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This keto flatbread recipe has been a long time coming. I already have a keto naan recipe that very much resembles a flatbread, but that uses fathead dough which tends to be more dense. And I’ve got plenty of bread recipes (keto white bread, almond flour bread, cloud bread, to name a few), but until now, no solution for a truly soft, pliable low carb flatbread that is versatile enough for wrapping, topping, and dipping alike. Enter this this low carb keto pita bread recipe, which I tested 6 times to get it just right.
And it was so worth it! It’s pillowy soft, perfectly pliable, and sturdy at the same time. I recently used it for making gyro meat wraps, and even my picky 4-year-old loves eating it plain.
Most flatbread recipes are made with wheat flour, but this one gets its classic, chewy texture from Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour and Wholesome Yum Psyllium Husk Powder. Once you try this combo in your keto baking, you’ll never go back. It helps to create light, fluffy, and chewy texture.
Why You’ll Love Low Carb Flatbread
You’ll love this low carb flatbread recipe! Not only is it easy (just 7 ingredients and 30 minutes!), but it can be eaten in so many ways and has a texture similar to the real thing.
Quick keto flatbread recipe overview:
- What does keto flatbread taste like? This tasty bread is light and chewy, just like a traditional bread made with gluten and has a mild flavor that can be enjoyed in so many ways.
- Is it easy to make? Yes, this recipe for keto flatbread comes together relatively easily.
- How much time will I need? The flatbread takes about 15 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook. No need to wait to eat, you can enjoy it warm.
Keto Pita Bread Ingredients
- Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour – Be sure to use this blanched and super fine almond flour here for the best texture.
- Whey protein powder – The protein powder helps to give the bread texture and lift, and also gives it a protein boost.
- Wholesome Yum Psyllium Husk Powder – This helps give your low carb pita bread a chewy texture.
- Baking powder – This helps the bread rise, and needs to be fresh to work well.
- Sea salt
- Avocado oil – Avocado oil is great for its neutral flavor, but olive oil would work as well.
- Apple cider vinegar – This balances the flavors and helps with rising as well. Don’t worry, you won’t taste it in the finished bread.
- Egg whites – You can buy packaged egg whites, or just separate a few eggs. If you’re not sure what to do with the yolks, try making hollandaise sauce, keto flan, or chocolate protein ice cream.
- Boiling water – This ingredient technically doesn’t “count” since you don’t have to “buy” it, but you’ll need to have it ready to go, so I wanted to call it out.
How To Make Keto Flatbread
- Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together almond flour, protein powder, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and sea salt.
- Add wet ingredients. Add avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, and egg whites. Stir until uniform; the mixture will be thick.
- Add water. Pour in boiling water while beating with a hand mixer for about a minute. The dough will absorb the water. Be careful to not over-mix.
- Roll out dough. Divide the dough into 6 balls and place a ball between 2 pieces of lightly oiled parchment paper. Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick, or 1/4 inch thick for a thicker low carb flatbread.
TIP: Chill the keto pita bread dough if needed. It should be easy to roll between parchment paper layers without sticking, but if your kitchen is very warm, place it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to make it easier to work with.
- Bake. Place flatbreads onto lined baking sheets and bake until firm.
TIP: Use a large turner to transfer the flatbread to the baking sheet. It’s easier than trying to use your hands.
Keto Pita Bread Recipe FAQs
Can you eat flatbread on a keto diet?
Traditional flatbreads are made with wheat flour and would not be considered keto.
This keto pita bread recipe is made with almond flour and other keto-friendly ingredients, making a great keto-friendly option.
Is almond flour flatbread keto?
If an almond flour flatbread has been made with keto-friendly ingredients, then yes, it is probably keto. But you’ll always want to check the ingredients and nutrition facts, as it’s possible for a recipe to have other ingredients that are not low carb.
Is pita bread keto friendly?
What about pita bread? Sadly, no, most pita breads are not keto friendly either, as they are made with wheat or white flour just like flatbreads are. Make this low carb pita bread recipe instead and you can enjoy pita bread on keto again.
Can you make it nut-free?
Possibly. I haven’t tried it, but in theory you might be able to replace the 1 cup almond flour with 1/4 cup coconut flour (yes, just a quarter the amount, as coconut flour is very absorbent!). You’ll get fewer flatbreads but the dough consistency should be similar.
Store the keto pita bread in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Can you freeze low carb flatbread?
Yes, you can freeze keto flatbread. Store the pieces with parchment paper in between layers to prevent them from sticking. Freeze for 2-3 months.
Since low carb pita bread is naturally soft, it works well to reheat it in the microwave without compromising texture. You can also reheat it in the oven at 350 degrees F, either from the fridge or even from frozen.
If you are using it as a keto flatbread pizza crust, you can add toppings to a fresh, refrigerated, or even frozen bread and bake immediately at 350 degrees F.
What To Serve With Low Carb Pita Bread
Once your quick keto flatbread is out of the oven, you can enjoy it right away! Here are some pairing ideas:
- Meats – Recipes like gyro meat, ground lamb kofta, or brisket are perfect for making keto pita bread wraps.
- Salads – Salad recipes like spring mix salad, Israeli salad, or chopped avocado caprese salad help turn the flatbread into a full meal.
- Soups – Soft keto flatbread is perfect for eating alongside or even dipping into soups, like broccoli cheese soup, zuppa toscana, or keto clam chowder.
- Saucy Dinners – Use the bread to sop up sauces from smothered pork chops, salisbury steak, or pan seared chicken breast.
- Dips – Use your low carb flatbread as a dipper for caramelized onion dip, keto spinach artichoke dip, or cold crab dip.
Tools To Make Keto Pita Bread
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- Hand Mixer – This mixer is compact yet powerful, at a fraction of the size and price of stand mixers.
- Sheet Pan – My go to pan that’s sturdy, heats evenly, and never warps. You’ll need two to make low carb flatbread.
- Wholesome Yum Psyllium Husk Powder – I started using this ingredient so much, and some brands out there sometimes made baked goods purple, so I made my own to make sure I always have the right quality. It adds amazing texture to gluten-free and keto baked goods (and won’t turn them purple).
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, protein powder, psyllium, baking powder, and sea salt.
Add the avocado oil, cider vinegar, and egg whites. Stir until uniform.
Pour in the boiling water while beating with a hand mixer at low speed for about a minute. The dough will absorb the water. Don’t over-mix.
Divide the dough into 6 balls. Place a ball between 2 pieces of lightly oiled parchment paper and roll out to about 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) thick, or 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) thick for thicker flatbread. Repeat with all the dough. Place the flatbreads onto the lined baking sheets, 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
Bake for about 15 minutes, swapping the pans on the racks halfway through, until firm.
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