Who else panicked when you learned that you’d have to give up bread on keto? I knew I had to find an easy low carb bread recipe and quickly!
I cringe at the word diet because it implies that you have to live without some things and you will be restricting some foods. What I love about a ketogenic lifestyle is you are not restricting, you are modifying. I wholeheartedly believe that.
If you are a newbie, you might feel like you are being restricted. For example: Can I have rice? Answer: No, you will have to restrict this if you want to be in ketosis. Sorta true, but I like to look at it as, you can have a modified version of rice, such as konjac rice or cauliflower rice.
See: modification, not restriction – do you follow me?
Making Keto Easy
Keto doesn’t have to be hard, in fact, once you get going with it, it is actually extremely easy and the list of foods you can eat, are endless! You can most likely modify any of your favorite family recipes that you enjoyed pre-keto.
In fact, there are tons of recipe cookbooks out there that are specifically focusing on this topic: Family favorites, Your favorite carb-loaded recipes like Macaroni and cheese, and your favorite take-out meals made keto! Seriously, you do not have to do without on this lifestyle.
If you are specifically looking for a meal plan that you can follow, that has taken the guesswork out of planning: Ketogenic Girl’s Accelerated Weight Loss Program might be for you. 28 days of planned meals that include Chicken Wings & Avocado Fries, Chicken Pad Thai, Cinnamon Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream – it’s work checking out! You can find her plan by clicking here.
I for one want to be told exactly what to do when I am starting something new, and I want to try something that works. When I first started keto, the Ketogenic Girl’s Accelerated Weight Loss Program is the exact program that helped me lose 14 lbs in my first month and 40 lbs in 8 months.
Nuts & Seeds
I am grateful for nuts and seeds on a ketogenic diet. I actually would feel more restricted if I couldn’t have them vs. doing without sugar and grains. Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fibers, vitmains and minerals.
They can help regulate your body weight because of their healthy fats and because of their fiber content, not all of their carbohydrates are absorbed for the use of energy. I find nuts very filling because of their fat content, so you need to be careful to not overeat them. If you slowly eat a small handful, you will likely feel satiated following.
This is a really yummy easy low carb bread recipe that I know you will enjoy. Because it is mostly seeds and nuts that make up this bread, it is not glutinous and soft, it comes out hearty and crusty. But this is a perfect bread to serve when entertaining brunch or making a charcuterie board.
So here is the recipe below. Please let me know if you make the recipe and what you think!
Easy Low Carb Bread Recipe: Nut & Seed Bread
Serves: 18 slices
Nutrition: Calories: 186 | Fat: 17 grams | Carbohydrates: 5 grams | Fiber: 3 grams | Protein: 6 grams
- 120 grams almond flour
- 150 grams raw almonds, chopped into small pieces
- 130 grams raw sunflower seeds
- 85 grams raw pumpkin seeds
- 50 grams flax seed meal
- 50 grams chia seeds
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup light tasting oil (Avocado, Light Olive, MCT)
- 5 large eggs
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine all the dry ingredients, stir, set aside
- In a large bowl, whisk 5 eggs & oil, then add in the dry ingredients & fold ingredients with a spatula until they are well mixed into a thick batter
- Pour into a muffin tin that has been covered with parchment paper (easier to remove from the pan)
- Bake for 50 minutes
- Remove from oven, lift out of the baking tin and let sit on a cooling rack, and only when it is cooled to room temperature can you cut it. If you cut when hot or warm, it will likely crumble
- Best served toasted
Meal ideas for Bread:
- Slice bread, toasted topped with smashed avocado & everything but the bagel seasoning on top
- Sliced bread, toasted topped with coconut oil, butter or ghee with almond butter & sugar-free jam
- Sliced bread, toasted topped with two poached eggs & salt
- Openfaced BLT: Sliced bread, toasted and topped with bacon, lettuce & tomato
- Slived bread, toasted with chicken salad or egg salad on top with some microgreens
You can check out all my other yummy keto recipes on my blog – click here & I also have a 50 Keto Recipes for Foodies cookbook that is intended for you to impress yourself in the kitchen! You can buy a copy here.