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This Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread has all of the same flavor and texture of real bread, but with a fraction of the carbs.

Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

Hi everyone – Jack here. I’ve spent the last month or so trying to make a really good, nicely textured Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread, and after four attempts, I’m proud to say that I finally nailed it with this recipe.

I LOVE bread. But eating lower-carb these days has meant that most breads are (sadly) off limits for me. I made this keto bread recipe before, as well as this 90-second keto bread too, and they were good. But this Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread checks all of the boxes for me in terms of taste, texture and making me feel like I’m eating a ‘real’ slice of bread.

Now, I do want to point out that this Rosemary Sea Salt Keto bread is NOT gluten-free, but it is low in carbs at 2.4 net carbs per slice.


Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

How do you make really good Keto Bread?

Most keto bread recipes out there rely on low-carb flours and xanthan gum powder as the base in their recipe – and ours does too. But – and here’s the trick – I  also added wheat gluten to this recipe which adds that soft, bread-like texture that everyone knows and loves.*

Our Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread is also a yeast bread (which also contributes to that wonderful texture) but don’t let that scare you off. This is still a very easy and quick bread to make.

Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

Today’s keto bread recipe uses ingredients that are easy to find online as well as in some well-stocked grocery stores including golden flaxseed meal, almond flour, oat fiber (don’t confuse that with oat flour), vital wheat gluten, and monk fruit sweetener (you could also use Stevia if you prefer). Once you have these ingredients in your kitchen pantry, the sky is the limit in terms of all of the different kinds of keto bread you can bake at home.

We flavored our Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread with (as you can tell from the name) fresh rosemary and coarse sea salt. Both give this soft, delicious bread some really fantastic flavor.


Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

This Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread is great for sandwiches, toast, or simple bread and butter.

*Note: We’ve received a couple of comments from readers who have told us that using wheat-gluten in keto breads is the brain-child of a YouTuber named Deirdre. While we got our inspiration for this recipe from an assortment of other keto bread recipes and didn’t see Deirdre’s video ourselves until now, we wanted to note her as the original person (so we’re told!) who came up with the idea of using wheat-gluten to achieve that true, bread-like texture in keto bread recipes. You can see Deirdre’s video here.

You may enjoy these other Keto recipes:

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Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf (14 slices)
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


1 cup tap water heated to exactly 110 degrees F.

½ teaspoon granulated sugar* or honey

2 teaspoons rapid rise dry yeast

3 whole eggs

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2/3 cup golden flaxseed meal

2/3 cup almond flour

¾ cup oat fiber (not oat flour)

1 ¼ cups Vital wheat gluten

2 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener*, or granulated Stevia

½ teaspoon xanthan gum powder

1 ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt (or kosher salt)

1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ cup fresh rosemary

Oil and coarse sea salt, for top of baked bread


Dissolve sugar in warmed water and add yeast. Set aside to bloom.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add eggs and beat five minutes on medium.

Add olive oil and beat to combine.

In a large bowl whisk together flax, almond flour, oat fiber, wheat gluten, monk fruit sweetener, xanthan gum powder, salt, garlic powder and fresh rosemary.

Once the yeast has bloomed (froth formed on the top of the water), alternate adding the yeast mixture and the dry mixture until everything is in and mix on medium low for eight minutes. (The dough needs to be kneaded this long to develop the gluten.)

Remove the dough and form into a neat ball with your hands then stretch to fit a 9X5X3-inch loaf pan. Do not oil or spray the pan, you want the dough to stick to the sides as it rises. Our 9X5X3-inch loaf pan was nonstick.

Spray a piece of plastic wrap and place over the top of the pan so the dough doesn’t stick to the plastic.

Proof for 1 ½ to 2 hours until doubled in size.

I have an oven that I can set to 80 degrees F so I placed the dough in at that temperature then microwaved a 2-cup measuring cup filled with water until it was boiling hot and placed it in the oven with the dough. Then every thirty minutes I reheated the water until the dough doubled in size and was cresting the edge of the pan. In this humid environment, my dough rose in one hour and 45 minutes.

You could also just use the inside cavity of your microwave with a container of hot water reheated every 30 minutes. Either have a tea kettle going to fill the cup or remove the dough and microwave the water then place the dough back in.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F with rack in center.

Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and when poked with a probe thermometer, will register between 190-200 degrees F.

Remove from pan while hot by running a knife down each side to loosen, then cool on a rack. While hot, brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle on sea or kosher salt.

Serve warm or cool and slice. Keep wrapped at room temperature like regular bread.


*Note: The sugar in this recipe is necessary to develop the yeast. The monk fruit sweetener is used to sweeten the bread and will not work in the initial blooming of the yeast.

Keywords: Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread


Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread

Rosemary Sea Salt Keto Bread


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  • Tori wrote:

    We used this recipe sans rosemary and garlic and with a cinnamon/butter/golden erythritol + monkfruit sweetener filling to make absolutely delicious pecan cinnamon buns for our diabetic mom’s birthday brunch. She was so happy! One issue I did want to mention: in the header description you say the bread is 1.4 g carb/slice, but in the nutrition notes and in one of the comments below you say it’s 2.7 g carb/slice — nearly double the amount originally claimed. Can you please correct the article? If someone is eating keto, that extra 1.5 gram per slice is a significant part of their daily carb allotment.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for calling that out Tori – I corrected the article to 2.4 net carbs (5.4 total carbs minus 3 fiber). Thanks for catching that!

  • Melva wrote:

    Best bread ever. Thank you for bringing soft bread back into my life. Do have a question. Baked it twice but always seems to fall in the center yet yours Los beautiful. Fine care it’s so delicious but wondering what I could be doing wrong. Thank you again.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Melva – You’re welcome! When any bread sinks in the middle like that, it usually just needs a little more time in the oven to ensure that it’s fully baked through in the center. Next time, give it a few extra minutes to see if that helps.

  • Carol wrote:

    This looks amazing. I’m allergic to egg so am wondering if I can use flax egg with this recipe instead of egg? Or if their are any other suggestions?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Carol – We’ve only made this recipe as written so can’t say for sure if flax egg will work as a substitute. If you try it, please let us know how it comes out!

  • Anna wrote:

    Hello! Just wanted to say that I love this recipe and have made it so many times. It’s much better than literally any other keto bread recipe out there. Because I have better luck weighing out my ingredients, I figured out the gram conversions for the dry ingredients which I will list here in case anyone else wants them! I’ve tested it with these weights twice now and both times the bread came out perfectly.

    * 140g golden flaxseed meal
    * 65g  almond flour
    * 145g oat fiber 
    * 150g Vital wheat gluten

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Anna! So glad you are enjoying the bread!

  • Diane wrote:

    Could I use something other than rosemary or leave it out altogether? I don’t like it.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Diane – You can leave it out or swap in another favorite herb.

  • Missy wrote:

    Can this bread be made in a bread machine

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Missy – We don’t own a bread machine and have only made the recipe as written. We’re not sure how to adapt the recipe for a bread machine. Sorry we can’t be more help.

  • DANA MIRANDA wrote:

    I’ve made this recipe a half dozen times and it turns out every time!! I absolutely love it!! Do you have any suggestions how to make it a rye bread?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Dana – We’ve only made the recipe as written and we’re not sure what swapping in rye flour will do to the overall recipe/texture without some testing. (We also don’t know what it will do to the carb count). Jack is interested in testing it out (thanks the suggestion) – but it will take some time. In the meantime, this recipe might be helpful: Hope this helps!

  • Connie Elizabeth Cox wrote:

    Do you have a keto bread recipe to use with a bread machine?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Connie…No, I’m sorry, we don’t have a bread machine ourselves so can’t suggest how this could be adapted.

  • Nancilou wrote:

    I’m wondering if this keto bread can be made in my bread machine?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Nancilou – I’m sorry, neither Jack nor I have any experience with bread machines, and we’ve only made this recipe in the oven. If you try it, please let us know how it comes out!

  • SusAnVandermeer wrote:

    Have tried many keto breads and this is by far the best. I thank you and my husband thanks you.

    • Martha wrote:

      We’re glad you enjoyed the bread!

  • Sandy Ferguson wrote:

    I’m wondering when you add the eggs/oil mixture. I don’t see it in the instructions. Thank you!

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Sandy – Eggs are added in Step 2, oil is added in Step 3.

