Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to focus on that summer look for the beach. Of course, getting into top shape isn’t just about time spent in the gym; it’s also about the diet we adopt.
Keto is a diet many people have become involved with, and there’s an easy reason why. This diet focuses on a high-protein and low- to no-carb meal regimen.
It cuts out most of the breads, grains, and some fruits in favor for meats, nuts, and vegetables. By sticking to this diet, the goal is for the body to enter a state of ketosis.
Simply put, your system switches to burning fat for energy instead of the carbohydrates or calories it would typically rely on.
But if you’re a member of the bread-loving club, like us, you don’t want to cut all bread from your diet. We need carbs to a moderated degree because they provide us with the energy we need throughout the day.
So, if you’re looking for a low-carb bread recipe that will allow you to enjoy the right amount of carbs while still dieting, you’ve come to the right place!
This recipe makes simple, tasty, low-carb bread that requires little focus to cook, resulting in great sandwiches or slices of morning toast.
Keto Bread Recipe:
While we’ll show you the lighter variety below, this basic keto recipe will provide you with a thicker result that’s fantastic for a quick snack as-is or as toast.
- 1 ½ cup of almond flour.
- 6 large eggs; separated.
- 4 tablespoons of butter; melted.
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder.
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar.
- A pinch of salt for taste (optional).
For this recipe, we recommend having a food processor to mix up the ingredients. However, a hand mixer will work just as well (be careful of any spray or spillage).
Mixing by hand isn’t advised because it’s difficult to whip the egg whites to the right level.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, after setting up your ingredients.
- Butter an 8×4 inch pan and set aside.
- Take your eggs and separate the whites from the yolks in two separate bowls. Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat until soft peaks rise. (By “soft peaks,” we mean beating the egg whites until soft mounds begin to appear, but no sharp tips) Be sure not to overbeat as it can cause your egg whites to curdle.
- In a food processor or with a hand mixer, combine the egg yolks, 1/3 of the beaten egg whites, melted butter, baking powder, almond flour, and salt. This should look like a lumpy and thick dough until the rest of the egg whites are added.
- Add the remaining egg whites and gently process/mix. Once again, be careful not to overbeat! This is what gives the bread its volume.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top has a yellow-golden to golden-brown top. Check with a toothpick to determine if the bread is cooked through.
- Remove from the oven, let the loaf cool, take a slice, and enjoy!
This keto bread recipe makes about 20 slices of bread, so you should be set for an entire week.
To maintain freshness, don’t pre-slice the entire bread loaf; only slice as you need.
Keto Cloud Bread Recipe:
Now, keto bread isn’t to be mistaken with keto cloud bread. They’re quite different in the way they are prepared and their presentation.
Cloud bread gets its name for its lighter and fluffier appearance. Instead of loaves, think of keto cloud bread as sandwich thins of sort – great for hamburger buns, breakfast sandwiches, and a plethora of other meals.
Here we have an easy-to-make keto cloud bread recipe just for you!
- 4 large eggs.
- ½ teaspoon of cream of tartar.
- ¼ cup of cream cheese.
- ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
- Crack the eggs, and separate the whites from the yolks in two separate bowls. Whisk the whites with a mixer for one (1) to two (2) minutes.
- Add the cream of tartar and whisk for another minute. The mixture should begin making soft peaks.
- In another bowl, add the yolks and cream cheese. Mix on high until they are well combined. Gently fold this mixture into the egg whites.
- Spoon out the final mixture on the baking pan in eight circles. They will fluff up in the oven, so be sure to leave space for them to expand.
- Put in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until slightly golden-brown on top.
Watch the video below for a similar way to make delicious keto cloud bread.
Be sure not to overmix your egg whites, causing thinner keto cloud bread. Other than that, serve and enjoy!
Have you tried keto bread?