I haven’t tried this recipe with anything other than cream cheese. The cream cheese is a pretty integral part of this recipe and is something I consider a “keto staple.” With that said, you could try using mascarpone cheese as a substitute. Or, take full-fat cottage cheese, blend it up in the food processor or blender, and use that as a substitute. Whatever you do choose as a substitute, make sure it has plenty of fat in it. Hope this helps!

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This skillet dinner coats delicious chicken thighs with a creamy jalapeno cheese sauce.  They're an easy weeknight dinner because you don't have to dirty a ton of dishes to create it.  All you need is an oven-safe skillet and an extra plate. The chicken skin becomes superbly crispy, and we love smothering it with the sauce.  However, the sauce will cause the crisp to soften a bit.  If you'd like to keep it as crisp as possible then plate your dinner with the sauce on the bottom, and then ...
There are delicious lactose-free dairy products out there, including cream cheese, sour cream, and even some yogurts. Furthermore, the higher the fat concentration in your dairy (e.g. butter, ghee, heavy cream, hard cheeses like parmesan and romano), the less lactose there usually is in the dairy product. But if you’re sensitive to all forms of dairy, you might need a vegan alternative, even if you’re not vegan. 

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Hi James, Thank you for sharing. Most likely this wasn’t fully cooked if it stuck to the parchment paper, as I never have to grease it, but I did add a note to the post that you could do that to be on the safe side. I think the previous recipe and post were not clear enough on how to make sure that it’s done, so I updated them and hope that will help. I’d love to know if that made a difference if you try it again. But, this bread is more similar to fluffy pre-sliced white bread than a crusty bread, so I still would not expect a crust. If you are looking for a crusty bread, try this almond flour bread instead.
I remember eating coleslaw at cookouts growing up. It was always heavy with way too much mayo and not enough flavor. This Keto chicken coleslaw is worth giving coleslaw a second look. For starters, it doesn’t go overboard on the mayonnaise. Instead, the cabbage (a mix of red and white for color and crunch) is tossed with a light and tangy dressing made from Keto mayo and fruity white balsamic vinegar.
Hi Howard, You’re right that this bread doesn’t rise much – the volume comes mostly from whipping the egg whites. If the whites fell too much, the bread might not be tall enough. But even if they didn’t, it might still be shorter than some other tall bread loaves. Feel free to multiply the recipe by 1.5 if you prefer a taller loaf. I’m glad you liked the flavor and texture!
Great Low Carb Bread Company Plain Bread. Great Low Carb Bread Company makes their plain bread loaf from a handful of wheat-based ingredients, so it mimics the texture of wheat flour-based bread a bit better than other keto-friendly bread options. Each slice has 1 gram of net carbs. However, it should be avoided if you are gluten intolerant in any way. You can order it from Amazon by clicking this link.
I made dressing/stuffing out of this bread! I cut the bread into slices, then cut the slices into cubes. I put them on a metal pan and into my toaster oven on low temperature and let them crisp up. It takes a good while, but they DO get crisp! Then I have my croutons for the dressing. The dressing I made was delicious. I think the next time I make the bread to use for croutons I’m going to add onion powder and sage to the mixture before baking so the croutons will be seasoned some before I begin making the dressing! Love this bread! It is the most like wheat flour bread that I have tried! Thanks Maya!
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Hey Maya!! This is the 2nd recipe I’ve tried off your website and again I love it!! Turned out really well. I can have sandwiches again or a quick piece Of toast when I’m in a hurry to get out the door. I was skeptical about the xanthan gum since I tried a recipe using psyllium husk powder. I did not like it. I can’t taste the xanthan gum so I have no problem using it going forward. Thanks again for the recipe!!!

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Going keto might compel you to start experimenting with ingredients you would have never used otherwise. These vegan treats, for example, are held together with aquafaba—the liquid from a can of chickpeas, believe it or not. Still, the shredded coconut and the smooth chocolate on the bottom make them taste like the mouthwatering macaroons you know and love.

Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried making this recipe into a lemon blueberry bread, but what you’d want to do is add a bit more sweetener (a few tablespoons? depending on how sweet you want it), lemon zest (not lemon juice to avoid too much liquid), and fold in blueberries carefully to avoid breaking down the whites. As for the other recipe you tried, it shouldn’t be gritty (though this one you’re looking at is definitely more fluffy) – did you use a super finely ground blanched almond flour?

