Low Carb Grain Free Bread Recipe | Paleo Friendly

by hungryelephant

I’ve been wanting to make a circular loaf of bread for the last few months and I’ve made about a dozen before I finally made a really delicious grain free bread recipe that is under 10 whole carbs per serving! Plus it’s paleo friendly!

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This bread is a based off of two recipes I spotted when I was in the testing phase. The first one is Dr. Bergs “Healthiest Bread in the World”. The second is from Jess at PaleoGrubs. I highly recommend checking both those recipes out!

Before I go any further, yes, I use arrowroot flour in this recipe, so that means it’s more of a low carb loaf than keto. (However the carbs are still low-ish, so if it fits your macros, go for it).. so that’s why it’s labelled “Low carb” and not keto.

HOWEVER, As Dr. Berg has mentioned, arrowroot is low-glycemic and can be used in moderation. I do understand if serious keto-ers do not want to make this recipe though.



If you want to try to make this keto – you can attempt to use 1.5 cups (100g) whey or pea isolate instead of arrowroot (check out my white bread recipe and see what I mean) but you’ll probably have to adjust the water to be about 1 cup (250ml)

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 This is SO easy to make! This video contains the recipe for a yeast bread and a baking powder bread.. both turned out wildly different so it’s up to you which one you want to make but let’s go over each loaf..

YEAST BREAD: This batch is probably my favourite out of the two. It is fluffy and browns easily in the oven. My only wish is that it would have risen a bit higher. Has a wheat bread taste to it.

BAKING POWDER BREAD: Out of the oven, this bread rose higher than the yeast bread but it didn’t brown as well. It’s also a tad bit more dense and a little less fluffy (but still fluffy)

Both taste incredible!

If you like this bread, make sure to check out my keto white bread. I also made this bread into a grain free jalapeno cheddar loaf – be sure to check it out!

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Low Carb Grain Free Bread Recipe
Yield: 15

Low Carb Grain Free Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rise Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

The perfect grain free bread to slather with butter! I used yeast to rise the loaf but baking powder also works. Takes minutes to make and no kneading needed!!



  1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the almond flour, arrowroot, xanthan gum and baking powder. (if you are using quick yeast, add it to the flour here along with the sugar and omit baking powder)
  2. Separate the eggs and set aside the egg yolks for later.
  3. Add the egg whites, olive oil and warm water to the dry mix.
  4. Stir until a somewhat thick batter has formed.
  5. Dump the batter onto parchment paper.
  6. Wet your hands and form one circular loaf with the dough, smoothing down the top.

YEAST BREAD: place the dough ball into a large mixing bowl and cover with a towel or cling wrap. Place in a warm area to rise for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, brush with egg yolk.

Bake at 400°F / 200°C for 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread and at around 20 minutes, if it's brown, cover lightly with foil so it won't burn.

BAKING POWDER: Brush with egg yolks and 'score' the top of the bread. Bake at 375°F / 190°C for 30 - 35 minutes.

Take out both breads and cool on a rack until near room temp.



These loaves both make around 15 slices.

Nutritional Information per slice:

  • CALS: 110
  • FAT: 7.5
  • CARBS: 8.9
  • FIBRE: 1.8
  • NET CARBS: 7.8
  • PROTEIN: 3.7

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Giselle December 13, 2019 - 9:50 pm

I just made a test Yeast loaf and it turned out amazing! I’m thinking a pizza base would be great with this dough!

Ang Greetham December 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm

What would happen if you added both the yeast & baking powder to the same loaf like your other loaves?

hungryelephant December 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm

you might get a bit more lift but I havent tried with this recipe specifically.

Nokubonga December 23, 2019 - 10:04 am

I just tried this recipe but only used half of the ingredients. Since I didn’t have xanthan gum, I used flaxseed powder (read somewhere that it’s apparently a good binder). While mixing my ingredients I added the whole egg by mistake but my mini loaf turned out great! Definitely happy with the texture it had.

Marcelle January 1, 2020 - 3:54 pm

This bread is SOOOO yummy! I had 3/4 loaf left in the fridge and needed room so I decided to try turning the remaining loaf into garlic Parmesan croutons. OMG they are amazing! This is the closest taste to white bread I have found on keto! BRAVO!!!

diana January 9, 2020 - 3:13 pm

Sorry for the dumb question, but when you let the dough rise in the mixing bowl, do you take it out and form it on the baking tray to bake it? If so, do you have to let it rise again? I’m a long-time bread baker, and in my experience, yeast raised breads will deflate if you move the dough from one place to another before baking (You might have shown this on the video, but I can’t get it to play.)

hungryelephant January 10, 2020 - 3:37 am

Hey! Nope I just took it out of the bowl (I used parchment underneath) and put it in the oven! I shaped it before hand

Vicki January 13, 2023 - 2:44 am

I’m going to try your jalapeño cheddar tomorrow. I tried Dr. Berg’s healthy bread today. I didn’t have the psyllium husk so I put in flaxseed instead. Have you ever tried it with psyllium husk? I like the idea of more fiber. Thanks!

Yokie February 3, 2023 - 12:47 pm

Am I missing it? I can’t see when you add the salt…


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