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:
Broccoli, Smoked Cheese & Walnut Quiche
Walnut Crusted Lime Cheesecake
WATCH THE VIDEO
Keto Walnut Bread
- ½ cup coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup walnuts chopped
- ½ cup boiling water
- 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!
Walnut bread recipe is perfect as is. So glad I found it. Delicious! I also appreciate the fact that it’s made with coconut flour and not almond flour. Thank you!
Happy you enjoyed it! Coconut flour is one of my favorite low carb flours to bake with, so there's plenty of recipes here for you!
This was so yummy! Whipped the egg whites separately and folded them in at the end. Added about 1 tsp. of stevia glycerite and used coconut oil. Only needed about 1/4 cup of water. . It was slightly sweet with a pretty good texture. I’m going to add cinnamon next time! Thank you so much for this great recipe.
Love the idea of adding cinnamon!
Glad I stumbled upon your page! Great recipe. I whisked the egg whites separately for more volume, eliminated the water altogether & added keto sweetener, cinnamon & cranberries as someone suggested. Made a nice size loaf! Was also great toasted. I will make this often & experiment with different herbs & flavors.
Delighted you found me! Love the egg white separation tip! Happy baking!
I had the same problem that it was WAY too liquidy after adding the eggs and oil. Maybe it has to do with egg size?
It is so tasty, will make it again for sure. Mine came out dense and tiny, much smaller than the your picture, any thoughts of what I've done wrong? followed the recipe step by step.
Glad you enjoyed the bread. Not sure why it's smaller. It's not a large bread though so maybe my photos are making it look large?
After making your dellicious zaatar chicken (I adapted it to crockpot), I had high hopes for this. I was very confused why it didn't work out. Your video kept skipping to the next recipe every time I tried to see it. I think there's a problem with so much trying to load up. I lost my message from my phone , and so now i'm on my PC.
I had so much liquid, it was a thin batter. I didn't get the breadcrumb consistency you got. I baked it in a loaf pan. It only needed 45 minutes till the center reached the target 180 degrees.
How are you measuring your coconut flour? I use the stirring the "flour" and spooning in lightly into the measuring cup method. That came to 45 grams of coconut flour in a half cup. If you are dipping the cup in, then it's packing in a lot more coconut flour. That's the only thing I can think of that would make the amount of liquid too much for this part of the recipe.
I'm not going to rate your recipe yet, because maybe you can help me fix it for next time. I would love to be able to do a freeform loaf. As is, I can only give it two stars.
Thank you very much, Judy
I'm going to make this today with process shots and hopefully can address some of your issues! Will revert once it's done.
I remade this at the weekend and the bread was fine. I fill my cup to the level with coconut flour. I think the trick is to add the hot water gradually as brands of coconut flour can vary and may not need as much water. I let my dough sit for 10 minutes this time to bind. I've add process shots to the recipe so you can see how it worked out.
Could I add collagen peptides to the recipe? If so how much?
I've not tried that so could not speculate on the amount used.
Wow - this was so easy to make and mine came out perfectly. I didn't use any water at all because the farm eggs we get here in Indiana are pretty big. This held together perfectly, sliced well, and tasted delicious. My daughter is going to love this recipe. Thank you for posting it!
So happy you enjoyed it! Your kind words have made my day! Thank you.
I love this bread. I play with the recipe all the time. I leave out the psyllium husk/ground flax and instead add two over ripe bananas and a half cup of Lily's sugar free chocolate chip, it makes such a yummy banana bread, it does need a little longer in the oven. Recently I discover I have an intolerance to eggs, I'm wondering if avocado might be a good substitute.?
I LOVE the idea of avocado in place of eggs!
Can I omit the Apple Cider Vinegar? Can I use Apple Vinegar instead?
It might work. The vinegar is there to act as a raising agent with the baking powder in the absence of yeast. If the bread turns out flat, it can still be sliced and enjoyed! Let me know how it works out.
Despite needing to tweak the recipe a little due to my bad planning, this turned out brilliantly. Really easy and delicious. I've been having it warm with cheese, and will try it toasted as well.