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This keto shepherd's pie casserole is a recipe you’ll make again and again. It’s filling comfort food at it’s finest, and a great dish to prepare when you’re trying to make sure you have leftover. Well-seasoned ground lamb is topped with a creamy cauliflower mash, then baked in the oven until golden. This recipe is a great way to use up any ground meat that you have on hand. We’re using lamb but you could also do this with chicken or beef. Just make sure that the cooked cauliflower is ... 

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Pre-cut Salad – You can get this everywhere.  You pour it in a bowl, cut up a tomato and well on your way to a nutritious salad.  The thing that is so nice about Keto is all the stuff that you should put on your salad like cheese, bacon and copious amounts of dressing are all okay. With Keto you really can make salad a meal. ( Brenna rolls her eyes again…)

Was very pleased with this cookbook overall! Have tried several of the recipes and they have all turned out great. Directions are easy to follow and pictures are gorgeous and vibrant! I think some of the recipes are pretty simple and things most keto people have already tried, but the cookbook has a great beginner's general knowledge that makes keto so easy to do. This is definitely a cookbook for all levels of keto!


Sugar cravings be gone! We are helping you say no to the bad sweets and hello to a delicious keto dessert that you will love. Introducing the sweet chaffle recipe. This keto dessert is made in a waffle maker. The Sweet Chaffle is easy to make and requires just a few ingredients. The best part of this dessert keto recipe is that it can be made in a matter of minutes! Lets get sweet chaffling!

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Hi Mindy, That sounds very odd. The salted butter is probably why it was too salty, but I think one of your ingredients must have gone bad, because the bread shouldn’t have a bitter or sour taste at all. Or did you use baking soda instead of baking powder? That would taste both bitter and sour, so that could be it. It needs to be baking powder, not baking soda. Hope you’ll try again!
I followed the recipe to a tee, used all recommended ingredients. I’ve attempted making it twice, the first time I didn’t have a food processor and that was a complete fail. The second time, today, I bought a food processor and attempted it again. The egg whites were fluffy but never got to stiff peaks… maybe my eggs were too cold? Anyway, I baked for 30 mins, and it wasn’t even golden brown on the top so I didn’t put the foil on time and cooked it another 20 mins. I just pulled it out about 20 mins ago and it is golden brown. However, it is a very moist almost like a banana bread texture. I just popped it back in the oven hoping it will “dry up”. Any recommendations? Do I need to cook for and hour ?
And, yes, the recipes are time savers *and* delicious. One Amazon reviewer wrote, "I flipped through quickly and was heartened to see some new recipes I hadn't seen in any of the other keto cookbooks!" Another praised, "Jennifer’s cookbook is for the average person shopping in the average grocery store who has a limited amount of time to prepare meals...like me!"
I made this for Sunday breakfast. Not EXACTLY like bread, but had excellent texture, structural integrity, and not eggy. I used a glass Pyrex and digital thermometer to verify a center temp of 205 degrees F. It did cook through and expanded no more than 10%. After completely cool it settle by about 25% and reminded me of how angelfood cake will sink if not cooled upside down. Next time I will use my angelfood cake pan, skip the parchment, and cool inverted for a taller bread and cook for an additional 10 mins for a drier bread to improve toasting. This is the first keto bread I ever made, and was pleased with the overall results. I did make croutons in a fry pan with butter,salt and garlic powder for a salad topper. I also plan on making some crostini for snacking and soups.
Boiled, stuffed, shredded, or baked, cabbage is such an incredibly versatile veggie. Naturally low in carbohydrates, did you know cabbage is perfect for Keto-friendly dumplings or pasta? You can use it as a wrapper for your favorite protein or just shred it for a super simple salad. To get your creative cabbage juices flowing, we’ve put together our list of top Keto-friendly cabbage recipes.

Stir fries and sautees are so quick to make that they are the best meals when you are short of time for cooking. This one only takes five minutes and is filling and delicious. This is a combination of ground beef and vegetables flavored with garlic and oregano, but you could use whatever ground meat you have; turkey works really well here. This is a low carb meal suitable for the keto diet.
Hi Maya, I’m new to your website and I’m anxious to try out this bread recipe. I’m helping my 27 year old son lose some weight. He’s on some pretty potent medication that has caused him to crave carbs thus putting on quite a bit of weight over the past few years. Since I’m his caregiver and also a Certified Nutritionist, I’m looking for some healthy alternatives to make his transition a bit easier and he loves bread.

