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Finding it hard to give up bread? This keto bread will make your life much easier, the best low carb bread on the internet made with almond flour.

Most keto bread recipes can taste very eggy or crumble easily. Amazingly, this bread has little to no eggy taste. Best of all, it actually holds together and works for sandwiches and toasties just like wheat bread.

This post is very detailed, so feel free to skip to the section that suits you best using the table of contents below:

Contents

How to Make Amazing Keto Bread Every Time

There are two ways you can make this bread.

  1. The Simple Way OR
  2. The Keto Bakers Way (The steps are outlined below)

If you just want the simple way, jump straight to the recipe. If you have chosen the keto bakers way, let me show you some easy tips that will help you make the perfect bread every time.

Pro Tip: I use this loaf tin for perfect bread every time. (Amazon link) Otherwise, any 8″X4″ (20 cm x 10 cm) tin will work.

Low Carb Bread Baking Tips

Please make sure your eggs are at room temperature before you attempt this recipe. This will reduce the likelihood of the bread tasting eggy. If you keep your eggs in the fridge, no worries. Just pop them into a bowl of hot tap water for 3 minutes.

I like to use a magic whisk (pictured below) because it’s much easier than pulling out the electric mixer. Don’t worry if you don’t have one. I just find it easier.

Butter and Coconut Oil

If your butter is already at room temperature, skip this step. If you keep your butter in the fridge, then this step is for you!

Cut the butter up and place in a small saucepan over low heat. As soon as you see the butter begin to melt, take it off the heat and just let it sit. You don’t want the butter to be hot, because this might cook the eggs when you combine them.

Add the coconut oil once the butter has melted. (Use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the taste of coconut). Once the butter and coconut oil are melted, slowly stream into the eggs while mixing on low.

Which Butter Should You Use?

You can use anything, but grass-fed butter is the best. If you want to know more about the different types of butter, you can read my guide on butter for some clarification.

Dry Ingredients

Mix the almond flour with the xanthan gum, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl until well combined. Little by little, add to the egg mixture until very thick.

Oven Tips

Set your fan-forced oven to 180 C (355 F) and wait till it’s fully heated. If you have a convection oven, drop the temperature by 5 C (20 F). If you are using a glass loaf pan, also reduce the temperature. (Glass retains heat longer).

Make sure to line your baking pan with baking paper if you are not using a silicone tray. Smooth out the top surface of the bread with a spatula or bowl scraper. This helps keep the bread together whilst in the oven.

I always set my timer for 10 minutes less than the recipe’s time because all ovens are different. Once small cracks appear on the top and the bread turns a golden brown colour, test with a toothpick or bamboo skewer right into the centre of the bread. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. If not, you can bake an extra 10 minutes before checking it again.

Cooling Tips

Let the bread cool on a cooling rack so that all the sides cool equally. Cooling it on a bread rack will significantly reduce the eggy taste also. Sometimes if you let the bread sit on a normal bench top or chopping board, the bottom section of the bread will turn a different colour.

*Special mention to one of my Facebook readers for suggesting some of these easy keto bread baking tips.*

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Keto bread?

Keto bread is a mixture of almond flour (or coconut flour), eggs, healthy fats and xanthan gum. It resembles normal wheat bread in texture but has about 20 times fewer carbs than regular bread.

How Many Servings Are In This Loaf?

For those who are confused about the serving size, the bread should make 16 slices, and the nutritional information is for 1 slice only. In simple terms, 1 slice = 1 serving. The whole loaf makes 16 servings total.

Can This Keto Bread Be Made Dairy Free?

Yes, just add 1/2 cup olive oil instead of butter. This will give you a very similar result.

I Don’t Have Xanthan Gum. What Can I Use Instead?

Xanthan gum is a binding agent that stops the bread from crumbling so it slices like traditional wheat bread. However, if you don’t have xanthan gum, you have a few options to replace it:

  • Gelatine Powder – Use 1 teaspoon
  • Guar Gum – Use 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Chia Seeds – Use 1 Tablespoon
  • Psyllium Husk Powder – Use 1 Tablespoon
  • Omit Xanthan Gum – Still gets a good result.

See the different options in the image below:

If I Am Allergic To Almonds, Can I Use Coconut Flour Instead?

