If you are looking for keto bread at your local supermarket or health food store, you are most likely to find it in the freezer section along with other types of gluten-free and/or specialty breads.
There are quite a few low-carb “keto-friendly” bread options available, but many contain wheat gluten which is extremely inflammatory and can be difficult to digest, even for those without celiac disease or known gluten sensitivities.
For that reason we have compiled a list of keto bread options that are both dairy-free and gluten-free. You can find some of these breads in stores, however some are only available online.
We have included complete ingredient lists and nutritional information for each keto bread option, as well as our personal experience with each brand.
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Selecting Healthy Keto Bread
When selecting a healthy keto bread there are a few things to look out for. Some of the following ingredients are ok in small amounts, while others should be avoided altogether.
Ingredients to Avoid
Gluten is a substance found in numerous grains such as wheat (eg., durum, semolina, graham, spelt, kamut, and triticale), rye, barley, and most oats.
Used in baking, gluten gives bread dough its elasticity and baked goods their fluffiness and chewiness.
Although it is often downplayed, research has confirmed that gluten can be absolutely devastating to a person’ s health, even if they do not have celiac disease or known gluten sensitivities.
Gluten is the silent root of many of the health challenges millions of people face today and should be avoided at all costs.
Nothing performs quite like gluten in baked goods, so you will need to adjust your expectations somewhat when looking for a healthy keto bread option.
It is also important to avoid unhealthy oils, such as hydrogenated oils and other low quality easily denatured oils. See our healthy oils table for more details.
Ingredients OK in Small Quantities
The following ingredients aren’t horrible, but they shouldn’t be consumed in large quantities. If they are present in the ingredient list, ensure that they are at least near the bottom.
Chicory root and inulin are inexpensive fibers that help give bread its form in the absence of gluten. In small amounts these fibers can be beneficial, but they can cause gastric distress if consumed in large amounts or in those who are particularly sensitive.
Psyllium husk is a healthier option that performs the same role in breads and other baked goods.
Some sugar alcohols such as xylitol, maltitol, mannitol, and isomalt are partially absorbed, meaning they act like carbohydrates in the body.
As a rule of thumb, whenever sugar alcohols are listed, only subtract 50% from the total carbs when determining net carbs.
For example, if a product has 12g of carbs, 4 g of fiber, and 4g of sugar alcohol, only subtract 2g of sugar alcohol. In this instance, the example product would contain 6 net carbs instead of 4.
6 Healthy Keto Bread Options
All of the options on this list contain clean ingredients and less than 5 net carbs per serving.
Note: serving sizes vary between products. Because taste is somewhat relative, and food sensitivities may require people to avoid certain ingredients, we have not ranked these breads in any particular order.
The breads on this list also support a variety of applications. Some are better for sandwiches or burgers, while others may be better suited to hold toppings, or be grilled or toasted.
1) Liberated Specialty Foods
Liberated Specialty Foods offers a wide range of paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free and keto friendly products, including two types of bread. Both of these breads are extremely high in fat and provide a convenient and tasty way to boost the fat content of a meal or snack.
Despite the relatively high price per loaf, this is one of my favorite keto bread options, and I like to keep a loaf or two in the freezer at all times.
Although these breads can be used to make small gourmet sandwiches, I prefer to simply add toppings. The slices are similar in thickness to traditional sandwich bread, but the face is only about half the size.
Liberated Specialty Foods breads have a very moist dessert bread consistency, similar to traditional zucchini bread, and remain quite soft even after toasting.
I personally like to toast a couple slices and simply top with Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter, or Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese and smoked salmon.
Liberated Specialty Foods is extremely dedicated to quality ingredients, and they offer several other dairy-free keto products including: Pizza Crust, Herb Crackers, Donuts, Croutons, Bread Crumbs, Stuffing Mix and Saltine Crackers.
Liberated Specialty Foods - Cashew Crème Bread
Ingredients: Cashew Butter, Eggs, Coconut Milk, Coconut Flour, Organic Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt.
Serving Size: 2 Slices (66g) – Approximately 8 servings per container.
Nutritional info: 260 Calories, 20g Fat, 11g Protein, (9g carbs – 4g Dietary Fiber) = 5g Net Carbs.
Approximate price per loaf: $13.89 – $18.65 (shipping costs may vary)
Flavors: Cashew Crème Bread and Coconut Bread (7 net carbs per 2 slices)
Where to buy: Available at a variety of grocery stores. I originally came across this bread at my local Safeway, but they are often out of stock. A retailer location finder is available on the Liberated Specialty Foods website.
Note: Package labeling reads “vegetarian”, but this product contains eggs.
2) Julian Bakery
Julian Bakery is another great company dedicated to healthy ingredients and paleo, and keto food options. Although they do offer a keto specific bread option, it contains dairy.
So we have highlighted their Paleo Thin bread, which is not as high in fat, but only contains 3 net carbs per slice.
As mentioned earlier, gluten is what gives bread its elasticity, and breads made without it tend to be a little crumbly. That is the case with Julian Bakery Breads. Similar to the Liberated Specialty Foods breads however, they do work well toasted with butter or toppings, or in pan applications such as grilled cheese or French toast.
Note: In the absence of preservatives there have been some complaints about Julian Bakery breads molding during shipping. An additional vacuum sealed inner wrap has been added recently to address this issue.
Julian Bakery Paleo Thin Bread
Ingredients: Blanched Almond Flour, Egg Whites, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Whole Psyllium Husk, Organic Coconut Flour, Potassium Bicarbonate, Sweet Potato Powder, Himalayan Salt.
