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Easy Keto Bread

Easy Keto Bread

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Easy Keto Bread!! After what's literally been years of experimentation. I've finally found the BEST Keto Bread With Yeast and it just happens to be super simple to make 

Now I can't lie..I kind of cheated a bit with this one because I used a pre-blended keto “white flour” called Carbalose.

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I've never used a pre-made flour before because usually I'm quite good at making my own..but for some reason, keto bread and I have a long and very complicated history involving many late nights and angry conversations. So when I saw it available online, I figured..why not give it a shot. 

It also helped that readers here have been asking me if I've tried it/to create recipes with it as well!

So I took this low carb flour and used it in place of white flour in a basic white bread recipe. 

I didn't expect it to work. Seriously. This Carbalose blend contains very similar ingredients to the ones I was attempting my own bread with..

Vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, other fibers.. 

(PS. If you do not know what Vital Wheat Gluten is and how AWESOME of a keto ingredient it can be…head over to my “Is Vital Wheat Gluten Keto?” article where I explain it in much greater detail).

But lo-and-behold this keto yeast bread came out pretty stinkin' awesome and quite different looking than other breads I made.

keto carbalose bread

While kneading the dough, I already know it was going to come out great because of how soft and springy the dough was, just like that of “real” bread dough. 

When I baked it, I was expecting a hard brown crust on the outside but instead was surprised with a super light golden crust that didn't look done but was actually fully baked! That was a bit odd but I definitely wasn't mad about it once I tasted the bread. 

This easy keto bread is one you'll actually want to eat. It's fluffy, soft, chewy and toasts nicely when sliced thin. Slap some butter and jam on there and you are good to go! This would also make great low carb sandwich bread I'm sure.

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Now I do want to mention..when baking with low carb flour, your bread will be made and baked just a bit different than standard white bread.

You typically want to increase the leavening ingredients (which, in this case was our yeast), decrease oven temperature but increase baking time (typical bread is baked at 350*F but this one is baked at 325*F) and also increase the amount of water we add.

I've also noticed with low carb breads that you need additional sweetness. (I know what you are thinking “bread isn't sweet though!”) And that's true (for most bread) BUT we are using a lot of ingredients that impart a bitter flavour on the bread so we need the sweetener to contract this and actually neutralize the flavour of the bread.

I've also added a 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to this bread which adds a nice sour flavour, similar to sourdough bread. This is of course optional but I really like the bit of tang it adds to the bread. 

Overall, this is an awesome, easy bread recipe you can make with simple ingredients. Carbalose is available on Amazon in Canada and the US as well as other nutrition sites. It has 19g of NET carbs per cup of flour (100g).

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Ingredients In Easy Keto Bread

  • Carbalose Flour (a low carb white flour replacement containing vital wheat gluten, oat fiber and other fibers).
  • Active Dry Yeast – You can also use traditional yeast but you'll want to proof it first by adding some of the warm water directly to the yeast and sugar and allowing it to bubble and froth (~5 min) before adding it to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Powderd Monkfruit/Erythritol Sweetener – My favourite sweetener in terms of blend-ability and taste. You can use another powdered. sweetener if you prefer. You can also use granulated if you don't have powdered. 
  • Oil – Olive oil works best but you can also use coconut oil or melted butter if you wish.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Add a nice “tang” to the bread to give it a flavour somewhat similar to sourdough bread.
  • Sugar or Honey – This is for the yeast to consume and will NOT affect the final nutrition info of the bread. It is necessary for the bread to rise.

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Tools I Used To Make Easy Keto Bread

  • Low Carb Substitution Guide – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. I appreciate your support so much guys!
  •  Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer with Dough Hook Attachment 
  • Spatula (to push down ingredients as dough is mixing, to make sure everything is incorporated)
  • 8 x 4 Inch Loaf Pan
  • Bread Knife (to slice bread easily)

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Tips For Making Easy Keto Bread

  • You can also use regular yeast. Just be sure to proof it first before adding it to the dry ingredients.
  • Make sure your water is warm but not hot when adding it to the dry ingredients.
  • Add a bit more water to the dough as you mix it if there are still dry ingredients that are not yet incorporated. 
  • To check if the dough is kneaded enough, follow the directions in the instructions. It should be able to hold its shape and when a finger is pressed into it, it should slowly rise to fill the hole (it's okay if it doesn't 100% spring back but it should to some degree).
  • When baking the bread, always ere on the side of baking MORE rather than less if you are unsure if it's done. 
  • If you want to impart more flavour into the bread, try adding some spices and herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, etc. 
  • You could even add some parmesan to the dough and sprinkle the top of the bread with cheese part-way through baking for a cheese bread!
  • I recommend thin slices for better toasting and sandwiches as this is a denser, more filling bread!

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How To Store Easy Keto Bread 

  • You can store this low carb yeast bread in a ziplock at room temperature once the bread has fully cooled. It should stay fresh for up to 3 days because of the oil added to it.
  • If you plan to keep it longer, store it in the freezer and thaw slices as needed either in the toasted or at room temperature. You can also microwave the bread for 15-20s to thaw it as well.

