Delicious braided bread full of garlicky goodness is perfect as an accompaniment for any meal or as a tasty snack! Enjoy it alongside any meal or just on its own!
This recipe is low-carb, gluten-free, and made with healthy ingredients – including crunchy nuts! Additionally, it uses everyday items like oat fiber, ground golden flaxseed and baking powder in addition to less well-known keto ingredients like psyllium husk and xanthan gum for an impressive crunchy texture without wheat flour being required.
1. Almond Flour
This delicious keto bread features almond flour, an easy-to-find ingredient that bakes up soft and delectable. As an ideal replacement to wheat flour without gluten or carbs, almond flour helps you feel full and satisfied throughout your day! Plus it’s packed full of healthy fats which keep you satiated!
Blanched almond flour can be purchased in most grocery stores, but making your own at home is quick and easy. Simply grind blanched almonds until they form a fine powder in a food processor until this produces approximately one cup of almond flour that you can store airtight for two weeks.
One key note about baking with almond flour is its unique properties. Due to its higher moisture content and delicate texture, more liquid must be used when creating recipes with it. Furthermore, overmixing may result in unwanted results.
To ensure your batter isn’t too wet, activated baking powder must be activated with warm water and inulin to allow proper rising in the oven and prevent over-mixing, which could kill off yeast. Beating eggs until they become foamy can add air into your bread giving it its light structure; for added ease when taking it out of the oven after baking use a silicone loaf pan to make removing from oven easier.
2. Coconut Flour
Coconut flour is an incredible keto-friendly ingredient, boasting both flavorful and versatile uses. From creating sweet to savory dishes, its high fiber content and omega-3 fatty acid content provide essential nourishment to stay healthy.
Wheat gluten has a powderier texture than its wheat flour counterpart, with subtle flavors and aromas that can complement or mask other flavors. While wheat gluten flour makes an ideal replacement in recipes calling for regular flour, using it with other ingredients to add volume and lighten texture can increase volume further and add volume at once! However, its extremely absorbent properties mean more liquid may be necessary in comparison with regular recipes calling for wheat flour.
Find it at most health food stores or online. Store it in a cool, dry area to avoid it spoiling; for even longer shelf life you could freeze it!
Purchase extra and store it in your pantry to create quick and easy meals during busy days. To maximize its potential, combine with key healthy keto bread ingredients like baking powder, salt, rapid rise yeast and flaxseed for more heartiness and an nutty flavor; it can even help ensure the dough remains cohesive during baking!
While other keto breads tend to have a dry and gritty texture, this healthy keto recipe uses flaxseed for a chewy yet soft crusty loaf that’s great for sandwiches or toasting. With just three main ingredients needed to create it, this easy gluten-free bread is low in carbs while high in fiber and protein while dairy free, egg free and paleo friendly too!
To get the best results when making this bread, it is crucial that you use fresh golden flaxseed meal (not toasted), and grind it yourself shortly before use. I have found this method ensures a more fine grind which aids the rise and baking processes for this recipe. Also essential is using rapid rise yeast – these can usually be found at health food stores like Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Once all the dry ingredients are mixed together, add the wet ones. I find it easiest to start by mixing eggs and melted butter before slowly pouring in lukewarm water and oil while making sure to stir constantly to create air bubbles. If your batter seems too thick for your taste, slowly add 1 tablespoon of warm water at a time to adjust its consistency.
Once the dough is mixed, carefully incorporate flaxseed meal. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread out evenly before topping off with additional seeds if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Eggs are used in this recipe to give bread structure and create a flexible matrix that traps air bubbles created by baking powder leavening, helping create soft, fluffy loaves. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, calcium, and potassium as well as being great sources of nourishment!
Cream cheese helps neutralize egg flavor while providing moisture, which prevents bread from becoming dry and helps dough adhere more closely, both qualities found in many healthy keto recipes. It should therefore be used when preparing these dishes.
Psyllium husk is another essential ingredient in gluten free recipes as it gives the dough a better texture and holds together better. Since it can be difficult to find locally, online purchase may be best.
Other ingredients you might already have on hand include baking soda, salt, erythritol, almond butter and vanilla extract. You can create a savory loaf by swapping out cinnamon for additional salt; enjoy this treat as toast with jam or even simply as is! It can even be stored in your freezer and eaten later when wrapped in a clean linen towel!
If you’re on the keto diet, ghee will likely appear on the ingredient list. Ghee is made by simmering butter until all milk solids have separated from its butterfat liquid. Ghee offers more flavorful and caramelized tastes than its clarified counterpart; additionally it’s more stable at high heat environments than butter and has a higher smoke point than its counterpart.
Ghee is an ideal addition to low-carb bread or keto-friendly sauces, providing a luxurious buttery flavor while filling you up with ample fat content to help keep you satisfied and full for longer. Furthermore, it serves as an alternative butter option when recipes call for oil or lard instead of just plain old butter!
To create this recipe, you’ll need several items you may already have on hand in your pantry or refrigerator – including almond flour which is low-carb and gluten-free, making it suitable for those with wheat allergies or intolerances. Eggs, as a source of both protein and omega-3 fatty acids, will also be essential. Organic eggs offer more omega-3s than conventional ones. Finally, you will require psyllium husks which help stabilize egg mixture while adding subtle texture to bread. In this manner, they created a loaf of delicious, nutritious bread free of any processed ingredients. Furthermore, this healthy loaf features flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and pecans to add an irresistibly crunchy crunch that’s hard to resist!
6. Onion Powder
Finding good-for-you bread with minimal carbohydrates can be challenging when following a strict keto diet, but there are plenty of healthy keto bread recipes out there with low carb counts yet still delicious flavor profiles that could come in handy.
These low carb breads don’t use traditional wheat and grain ingredients that make traditional bread so carb dense; instead they utilize alternative flour sources like almond or coconut flour as well as ground flax seed meal, psyllium husk powder, egg whites, cheese or butter to add satisfying textures and binding components.
Onion powder is an indispensable pantry item that can add delicious onion flavor to eggs, soups, marinades and burgers. With its fresh raw onion aroma and its zesty, sharp acidity balanced by sweet notes of sweetness it provides the perfect ingredient to elevate any recipe!
Onion powder can be purchased either online or at your grocery store’s spice aisle, and can be used in recipes calling for ground meat such as meatloaf or chicken breast stuffing, and used as an easy replacement for garlic salt. Unfortunately, onion powder doesn’t work quite as well in recipes calling for fresh onions or shallots because its moisture can alter the consistency of a dish; when used in these circumstances it would be wiser to opt for onion salt, as its mix with regular table salt helps it resist caking better than pure onion powder does.