Stock up on all the essential keto baking ingredients and get your pantry ready for baking delicious, low-carb recipes all year long! This list of keto baking ingredients is exactly what every beginner needs to read before starting a keto diet.
How to Bake on a Low-Carb Keto Diet
Baking on a low-carb diet is easy once you know how to do it!
By capping daily carb intake to a maximum of 30 grams net carb, we can’t afford to eat wheat and sugar on a keto diet because they are way too high for this goal. (1, 2) So, what are the alternatives?
Fortunately, many gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free ingredients are perfect for keto baking!
Rejoice with me because you can still enjoy all your favorite sweet and savory crackers, bread, bagels, and muffins. Even cakes and cookies too.
Appropriately using baked goods within the context of a well-formulated ketogenic diet liberates us from feeling restricted and dissolves barriers between us and supposed off-limit foods. You can stay keto, enjoy your meals, and eat guilt-free with the right ingredients!
The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking
I had some serious struggles with emotional eating and deep-rooted sugar addiction. Keto changed my life for the better in so many ways, but it wasn’t until I learned how to bake on keto that I felt prepared to stick with this diet long-term.
The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking contains all my top tips, recipes, and directions so you can bake healthy, from-scratch keto foods at home too!
Skip the trial and error of complicated recipe conversions and get straight to the yummy part. With a few specific adjustments, I teach how to replace all your favorite baked items with low-carb versions that are even better than the originals.
This cookbook will help you make all your favorite recipes and never feel deprived or restricted again. So get a copy right now if you don’t have one already!
Spices, Extracts and Add-ins for Keto Baking
- Cacao powder
- Almond butter
- Peanut butter
- Walnut butter
- Vanilla extract
- Cinnamon powder
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
I also recommend using parchment paper, so your recipes don’t stick to the baking dish! It also makes moving the food to a cooling rack very easy.
Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Baking FAQ
Pork rind dust is the lowest carb flour you can use for baking. There are zero grams net carb per serving! Ground chia and flaxseed flours also have zero net carb per 2 tablespoons. However, these are not the most functional for all recipes but instead used in conjunction with almond or coconut flour.
Oats are a popular ingredient in low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free circles but are not recommended for keto baking. Generally speaking, oats are too high in carbohydrates for keto macros.
Other nut flours have similar properties as almond flour and are easily substituted in equal amounts. However, if you have a nut allergy, you might prefer a seed flour substitute instead. I recommend using sunflower seed flour instead of almond flour on a keto diet.
Best Keto Baked Goods for Beginners
Get started with these delicious and low-carb baked goods! Try basic keto dessert recipes, or keto bread, or both!
- Psyllium Husk Keto Bread
- Blueberry Scones
- Coconut Flour Bread
- Flourless Brownies
- Keto Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Macadamia Nut Keto Coffee Cake
Read more baking tips from my friend at Fit to Serve.
First published November 16, 2018.