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Keto Bread with Coconut Flour – Nut Free, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Recipe

Keto Bread with Coconut Flour – Nut Free, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Recipe
Keto Bread with Coconut Flour – Nut Free, Gluten Free, and Low Carb Recipe

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Keto is now on the front lines of weight management. As with any nutritional plan, having recipes that taste good is important in making sure you can enjoy the eating plan you choose and stick to it. While many people refer to it as keto, it is actually called the ketogenic diet. This way of eating is one that emphasizes high-fat foods with substantial protein while practically eliminating carbohydrates. This goal of the keto diet is to get the body to burn fat for energy rather than relying on carbs, a process called ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state that lowers blood sugar and insulin leading to weight loss and can address various medical problems.

Many people struggle to give up carbohydrates when starting a keto diet. Whether it’s an addiction to the white sugar, processed foods, or bad habits and comfort foods, it’s not always easy to cut something out. When moving to the keto lifestyle, though, significantly reducing carbohydrates is critical. No one seems to have much of an issue increasing fats but fewer carbs can be a sticking point. Reducing carb intake means eliminating sugars, including fructose, glucose, and lactose as well as the starch and fiber that are in grains like rice, starchy vegetables, fruits, and milk. You have to scour labels for hidden sources of carbs that are in everyday products. While cutting out carbohydrates can be difficult, the process is a lot easier if there are good recipes to help mimic carbs so you do not feel you are missing out.

This keto diet bread is made with coconut flour and is a great carbohydrate replacement. Plus, it’s nut and gluten-free which makes it even better for those with allergies. It is 20 times lower in carbs than regular wheat bread making it a great option when sticking to a keto lifestyle.

Keto Bread with Coconut Flour

Keto Bread with Coconut Flour

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This particular recipe is simple and straight forward. No keto bread is going to be exactly like regular carbohydrate-laden bread but finding a tasty substitute like this one is huge if you are trying to fill a gap in your diet. Coconut flour is made from coconut meat, a by-product of the coconut milk making process. The meat is dried and ground into a flour-like consistency and makes a great substitute. Coconut flour comes with the subtle smell and taste of coconut but blends nicely into recipes like this one. There is no harsh aftertaste or unusual textures. That said, coconut flour requires a lot of moisture. It’s very absorbent which is why there are so many eggs in this recipe compared to the amount of flour. But don’t worry, because of the moisture of the eggs being absorbed into the flour, the texture is fine and won’t taste overwhelmingly of eggs.

This keto bread with coconut flour is flexible, fluffy, and tasty. It uses xanthan gum to replace the gluten which gives the bread its structure and makes it so it’s not crumbly. You can alter the recipe by swapping the coconut flour for almond flour as long as you don’t have a nut allergy. You can also substitute olive or coconut oil for the butter if you want a dairy-free recipe. It’s a quick, flexible, and all-around good keto recipe when looking for a carb replacement.

Time to Cook


  • 7 large eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ butter or substitute olive or coconut oil for dairy-free
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder – can use aluminum-free *see below
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
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Getting it in the Oven

Bread Recipe in the Oven
  • Preheat your oven to 355⁰F.
  • Crack 7 eggs into a bowl and then mix with a stand mixer for 1 minute until they are blended well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients into the egg mixture and mix until it is thick and completely combined.
  • Pour dough into a lined or non-stick loaf pan and spread to make it even.
  • Bake for 50 minutes while, checking its progress towards the end. Insert a skewer to check doneness. If there is residue on the skewer, put the bread back into the oven for a few more minutes. Make sure the skewer comes out clean before removing the loaf from the oven. 
  • Let it cool and enjoy. This bread can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 5 days or kept in the freezer for as long as 2 weeks.

Tips for Better Keto Bread with Coconut Flour

  • Although you can substitute olive oil for butter to make the recipe dairy-free, it doesn’t taste quite as nice.
  • Coconut oil can also be used in place of butter or olive oil but olive oil has a better taste simply because you need to balance the amount of coconut in the recipe. If you are using almond flour, coconut oil works better.
  • If you are using almond flour instead of coconut flour, the amounts used will have to be modified since coconut flour is more absorbent than almond flour. Use a quarter of the amount of almond flour, a 4:1 ratio. So, 4 cups of almond flour instead of 1 cup of coconut flour.
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  • Use aluminum-free baking powder if you can. Regular baking powder can give a green tinge to the bottom of the bread and give it a metallic flavor. This may be caused by the aluminum reacting to the acidity in the coconut. It won’t hurt you but the flavor and look may be off-putting.
  • FYI coconuts are not a nut. They are drupe. However, some people with nut allergies should avoid it to be on the safe side.

The keto bread with coconut flour recipe can help sustain the keto diet lifestyle. Its ingredients are simple, the recipe flexible, and the bread can be used to make things like avocado toast and grilled cheese, used as a hamburger bun, or served as bread rolls. It’s a healthy recipe that can be changed to suit various health needs and tastes and helps you stay within your daily carb count.

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