Low Carb Bread Recipe | Keto bread

Low Carb Bread Recipe | Keto bread

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I have a new favourite low carb bread recipe and it is by far this one! It is so like the real thing it is just not funny!

Let’s start by addressing that this bread does contain gluten. So for those of you who cannot tolerate it or choose not to consume any gluten this keto recipe is totally out for you. 

Since starting blogging keto I have had my share of people telling me what is or is not keto foods. Keto is actually based on the state of ketosis right? Easting a very low carb diet to maintain a ketones in the blood is “being keto”. This recipe still suits that lifestyle. The bread only has 1g net carbs per slice, based on 20 slices per loaf, or 2g net carbs per roll, based on a 10 x 60g rolls from one batch of this recipe. Originally inspired by Deidres low carb bread, Keto.luna, and She Calls Me Hobbit this is easily one of the best low carb bread recipes I have tried.

Low Carb Bread on blue backing

Tips for getting the best rise out of the Low Carb Loaf

  1. Activate the yeast. The yeast I use is just the dried stuff you can buy in every supermarket. Activate it in the warm water with the inulin. Cover the bowl or jug you are activating it in with a cling film and silicone mat if you have one. If you dont wrap it in a towel and place in the warmest place in the house until it thick and foamy. If the yeast does not activate throw it out and start again. It will not all of sudden rise if you place it in the bread. Yeast does have an expiry date.
  2. When adding all your ingredients never add the yeast near the salt. Salt kills yeast. If you add your salt after the eggs and flours then pour the yeast starter aver the top this is enough to separate the two and not kill your rise.
  3. After kneading for 5 minutes (this helps to activate the gluten) flatten out into a rectangle the same width as your tin. Roll the dough over into loaf shape. Place into bread tin, seam side down and cover and leave to prove in warm place in the house.. Bread should rise above the tin edge before baking. 
  4. Bake and cool on wire rack before slicing and serving.

Low carb rolls on blue board


There are some specialty ingredients in this recipe. I have sourced them all from iHerb as it was the most convenient and all in the one place. Click here to see my entire cart. Many of these ingredients have NO substitutes so please don’t ask what they can be changed with.

  1. Inulin is prebiotic insoluble fibre sourced from plants. It has sweet properties naturally occurring and can be used to feed and activate yeast as well as be used in baking and sweets. It has around 2.7g carbs per 5g and is around a third of the sweetness of sugar.  Other sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol will not activate yeast. However if you do use sugar or honey the carbohydrates will be eaten by the yeast thus reducing carbs.
  2. Oat fibre is the hull of the oat ground into a fine powder. It is all fibre and hence, the no carb value. It has a nice fine powdery consistency that works well in this bread.
  3. Vital Wheat Gluten a natural protein found in wheat that is high in minerals and low in carbs. Vital wheat gluten has no substitutes and creates beautiful texture low carb breads.
  4. Golden flax meal a delicious tasting meal that adds earthiness to this recipe. Substitute more oat fibre or almond meal if you don’t have it, but it is recommended.

low carb bread slice with butter


It is so simple.

  1. Activate yeast
  2. Mix and knead for approximately 5 minutes (if dough sticks to your hands add more Vital Gluten Flour)
  3. Rest and allow to rise
  4. Bake
  5. Eat like any normal bread.
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Low Carb Bread

This low carb bread uses vital wheat gluten, golden flax and oat fibre to create a delicious tasting low carb bread. Honestly I cannot fault this bread, other than I wish I could do it gluten free.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Keyword: low carb bread recipe
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Servings: 20 slices
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Megan



  • Mix inulin and yeast into water and cover with cling film and a silicone mat and leave in a warm place until yeast activates. This can take 20-40 minutes.


