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  • What Is Flaxseed Bread?
  • How To Make Flaxseed Bread
  • Flaxseed Keto Bread FAQs
  • Storage Instructions
  • More Keto Bread Recipes
  • Tools To Make Flaxseed Bread
  • Recipe Reviews

Low carb almond flour bread is one of the most popular recipes here on Wholesome Yum. But one of the most common questions I get about it is whether the psyllium husk powder can be replaced with something, especially flaxseed meal. So here it is: my easy keto flaxseed bread recipe with almond flour!

Low carb flax bread is very similar to the kind made with psyllium, with a few small tweaks. It has a softer texture, is slightly less chewy, has a mild nutty flavor, and still absolutely delicious. And before you worry about this healthy flaxseed keto bread being complicated or difficult, know that it takes just 10 minutes to prep!

What Is Flaxseed Bread?

This keto flax bread is a healthy bread made with nutritious almond flour and flax seed meal. It’s keto, low carb, and naturally gluten-free!

The flax imparts a slightly nutty flavor to the bread. It’s delicious all on its own, or with easy toppings like keto chicken salad.

How To Make Flaxseed Bread

Let’s make this flaxseed almond meal bread recipe! You’ll have warm, fresh bread in less than an hour.

  • Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, sweetener, and sea salt.

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  • Add wet ingredients. Add eggs, melted butter, and warm water, mixing well to create air bubbles, then stir in flax seeds.

TIP: You can whisk the wet ingredients separately first and then pour in if you like, as pictured below. I often skip that step and add the wet ingredients right into the dry, just make sure to mix well. And, make sure your eggs are at room temperature, otherwise the melted butter may either solidify or cook the eggs.

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  • Transfer to a pan. Smooth the top evenly, forming a rounded top. Sprinkle with more flaxseeds if you like.

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  • Bake flaxseed keto bread. It’s done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the top is crusty and brown. Cool completely before removing from pan.

TIP: It will pass the toothpick test before it’s completely done, so make sure the top is very crusty, too.

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Flaxseed Keto Bread FAQs

Is flaxseed bread healthy?

Yes, this flaxseed bread recipe is good for you! It’s loaded with healthy fat, protein, and fiber.

Is flaxseed bread gluten-free?

It doesn’t have to be, depending on what else is in it – but yes, this is gluten-free flax bread.

Can you eat flaxseed bread on keto?

The amount of carbs in flaxseed bread will vary recipe to recipe. Some versions are made with wheat flour – NOT keto.

So, is this flaxseed bread keto friendly? Yes, this recipe sure is!

I used a blend of flax and almond flour for a bread that’s keto, low carb, and packed with nutritious ingredients.

Can I sub coconut flour for almond flour?

No, coconut flour absorbs a lot more moisture, so it can’t be substituted 1:1 with any other alternative flours. If you want to use coconut flour, use this coconut flour bread recipe instead.

Do you have to use golden flaxseed meal?

No, regular flaxseed meal will work as well. However, golden flaxseed meal has a much more mild, neutral flavor, so I recommend it.

How should you cut flax meal bread?

First, be sure your bread has cooled completely before slicing.

Then, like any other bread, use a serrated bread knife with a gentle see-saw motion. Using a chef’s knife or pressing straight down may cause it to crumble.

Storage Instructions

How to store flaxseed keto bread

Store this flaxseed meal bread in an airtight container for 4-7 days.

Can you freeze flax bread?

Yes, you can freeze it for 2-3 months.

I recommend slicing and freezing the slices in a single layer, then transferring to a freezer bag once solid. That way, you can grab slices as needed.

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More Keto Bread Recipes

If you like this easy flaxseed bread recipe, you might also like some of these other low carb keto bread recipes:

  • Keto Garlic Cheese Bread – This pull-apart bread is SO good! Yeast and fathead dough give it texture like real cheesy bread.
  • Fathead Dinner Rolls – Serve with soup or salads, or with a dinner main.
  • Keto Coconut Flour Bread – Looking for a nut-free low carb bread? This one is made with coconut flour and is loaded with crunchy seeds!
  • 90 Second Keto Bread – For those moments when you need bread… like NOW!
  • Keto Bagels – One of the most popular recipes on my site, with hundreds of 5-star reviews!

Tools To Make Flaxseed Bread

Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.

  • Glass Nesting Bowls – These bowls can be used for mixing up flax bread, but are nice enough to use for serving, too!
  • Nonstick Loaf Pan – I love this line of pans, and the bread pan is no exception.
  • Bread Knife – It’s important to use a bread knife when cutting into this flaxseed flour bread recipe. This is a great one.

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Flaxseed Bread (Healthy & Keto!)

This easy flaxseed bread recipe tastes like a nutty multi-grain bread, without any grains. Gluten-free, keto, & just 3g net carbs per slice!

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 45 minutes

Total: 55 minutes

Author: Maya Krampf from Wholesome Yum

Servings: 18 (adjust to scale recipe)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line the bottom of a 9x5 in (23x13 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, Besti, and sea salt.

  3. Stir in the eggs and melted butter, then finally the warm water. Try to mix it well to create air bubbles. Stir in the flax seeds.

  4. Transfer the batter to the lined baking pan. Smooth the top evenly, forming a rounded top. Sprinkle more flax seeds over top if desired.

  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean and the top is crusty and brown. (Important: It will pass the toothpick test before it's completely done, so make sure the top is very crusty, too.) Cool completely before removing from the pan.

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Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 slice (1/2" thick)

Nutrition Facts

Amounts per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.




Total Carbs8.7g

Net Carbs3g



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Calories: 257 kcal

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