipe, and then dump everything into the bread maker machine. set it to regular loaf, and ta-dah. i used large eggs. slice with an electric knife for clean slices!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy it works out great for you.

  18. Sarah Unruh

    Is vital wheat gluten and gluten flour the same thing?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is Sarah. If you scroll through the blog post you will see notes and images regarding this.

  19. BJ

    5 stars
    Best recipe I have tried to date!

  20. BJ

    Made this bread is the best recipe I have come across to date.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay!

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