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(Not Eggy!) 90 Second Bread 🍞💨 gluten free & keto

And here it is! A 90 second keto bread that’s not eggy (at all!) and toasts great. Expect a lovely lightly sweet bread that’s ridiculously easy to whip up!

Note: this recipe was first published on January 23rd 2019, but has since been updated to provide more deets ‘n tricks!

Toasted 90 Second Keto Bread with butter and coffee
90 Second Keto Bread

90 Second Keto Bread

Not Eggy & Toasts Great!

One of the most requested recipes by you guys has been for a 90 second keto bread… but y’all clearly begged for it not to come out tasting like an omelette! And so here it is, a lovely cross between a cornbread and a Hawaiian sweet roll.

Sounds weird? Yeah I thought so too! Ok let me explain. When at room temperature I’m fairly certain you’ll all agree it tastes like our lovely corn (free) bread.

Dense, but soft and lightly crumbly (and I’m fairly certain that with a cornbread extract some good stuff will happen). But then when you warm it up, it goes softer again and reminds me of a lovely sweet bun.

It’s funny business with these mug breads (and cakes). Remember the chocolate mug cake? Came out fluffier than the actual oven-baked cake!

Either way it toasts nicely, and in the end this is non negotiable. That is the thing with microwave breads: they come out looking like fugly little white sponges (see pic below!).

And (perhaps obviously?) don’t expect it to come out as great as oven baked bread with yeast, but still good and yummy. So if you’re looking for a ‘proper bread’ do check out our soft ‘n fluffy sandwich bread (yes… with yeast!).

The Uncooked Dough

Each batch makes 3 servings, and you can either cook it up all together (as I did, using a mold such as this)… or you can divide it in three and use some small ramekins.

Uncooked 90 second keto bread dough
90 Second Keto Bread

Post Microwave Cooking

If you divide the dough in 3 you’ll cook the bread for 90 seconds on high, but if you cook it all together you’ll want to do 150 seconds (2 1/2 minutes). Either way, it’ll come out looking pale and spongy (and not very appetizing at all tbh!).

But worry not, just wait for it to cool down until just lightly warm (it continues to cook guys!), and then you’ll definitely want to give it a toast to get some texture on.

90 second keto bread in the microwave
90 Second Keto Bread

Can I Bake Instead?!

Yeah definitely! But if you’re going to get into that territory, I’m just going to suggest you whip up our keto cornbread instead. That one was specifically designed for the oven, and they’re very similar (plus you’ll have leftovers to freeze or whatever suits your fancy!).

The Flours

OK, so (per standard gnom-gnom practice!) this recipe uses a mix of grain free flours, so I do suggest that if it’s a recipe you’re making often to simply make a mix. Say, multiply all the ingredients by 5 or 10 and then you can simply scoop out the amount you need and mix it with the eggs and butter.

This 90 second keto bread uses a mix of super fine almond flourgolden flaxseed mealwhey protein isolate, and a touch of xanthan gum.

Just keep in mind that for best texture and rise, you’ll always want to regrind your golden flaxseed meal in a dry blender or bullet. Oh, and golden flaxseed isn’t the same as normal flaxseed (which results in gummy and dense baked goods).

Whey protein isolate. This one is pretty much a must if you’re baking the bread in a pan (say as opposed to muffins), as it will ensure your bread doesn’t collapse post-bake. Having said that, you can sub it with more almond flour and bake it in a muffin pan (smaller baked goods have don’t require as much structure). Not exactly the same, but works well.

Keep in mind that this ingredient varies tremendously from brand to brand. I generally used Isopure’s Zero Carb Unflavored, but have been experimenting with this grass-fed brand and it works just as well.

Freshly sliced 90 second keto bread
90 Second Keto Bread

The Sweetener

This keto microwave bread does have a touch of sweetener, but you do have some leniency on its sweetness. Say, you can use only 2 teaspoons for a light hint or up to 5 for a sweeter take.

Either way, I highly suggest you don’t skip it as it brings out the natural sweetness of the keto flours, and defines the taste of the bread.

