If you have ever tried making a keto bread, you would know that they all taste different. It is very difficult to find one that actually tastes like bread. This keto bread is more “snacky”. I personally find that it has the texture of banana bread and is more dessert-ish in nature. The flavor/texture was unexpected, but it actually turned out to be a delicious recipe.
I like this bread because it feels like a sweet snack when you are craving something. It is very filling and you don’t have the guilt from a ton of carbs or gluten from bread.
Why our keto snack bread is good for you:
This bread is FILLED with good omegas from fats. Eggs and chia seeds are high in Omega 3’s. Sunflower seeds and sesame seeds are high in Omega 6’s. The butter and coconut oil are both saturated fat, but remember that you NEED saturated fat in your diet still, just in moderation. I ALWAYS recommend using grass-fed butter instead of normal butter. Grass-fed butter is much higher in Omega 3’s and has vitamin K2 in it. Overall, it is just a much healthier option.
We tried the bread in a grilled cheese sandwich, tried toasting it, tried it with a sweet jam, and tried it with a soup. The bread is definitely not meant to be a bread replacement; it didn’t taste good as a grilled cheese sandwich and didn’t toast well. It was too spongy for that. However, it tasted REALLY good with a strawberry jam. The bread was a LOT like a dessert and was delicious after a meal.
- Always use grass fed butter. It is much higher in Omega-3’s and has vitamin K2. The chemical composition is just way better for you. Grass-fed butter can be found in most grocery stores now! Our favourite brand is Kiwi Pure grass fed butter.
- You can substitute the guar gum out for psyllium husk or xanthium gum (or pretty much any thickening agent). You would use the same measurement of xanthium gum as you would use for guar gum. We personally didn’t try the recipe with psyllium husk, so you may have to test around with the amount. But the ratio for psyllium husk is 2 tsp for every 1 cup of flour. So in this recipe, you would use 4 tsp of psyllium husk.
- Make sure you store the bread in the fridge or freezer after you bake it! It just ends up tasting really odd and goes bad if you don’t.
- Top the bread with a fruit jam of choice and eat as a dessert or a snack when you are having cravings!
- Preheat your oven to 350F
- Crack all 7 eggs into a bowl. Use a beater to beat the eggs on high for 1 minute.
- Add the guar gum; continue beating
- Melt the butter
- Add the coconut oil and melted butter to the egg bowl. Continue beating
- Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT for sesame seeds. You will notice that the mixture becomes a lot more thick.
- Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Put the mixture into the loaf pan
- Sprinkle sesame seeds on top
- Bake for 50 minutes (if you poke a toothpick into the middle of the baked loaf, it should come out clean)