Planning a low-carb lifestyle brings to mind foods like lean protein and lots of vegetables. But sticking to a healthy low-carb diet doesn’t mean that you’ll have to swear off bread for the rest of your life. There are dozens of recipes for low-carb bread and even no-carb bread out there for your enjoyment. We have done the work for you, searching the web for recipes that include low-carb, low-calorie and no-carb bread.
Nothing beats fresh bread that’s warm from the oven and there’s nothing that illustrates low-carb luxury better! Being on a low-carb diet absolutely does not mean that you have to deprive yourself. These low-carb, gluten-free and low-calorie bread recipes are easy to make and delicious to eat. Best of all, they are satisfying and high in protein, perfect for your healthy diet.
Low-Carb Bread Recipes that You Won’t Believe are Really LC
1. Garlic Parmesan Knots
These melt-in-your-mouth bread knots are grain free, but you’d never know it. Tasty garlic parmesan knots are a great addition to soup as part of a satisfying low-carb meal. They are also one of those low-carb foods that you can snack on when you’re craving something savory. The grain-free dough is made with nut flours, cheese, butter and eggs – all of them staples of a low-carb diet. High on protein and low on carbohydrates, these succulent bread bites not only satisfy the palate, but they give you an energy boost as well.
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2. Low-Carb Gluten-Free Bread Recipe – Only 3 Ingredients!
One of the convenient things about this bread recipe is the ease of following a low-carb bread recipe that only has three ingredients. Gluten-free and fluffy, this bread is made from eggs, protein powder and coconut oil. All of these ingredients are high-quality, low-carb foods, and the recipe can be whipped up in twenty minutes. This simple recipe also makes a great starting point for getting creative with your low-carb bread making. You can add ground seeds for fiber, artificial sweetener and a few berries for sweet-bread, or even mix in some Italian herbs to go with your next low-carb dinner of cauliflower spaghetti.
3. Golden Flax Focaccia Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway
Flax seed meal is also a good base for making a delicious low-carb bread substitute. Just like other types of focaccia, this bread can be used for toasting and for pressed sandwiches. The main ingredients are flax seed meal and eggs, two low-carb friendly ingredients. A low-carb and high-protein food, the golden flax focaccia is also high in fiber.
4. Diabetic Low-Carb Breakfast Cake
Although low-carb foods are more often than not great for a diabetic diet, it’s especially challenging to juggle both. Maintaining a low-carb lifestyle with the added factor of preparing a diabetic meal plan can certainly be managed, however. Each serving of this mildly sweet low-carb breakfast cake has only two grams of sugar and a big helping of protein.
5. Almond Flour Bread and French Toast
Another sweet yet ‘low-carb-legal’ treat is this French toast made with almond flour. The low-carb bread is porous enough to soak up the egg mixture, and the French toast ends up firm and springy. This bread recipe is also versatile, going from a breakfast dish to a great low-carb bread recipe to pair with dinner foods. On top of this versatility, the almond flour bread is an easy to make quick-bread.
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6. Almond Flour Paleo Bread
Here’s another almond flour low-carb bread that’s suitable for a range of paleo and low-carb diets. The ingredients are high in fiber and include healthy coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. This delicious bread comes out firm and not crumbly, and it works well for making toast or sandwiches. Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and yeast-free, this is a champion bread for those with food allergies.
7. Rosemary Cloud Bread
If you love rosemary and light, fluffy bread then you’ll adore this recipe. The great tasting bread has an enjoyable mouth feel, looking and tasting like an airy puffed Boboli. Even better, this recipe can be also made in a dairy-free version. With only five ingredients, it’s an easy carb-free bread recipe that could also be used as a base for a low-carb mini pizza. Or you can switch it up with various herbs and seasonings to go with lots of other low-carb foods.
Related: Try our yummy cloud bread recipe
8. Swedish Breakfast Buns
It’s hard to believe, but even bagels make it into the low-carb bread lineup. These breakfast buns are ideal as a low-carb substitute for bagels. With whole flax and sunflower seeds and psyllium husk powder, these little buns are a super source of fiber, and they taste delicious. If you’ve been looking for something to put a dab of cream cheese and low-carb jelly on, this is the perfect recipe.
9. Amazing Bread Rolls
Next on the gluten-free and low-carb bread recipe list are these bread rolls that are, indeed amazing. This is one of those low-carb breads that are pretty close to being indistinguishable from the real thing. Psyllium powder seems to be the main ingredient that binds everything together nicely. You can use the dough for rolls or put it in a loaf pan for sliced bread. To make tomato basil bread, just substitute marinara sauce for the boiling water.