You’ve got a few options here. Erythritol (Lakanto is awesome here), Xylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!) and allulose are my top choices (no aftertaste at all!). Pyure is also a good one for muffins and quick breads, particularly if you’re trying to limit your sugar alcohol consumption (it’s added stevia makes it twice as sweet as sugar… i.e. you add half!).

Oh, and if not restricted by sugars, simply sub 1-to-1 with coconut or regular sugar.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty!) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys!

Smearing butter on 90 second keto bread
90 Second Keto Bread
90 Second Keto Bread

The Best (Not Eggy!) 90 Second Keto Bread

Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, grain free, keto, low carb
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 3 slices
Calories: 237 kcal

And here it is! A 90 second keto bread that's not eggy (at all!) and toasts great. Expect a lovely lightly sweet bread that's ridiculously easy to whip up!

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Add almond flour, flaxseed meal, whey protein, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined, set aside. Note: feel free to make the flour mix ahead in a large batch and simply measure out 80g (or 1/2 cup + 6 TBSP) per bread. 

  2. Add egg and sweetener to a large bowl and beat with a whisk or electric mixer for 1 minute or two until airy and lighter in color. With the mixer on, add in the apple cider vinegar and butter.

  3. Add in the dry flour mixture in two parts, alternating with the sour cream. Continue to mix for a minute until fully incorporated and elastic, the batter will thicken as you mix (think almost a cookie dough texture!). 

  4. Transfer the batter to a microwave-safe dish or mold (use either a large one or divide into 3 ramekins), pressing down and smoothing out the top with a wet fingertips. 

  5. If you divide the dough in 3 you'll cook the bread for 90 seconds on high, but if you cook it all together you'll want to do 150 seconds (2 1/2 minutes). Time can vary a lot in microwaves, but to give you an idea mine is 1000 watts. Either way, it'll come out looking pale and spongy (and not very appetizing at all tbh!). But worry not, just wait for it to cool down until just lightly warm (it continues to cook as it cools guys!). Then you'll definitely want to give it a good toast to get some texture on (non negotiable guys!). 

  6. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days or in the freezer for a couple months. Serve warm with a pat of butter (non negotiable in my book!). 

Recipe Notes

*How sweet? You can use only 2 teaspoons for a light hint or up to 5 for a sweeter take. Either way, I highly suggest you don’t skip it as it brings out the natural sweetness of the keto flours, and defines the taste of the bread. Think a cross between cornbread and Hawaiian sweet rolls!

If making cornbread muffins, they'll bake in roughly 25-30 mins. 

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per (generous!) slice, assuming a yield of three. 

Nutrition Facts
The Best (Not Eggy!) 90 Second Keto Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

220 comments

  1. Marcella Rice says:

    I made this bread today. I doubled the recipe and halved it for the mold-the bread came out as big as 4 pieces of regular bread-is it supposed to be 1 3/4 inches thick?

  2. Cheryl says:

    I would LOVE a similar solution that did not use a Microwave. I got rid of mine 20yrs ago and never looked back….. until now.

  3. CYNTHIA MCCARTHY says:

    I’m confused. I got the mold to make it look like a slice of bread. But do you put three servings in the mold and then slice it after it cooks? Or a third of a recipe in the mold? I just know I’ll cut myself if I try to cut this in three pieces.

  4. Jan says:

    Could I use pea protein isolate instead? I’ve got an ee-normous bag of it so don’t really want to have to buy whey protein.

  5. Kimmy Chow says:

    The very best tasting Neto bread I’ve tried! First try, I didn’t have protein powder around so I substituted with coconut flour and it turned out super delicious! My husband and kids wanted to try and ended up eating it all, so I whipped up a second batch for myself. =) My only problem was trying not to eat it all at once. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

  6. Justin says:

    This is the BEST keto bread I have found!! I have to admit, most of your recipes Paola are too “complicated” for me (ok, I’m still transitioning to keto from frozen EVERYTHING and not ever cooking). But this one was seriously worth it. I am going to make a bunch and freeze them for breakfast!!

    I forgot the sour cream (I’m actually very lactose intolerant anyway and was going to use homemade greek yogurt)…didn’t seem to make a difference!! Still delicious!

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