This a great keto bread recipe for busy days when you don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. It's incredibly fluffy, low in carbs and high in protein. It's the perfect vessel for just about any topping you can think of.
This white bread recipe is adapted from my 90 Second Keto Bread. I wanted to create a lower calorie, lower fat and higher protein version similar to Maria Emmerich's popular Protein Sparing Bread but with additional nut flour for texture.
How to Make Quick White Keto Bread
All you need to make this easy grain-free bread is almond flour, psyllium powder, protein powder, cream of tartar, salt and egg whites.
You'll need to beat the egg whites with cream of tartar (or apple cider vinegar). This will stabilize the egg whites and keep them fluffy. Then you'll slowly beat in the remaining ingredients until well combined
You'll then transfer the mixture in a square microwave-friendly container (or beat directly in it like I did), and cook in the microwave until fully set. This should take about just 90 seconds.
I tested four recipes before I ended up with the version I wanted. The third was almost perfect but needed some more tweaks. Here's what I learnt:
- Don't use whole eggs. You want light and fluffy texture. Whole eggs are also more likely to make the bread taste eggy.
- Don't use just protein powder but instead combine it with nut or seed flours. It may be down to the fact that this is a microwave recipe and too much protein powder makes it dense and very spongy. My first two attempts failed because I used too much protein powder (3 tbsp instead of 1 tbsp). After a few hours they were hard as cardboard and the taste wasn't good either.
- Wondering which protein powder to use? Unflavored, plain egg white protein powder, powdered egg whites or whey protein powder will all work well in this recipe. I tried them all.
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Nut-Free Quick Keto Bread
If you need to make this keto bread nut-free, replace the almond flour with the same amount (1/4 cup) of ground sunflower seeds. The bread won't be white but it will be just as fluffy.
I haven't tried using coconut flour but if you do, start with 1 1/2 tbsp coconut flour. Coconut flour is dense so the egg whites will be more deflated and the bread won't be as fluffy as the one made with almond flour.
Do I Have to Use Protein Powder and Psyllium?
I tried the exact same recipe but without protein powder and also without psyllium. It was good when toasted but otherwise it didn't rise as much and was too moist. Instead of skipping these ingredients, use some of the alternatives below but keep in mind they won't produce the same results.
If you want to avoid protein powder, you will need to add about 2 tablespoons of almond flour, or 1 1/2 teaspoons of coconut flour.
If you want to avoid using psyllium powder, you can either add 2 tablespoons of almond flour or 1 teaspoon of flax meal or 1 teaspoon of ground chia seeds.
You can make this in the oven too! While I haven't tested this myself, I'll give you some general tips based on my experience with similar recipes.
If you don't have a microwave, pour in a small ovenproof baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake at 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional) until fully set and lightly browned on top. Depending on the size of the container, this should take 15-20 minutes. The smaller the container, the longer it will take to bake through as the bread will be thicker. If you use the oven, it's better to double or triple the recipe.
What To Do with Leftover Egg Yolks
Use any leftover egg yolks to make some Low-Carb Lemon Curd, Creamy Keto Vanilla Ice Cream or our Super Creamy Keto Vanilla Popsicles. You can even use the egg yolks to make some Creamy Keto Coffee for breakfast.
How to Use Keto White Bread
You can use this easy Low-carb 90 Second Bread to make Keto French Toast, Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwich or even this Keto Bread Pudding.
I topped mine with a generous layer of creamy mascarpone cheese and some of my Chunky Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam. Sweet or savory, the options are endless!
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Serving size bread, 2 slices
Allergy information for 90 Second Keto White Bread
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, bread, 2 slices)
Net carbs3.2 grams
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 34%, fat 60%
Total carbs7.4 gramsFiber4.3 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat1 gramsSodium341 mg(15% RDA)Magnesium74 mg(19% RDA)Potassium361 mg(18% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 serving)
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