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I have the very same conclusion about the bread as you did. It was moist and dry at the same time. It toasted very well. I did make a couple of tweaks in the recipe. It needs twice the salt, and keto acceptable sugar. I added 1 tspn of sugar, but next time, I will use 2 tspn. I also used one egg to lighten up the denseness of the bread. I adjusted the water because of the egg.
I’m sure some of you grew up eating Swedish meatballs, but many of us associate this recipe with shopping at Ikea and that’s perfectly fine too. Flavor packed keto Swedish meatballs are served in creamy beef gravy. We kept the carbs low by skipping the breadcrumbs and using xanthan gum as a thickener. For even more flavor you could try doing this recipe with a 50/50 mixture of ground beef and ground pork. This recipe could also be great for meal prep if you do a little planning ahead. ...

We’ve been on the Keto journey since the end of February last year and this is my favourite bread recipe so far, I just made a loaf and it turned out great. I don’t have a food processor so I did use my blender and for ingredients I only used the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, butter, salt, 8 egg whites (all I had left in the fridge) and the only optional ingredient I added was stevia. The texture was still really nice without the extra ingredients which is a nice option and this tasted like a regular loaf of bread, I’ll definitely be making this again!!

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Hey Maya!! This is the 2nd recipe I’ve tried off your website and again I love it!! Turned out really well. I can have sandwiches again or a quick piece Of toast when I’m in a hurry to get out the door. I was skeptical about the xanthan gum since I tried a recipe using psyllium husk powder. I did not like it. I can’t taste the xanthan gum so I have no problem using it going forward. Thanks again for the recipe!!!


The mustard dressing in this dish gives the chicken a wonderful flavor especially if you let it marinate overnight, but this is optional as you can still enjoy it after just ten minutes! Use whatever greens you like, collard greens, spinach or kale for example, then tuck in and enjoy this warming and satisfying meal. This recipe is also dairy and gluten-free, yet it is rich in flavor and goodness.

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Deb, Thank you so much for leaving a comment – we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the bread! Yes, the yeast in this recipe is for aroma/flavor. Unfortunately we aren’t at high altitude so we don’t have experience baking in that way. We’ve read that it can be helpful to slightly decrease baking powder, slightly increase liquids, and increase oven temperature by 25F. Please let us know how it goes if you try the recipe with any of these changes, and sorry we couldn’t be more help with this!

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Made this bread yesterday. I was very sceptical whether it would seem like bread. I do not have a food processor. So I mixed the dry ingredients by hand. And folded the first half into them. Then I folded the ingredients as per the recipe and I was very pleasantly surprised. It turned out great and I will make it again. As for the egg yolks I made scrambled eggs and had them with my new bread for breakfast.
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This is a quick and easy curry recipe as the fish takes only a few minutes to cook, so it would be perfect for a chilly evening when you don’t have time to spend too long cooking. The salmon is rich in healthy fats and if you don’t have green beans then you could use spinach or asparagus or even some broccoli florets to give you a warming and satisfying meal.
Agree with post regarding salt omitted salt, grilled it first time. It definitely reminds me of corn muffins texture. This morning make recipe added 1 T. of swerve brown sugar and dash or cinnamon,nutmeg and chopped walnuts OMG. It was great topped with cream cheese frosting(cream cheese,butter ,vanilla and swerve confection .Thanks can’t wait to try pumpkin spice next time I’m craving carrot cake thanks so much!
I've been in the mood for a classic, homestyle, casserole and this recipe really fits the bill. This easy weeknight dinner features broccoli and ham mixed up with a flavorful cream sauce composed of cream cheese, mayo, and full-fat Greek yogurt. If you prefer, you can substitute sour cream for the yogurt. If you make a ham for a holiday celebration, this is the perfect way to use up some of those leftovers. A shredded rotisserie chicken would be a great budget option for this recipe as ...
Hi Kaylee, I’ve substituted raw sunflower seeds ground dry in my bullet for almonds. I found it to taste better. Expect the color to be similar to the color of the seeds. I sub 113g sunflower seeds for every 1 cup of almond flour. As for eggs, shop around. I get pastured eggs for berween $4 to $6.50. Usually, on sale. Like this week, sprouts has buy 1get one free so that’s 2 dozens for $6.50. Even Publix to my surprise will mark down their pastture raised eggs to $3.50/dozen.

