A no carb bread is almost impossible to make. But, this low carb pork rind keto bread comes pretty close to being zero carb.
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I was on a quest to find another low carb bread recipe that didn't taste like eggs but would be super low in carbs. And, I was looking for something made with everyday ingredients.
There's a ton of recipes out there like cloud bread and Soul bread which are very close to being the ideal no carb bread. But, one is a bit eggy and the other requires expensive whey protein.
After seeing a comment about pork rind bread on a Facebook post, I decided to give it a try. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a good recipe for it so I developed my own keto bread recipe using crushed pork rinds.
The recipes I did see find were all flat breads so I made it that way as well. It may work in a loaf pan, but I haven't tested it that way yet.
You can never have enough low carb bread recipes and all my other ones are based on almond flour, coconut flour, or eggs. So, it's nice to have another option for bread on a restricted carb eating plan.
My first attempt was made with all mozzarella cheese and it was pretty dense and tasted like fried cheese. So, I added in a block of cream cheese to lighten things up.
The method used is very similar to a Fat Head dough. The mozzarella and cream cheese are melted together first and then the eggs and flour are added.
Although I was aiming for a nearly no carb bread, this pork rind ketogenic bread does have about 2 grams of total carbs per slice. The carbs are from the cheese and eggs.
It's pretty much impossible to make a true zero carb bread. You can come close. But with recipes needing cheese and eggs, it's difficult to do.
There is a small amount of sugar in the bread which comes from the lactose in the cheese. It could be reduced by cutting back on the cheese. However, flavor and texture wouldn't be as good.
Since this is my first attempt at a pork rind based keto bread, I'd like to experiment with the recipe a bit more. I can see this being used as a base for a low carb pizza crust and bagels.
I'll try it as a low carb white pizza as I prefer the white sauce over tomato based sauces. And, bacon and spinach are my favorite toppings on white pizza.
One slice of this nearly no carb bread recipe is super filling. I tried making a sandwich with two slices and could only eat a few bites. So for sandwiches, I recommend using only one slice cut in half.
You may be wondering if there's a strong pork taste. I didn't think so. And, if you use crushed pork rinds that have been stored in the freezer, it does eliminate most of the pork flavor.
Although I didn't use any, you can add in some herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of the bread. And, those would help cover up any pork taste.
I would think that the salt free garlic and herb would make this taste great. I love to use that spice for a lot of things. So next time I make this, I'll give it a try.
Since this is a flat keto bread, it's perfect for making a panini. Just keep the slices small or try to cut each into two thinner slices. It's pretty sturdy and thick enough to cut through the center.
I'm also thinking to try baking this in a thinner version for wraps. I just want to make sure the recipe doesn't depend on too many eggs so there's no eggy taste.
I'm also thinking of trying a ham and cheese melt or a keto grilled cheese sandwich using this keto bread. It would also be a good base for a bruschetta appetizer.
Pork rinds are the best ingredient to use for a zero carb bread since there's no carbs in them. You can pretty much use them crushed as a flour substitute.
I'd like to try them in a sweet recipe too. I'm just not sure what kind of recipe to test them in first. Maybe a sweet cinnamon cereal?
My daughter loves cinnamon toast crunch so I'd love to find a low carb substitute for that. I just won't tell anyone there's pork rinds in it to see if they notice.
Have you tried using crushed pork rinds for making low carb bread? If so, how has it worked out for you? Do you prefer it over almond flour bread or coconut flour bread recipes?
Pork Rind Nearly No Carb Keto Bread Recipe
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Nearly No Carb Keto Bread
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated (about 210 grams)
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated (about 27 grams)
- 1 cup crushed pork rinds about 46 grams
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- herbs and spices to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet (I used a 12 x 17 jelly roll pan) with parchment paper.
- Place cream cheese and mozzarella cheese in large microwaveable bowl.
- Microwave cheese on high power for one minute, stir, then microwave for another minute and stir again. The cheese should be fully melted.
