This savory Coconut Flour Bread has a wonderful light and fluffy texture. It’s easy, delicious, and makes great low carb and keto sandwiches. And it has only 1.6g carbs per slice!
I have to be very honest about this coconut flour bread and tell you that it absolutely exceeded my expectations. It has wonderful texture, great flavor, and it’s sturdy enough for making sandwiches. My husband has already requested that I make another loaf.
It’s quickly becoming on of our favorite keto bread recipes. And all because of a reader request!
Why you will love this bread
It all came about when a reader emailed about my Keto Cheese Bread recipe. She mentioned how great it looked but wondered if I could make a coconut flour version as she’s allergic to nuts.
And I thought… well, why not? But I didn’t want to make a skillet bread, I wanted proper loaf bread. The kind I could make sandwiches with. Or perhaps some keto avocado toast!
This coconut flour bread is perfect for both uses. It can be sliced thinly for sandwiches, and it toasts very nicely. I even made some keto panini with it!
It’s also incredibly easy to make, taking about 15 minutes of prep time and 35 minutes of bake time. And it has only 1.6g net carbs per slice!
Ingredients you need
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- Coconut flour: I always use Bob’s Red Mill because I think it gives the best results. Brands do vary in how absorbent they are so just be aware that you may need more water if you use another brand.
- Protein powder: Protein powder is critical to the texture of this bread. It helps make it lighter and fluffier, more like real sandwich bread.
- Eggs: Coconut flour recipes always rely on plenty of eggs for structure so don’t skimp!
- Oil: I like the flavor of olive oil in this bread but you can use avocado oil or melted butter as well.
- Cheddar: Grated cheese adds both flavor and texture to this savory coconut flour bread. It helps hold it together better as well so I don’t recommend skipping it. You may be able to use dairy free cheese shreds but I haven’t tried it.
- Bagel seasoning: A little everything bagel seasoning sprinkled over the top looks and tastes great. But it’s entirely optional.
- Pantry staples: Baking powder, garlic powder, salt.
Step by Step Directions
1. Prepare the pan: Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Line the the bottom and long sides of the pan with a pieces of parchment paper with overhanging edges.
2. Whisk the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Make sure to break up any clumps in the coconut flour.
3. Add the wet ingredients: Add the eggs, oil, shredded cheese, and water and stir until well combined. If the batter is overly thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time. The batter should be thick but scoopable and spreadable.
4. Bake the bread: Spread in the prepared baking pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is just firm to the touch.
5. Add the topping: Remove and brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with bagel seasoning, if desired. Return to the oven for another 3 to 4 minutes.
I like unflavored whey protein isolate for this recipe because it has a higher protein content. Egg white protein powder should work just as well but it may make the bread a bit more dry. I do not recommend collagen protein.
Lining the pan with parchment helps the coconut flour bread release more easily. Even the best non-stick pans can be tricky when it comes to keto bread.
It’s important not to over bake this or any other coconut flour recipes. Every oven differs so keep your eye on it and check it frequently as it gets close. The best way to know if it’s done is to touch the top of the loaf lightly with your hands. If it feels firm to the touch, get it out of the oven right away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Coconut flour makes wonderful low carb, gluten-free bread, but it doesn’t work the same way regular wheat flour does. You won’t be able to make yeast bread with it, but you can use it for easy quick bread recipes. Do be aware that coconut flour is very absorbent and needs quite a few eggs for structure and to rise properly. Check out my tutorial on Baking with Coconut Flour.
While coconut flour has a strong coconut scent, this bread doesn’t taste like coconut. The garlic powder, cheese, and seasoning help offset the flavor and it has a nice savory bread flavor.
This coconut flour bread has 3.3g of carbohydrate and 1.7g of fiber. So it has a net carb count of 1.6g per slice!
Coconut Flour Bread Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Line the the bottom and long sides of the pan with a pieces of parchment paper with overhanging edges.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder. Make sure to break up any clumps in the coconut flour.
- Add the eggs, oil, shredded cheese, and water and stir until well combined. If the batter is overly thick, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time. The batter should be thick but scoopable and spreadable.
- Spread in the prepared baking pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is just firm to the touch.
- Remove and brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with bagel seasoning, if desired. Return to the oven for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove and let cool about 30 minutes in the pan, then use the parchment paper to help lift the bread out of the pan before slicing.