One of the things that people complain about the most when on the Keto diet is how much they miss bread -and those who say they don’t miss bread are the ones who miss it the most- but being on the Keto is no excuse to be missing out on delicious things like bread.
So we’ve compiled here a few recipes that will more than satisfy any sort of bread craving you have - or any other sort of carb craving that you might have.
Sweet Almond Keto Bread
This is one of the best alternatives for bread you could ever find - it’s packed full of protein and good fats and it will please even those with a sweet tooth.
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- Almond flour, 200g
- Coconut flour, 50g
- ½teaspoon xantham gum to get good consistency
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Coconut oil as needed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 eggs, medium
- Almonds, crushed or sliced
You’ll also need some keto-friendly sweetener.
How to make:
- In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients thoroughly and set aside.
- Beat eggs and sweetener for one minute. Taste to make sure it’s sweet enough for you!
- Preheat oven.
- Pour eggs into dry mixture slowly while you mix at the same time.
- When evenly mixed, pour into a loaf pan. Sprinkle crushed or sliced almonds on top, then into the oven it goes.
- After a little over an hour, take out and let cool before eating.
For extra deliciousness, enjoy this bread along with a tall glass of almond milk.
Now, let’s go with some cookies, shall we?
Low carb cookies
The first thing that any newbie to almond flour should try making is some simple butter cookies. They’re utterly delicious and super easy to make - even if you’ve never baked before, you’ll get these right.
First, a list of ingredients:
- Almond flour
- Butter (or substitutes like margarine, vegan butter)
- Coconut oil
- Keto-friendly sweetener
- A dash of salt
- Vanilla essence
Quantities are up to your taste. But usually you should get about 15 cookies from 1 and a half cups of almond flour.
How to make them:
- Start preheating the oven.
- Prepare your baking sheet by covering the surface with plenty of oil so your cookies don’t stick to it - coconut oil is a plus.
- Get all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix them.
- Heat the butter a little bit so it becomes softer and then add it to the mix - then add the vanilla essence.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Grab a handful of dough, make it into a ball and then place it on top of your baking sheet. Do this until you run out of dough.
- Press down on the dough balls with a fork to make them into cookies (at this point, you could either sprinkle a little shredded coconut on top or some chocolate chips. Or both.)
- Bake until they start turning brown, then remove from the oven and let cool for at least an hour before eating.
You are now officially ready to trick your brain into thinking you’re having carbs, but feeding it something much healthier instead. Enjoy!