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Low Carb Bread Recipe - Easy and Yummy!

Updated on April 15, 2013

Low Carb Bread Recipe

You might not be surprised that low-carb foods are dominating American recipes. I’m once again eating low carb foods and creating low carb recipes. After discovering my fasting blood glucose was elevated, I decided that low carb diets were best for me. Actually, I already knew this. I’ve been on low carb diets before. Sticking to low carb foods is the only way I can lose weight. Low carb diets keep me full and satisfied. Low carb diets also help lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. There's just something about eating high-protein foods that keeps you satisfied - both physically and mentally. I rarely feel as if I'm being "deprived" when I'm low carb dieting.

My biggest problem with low carb diets is breads. I can easily do without eating desserts and sugar, but I find that I often crave breads. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a lot of low carb breads. The one really low carb bread I did find tasted like cardboard. Eating bread made of white flour was a real pitfall for my low carb diets. I had no problem with low carb foods. I love meats, poultry, and fish. I also enjoy low carb foods like vegetables and nuts. I just had to find a low carb bread that I actually liked.

I searched in the grocery stores for low carb breads, to no avail. I even searched the local health food stores for low carb breads. The ones I found were not to my liking. I finally turned to the internet for a low carb bread recipe. I lucked up on a low carb bread recipe on the net. It used flax meal, also known as flaxseed meal. I take flax oil every day, so I knew about its health benefits. I decided to try this low carb bread recipe. I just happened to have some flax meal on hand.

The low carb bread recipe I tried was okay. I didn’t think it had much flavor, however. I tweaked it and came up with a better low carb bread recipe. I turned it into an herbed low carb bread. At least, I think it’s better. No, it's not as light and fluffy as as white bread made with yeast. It's more of a rustic bread, but it does the job of satisfying my hunger for bread.

Holle’s Herbed Low Carb Bread Recipe


What you’ll need:


2 cups flax meal or flaxseed meal

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

Splenda or Stevia, to taste

½ cup water

1/3 cup oil

5 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon basil

1 teaspoon rosemary

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper or oiled aluminum foil. If you have a silicone baking sheet, use that. I used foil coated with cooking oil, and it worked fine.

In a large bowl, mix together flax meal or flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, and sweetener. Add the water and the oil and blend well. Add remaining ingredients and allow to rest for five minutes.

Spread mixture on the baking sheet to about ½-inch thick. Bake for about 25 minutes. When partially cooled, mark into squares with a knife. I like to make mine about the size of a bread slice. This low carb bread is great for sandwiches! I also like it spread with cream cheese.

Low Carb Bread Nutrition

With this low carb bread recipe, you get a healthy dose of fiber and practically no net carbs. Flax meal or flaxseed meal contains 4 grams of carbs per serving, but it also contains 4 grams of fiber per serving. That means it has no net carbs! The other ingredients in the low carb bread recipe are practically carb-free, also.

I take flax oil supplements for their omega-3 fats. And like flax oil, the flax meal and flaxseed meal are rich in omega-3s. One serving of flax meal or flaxseed meal delivers 2,600 milligrams of omega-3s. I use the Hodgson Mill flax seed. It contains no salt, no gluten, no cholesterol, and no trans fat.

More Low Carb Bread Recipes

I’m going to use the basic low carb bread recipe to create more low carb bread recipes. Adding some cheese to the herb bread would be great, I think. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

For another low carb bread recipe, I think I’ll leave out the herbs. I’ll add more Splenda, some ginger, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and pecans. I think the basic low carb bread recipe would make a great spice cake or sweet, spicy muffins.

To read more about low carb diets and low carb foods, click the links below the products and photo!


My low carb bread recipe. Yum!
My low carb bread recipe. Yum!

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    • bojanglesk8 profile image

      bojanglesk8 6 years ago

      Low carb diets can be tough!

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      This recipe appeals to me. I love bread, but I hate the calories. Thanks!

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      Hypnotherapy-Guru 6 years ago from Idaho

      Can't wait to try this. Looks good!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Habee, I have never been successful on a low carb diet but I do think I would like that bread and I am going to copy the recipe. It has to be a healthier choice. Thanks for sharing.

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      Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

      I should try this. I eat way to much carbs.

