This is as close to regular bread as you can get when following keto! This is by far the best find if you are watching your carbs. And seriously there is no denying the fact this bread is awesome! My house smells like bread, it looked like bread, it felt like bread, it tasted like bread! My son was so excited by this that he immediately made a sandwich and devoured it!
The best part – each slice is only 2g net carbs!
How to make the bread
I use my Stand Mixer for this recipe. It is of course possible to knead the dough by hand as well, just know that this will take longer.
First start by proofing your yeast.
Heat 1 cup water up to 105-110° (any hotter and your yeast will die). Pour into small mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and stir to dissolve. Mix in 1 tablespoon of instant yeast. Cover bowl with kitchen towel and set aside for approximately 10 minutes to allow the yeast time to activate and feed on the honey.
Do not worry about using honey in this recipe for keto. When the yeast feeds on it, the sugars are totally removed and therefore are not counted in the macros or calories.
When the yeast has proofed, pour yeast mixture into stand mixer bowl. Add all other ingredients into mixing bowl. Using the dough hook attachment, allow mixer to knead bread for about 7 minutes.
While the bread is kneading, lightly spray a loaf pan lightly with cooking spray.
When the dough has completed kneading, remove dough from mixing bowl and shape into an oblong loaf and place into prepared loaf pan. Then, spray a piece of cling wrap with non-stick cooking spray and loosely place the wrap over your loaf pan.
Getting your bread to rise properly
Place loaf pan inside of your microwave but DO NOT microwave it! We are just giving the bread a quite place to rise that has no drafts. Now, here is a trick to getting this bread to rise properly. Boil 4 cups of water and pour it into a separate bowl and put the bowl of boiling water int he microwave next to the bread. Then shut the doors. He moisture will help to give your bread a huge beautiful rise! Allow bread to rise for at least 1 1/2 hours.
Because we are working with non-traditional ingredients this tip is one you will not want to skip out on. The first time I made this recipe my loaf sis not rise well because I did not use this method. If you loaf doesn’t rise a lot allow it to sit even long (think 3-4 hours).
Baking the Bread
Once your bread has risen, preheat your oven to 375° and when oven is heated bake your bread for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan on cooling rack for 30 minutes. Then, remove from pan and allow to completed cool on cooling rack before slicing
Note On Vital Wheat Gluten
On keto you know we steer clear of grains and this is the main reason we avoid wheat bread on keto. Vital wheat gluten is actually grain free. This is the product that is left after the wheat as been processed.
Essentially, the keto diet is not strictly gluten free
Vital Wheat Gluten is not wheat flour, it is actually the protein that is left after the wheat is processed and because of that it is high in protein and very low in carbs. This makes it very unlikely to cause a large spike in blood sugar making it perfect for keto. Also, it exhibits a lot of nutritional value which helps in keeping you healthy and active throughout the day. It can also give keto flours the body they need to make doughs and baked goods that are almost identical to the real thing.
With that said, this recipe is not suitable for anyone with a gluten allergy or intolerance because it does use vital wheat gluten and if you are celiac or have gluten allergies then you must never think of consuming vital wheat gluten.
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp instant yeast
- 1 tsp raw local honey
- 4 Tbsp So Nourished Powdered Monk Fruit
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup oat fiber
- 2/3 cup ground golden flax meal
- 1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 tsp Redmond's Sea Salt
- 2 Tbsp grass-fed butter butter
- Heat water up to 105-110° (any hotter and your yeast will die). Pour into small mixing bowl. Add honey and stir to dissolve. Mix in the yeast.
- Cover bowl with kitchen towel and set aside for approximately 10 minutes to allow the yeast time to proof.
- When proofing is done, pour yeast mixture into stand mixer bowl.
- Add all other ingredients into mixing bowl.
- Using the dough hook attachment, allow mixer to knead bread for about 7 minutes.
- Spray loaf pan lightly with cooking spray.
- Remove dough from mixing bowl and shape into an oblong loaf and place into prepared loaf pan.
- Spray a piece of sling wrap with cooking spray and cover loaf pan loosely.
- Heat up 4 cups of water and place into a separate container.
- Place loaf pan and container of water in the microwave and close the door to allow the bread to rise for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375° and when oven is heated bake your bread for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan on cooling rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to completed cool on cooling rack before slicing.
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Serving Size1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 65Total Fat 3gCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 5gSugar 0gProtein 7g
Where does the nutrition info come from? The information is hand calculated for accuracy using my brand of ingredients. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol and monk fruit because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. This information is provided as a courtesy. Varying factors such as product brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.
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