Hi Danielle, The bread will not rise without the baking powder, but you could try it if you don’t mind that. Some people make homemade baking powder with baking soda, cream of tartar, and arrowroot powder. But, arrowroot is still a very small amount of starch. Divided among the slices, it’s actually fewer carbs than some of the other ingredients (e.g. almond flour has a small amount of carbs also).
If I did not know that this was not bread made from wheat flour, I would not have known the difference – taste-wise. I added all of the ‘optional’ ingredients. Now, this loaf is not nearly the size of a regular loaf of bread. But it is incredibly filling. I slice it a touch thinner than 1/2 inch to make, what looks like, a finger sandwich. It satisfies my love for sandwiches and fills my up.
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Without being there in the kitchen with you, it’s difficult to say what the issue was; however, I can definitely help you troubleshoot…did you cook it for the full amount of time the recipe calls for, and did you cover the top with foil for the last 15 minutes? If so, there might be an issue with your oven’s calibration (you can get an inexpensive oven thermometer to check this). Another tip is to let your eggs come to room temperature first. Another factor is the altitude at which you’re baking; if you’re at high altitude, you might need to slightly adjust the oven temperature and bake time. The other thing to remember is that there will usually be a little bit of fall to most keto breads (in fact, every keto bread we’ve ever made) because keto flours lack gluten and are naturally quite dense; however, you can see in the photos, we still got a fairly good rise on this loaf. I hope these tips help!
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Hi John, You could possible try a hand mixer in a bowl instead of the food processor, but I haven’t tried it, so can’t vouch for the results. Most likely the bread would not be as tall because the mixer would completely deflate the first half of the egg whites when you add them to the batter. The second half should be folded so that part will be find. If you try with a bowl and hand mixer, let me know how that goes.
If you’re not a fan of baking but you’re a fan of eating bread, there are places to get keto friendly bread these days. If you’re lucky, you may be able to find a loaf of “Paleo Bread” in the freezer section at Whole Foods Market. This bread is going to cost you over $10 per loaf, but it is made of good ingredients and is a few grams of carbs per slice. There’s also rumors of ALDI carrying a new Zero-Carb bread, but it sells out fast and we haven’t been able to review it. Hopefully in the near future there will be more local buying options for low carb bread, but for now, those are your only options.
This bread was very good. I have made many keto breads over the past 18 months and I liked the taste, texture and crumb of this one. I did include one big change in making it, though. I always keep powdered egg whites in the pantry to reduce having to find uses for dozens of yolks not utilized in keto recipes. I used a half cup of powdered whites, 1 tsp cream of tartar and 3/4 cup of warm water in my stand mixer. Beat at low speed until all the lumps are dissolved and then at high speed for 6 to 8 minutes. This produced a large bowl full of very stiff whites perfect for standing up to folding into a stiff batter. I buy the powdered eggs online for about $15. A one pound package is the equivalent of 90 non-GMO, USDA certified, USA raised eggs and always on hand. I have found over the years that these are less expensive than fresh eggs with no waste from unused yolks. They are great for meringues, puddings, cakes, etc and can be stirred into batters without reconstituting – and no separating eggs or worrying about errant yolk in the whites. My bread also cooked quicker. I placed it in a preheated 325F oven and it was light brown at 37 minutes. I tented it and 18 minutes later the interior temp was 206F. It was great toasted for breakfast the next morning and I am looking forward to French toast this week, too. Thanks for the recipe!
For Keto, this bread is awesome! I have made it a few times, once with almond meal instead of blanched almond flour.. came out equally as good, just gives the look of a wheat bread. I slice it up once cool, and leave it on the counter for a few days. Then whatever is left goes into the fridge where it lasts for at least a week (if it actually lasts that long.) I like having bread around when doing Keto.. it helps with ease of a last-minute meal. Think Turkey sandwich, avocado toast, egg or chicken salad sandwich! Thank you!
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I made 2 loaves, but put them into the oven at the same time. This made the first loaf rested for 30 minutes. It raised up above the pan.! I used the xanthan gum and the cream of tartar. The second one did not rise as it did not sit. I baked the tall one for 43 minutes while the lower one was only 35 minutes. We LOVE IT! Tastes just like regular bread.
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Thanks for this post, I am always on the look out for new blogs I haven’t discovered yet and you have provided a couple. I am also on the look out for new dinner recipes ( this is not to say I don’t appreciate your dessert recipes cause boy do I ) but my husband cannot eat red meat of any kind so this makes it even harder to make a low carb dinner for us. I have gotten used to subbing ground turkey for beef and have discovered that using broth from dried porcinis gives it a very beefy flavor. Now I have a few more recipes to try, Thanks for that.
Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried making this recipe into a lemon blueberry bread, but what you’d want to do is add a bit more sweetener (a few tablespoons? depending on how sweet you want it), lemon zest (not lemon juice to avoid too much liquid), and fold in blueberries carefully to avoid breaking down the whites. As for the other recipe you tried, it shouldn’t be gritty (though this one you’re looking at is definitely more fluffy) – did you use a super finely ground blanched almond flour?
Made this 2 times. The 2nd batch turned out much better and more delicious . I use coconut sugar in place of the sweetner listed. However, I am having trouble with the egg whites and the consistency pictured. My egg whites turn into a foamy meringue. I have made meringue before, and I knew it would stiffen up, and it did. Otherwise the rise was much better on the 2nd attempt and looked very much like the bread pictured. I seemed to fold in the mixture better 2nd time around. 1st time it looked like I had pockets of uncooked dough though the temp reading at 2 locations showed above 200 deg F. I blamed it on not folding the mixture with the eggs well enough.
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I am a little confused about beating the egg whites with a hand mixer. I used 12 large egg whites as the recipe says. However, I did not add cream of tartar as I have none. I have been beating these egg whites for almost 40 minutes with an electric hand mixer and I still have not yet come to the consistency as your photo shows for stiff egg whites. So my questions are, is this amount of time normal for beating the egg whites? And what amount of time would you recommend if this is not the normal amount of time?
Hi Mindy, That sounds very odd. The salted butter is probably why it was too salty, but I think one of your ingredients must have gone bad, because the bread shouldn’t have a bitter or sour taste at all. Or did you use baking soda instead of baking powder? That would taste both bitter and sour, so that could be it. It needs to be baking powder, not baking soda. Hope you’ll try again!
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