Keto Olive & Tomato Skillet Bread

I am having so much fun playing with dried yeast and keep coming up with delicious ways to make bread that actually TASTES AND SMELLS like bread! I hope you love these slices of olive and tomato bread which I make in a skillet because I needed something round to bake them in. Quick Tip: even though I advise storing your nut flours in the fridge to avoid rancidity, you should have all your ingredients at room temperature before beginning. Remember, dried yeast is not meant to be kept in the pantry: once opened, keep in the fridge. You will love the smell it brings to the ‘bread’ and I go further by adding some baking powder for additional boost!

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Carbs 3.8g | Fat 16g | Protein 6.8g
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Keto Olive & Tomato Skillet Bread

Delicious and packed with the flavour of olives and sun-dried tomatoes, each slice of this bread (which uses dried yeast) comes in at only 3.8g carbs per slice!
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices

Per serving

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 6.8g | Fat: 1.6g


  • 100 g (3.5 oz) tepid (lukewarm) water, (not hot)
  • 1 tsp inulin prebiotic fibre powder
  • 10 g (0.4 oz) dried active yeast
  • 35 g (1.2 oz) pitted black olives, drained
  • 35 g (1.2 oz) sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 35 g (1.2 oz) finely grated Parmesan
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 large egg white
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) almond flour
  • 2 TB arrowroot powder, (16g / 0.6oz)
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven). This is 200°C for conventional ovens (or 400°F / gas mark 6). Grease and line the base of a round baking tray or cast-iron pan skillet with parchment paper. (Grease the sides too to avoid anything sticking.)
  • Pour the warm, tepid water into a small bowl. The water should not be hot, it should be mild. Whisk in the inulin.
  • Sprinkle over the dried active yeast and whisk into the mixture. Leave in a warm place for about 10-15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, your yeast mixture should be bubbly and foaming on the surface. This is a great sign and it should smell heavenly.
  • In the meantime, slice the drained olives and finely chop the drained sun-dried tomatoes. Add the grated Parmesan and the crushed garlic (which is best done using a garlic press) - along with the olive oil and the egg yolk from the separated egg (add the egg white to a second bowl containing the other egg white). Season with salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
  • In the meantime, combine the almond flour, arrowroot powder and the dried mixed herbs in a large bowl. It all sounds very complicated, but there is reason for keeping things separate. If it helps, this is what you should have ready:
  • Transfer your almond flour mixture to a small food processor (food chopper). Add the egg white and blitz well to combine. Now, pour in the foamy yeast mixture and all the liquid, blitzing again to combine. Transfer the mixture back to a mixing bowl and fold in the olive/yolk mixture.
  • Once combined, immediately pour the mixture into the prepared skillet. Use a small silicon spatula to smooth over the surface.
    Bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • After 12 minutes, remove the skillet from the oven and reduce the temperature to 150°C (fan oven). This is 170°C for conventional ovens (or 340°F). Cover the pan with a sheet of foil, piercing a few holes in the top.
    Return to the oven for 15-17 minutes until a cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for a minute or two before slicing into even-sized pieces. Peel off the parchment so that you can serve the bread from the pan (which I only do because it looks pretty!)
  • Delicious!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        183Kcal / 766kJ
Fat                                16g
Carbohydrates              3.8g
Protein                          6.8g


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