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Low Carb Bread Machine Recipe

Low Carb Bread on a plate with butter

I know I’ve been making it REAL CLEAR on Instagram that I’m wrapping everything in lettuce cups these days, but that’s only because every self proclaimed “best low carb bread recipe”, we’ve had is just– GROSS.

I’m sorry it’s not happening. We’ve even ordered them from all over the country and although we’ve found some low carb pastas we like, we’re just not here for the bread products. (But if you find some good ones let us know below!)

So, when my husband started fussing around the kitchen with this keto friendly bread recipe, I was soooo skeptical.

And then one morning he was chowing down on FRENCH TOAST, and I was like, Uhhhh, what the heck is going on here? BITE PLEASE.

A loaf of keto bread made in the bread machine


Okay you guys, I don’t often ask my cooking impaired husband to share his recipes with us, but this bread is THE BOMB.

First off, this is a low carb bread recipe for a bread machine. I saw him drag in his new toy after he got home from work one day. We use the Zoji Rushi Bread Machine, which makes 2 pound loaves, and can also make cakes and other pastry doughs.

If you get serious about keto or low carb bread making, I highly recommend this bread machine because the recipe is so easy! The bread machine literally does everything from mixing, rising, timing, proofing, and baking. We just dump everything in and 5 hours later there is fresh bread in the machine.

(FYI: If you’ve been paying to have keto bread shipped to you, this thing is going to pay for itself in a couple of weeks.)

Keto bread ingredients in the bread machine

Now onto the recipe…

How To Make Keto Bread In The Bread Machine

For this bread, we just make a bowl of the measured dry ingredients, a bowl of the wet ingredients, and a bowl for the yeast.

That’s right, he always add the yeast last, so it gets it’s own bowl. I tried explaining to him that bakers always add the yeast to the warm liquid, so it can activate and begin feeding on the honey, but he’s made it 20 times and he swears yeast on top!

If you want to argue with him, please do. Here is his Instagram handle: @dereck_penrod. 😛 Tell him I said to bring home bacon.

Make a bowl of the dry ingredients first. We use Anthony’s Oat Fiber

A bag of Anthony's Oat Fiber

Bob’s Golden Flaxseed Meal. Pour it all in the bowl…

A bowl of various dry ingredients for low carb bread

Bob’s Vital Wheat Gluten..

Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten being scooped out

And a bunch of other stuff that you just measure and dump in your bowl. I won’t bore you to death.

Wet ingredients can be poured directly into the bread machine pan. He wants you to know the BUTTER MUST BE SOFT!

The bread machine bowl full of butter and wet ingredients

Pour the dry ingredients on top of the wet. Then pour the yeast on top.

The bowl of the bread machine with all ingredients added

And set the bread machine to standard bread. Nothin fancy!

Our bread machine set to basic loaf

Then you literally go about your day because there is nothing left to do! 

5 or so hours later… TA DA!

A delicious slice of low carb bread

And one more beauty shot because COME ON…

A photo of the whole loaf of low carb bread

This recipe for homemade low carb bread is moist and satisfying, which is something that we have not found from purchasing from any ship-to-your-door keto bread companies.

I’m not saying I’ll give up on my lettuce wrapped burgers and tacos because I have really grown to love them, but you guys, I CAN EAT TOAST WITH BUTTER NOW. This bread actually toasts!

Alright, enough from me. Time for the recipe. Let me know how it turns out for you!

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A Note From Me To You:  I have added this recipe to the Carb Manager app, which I use to track my carbs for the day. It is public under “Urban Cowgirl Bread Recipe”.

You will see this listed as 5 g carbs per serving, but that is because the software will not account for the yeast consuming the honey and converting it into carbon dioxide. This surely happens because you can see in the photos the beautiful air bubbles from the leavening. Just understand that the honey has been consumed by the yeast during the rise, and therefore the honey really should not be apart of determining the carbohydrate counts in a serving. Their software cannot account for this chemical process in bread making. Thanks! Love, Sarah

Buttered Low Carb Bread Recipe
Yield: 1 loaf of bread

Low Carb Bread Machine Recipe

This low carb bread is just 3g net carbs per slice, with all the flavor and texture of real bread. It makes great toast, french toast, and sandwiches. You can even use it as a base for cheese bread, cinnamon bread, and flavored keto breads.


  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c. Anthony's Oat Fiber
  • 2/3 c. Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 1/4 c. Anthony's Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. Xylitol
  • 1/2 t. Xanthan Gum
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c. Room Temp Water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 t. honey
  • 2 T room temp butter
  • 1 T Active Dry Yeast (Must be Active Dry Yeast)


  1. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and whisk well to combine.
  2. In your bread machine bowl, add all of the wet ingredients, besides the yeast.
  3. Add the dry ingredients on top. Then pour in the yeast.
  4. Close the machine and start the bread machine on the regular setting.


A Note About Honey: The honey in this recipe exists to feed the yeast, which must have a food source in order to activate and leaven the bread. The honey is calculated into the carb count, but only trace amounts of it remain in the final loaf.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 14gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

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Wednesday 21st of September 2022

Hi Sarah! You said to set the machine for standard. Should i use the white or whole grain setting on mine? Also my machine makes 1 pound, 1.5 pound, or 2 pound loaves. Which should i use for this?

Sarah Penrod

Monday 26th of September 2022

white should be fine!


Saturday 20th of August 2022

Just a note Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs so don’t feed this bread to them. Recipe sounds good I will try without the xylitol just in case a fur baby gets ahold of it.


Wednesday 21st of September 2022

@Michelle, you can substitute erythritol for the xylitol. It’s not toxic to pets!

Cyndie Lou

Saturday 20th of August 2022

Can unflavored protein powder be added to this to increase the amount of protein per slice?? I've had bariatric surgery, so trying to figure out high-protein, low-carb bread options for the occasional times I want buttered toast.

Sarah Penrod

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Never tried it but if you do please come back and let us know how it went!

Steve Stilwell

Monday 1st of August 2022

Sarah, this bread is really delicious! I made it for my first loaf from my new Kitchenarm 29-in-1 Smart Bread Machine. I used the white bread setting, 2 lbs, medium dark crust and the finished loaf was moist but evenly cooked to the center. I believe that flax meal is the key. My loaf is 5 1/4" square, about 6" long. I may bump the yeast up very slightly next time to get a slightly longer loaf. Outstanding KETO bread!!

Steve Stilwell

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

Sarah, another favorite of ours is now a seeded version of your recipe with 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds added shortly after the final kneading step begins. I made a change to use 2 tbsp of Monk Fruit for the Keto sweetener....all good!!!

Steve Stilwell

Sunday 7th of August 2022

Sarah, I also tried dark flaxseed meal and light flaxseed meal and then mixed the two 50/50. The loaves were all great! Today I added sharp cheddar cheese cubes and a jalapeno, maybe a 1/2 cup of those ingredients at a 50/50 mix. I was a little more moist but really good. This is a good recipe to experiment with. I tried a little less salt to get a little more rise and the loaf was too big and collapsed a bit. Your recipe as posted is right-on!! Thanks for the great recipe!!!


Sunday 17th of July 2022

Hello, I've been searching through the comments for any related tips to baking this bread at high altitude. I live at 6,000 feet and would love to make this recipe in my bread machine. Thanks!

Sarah Penrod

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Hi Lois, I haven't spent much time at high altitudes but you might check Sally's Baking Blog for information like that. I know she has a team of bakers that write for her site and it's comprehensive enough that Im sure she has covered tips for high altitude baking.

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