Instead of adding 2 cups of almond flour, add 1/2 cup of coconut flour. Despite the lower amount of coconut flour, the result will be very similar to using almond flour, as it is much more absorbable than almond flour. Alternatively, you can view my coconut bread here: Keto Coconut Flour Bread

Examples Of Other Flour That Works Well With Keto Bread

Here is a recipe for nut-free keto bread:

Keto Coconut Flour Bread

Keto Sesame Seed Flour Bread

Instant Sesame Seed Flour Bread

Also amazing keto bread recipes:

Keto Naan Bread

The image below shows mini loaves made with alternate flours.

How Do I Store Keto Bread?

I usually slice it up, then place the sliced pieces into 2 plastic containers. Keep 1 container in the fridge and 1 container in the freezer for next week.

How Many Carbs Are In Keto Bread?

This ketogenic bread recipe only has 1 g of net carbs. Net carbs are total carbs minus fibre. If you want to know more about net carbs, read my full breakdown here.

How Many Calories Are In Keto Bread?

Each bread slice contains 165 calories. This is higher than regular bread, but only because it contains a large amount of healthy butter and coconut oil.

Almond Flour Bread Machine Recipe

Here are some tips when it comes to making this almond flour bread in a bread machine:

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl before adding to the bread maker
  2. Set the loaf size to medium.
  3. Set the crust to light.
  4. Use the regular quick bake setting.

Here is a picture of what this bread looks like when made with a bread maker:

Fear Not: Most Popular Keto Bread Recipe!

Low carb bread is very popular in the world of ketogenic bread and most people are happy there is a keto alternative to regular bread. The popular food blog website, The Kitchn, rated it the best keto bread on the Internet. It’s also suitable for diabetics and the Atkins diet.

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If you enjoyed this recipe, you can that takes you through all the popular keto bread recipes in an easy-to-read PDF that can be accessed on your phone and at home.

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Keto Bread

Finding it hard to give up bread? This keto bread will make your life much easier, as it can be used for sandwiches and is perfect for toast. Course Breakfast, Lunch, Snack Cuisine Gluten Free, Low Carb / Keto, Paleo, Vegetarian Keyword keto bread, low carb bread Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 16 Slices Calories 165kcal Author FatForWeightLoss (Aaron Day)

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (355 F).
  • Put the eggs in a bowl and beat on high for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the melted butter and coconut oil, and beat until smooth.
  • Add the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt, and beat until combined and thick.
  • Scrape into an 8-inch X 4-inch (20 cm x 10 cm) loaf pan lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out of the middle clean.
  • Slice into 16 thin slices and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days or up to 1 month in the freezer.

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Nutrition Facts Keto Bread Amount Per Serving (1 slice) Calories 165 Calories from Fat 135 % Daily Value* Fat 15g23% Saturated Fat 4.8g30% Carbohydrates 3g1% Fiber 1.5g6% Protein 6g12% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie keto diet. Do You Know Your Macros?Check out my free personalised macro calculator

Notes

Keto Bakers Expert Tips

  • Please make sure your eggs are at room temperature before you attempt this recipe. This will reduce the likelihood of the bread tasting eggy.
  • Use room temperature butter
  • If you have a convection oven, drop the temperature by 5 C (20 F). If you are using a glass loaf pan, also reduce the temperature.
  • Cooling it on a bread rack will significantly reduce the eggy taste.

I Don’t Have Xanthan Gum, What Can I Use Instead?

  • Gelatine Powder – Use 1 teaspoon
  • Guar Gum – Use 1 teaspoon
  • Ground Chia Seeds – Use 1 Tablespoon
  • Psyllium Husk Powder – Use 1 Tablespoon

How Do I Store Keto Bread? I usually slice it up, then place the sliced pieces into 2 plastic containers. Keep 1 container in the fridge and 1 container in the freezer for next week. Can I Make This In A Bread Machine? Yes, please read full post on website for details. Tried this recipe?Mention @FatForWeightLoss or tag #fatforweightloss for your chance to be featured!

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If you’ve been looking for what is definitively the best keto bread recipe on the internet, then you’ve come to the right place. How do I know it’s the best? Well, I’ve tried just about every keto bread recipe over the past three years and decided that nothing tasted like regular bread. There’s a couple that are good, but I wanted perfection!

