Want an easy low-carb and keto bread? Try this gluten-free coconut flour psyllium husk bread recipe. It's a tasty addition to serve with breakfast or dinner.
Why you'll love it
This is a quick bread that reminds me of wheat bread. I created this recipe back when I did an egg fast since it is a fantastic way to use lots of eggs.
Meals on an egg fast are super simple to make, so I never worry about making dinner after work.
One of the things I've grown to love over the years is fried eggs with runny yolks. They've become a regular breakfast for me on the weekends.
However, when I do regular low-carb high-fat meals, I like to have a toast to dip into the egg yolks.
I'm not really sure who started the low-carb psyllium bread trend. One of the first recipes I found was Maria Emmerich's Amazing Bread.
I came up with this low-carb coconut flour bread recipe, and I was pretty happy with how it came out.
It's a fantastic way to enjoy bread on the keto diet and is great for those who are gluten-free or paleo as well.
This is one of the best keto bread recipes because it is so easy to make, especially if you have a food processor.
It's a dairy-free bread and is one of my most popular keto recipes because it only uses a few simple ingredients.
Psyllium husk powder
This psyllium husk bread is somewhat dense. The psyllium adds a nice texture and covers up the taste of the coconut flour and eggs.
I used a whole psyllium husk and then created my own psyllium powder.
Coconut flour is an excellent source of healthy fats and fiber. It balances out the moisture in the bread as well.
Baking soda and powder
You will need both baking soda and baking powder to help this low-carb bread rise. It is what prevents it from being too dense.
You will need egg whites and whole eggs to emulsify all the ingredients and make it rise without tasting too eggy.
A combination of coconut oil and olive oil provides healthy fats and moisture to the keto bread.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Use a combination of egg whites and whole eggs. If you try to use all whole eggs, the bread might have a slight ammonia smell.
- Use a food processor. This chops ups and combines all the ingredients perfectly.
- Add nutritional yeast for flavor. You can also try to add a little bit of vanilla extract.
Here's how to make bread from psyllium husk powder so it tastes just like wheat bread.
Before you begin, preheat the oven and then prepare the loaf pan. If you use a silicone pan, you don't have to grease it or add parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or large mixing bowl. Pulse in food processor or mix with electric mixer until well combined.
Bake the bread
Pour the batter into a lined baking pan. Bake the bread until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
️ Serving suggestions
There are a lot of different ways you can use this keto bread. Try it out in other keto breakfast recipes by slicing it up to make French toast!
Spread cream cheese on top and enjoy a high-fat piece of toast.
You can also use this bread as keto hamburger buns. Then make some air fryer hamburgers.
There are many different ways to make this keto bread.
The dough is fairly thick, so I believe it could be rolled into rolls instead of poured into a loaf pan.
You could also try it in donut molds to make bagels. Then, just top the bagels with sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning.
This is an easy recipe for low-carb baking because you can add many different things. Make it sweeter by adding a little sugar substitute and cinnamon.
Gluten-free baking normally uses xanthan gum, but I used baking powder and baking soda and it turned out great.
You could also use flax eggs instead of eggs.
Before we get to the printable recipe card, here are some questions people often ask about this psyllium husk bread recipe.
Many of the low-carb, gluten-free breads I've seen lately use only egg whites, resulting in a light-rise bread that doesn't taste so eggy. There seems to be a learning curve, though, because if you take the bread out too early, it may collapse.
I didn't want to risk any of that, and I didn't have the time to experiment, so I used whole eggs in this bread like I always do. I think the psyllium helps cover up some of the eggy taste.
I got this great 8x4 silicone bread pan off Amazon, and it saves me the hassle of greasing or lining the pan with parchment paper. The bread just pops right out of the pan with no greasing.
The pan seems to be of high quality, so it should last a long time. And it has a steel rim at the top, so it keeps its shape and doesn't flop around on the top.
After spreading it into the pan, I smoothed out the top of the dough and gave it a rounded shape like bread often has after baking. The dough did rise a bit in the oven thanks to the eggs and baking soda, which are the leaveners.
No, you cannot substitute almond flour for psyllium husk powder or coconut flour in this keto bread.
If you enjoyed this keto bread with psyllium husk powder, here are some more keto breads you should try next. They are some of my favorites!
- Keto Soft Pretzels are delicious as a snack or even lunch and come out so fluffy!
- Coconut Flour Bagels are perfect for breakfast or lunch.
- Wonder Bread Chaffle is a fantastic keto-friendly wheat bread replacement.
- Keto Dinner Rolls are the perfect side dish for any meal and always come out flaky and warm.
- Buttery Keto Croissants are the best kind of keto bread for a family dinner or to serve with your low-carb lunch.
Coconut Flour Psyllium Husk Bread - Paleo
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- If not using silicone pan, grease or line pan with parchment paper. I used an 8x4-in pan.
- Dump all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a mixing bowl with electric mixer.
- Spread batter into 8x4 loaf pan. Smooth top.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until edges are brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Let bread sit in pan for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan and allow to cool completely on rack.
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 127 [carbohydrates] => 6 [protein] => 3 [fat] => 13.3 [sodium] => 243 [fiber] => 4.1 [serving_unit] => slice )
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First published on May 27, 2015. Post updated on July 5, 2022, with additional recipe information and new photos.