Keto Bread - 0.6 g carbs (Flaxseed Bread) - Elavegan (2024)

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This easy keto bread with just 3 main ingredients, and only 0.6 g net carbs per slice, is crusty and perfect for toasting and sandwiches. Plus, the flaxseed bread is 100% gluten-free, wheat-free, flourless, low-carb, sugar-free, oil-free, yeast-free, paleo-friendly, egg-free, dairy-free (vegan), and can be made grain-free!

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Diet-Friendly Keto Flaxseed Bread

No matter your dietary requirements, no one should have to forego bread. Over the years, I’ve made plenty of gluten-free bread loaves, rolls, and baguettes. However, if you’re looking for a gluten-free bread that is also high in fiber and protein, and low-carb (keto!), this flaxseed bread recipe is a must-try.

The fiber helps to keep you full for longer while supporting a healthy gut. Meanwhile, flaxseeds are also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-lipoic acid), which help to lower total cholesterol. Plus, it’s low GI, meaning no blood sugar spikes, unlike regular bread.

With just 3 main ingredients, where ground flaxseed is key, this linseed bread has an earthy, nutty flavor and relies on baking powder and psyllium husk to double (or even triple) in size while baking without the need for yeast. The resulting bread is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside, without being dry and gritty like other keto bread.

Best of all, by ditching the yeast and gluten, this low-carb flax bread requires no mixer, kneading, or rising time and just 10 minutes to prep. Mix, shape, and bake the dough—no special equipment or skills are required. You might also like this recipe for high-protein lentil bread orketo almond flour tortillas.

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The Ingredients

Just three ingredients, plus salt and water, are needed to prepare this keto flaxseed bread recipe.

  • Flax seeds: I use whole golden flaxseeds (also called linseeds) for this gluten-free bread that I grind into a fine flour. I don’t recommend using brown flaxseed, as the smell and flavor is far more robust. Do NOT use pre-ground flaxseed meal, as that won’t work since some brands are defatted.
  • Psyllium husk powder: This ingredient is essential for helping this gluten-free and wheat-free bread mimic gluten dough, making it easier to work with. Plus, it helps the bread to double (or even triple) in size.
  • Baking powder: This will provide the yeast-free bread with lift. You could experiment (I haven’t tried it myself) with 3/4 tsp baking soda and a little vinegar or lemon juice for a grain-free (paleo) bread recipe, or use grain-free baking powder.
  • Salt: A small amount of salt will enhance the flavor of the bread.
  • Hot water: To bring the dough to the correct consistency and make it pliable.

For thefull ingredients list, measurements, complete recipe method, and nutritional information, read the recipe card below.

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How to Make Keto Flaxseed Bread?

  • First, preheat the oven to 356F/180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Then, blend the flaxseeds in an electric spice/coffee grinder (or small blender) until floury. Transfer the flaxseed meal to a medium-large bowl.

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  • Add the remaining dry ingredients (psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and salt), and stir with a spoon.

If you only have whole psyllium husk, grind that into a powder after the flax seeds and measure it after grinding!

  • Pour in the hot water and mix with the spoon, kneading it with your hands once it’s cool enough to handle.

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  • Transfer the bread dough to the prepared baking sheet and shape it into a round disk.
  • Lightly wet the top of the dough and sprinkle it with extra whole flax seeds, then bake the gluten-free bread for 45-50 minutes, until it doubles (or even triples) in size and has a golden brown crust. Finally, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and enjoying it!

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You can enjoy this low-carb bread slathered with hummus, to make avocado toast, for other toasts and sandwiches, and to dip into soups and stews.

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Storage Instructions

Store: Once cooled, store any leftover vegan bread tightly covered/ in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days.

Freeze: You can also freeze this keto bread, either whole or sliced with parchment paper between the slices (to defrost only as much as needed each time) for up to 3 months.

Thaw at room temperature, or thaw/reheat slices in a toaster oven/microwave.

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FAQs

Can I add more flavor to the flaxseed bread recipe?