The best part about this recipe is that it’s simple, and once you have it down, you can replicate this keto friendly bread any time you want. I’ve been making a low carb loaf every Sunday for the past few weeks and would recommend that to anyone. It’s so nice to have a loaf of bread at your disposal when you’re on a low carb diet. It almost feels like cheating. Check out this recipe and start making the best keto bread you’ve ever tried today!

A Healthy Low Carb Bread Recipe

The secret step in this recipe that takes this carb-free bread from good to great is the separation of the eggs. You’re going to want to separate the yolks and the whites. The reason for this is that we’re going to whip the egg whites until they are fluffy. We’re looking for soft peaks. This will add some volume to the otherwise dense keto bread.

Beating the egg whites is the answer to the denseness that comes with making an almond flour bread. I’ve made countless baked goods using almond flour and the main problem I’ve encountered is how dense the finished product is. The fluffy egg whites in unison with the high dosage of baking powder do a good job of getting this loaf nice and fluffy and adding some air pockets into the loaf. This makes for a better tasting bread.

Some people are fine with the popular keto cloud bread recipes out there, but we wanted something more dense and filling. By adding the almond flour to the fluffy egg mixture, you add more fat, protein, and calories making for a satiating meal. Plus, the texture and flavor is

What makes this the best keto bread recipe is the fact that you can use it the same way you use regular bread. Sounds crazy right? If you search for keto bread on Pinterest, or the internet you’ll find a different recipe for everything you might want to make.

How will you eat bread again?

  • French toast – Try our Keto French Toast Recipe
  • Sandwiches
  • Croutons
  • Avocado toast
  • Breakfast Sandwich

You can do it all with this keto bread recipe. You can even get crazy and throw this bread in a food processor and use it as Italian bread crumbs. The possibilities are endless.

Your Low Carb Bread Replacement Has Arrived

The best part about this bread is that it makes it so much easier to eat a low carb diet. Yes, there are some savage beasts (joking) that don’t miss bread at all and are happy to just eat bacon seven times a day, but if you’re anything like me, bread was a staple of your diet growing up and you still have a look of yearning in your eyes when they drop that bread basket in the middle of the table at family dinner. I feel your pain. This low carb bread recipe is your shoulder to cry on.

Can I use coconut flour instead of almond flour?

There’s no need to try making this recipe using coconut flour when we’ve created this amazing coconut flour bread recipe for you. It’s a slight variation on this recipe and is the perfect coconut flour loaf for those of you with nut allergies or if you just hate almonds.

How do I get rid of the eggy taste?

There is a mild eggy taste to this bread, which we happen to love, but some people don’t like it. We’ve tested a couple of different ways to eliminate it and here is what we’ve come up with:

  1. Stevia – It might sound crazy, but adding a few drops of stevia to this recipe is the best way to eliminate the eggy taste. Just a few drops will do! We typically use 6 drops of stevia. That amount will not make the bread sweet to the taste at all, but it will greatly reduce the eggy taste.
  2. Yeast – Adding a tablespoon of Active Dry Yeast to this recipe can result in a more traditional bread flavor. The yeast won’t make the bread rise or anything since we’re not using sugar or gluten, but the flavor will still come through.
  3. Butter – This might be the best way 🙂 Just add some delicious butter to the top of a slice and you will think you’re eating traditional bread!

Is the keto bread dairy-free?

This recipe calls for melted butter, but you can swap that out for whatever kind of dairy-free fat you like best. Ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil would all be great options. Let us know if you try the swap and how your bread turns out.

Is the recipe gluten-free?

Yes! This keto bread recipe and all of our other keto recipes are gluten free. The bread is made with finely ground almond flour instead of wheat flour, which means you and your gluten-free friends can enjoy a slice.

How do I store Keto Bread?

Slicing to order is going to be your best bet from a shelf life standpoint. We pop the entire loaf in the fridge, either in a Tupperware container or a Ziploc bag and cut off slices as we eat it. It will last in the fridge for 7-10 days.

How do I get my loaf to be taller and fluffier?

