Keto Bread: The Best Kinds and Some Must Try Bread Recipes
It feels like every year there’s another diet that bursts onto the scene and convinces millions of people to give it a try. In the last few years, the Keto diet has fit this description while proving its worth as more than just a fad. As an effective type of low carb diet, followers of Keto often feel like they need to remove bread from their diet.
Bread is the poster food for carbs but that doesn’t mean you need to give it up as part of the Keto diet. You can still enjoy bread and buns, bake some yourself or even make certain recipes that include bread. All you need is the right Keto bread and recipe in hand.
To start, let’s introduce you to the Keto diet and what makes certain breads and buns Keto-friendly. In addition, we’ll introduce you to some fun and tasty bread recipes so you can make your own low carb bread in a breeze.
What is the Keto Diet?
The Ketogenic diet was first introduced as a potential treatment for epilepsy in the 1920s. With the rise of medication and other medical advances, the diet was used less by physicians but in the 1970s was reborn as a high-fat, good-protein and low carb diet. This diet encourages the body to produce ketones in the liver, and this energy burns fat with more efficiency than carbs.
The idea with the Keto diet is to reduce glucose in your body. Since glucose will be used as a main energy source, your body will store fat. By having less glucose and carbs in your diet, your body is induced into ketosis, a state where the body produces ketones. When ketones act as your main primary source, you burn more fat, weight loss can be easier and there are believed to be other physical and mental benefits.
If you’re on the keto diet, you should avoid eating:
- Grains like wheat and rice
- Sugar including maple syrup and honey
- Vegetables like potatoes
- Fruits like apples and oranges
It’s not all about sacrifice though. Here are the foods that the Keto diet encourages you to eat:
- Meats like beef, poultry, lamb and most types of fish
- Greens like kale, Swiss chard and collard greens
- Dairy products including cheese, butter, margarine and cream
- Sweeteners like stevia
- Nuts and seeds
- Berries like raspberries and blackberries
- Anything high in saturated fat like salad dressing and avocadoes
Judging by the list of approved foods, you can see why the Keto diet is so popular. The only thing missing from the list is bread. Delicious, fluffy and flavourful bread.
What Makes a Bread Keto-friendly?
A Keto bread is just any bread that’s low carb. They are often made with additional Keto approved ingredients like eggs. These breads can be made from products like flax, tend to be denser and can be part of a paleo diet or a diabetic diet.
Don’t be misled to think that these breads need to be dry and tasteless. Many brands have perfected their recipe and offer delicious breads that some even prefer to high carb options. We recommend trying out a few different brands and types to find one that you love and want to eat every day.
The Low Carb Grocery Selection
We offer a wide selection of Keto breads that our customers absolutely love. Here are some of the more popular brands we carry:
Bakers Deluxe is one brand we have trouble keeping in stock. It costs between $8.50 and $10.00 and is available in plain, everything, sesame, superflax, pumpernickel, raisin bread with cinnamon and rye (with caraway seed). Bakers Deluxe also make a wonderful hamburger bun.
UnBun offers a Keto and Paleo friendly alternative to the regular white or whole wheat buns. These buns are made with almonds, coconut, flax, egg white and apple cider vinegar. In addition to being low carb, they are gluten-free and grain free.
For those with more unique tastes, Joseph’s Bakery makes an excellent lavash, tortillas and pita bread made with flax, oat bran and whole wheat. Lavash is worth trying for fans of Middle Eastern bread. It’s soft, unleavened and made in a tandoor, giving it a crispy texture.
If Taco Tuesday is a weekly tradition for you and your family then try Joseph’s Bakery tortillas. They are high in protein and contain ingredients that promote heart health. Oh, and don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like cardboard at all. In fact, many of our customers swear by these tortillas because of their authentic taste.
You can purchase these Keto breads or view our entire selection here.
Keto Bread Recipes
If you are on a Keto diet but like the fun and heavenly scent of baking your own bread, enjoy these recipes:
A Great Bread for Sandwiches
This recipe creates the perfect bread to contain the piles of meat and low carb vegetables on your sandwich. It’s also nice to know that low carb won’t result in you having to eat roast beef wrapped in iceberg lettuce. It’s even perfect for French toast or paninis.
This bread requires a lot of eggs combined with a fat like ghee, a butterfat that is cooked for a long time. It’s delicious and has been a popular cooking fat in parts of the world like India for centuries. Besides eggs and ghee, the ingredients are only baking powder, sea salt and almond flour.
Who doesn’t love sourdough bread with its fluffy center and crusty exterior. Keto dieters can make this delectable grain free cashew sourdough bread. All you must do is chop 10 ounces of cashews, four ounces of filtered water, 2 large eggs, ½ tsp. baking soda, ¼ tsp. sea salt and one egg yolk. The trick is in adding some probiotic powder. This makes the bread sour and can be found at most health food store.
A great bread for dipping or to turn into crostini by topping with some of your favourite flavours.
Naan is a leavened flatbread that is traditional in Indian cuisine. To make a low carb version calls for coconut flour, ground psyllium husk powder, baking powder, salt, sea salt and melted coconut oil. It’s super easy to make, pairs beautifully with garlic butter and can be included with most Keto-friendly meals.
Naan is a nice alternative for those who don’t love Keto bread. It can be used for any sandwich or wrap that usually includes pita.
Enjoy Delicious Keto Bread
Keto bread can be just as delicious and satisfying as regular bread! Best of all, there’s variety and it allows you to enjoy some of your favourite meals like sandwiches or French toast. Breads like Bakers Deluxe even let you enjoy a simple piece of toast in the morning, which not long ago was a luxury to those on low carb diets.
Be sure to peruse our selection of breads, pitas and wraps and to shop for the ingredients you need to prepare the best breads and wonderful appetizers and entrees to accompany them. With bread as your canvass, you can enjoy low carb meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner with ease and delight.
So, what are you waiting for? Get baking today!