  • Add all ingredients to mixer, including activated yeast. Using dough hook attachment knead dough for 5 minutes.
  • Stretch dough out to large rectangle roughly as wide as your loaf tin. Roll dough over lengthwise to form a roll. Place into loaf tin seam side down.
  • Cover loaf with clean towel or silicone mat and leave in warm place for approximately 1 hour until loaf has risen.
  • Preheat oven to 170℃. Grease a 22cm x 11cm loaf tin.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


  • Mix all ingredients to mixer, including activated yeast 5 minutes/dough setting. Follow from step 2 above.



1. This bread can be frozen.
2. Oat Fibre is zero net carb and zero calories
3. Vital Gluten is high protein and low carb. Derived from the protein found in the endosperm of wheat this flour does contain gluten.
4. This recipe makes approximately a 600g loaf or 10 x 60g bread rolls. For rolls roll into shape and rest to rise the same as the loaf. They take only about 20 minutes to bake in the oven.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Calcium: 2.2% | Iron: 3.4%
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  1. Can this bread be made in a bread maker?

    1. My guess would be yes

  2. I don’t have a dough hook, do you think this could be kneaded by hand?

    1. It sure can

  3. So inulin can be substituted by sugar Megan?

    1. Correct

  4. Oat fiber seems to be tricky to get hold of at the moment, would psyllium husks be ok to substitute in a pinch?

    1. I am not sure how it would go Kat. It seems I launched the recipe and iHerb sold out very quickly after lol

  5. This is the best low carb bread I have tasted in 15 months. It is soft and fluffy and makes the best toasted sandwich. My daughter is super fussy on the breads and hasn’t liked one yet until now. It is great to be able to give your family something as familiar as “normal” bread. I have tried them as bread rolls too so “normal” low carb hamburgers are on the menu once again. This is one of the most exciting low carb bread options in my opinion. Just make it as long as you can tolerate gluten!!!

  6. Could I use something else besides vital gluten please and oat fibre

    1. Not in this bread no. Please check the website as I have many other bread recipes that do not use these ingredients.

  7. The 14 grams yeast is that dry or fresh yeast.
    If it is fresh, can I use dry yeast because living in the country makes it hard to get fresh yeast.
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Dry yeast Janny

  8. I’m trying this out in my bread maker right now; fingers crossed it comes out ok! I had quite a dilemma trying to decide if I needed to use the white or grain option on the bread maker settings; I ended up going for the white option and hoping for the best.

    1. Louise how did you go I’m keen to try out in bread maker?

    2. I would love to know your results, my bread maker has been collecting dust for a few years now would love to be able to use it again.

    3. How did it go in the bread maker Loise?

  9. I can’t have wheat gluten do you know of a substitute I can use please

    1. Hi Kate, I have many other bread recipes on the website. This bread needs the gluten flour to be anything similar.

  10. Confused by the amount of yeast US metric . What is the amount.? To me

    that looks like a pound

  11. 14g is approx ½ an ounce

  12. I’ll be excited to try your recipe. Would you be so kind and share where you got your fabulous loaf pan? Thank you

    1. Hi Nina, I did mention in my video that I actually picked it up from Kitchen Warehouse. It is an Everton pan

      1. Thank you for the info Megan, I’m in the U.S. and this brand is not available here. OK I’ll be on a mission to find a similar one, thanks for the idea!

  13. Awesome recipe – easy to make and the whole family likes it!

    1. Thanks Liane. I am so glad the family loved it.

  14. Made bread last week as per instructions. Fantastic bread. Love it. Will try in breadmaker today. Thanks Megan.

    1. Hi Monika, Thanks for the review. I am so glad you loved the recipe. Let us know how you get on with the bread maker.

  15. This is the BEST low carb I have ever made! I’ve just finished my first leaf and will definitely be making it again!

    1. Thanks for the review and I am so glad you love the recipe.

  16. This is a game changer for me, I’m so excited. Yes you have to buy some different ingredients, but the list Megan suggests from IHerb will make many loaves. I made this bread and 5 days later it was still fresh and soft. It freezes well, it toasts beautifully, it makes awesome sandwiches. It tastes just like normal bread and is so easy to make. You won’t be sorry investing in these ingredients. ❤️ Thank you for such an awesome recipe Megan, this weekend I am making it again and a batch of rolls for burgers 🍔

    1. That is so awesome to hear Caroline. The ingredients do make a load of bread don’t they. So glad you are enjoying eating bread again.