The two major issues that will lead to a flat loaf is not whipping the egg whites and gently folding them in OR using almond meal instead of a finely ground almond flour. If you’ve tried everything and they don’t seem to be working for you, the next best option will be to make a larger recipe. Try making 1.5x this recipe (it’s easy to do using the servings slide bar) and you’ll have a much larger loaf.

Where to buy Keto Bread near me?

If you’re not a fan of baking but you’re a fan of eating bread, there are places to get keto friendly bread these days. If you’re lucky, you may be able to find a loaf of “Paleo Bread” in the freezer section at Whole Foods Market. This bread is going to cost you over $10 per loaf, but it is made of good ingredients and is a few grams of carbs per slice. There’s also rumors of ALDI carrying a new Zero-Carb bread, but it sells out fast and we haven’t been able to review it. Hopefully in the near future there will be more local buying options for low carb bread, but for now, those are your only options.

Where to buy Keto Bread online?

If you’re willing to order online there are a number of good options to choose from. We haven’t tried all the options available but a few of our favorites are:

  • Great Low Carb Bread Company
  • Thin Slim Foods

Our Best Low Carb Bread Recipes

If you’re looking for a keto traditional dinner roll that tastes good then look no further. This is the softest and fluffiest keto bread recipe we have on the site. This one is also nut free!

Three Minute Keto Bread

Sometimes we just want to throw something in the microwave after a long day at work, and this is the perfect recipe for those occasions. This microwave keto bread is packed with flavor and can be cut into 5 or 6 slices and used the way you would use an english muffin. Perfect any time of the day!

Keto Bread Using Coconut Flour

This is our coconut flour bread loaf recipe. Very similar to our Best Keto Bread recipe, but we’ve eliminated the nuts and replaced it with coconut flour. The resulting bread is more soft and moist, but can be a bit more crumbly. We alternate between these recipes regularly and still can’t decide which one is our favorite.

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Best Keto Bread

Total Time 40 minutes Servings 20 Slices Calories per serving 90kcal Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

  • 1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 6 Large eggs Separated
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar It’s ok if you don’t have this
  • 1 pinch Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 6 drops Liquid Stevia optional

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Add Cream of Tartar to the whites and beat until soft peaks are achieved.
  • In a food processor combine the egg yolks, 1/3 of the beaten egg whites, melted butter, almond flour, baking powder and salt (Adding ~6 drops of liquid stevia to the batter can help reduce the mild egg taste). Mix until combined. This will be a lumpy thick dough until the whites are added.
  • Add the remaining 2/3 of the egg whites and gently process until fully incorporated. Be careful not to overmix as this is what gives the bread it’s volume!
  • Pour mixture into a buttered 8×4 loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick to ensure the bread is cooked through. Enjoy! 1 loaf makes 20 slices.

Net Carbs: 1.25g Nutrition Facts Best Keto Bread Amount Per Serving (25 g) Calories 90 Calories from Fat 63 % Daily Value* Fat 7g11% Carbohydrates 2g1% Fiber 0.75g3% Protein 3g6% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Course:Side Dish Cuisine:American Psst! Did you make this?Tag us on Instagram!We love seeing what you’ve made! Tag us on Instagram at @keto.connect or leave a comment & rating below.

This Low-Carb Bread Recipe Proves You Can Have Bread On the Keto Diet

Photo: A Clean Bake

Thinking about going on a keto diet, but not sure if you can live in a world without bread? After all, this weight-loss diet is all about low-carb, high-fat eating, so that means wrapping your burgers in collard greens and rolling your turkey and cheese together without the wrap. The keto diet does leave room for some carbs (preferably via veggies) but it’s capped at about 40 to 50 grams a day. So it’s easy to go overboard if you order your regular ham and Swiss on whole wheat. (BTW, here’s the difference between whole wheat and whole grain if you’re still not sure.)

But what if we told you that you could have your bread and still stay in ketosis? Yep! This low-carb keto bread recipe is the solution.

It’s all about choosing the right ingredients to create a low-carb bread while leaving some of the usual recipe components out. “Keto baking is easier than you think, once you get the hang of it,” says Nora Schlesinger of A Clean Bake, who created this keto bread recipe. “The trickiest part is balancing the macros and the flavor, without using processed or unhealthy ingredients.”

