The BEST KETO Bread!
I’ve been trying out bread recipes without grains for 10 years. This is by far the best!
I made it as a bread and not buns.
I like the method using boiling water. I also first whip the egg whites. Makes it a lot more fluffy.
Method 1 (with boiling water)
Mix all the dry ingredients and then add eggs, egg whites and boiling water (as shown in the steps below). This amazing method is found on Maria Emmerich’s blog Keto Adapted.
Method 2 (with lukewarm water)
Another method that also results in fluffy bread buns:
Mix the dry ingredients apart from psyllium husk powder.
In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: eggs, egg whites, lukewarm water with psyllium husk powder.
Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and process well.
Ingredients (makes 10 buns):
1 ½ cup almond flour (almond meal) (150 g / 5.3 oz)
⅔ cup psyllium husks – will be powdered, or ⅓ cup psyllium husk powder (40 g / 1.4 oz)
½ cup coconut flour (60 g / 2.1 oz)
½ cup flaxmeal (75 g / 2.6 oz) – or use more almond flour instead
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cream of tartar or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt (pink Himalayan or sea salt)
5 tbsp sesame seeds (or sunflower, flax, poppy seeds) or 1-2 tbsp caraway seeds ( I used Chipotle pepper and smoked paprika instead)
Optional: 2 tbsp Erythritol (20g / 0.7 oz)
6 large egg whites ( I will post a recipe for Peanut butter pudding using the yolks!)
2 large eggs
2 cups water, boiling or lukewarm depending on the method – see intro (480 ml / 16 fl oz)
Tips & substitutions:
If making a loaf instead of buns, bake for 75 minutes! Do not use a silicon loaf pan – use a metallic one instead.
For best results, use a kitchen scale when measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand or if you make you own ingredients (like flaxmeal from flaxseeds). Psyllium absorbs lots of water.
When baking with psyllium, you must remember to drink enough water throughout the day to prevent constipation!
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C. Use a kitchen scale to measure all the ingredients carefully.
Ultimate Keto Buns
Do not use whole psyllium husks – if you cannot find psyllium husk powder, use a blender or coffee grinder and process until fine. If you get already prepared psyllium husk powder, remember to weigh it before adding to the recipe. I used whole psyllium husks which I grinded myself. Do not use just measure cups – different products have different weights per cup!
Mix all the dry ingredients apart from the sesame seeds in a bowl (almond flour, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, psyllium powder, garlic and onion powder, Erythritol, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt).
Add the egg whites and eggs and process well using a mixer until the dough is thick. Add boiling water and mix until well combined.
Using a spoon, make the buns and place them on a non-stick baking tray or a parchment paper. They will grow in size, so make sure to leave some space between them. You can even use small tart trays. Top each of the buns with sesame seeds (or any other seeds) and press them into the dough, so they don’t fall out. Place in the oven and cook for 45-50 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let the tray cool down and place the buns on a rack to cool down to room temperature. Store them at room temperature if you plan to use them in the next couple of days or store in the freezer for future use.
Top with butter or cream cheese, burger meat or any topping you like. Enjoy!
Tip: To save time, mix all the dry ingredients ahead and store in a zip-lock bag and add a label with the number of servings. When ready to be baked, just add the wet ingredients!