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20 Low-Carb Bread Recipes That Taste Amazing

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20 Low-Carb Bread Recipes That Taste Amazing

If you love bread but are trying to keep your carbs low, then you want to try these delicious low-carb bread recipes.

 

It’s okay — you can say it: low-carb bread sounds like a nasty oxymoron. Definitely not worth the calories.

I’d normally agree, but I have to admit: these recipes have proven me wrong. You can make delicious low-carb bread.

Now, before we get to the food, I feel I should share something with you:

Despite what many diet “gurus” claim, a low-carb diet isn’t going to help you gain muscle or lose fat faster. So if that’s your reason for being here, it’s time to rethink your diet strategy.

That said, some people do find that cutting carbs helps them keep hunger and cravings at bay, and others just generally feel better on a low-carb diet. And those are perfectly valid reasons for lowering your carb intake.

Anyway, regardless of why you want to cut your carbs, you can do it while still enjoying bread every day without feeling like you have to cultivate a taste for cardboard.

Give these recipes a go and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. They may not be packed with carbs, but they’re definitely packed with flavor.

Enjoy!

Low-Carb Pumpkin Bread

pumpkin bread low carb recipe Picture courtesy of I Breathe I’m Hungry

It’s hard to pass up pumpkin bread, and yet a lot of meal plans don’t have room for added sugar and flour. Skip the tantalizing slices at Starbucks, and bake this tasty quick bread at home for a filling alternative.

When you cut carbs from bread, they do have to be replaced with something. In this case it’s butter, which creates a rich pumpkin flavor and nicely browned crust.

Make this taste even more perfect for fall by taking a few minutes to brown the butter before baking.

Serves 12

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, melted

4 large eggs

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 tsp. maple extract

2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup powdered erythritol

Pinch of salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or chocolate chips)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 272

Protein: 8 grams

Net Carbs: 4 grams

Fat: 26 grams

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Coconut Protein Bread

low carb protein coconut bread recipe Picture courtesy of Chocolate Chilli Mango

This versatile coconut bread can be sliced up for sandwiches, or mix a few dessert flavors into the dough for more of a treat. If you use vanilla whey, you can turn the loaf into cinnamon raisin bread, adding a few tablespoons of honey or liquid sweetener.

The added sugar isn’t required, though, especially if you top it with whey protein icing or use the cinnamon bread slices to make French toast.

Serves 6

Ingredients

3 large eggs

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. coconut flour

2/3 scoop unflavored whey protein isolate

2/3 scoop unflavored micellar casein

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt (or more to taste)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 98

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 12 grams

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3-Ingredient Paleo Flatbread

paleo flatbread low carb recipe Picture courtesy of The Big Man’s World

The difference between making an omelette or this flatbread is a small scoop of coconut flour. It even gets cooked in a skillet, only there’s no careful flipping involved since the flatbread is sturdier.

So next time you’re craving hummus, or want some to eat some bread naan-style with curry, try this easy low-carb alternative.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1/4 cup coconut flour, sifted

2 tsp. baking powder

12 egg whites

1 tsp. sea salt

Herbs of choice

Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Cooking spray

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 76

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 1 grams 

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Low-Carb Pita Bread

low carb pita bread recipe Picture courtesy of Low-Carb Pantry

If you’re ready to get serious about low-carb baking, stock up on wheat protein isolate. It’s similar to vital wheat gluten, which can often be exchanged cup for cup, but the isolate will have even lower carbs.

The different baking mixes can lend different textures, though, which is why you’ll need two varieties of wheat protein isolate for this soft, chewy pita bread recipe.

