A quick and easy high protein keto bread that is soft and fluffy inside and has a delicious crust! It takes few healthy ingredients and it’s ready in minutes, as the bun is baked in a skillet. No oven required!
This fry pan keto bread is also gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.
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It’s a delicious soft and plain bun to eat with butter, toasted or not, and it is perfect for keto grilled cheese or whatever fillings your heart desire. Like, meatballs. Pulled pork. Cheeseburgers. Ok, I stop now.
This no-oven keto bun takes very few, simple ingredients. Nothing that’s hard to find or, for the uninitiated, “weird stuff” like xanthan gum, flax meal or psyllium husks:
Also, this recipe is nut-free – no almond flour! I try to create recipes without almond flour whenever I can, because although it’s delicious it’s also quite expensive, highly caloric, and full of anti-nutrients.
One bun will take only one egg, and the taste is totally not eggy. The combination of coconut flour and unflavored pea protein isolate makes for the perfect high protein keto bread texture at a really low carb count!
Keto bread flavor variations
This keto pea protein bread base flavor is really good as is, but with you like variety with just a few more ingredients you can get a totally different bread:
- Cheese bread – add a tablespoon of freshly grated Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese
- Cheddar jalapeno bread – add 1 tablespoon of grated cheddar and 1 teaspoon of chopped up jalapenos
- Rosemary garlic bread – add one pinch of rosemary and 1 crushed garlic clove to the dough, and mix
- Seed bread – you can add pumpkin or sunflower seeds, or flax seeds, or a combination. Add a maximum of one tablespoon of seeds per recipe.
- Yeasted bread – Add one teaspoon of yeast to the dough. It won’t help it grow, but it will impart some bread bread taste!
How to make skillet bread
Making the LikeHotKeto protein bread in a pan is as easy as making a pancake! A giant big fat pancake, but still…
In a small bowl (or bigger if you are making more than one recipe) add the liquid ingredients with salt and sweetener, and beat all together with a fork.
Then add the remaining ingredients – pea protein, coconut flour and baking powder, and continue mixing, just with the fork. Yup, no mess, no electric mixers and no hands on dough 🥳
When you get a sticky paste sort of batter – see on the picture above – it’s done! If you want, you can now add different herbs, spices or some cheese to make it more interesting (read on for ideas!)
You’ll shape the bread inside a clean frying pan/skillet with a silicone spatula. Form the dough to be under one inch thick. Don’t make it taller, or it won’t cook properly inside.
You can shape the bun round (for burgers), long (for hot dogs) or any way you like!
Cover the skillet with a lid (very important to remain covered!) and cook on medium-low heat, flipping half way through. Second side will take a bit less time, as the pan is hot already.
Be gentle when flipping the keto protein bread, lift slowly with a large spatula and flip it at once, so that it doesn’t break. Specially if you shape it long, like a baguette or a hot dog bun.
It’s possible to make the keto bread in a microwave, but if you can please make it in the frying pan.
Microwave cake isn’t that different from an oven baked cake – who doesn’t love a mug cake? But microwaved bread is soft all the way, so you don’t get the nice contrast between crust vs soft inside. The flavor is also just not the same.
But, if you absolutely must ditch the skillet… mix the batter directly on a microwave safe container and bake on the microwave for about 2 minutes on high power.
My favorite way to enjoy this keto protein bread is straight from the pan, while still warm. I cut it open and put thick slices of cold grass-fed butter, and eat as it melts into the bread. It’s SO good!
Here’s some more elaborated options:
- Make a keto meatball sub, so good Joey would approve!
- Form a long bun and serve with hot dogs
- Slice it up and serve along a comforting creamy pumpkin soup.
- Shape it round and you have the perfect keto bun to cradle these juicy cheeseburgers.
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So good! Really easy and fluffy bread, not eggy at all, rare for keto bread. I’m making every day now for grilled cheese breakfast. I really missed this! Thanks!
Has anyone tried this in a ramekin in the microwave? Stove access isn’t great from my wheelchair
Yes, you can make it in the microwave, I have instructions for microwave bread the post. It won’t get a crisp crust, though.
Wow! This Keto Skillet Bread recipe is exactly what I was searching for! Thank you for posting it! I’m ordering pea protein and coconut flours through your link and will make this skillet bread as soon as the flours arrive. Thank you so much!
Thank you Alma! I hope you’ll enjoy this bread! It is a simple recipe but makes life easier for us keto people 🙂
This is a great recipe. I wonder how this would cook in a mini waffle maker. I might try it.
Thank you Emma! That sounds like a great idea, I might try it as well 🙂