I haven’t tried this recipe with anything other than cream cheese. The cream cheese is a pretty integral part of this recipe and is something I consider a “keto staple.” With that said, you could try using mascarpone cheese as a substitute. Or, take full-fat cottage cheese, blend it up in the food processor or blender, and use that as a substitute. Whatever you do choose as a substitute, make sure it has plenty of fat in it. Hope this helps!

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Hi Brenda, There are various reasons but the most common one is that coconut flour is extremely absorbent and needs a lot of eggs to offset how much moisture it absorbs. If you used a liquid like milk or water, it would fall apart. That being said, this recipe is not dry or dense. Did you try making it? Whipping the egg whites creates the exact opposite effect and the bread turns out light and fluffy. Hope you’ll give it a try!

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We actually wrote about this in the post. Here’s the crockpot directions, “To make Crack Chicken in a slow cooker, add the chicken and cream cheese to the slow cooker. Whisk together the water, vinegar, chives, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dill, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl and pour on top. Cook on LOW for 8 hours. Remove the chicken and shred it, and then add it back to the pot and stir in the cheddar. Cook the bacon in a skillet on the stovetop until crispy; cool the bacon and then crumble it on top.”

Hi Kristi, I’m glad you liked the taste! Sorry it didn’t rise for you. It’s hard to say what happened without being in the kitchen with you. Were the peaks in the egg whites not firm enough, or did they fall too much when folding with the rest of the batter? That is the main culprit I can think of, as the egg whites are a big part of what creates the volume in this bread.

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Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.


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.

Like a warm hug for those chilly evenings. Or if you’re looking for something simple yet satiating to bring to work, these options are perfect. Easy to reheat, so you can focus on enjoying a warm meal whenever you need it. We have a lot of Indian curries and South American delicacies, packed with tons of flavor and nutrition. You can also use your slow cooker to make the preparation process even smoother.
I just made this bread and it completely exceeded my expectations! I made a coiple of alterations. one by mistake and the others out of necessity and by design. So here is some feedback that may be helpful to others. 1) I didn’t have psyllium husk powder and foubnd it was going to be pretty spendy. When it only needed 1 Tbsp it didn’t seem worth it so I researched it and found ground chia seed can be substituted.(Chia seed are less expensive in my neck of the woods). The texture was flawless so I’d call that a success. 2) I accidentally read the yeast as 2 Tablespoons instead of teaspoons so my yeast was actually triple the amount called for. It was wonderfully fluffy. I don’t know how it turns out with the normal amount of yeast but I know it is good the way I made it so I will continue to do it that way. 3) Lastly, I like my bread with a hint of sweetness so I added a pinch of pure powdered stevia and it was perfection! Thank you for a fantastic recipe!

Keto pizza, perhaps? This thin-crust fathead pizza dough does it deliciously with yeast and almond flour. "Even though this pizza is low-carb and keto-friendly, the whole family will devour it," says France C. "It's also made without cream cheese! You can switch out the toppings for whatever you prefer. Note that the yeast is added solely for bread-like flavor in this recipe and not as a raising agent, since there is no sugar present to activate the yeast. Use your favorite no-sugar-added pizza sauce or marinara sauce. I highly recommend shredding your own mozzarella as the bagged variety doesn't melt well."


We've tested this recipe upwards of 10 times and have never had the burn warning come on; however, several readers have had the warning come on, so we want to give a tip. In step 1 of the Instructions above, after removing the bacon from the pot, we recommend adding a splash of water, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits that have formed on the bottom to deglaze the pan. After that, continue on with step 1 and press "Cancel" to stop sauteing.
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I don’t comment on recipes often. Maybe 5 times in my life. But I made this tonight, and it is some of the best chicken I’ve ever made; keto or not. One thing I changed, and one I would change next time. I noticed that the recipe called for the skin to be removed. I left the skin on half, and took it off half. I preferred it with the skin. Your mileage may vary. The thing I would change: I would cut the thyme in half next time. It was a little more prevalent than my tastes prefer. But not enough to give this any less than 5 stars!

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Chicken is an excellent meat to feed your family and it doesn’t have to be boring – using a crust like this one makes it so impressive you could serve it for a special dinner or celebration. Just imagine serving up delicious moist chicken with an aromatic and super-tasty crust! During cooking, the lemon wedges infuse the meat with their flavor and help to keep it juicy.
I made dressing/stuffing out of this bread! I cut the bread into slices, then cut the slices into cubes. I put them on a metal pan and into my toaster oven on low temperature and let them crisp up. It takes a good while, but they DO get crisp! Then I have my croutons for the dressing. The dressing I made was delicious. I think the next time I make the bread to use for croutons I’m going to add onion powder and sage to the mixture before baking so the croutons will be seasoned some before I begin making the dressing! Love this bread! It is the most like wheat flour bread that I have tried! Thanks Maya!

Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.

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Hi Connie, I don’t recommend using whole eggs in this recipe. The two recipes are very different. The egg whites in this recipe are beaten to stiff peaks to create the fluffiness. You could fold the yolks in later, but you’d need to modify the other ingredients, and besides, the bread would turn out very egg-y. The other recipe has fewer eggs than this one, and they are added differently.
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!

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Echoing what so many here said already: tried so many keto bread recipes and finally found the BEST!!! I’m excited to have a yeasty bread again. And I’m thinking of making this my basic recipe and then adding things like blueberries or Lily’s chocolate chips or cinnamon or Italian seasoning. etc. Also a little bit of monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. Any harm in those additions?
I have the very same conclusion about the bread as you did. It was moist and dry at the same time. It toasted very well. I did make a couple of tweaks in the recipe. It needs twice the salt, and keto acceptable sugar. I added 1 tspn of sugar, but next time, I will use 2 tspn. I also used one egg to lighten up the denseness of the bread. I adjusted the water because of the egg.

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Make ahead freezer meals are one of the best ways to take the stress out of your Keto diet! By setting aside a few hours each weekend, you’ll start the week with a fridge and freezer full of everything you need to quickly throw together a Keto meal. Sounds good, right? Check out this guide to help you make low carb freezer meals easy, simple, and fast.

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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Let me show you my list of Keto Ground Beef Recipes to give you loads of ideas to try out, whether you are looking for a speedy supper dish or a hearty and filling main meal. Ground beef can be such a versatile ingredient, is a good source of protein and can be sourced quite cheaply so is wallet-friendly too, which can help if you have a lot of mouths to feed!
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.
The best part about this bread is that it makes it so much easier to eat a low carb diet. Yes, there are some savage beasts (joking) that don’t miss bread at all and are happy to just eat bacon seven times a day, but if you’re anything like me, bread was a staple of your diet growing up and you still have a look of yearning in your eyes when they drop that bread basket in the middle of the table at family dinner. I feel your pain. This low carb bread recipe is your shoulder to cry on.
Deb, Thank you so much for leaving a comment – we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the bread! Yes, the yeast in this recipe is for aroma/flavor. Unfortunately we aren’t at high altitude so we don’t have experience baking in that way. We’ve read that it can be helpful to slightly decrease baking powder, slightly increase liquids, and increase oven temperature by 25F. Please let us know how it goes if you try the recipe with any of these changes, and sorry we couldn’t be more help with this!

When I first saw this amazing shrimp curry it was the beautiful color that got my attention, like sunshine in a bowl! This keto curry would be ideal if a friend drops by for lunch unexpectedly. After all, we all have a bag of shrimp hiding in the depths of the freezer! You don’t even have to have an Instant Pot as there are instructions here for stove top too, and although it will take longer you are only talking five minutes instead of one!
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