This low-carb keto bread recipe is made from a base of eggs and almond flour, and the batter (not a dough) can be mixed in a blender for easy cleanup.

“I only use real food, good-for-you ingredients like nuts and nut flours, healthy oils, and eggs in all of my keto recipes,” says Schlesinger. “All of these ingredients are essential for making sure the recipe tastes great but is still high-fat and low-carb.”

This highlights a common mistake among keto newbies: If you’re on the keto diet, it’s more than just the obvious carb-heavy culprits that are off limits. Starchy vegetables and high-sugar fruits are also no-gos-think sweet potatoes, butternut squash, Gala apples, and bananas. What’s more, making sure not to just cut back on carbs, but upping your fat intake, too, is important. A few high-fat keto diet foods you should include are full-fat Greek yogurt, coconut, full-fat cheese, eggs, nuts, nut milk, cream cheese, avocado, and olive oil, among others. (Learn more: The Keto Meal Plan for Beginners)

So, now that you know that keto baked goods are possible, here are some other tips from Schlesinger to keep in mind for your next recipe: Use blanched almond flour for a smoother, milder flavor. Try coconut flour for another keto-friendly baking ingredient. Avocado oil works well in cakes and cupcakes, and coconut oil is a smart choice when you’ll need oil a solid-fat replacement for butter. (FYI, it’s possible to find success on the keto diet if you have dietary restrictions. There are lots of vegetarian keto recipes and vegan keto recipes that taste great.)

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Low-Carb Keto Sandwich Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup organic canola oil (or sub grapeseed oil or almond oil)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8.5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in a high-speed blender on medium speed for 10 to 15 seconds until frothy.
  4. Add oil, water, and vinegar, and process for another few seconds until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients all at once and immediately process on high for 5 to 10 seconds until the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth top into an even layer.
  7. Bake 50 to 70 minutes until a tester inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Excuse us, because we have a very important announcement to make.

If you like bread AND like pretending to be somewhat healthy, then it is imperative that you stop, drop and get yourself to an ALDI supermarket.

Keto communities (those that keep to a ketogenic diet), health enthusiasts and even dietitians are raving about the Baker’s Life 85% Lower Carb High Protein Bread which you can get for $4.99.

Writing for news.com.au, dietician, Susie Burrell confirms its nutritional value.

“Not only does this bread taste great, but the nutrition information is so strong it is hard to find fault with the lower-carb product which is quickly going mainstream,” she writes.

Instead of being made from white flour, the Low Carb loaf is filled with wholegrains, sunflower seeds and linseeds which are full of fibre, protein and healthy fats, like polyunsaturated fats which lower bad cholesterol and help lower the risks of heart disease and stroke.

“The other benefit of a bread that is much lower in refined flour than regular bread is that it is exceptionally filling, and with a very low GI is likely to keep you full for several hours after eating it,” she says.

The nutritional breakdown. Image: My Fitness Pal.

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We’re going to start by saying, YES you can still eat bread AND still lose weight. Bread is usually left out of weight loss meal plans as it often deemed as a ‘bad carb’.

The thing is, not ALL breads are created (or rather baked) equally. Here at The Healthy Mummy we are all about HOLISTIC and HEALTHY eating and strongly believe (and have proven) that incredible and sustainable weight loss results come from following meal plans that incorporate all food groups and occasional treats.

Weight loss is all about choosing the RIGHT foods and fuelling your body with the RIGHT nutrients. Eating bread on a weight loss plan isn’t going to prevent you from hitting your goals. It’s just about knowing WHICH TYPE OF BREAD to eat.

Below we have outlined the 3 best breads to eat when following a weight loss plan.

What bread do you eat when trying to lose weight?

In basic terms, most people will lose weight if they are taking in less energy through their food than they are spending every day.

Foods which are very low in calories include fruit and vegetables, and foods which are higher in calories include refined carbs like bread, pasta and potatoes.

The key to losing weight while sticking to a weight loss plan is eating a wide range of foods from all of the different food groups.

People trying to shift kilos don’t need to cut out bread completely, but it is important to understand that some breads are more appropriate for weight loss than others. Whole grain breads for instance can actually HELP with weight loss.

Not all breads score equally on the GI scale either, so as well as looking at the calorie content of the bread, the GI (and in turn the effect breads can have on blood sugar) should be examined as well.