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      Martie Coetser 6 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you for sharing this, habee! I'm sure some of us would have payed for this without any qualms. Bookmarked, printed and voted up!

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      I'll have to give that a try - thanks for the recipe!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      All diets are tough, Bo!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Bpop, same here. This is a low carb bread, but it's not low in calories.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Hypno!

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      Eileen Kersey 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Different. Like you I love bread, too much

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      ohhh oohhh... I love bread. Thanks..

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      That sounds and looks great even I am tempted. There I go.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, low carb diets work for me! Sticking to low carb foods is the only way I can lose weight.

    • habee profile image
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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Most of us do, Wendy!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Martie, and here it is - free! lol

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      You're welcome, Buckie!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Ethel, this low carb bread satisfies my cravings - so far, at least. lol

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Melinda, I love bread, too. That's why I HAD to come up with some low carb recipes for breads!!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Give this low carb bread a try, HH!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

      Habee, Sounds Great! I am sure it is really good you are a wonderful cook! Take care! Still waiting on Habee's Gourmet Cooking Show... You Go girlfriend! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Lol, Deb!

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 6 years ago from Europe

      hmm! Three buckets are almost filled up with my saliva. I think Bread differ from place to place. I hate the Bread here in Ukraine and when I was in Berlin, there's too was similar, not until I got to Munich where I saw the second best bread. Of course, sweetened and nice bread can be found in Nigeria. Great hub...

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      nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

      This sounds very interesting. I've never tried to make low carb bread before. I'll give it a try.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Doc and Nancy, thanks so much for reading!

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      Effective-Diets 6 years ago

      I'll have to give this a try next time I make bread. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for reading!

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      Arielle00 6 years ago

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      thomas the train  6 years ago

      Learn something new every day

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      sunnymarie 6 years ago

      Very nice! Thanks for sharing

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      medor 6 years ago from Michigan, USA

      excellent description... low carb is for diabetics too... always looking for something for my hubby and my dad... thanks...

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      fadibody 6 years ago

      Sounds tempting and delicious! Happy New Year!

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      Glemoh101 6 years ago

      very nice thanks for your great hub .

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading, Sunny!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Right, Medor - this is great for diabetics!

      Fad, happy new year to you, also!

      Hi, Glem!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Arielle!

      Thomas, so do I!

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      eatlikenoone 6 years ago from Saline, MI

      A couple things, first off, Slipats are awesome, I own 3. And second, I heard that Stevia is an artifical sweetner that doesn't give off any bad aftertaste. My friends had some lemom-lime soda pop that was sweetened with Stevia. has anyone else noticed this?

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      kaoskakimu 6 years ago

      I will definitely try this... :D

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      craigmissuea 6 years ago from USA

      The recipe that you have described appears to be quite yummy. Moreover, I feel that it is very nutritious and healthy.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Eatlike, I like Stevia, but I really like Splenda!

      Kaos, hope you like it!

      Craig, it's a very healthy alternative to white bread.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      It looks so healthy !! Great recipe, habee ! Love your another new avatar. ;)

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      It looks so healthy !! Great recipe, habee ! Love your another new avatar. ;)

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Sounds like a must try. Glad for the photo, too, as I was envisioning slicing it at about a half inch!

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      Glemoh101 6 years ago

      I know low carb diet is one of the best ways to diet , but fat burning foods also is GREAT way for weight loss and diet.https://hubpages.com/health/Fat-Burning-Foods-The-...

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      Blair Rockefeller 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I enjoyed the article. I have to go low-carb to lose weight also. But I'm a little more relaxed with the carbs in breads. But I'm doing lower fat meals also. I've been at it for 2 weeks so far and have lost 12 pounds so far. Good luck with your choice to eat and live healthier.

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      gachapoz 6 years ago

      oou, it looks healthy. Haha, I love bread, and i can't get enough of it! Looks like the high carb negative will be reduced a little thanks to this! :)

      Thanks for the great hub!

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      deepakkumaarr 6 years ago

      I like this very very much

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      bugslady8949 6 years ago from The Bahamas

      You did a great job on this hub, I hope you keep up the good work.