  17. Yummo – and it’s worth playing around and re-doing a few times to get it just how you like it. I had sure missed toast with an egg on it for a few years! Excellent game changer thanks Megan!

    1. Thanks for the review Jess. So happy that you can enjoy your toast once again.

  18. Amazing! Just like ‘bread from a bakery ‘.

    1. Thanks Prue. It is pretty great isn’t it.

  19. Tasty. My limited baking utensils still did the job. I will need to add more gluten flour next time as I did not see that comment when I made it today, and it was still a little sticky so it also did not rise as high but it beats all other low carb breads I have tried, hands down.

  20. This low carb bread is amazing, I’ve made two loaves now, both great success, it’s so great to have toast under an egg, a toasted cheese and onion sandwich , you’re a genius Megan, thanks for all your wonderful recipe development for lchf

    1. You are most welcome Judy. Glad you enjoy the recipe

  21. This recipe doesn’t disappoint. It is so light and fluffy and versatile. It makes awesome toastie sandwiches, regular sandwiches, French toast and pretty much anything you can use regular bread for, and all the while being low carb. . It’s a total hit in this house.

  22. Absolutely the best 👍👍👍👍👍

  23. Absolutely the best 👍👍👍👍👍

  24. Blooming brilliant loaf.

  25. This is hands down the best low carb recipe I have ever tried. It is easy to make and tastes like the real deal. I have given it to other friends and they can’t believe how tasty it is

  26. Hi, I’m in Australia and am finding it hard to find Oat Fibre. Could this be substituted with something else?

    1. Hi Irena, the only place us Aussies can get it is iHerb. Unfortunately in this recipe there is no substitute for the Oat Fibre

      1. Thanks so much for getting back to me about that Megan 🙂

        1. You are most welcome

  27. Turned out great cheers looking forward to having poached eggs on toast in the morning

    1. So glad you enjoyed it and use it for lots of meals to come x

  28. Hi, I’m just wondering how did the bread turn out using the bread maker. Sorry, does anyone have an idea?

    1. It works just fine in the breadmaker too Jesse

  29. Omg – best bread ever- I made mine in the breadmaker – perfect!
    I think it tastes a little like Sour dough -which I LOVE! Thanks Megan – you are awesome xx

    1. It is pretty special isnt it Sandie x

  30. This is the best Keto bread I have ever eaten. No eggy taste, crunchy crust and fluffy inside. Well worth sourcing the ingredients if you miss bread. Amazing!

    1. Absolutely agree. A recipe well worth making (over and over).

  31. I just ordered the ingredients online from the link you supplied. This bread looks amazing and I can’t wait to try this recipe because I’ve not liked any other low carb bread I’ve tried. To just have a light and fluffy slice of bread and butter or a toasted sandwich (which is the one thing I have been missing) will be fantastic. I’ll comment again after I’ve tried it. Thank you!

  32. I just ordered the ingredients online from the link you supplied. This bread looks amazing and I can’t wait to try this recipe because I’ve not liked any other low carb bread I’ve tried. To just have a light and fluffy slice of bread and butter or a toasted sandwich (which is the one thing I have been missing) will be fantastic. I’ll comment again after I’ve tried it. Thank you!

    1. You are welcome Lenore. Once you try it you will be hooked for sure

  33. Hello ,
    I added up all the ingredients and came up with 78 calories and 7.3 total carbs per slice ( 17 slices ) ????
    Is this correct ?
    Thanks ,

    1. No sorry Monique. The nutritional panel is included in the recipe. You get 20 slices plus 2 crusts as well.

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