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When you are really missing bread on a keto diet…

Following a low carb diet or a keto diet is usually great, but there are days when you just can’t face another egg, or when you want the comfort of that bread texture, or when you don’t feel well enough to manage heavy foods and comfort food is the go-to. This recipe is for those days.

It’s bread, kinda… It’s got the texture of bread or biscuits or muffins or even not-very sweet cake. I’m not promising that it’s a carbon copy, but it’s close. And it’s only about 3 minutes away from your plate and your belly, a good thing if you are in a rush or not feeling up to cooking much. It’s mostly nuts, so it’s pretty calorie dense – not for everyday, but a great alternative.

I have called it Peanut Butter Keto Bread. It has about 7 grams of net carbs in the whole thing, even the version with chocolate chips! And despite the minimal ingredients, it’s hefty enough to be a full meal, filling you up for hours. Or eat half and put the rest in a bag for later in the day.

I make it in an Anchor glass dish, the 4 cup size. My hand is in the first picture for size reference. This will make a bread that is about 1 inch thick. Super simple. Add all ingredients, whisk with a fork until everything is uniformly blended, scrape down sides, microwave for about 1.5 minutes, tip onto a plate and enjoy!

The full batch as printed here, one very filling serving, is 335 kcals and 7 g net carbs, plus 6 g fibre, 15 g protein and 28 g fat. And unlike regular breads or muffins, this will stick with you for hours. Very satiating. I like mine with butter on top, but you could also use further nut butters or pour over some heavy cream for a more dessert like serving. Here’s a neat idea… Chop it up and make a “trifle” type dessert with whipping cream and fresh berries.

Photo progression:

1 tbsp peanut butter in 4 cup glass storage dish with straight sides.
Add all ingredients.
Low carb, stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips – available on Amazon
Measure your chocolate chips – don’t get carried away!
Whisk vigorously until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Then scrape down sides of the container before baking.
With butter – yum!

Peanut Butter Keto Bread

A quick microwave bread alternative, can be fancied up with chocolate chips for a more dessert-like presentation. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 335kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (can also be almond butter or regular butter)
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Few drops Liquid Stevia (or 1-2 pkts of powdered sweetener)
  • 1 level tbsp Lillies Choc Chips (11 g)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a 4 cup glass container, preferably with straight sides.  Whisk vigorously with a fork until all ingredients are well blended and smooth.  Add chocolate chips and mix in.  Scrape down sides of dish and level top of mix.  Cook on high in microwave for 1 minute 20-30 seconds (depending on your machine).  Run a knife or fork around the outside of the baked bread and tip onto a plate.  Enjoy!

Notes

You can increase the sweetener depending on how “dessert-like” you want your bread.  But adding more chocolate chips will increase the carb content of the finished product.  

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