Quick Chia Bread (Keto; Paleo)

90 second Keto Microwave Chia Bread
90 second Keto Microwave Chia Bread

I have to admit, even in LBK (Life Before Keto) I rarely ate bread. And when I did indulge, I always regretted it afterwards: I felt bloated and miserable and wouldn’t poop for a week (no bacon butty is worth that), so I didn’t miss it much when starting keto. However, being human and all, the craving for a slice of toast with butter-and-Bovril still slaps me through the face every now and again and I am well-chuffed with this alternative, where I used almond flour, extra-fine almond flour and ground chia seeds to achieve a lovely ‘bread’ texture and flavour. Give it a try and then pat yourself on the back for being so dedicated…

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Carbs 1.7g
(5.1%); Fat 11g (70.8%); Protein 8.2g (24.2%)
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For those interested in seeing some comparison carb counts, check out these stats below:

Regular white bread – 18.2g carbs per slice (Tesco White)
Wholemeal bread – 14.7g carbs per slice (Tesco Wholemeal)
Seeded Bread – 18.5g carbs per slice (Tesco 7-seeds)
Oat and Barley Loaf – 19.8g carbs per slice (Tesco Finest Oat & Barley)
Multigrain Loaf – 21.8g carbs per slice (Tesco Multigrain Batch)
Gluten-free Bread – 13.7g carbs per slice (Tesco Free-from White)
My recipe below- 1.7g carbs per slice

It goes without saying that if you are considering starting a low-carb or ketogenic diet – you have to ditch the bread and get creative. Funnyman and I consume no more than 20g carbs per day and we ensure they come from high-fibre vegetables. Having just one slice of real bread (as you can see from the stats above) would throw us out for the day – it’s simply not worth it.

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I have the perfect size Tupperware to make this in and it tips out as a perfect, thick square after a minute and a half in the microwave. I then placed the cooked mass on its side and sliced into 3 perfect portions the exact same size as a slice of bread. (I have a similar version I do in ramekins which pop out ‘muffin-size’.)

Combine your dry ingredients ahead of time and when the craving for a slice of the good stuff strikes, you need only add eggs and pop into the microwave for a minute and a half. Don’t skip the garlic and mustard powders in the ingredients – they do an excellent job of masking any eggy flavour you may expect and are not overpowering at all. The bread also toasts fantastically in a frying pan with a little olive oil (un-toasted version is pictured). You can see how I used the toast (and included the macros) in my Avocado Toast and Cheese Toastie recipes I posted today on Mud and Love. The recipe will make 3 slices and the macros are based per slice (so, go on – have two slices!)


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Quick Chia Bread (Keto; Paleo)
One of my best keto bread recipes - with no eggy flavour. The secret is sourcing the perfect size dish to microwave it in (cooking takes 90 seconds) and you can make 3 perfect bread slices (which also toasts beautifully on the stove top in a tiny dash of oil).
Microwave Chia Bread
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.83
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Course Bread, Breakfast, Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 90 seconds
Course Bread, Breakfast, Light Meals
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 90 seconds
Microwave Chia Bread
Votes: 12
Rating: 4.83
Rate this recipe!
  1. Place the almond flour, extra-fine almond flour, ground chia, baking powder, garlic powder, mustard powder and salt and pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs.
    Keto Microwave Chia Bread
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE: I had feedback from a reader who ground whole chia seeds herself, which does not work. You need the fine texture of finely milled seeds, so I strongly advise you use store-bought ready-ground / milled chia. Available online (link is on the ingredient, or Holland & Barrett if you are in the UK.)
  3. Combine the dry mixture, then add the whisked eggs to this mixture and combine very well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased, microwave-friendly Tupperware. Mine was a small, square Tupperware – similar square dimensions to a slice of bread, approx. 11 x 11cm / 4.3 x 4.3-in. (Amazon link at the end of the recipe)
    Keto Microwave Chia Bread
  5. Place into the microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds, then remove.
  6. Turn the Tupperware out upside down and give it a little knock – it will tip out as a solid mass. If it doesn't, slide a knife around the edges.
    Keto Microwave Chia Bread
  7. Once cool enough to handle, turn it on its side and slice into 3 even slices.
    Keto Microwave Chia Bread
  8. (If you want to make toast, simply heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the slices on both sides until crispy.)
  9. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
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Quick Chia Bread (Keto; Paleo)
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Macro Details per serving (1 slice)
5.1%           Carbs
24.2%         Protein
70.8%         Fat

Nutritional Information per serving (1 slice)
Calories                         136Kcal / 569kJ
Fat                                 11g
 of which saturates        1.6g
Carbohydrates              1.7g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
 of which sugars            0g
Fibre                              2.2g
Protein                           8.2g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 1.7g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Wheat (may be found in baking powder)

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Soft White Bread Slices (Keto; Paleo)
Easy Keto Mug Bread
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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.


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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. It is a game changer for me and my husband. The only carb we ever really crave on keto is bread but now we don’t have to! Just had it toasted with some pate but now sat dreaming of all the other things I can have with it. Amazing!!

    1. Brilliant, we love it too. Smashed avo, toasted cheese and tomato, chicken-mayo sandwiches, egg sandwiches, butter and Bovril… Aaaaaaaah… the possibilitIes are endless – ENJOY!

    1. Hi Roselyn, I am so pleased you love it as much as I do! I have never tried baking this mixture, probably because I like the speed at which the microwave cooks it. I also think its the sudden, high heat from the microwave that achieves success. BUT, you have me intrigued! I might just give it a try in the oven. If it works I will definitely post my ratios and steps – and return to this comment to point you to it. Have a great day!

  2. OK, so I am now addicted to this bread, and the other half loves it too !!! Thank you.
    Can’t wait to try it toasted.
    I’ll take a pic this weekend and tag you.

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