The 3 best breads for losing weight

1. Ezekiel

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Ezekiel bread is made from organic, sprouted whole grains containing several different types of grains and legumes.

Not only is the sugar free content a great plus for Ezekiel bread, the 2 types of sprouted beans in the bread increase the protein content which helps keep blood sugars lower and will have you feeling fuller for longer.

You can find Ezekiel breads at some supermarkets and most health food stores.

2. 100% whole wheat breads

Also known as wholemeal, unlike white bread, it’s made from a more unrefined flour, is higher in fibre and has more vitamins and minerals.

It also is much lower on the GI index than white bread, meaning eating wholemeal will leave you feeling fuller for longer and less likely to raid the cake tin half way through the morning.

Look for 100% whole wheat flour on the label, 3 grams of fibre and 3 grams of sugar per slice.

3. Whole grain breads

Made up of grains that are fully intact, wholegrain bread tends to be lower in calories than white.

Packaging should always be checked for full nutritional information, and look for the bread to stick to the guidelines of 3 grams of fibre and 3 grams of sugar per slice.

Wholegrain is the healthy choice even for those simply maintaining their weight loss.

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This Healthy Homemade Wheat Bread recipe is so easy, and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If your family is finicky about wheat bread start slow, use 1/3 wheat flour and 2/3 white flour and each time you make it add more and more wheat until they notice.

I started on my Healthy Homemade Wheat Bread baking journey with my favorite cooking show host Nigella Lawson. I have almost all of her books and How to be a Domestic Goddess is by far my favorite. Just the name alone makes you fall in love with this book! She has several recipes for bread, but none that are 100% wheat so here you go my friends, enjoy!

Makes one large Healthy Homemade Wheat Bread loaf, approximately 20 slices.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cup Wheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Packet of Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 2 cups Warm Water

Get started:

In a standing mixer* combine flour, salt and yeast. Add 1/2 of the water and mix with a spatula and then gradually add in the water, you want it slightly sticky but not so much that you can’t work with it. Add in the butter, I like to break it off in small pieces with my finders to warm it up, and to moisturize my cuticles! Now put the dough hook on your mixer and turn that baby on, you may need to add a little more flour if it sticks to the side of the bowl. You know it is done when it falls off the hook in one big lump, about 5 minutes.

Move to a plate, wash the mixer bowl and dry. Using a left over wrapper from a stick of butter, or just a tsp of butter to rub the bowl and grease it up. Drop in the dough, turn it over so the top has a little butter on it too. Cover with cling wrap then a kitchen towel, place in the warmest place in your house to rise for 1-3 hours. You know it is ready when it doubles in size.

Punch the dough so it deflates, give it a quick kneed and then shape on a cookie tray or in a loaf pan. Re-cover with the cling wrap and the kitchen towel until it doubles in size.

Preheat the oven to 425 while it rises.

Remove the towel and the cling wrap and place in oven for 30-35 minutes, you know the bread is done when you knock on the bottom if it and it sounds hollow. Allow to cool before slicing.

It is hard to get an exact nutritional value on a loaf of bread, it will all depend on the shape you made it to start with and how many slices you get out of it, so this is based on 20 slices.

*If you don’t have a standing mixer just use a large bowl to mix all the ingredients, once you add the butter and have mixed it in remove the dough to a large floured surface and kneed it for about 10 minutes. To knead you want to push it forward with your fist, pull over and do again, and don’t feel shy if you have never done it before, you found my blog so you must be a little computer savvy. Google “Videos on how to knead bread” and you will find a video on how to do it 🙂

Now what are you gonna do with this amazing bread? Try my Steak, Avocado and Cheddar Panini or Banana Almond Toast. Both are under 350 calories.

Nutrition information:

Each Healthy Homemade Wheat Bread slice has:

  • Calories: 77
  • Fat: 1
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3
  • Carbs: 15

How to Eat Bread and Still Lose Weight

Bread lovers, rejoice!

You can eat bread—and still lose weight!

If you’ve ever gone on a diet, you know bread is usually on the list of foods you shouldn’t even think about eating. That’s because bread is generally perceived as fattening.

