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Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf | with Grass-fed Gelatin

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A ketogenic bread loaf with warming spices and maple flavored sweetness.
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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.

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 grass-fed beef gelatin infused, chocolate chunk almond flour 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!

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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.

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!

Gut Lovin’ Gelatin

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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

A batch of homemade broth (or high-quality store bought) also has lots of gelatin!

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 Keto Breads

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.

Recommend: Listen to the Podcast with Kevin from LAKANTO here.

In this podcast, I learned all about the way LAKANTO is made and the specific attention to quality taken by the company. I’m so appreciative to be able to link up with a company that hold such high levels of integrity and provides such a useful product to those interested in cutting out the sugar from their diet.

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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! It really is! Making homemade chocolates and delicious low-carb baked goods is so easy with this sugar replacement!


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.

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Ketogenic Gingerbread Loaf | with Grass-fed Gelatin

A ketogenic bread loaf with warming spices and maple flavored sweetness.
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Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 240kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk the egg in a medium bowl, add zucchini, butter and maple. Set aside.
  • In a second bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Reserve the nuts.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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Love Keto Baking?

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2 Responses

  1. Bryan Martinez
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    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!

    • Jessica Haggard
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