10. Bread with Garlic And Cheese!
If the words bread, garlic and cheese cause you to salivate, read on! This is another version of the cloud bread, this time with the addition of mozzarella cheese and oregano flakes with the rosemary sprinkled on top. What gives this bread its delightful garlic flavor is the garlic paste made of butter, garlic powder and oregano. Besides being an appetizing and delicious treat, this is an easy low-carb bread recipe to make.
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11. The Best Psyllium Flax Bread
Next up is gluten-free and dairy-free bread with a good springy texture that tastes like sourdough, one of my favorite kinds of bread. Not only does it have a firm, bread-like texture, but this psyllium flax bread cuts well, freezes well and tastes delightful! The bread has a golden brown color with a crust, just like wheat bread. And with the flax meal and psyllium, it packs 7 grams of fiber into just 127 calories a slice.
12. Fancy Grilled Cheese on Coconut Flour Flatbread
For people like me who love cheese, this is a satisfying little recipe. It starts with a nice fluffy, coconut flour batter that’s easy to mix. The batter rises a bit when you let it sit for a minute, then you pour it into a hot buttered pan. The grilled flatbread that results looks similar to pancakes and tastes divine. You add the ingredients to your hot sandwich as you grill the bread, and you can make it in a dairy-free version as well. Some ideas for using this adaptable flat bread are to add avocado, bruschetta or pizza toppings.
13. Fluffy Grain Free Sunflower Bread
This is a seed-bread made with psyllium powder and flax meal. The whole caraway and sunflower seeds give the bread a chewable texture like multi-grain bread. The same as with some other low-carb bread recipes, the psyllium powder helps the bread hold together with a firm consistency that doesn’t crumble when sliced. After baking, you end up with a couple of left-over egg yolks that would be great to use in smoothies, Hollandaise Sauce or a delectable lemon curd for your low-carb diet.
14. Low-Carb Bun for One
Something that people tend to miss on a low-carb eating plan is hamburger buns. Lettuce wraps are delicious, but sometimes you just want a bun for your burger. This is a recipe that makes one bun at a time with almond meal and coconut flour. You’ll end up with a bun sturdy enough for a hamburger that’s also gluten-free. All of the ingredients get mixed together at one time, and you can even make it in the microwave!
15. Coconut and Almond Bread
Here’s another mix, bake and eat recipe for making low-carb bread that will keep for three or four days in the refrigerator. Between the almond flour, coconut flour and flax seed, this is a nutrient-dense bread product with a high fiber content. It has a whopping 297 calories per slice with six net carbs and ten grams of protein. A meal that includes a slice of this hearty bread will give you the energy to keep going for hours.
16. Sourdough Keto Baguettes
This bread is similar to the coconut and almond bread, but it’s made with vinegar and buttermilk to give it the sourdough flavor. The bread does fine on the kitchen counter if you’re going to use it up in a couple of days and will stay fresh in the freezer for up to three months. The formula can also be tweaked to make nut-free or psyllium-free buns. These baguettes may be too moist in the original recipe because of the psyllium, but they can be split in half and toasted to dry them.
17. Pesto & Parmesan Bread Sticks
This is an easy low-carb bread recipe for making bread sticks to complement any main dish. The psyllium powder in the mixture makes the dough stretchy and more pliable for rolling. Remember, when eating bread that includes psyllium you will need to drink plenty of water to avoid constipation. Psyllium powder is a useful ingredient in bread substitutes, as long as it’s used wisely. Spread the dough with pesto and parmesan cheese right before baking, and in 20 minutes you’ll have golden bread sticks to savor!
18. Golden Flax Seed Bread with Rosemary Sage & Thyme
Did you know that you can actually enjoy croutons as a low-calorie bread treat? This recipe is based on flax seed meal and coconut flour, and it includes the herbs rosemary, sage, and thyme. The herbs are used together to give the bread an enticing aroma and a distinctive, delicious flavor. Once the herbed bread has been made and allowed to cool, simply cut it into slices, then cubes, and toast it lightly in the oven. The croutons will keep for a day or two in a tightly sealed plastic baggie, but make sure they are completely cooled before you store them. Low-Carb diets are definitely the way to go these days, to help you in this diet regime you cannot do way with staple Paleo bread recipes.
19. Oopsie Rolls
Although these rolls were discovered by mistake, they have ended up being a boon when it comes to low-carb foods. This is a gluten-free and nearly carb-free bread product. Just as you can enjoy healthy hamburger buns, flatbread and croutons, you can also have crepes on a low-carb diet by following this recipe! The batch makes eight Oopsie Rolls, each with less than a gram of carbohydrate. If you add whipped cream and berries, you can make yourself a luscious breakfast with them.
