I bought this book based on how many good reviews there are and felt that there needed to be a real voice. This book is misleading. Easy Keto for Busy people translates to 'bland food that is kind keto with net carbs that are pretty high for each meal and usually take an hour-ish for prep and cooking." Her portion sizes for meals are confusing as it says something serves 4, but the food is barely enough to fill 2 adults. Which means you're eating double the net carb per meal as the breakdown suggests. Save your money, borrow it from the library, then return it and look elsewhere.
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!
Sometimes you just have those craving for Chinese take out and of course, that’s not ideal for the keto diet but here’s a way to achieve the same take out taste but its keto approved. By making this keto beef and broccoli in the instant pot you can make it healthy while cutting back on cook time. When cooking in your Instant Pot you’re setting it and forgetting it instead of standing over the stove, so it’s kind of like calling for take out.
I made this the other day and it’s delicious, I’m able to slice the bread and put it in the toaster. However, my bread did not rise. I’m at high altitude and normally have to back off on leavening, but I followed the recipe as is. Do you suppose I should increase the baking powder? I’m assuming the yeast is there more for flavor, since there is no time for it to rise.
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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I’m so glad you love it, Tanya! Yes, $17 sounds like a lot for xanthan gum. I use this one here. Swerve is sweeter than erythritol, so you’d need less of it – I have a conversion chart here. You’re absolutely right about the xanthan gum and texture – it will make the bread more chewy. It will still be more of a “light and fluffy” bread, but definitely less muffin-like with the xanthan gum. I haven’t tried add-ins yet – let me know how it goes if you try!
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!
I had the same problem. Everything blended beautifully, rose in oven, then fell. Toothpick came out clean after 45 min of baking. I let it cool and then cut into it this morning and it has raw spots throughout the loaf. I am so disappointed because I killed a dozen eggs to make it and really don’t want to do it again. I wonder if the oven needs to be warmer and the cooking time needs to be increased?
Alyssa, one more thing. Both the bowl and the beaters need to be spotlessly clean. If there is one hint of oil anywhere the whites will not beat properly. Nicole is correct about not using a plastic bowl. Plastic will even absorb oil to say nothing of the microscopic amounts that get into the surface when it’s scratched. When baking it is always best to use a metal or glass bowl for all of your mixing.
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I’ve fallen in love with mackerel! It’s an oily fish that’s consumed all over the world, but not something I got into until recently. It’s high in omega-3’s, which is something I’m always looking to get more of. This recipe takes mackerel and turns it into a flavor-packed meal. We marinate the fish in ginger, lemon, and coconut aminos before roasting it in the oven. The base of the bowl is broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and peppers. Then everything is finished off with roasted almonds and ...
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Not only does the pumpkin give this bread a beautiful orange hue, but it provides you with a great source of Vitamin A and many other eye, skin, and lung protecting carotenoids as well. The coconut milk used in this keto recipe will give you some energy-boosting saturated fats called medium chain triglycerides, and the almond flour will help you meet your fiber, protein, and mineral needs for the day.
Hi Amber, Yes, the baking powder and egg whites do help it rise a bit, just not as much as regular bread. It’s hard to say what went wrong, if anything. Everyone’s palate is a little different, so it’s possible you just didn’t like it, or maybe something didn’t go as it should have. It could be that the batter and whites weren’t folded together quite enough?
EXCELLENT plain ole white bread. Perfect for sandwiches, toast, french toast, grilled cheese. I’m really enjoying it. Your instructions and additional comments were spot on. I did add half of the recommended sweetener, I used Swerve, but omitted the xanthan gum and cream of tartar. Perfect consistency and taste. Trying the lemon, blueberry, zucchini bread in the next couple of days. Also will look through your recipes for a good keto seeded bread loaf. Can’t wait!
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Maya, I can’t tell you how excited I am to find this recipe! I have three young cats who are on a raw diet. In my previous life I was a home economics major and was taught not to waste anything. So from making their raw food I have the byproducts of egg whites and chicken bones and skin. It all gets frozen for future use. I use the bones and skin to make my own bone broth but I have egg whites out the ying yang! They are frozen in jars with the measurement of the contents on the lid. Now I’m going to thaw some and make bread! Have you tried making french toast with this?
The two major issues that will lead to a flat loaf is not whipping the egg whites and gently folding them in OR using almond meal instead of a finely ground almond flour. If you’ve tried everything and they don’t seem to be working for you, the next best option will be to make a larger recipe. Try making 1.5x this recipe (it’s easy to do using the servings slide bar) and you’ll have a much larger loaf.
Bread is often made with highly processed carb-dense ingredients and served with other calorie-rich foods that are far from healthy for us, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Alternatively, we can use low-carb flours and other healthy ingredients to make keto-friendly bread and bread products that boost our health and make us feel fuller longer so that we can finally eat less and look and feel better than before.
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.
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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.
When searching a keto bread recipe I thought for sure I would have a much more difficult time finding a good one. Not only have I never made bread before but I never thought it possible to be able to make keto bread from home. But I was able to make an amazing loaf of bread out of this recipe and I will be making plenty more in the future! Even my non-keto boyfriend likes my bread more than his own!
I’m a little late to comment but I had to say how amazing this bread tastes. It has a chewy crust and light a fluffy inside. I’ve been keto for over two years and trust me I’ve tried every bread recipe out there. My husband and two kids, 10 and 7 years old, are also full keto and it’s unanimous that this was their favorite. I made this recipe adding 1/2 more of all the ingredients and ended up with a nice sized loaf. Thank you. Will definitely keep trying all your recipes. You certainly hit this one out of the park.
Creating a soufflé was something that I thought would be impossible. I've watched enough Food Network to know that these things are temperamental and the downfall of many contestants. Is a soufflé something you can really make at home? Turns out it's easier than you think! This keto cheese soufflé is puffy, soft, and delicious. Traditional soufflés use a flour roux to help provide stability, but we replace it with much more keto-friendly almond flour. Just make sure that you really ...
Some soup recipes are already keto soup recipes without having to tweak very much at all. Our gluten-free Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup is a great example. In this version of a classic comfort food, we’ve left out the flour and cornstarch and kept the broccoli florets intact to thicken the soup instead. Of course, the use of heavy cream, Kettle and Fire bone broth, and a crumbled bacon topper more than makeup for the missing ingredients, lending additional sources of protein and fat to an American favorite. Just make sure you choose organic dairy and pork.
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.