Serves 10

Ingredients

1 cup carbalose flour

1/4 cup wheat protein isolate 5000

2 Tbsp. wheat protein isolate 8000

1/4 cup almond flour

2 Tbsp. wheat starch 75

1 tsp. xanthan gum

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. granulated sugar

1/2 tsp. granulated sugar substitute (such as stevia)

1 1/2 tsp. instant yeast

3/4 cup warm water

2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 89

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fat: 4 grams 

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Protein-Packed Banana Bread

protein packed banana bread Picture courtesy of Glazed and Confused

You can enjoy lean banana bread that’s also low-carb – well, low in carbohydrates considering that bananas are starchy and sweet.

This easy quick bread replaces the whole-wheat flour with a mix of whey protein and ground quinoa. The result is a grain-free bread that’s naturally sweetened, full of flavor, and just as simple to make as the original.

Serves 10

Ingredients

2 bananas, mashed

3 egg whites

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup quinoa flour

2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 116

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 19 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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Low-Carb White Bread

low carb Fluffy White Bread recipe Picture courtesy of Just Paleo Food

By using a combo of coconut butter and eggs, you can bake an unbelievable low-carb white bread. It’s fluffy and soft, yet doesn’t even require a flour substitute.

This easy bread recipe is made from five simple ingredients, including pantry staples like salt, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar. The coconut butter can be made in a high-powered food processor or purchased online.

Serves 10

Ingredients

1 cup coconut butter

6 egg whites, room temp.

3/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 159

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 14 grams

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Low-Carb Bun for One

great low carb bun recipe Picture courtesy of Free Range Cookies

Even if you can find low-carb burger buns in a grocery store, they’re often more expensive than white bread, and half the package will go to waste unless you’re feeding a crowd.

Luckily you can make this single-serving bun with a mixture of almond meal, coconut flour, and eggs. Cook it in the microwave real quick, or bake in the oven for about 20 minutes – enough time to grill a cheeseburger while you wait.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. coconut oil (or melted butter)

1 large egg, slightly beaten

1 Tbsp. coconut milk

1 Tbsp. almond meal, packed

1 Tbsp. coconut flour, packed

1/8 tsp. baking soda

Sesame seeds (optional topping)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 291

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 8 grams

Fat: 27 grams

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Healthy Soft Pretzels

low carb bread sticks recipe Picture courtesy of My Tootie Foodie

Not only are these soft pretzels low-carb, but they’re easier to make than the regular kind. They look the same from the outside – and can be shaped into classic pretzel twists, if you want to get fancy – yet the dough is actually made from mozzarella and cream cheese.

That makes these healthy pretzels extra-delicious and means they’re mostly protein, not starch.

Serves 10

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups whole-milk shredded mozzarella

3 Tbsp. cream cheese

1 large egg, room temp.

2 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder

1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 72

Protein: 6 grams

Carbs: 2 grams

Fat: 5 grams 

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Low-Carb Breadsticks

low carb breadsticks Picture courtesy of The Low-Carb Diet

If your bowl of zucchini noodles isn’t quite filling enough, you need a low-carb side dish.

After all, eating regular breadsticks would defeat the purpose of using zucchini as a pasta replacement – unless you bake these almond flour breadsticks instead. They’re still soft and doughy, and the Parmesan-garlic topping seals the deal.

Serves 10

Ingredients

Breadsticks:

2 cups almond flour

2 1/2 Tbsp. coconut flour

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. dried parsley

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Topping:

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

2 tsp. grated Parmesan

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 169

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 15 grams

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Low-Carb Cloud Bread Loaf

cloud bread loaf low carb recipe Picture courtesy of Sugar-Free Mom

Cloud bread is great as individual rolls, but since the original recipe contains little more than eggs and cream cheese, it doesn’t hold up as well as a loaf.

To make a cloud bread that you can slice, add a couple scoops of whey protein powder to make it more substantial. You’ll also wind up with a nutrient-dense bread with lots of protein and practically zero carbs.

