Bread. A food that non-dieters often take for granted. Loaded with carbohydrates, bread and the Keto diet are vicious enemies, for the Ketogenic diet requires the body to burn fats rather than carbs. Thus, even the most avid promoters of the Keto diet often share one common feeling: They Miss Bread! Loaded with white flour, sugar, and plenty more high carb additives, bread is eternally resigned to the Keto naughty list.
Yes, it’s true that you will be thrown out of ketosis by indulging in a few slices of delicious, carb-loaded bread. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the taste of bread and maintain your Keto goals at the same time. Alas, its 2020, and alternative recipes have been developed – which means you can have your bread and eat it too!
What Ingredients are in Keto Bread?
Keto bread can resemble the texture of normal bread, but using the right ingredients can decrease the carb count by 20 times or more. Now, some recipes may seem slightly intimidating, and there are plenty of additional ingredients that you may wish to add in order to achieve that perfect loaf.
Most keto bread recipes include ingredients such as:
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Xanthan gum
- Baking powder
- Almond or coconut milk
By making your Keto bread at home you can bestow a level of trust in your bread that it will not sneak surprise carbs past you! Commercial “low-carb” bread can have up to 16 carbs per slice, which would throw your ketosis and overall keto-goals into a frenzy.
But homemade Keto bread doesn't to be that difficult! Using this recipe, which contains ingredients you may already have at home, you can make a keto bread at just 5 carbs a slice! Take that “low-carb” commercial bread!
Tips and Tricks for Making Keto Friendly Bread
If you are ready to try Keto bread in your kitchen, then it’s helpful to learn a bit about the different baking strategies to get a good bread consistency. A little bit of practice can go a long way to dial in the perfect recipe for your family.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help:
- Find the Right Recipe: Online you will find various recipes for Keto-friendly bread. Keto baking can be a bit temperamental. For the best results, it’s best to choose tried-and-true recipes. For example, pick your Keto bread recipes from highly-rated online resources or a published Keto cookbook. Or you may even wish to try our Keto bread – fresh out of the test kitchen!
- Always Follow the Recipe: Sometimes you can “wing it” in the kitchen by throwing in estimated measurements of the ingredients. But it’s recommended that you follow exact measurements in Keto cooking to get the right bread texture.
- Learn About Leavening: Wheat or white flour contains gluten that gives bread the texture and shapes you are familiar with. When you aren’t using flour, it’s important to use other leavening techniques to make the Keto bread light and fluffy. The most common leavening ingredients are baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
At Nature’s Garden, we offer low-carb ingredients that are great for Keto baking and recipes. You can make flour from an array of nuts that are low in carbs, so head over to Nature's Garden nuts and seeds page, and think about which flour you’d like to create!
For example, Nature's Garden high-quality almonds can be turned into Keto-friendly almond flour using a food processor. All things bread aside, we strive to make snacking more inclusive at Nature’s Garden. If you’re just starting on your Keto journey, or if you’re a seasoned keto pro, we’ve got your back with keto snacks. Healthy, functional, and always delicious, we believe snacking should be easy - whatever your diet!