This keto walnut bread recipe is packed full of walnuts and flavour. When sliced it has a chewy and nutty texture. This healthy low carb bread that is easy to make and a great addition to a cheeseboard. Or simply slice and toast for a breakfast packed full of nutrition.
This bread was inspired by a new local bakery in one of the hotels here in Saint Lucia. They have a Swiss baker which is rare on the island and I was curious about what type of breads that they had and whether I could adapt any to be low carb. My greedy eye found walnut bread and since I had a large bag of walnuts at home, I had to try it.
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ARE WALNUTS KETO?
Walnuts are a great low carb nut with just 2.1g net carbohydrates per 28g (1oz) serving.
- Walnuts are packed full of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
- They are high in protein, great for fibre and a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Walnuts contain a high amount of manganese and magnesium, both great for the bones.
EASY KETO NUT BREAD
This keto walnut bread is a variation on my rosemary and olive bread which does not require a pan to bake, keeping it “rustic”. If you wanted a neater loaf of bread, then by all means spoon the mixture into a loaf tin and bake away! At only 3g net carbs a slice you can enjoy this keto walnut in any shape! Even in small bread roll format.
The ingredients for this low carb bread are based on my favourite coconut flour and psyllium husk powder bread recipes.
- Coconut Flour
- Psyllium husk powder - I grind mine in the coffee grinder before use to make it extra fine.
- Coconut Oil
- Baking Powder
- Apple Cider Vinegar
HOW TO MAKE KETO WALNUT BREAD
The walnut bread mixture may be a bit on the heavy side, but I wanted to be able to make a pattern on the top of the loaf to make it more like a rustic, nutty bread. I think the next time I would separate the eggs and whisk up the egg whites to give the bread a bit more volume. However, any bread with nuts is going to be on the heavy side.
Stir dry and wet ingredients together
Add walnuts to dough
Add boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes
Form into loaf shape and score
There's a video above the recipe card to take you through the process.
HOW TO SERVE LOW CARB WALNUT BREAD
Sliced and served with cheese this is a delicious nutty bread. Try it toasted with eggs too! You could add herbs to this low carb bread too. Thyme and rosemary would work wonderfully.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you can't use psyllium husk powder you could try using a flax egg. The psyllium husk powder helps bind the bread in place of any gluten.
Keep this bread in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 4 days.
Try this with pecans in place of the walnuts. Utterly delicious!
Once the bread is totally cool, it can be frozen whole or even in leftover slices. Keep the bread in either an air tight container or ziplock bag. It should last abot 3 months frozen.
OTHER KETO WALNUT RECIPES
Walnuts are a great low carb nut. Try them in a few of our recipes below:
WATCH THE VIDEO
Keto Walnut Bread
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees
- Place the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husk powder and salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add the oil and eggs and blend well until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and mix well.
- Add the chopped walnuts to the bread and mix.
- Gently add the water, a bit at time and stir into the mixture (you may not need it all). Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Using your hands, make a large ball of the dough (I find keeping my hands wet helps with the sticky dough).
- Place the dough on the parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Score the top to make a pattern (optional but looks more rustic)
- Bake for 35 -40 minutes until golden and firm.
- Slice, eat and enjoy!