  • Anna wrote:

    I have tried close to a dozen keto bread recipes and this is the only one that has actually worked. I was in shock that it did work, to be honest. The taste and texture are incredible and I am positive that no one would know this is a low carb bread. I will never use another bread recipe again!

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you are enjoying the bread Anna – thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!

  • Angela wrote:

    Do you have the nutritional information on this recipe? I would like to know it please. Thank you.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Angela – The information is at the bottom of the recipe card.

  • Lynn wrote:

    I followed this recipe to a T, and it’s fantastic. My loaf proved and it’s HUGE…no falling. Amazing recipe. Now I can avocado toast again! And French toast! The mind boggles. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible recipe.

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re very welcome Lynn! So glad the recipe was a hit!

  • Kam wrote:

    This is very similar to Diedre’s low carb bread. On YouTube. Which I have made several times. It looks similar to yours too. I know hers is delicious. I’m expecting yours will be also. I’m making these in buns. Thanks.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Kam – We just checked our Deirdre’s Youtube recipe and ours IS very similar. Interesting! My husband Jack never saw that video before but when researching keto bread recipes the combination of ingredients was suggested in a number of different sources/recipes – perhaps they found inspiration from Deirdre. I hope ours is as good as hers. We have had at least one other reader successfully make hamburger-type rolls using this recipe, as well as bagels.

  • Laurie wrote:

    I decided to go keto at the beginning of the year and have tried out (baked) 3 other bread recipes that came out with terrible to just ok results. This one exceeded my expectations. I usually make normal bread (high-gluten, high carbs) and even my loaves don’t get his kind of height. I wish I could show you how lovely the finished loaf turned out.

    The taste was great and mouthful was on point. The texture was just like “real bread,” chewy with a nice crust. Because I eat this for breakfast with peanut butter I omitted any of the savory spices. I’ll have to try this version as intended. BTW, I followed the recipe exactly, no substitutions.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Linda! So glad the recipe was a hit!

  • Ida & John Farias wrote:

    Question:My husband has actually got your recipe in the oven right now! Do you have a calculation for the Net Carbs? I can’t wait to taste it! Thank you-

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Ida – For any recipe, to get the net carbs, the calculation is total carbs minus fiber. So in this case 2.7 net carbs per serving. Hope that helps!

  • Cindy wrote:

    Is there a substitute that you can use for keto breads that use Vital wheat gluten, that will still give the bread a nice texture, but make it gluten free for people that are gluten intolerant, or people that have wheat allergies? Most gluten free breads that you find are tasteless, bland, and the texture is like cardboard. I would love to find a gluten and wheat free recipe for bread that wouldn’t be that way. Thank you for anything that you could suggest.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Cindy – We do have some other keto bread recipes on our site that are gluten free, but they really don’t have the same nice bread-like texture that we found from using the wheat gluten in this recipe. We aren’t gluten free baking experts (or even keto experts for that matter) – so neither Jack nor I have much advice beyond the recipes that we share and the experiences we’ve seen in our own kitchen. You could reach out to Carolyn from the blog All Day I Dream About Food – she is much more of an expert in keto baking than we are – she might have some recipes that would fit the bill for you. Sorry we can’t be more help. Good luck!

  • Cinthia Masucci wrote:

    Hi there, can I replace the vital wheat with anything else?

    • Martha wrote:

      Not really Cinthia – it’s a fairly specific ingredient that gives this bread that distinctive texture.

  • Nancy wrote:

    WOW. Just wow. I never leave comments, but I feel I MUST for this one. You knocked this one out of the park! It is truly the first keto bread I’ve tried that looks and tastes like real bread. AND it looks like your photos! Thank you so very much for posting this! I followed the recipe exactly and it’s wonderful. The middle sunk in a bit from the bottom, but that may be because I let it rise too long before baking. I let it rise to the full expected size, not realizing that it would continue to rise once it began baking. Regardless, it’s amazing. Thank you!

    • Jack wrote:


      While I was testing this, I did exactly the same thing and let it rise too much. It did sink a bit. Subsequent batches were perfect. This is the sort of thing that may take one or two tries before you get it perfect since ovens vary, altitude comes into play and the humidity of the air can sometimes affect the finished bread. In my opinion, totally worth the trip. I make and eat this all the time. I love it toasted in the morning or sliced for grilled cheese sandwiches.

      Glad you liked it.

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