Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds [Recipe]

Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds Recipe - Low Carb Bread Alternative

Have you guys tried keto bread? You all know by now I’m definitely not a baker, but this pumpkin seed keto bread is so simple even I can make it! Maybe in another life, I’ll be a gifted baker, but for now, I’ll leave it to the pros to develop low carb baked goods. Like my friend Aaron Day of Fat For Weight Loss; he’s seriously the go-to guy for keto bread.

If you’re active on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen one of his viral videos pop up in your feed. I know I certainly do every time I log in to Facebook! They’re hard to miss, they look just like… real bread. The stuff we all miss and crave. Everyone adores his recipes and videos, so when he offered to develop a keto friendly bread recipe for the site, I was totally stoked. Today, I’m letting Aaron take the wheel to share his brand new keto bread with pumpkin seeds recipe!

If the gif below speaks to you, get on this low carb bread alternative ASAP!

The first thing that comes to mind when starting the ketogenic diet is this:

“So I can’t eat bread?”

Well… now you can!

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Pumpkin Seed Keto Bread - Gluten-Free, Low Carb Bread Alternative

October is the month of pumpkins, and with Halloween and Thanksgiving close by, I thought I’d create a keto bread that contains a little part of the pumpkin deliciousness. The seeds!

I’m not sure what Tasha will think about this next paragraph, but hear me out! Ketogasm is for badass babes right? Then keto bread is bad ass! Why? By eating bread on a ketogenic diet, you’re defying all the odds, rebelling against tradition, and making rifts in common culture. Think Sophia from Nasty Gal meets a group of vintage keto law abiding dieters, pulling the best parts from beneath their grips and selling it to the world! Nasty Keto Bread Gal… with nutritious pumpkin seeds. I digress.

Pumpkin Seed Keto Bread Recipe - How to make keto bread!

What is keto bread?

This keto bread is made from almond flour, eggs and xanthan gum which helps to bind the ingredients together to create a balloon type effect whilst the dough is rising. Some people think that keto bread can taste slightly “eggy.” With this recipe, I’ve made sure that the reduced amount of eggs, paired with the pepita seeds evens out the taste of the eggs so that you can enjoy this bread fresh, toasted or pan-fried (with some cheese in the middle).

What is keto bread? A no carb bread with pumkpin seeds!

Can I eat pumpkin seeds on keto?

Pumpkin seeds, also known as Pepitas, are a very nutritious source of monounsaturated fats and dietary fiber. They are also a rich source of magnesium which is a vital electrolyte that is important on the ketogenic diet.

Science dictates that Magnesium is the most critical micronutrient for almost every physical function in your body, from controlling blood pressure, regulating blood sugar levels and forming and maintaining healthy bone and muscle density.

In 100 grams of pumpkin seeds (pepitas):

3.33g net carbs, 30g protein, 46.67g fat, 600 kcal

Can I eat pumpkin seeds on keto diet? - Recipe for Pumpkin Seed Keto Bread

The Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

I hope you like this recipe as much as I do. I’ve got some in my fridge right now awaiting some eggs, bacon, and butter. If you don’t immediately make this recipe right now, you’re missing out.

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Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds Recipe - Low Carb Bread Alternative
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Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds [Recipe]

This delicious keto bread recipe uses simple ingredients only has 3g net carbs per serving!

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Special Diet Gluten-Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 257 kcal
Author Aaron Day

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Separate the egg whites and yolks. Beat the egg whites until they form white peaks.

  2. Into the same bowl, place the egg yolks, almond flour, melted butter, xanthan gum, and salt.

  3. Mix until well combined.

  4. Pour into a greased loaf tin (9” X 5”).

  5. Pour the pepita seeds onto the top of the mixture.

  6. Bake at 180 C (355 F) for 45 mins (fan forced).

  7. Slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

3g net carbs per slice of keto bread!

Nutrition Facts
Keto Bread with Pumpkin Seeds [Recipe]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 8%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Hey babe! I’m Tasha, the lady behind Ketogasm. I love to get creative in the kitchen, geek out on nutritional science, and help badass ladies like you transition to a keto lifestyle. Whether you are healing with food or transforming that beautiful body of yours, I hope you find the resources on this site to be helpful along your way!

15 Comments

  • How many slices is this recipe supposed to make? It’s an important point when I track my carbs! Otherwise, it looks delicious.

    • Absolutely, the seeds are just baked right on top. If you omit them, you’ll just have a nice keto friendly bread. If you give the recipe a shot, be sure to let us know how it is without the seeds! <3

  • UM this was….SO GOOD! Thank you so much for this recipe! I swapped out flax seeds for a more paleo version and it still came out stellar. It’s my go-to snack, I just slap some egg salad on it and call it lunch!

    • One of the commenters here used flax seed meal instead of xantham gum and was happy with the way it turned out. Xantham gum helps bind and thicken things up quite a bit, I’d imagine it the texture might be a little different without it. If you try without it, will you let us know for future readers? 🙂

  • Hey do you think it would bake up ok if I stir the pepitas into the batter instead of sprinkling on top? That way they won’t fall off when it’s sliced.

    • Googled: Apply instructions in reverse for a non-convection oven. While every oven is going to be a little different, you’re basically looking at three ways to turn a conventional-oven recipe into a convection-oven recipe: Reduce cooking temperature by 25 degrees F (about 15 degrees C). Reduce cooking time by 25 percent. Reduce both temperature and time by less than 25 percent.

      Just make sure you keep an eye on things during the 15 minute increase and at the higher temp.

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