Are you looking for a tried and true low carb bread recipe that has been adequately tested? Check out the keto friendly Soul Bread recipe!
Have you heard of Soul Bread? It's an amazing low carb bread recipe that's easy to make and has only 1 gram carb per slice.
The bread is named after Souls Song who set out to develop the perfect low carb bread recipe. She got help perfecting her recipe from others who tried the recipe and offered ideas in the Atkins and LCHF - The Road to Success Facebook group.
Low carb Soul Bread became an instant hit and variations of the bread started to pop up everywhere. I learned about the low carb bread recipe on Facebook when a member of the Atkins and LCHF group contacted me to share the recipe on the Low Carb Yum Facebook page.
Although I shared the recipe on my low carb recipe page, it didn't get much engagement and very few people saw it. So, I decided to give the recipe a try and share my thoughts on the recipe here on my blog where it would be seen by a lot more people.
Low Carb Soul Bread
Soul Bread uses whey protein as the low carb flour substitute. There are a lot of different whey protein brands out there and some did not produce great results.
The creators of the recipe recommend using the two brands that tested well. These brands are Nature’s Best ISOPURE Whey Protein and Hoosier Hill Farm Whey Protein Powder.
I used the Hoosier Hill Farm brand of whey protein as it came in a smaller amount at the lowest cost. The recipe calls for 1 ⅔ cup of whey protein for the 9x5-inch loaf which isn't too bad. I should be able to make at least two loaves with the amount of protein powder in the bag.
My son, who is into weight lifting and muscle building, discovered my large container of Designer Whey Protein Powder and used most of it up. Since I was almost out, I needed to replenish my supply anyway.
The bread had a very good rise after it was baked. I used a stoneware pan sprayed with a bit of oil. The bread popped right out!
I liked the nice crunchy crust that the bread had. The top wasn't smooth, but it wasn't noticeable after slicing.
The Hoosier Hill Farm package is a bit small. I will order the Nature's Best ISOPURE Zero Carb and try that in the Soul Bread recipe next time.
The batter was pretty light and airy. I gave it a taste and it had a nice flavor so I left the touch of sweetener out.
A lot of commercial breads have sugar added as a flavor enhancer. The Soul Bread recipe leaves this as an option to add a few drops of either liquid sucralose or stevia.
You'll get 16 slices of bread out of the 9x5-inch loaf. At 1g carb per slice, it's a bread that is even safe for low carb induction. You can have a slice with your eggs, make a keto grilled cheese sandwich, or just serve it with a pat of butter.
Low carb Soul Bread has a very nice light texture. It is a great bread to make sandwiches with. I did find it a little dry near the edges, but otherwise, it was very good.
The bread was perfect served warm out of the oven with a little Kerry Gold butter. I also took some slices into work for breakfast and it kept me full the whole morning.
If you've been searching for the perfect low carb bread recipe, I encourage you to give Soul Bread a try. Just be sure to use the whey protein that tested well as not all brands of whey protein gave good results by those who experimented with the recipe.
There are other delicious variations of the low carb Soul Bread that have popped up due to the popularity of this new low carb bread recipe. Lover's of the bread have come up with variations such as bacon cheddar, cinnamon pecan, lemon blueberry, toasted onion and cheddar, pumpkin pecan, rosemary garlic, and eggnog cinnamon.
Are you ready to try out this wonderful new low carb bread recipe? It's perfect for making a batch of keto french toast!
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Low Carb Soul Bread
- 12 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 drops Sweetleaf stevia drops optional, or liquid sucralose
- ¼ c heavy whipping cream or half and half
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 ⅔ c unflavored whey protein ** (preferably zero carb)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 ½ tsps baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- Preheat oven to 325 F. Prepare a bread pan (9″ x 5″) or molds.
- Put cream cheese and butter in large microwave safe dish . Microwave for 1 minute.
- Take out and blend well with stick blender (or hand mixer)
- Add eggs, few drops of sweetener, heavy cream, and olive oil and blend real well.
- Blend all dry ingredients in separate bowl.
- Add dry ingredients to cream cheese mixture and stir well with spoon or spatula. Don't use mixer or hand blender for this step because it will whip it too much.
- Pour into a greased pan or silicone mold and bake at 325 F for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. The bread may be dry on top but adding melted butter helps if you’re eating it right away. Once cool, wrap in plastic to store.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 200 [carbohydrates] => 1.8 [protein] => 10 [fat] => 15.2 [saturated_fat] => 7.7 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 1 [trans_fat] => 0 [cholesterol] => 104 [sodium] => 247 [potassium] => 113 [fiber] => 0.7 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 550 [vitamin_c] => 0 [calcium] => 80 [iron] => 0.5 [serving_unit] => slice )
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I don’t have whey protein powder. Can I use egg white powder instead? If I can, will it be the same amount as the whey protein powder?
What size bread pan?
Hi. How do we measure the whey protein powder? Should it be packed like we measure "packed brown sugar" ? What I did was spoon it into the measuring cup like I do with AP flour. My batter is more watery than the one in the video. I still have to wait what the result is as my bread is still in the oven as of this writing.
I measure it like flour.
question: can I substitute either melted Butter or tallow/lard for the olive oil?
What are the brands that DON'T work?
There are too many brands that weren't tested to know for sure. The recipe was tested with the two brands listed.
I received my 5 Ingredient Keto Cookbook the other day & it is a definite keeper! My only problem is the light font colors. Very hard for old eyes to read.
Wonderful, original recipes and I'm anxious to try them all! Thanks for your wonderful work!
Sorry about the light font colors. The publisher chose those to fit different chapters. It likely looked much different in print than computer screen. I find reading glasses are a must now that I'm over 50.
I totally understand! I got my first glasses for my 30th BD and Bifocals at 50! LOL
I've made this recipe several times now. I've made mistakes, but have gotten past that. I've taken to using 6 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to add flavor.
A consisent problem I see is a large hollow space in the center of the loaf.
What causes that?
Usually over mixing is the most common issue for getting a hole. It's best to hand mix with a spoon gently just until combined.
Can you substitute the whey powder with Almond flour? Thanks!
It's not the same as almond flour is more dense. Whey or another light protein powder is recommended in order to get a light and airy texture.
I’m trying to go keto and I’ve never made low carb bread but want to try.
This is a great light bread to try. It went through a lot of testing in a low carb Facebook group.
Perfectly suited for calories, the recipe is excellent, but so is the soul bread depending on your mood.
I love the bread I use monkfruit for sweetener much better about 11/2 tablespoon
This is the best bread I have found. I’m going to use it to make sausage-sage stuffing.
Could the batter be used to make pancakes or waffles?
You might need to adjust for pancakes and waffles, but worth a try.
I never comment but I tried this bread today and I’m so happy I did. I’ve been all over Pinterest and google looking for something to call bread. I’ve tried all sorts of recipes for keto bread and all of them fall short either not holding together, being too dry or being too eggy. THIS ONE IS THE BEST! I can eat it as it is, toast it, make grilled cheese or even French toast. Now I realize this is not white bread but it comes the closest out of all I’ve seen and tried. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!
How long will this bread last? Do you refrigerate?
It can be refrigerated for at least 7 days or frozen for up to 6 months.
I made this today but made a mistake and only used 8oz of cream cheese. It still came out fantastic. I'll try make another loaf correctly and see if I can tell the difference. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
This bread is lovely. Glad to have found a recipe without any coconut flour as I can’t bear the taste. Thank you for the recipe. My loaf turned out perfectly!