20. Low-Carb Microwave “Bread”
With many of these recipes, there are tips and tricks to make low-carb and carb-free breads that are as close as possible in appearance and texture to bread that is made from flour. This recipe is not one of them. The greatest gift of this bread is that it is easy and very quick to make and will readily soak up butter and jelly. Simple ingredients are all mixed together at one time for this one serving microwave bread, and it only takes five minutes to make from start to finish.
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21. The Best Low-Carb Bread
Next up in our march toward the ultimate low-carb bread directory is sub rolls! This recipe is from Maria Emmerich, and it’s the basis of the recipe for Amazing Bread Rolls. You can make the bread with almond or coconut flour, and the recipe includes apple cider vinegar and baking powder. These sub rolls will rise in the oven, like sub rolls made with wheat flour. However, they have twice the protein and almost one-third of the carbohydrates!
22. Multi-Purpose Low-Carb Bread Recipe
This bread recipe uses the ever-present almond flour, coconut flour and psyllium husk powder to create a basic low-carb bread recipe that’s versatile enough to make bread, pizza rolls and even sticky buns. We’ve mentioned some of the results of using psyllium husk powder, which include bread sometimes turning out a bit damp, but with the benefit of it being firm enough not to crumble when sliced. Carolyn recommends Now Foods brand of psyllium flour for best results, a tip that we’ve encountered before.
23. Cornbread, Sugar-Free Cornbread, Coconut Flour Bread
Did you think we had already covered all the varieties of low-carb and no-carb bread? Not when we haven’t yet mentioned cornbread! This is an easy recipe that combines coconut flour or almond meal with coconut oil, corn and other ingredients to create flavorful and moist cornbread. It’s a tweak on the original cornbread recipe by Maria Emmerich, which uses coconut milk and leaves out the corn.
24. Soft Low-Carb Loaf of Bread
This is a multi-seeded bread with a rough texture, and each slice looks lovely and healthy. The recipe includes sesame, flax and fennel seeds, along with psyllium husks, and it creates bread that is nutritionally dense and very high in fiber. The loaf slices well and this bread is definitely suitable for making toast. As a sandwich with other ingredients, it will make a meal that satisfies the appetite and keeps hunger away for a good long time.
25. Flatbread (Coconut Flour and Psyllium)
Here’s another flatbread made with coconut flour and psyllium husk powder. The ingredients create a dough that is rolled, flattened and dry fried in a pan. The finished flatbread looks a bit like pita bread, and you can use it like pita, to dip hummus or sauce. The bread is also useful as a sandwich wrap or it can be used to make a mini-pizza. Be sure and increase your water intake for each one you eat, since one of the main ingredients is psyllium.
26. Sweet Spinach Bread Rolls
Cottage cheese and dried potato fibers are two of the unusual ingredients in this recipe from a Danish blog. A handful of fresh spinach leaves gives the low-carb bread a green color along with additional vitamins and minerals. Cinnamon, cardamom and a bit of artificial sweetener add to the flavor. The thick batter makes spinach rolls that can be sliced crossways to use like bagels.
27. Keto Breadsticks
There are three different ways to prepare these low-carb breadsticks, and each kind is a distinctive pleasure to eat. You can make plain bread sticks, but extra-cheesy and cinnamon-sugar breadsticks add a bit of low-carb luxury to your food choices! In addition to almond flour and psyllium husk powder, this recipe calls for two cups of mozzarella cheese. The seasonings determine whether they turn out savory or sweet.
28. Pillowy Light Cloud Bread
This is the same recipe as Rosemary Cloud Bread, but without the herb. Plain cloud bread is an all-purpose breakfast bread that can be eaten with butter and jam or topped with sliced meat and cheese. The cloud bread also makes a great base for cinnamon toast, with cinnamon and artificial sweetener or honey on top.
29. Low-Carb Bread Recipe
Here’s an interesting low-carb bread recipe from ‘across the pond’ in the United Kingdom. The recipe is basically an egg and almond flour keto bread with applesauce and tapioca added. This bread is dairy-free and gluten-free and it bakes up nice and airy, with a springiness that keeps it together. I can picture making this recipe with red and green peppers and a bit of corn, for a tempting low-carb Indian bread.
30. Sour Cream and Chives Biscuits
You had me at sour cream and chives. We’ve covered breakfast cake, French toast and buns, so why not biscuits? Feta cheese, sour cream and chives are added to this biscuit recipe for a low-carb breakfast delight. The biscuits come out of the oven golden brown and they are easy to pull apart and enjoy.