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Hey Maya!! This is the 2nd recipe I’ve tried off your website and again I love it!! Turned out really well. I can have sandwiches again or a quick piece Of toast when I’m in a hurry to get out the door. I was skeptical about the xanthan gum since I tried a recipe using psyllium husk powder. I did not like it. I can’t taste the xanthan gum so I have no problem using it going forward. Thanks again for the recipe!!!
When you are separating the eggs if you use the method of pouring the egg from one half of the shell to the other you have to be extremely careful because the sharp shell can easily break the yolk. There are tools that you can purchase that will cradle the yolk and let the white run into a separate bowl. Or, you can use your hands. You need to make sure that your hands are extremely clean and fresh from being washed. Break the egg into one hand and let the white slip between your slightly separate fingers. The yolk will settle into your hand and the white will slip off into the bowl.
This skillet dinner coats delicious chicken thighs with a creamy jalapeno cheese sauce.  They're an easy weeknight dinner because you don't have to dirty a ton of dishes to create it.  All you need is an oven-safe skillet and an extra plate. The chicken skin becomes superbly crispy, and we love smothering it with the sauce.  However, the sauce will cause the crisp to soften a bit.  If you'd like to keep it as crisp as possible then plate your dinner with the sauce on the bottom, and then ...
Boiled, stuffed, shredded, or baked, cabbage is such an incredibly versatile veggie. Naturally low in carbohydrates, did you know cabbage is perfect for Keto-friendly dumplings or pasta? You can use it as a wrapper for your favorite protein or just shred it for a super simple salad. To get your creative cabbage juices flowing, we’ve put together our list of top Keto-friendly cabbage recipes.

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Among the keto dessert recipes, this my all-time favorite. This easy nutty fudge recipe will make creating keto desserts a breeze for you. You can make a large batch and store in your fridge for when guests come over or just make a few to enjoy as a quick Keto snack whenever you feel like it. Why not create additional flavors (e.g., by using a different nut butter or adding in cinnamon or cacao powder) for variation and fun?
Deb, Thank you so much for leaving a comment – we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the bread! Yes, the yeast in this recipe is for aroma/flavor. Unfortunately we aren’t at high altitude so we don’t have experience baking in that way. We’ve read that it can be helpful to slightly decrease baking powder, slightly increase liquids, and increase oven temperature by 25F. Please let us know how it goes if you try the recipe with any of these changes, and sorry we couldn’t be more help with this!

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Hi Jen, It sounds like it needed to bake for longer – this is why it sunk and was still moist. The timing varies by ovens and even different pans. I hope you’ll try it again and just keep it in there for longer. You can cover the top if it starts to brown too much. For the one you made, depending on how moist it was in the middle, you may be able to salvage it somewhat by pan frying the slices.

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If burgers are on the menu in your house, whether for lunch or as a starter for a dinner party, eggplant can be the perfect ‘bun’ replacement, as it holds together well once it is cooked. You can use whatever ground meat your family likes, but I recommend you make the dipping sauce described here, as the flavors from the tamari and garlic are fantastic! Even the younger members of the household will love these.

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Beating the egg whites is the answer to the denseness that comes with making an almond flour bread. I’ve made countless baked goods using almond flour and the main problem I’ve encountered is how dense the finished product is. The fluffy egg whites in unison with the high dosage of baking powder do a good job of getting this loaf nice and fluffy and adding some air pockets into the loaf. This makes for a better tasting bread.

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Maya, this is a beautiful looking bread. I’m going to try it, but before I do, I’d like to know if you have ever tried doubling the recipe. It seems that it would work–based on the fact that my almond flour bread that I have made for years uses 3 1/4 cups flour, and turns out pretty well. (I’m pretty content with my recipe, but admit that yours looks better due to the whiteness and it appears to have more air bubbles, indicating it’s probably lighter.) If I don’t hear from you, I’ll probably go ahead and double it, and use a 9×5 pan–wish me luck.

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