Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf | with Grass-fed Gelatin

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Cozy up with the family and share a keto sweet bread flavored with warming spices and maple sweetness by the fire. As the seasons change, there are many keto breakfast recipes that will keep you inspired and on track with your keto goals.

Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf - Primal Edge Health

I fell in love with adding gelatin to my keto baked goods after perfecting my Ketogenic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

The addition of this ingredient give a unique composition to foods, making them slightly chewy. The gelatin also retains moisture well which helps guard against over baking and dry, crumbly baking fails.

After pulling out yet another successful batch of cookies from the oven made me think… what if this recipe was baked in a bread tin?

I returned to the kitchen, made some adjustments on the flavor theme annnnd… get to share the success with you!

This is one of my new favorite keto breakfast ideas.

Ketogenic gingerbread on wooden cutting board with knife.

Get Frosty

If you love a good frosting, whip up a Maple Buttercream Frosting or ice this ketogenic gingerbread with a Simple Dairy-Free Icing. My Whipped Ricotta Frosting would be a nice complement as well.

For making delicate designs and criss-cross patterns, nothing works better than Dairy-Free Keto Icing. Plus, there are only 3 ingredients!

In truth, this loaf isn’t missing a thing. Spreading a sugar-free frosting will add an amazingly creamy mouthfeel. It also brings a nice charm for nonketo dieters and looks oh-so eye catching!

Ketogenic gingerbread loaf with one end being sliced.

Gut Lovin’ Gelatin

I love the texture of this bread, it feels GOOD as I digest.

Gelatin has numerous benefits that are appreciated by all systems through-out the body.

  • Full of amino acids; glycine, proline, and arginine
  • A digestive aid
    • Broth normalizes hydrochloric acid in the stomach and “lines the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract and guards against further injurious action on the part of the ingesta” 1.
    • Gelatin assists in the digestion of nutrients and is soothing for those with uncomfortable symptoms of food sensitivity.
  • Strengthens bone health 2
  • Reduces the pain of osteoarthritis 3
  • Used to treat diabetes for over 100 years 4

I use this powdered grass-fed beef gelatin in recipes.

A batch of homemade broth (or Kettle & Fire Bone Broth) also has lots of gelatin but it won’t help you make gingerbread.

Gelatin is also nice for no bake recipes like Eggnog Cheesecake Pudding and Peppermint Custard.

Secret Tip!

I (heart eyes) the texture – it is the BEST after chilling in the fridge overnight. The cold temp and time sets up a slightly gummy, smooth and cream keto loaf.

Sweetening Ketogenic Gingerbread

I use LAKANTO monkfruit sweeteners because they are excellent, quick and convenient ways to sweeten keto foods. This recipe features a maple flavored syrup and “brown sugar” crystals that lends a caramel sweetness, pairing well with the cinnamon and ginger.

I love the formulation of the LAKANTO products because there is never a bitter aftertaste! My family never liked stevia sweetened recipes much, so for us this is the best alternative! The Monkfruit Sweetener is a great alternative for those who are sensitive to erythritol/sugar alcohols or any other artificial sweeteners.

Take a look at these other keto desserts sweetened with Lakanto to see this keto sweetener in action.

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LAKANTO Monkfruit Sweetener is

  • ZERO GLYCEMIC – Lakanto Sweetener will not increase blood sugar
  • Zero Calories – With no sugar or added artificial flavoring
  • USEFUL – Flavor your coffee, chocolates, and keto baked goods
  • EASY- Convenient for on-the-go everyday use
  • Non-GMO Verified Monk Fruit
  • DELICIOUS with no bitter aftertaste
  • Gut-friendly

Lakanto is my favorite KETO-FRIENDLY sweetener!


I use Lakanto exclusively, but if you can’t get it delivered to your area or it doesn’t agree with you, use plain erythritol or stevia drops instead.

Ketogenic gingerbread on wooden cutting board with knife.

Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf | with Grass-fed Gelatin

Jessica Haggard
Cozy up with the family and share a gluten-free, sugar-free keto gingerbread loaf flavored with warming spices and maple flavored sweetness. It's a great baked treat for any winter day!
4.96 from 45 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 240 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • Whisk the egg in a medium bowl, add zucchini, butter and maple. Set aside.
    1 whole egg, 3/4 cup shredded zucchini, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup Sugar-free maple syrup
  • In a second bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Reserve the nuts.
    1.5 cups almond flour, 2 tablespoons Keto sugar substitute, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon ginger powder, 1 tablespoon grass-fed beef gelatin, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Blend the wet bowl with the dry bowl in a food processor. Add the nuts and continue blending until smooth. If you don't have a food processor, try a blender. When the nuts are well blended, the bread gets a very creamy texture. If you like chunks or want a crunchy texture, you can finely chop the nuts with a knife and add them to the batter in pieces.
    1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • Pour batter into a greased loaf pan or 8 by 8-inch baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and firm to touch.
  • Let cool completely before removing from the pan. This bread is best after it has sat in the fridge for a bit, for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 194mgFiber: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 4g

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Love Keto Baking?

It’s easy once you learn what ingredients to use and know how to adapt your techniques to low-carb recipes.

I highly recommend The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking for all you need to know about sugar-free, keto sweet and savory baked goods!

Use this low-carb baking guide to prepare for the holidays, appease cookie cravings with healthy, ketogenic recipes, and serve oven-fresh baked goods the whole family can enjoy.

You can sip on a Healthy Hot Chocolate drink or Keto Eggnog while you wait for your baked treats to finish up in the oven.

19 thoughts on “Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf | with Grass-fed Gelatin”

  1. Made this recipe one night—perfect keto sweet bread with warming spices and maple sweetness. Ideal for staying on track with keto goals. Delicious, guilt free experience.

  2. 5 stars
    This was so good and so full of winter flavors! I am going to enjoy this loaf throughout the week for breakfast. I didn’t miss the carbs at all!

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been finding a gingerbread recipe that is not so sweet and thanks to this recipe I made the perfect one. The recipe was so delicious! I will definitely do it again!

  4. 5 stars
    I added some maple buttercream frosting and I really love the taste, it combines perfectly with the bread itself, a really nice texture (gingerbread + frosting). And ohh… the slight chewiness, I like it the most!

    • Yes! I use macadamia nuts here because they are extra fatty – perfect for the creamy texture. Walnuts would be my second choice, followed by pecans (for flavor) or pumpkin seeds (for price). Let me know what you try! Would love to hear how it comes out.

  5. Macadamia nuts are my favorite so I’m glad you included them in this recipe! I need to make some time this weekend to try it out, thank you!


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