20 Ketogenic Bread Recipes [Paleo, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free]
Searching for Keto bread substitutes? Then look no further!
These ketogenic bread recipes will allow you to once again enjoy eating bread without all the carbohydrates!
We’ve organized them into different types of breads to help you determine which recipe is the one for you. From crackers to full-on slices of bread, we’ve got them all covered! And rest assured, they’re all low carb bread recipes.
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Table Of Contents – Ketogenic Bread Recipes
- Nut-Free and Seed-Free Ketogenic Bread Recipes
- Crackers and Flat Bread Ketogenic Recipes
- Almond Flour Ketogenic Bread Recipes
- Other Ketogenic Bread Recipes
We know many of you may have nut allergies or seed allergies, so we’ve intentionally found several nut-free and seed-free ketogenic bread recipes for you to enjoy.
All of the keto bread recipes in this section use coconut flour instead of a nut or seed flour. For most nut-allergy sufferers, coconut flour is a great alternative for baking with. Also, coconut flour is low in carbohydrates so these breads can be enjoyed without kicking you out of ketosis.
If you’re not familiar with coconut flour, then it’s flour made from ground dried coconut meat. Most of the oils is also pressed out of the coconut meat along with the water, so coconut flour is mostly fiber!
When cooking with coconut flour, note that it does not behave like other flours because it doesn’t have hardly any fat or protein in it. So, if you don’t add some sort of binder and some sort of fat to the recipe, then you’ll end up creating something that falls apart and tastes really dry. Most low-carb bread recipes using just coconut flour will also use a lot of eggs. This is because the eggs provide protein and fats to counteract the lack of those components in coconut flour. That’s why bread made using coconut flour can sometimes taste a bit eggy unfortunately.
20 Ketogenic Bread Recipes
– A Girl Worth Saving
(Photo Credit: Kelly Bejelly from A Girl Worth Saving)
Ingredients: eggs, water, apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, garlic powder, coconut oil, rough ground Celtic sea salt, baking soda
This bread has a wonderful texture and a real cornbread flavor. The savory taste means that this bread goes really well with soups and stews, and makes the ideal method for soaking up the delicious juices. Allowing the eggs to come up to room temperature helps to bulk up the loaf, but remember not to overheat the coconut oil or the eggs will cook.
– That Paleo Couple
Ingredients: bacon, jalapeños, eggs, ghee, coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, water
The jalapenos in this bread give it a real kick and the overall flavor makes you think of Mexican-inspired cooking. The addition of the bacon means this bread would make an ideal breakfast, or you could try it as a side for chili. Because of the amount of eggs used it is best to store this in the fridge. But if you want to keep some for another time, it freezes really well.
– Satisfying Eats
Ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, organic KAL Stevia or sweetener of choice, eggs, vinegar, sour cream, salted butter, water
Some people are put off making their own bread because they think it is a complicated process – not in this case! This is a quick and easy recipe to follow. And the bread is perfect in texture and taste.
*Note that this recipe can be made dairy-free as well – follow the instructions on the recipe.
Sometimes, what you want to make is a flat bread or a cracker instead of a regular loaf of bread. Flat breads are great to go with curries or for loading salads on. And crackers are even better. Many people love crunchy textures, and keto crackers are a great way to enjoy some food with a crunch. We highly recommend spreading some guacamole or some liver pate on your crackers. That way you can enjoy a delicious and super nutritious (and high fat) snack.
If you have a busy life but still enjoy making your own flatbread, then this is the recipe for you! This keto bread made with coconut flour takes under 15 minutes to make and can be used for sandwiches, burgers or even as pizza bases. They can also be batch-baked and stored in the freezer for later. Turning the flatbreads into pizzas also gives you a healthier option for kids.
– All Day I Dream About Food
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, unflavored whey protein powder, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, eggs, oil, water.
The look and texture of the flatbread is so good that no-one would suspect they are actually healthy! Ideal for using to make sandwiches, these delicious snacks can also be toasted giving you a great version of panini. When you are rolling these out, place the dough between sheets of parchment and this way it won’t stick to the rolling pin.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: almond flour, egg, olive oil, salt, basil, thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder.
– Paleo on a Budget
Ingredients: almond flour, eggs, water, fresh rosemary, garlic powder, salt, pepper.
