The Best Keto Bread Brands You Can Find in Your Local Grocery Store

Unsettling news headlines about heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other conditions linked to lifestyle are on the rise. As a result, more and more of us are becoming more health-conscious and seeing new habits to improve our health.

One such way Americans are trying to get healthy is by adopting a keto diet and according to  statistics, almost 13 million Americans follow this diet every year.

Evidence from a  study in 2018 shows the keto diet to be an effective approach to decreasing fat mass whilst maintaining lean mass. Many people who follow the keto diet look for bread that they can still eat while maintaining their 5% maximum carbohydrates. With this in mind, we’ve explored the best keto bread brands for you to try.

An image of a chopping board, knife, half-cut banana, and keto bread brand

What is 'Keto' bread?

When you follow a keto diet, you’re limited in how many carbohydrates you can eat each day. For this reason, keto bread is lower in carbohydrates and will have all of the nutritional information listed for each serving (usually one slice).

Other differences between regular bread and keto bread are that it is higher in protein. Keto bread also has more fiber.

Typically, keto bread won’t be made from cereal flour. Instead, it’s usually made from low-carb, organic wheat flour. It also contains other ingredients that are frequently used in gluten-free products.

Keto bread typically contains fewer than 15g of carbohydrates per serving.

What is keto bread made of?

Typical keto bread contains some of the following ingredients. These are:

  • Coconut flour
  • Almond flour
  • Ground almonds
  • Ground flax
  • Psyllium husk.

Let’s take a look at each of these ingredients in more detail.

Coconut flour

Advantages: This is the ideal substitute for bread as well as cakes and muffins — coconut flour delivers that moist consistency that we all love about traditional bread.

Disadvantages: Coconut flour isn’t 0% carb and isn’t moist of its own accord. Instead, it draws out moisture from the other bread ingredients like water and eggs.

Almond flour

Advantages: Similar to coconut flour, almond flour can be used in other baking as well as bread. You can also keep it for a long time in an airtight, refrigerated container (up to seven months).

Disadvantages: Almond flour isn’t actually flour at all. Essentially, it’s blanched almonds. For this reason, it can be quite expensive in comparison and isn’t stored like other types of flour either.

Ground almonds

Advantages: A quarter of a cup of ground almonds contains just three grams of net carbohydrates alongside 14 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein. You can also make it quite easily yourself by using a blender (heavy-duty is essential) and some raw almonds. Make sure they’re unsalted though!

Disadvantages: The texture isn’t as fine as almond flour because it uses whole almonds with the skin instead of blanched ones.

Ground flax

Advantages: Flax is highly nutritious and contains fatty acids, B vitamins, and minerals. From two tablespoons, you get 3g of protein, 1g carbs, and 4g fiber.

Disadvantages: Ground flax oxidates readily. This means that the beneficial fatty acids start to break down quite quickly.  

Psyllium husk

Advantages: Psyllium husk is a great fiber source and it’s also a prebiotic that supports gut health. It almost has no carbs when used as flour and is also a good egg substitute.

Disadvantages: You shouldn’t eat psyllium husk on its own as it can cause you to choke.  

Slices of yummy, brown toast in a toast rack

What are the best keto bread brands in the supermarket?

Now we know the ins and outs of keto bread, let’s look at the best keto bread brands out there.

#1 Julian Bakery Keto Thin Bread

This is a specialist allergen and keto-friendly bread that has an impressive zero net carbs per slice! This makes it ideal for the keto diet! It is organic and contains almond flour, eggs, butter, and cream cheese.

Calories per slice: 140

Net carbs: 0

Protein: 8g

Cost: $$

#2 Great Low Carb Bread Co.

This sourdough loaf is delicious. It has a slightly dense, fluffy texture that makes it great for toasting and making sandwiches. It does contain wheat, though, so isn’t gluten-free. It tastes great browned on a skillet with butter.

Calories per slice: 60

Net carbs: 8g

Protein: 7g

Cost: $$

#3 Carbonaut Seeded Bread

If you like a seeded loaf, you’ll love the Carbonaut keto bread. It does have a small amount of wheat flour and wheat protein, but it is mainly made up of potato starch, flax, psyllium husk, and bamboo fiber.

Calories per slice: 80

Net carbs: 8g

Protein: 6g

Cost: $

#4 Base Culture Store – seven nuts and seed

Another keto bread for those who love nuts and seeds. This is a great loaf that contains pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, pecans, and sunflower seeds. This bread contains no artificial ingredients or wheat and grains.

Calories per slice: 80

Net carbs: 8g

Protein: 6g

Cost: $

#5 Mr. Tortilla

For people who love wraps, Mr. Tortilla has a “1 net carb” tortilla wrap. You can even get them in different flavors like spicy, Pico de Gallo, Savory Spinach, as well as multigrain. These do contain wheat and soy and so aren’t gluten-free.

Calories per wrap: 15

Net carbs: 1g

Protein: 1g

Cost: $$$

#6 Thin Slim Foods Keto Bagels

We don’t know anyone that doesn’t love bagels, but traditional bagels are so carb-heavy! Thankfully, Thin Slim Foods has keto bagels/ They’re pretty tasty with wheat starch, chicory root, and oat fiber making up their main ingredients and so they’re different from other keto bread brands.

Calories per bagel: 90

Net carbs: 0g

Protein: 14g

Cost: $$$

#7 Scotty’s Everyday Keto Bread mix

If you like making your own bread and want an easy keto solution, Scotty’s Everyday keto bread mix is fantastic. You can use it for bread, pizza, and muffins — and you only need dry yeast, olive oil, and water to prepare the mix at home.

Calories per slice: 45

Net carbs: 0g

Protein: 2.5

Cost: $$

#8 Franz Bakery – White Keto Bread

This is a tasty bread for a sandwich or grilled cheese and it’s easy to order online. This bread receives excellent ratings and reviews, but it is pretty expensive and has the highest carb content of all of the keto bread brands in this review.

Calories per slice: 40

Net carbs: 12g

Protein: 4g

Cost: $$$

There are loads of choices of keto bread brands nowadays so there’s bound to be something for everyone’s tastes and budgets. If you enjoyed reading this article and want to read more tips and ‘best of’ lists to help you lead a healthy lifestyle, check out the rest of Buffalo Market’s blog.

 

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