Just like regular bread, you can add more nutrients and flavor to the linseed bread with the addition of your favorite fresh or dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, Italian seasoning, etc.), spices (onion/garlic powder, etc.), sun-dried tomatoes, minced jalapeños, or some olives. You could even sprinkle some extra seeds (like sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds, etc.) over the top.

How many carbs does one slice of this keto bread have?

One slice (from 11 slices) of this healthy low-carb bread contains less than 0.6 g net carbs, which is extremly low! This keto bread contains mainly fiber that helps to keep you full for longer and is very beneficial for a healthy gut.

Why is there a large air bubble in the low-carb bread?

If you don’t grind the golden flax meal fine enough, it can cause issues with the structural integrity of this yeast-free bread. That can mean large air bubbles or even the crust pulling away from the bread within.

Can I use a bread loaf pan?

I haven’t tried it, though it should work. However, the baking time may need adjusting.

Why is my flax bread bitter?

Flaxseeds become rancid quickly and become bitter. Before making the low-carb bread, smell and taste the seeds. When fresh, they should have a mellow, nutty flavor and aroma.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use home-ground flax seeds: They’ll taste much better and fresher than pre-ground seeds (which often won’t work if you use a brand of flaxseed that has been defatted). Note that the finer the meal, the better the bread will hold together. Sifting it and re-grinding leftovers will help make a really fine flour.
  • Allow to cool completely: Leave it to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Shape the dough to your liking: Instead of one large loaf, feel free to make smaller bread rolls or baguettes and adjust the baking time as needed.

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Other Gluten-free ‘Bread’ Recipes

  • Gluten-Free Bread Rolls (German Brötchen)
  • Vegan Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks
  • Potato Flatbread
  • 2-Ingredient Lentil Tortillas
  • Chickpea Flour Tortillas
  • Gluten-Free Pita Bread
  • Gluten-Free Naan

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Keto Flaxseed Bread

Author: Michaela Vais

This easy keto bread with just 3 main ingredients, and only 0.6 g net carbs per slice, is crusty and perfect for toasting and sandwiches. Plus, the flaxseed bread is 100% gluten-free, wheat-free, flourless, low-carb, sugar-free, oil-free, yeast-free, paleo-friendly, egg-free, dairy-free (vegan), and can be made grain-free!

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Servings 11 slices

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Instructions

  • You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions. I recommend using metric measurements for exact results.

    First, preheat the oven to 356 °F/180 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  • Then, blend the flaxseeds in an electric spice/coffee grinder (or small blender) until floury. Transfer the flaxseed meal to a medium-large bowl.

  • Add the remaining dry ingredients (psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and salt), and stir with a spoon.

    If you only have whole psyllium husk, grind that into a powder after the flax seeds and measure it after grinding!

  • Pour in the hot water and mix with the spoon, kneading it with your hands for some seconds, once it’s cool enough to handle.

  • Transfer the bread dough to the prepared baking sheet and shape it into a round disk.

  • Wet the top of the dough and sprinkle it with extra whole flax seeds, then bake the bread for about 50 minutes, until it doubles (or even triples) in size and has a golden brown crust.

    Please note that it might take longer as each oven is different.

  • Finally, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and enjoying it!

Notes

  • Use home-ground flax seeds: Note that the finer the meal, the better the bread will hold together. Do NOT use pre-ground flaxseed meal, as that won't work, since some brands are defatted.
  • Make sure to use grain-free baking powder if you have to avoid corn.
  • Shape the dough to your liking: Instead of one loaf, feel free to make smaller bread rolls or baguettes and adjust the baking time as needed.
  • You can add more flavor to the bread with the addition of your favorite fresh or dried herbs, spices, sun-dried tomatoes, minced jalapeños, or some olives.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Flaxseed Bread

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount per Serving

Calories

128

% Daily Value*

Saturated Fat

0.8

g

4

%

Sodium

115

mg

5

%

Potassium

260

mg

7

%

Carbohydrates

0.57

g

%

Fiber

9.2

g

37

%

Sugar

0.3

g

%

Protein

4

g

8

%

Vitamin C

0.1

mg

%

Calcium

105

mg

11

%

Iron

1.3

mg

7

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically

Equipment

1 Electric coffee/spice grinder*

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