Often on a specific diet you can miss out on the crunch! These crackers give it all back and more! The herbs used here give them a lovely taste that would go well with salsa or other dips, but they can also be made in different flavors. One idea would be to use paprika to spice things up. This makes a great partner for pork dishes and barbecue sauces.
If you’re looking for some great ketogenic bread recipes, then almond flour recipes will generally produce the best ones. Almond flour has more fat and more protein than coconut flour. That means the bread produced will be less dry and have a texture closer to regular wheat bread.
Almond flour is pretty easy to buy, but if you don’t have access to it, then you can make your own easily by just food processing some whole almonds. You’ll usually end up with a coarser flour (often called almond meal) than store-bought almond flour, but for most ketogenic recipes, it’ll work just fine.
Other nut flours can be used instead of almond flour as well, or if you want to play around with flavors, you can use a mixture of flours. Popular nut flour options include walnut flour, cashew flour, and pecan flours. However, note that while nuts and seeds are considered very low carb foods, they do still contain some carbohydrates (other than fiber). Check out our table here to see which nuts and seeds you shouldn’t eat too much of on a ketogenic diet.
We often get asked if it’s possible to just take a regular wheat flour bread recipe and switch out the wheat flour and put in coconut (or almond) flour instead. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple of a substitution and that’s why we recommend you follow one of these tried and tested ketogenic bread recipes instead of trying to cobble one together by yourself. If you just want to experiment, then please by all means, go ahead. But you might want to use one of these keto recipes as a starting point in your experiments.
If this is your first foray into making keto bread recipes, then we highly recommend giving this next recipe a try. It’s super easy and super quick to make. This easy keto bread recipe uses just 5 ingredients, and it takes just 5 minutes to make. That way, if you don’t like keto bread, you’ll find out very quickly and with very little effort!
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, salt, egg, ghee.
This bread is just right for you if you are pushed for time, as it only takes seconds in the microwave! A perfect side to serve with soups and stews or to simply enjoy with some paleo jam, the ingredients in this bread can also be adjusted by adding your favorite flavors. Try converting to fruit bread by adding in some dried fruit! Using a mug as a mold makes sense as it gives you the perfect shape for slicing.
– Multiply Delicious
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, golden flaxseed meal, fresh herbs of choice, sea salt, baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar.
This is another versatile keto bread recipe that you can have fun experimenting with! Try different herbs and flavors, and if you don’t have fresh herbs then you can use dried ones, just cut down the amounts as they are a bit stronger in flavor. You can even enjoy making this bread if you have to avoid nuts for dietary or allergy reasons by replacing the almond flour with sesame flour.
This loaf does not tend to rise much when it is cooked, but worry not! The texture inside is light and soft, and it gives you the chance to enjoy the bread you might be missing now that you are eating paleo. This recipe gives a bread that can be used in any occasion where bread is usually served, with soups or as sandwiches for party nights, or you could add different ingredients to change it up.
– Health Extremist
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, ground chia seeds or flaxseeds, eggs, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, baking soda.
You may have noticed if you have tried other bread recipes that some of them end up crumbly and easily broken, but this bread holds together so much better, making it the perfect one to use for sandwiches to eat at home or take with you to work for a home-cooked lunch. It is also great when toasted and spread with almond butter so if you don’t have much time in the morning it makes a fabulous breakfast.
– She Cooks He Cleans
Ingredients: almond flour, flaxseed meal, sunflower seeds, baking powder, kosher salt or sea salt, eggs, walnut oil.
Here is a great keto sandwich bread recipe that can be made in the microwave. The texture and taste are so close to wheat-based breads and can easily be a healthy option for children’s packed lunches. If you can eat nuts and enjoy ‘bread with bits’, why not try adding some chopped pecans or almonds to give the bread an even more satisfying flavor. This bread can also be a great source for breadcrumbs for a crumb topping for roasts or fish.
– My Heart Beets
(Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets)
Ingredients: ghee, onion, celery, walnuts, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, sage leaves, fresh rosemary, nutmeg, eggs, chicken broth, bacon strips.
