I’ve got a holiday and a big fitness challenge coming up this year, so if you follow me on Twitter you’ll have noticed my recent tweets about Keto. It’s short for Ketosis which is basically a process that forces your body to switch to burning fat as a primary energy source. It’s how we all used to operate before humans started processing grains and eating a carbohydrate heavy diet, long sciencey gist of it: by cutting out carbs you can turn yourself back into a super efficient fat-burning caveman!
Anyway, let’s talk food. Unfortunately in order to reach a state of ketosis you’re restricted by what you can eat a fair bit, bread is definitely off the menu. So if you want to satisfy a craving for stodge you’ve got to get creative. This recipe for a low-carb bread alternative is perfect for keto heads!
Keto Bread Fact
1 slice (just one slice!) of bread from the leading brand has 18g of carbohydrates. Half a loaf of keto bread has just 6g!
- 3 large eggs
- 75g ground almonds
- 1.5tsp baking powder
- Large knob of butter (American readers: about 2tbsp)
EDIT: I have lots of American readers who love this recipe and it makes me so happy that my recipe is being baked across the pond! But I do get loads of questions about what the measurements are in cups; I’m afraid us Brits like to be precise and measure everything out in grams what what. But I did find this website which seems to have everything you’ll need. Happy baking!
Quite simply, add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until smooth and aerated. Pour into a greased loaf tin and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 200c.
Easiest. Bread. Ever.
Pour into individual moulds for bread muffins too.
A lack of carbs and a lot of egg means that this bread will not have that dry, crusty consistency like a regular loaf, in fact it’s more like a savoury cake. But hey, you can’t have it all can you? Besides who’s complaining about low-carb cake? Not me! If you want to crisp it up put slices under the grill to toast.
Now top your keto bread with low carb foods and you’ve got yourself a delicious fresh meal. Here I’ve gone for olive oil, pesto, mozzarella, basil and a little red onion, along with simple pork pate.
I found this an excellent substitute for the real bread: it’s light, tasty and really filling. The time it takes to create makes this keto bread so much more convenient as well.
Want to go Keto?
- You must consume less than 20g carbohydrate each day.
- You cannot eat grains, legumes, starches, milk, fruit, yoghurt… anything starchy or sugary is a no go.
- You mustn’t be afraid to eat fat! If you deprive your body of a major energy source like carbs you must replace it with another (nuts, fish, oils, butter, peanut butter, avocado etc) otherwise you’re just starving your body… which is lame.
More Delicious Keto & Low Carb Recipes
Keto Sandwich (Click for Recipe)
Keto Pizza (Click for Recipe)
Courgetti (Click for Recipe)
Even More Low Carb Recipes (Click Here)
You can check out all of my keto, paleo and low carb recipes, HERE.
Further Reading: You can also learn more about the science behind Ketogenic diets from these nerdy beefcakes.