Nut-Free Keto Bread

This Nut-Free Keto Bread recipe has 7 ingredients total. All you need to make it is flax, eggs, olive oil, cream of tartar, baking soda, water, and salt. My easy low-carb Nut-Free Keto Bread recipe is perfect for people getting comfortable in the kitchen. There’s no complicated separating of eggs and other steps that are often found in keto bread recipes.

Easy Nut-Free Keto Bread Recipe

Full of healthy fiber and ultra delicious to boot, we are absolutely in love with this Nut-Free Keto Bread recipe! I’m so happy it’s has helped so many people on the Keto Diet!

Avocado Toast on Keto Bread? Yes.

When we eat Nut-Free Keto Bread, we slice and toast it, then spread with ghee or butter, or dip it in olive oil. It’s a fantastic Keto Snack served this way. I also like to serve it with poached eggs and avocado for a high-fat Keto Breakfast. It makes fantastic keto avocado toast. You can also toast it and make sandwiches with it!

Nut-Free Keto Bread

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Servings 24



  • In a large bowl combine flax meal, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt
  • In a small bowl, mix together eggs, water, and olive oil
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry, mixing well
  • Allow batter to stand 2-3 minutes to thicken
  • Transfer batter into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf dish
  • Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
  • Cool for 30 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
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How to Store Nut-Free Keto Bread

To store Nut-Free Keto Bread wrap it in a paper towel, seal in a plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 1 week. This bread recipe is based on one by Laura Dolson. I made changes to her recipe, removing the artificial sweetener that was in it, as well as changing a couple of other items to come up with my Nut-Free Keto Bread recipe.

Easy Nut-Free Keto Focaccia Recipe

To make Nut-Free Keto Bread into focaccia, bake for 20 minutes in a 9×13-inch glass baking dish. As you can see in the photo below, it’s a gorgeous keto focaccia. I created this savory topping with wholesome fresh herbs for this delicious Nut-Free Keto Bread. You can eat the keto focaccia plain, or proceed onward to toast and top it, making a delightful keto bruschetta.

paleo flax bread

Looking Back to The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

When I first published this recipe in July 2009, the boys and I were baking a lot together. We were really enjoying a summer full of baseball, jumping on the trampoline, bowling, board games, and walks to the creek. They were also helping me get work done for the launch of my very first cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, which received this lovely review from Delicious Living!

Keto Breakfast Recipes

Nut-Free Keto Bread is great with breakfast! Here are some other easy Keto Breakfast recipes for you!

This recipe is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared it in 2009.

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256 responses to “Nut-Free Keto Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    I love this bread! I’ve made it several times – I top it with a sprinkling of Everything Bagel seasoning. I’ve even given loaves to friends and family and everyone loves it. So great to have a gluten free NUT FREE option that actually tastes like bread, and feels like bread. This is akin to a dark pumpernickle IMO. Thank you Elana! I’ve tried many of your recipes and love them all.

  2. Elana, this flax bread is DELICIOUS!!! I am someone who had to avoid grain carbs for quite a while, due to pre-diabetes, so breads were a very rare treat. When I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones, I had to adopt a low oxalate nutrition plan. Flax bread fits perfectly! I made this bread today. It was completely easy to make, and an absolute pleasure to eat. I encrusted the top of the loaf with unsalted sunflower seeds. I am very thankful for having found your wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Heidi, I’m so glad this is DELICIOUS and am also happy to hear it’s helping you stick to your nutrition plan :-)

  3. We LOVE this recipe used as our bagels. We mix it all, add 1 cup of water, remix, and fill 12 silicone doughnut molds. I sprinkle some with Everything Bagel spice and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

  4. Hi there, I’m making your nut-free keto bread and the consistency is quite wet. Is that right? Thanks!

  5. Hi Elana,
    I just tried the nut free keto bread recipe and it came out great. I was looking for the nutrition information and followed your link to the cookbooks but only found the paleo version which has sugar according to the nutrition info. Do you have different NI for the keto version?
    Thank you!

    • We only use the golden flaxseed and it comes out great! Trader Joes sells bags of toasted golden flaxseeds, and it adds a nice mild nutty flavor. Grinding them is easy in a bullet or ninja or blender. Great recipe, Elana!

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