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Easy Keto Bread Recipe

Serves: 14 slices

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large regular bowl), add the Carbalose, powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener, sugar and yeast. Whisk to combine. carbalose flour
  2. Fit your bowl into the stand mixer and add the dough hook attachment. (If you don't have a stand mixer, simply use a large wooden spoon). 
  3. Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt and start the mixer on the lowest setting (for a bowl, just start to stir the oil and salt into the rest of the ingredients).carbalose flour and oil carbalose flour, yeast, oil
  4. Slowly add the 1 1/4 cups of the water to the mixture and continue to stir or mix. Add the extra couple tablespoons one at a time as needed to moisten the dough. (Our goal here is to have all of the flour completely blended into the dough and to achieve a dough that's soft but not sticking to everything). keto yeast dough
  5. Continue the stand mixer on low for another 5min. If you are doing this by hand, you'll want to start kneading the dough once all of the ingredients are mixed together. Knead the dough on a well oiled surface for ~10min. keto yeast bread dough
  6. Once the 5min is up. Remove the dough from the stand mixer and begin kneading it for another 3-4min. (If you kneaded it by hand, you can knead for 3 more minutes or go straight to step 7 and 8 if you think your dough is kneaded enough). keto yeast bread dough
  7. To tell if you dough is kneaded enough, pick it up in one hand with your fingers slightly spread apart. Does it hold its shape relatively well? Then it's done! The dough should also stretch a bit without breaking and a finger pressed into the dough should result in it springing back slowly (doesn't have to spring back 100%). If in doubt, knead for another 2-3min. 
  8. Knead the dough one last time and form it into a nice large oval (doesn't have to be perfect!) Place the dough into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and cover it loosely with saran wrap or a towel and set it aside to rise for ~1 hour or until doubled in size. (If your kitchen is relatively warm, just leave it on a counter. If it's a bit chilly like mine then you can heat a glass of water for a minute in the microwave, then remove it and set the dough inside to rise (depending on how warm it is, you may want to leave the door ajar, we don't want it rising TOO quickly either). low carb yeast bread dough
  9. After your dough has pretty much doubled in size, pre-heat your oven to 325*F. keto bread dough rising
  10. Once the oven comes to temperature, remove the saran wrap or towel and bake the bread for 50-65min. It will be pale in colour but golden around the edges and the top will be hard if you give it a tap. keto carbalose bread
  11. Let it cool slightly before dumping it out of the pan (you may need to gently run a knife along the edges if it doesn't come out of the pan right away). Slice, serve and enjoy your Easy Keto Bread!

easy keto bread
easy keto bread

easy keto yeast bread

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*I recommend thin slices for better toasting and sandwiches as this is a denser, more filling bread!

Nutrition for 1/14th of loaf (1 slice): 84 calories | 4g fat | 4.5g NET carbs | 7.4g protein | 6.8g fiber

You can store this low carb yeast bread in a ziplock at room temperature once the bread has fully cooled. It should stay fresh for up to 3 days because of the oil added to it.

If you plan to keep it longer, store it in the freezer and thaw slices as needed either in the toasted or at room temperature. You can also microwave the bread for 15-20s to thaw it as well.

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Keto Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Rising Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: bread, keto bread
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 84kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large regular bowl), add the Carbalose, powdered monkfruit/erythritol sweetener, sugar and yeast. Whisk to combine.
  • Fit your bowl into the stand mixer and add the dough hook attachment. (If you don't have a stand mixer, simply use a large wooden spoon).
  • Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt and start the mixer on the lowest setting (for a bowl, just start to stir the oil and salt into the rest of the ingredients).
  • Slowly add the 1 1/4 cups of the water to the mixture and continue to stir or mix. Add the extra couple tablespoons one at a time as needed to moisten the dough. (Our goal here is to have all of the flour completely blended into the dough and to achieve a dough that's soft but not sticking to everything).
  • Continue the stand mixer on low for another 5min. If you are doing this by hand, you'll want to start kneading the dough once all of the ingredients are mixed together. Knead the dough on a well oiled surface for ~10min.
  • Once the 5min is up. Remove the dough from the stand mixer and begin kneading it for another 3-4min. (If you kneaded it by hand, you can knead for 3 more minutes or go straight to step 7 and 8 if you think your dough is kneaded enough).
  • To tell if you dough is kneaded enough, pick it up in one hand with your fingers slightly spread apart. Does it hold its shape relatively well? Then it's done! The dough should also stretch a bit without breaking and a finger pressed into the dough should result in it springing back slowly (doesn't have to spring back 100%). If in doubt, knead for another 2-3min.
  • Knead the dough one last time and form it into a nice large oval (doesn't have to be perfect!) Place the dough into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and cover it loosely with saran wrap or a towel and set it aside to rise for ~1 hour or until doubled in size. (If your kitchen is relatively warm, just leave it on a counter. If it's a bit chilly like mine then you can heat a glass of water for a minute in the microwave, then remove it and set the dough inside to rise (depending on how warm it is, you may want to leave the door ajar, we don't want it rising TOO quickly either).
  • After your dough has pretty much doubled in size, pre-heat your oven to 325*F.
  • Once the oven comes to temperature, remove the saran wrap or towel and bake the bread for 50-65min. It will be pale in colour but golden around the edges and the top will be hard if you give it a tap.
  • Let it cool slightly before dumping it out of the pan (you may need to gently run a knife along the edges if it doesn't come out of the pan right away). Slice, serve and enjoy your Easy Keto Bread!

Notes

Tips For Making Keto Bread With Yeast
  • You can also use regular yeast, just be sure to proof it first before adding it to the dry ingredients. 
  • Make sure your water is warm but not hot when adding it to the dry ingredients.
  • Add a bit more water to the dough as you mix it if there are still dry ingredients that are not yet incorporated. 
  • To check if the dough is kneaded enough, follow the directions in the instructions. It should be able to hold its shape and when a finger is pressed into it, it should slowly rise to fill the hole (it's okay if it doesn't 100% spring back but it should to some degree).
  • When baking the bread, always ere on the side of baking MORE rather than less if you are unsure if it's done. 
  • If you want to impart more flavour into the bread, try adding some spices and herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, etc. 
  • You could even add some parmesan to the dough and sprinkle the top of the bread with cheese part-way through baking for a cheese bread!
  • I recommend thin slices for better toasting and sandwiches as this is a denser, more filling bread!

Ingredients Links

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 6.8g

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