But if you’re like me, you don’t want to give up bread in order to be thin. I love to have a toasted slice topped with half a mashed avocado and a bit of garlic salt. So yummy! I eat that almost every day with either breakfast or lunch.

So what’s the trick to eating bread and not gaining weight?

You simply have to know which breads are best for weight loss. After all, not all breads are created equal. Research shows that refined, white-flour breads are associated with weight gain and belly fat—but whole grain breads can actually help with weight loss.

I’ll recommend specific breads for you to try, but before I do, here are some general guidelines that can be helpful for you, since different stores carry different brands.

How to Tell if a Bread is Good for Weight Loss

So, white bread is bad, and wheat bread is good, right? Well, not exactly, because wheat bread is just a misleading name for white bread. Instead of looking for something simply labeled “wheat,” you want to go for bread that is whole wheat or whole grain. White breads often try to masquerade as whole wheat or whole grain breads, so it’s easy to get fooled by brown tinted bags, pictures of waving wheat, or healthy-sounding words, like “natural” or “multigrain.”

Slick marketing tactics can make you think you’re buying something healthier than it really is. To make sure you don’t get tricked, here are some foolproof guidelines that will make you a savvy shopper for weight-loss-friendly breads:

  • The bread should say “100% whole grain” or “100% whole wheat” (or both) on the front of the package.
  • One slice should have at least 3 grams of fiber.
  • One slice should have no more than 3 grams of sugar.
  • There should be no hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners in the ingredient list.

The 3 Best Breads for Losing Weight

1. Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread

This brand is the best of the best because:

  • All the ingredients are organic.
  • The bread is sugar free.
  • All the grains are sprouted whole grains, which increases the nutritional content and helps keep blood sugars lower.
  • In addition to the sprouted whole grains, the bread contains two types of sprouted beans, which increases the protein content and also helps keep blood sugars lower.
  • This bread is excellent for pre-diabetics, diabetics, or anyone who wants to keep their blood sugars lower.

Look for this bread in the freezer section of your grocery store and in health food stores.

2. Silver Hills Sprouted Whole Grain Breads:

These breads earned a worthy second place, because:

  • They are non-GMO and vegan.
  • They are made with organic sprouted whole grains.
  • All breads have at least 3 grams of fiber per slice, but most have 4 or 5 grams
  • All breads have only 1 or 2 grams of sugar per slice.

Look for it in the healthy bread section of progressive grocery stores, at health food stores, and Aldi.

3. Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread, 100% Whole Wheat

Rounding off the top-three list, this bread has a number of things going for it:

  • There’s no misleading labeling. This bread is exactly what it says it is: 100 percent whole wheat flour.
  • Free of high fructose corn syrup, it stays within the guidelines of 3 grams of sugar (or less) per slice.
  • Each slice of bread has 3 grams of fiber—enough to rank as a gold-star weight-loss bread.

Other “Honorable Mention” Breads That Are Worth Trying

If you’re not able to find the breads listed above at your local grocery store, here are some honorable mentions you might want to try. Though much better than white breads, these brands have less fiber than the top three in the previous list, making them slightly less effective for weight loss.

1. Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat, 100% Whole Grain Bread – Sugar Free

2. Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread

3. Oroweat 100% Whole Grain Bread

4. Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread

5. Sara Lee Soft & Smooth 100% Whole Wheat Bread

How Much Bread Can I Eat and Still Lose Weight?

Remember, no matter what kind of bread you eat, you still don’t want to fill your plate with it. All bread, even whole grain bread, is a processed food, not a natural fiber food, like fruits, veggies or beans. That means bread should be limited to 25 percent of your plate.

We recommend having no more than one slice a day.

Since sandwiches generally require two slices of bread, we encourage you to give open-faced sandwiches a try.

Bread is Back on the Menu

You can enjoy bread and still lose weight, as long as you follow the simple guidelines above. I know it works, because I follow these guidelines myself. Most days of the week, I enjoy a slice of whole grain bread, while the rest of my plate is piled with scrumptious, satisfying, natural fiber foods.

No doubt, many other breads out there meet our best-breads criteria, but I couldn’t find them at our local grocery stores here in Ardmore, Oklahoma. So if you discover a winning bread in your neck of the woods, please share it with me. I know our readers will appreciate it as well.

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