Everyone enjoys Thanksgiving, with the turkey and stuffing…well here it is in a slice! With the flavors of sage and rosemary, the meaty taste of bacon and even a hint of poultry from the chicken broth, you can enjoy this along with the turkey, or draw up the memories later. This bread looks so appetizing and can impress guests at a dinner party even though it is relatively easy to make. You can even make it using the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner!
The end result of this recipe is a mouth-watering, golden loaf that will leave you wanting more! Adding the flax seed helps to improve the texture, giving you bread that can be used in loads of different ways, or simply toasted and spread with jam for a tasty breakfast treat. If you are not keen on whole seeds then just grind them up, or you could use golden flax seeds for a lighter flavor.
In our search for delicious keto bread recipes, we also found a bunch that didn’t quite fit into the other sections. So instead of throwing them out, we’ve listed them here so that you can give them a try at your leisure. All of these bread recipes use nuts or seeds (other than almond flour) as the base flour.
We’ve also added in a recipe for making bread crumbs – it’s not quite the same as bread, but it’s pretty close, and we thought this keto recipe might come in handy if you wanted to make some to scatter on a salad as a crouton substitute.
The next recipe in this list is very different from the others – this ketogenic bread recipe uses probiotic capsules to create a fermented bread taste. Give it a try if you get a chance as it’s definitely something different!
A quick note about flaxseed meal as it’s used in several ketogenic recipes for bread: We’ve found that flaxseeds, when ground, can go rancid very quickly. That’s why we don’t use it in our own recipes anymore. However, if you want to use flaxseed meal, then we recommend you make your own (just buy flax as a whole seed and then place it into a food processor or a coffee grinder and process well). That way you can use freshly ground flaxseed meal that isn’t rancid in recipes.
– The Urban Poser
Ingredients: raw cashews or cashew pieces, water, probiotic capsules, eggs, baking soda, sea salt, egg yolk.
As with traditional sourdough bread this one has a denser texture and a slightly tangy flavor, making it ideal to serve with soups, chilli or stews. The process takes a fairly long time but the end result is amazing! Using the egg wash to finish off the loaf gives you a much better crust and a wonderful color. Like a lot of other nut breads, this one tastes even better next day – if you can wait that long! And don’t fret about the probiotics – they can be found in most health food stores.
– The Saffron Girl
Ingredients: eggs, olive oil, coconut milk, ground rosemary, baking soda, sea salt, flaxmeal, coconut flour.
You don’t often associate coconut with savory flavors but it works well here. The texture is a little drier than some ketogenic bread recipes, which makes it a good choice for serving with soups or paleo pates. The coconut flour gives this bread its lighter texture which means that you could use this recipe to try out different flavor options.
For quick and easy bread crumbs that you can use in crumb toppings or stuffings, this recipe is your ideal go-to option. It only takes a few minutes to make the bread and then simply break it into pieces and bake. If you need finer breadcrumbs then the pieces should be smaller and vice versa. Try making a crumb and herb topping for salmon or adding rosemary for a topping for a lamb roast.
– Holistically Engineered
Ingredients: sunflower seed butter, sweetener, eggs, vinegar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
Cinnamon gives such a warming and satisfying flavor to bread that it is ideal to serve to guests who drop in for tea. The color and texture of this keto bread makes it even more appealing, especially when you cut it and reveal the swirl inside. This is a relatively simple recipe to follow, so there are no excuses for not trying this! One tip to try is to substitute the cinnamon for ginger powder for an alternative flavor, but still with the satisfying warmth.
– The Prime Pursuit
Ingredients: cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, almond milk, eggs, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, garlic powder.
This recipe is perfect for cauliflower lovers! It is based on a French recipe for cauliflower cake and makes an ideal partner for serving with soups and stews. The coconut flour gives this bread a lighter texture and is also rich in fiber and nutrients that support bone health and blood sugar issues. If you have any leftovers, refrigerated them then reheated in the oven. A lot of ketogenic breads taste so good when served warm!
Ingredients: eggs, unflavored egg white protein, onion powder.
This keto bread by Maria Emmerich is really unique. Featuring just eggs, protein powder, and seasoning, it’s a fantastic nut-free keto bread recipe to try. If you don’t have egg white protein powder handy, then regular unflavored protein powder also does the trick. But just make sure to look for a protein powder brand that doesn’t have tons of added ingredients.