The Keto diet is relatively simple to stick to once you get the hang of it. There are lots of rich and satisfying foods to eat, and how good your body feels once you’re in ketosis is an added bonus.
However, I really miss sandwiches and that can be a tough sacrifice at times. I can only fork my way through so many bowls and salads before I start craving a sandwich. Aaahhh sandwiches that you pick up with your hands! I sometimes dream about a juicy, handheld burger with lettuce, tomato, and pickles–dripping with keto-friendly mayo.
But no matter how bad you want it, bread is a big no-no when it comes to keto—and that includes burger buns. Without bread, your meal choices are seriously limited at times, and I know a lot of keto fans end up quitting for that exact reason. There is something strangely satisfying about the crunch and mouth-watering chew bread gives us that leaves us uncontrollably craving it. I’m sure you can relate…
But I have good news! There are a number of delicious keto-friendly bread recipes. You’re not likely to find what you’re looking for in an average grocery store, but that’s what your kitchen is for, my keto friends! You can make your own keto-friendly bread to help you stay on track with your diet. And best of all, you don’t need a breadmaker or superior kitchen skills to do it.
I found three great keto-compliant recipes for breads and buns.
1. Cloud Bread Buns
These fluffy little buns are a great go-to when you’re craving a burger but need to stick to your keto diet. For starters, they’re easy to make. And if you’re wanting to add in a little extra, you can add cinnamon, rosemary or garlic for a more flavorful bread.
- 3 large eggs, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
- Mix egg yolks and yogurt in a medium bowl until smooth.
- Slowly fold egg yolk mixture into egg white mixture until combined.
- Divide what you have into 6 mounds on your prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until buns are golden brown. Let them cool completely before cutting or serving.
Recipe courtesy of epicurious
2. Keto-Friendly Loaves
When you slice up this keto-friendly loaf, you’ll have the perfect foundation for an avocado toast. It’s not as crumbly as other keto recipes, and you can use it for all your favorite sandwiches.
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 7 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 180 c (355 F)
- Put the eggs into a bowl and beat for 1 - 2 mins on high.
- Add coconut oil and melted butter to eggs, continue beating.
- Add remaining ingredients. Will become quite thick
- Scrape into a loaf pan lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 45 minutes. (Remove once a skewer comes out of the middle clean).
- Slice into 16 thin slices, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days, or up to 1 month in the freezer.
Recipe courtesy of Fat for Weight Loss
3. Keto-Friendly Rolls
Sometimes you just need a dinner roll to go with your meal. These yummy keto dinner rolls can be made ahead of time and even frozen for bread-craving emergencies. Just heat them up in the toaster oven and slather on some grass-fed butter and you’re good to go!
Recipe courtesy of Diet Doctor
Recipe courtesy of Diet Doctor