Low Carb Keto Ciabatta Yeast Bread Rolls

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This is a recipe for real yeast bread ciabatta rolls.  They are low carb and keto and have only 5g net carbs per serving.



1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, divided

1 teaspoon sugar*

1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast

1 cup vital wheat gluten

1 cup super fine almond flour

1/4 cup flax seed meal

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter, melted


1.  In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup warm (like bath water) water, sugar and yeast.  Cover the bowl and allow to sit until frothy with small bubbles, about 10 minutes.  If the yeast isn’t frothy then the yeast is dead and you’ll need to start over with fresh yeast.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together remaining dry ingredients.  Sift them through a sifter or sieve.

3.  Mix together the yeast mixture, remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water and 3 tablespoons olive oil.  Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until a wet dough forms.

4.  Knead the dough for 3 minutes until it’s well combined.  Don’t over knead.

5.  Divide the dough in half and form it into 2 tube shapes.  The dough loaves should be about 2 1/2 x 7 inches.  Place the loaves onto a greased cookie sheet.    

6.  Preheat oven for 2-3 minutes until temperature reaches 100-110 degrees F.  Turn the oven off and put the dough in the warm oven to rise for 1 hour.  At the end of the hour, the loaves should have risen to about 3 1/2 x 8 inches.

7.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

8.  Brush the top of the loaves with melted butter.  Bake for 15 minutes and then take the bread out of the oven and brush with butter.  Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the internal temperature reads between 190-200 degrees F.  Put the thermometer all the way into the side of the loaf to get the most accurate reading. The closer you get to 200 degrees, the crustier the loaves with be.

9.  Allow to cool on the pan for 1 hour before cutting each loaf in half horizontally and then into thirds.


*The sugar will be converted to alcohol and carbon dioxide in the fermentation process so the carbohydrates are cancelled out. The sugar has been left out of the nutritional info.


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