Serving size: 1 slice (43g) – Approximately 16 servings per container.
Nutritional info: 90 Calories, 6g Fat, 6g Protein, (7g carbs – 4g Dietary Fiber) = 3g Net Carbs.
Flavors: Sandwich bread, Seed Medley, Almond, Coconut.
Approximate price per loaf: $11.67 – $13.33 (shipping costs may vary)
3) Base Culture
Base Culture offers three keto friendly sandwich bread options that do not contain grains, gluten or dairy. Two of their breads (Original Keto and 7 Nut & Seed) contain 4g net carbs per slice while their soft sandwich bread contains 6g net carbs per slice.
The ingredients for Base Culture breads read like a home baked bread recipe. No artificial ingredients, and nothing you don’t likely already have in your cabinets at home.
In my opinion, Base Culture Keto Bread is the closest thing to traditional sandwich bread currently available.
Base Culture Keto Bread
Ingredients: Water, Eggs, Almond Butter, Golden Flaxseed Meal, Arrowroot Flour, Psyllium Husk Powder, Almond Flour, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Baking Soda.
Serving size: 1 slice (32g) – Approximately 14 servings per container.
Nutritional info: 110 Calories, 6g Fat, 4g Protein, (8g carbs – 4g Dietary Fiber) = 4g Net Carbs.
Flavors: Original Keto, 7 Nut & Seed, Soft Sandwich bread (6 net carbs/slice).
Approximate price per loaf: $8.99 – $9.99 (shipping costs may vary)
Where to buy: Available at Whole Foods and a variety of other health food stores. Also available directly from baseculture.com, and their website offers a store locator tool.
4) Uprising Food
Uprising Food has a motivated marketing team as you have likely seen numerous ads for their Keto Cube Bread all over social media. It has also gained a number of followers, great reviews, and repeat customers, which would be difficult if their product did not live up to the hype.
Similar to other breads on this list, the lack of preservatives results in the need to refrigerate or freeze the loaves upon arrival. Each cube comes uncut and packaged in a custom box which helps protect the loaves during shipping.
The listed serving size is a bit larger than the other breads on this list, which should be taken into account when assessing value. The bread cuts quite easily, but if you don’t use a cutting guide you are likely to end up with uneven slices.
The consistency of the bread is soft, dense and chewy. The crust is a bit dry, and although the bread can be toasted, it doesn’t brown or caramelize as well as some of the other breads on this list. It still however, works well in a variety of applications.
The Keto Cube has received some criticism due to its price when compared to basic commercially available breads, but as you can see it is priced similarly to other truly healthy bread options.
To put it into perspective, a single slice of healthy keto bread is as filling as, and offers similar nutrition as some popular keto bars, yet costs half as much.
Uprising Food Keto Cube Bread
Ingredients: Water, Almond Flour, Egg Whites, Psyllium Husk, Flaxseed, Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid, Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt.
Serving size: 1 slice (72g) – Approximately 8 servings per cube.
Nutritional info: 160 Calories, 11g Fat, 6g Protein, (11g carbs – 9g Dietary Fiber) = 2g Net Carbs.
Approximate price per cube: $12.00 (shipping costs may vary)
Where to buy: Currently the Keto Cube is only available directly from uprisingfood.com, and must be purchased in bundles of 4.
5) Unbun Foods
Unbun Foods is a small company that exclusively offers grain-free keto breads and bread products. In addition to their original keto buns, they also offer a plant based keto bun, as well as pizza crust, tortillas, and baguettes.
The original buns are quite large and work well for burgers, sloppy Joe’s, or pulled pork sandwiches. They are soft and spongy and hold their form well. All of the Unbun Food’s products are great, however I believe their tortillas are their best selling product.
Unbun Foods Unbuns
Ingredients: Blanched Almond Flour, Liquid Egg White, Water, Liquid Whole Egg, Ground Flax, Coconut Flour, Psyllium Seed Husk, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda.
Serving size: 1 bun (85g) – 4 servings per container.
Nutritional info: 240 Calories, 16g Fat, 10g Protein, (15g carbs – 10g Dietary Fiber) = 5g Net Carbs.
Approximate price per container: $9.99 (shipping costs may vary)
6) Daily Bread
Daily Bread is a small mother-daughter company based out of Ohio. Their goal originally was to simply create a healthy grain-free and sugar-free bread for themselves, but they soon realized that they had something worth building a business around.
Daily Bread Omega Buns
Ingredients: Flaxseed Meal, Eggs, Psyllium, Chia Seed Meal, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Vinegar and Stevia.
Serving size: 1 bun (58g) – 4 servings per container.
Nutritional info: 140 Calories, 9g Fat, 7g Protein, (8g carbs – 7g Dietary Fiber) = 1g Net Carbs.
Topping options: Original, Sesame Seed, Chia Seed, Variety.
Approximate price per package (4 buns): $7.67 – $10.50 (shipping costs may vary)
Where to buy: Buns and dry mixes can be purchased directly from omegabun.com, and their website also includes a complete list of retailers. Online purchases come in packs of 4 or 6 only.
Omega Buns and dry mixes are also available on Amazon.
Make Your Own Keto Bread
If you are interested in making your own keto bread at home, Kelley Herring’s Keto Breads Cookbook is a great resource. Kelley is a nutritional biochemist and the founder of Healing Gourmet.
She has authored more than a dozen books touting the life-saving benefits of a natural, low-sugar, grain-free, anti-inflammatory diet.
A Few of the Recipes In This Book
A Look Inside
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