- Add egg, parmesan, pork rinds, and baking powder. Stir until all ingredients have been incorporated.
- Spread mixture onto parchment paper lined pan. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 or until lightly brown on top.
- Allow pan to cool on rack for 15 minutes, then remove bread from pan and cool directly on rack.
- Slice into 12 equal sized pieces. Can be eaten plain or used to make sandwiches.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 166 [carbohydrates] => 1 [protein] => 9 [fat] => 13 [saturated_fat] => 7 [cholesterol] => 86 [sodium] => 294 [potassium] => 158 [fiber] => 0 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 465 [calcium] => 189 [iron] => 0.5 [serving_unit] => slice )
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First Published: September 4, 2017... Last Updated: September 30, 2020, with revised images and added recipe information.
This bread has become one of my most requested when going to a party. I’ve tried Monterey Jack & Onion Jack and like them too. Italian herbs, garlic &onion are my favorite flavors. Definitely better to hand mix and you’re right, it takes a strong arm but worth it to get the mix right. Don’t add the eggs too soon after taking the cheese out of the microwave as you may coddle them! Great recipe
I just made this and it’s delicious! I will make with my unsalted pork rinds next time, but even with it being a little salty, it’s the best no carb bread I’ve made! I’m going to make meatloaf sandwich for lunch❤️❤️❤️
This looks like it would be an awesome pizza crust
Yes! Many people (including myself) use this as a base for keto pizza. It is perfect for that!
Lisa, THIS is the kind of recipe i'd like to see more often - as a person who has reversed their T2 Diabetes with a combination of Ketovore/carnivore - It is vitally important to me that I keep carbs at a minimum. Instead, I see more and more recipes all over the web that are very high in carbs - yet, people are still calling them "keto". So I am very appreciative of you and this recipe. By the way there is an excellent almost zero carb bread that is the absolute most tasty bread i've had since coming into the low carb community. It came from this website (hope it's ok if i paste it in here. - I've done some modifications on it for myself and it is even more like real bread. The way I make it - it still only has .1 gr of carbs. Full recognition belongs to : https://www.ketokeuhnnutrition.com/keto-recipes/zero-carb-keto-bread/ I've used this bread for grilled cheese, french toast, bread pudding, bread crumbs. I hope you'll check it out.
I have not tried the bread made with eggs, meat, and pork rinds but I do think it needs a few modifications to be more like bread.
Made this over the weekend. While it is similar to bread, it doesn't toast and it is extremely salty (I'm guessing from the pork rinds). Is there any solution to that? Otherwise, I love it but the salty taste is too much!
I have found that you have to use a good quality pork rind (I get great results with EPIC brand or similar) to get the best results. I look for pork rinds that are baked as they are less greasy and less salty.
There was nothing wrong with the quality of the pork rinds. Between the greasiness from the mozzarella and pork rinds and the fact that you can not toast this bread, and the salty flavor, the only way to eat this bread is out of the fridge perhaps with some turkey breast in between it. I won't be making it again and will look for a recipe that represents more of a bread texture and taste.
The jump to the recipe buttons are crucial. Should be a jump to comments also. Lots of good tips there. All the in between so called “eye candy and blah blah” is just—food droppings. Why why why?
But I am trying the recipe. Looks good. But page after page of waffling on is tedious. Just a hint. I assume all this is for monetizing the blog. Whatever. First place I go is recipe. Second comments. Rest is superfluous. Drives me nuts. Sorry.
The posts have both "Jump To Recipe" button and jump to comment links. Both are at the very top of the page.
It's comments like yours that go on and on that drives me nuts lol. Specially since all you had to do was "jump to recipe" lol. And if you couldn't? Why go to blogs lol Isn't that what a blog is all about? Lastly I Liked her blog. Dont like it don't read it.. many others do
I have a similar recipe for cheddar bay biscuits. It is totally not necessary to melt the cheeses together. I just beat the cheeses together, add the eggs then everything else. I'm going to try this recipe both ways and see what the difference is
Did just beating the cheeses work ok in this recipe? It sure would make it easier.
