If you've ever bought a keto bread, you know they can leave a lot to be desired. Typically dry and gritty, most have a hard time holding together for sandwiches. And, if you've tried making a keto bread yourself, chances are the recipe was based on cheese or cream cheese, and less appetizing as leftovers.
What if you could make a keto bread high in fiber and protein, low in carbs, dairy free, and healthy for your digestive system? That's where this keto flax bread comes into play.
Beyond being its health benefits, this keto flax bread doesn't require a mixer, but rather just a mixing bowl and fork or whisk to come together. It takes just a few minutes to prepare, with no special equipment or skills needed. It bakes on a lined cookie sheet, and can be cut into any shape or size you'd like once out of the oven. Best yet, when stored in the refrigerator it will keep well for at least a week.
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup neutral oil (such as avocado or grape seed)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 cups golden flax meal
Gather all the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 375 F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, water, oil, salt, and baking powder until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain.
Add the flax meal and whisk briefly until just combined. Pour the batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread until it is 1/2-inch thin.
Bake for 35 minutes or until firm and dry to the touch. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
To use this bread, slice it with a serrated knife. Then, wrap the slices together in plastic wrap or tupperware and refrigerate. It will keep better already sliced, rather than in a flat shape.
- Flax meal thickens as soon as it comes into contact with liquid. Because of this, you'll want to work quickly once added to the batter. If you leave it for even a few minutes before spreading onto the cookie sheet, it will thicken and the bread may come out dry.
- For best presentation, golden flax meal is used. This gives the color similar to a light whole wheat bread. If you only have dark flax meal available, or the mixed variety that says only "flax meal," your bread will be darker. It will have a deeper flavor as well, reminiscent of rye bread.
- This bread is excellent for sandwiches, dips, and other fresh preparations. Due to the nature of flax meal, it can't easily be used for french toast or stuffing.
- Sprinkle the batter with 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds for a sesame bread.
- Add Everything Bagel seasoning to the batter for a bagel inspired bread.
- If using dark or mixed flax meal, play up the similarity to rye bread by adding 1 tablespoon caraway seeds to the batter before pouring it onto the baking sheet.
- This bread can be made into a sweet cinnamon loaf with the addition of 1/4 cup brown swerve and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add them with the initial ingredients, before the flax meal.