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31. Low-Carb Soul Bread Recipes
Soul Bread is a low-carb bread that originated on an Atkins Facebook diet forum and has been tweaked and perfected ever since. The twist with soul bread is that whey protein powder is used instead of almond or coconut flour. You can make it with or without a touch of artificial sweetener, depending on your own preference. The recipe makes a loaf of bread with a crunchy crust that slices into sixteen pieces.
32. Low-Carb Bread Sticks
Here’s another variation on the low-carb bread stick recipe. These sticks are crispy on the outside and soft inside, just like breadsticks made with wheat flour. They are prepared with almond and coconut flours, eggs and olive oil, and the seasonings make each one into a mouth-watering pleasure. Just figure the carbs and calories for each piece into the total for your low-carb meal, and revel in the aromatic, savory goodness of bread sticks!
33. Microwave English Muffin
You didn’t think we’d leave out English muffins, did you? This recipe makes a great substitute for the real thing, and it’s so much healthier! The three-minute microwave English muffin is great for spreading peanut butter or cream cheese on top to get a good start on your protein intake for the day. The original version uses peanut flour but there are also paleo and vegan twists to the recipe.
34. Coconut Flour Psyllium Husk Bread
This is another take on the coconut flour and psyllium husk base for Paleo bread, and the recipe includes a combination of olive oil and coconut oil. One difference in preparation is that water is added to the psyllium powder and it is allowed to sit and form a gel before being added to the rest of the mixture. Some people don’t like the slight ‘eggy’ taste of low-carb bread and this method is used to mask it. The bread rises nicely in the oven and the calorie and carb counts are low, at 127 calories and two net carbs.
35. Ooey-Gooey Delicious Low-Carb Grilled Cheese
This is very similar to the fancy grilled cheese flatbread, except that it is first cooked in the microwave, then sliced and grilled. Because it has more of a bread texture than a flatbread one, you end up with a grilled sandwich that can have anything on it that you like. Cheese, bacon and tomato will melt in your mouth when prepared with this wholesome low-carb bread. If you love these low-carb bread recipes then try out more options with our top 50 Paleo banana recipes
36. Ultimate Keto Buns
This is another hearty bread product that includes lots of seeds and fiber. The recipe is similar to the Soft Low-Carb Loaf of Bread, but without the cream cheese. The bread comes out dry and fluffy with a brown color that makes it resemble wheat bread. The keto buns can be sliced horizontally to make buns for burgers or sandwiches. Psyllium is one of the ingredients, so remember to drink lots of water when you try these.
37. Magic Low-Carb Soft Pretzels
Yes, you can have pretzels on a low-carb diet. These low-carb soft pretzels are made with mozzarella cheese and cream cheese and they can be shaped into pretzels or bread sticks. They come out of the oven with a crisp outer crust and soft bread inside. One option is to sprinkle cinnamon and sugar substitute or honey on them for a sweet and satisfying low-carb snack.
38. Banana Bread
Here’s a classic low-carb banana bread recipe with a decadent cinnamon-pecan crumb topping. The texture and the taste are both satisfying, and the banana bread can serve as an enticing coffee cake when entertaining. The bread has to be cooked in a glass loaf pan since it is transferred to the microwave for the last one to one-and-a-half minutes. You can serve this tasty and healthy sweet-bread and no one will even suspect that it’s from a low-carb bread recipe!
39. Keto Paleo Dinner Rolls
These chewy and crusty little dinner rolls are great for dipping into soup. The recipe includes a grated zucchini and organic apple cider vinegar. These remind me a lot of the little rolls you get with dinner at some restaurants, but with a big difference! The eighty-calorie dinner rolls have only two net grams of carbohydrate each and plenty of fiber.
40. Sugar-Free Low-Carb Everything Bagel
A traditional ‘everything bagel’ has about 300 calories of energy and 57 grams of carbohydrate on the average. This low-carb recipe gives you a delectable healthy version with only 134 calories and 1.6 grams of net carbs. What a difference! These low-carb bagels are made with coconut flour and flax seed, with sour cream to help keep the bread moist. Parsley, oregano, garlic powder and other seasonings combine to make these rolls delightfully zesty.
41. Brie, Ham and Green Apple Panini
This delectable low-carb flatbread recipe includes a combination of almond flour, coconut flour and whey protein. The flatbread turns out firm and perfect for slicing into bread for sandwiches. When you add ham and thinly sliced brie cheese and green apple, then heat it in a panini press, it’s hard to believe that this is a low-carb pressed sandwich.