Serves 12

Ingredients

6 large eggs, separated

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

6 oz. sour cream

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup (about 2 scoops) WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 84

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 1 gram

Fat: 5 grams

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Low-Carb Cornbread

low carb cornbread recipe Picture courtesy of Stuff I Make My Husband

If you comb the internet for diet-friendly cornbread recipes, there are several versions that don’t even contain corn. That may be a tasty low-carb bread, but it’s hardly classic cornbread.

This recipe doesn’t have cornmeal. Instead, use half a can of baby corn. Then to nail the texture, you’ll need a blend of almond meal, ground hazelnuts, and coconut flour.

Serves 15

Ingredients

1/2 can (about 3/4 cup) baby corn, drained

1 large egg

1 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

6 Tbsp. almond flour

2 Tbsp. hazelnut flour

2 Tbsp. coconut flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. softened ghee (or butter)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 46

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 4 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Low-Carb Sandwich Bread

low carb sandwich bread recipe Picture courtesy of Cook It Up Paleo

A sandwich doesn’t have to fill you up with carbs, and that doesn’t mean replacing the bread with a spinach wrap or piece of lettuce. This gluten-free loaf is soft on the inside, has a nice crust on the outside, and even has air pockets between the crumbs like real bread.

It’s so good, you can enjoy it with just a pat of butter. Yet, you can eat this on a low-carb or sugar detox diet because it’s mostly eggs and coconut.

Serves 10

Ingredients

5 large eggs

4 egg whites

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

1/3 cup coconut butter

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup tapioca starch

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 176

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 15 grams 

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Low-Carb Sausage Rolls

low carb sausage breakfast roll Picture courtesy of Up Late Anyway

If you’re cutting carbs or going gluten-free, there’s way more than sandwich bread to miss. Sure, you can eat pizza with a different crust, like cauliflower, but what about the other Italian snacks like sausage rolls?

Use this low-carb Stromboli dough, made with a mix of almond and coconut flour, to get your snack on. For a low-fat version, pick an extra-lean chicken or turkey sausage.

Serves 10

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups (about 5 oz.) shredded mozzarella, melted

4 Tbsp. butter, melted

4 Tbsp. almond flour

3 Tbsp. coconut flour

1 tsp. onion powder

1 large egg

8 oz. breakfast sausage

1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) cheddar cheese

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 214

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 3 grams

Fat: 18 grams

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Parmesan Thyme Popovers

parmesanlow carb bread recipe Picture courtesy of Erica Kerwien

Reducing carbs might not seem like a big deal at first. Lots of delicious food is lean and rich in protein. But sometimes no matter how awesome an entrée is, the plate doesn’t feel complete without a dinner roll or pastry.

That’s when you’ll want to make these parmesan popovers, which are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The recipe is from The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook, so it’s no surprise which ingredient replaces the wheat in this recipe.

Pick up the cookbook to scope out the entire section on breads, biscuits, and pizza – plus get more low-carb recipes like Spinach Feta Quiche and Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler.

The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook

Serves 6

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)

2 Tbsp. coconut flour

Pinch of salt

1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 106

Protein: 6 grams

Carbs: 4 grams

Fat: 9 grams

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Low-Carb Yeast Bread

low carb yeast bread recipe Picture courtesy of Low-Carb Yum

Looking for a low-carb sandwich bread that’s similar to a whole-wheat loaf? This one uses ground oats, soy flour, and vital wheat gluten – that’s like regular flour, but with less starch and a higher percentage of protein (in the form of gluten).

And the macros and whole-wheat flavor aren’t even the best part. Everyone can bake this loaf since it can be prepared in a bread machine or the oven.

Serves 16

Ingredients

1 package active dry yeast

1/2 tsp. sugar

1 cup + 2 Tbsp. very warm water

3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. Splenda

1 cup vital wheat gluten flour

1/4 cup oat flour

3/4 cup soy flour

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

1/4 cup coarse unprocessed wheat bran

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 91

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 4 grams

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Low-Carb Sourdough Baguette

low carb sourdough bread recipe Picture courtesy of KetoDiet Blog

Missing sub sandwiches as a fast way to inhale a high-protein meal of meat and cheese? This low-carb baguette has you covered. Bake a batch, and you can stash some in the freezer for up to three months. After that, a quick sandwich is still convenient.

