Yes, there is such a thing as keto-friendly bread! We have the details on where to buy keto bread, plus three different ways to make your own keto bread at home.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that works by triggering a secondary metabolism that burns fat for energy instead of the fast sugars found in carbs.
By reducing carb intake, you can retrain your body and achieve fast, safe weight loss, but where does that leave you with notoriously carb-heavy bread? Well, guest what? Bread doesn’t have to necessarily be a carbohydrate.
There are many ways to approximate bread on keto, from eggy cloud bread recipes to vegan and gluten-free baking options. To be considered keto-friendly, bread has to be low in net carbs and low in sugar content. For example, a bread that has 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving and 5 total carbs is a bread option that won’t severely impact your blood sugar levels or knock you out of ketosis because your net carbs are merely 1 gram per serving.
This sort of ratio can be had with muffins, cakes, cornbreads, bagels, and more by using almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk fiber, etc. when baking. For DIY recipes, skip to the end of this article, but for pre-made keto breads and where to find them, read on.
Here are commercial low-carb bread options you can order online or find in select grocery and health food stores.
SoLo Carb brand breads are incredibly close to the real thing. With options for Country White, Harvest Wheat, and Artisan Rye bread, this Wisconsin shop produces light, airy bread slices only slightly smaller than standard bread squares. At only 3 grams of net carbs per slice, these breads are perfect for breakfast toast with melted butter, classic grilled cheese sandwiches, or yummy French toast.
With cookies, breads, brownies, crackers, and more, Julian Bakery has a whole line of products for the keto lifestyle. Conveniently available online and in upscale grocery stores like Whole Foods, with only 1 net carb per slice, the ingredients list includes almond flour, organic cream cheese, cage-free eggs, grass-fed butter, purified water, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Much better for weight-loss efforts than regular bread, Julian Bakery products could contain the best keto bread for you.
SOLA has a ton of keto options, including low-carb hamburger buns, sugar-free ice cream, grain-free granola, keto cereal, and of course a low-carb bread option. Each slice has 4 net carbs but 6 grams of protein too, and you can easily order a full variety pack of their keto products online through Amazon. So try out this brand and see what you like best! The breads come in White Wheat, Deliciously Seeded, and Sweet Oat varieties—plenty of options to suit your taste.
Gluten free and with “no artificial anything” according to its packaging, this flowerless bread has only 3.5 grams of net carbs per savory slice and is made with organic egg, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, baking soda, and organic coconut oil. Due to the egg content, this denser option is closer to banana bread in texture but still perfect for a filling peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Liberated bread varieties come in Coconut and Cashew Creme (at a lower 2.5 grams of net carbs per slice).
Dense with fiber, SlimThin’s plain bread has 0 net carbs per slice, so if you’re committed to a truly keto-friendly bread, this may be the brand for you. It’s not in stores but you can buy it online and store it in your freezer for use when needed. You can even buy it directly from the manufacturer for freshest quality and shop their products for low-carb cakes, cookies, buns, pizza crusts, pastas, and more. All that plus their assortment of zero-carb bread options like Plain, Honey, Cinnamon, Rye, and Everything.
Mikey’s Sandwich Bread has a soufflé-like texture thanks to ingredients like egg whites, almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca starch. At only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, Mikey’s has a store locator option for in-person shopping, and products like their English Muffins (paleo certified, gluten free, grain free, yeast free, dairy free, and with natural stevia sweetener) can be ordered online along with crispy pizza pockets, cassava flour tortillas, muffin tops, and more.
Oasis is more gluten-based with 6 grams of net carbs per slice, but that does make it a lot closer to tasting like regular bread. Made with sprouted wheat berries, non-GMO soy flour, whey protein, and flaxseed, it may be too high in carbs for everyone, but it’s still an option lower in carbs than standard bread.
Perfect for a cheddar spread or personal mini pizza, these sandwich thins are made mostly of cauliflower, are freezable, affordable, gluten free, and only have 3 net carbs each. Perfect for both keto and paleo diets.
Another company focused on low-carb bread alternatives, each serving size (two slices) of the Great Low Carb Bread Co.’s thin-sliced plain bread has only 1 gram of net carbs, a healthy 7 grams of fiber, and a full 7 grams of protein. Ideal for avocado toast or a keto chicken sandwich.
Paleo, soy free, and dairy free, each slice does have 6 grams of net carbs and may not be the best low-carb bread if you’re on the edge of ketosis, but the nutrition facts still show that this bread is nutritionally dense enough to be worth it, with coconut oil, coconut flour, almond flour, cashew butter, honey, almond butter, egg, and sea salt.
Here are a few keto bread recipes, including options for those who are vegan or want to completely avoid an eggy taste in their bread.
Meat Free Keto has a recipe for moist, soft, soy-free, vegan keto bread made with active yeast, coconut flour, psyllium husk, and almond butter.
This recipe from Carine at Sweet As Honey combines almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, flax meal, water, salt, apple cider vinegar, and baking powder to create a soft bread fresh from your very own loaf pan.
Real Balanced has a bread roll recipe combining ground flax seeds, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, and cream of tartar. Perfect for a holiday table and rich with dietary fiber.
Keep in mind that there are also pre-made low-carb bread mixes available that can cut the total time it takes to bake your own bread in half, including options like California Country Gal Bread Mix, Good Dee’s Corn-Free Cornbread Mix, Keto and Co. Flatbread Baking Mix, and this sugar-free Diabetic Kitchen Cheesy Bread Muffin Mix. That being said, whether you want to buy keto bread or bake it yourself, there’s a world of options for you to choose from.