42. Low-Carb Sandwich Bread
The twist for this basic low-carb and low-calorie bread recipe is that you can make the batter in a blender. You start with the wet ingredients, then add the dry and quickly mix it all up at high speed. It’s an almond and coconut flour recipe made with whole eggs, and baking soda helps it rise despite all those yolks in the mixture. The loaf comes out firm enough to cut into thin slices after the bread is cool, making this a good option if you’re looking for a low-calorie bread as well as a low-carb one.
43. Paleo Date Walnut Bread
One good thing about a low-carb diet (among so many) is that, over time, you just don’t crave sugar as much. This recipe makes a delicious fruit and nut bread that is naturally mildly sweet but is also packed with vitamins, fiber and protein. The portions of the recipe are enough to bake a mini-loaf, and once again we have a recipe that suggests using a blender to mix the ingredients.
44. Low-Carb Banana Bread Bites
If you don’t need a slice of power bread to get you going in the morning but crave a little something for your sweet tooth, these low-carb banana bites are perfect to keep around for a satisfying snack. Made with Bob’s Red Mill Low-Carb Baking Mix and almond flour, they are sweetened with artificial sweetener, mashed banana and applesauce. These tasty mini-muffins have 5.25 net grams of carbohydrates each.
45. Buttery Coconut Flour Low-Carb Biscuits
Each of these buttery biscuits has 143 calories and only 2.5 net carbs. They are made with egg whites and only one yolk, along with baking powder to help them rise. The biscuits don’t brown, so timing is important for this recipe to make sure that they cook for the optimal amount of time. These biscuits turn out moist and buttery with no egg aftertaste.
46. Perfect Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits
These biscuits are made with gluten-free Bisquick powder, butter, eggs and buttermilk. They look, feel and taste like the real thing and are perfect for covering with low-carb sausage gravy. The recipe makes a fluffy dough and you use a biscuit cutter or the top of a mason jar to cut the biscuits out. One caveat is that the recipe does rely on a mass-produced mix that contains rice flour and potato starch. It’s best to keep the mix on hand for an occasional breakfast treat rather than making these airy and delicious biscuits a staple of your low-carb diet.
47. Super Easy Dukan Diet Bread
This bread is made with oat bran and it’s dense, filling and packed with fiber. You can toast it for breakfast and have it with protein like egg or cottage cheese, and it tastes great with avocado. This hearty bread is also delicious when dunked in low-carb soup as part of a meal. Yeast is used instead of baking powder to get the bread to rise, and the recipe includes wheat germ and flax seed.
48. White Cheddar, Sausage Breakfast Biscuits
Here’s another low-carb and gluten-free biscuit recipe that’s based on almond flour. But this recipe has more cheese, eggs and cream than dry ingredients. It also contains chopped sausage, which adds to the protein content and makes these biscuits savory and satisfying. It’s is a drop recipe with no rolling or kneading involved, just a spoon and a greased muffin pan!
49. Powerbrot (Fast) Ohne Kohlenhydrate
This is a delicious low-carb seeded quick bread made with almond flour, eggs and chopped walnuts. The secret ingredient is plain yogurt and it gives the bread a moist, satisfying mouth feel. Each slice is 233 calories and eleven net carbs, and the nine grams of protein will keep you full for a while.
English recipe: runtastic.com
50. Coconut Flour Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread is one of my favorites, and I’m so glad that it’s a part of the low-carb lifestyle. This recipe turns out a gorgeous moist brown bread studded with walnut pieces and flecks of grated zucchini. For a tasty, effortless breakfast, you can freeze the batter in muffin tins and then store the frozen batter discs in the freezer. Just put them in the fridge the night before and microwave them in a silicon muffin pan in the morning!
Have Your Pancakes and Sandwich Bread the Low-Carb Way
Are you surprised that we came up with fifty unique low-carb bread recipes? You would be amazed at how fulfilling and exquisitely indulgent some low-carb foods are! We’ve shown you how to make all of your favorites in a healthier way – biscuits, crepes, pancakes, muffins, nut-bread, sandwich-bread, seed-bread…and the list goes on. You can find gluten-free bread and low-calorie bread here, overlapping with the low-carb bread recipes we’ve curated from all over the web.
With so many compelling reasons to live a healthy, low-carb lifestyle, these recipes will make it easier to follow the guidelines of your diet. But even more, these low-carb bread recipes are a road map to the enjoyment you can get from healthy food. It’s possible to follow a delicious and healthy eating plan and become the best and most energetic version of yourself!