Glad you liked it!
Fabulous!!!! Just made it. Perfect texture, taste and appearance. Thank you for the recipe.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Can I substitute coconut flour for walnut flour?
That sounds like a great idea!
Has this been tried with subs for eggs? Like Bob’s red mill or flax egg?
I've not tried it yet.
I just made this a bread per your exact instructions, it was delicious!!!! I toasted and put on cream cheese & Everything Bagel Seasoning!! Fabulous!!
I would like to try it sweet also how much Monk fruit sweetener should I add?
Glad you enjoyed it! For a sweeter version, I'd try about 1/4 cup of monk fruit.
Wow, this really did not work for me. The batter was really moist, like a batter, and could not be shaped so I put it in a loaf pan. I didn't even use all the water. It looked nice when it came out but when I cut it it just crumbles and falls apart and I end up with a plate of crumbs, not a slice of bread. Tastes good though but is too dry.
That's shame it didn't work for you.
Made this today! I love it!! I used half cup walnuts and half cup pumpkin seeds, turned out great!!
Just made this bread this morning,following the recipe, but I added 1/2 cups of cranberries. Oh my so good!! My first thought was how good a chicken salad would be on this bread. I will make this bread many times, it has been the best keto bread I have made so far, it actually taste like a rustic bread. Thank you!!
So glad you enjoyed it! I love the idea of using cranberries too!
Can I replace Coconut Flour with almond flour?
You could but you will need to increase the quantity
I made the recipe per your instructions and it turned out amazing and was DELICIOUS. It was also easy and quick to make. I’m glad I found your site and am looking forward to trying more!
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
This is the BEST keto bread EVERY!!! I have been keto for over 8 years and tried every bread. I LOVE this bread, I have make it many times and done both sweet and savory versions! So far my fav is adding swerve brown and cinnamon.
I LOVE the idea of making it sweet! Fabulous! Glad you liked it and thanks for the sweet tip!
Can I leave the walnuts? I basically want to be able to have the bread with veggies/meat, walnuts might not go well with them.
Yes you can. I've made this with herbs and olives instead.
Very thrilled to find this. Makes for a good selection to serve to guests. Yummy,but not real eggy flavor with beautiful presentation. May try pecan ,my favorite nut,next time.
Thanks! I love your idea of using pecan nuts too!
Very tasty..... definitely better the next day! Reminds me of a soft biscotti. I used 2 tablespoons of ground chia seeds (I pulsed them myself) instead of the psyllium husk and its delicious! I like my slices warm with butter and honey ?
I like the ground chia idea! Thanks for sharing.
Also, because I'm anal, my loaf weighed 560 grams. Making each slice or serving 56 grams. In case anyone was curious.
Bread came out great! Mine cooked in less than 30 minutes! I’ll definitely make it again!!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Could you add cinnamon to make it more like a sweet bread when I add my slab of butter? to still be keto friendly?
I might have left mine in the oven too long but it tastes off......
Why not. Perhaps a dash of nutmeg too...
Often when I bake, I sub cashew milk for water because it usually tastes better. I'm tempted here. Would there be a problem? Gah! Can't wait to try this either way. Thank you so much!
Can't see that it would hurt the recipe as it's a heavy rustic style bread.
What is psyllium husk?
Is there a replacement for this ingredient?
This explains psyllium husk. https://www.healthline.com/health/psyllium-health-benefits Ground flaxseeds can be used instead but won't have the exact same effect
This recipe looks delish...can I just leave the psyllium husk out?
I'd replace it with ground flaxseed
Love walnut bread, I use the keto mug recipe and throw in a capful of Brazilian Coffee Extract along with the little nubby bits of walnut in the bottom of the packet! Thank you for your emails of really good recipes, it’s one I don’t want to unsubscribe?
Awwwh, you've made my morning with your lovely comments Suzanne! Thank you. I love your idea of the mug recipe and coffee as I just love coffee and walnut together (I need to make a low carb coffee walnut cake!).