How To Make Low Carb and Keto Bread
I’m sharing with you my favorite low carb bread recipe, however, I want to give a heads up it’s going to have gluten so if you’re trying to go gluten-free this is not exactly for you, but let me tell you this is the best low carb bread that I have ever had since I started my Low Carb diet, it is almost like a regular loaf of bread so I loved to share with you today.
This bread has almost only two main ingredients which are Vital Wheat Gluten and Almond Flour.
Making Keto Bread with Yeast – With only 2 main ingredients
- First, I added the almond flour and the Vital Wheat Gluten into the mixer and mixed them for just a little bit, then I added the oil, I usually use avocado oil, you can use any oil of your choice, and the instant yeast. I then add lukewarm water (make sure it’s not cool or hot, but lukewarm). Gradually add the water on the dry ingredients, do this as you mix but patiently. Then add a pinch of salt and continue mixing the ingredients. What’s most important here is to beat the dough in the mixer (or by hands) for a long period, around 7-10 minutes using the mixer. If the dough feels dry, add a very small amount of water.
- Take the dough out of the mixer and start kneading and folding the dough with your hands. Then pull out your loaf pan, choose one that’s not too big, so that the dough can rise upwards rather than spread in the pan. Put the dough in the pan and make some thin cuts on the top of the bread dough so that it can proof into the shape.
- The next step would be to take out a wrap and tightly cover your bread in the pan to put it to proof. Make sure to keep it in a warm place. After having tried several spots to proof my bakery items, I figured that the microwave works best for me when it comes to proofing. You can even heat up some water in the microwave to get it warm enough and ready for the bread to proof in there. Leave your bread to proof for an hour to an hour and a half. For best results, you have to make sure to not uncover the bread at all while it proofs. Before you check the dough after the proofing time, make sure to preheat the oven so it’s ready once the dough is ready to bake. Preheat it at 400 F degrees.
- Bake the dough for 45-55 minutes, depending on the oven and how long each oven takes. Within this time interval check to see if the top of the bread is beginning to brown to see if it’s ready. It is up to you how crispy or soft you want your bread, so the last ten minutes are for you to decide whether your bread is ready.
- Now take out your bread, and LEAVE IT to cool down. Then slice it and enjoy! You can toast it or eat it as is, it will be great. Hope you give it a try!
- I have used this bread in other recipes, such as for my pesto mozzarella toast which turned out great. I was mainly inspired by the Starbucks Chicken Caprese panini which is based on the cheese and pesto sauce!
- When making this dough, you can play with it, I myself tried it with turmeric and it turned out wonderful. Use this bread to satisfy your cravings with no guilt and make sure to enjoy it!
Low Carb Bread
- Small Loaf Pan
- Mini Loaf Pan
- 90 gm Almond Flour = 1+1/2 cup
- 70 gm Vital Wheat Gluten = 1 cup
- 1 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
- 1 1/2 tbsp Avocado or Olive Oil
- 3/4 cup warm water
- pinch of salt
- Put your gluten, the almond flour and the Instant Yeast in the mixer
- Mix it just for a little to get them going
- Add the oil. Gradually add lukewarm water as you mix the ingredients
- Keep the dough beating for 7-10 minutes
- Place it in your a small loaf pan
- Make some thin cuts on the top of the bread
- Tightly cover it and let it proof for 60-75 minutes
- Preheat the oven at 400F°
- Bake the bread for around 45-55 minutes
- Take out your bread, and LEAVE IT to cool down. Then slice it and enjoy!
A single serving of this recipe has 86 calories.
Read through the nutrition label for a snapshot of this recipe’s nutritional profile. If the label lists less than 5 percent daily value for a nutrient it is considered low, while 20 percent or more is high. In general, you want to limit saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, and get enough fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Recipe analyzed by verywell the Recipe Nutrition Calculator
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