Traditional sourdough is made with a starter, which is fermented flour. To make it low-carb or gluten-free, this recipe uses another fermented flavor – vinegar – to add that tang.

Buttermilk also helps make a flavorful low-carb sandwich roll, so don’t swap it out for regular milk. For a dairy-free version, try coconut milk mixed with a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Serves 8

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1/3 cup psyllium husk powder

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

6 egg whites

2 large eggs

3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk

1/4 cup white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)

1 cup lukewarm water

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 232

Protein: 12 grams

Net Carbs: 5 grams

Fat: 16 grams

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Psyllium-Flax Bread

low carb psyllium flax bread recipe Picture courtesy of Low-Carb Maven

A nutritionally balanced bread should have a good amount of fiber. When you add psyllium husk powder to your dough, it can work as a replacement for wheat flour, but that means you’re getting carbs that won’t be broken down and used as energy – in other words, zero net carbs.

Be sure to drink a glass of water with this bread, which is important whenever you eat fiber-rich foods.

Serves 20

Ingredients

3 cups almond flour

2/3 cup ground flaxseed

1 1/4 cups psyllium husk powder

1 tsp. salt

8 egg whites (about 1 cup)

6 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

1 3/4 cups boiling water

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 127

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 9 grams 

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Low-Carb Garlic Bread

low carb garlic bread recipe Picture courtesy of Diet Doctor

Everyone loves garlic bread, but the usual suspect won’t fit into any special diet plans. After all, it’s only white bread slathered in butter or olive oil, then topped with fresh garlic or garlic powder.

Of course you can’t do away with both the carbs and the fat – there would be nothing left to eat – so this version opts for almond flour bread with a garlic butter spread.

Serves 20

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups almond flour

5 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. sea salt

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)

1 1/4 cups boiling water

3 egg whites

1/2 cup butter, room temp.

1 small clove garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp. salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 97

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 4 grams

Fat: 8 grams

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Versatile Low-Carb Bread

versatile low carb bread Picture courtesy of All Day I Dream About Cake

If you’re cutting wheat out of your diet for good, it’s important to have a go-to homemade bread recipe. This one can be used in a variety of ways – sandwich bread, sticky buns, pizza dough, and more – so you’ll want to keep it up on the fridge so you’re prepared for any and all bread cravings.

The seasonings are optional, so feel free to use anything in your pantry, or leave out the herbs and spices altogether.

Serves 12

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond flour

5 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. garlic or onion powder (optional)

1/2 tsp. dried herbs (optional)

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups egg whites

3 Tbsp. oil (or melted butter)

2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/3–3/4 cup hot water

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 105

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fat: 7 grams

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Dark Onion Rye Bread

low carb onion rye bread Picture courtesy of Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes

Rye is a kind of wheat, and yet you can leave it out to make a gluten-free bread that has similar flavor. The richness and color come from molasses, typically found in rye bread and pumpernickel, yet the base is actually ground almonds.

If you want to use caraway seeds, they’ll add an earthy licorice element, or for less robust flavor, substitute nigella seeds (aka black cumin) or dill.

Serves 16

Ingredients

2 1/3 unblanched almond flour

1 Tbsp. caraway seeds

1 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup oil

3 large eggs

1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses

1 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. + 1/4 tsp. white vinegar

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 136

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 12 grams

Fat: 12 grams

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What did you think of these low-carb bread recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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    Amazing article. Thanks for posting!!!

  • Hey Mike, what would you say is the healthiest flour to use for breads (muffins, pizza dough, etc.)? I see you’re using a lot of almond flour, coconut flour…Just want to know what the best choice is in terms of nutrition and calories for both adults and kids.

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