“I love the keto buns. They are so light and fluffy and even better than wheat bread! I always make one or two batches and freeze them for later.” Low-carb, keto and paleo-friendly. Fluffy Keto Buns.
Prep Time: 10-15 mins
Total Time: 55-60 mins
Servings: makes 10 buns
Nutritional values (per bun)
Total Carbs 12.4 grams
Fiber 8.1 grams
Net Carbs 4.2 grams
Protein 10.1 grams
Fat 15.2 grams
of which Saturated 2.3 grams
Calories 208 k cal
Magnesium 95 mg (24%)
Potassium 389 mg (20%)
Macro nutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9%), protein (21%), fat (70%)
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour (almond meal) (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
- 2/3 cup psyllium husks – will be powdered, or 1/3 cup psyllium husk powder (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
- 1/2 cup coconut flour (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
- 1/2 packed cup flax meal (75 g/ 2.6 oz)
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp cream of tartar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan or sea salt
- 5 tbsp sesame seeds (or sunflower, flax, poppy seeds) or 1-2 tbsp caraway seeds
- Optional: 1-2 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve
- 6 large egg whites
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups water, boiling or lukewarm depending on the method – see intro (480 ml/ 16 fl oz)
Method 1 (with boiling water)
- Mix all the dry ingredients and then add eggs, egg whites and boiling water (as shown in the steps below). This amazing method is found on Maria Emmerich’s blog Keto Adapted.
Method 2 (with lukewarm water)
- Another method that also results in fluffy bread buns:
- Mix the dry ingredients apart from psyllium husk powder.
- In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients: eggs, egg whites, lukewarm water with psyllium husk powder.
- Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and process well.
Tips & substitutions:
- If making a loaf instead of buns, bake for 75 minutes. Do not use a silicon loaf pan – use a metallic one instead.
- Allergy-friendly options: flax-free, multi-purpose bread (includes a nut-free option), nut-free keto buns (includes flaxmeal), psyllium-free buns (includes flaxmeal and nuts).
- If you don’t want to use coconut flour: Although I haven’t tried it, I’d use twice the amount of almond flour or flaxmeal instead of coconut flour (1 cup of almond flour / flaxmeal instead of 1/2 cup coconut flour). Or you can use the same amount but reduce the water by ~ 1/2 cup
- If using apple cider vinegar instead of cream of tartar, make sure to mix it with the wet ingredients.
- For best results, use a kitchen scale when measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand or if you make you own ingredients (like flaxmeal from flaxseeds). Psyllium absorbs lots of water.
- When baking with psyllium, you must remember to drink enough water throughout the day to prevent constipation!