It should be okay, but I do recommend Using a blender or food processor.
Could this be divided into portions like biscuits? Would they balloon too much? Thank you.
You can definitely divide the dough and make smaller biscuit portions just like Fat Head dough.
Love, love, love this bread! One question though.... as it was baking the top layer ballooned up. Is that supposed to happen? Do I let it do that and just flatten back down as it cools or release the steam as it is baking?
You can poke it during baking to release any air bubbles in the dough if you don't want those. But I usually don't get them too badly with this recipe.
Thank-you for this excellent recipe! I made 2 11x13 rectangles, baked them per instructions. We used one for flatbread pizza and part of the other for grilled cheese sandwiches. I can't wait to see what else I can use it for.
This is quite good. Delish plain once cooled from the oven. I'm hoping it will stay just as yummy when I pull it out of the fridge to use later in the week. This could easily be my go to bread.
I reheat mine in the toaster oven and the leftovers are just as good as fresh.
Could this be used on top of a pot pie? Do you think it would do better cooked first then layered on top or layered on top and baked with the pie?
You can use it to top a pot pie. Just add the dough on top of the pie before baking.
Best flavorful keto bread out there! I can eat this all day, goodbye regular bread, hamburger buns, flat bread, etc.
I tried this today thinking I was going to make a breakfast sandwich with it but I was so excited to eat a sandwich that I make a turkey and swiss instead lol I was stuffed after just one! Tomorrow I'll be making that breakfast sandwich with the leftovers!
Takes a min longer and worth it to melt first
Ok this is not oopsie bread it more like a flatbread focaccia it’s great. Just make sure your cream cheese mixture is really melted before you add everything else. Like super melted or it’s hard to mix. I’d recommend mixing by hand because the cheese got all gummed up in the hand mixer. It was really good.
There are no amounts in the video and no where to find recipe. Also no oven temperature listed.
If you click on the "Jump To Recipe" button near the top of the post it should take you right to the printable recipe where all the information is located.
Just made your Nearly No Carb Keto Bread. It was very easy and turned out really good. I used Hot and Spicy pork rinds that I had and Everything Bagel seasoning. I omitted the parmesan cheese because I didn't have it. My bread looks just like yours but it is a little orange. That has to be the Hot and Spicy pork rinds. Thanks for the great recipe!
Glad to mentioned the Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. That is the only bag I have in the house right now, and wanted to try this bread out. 🙂
One thing that's puzzling to me though. When I enter the ingredients in Cronometer it's telling me there are 2.5g Carbs per serving; which is nowhere near zero carbs. Granted different brand ingredients will give different results. But, that's a big difference.
Make sure your stirring arm is strong, it is tough to get it to incorporate and then spread. LOL. In the oven now. I did sprinkle garlic powder on top. I will report back on how my husband and I like.
It is very good. My husband hasn't tried it yet but I know he's going to like it. Thank you.
Made this tonight but pressed it out on my pizza stone. Baked til brown then covered it in pizza sauce and our favorite toppings. Baked til cheese was all melted. My hubby loved it. Awesome pizza crust!
I made this for my girlfriend and she loved it. I really didn't mesure out the pork rinds and added Italian seaoning. We used it as sandwich bread and put sun dried tomatoe turkey, mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, and tomato.
I'm so looking forward to trying your recipes. Wondering if anyone has tried making this bread recipe in an airfryer (basket type, no racks) and if so, hope they will share their experience. Thanks again for offering your many (and free) low carb and keto recipes! ????
It should work in an air fryer, but the temp and time would likely need to be lowered. You also want to make sure it fits the air fryer so you may want to cut the recipe in half or a third.
Lisa, thank you! Just might need to give it a try, especially for making in the RV. Oven just heats the space up too much, and I do not want to wait until winter. ????