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      Hezekiah 6 years ago from Japan

      Nice one, fill me up with putting on the pounds

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      asian lamp 6 years ago

      Well this is really going to mess up my diet plan heh

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      carrentalinfo 6 years ago

      You can add sunflower seeds or linseed ( very healthy) or sesame, dry pumpkin seeds etc, there are so many options to improvise.

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      hubpage101 6 years ago from United States

      This recipe looks good I have always wanted a simple recipe like this to make my own bread. Great Hub

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Ingenira, Thanks for stopping by!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Rtalloni, Low carb bread is a staple in our house!

      Thanks, Glem. I'll check it out!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Blair, that's awesome! Keep up the good work on your low carb diet!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Gachapoz, thanks! I'm a big bread lover, so without low carb bread, I could never stick to a low carb diet.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks a bunch, Deep!

      Many thanks, Bugslady!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Hezekiah, this low carb bread is very filling!

      No, Asian lamp, this bread is very healthy!

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Carren, those are great ideas. Thanks!

      Thanks, Hubpage 101! Hope you enjoy it!

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      Miranda 6 years ago

      Sorry to say, but this was absolutley horrible. It sounded promising, smelled good, but none of us in the house would eat it. My dog even snubbed her nose at it.

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Miranda, sorry you didn't like it. I make and eat it often, and I like it. It can't compare to high-carb white bread, but it satisfies my craving for bread, and it's super healthy!

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      karen 6 years ago

      would be very helpful to have the "Nutritional Content" for the bread....ie % of carbs...% of calories...etc

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the recipe. I’ve bought low carb flaxseed bread in stores before. I love the taste of the bread and the fact that flaxseed is so healthy. The bread would probably taste even better and be healthier if I made it at home!

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      Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

      Karen, I listed the carb count. I'm not too concerned with the fat grams. Also, each brand of flaxseed meal is a little different.

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      Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

      Alicia, give it a try!

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      Tamila Roberts 5 years ago from Canada

      Pretty nice recipe. Maybe I should try it at home thank you.

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      nicolerkilpatrick 5 years ago

      Thanks for this, Informative article, Thanks for sharing.

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      arteca79 5 years ago from Florida, US

      Thanks for sharing. I just started a low-carb diet and am trying to find alternatives to all the deliciousness that I WANT to eat...but now can't!

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      merrieone 5 years ago

      Hi Habee, I read this and tried it right away! It came out GREAT! you have literally CHANGED MY LIFE WITH THIS RECIPE!!. Tomorrow I'm going to make ginger bread and hot pretzels(ny style, which means you have to start them in boiled water) it could be terrible or great, I'll let you know. I have the coarse salt ready. And, since it's low carb, they may be brushed with butter. Anyway, my husband and I often low carb and he tried it and liked it a lot too. We had strip steaks and rosemary bread with your recipe. I used 4 jumbo eggs and I thought it looked really too thin, so I added a little bit more of the flax, but it worked out. I also added salt. Thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nita 5 years ago

      I made the bread yesterday, and at your suggestion, had some warm with cream cheese. yum!

      I didn't get enough spices in, but can see great potential, so will have fun trying different things.

      Thanks you so much for this great recipe.

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      Lindsey 5 years ago

      Fantastic recipe and very easy to make, and even easier to use as a base for other low carb bread recipes! Banana Nut Bread and Raisin bread are two really simple variations... To stay close to a basic bread recipe, I'd recommend adding a pinch of kosher sea salt to taste and adding a few tablespoons of whole rolled oats to give it that "9 Grain Feel" :)

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      vwriter 5 years ago from US

      I made this bread for my husband. And he loves it. However, I can't touch the bread, not that I don't want too, but I'm allergic to flaxseed. By any chance do you no a substitute for flaxseed that would work?

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      ketogenicdiet 5 years ago from New York, NY

      This recipe is fantastic!

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      Crystna1985 4 years ago

      This sounds great! its even better that its low carb! thanks for sharing. Voted useful and interesting

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      Kommadant 4 years ago

      This looks good and relatively easy. What would you rate the taste of the bread on a scale of 1 to 10?

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      dubbsmomma 4 years ago

      I just started Atkins and am on the induction phase, do you know if this bread will be ok to eat on the induction phase? I have been craving bread!

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      Minoo Verdi 4 years ago

      Can this be frozen ?

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