Keto & Primal Soul Bread

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The popular Soul Bread has been developed by Souls Song and the members of the Atkins and LCHF – The Road to Success Facebook group. It's so popular it even has its own Facebook group!

I discovered Soul Bread a couple of months ago when several members in our KetoDiet Support Group shared their amazingly looking bread recipes. I've heard so much praise about this low-carb bread that I decided to give it a try myself.

My friend Lisa of Low-Carb Yum posted a thorough review of the original recipe on her blog. One of the advantages of this bread is that it's not crumbly and holds perfectly together so you can slice it really thin. You'll get 14-16 slices from just one loaf.

In my tweaked version, I left out the baking powder and adjusted the amount of baking soda and cream of tartar to make up for it. I also made it primal-friendly by using glucomannan powder instead of xanthan gum. Lastly, I skipped the sweetener but you can add a few drops of stevia if needed.

The taste is neutral which makes this grain-free bread suitable for both sweet and savoury meals. It goes well with butter & chia jam or with savoury toppings like ham & cheese. We ate half of the loaf with butter and I used the remaining slices for making keto-friendly French Toast (recipe coming soon!).

The texture is slightly more dense than regular bread. My loaf didn't rise as much as on some of the photos I've seen, but that might be down to me being impatient and opening the oven! Avoid that if you can and just wait for 45-50 minutes :-)

Finally, there are lots of variations of Soul Bread at Low Carbe Diem - make sure you check them out too!


Nutritional values (per serving, 1 slice)

1.3 grams 0.3 grams 14.7 grams 18.1 grams 9 grams 213 calories
Total Carbs1.6grams
Net Carbs1.3grams
of which Saturated9grams
Magnesium and potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2%), protein (26%), fat (72%)

Ingredients (makes 1 loaf/ 14 slices)

Note: Not all whey protein products will work. The creators of the original Soul Bread recommend Isopure Whey Protein Isolate or Hoosier Hill Farm Whey Protein Powder Isolate. I live in the UK so I used unflavoured whey protein from Pulsin which worked well.


  1. Preheat the oven to 165 C/ 325 F. Place the cream cheese and salt in a bowl and beat with a hand whisk. Keto & Primal Soul Bread
  2. Add melted ghee, olive oil, ... Keto & Primal Soul Bread
  3. ... heavy whipping cream and eggs. Beat until well combined. Keto & Primal Soul Bread
  4. Place the baking soda, cream of tartar and glucomannan powder in a sieve and sift in the batter while stirring. Then, sift in the protein powder and keep stirring to avoid clumping.
    I think I could even use psyllium husk powder instead of xanthan gum but I haven't tried it. My guess would be 2-3 teaspoons of psyllium husk powder instead of 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum or glucomannan powder. Keto & Primal Soul Bread
  5. Pour the batter in a loaf pan (I used a silicon loaf pan like this one) and place in the oven. Bake for 50 minutes or until until set inside. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. Keto & Primal Soul Bread
  6. Slice and serve with butter or your favourite sandwich filling! Keep a few slices in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze in batches for up to 3 months. Keto & Primal Soul Bread

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By Martina Slajerova
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I am of the keto diet. I'm struggling to find foods I like. I have made Cloud Bread and it works well for sandwiches but eaten on the side is not good. Cream of tartar leaves a bitter taste to the bread.  I want to try your bread but I am concerned that it will have that bitter taste too. Any suggestions on how to get rid of that taste? Thanks!


Hi Marcia, I didn't notice any bitter taste - there is such as small amount that it won't make a difference to the taste. Or you can use apple cider vinegar instead (2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon).


Correction to my previous query...its 33gms fat per 100gms in the   Philadelphia cream cheese i get here. You mentioned previously you use cream cheese with 21gms fat per 100gms.


Hi Sonia, yes, the one I use is 21.5 grams of fat per 100 g and it is Philadelphia as well! It's the "original" one so I don't think there is any other with higher fat content - unless it's different for Australia?


Thanx for the response Martina. Just saw your response.  Already Made the bread 2nd time today with the same cream cheese..cut down on Olive oil by adding only 2tbsp. Its in the oven and my fingers are crossed that it will come out fine. This Philedelphia cream cheese i have available here has per 100gms...33gms fat...2.6gms carbs and 7gms protein. My concern was that it was inadvertently skewing up my macros. The Australian cream cheese alone adds more than 40gms fat to your recipe.


Hi Martina..
I live in Singapore and can only find Australian made Philadelphia cream cheese with a whopping 39 gms of fat per 100gms. Can the quantities of other fats be reduced? If yes, can you please give an estimate of quantities. Have been wanting to try the soul bread but unable to find cream cheese with lower fat content.Thanks for the lovely recipes that have made keto easier to follow.


If you do need to lower your fat intake, then I suppose you could skip the ghee and use almond milk instead (just a guess) - or use more olive oil (will have the same amount of fats but they are healthier). If you need to reduce it even more, try using almond milk instead of both ghee and olive oil (again, just a guess). Or you can try my other bread recipe that contains fewer calories per slice: Low-Carb & Paleo Bread - The Ultimate Guide


Thanks for the reply Martina. May i know which brand of cream cheese you use in your recipes? I can then look for that brand with the lower fat content of 21gms per 100 gms (as told by you in one of your posts).Then i can stick to your recipe and not compromise on taste and quality of soul bread.Thanks so much for taking the time to clarify.


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