Low-carb bread

Low-carb bread

Bread without flour? And no kneading? Yes! This light and luscious low-carb bread is made with ground almonds and courgettes. It’s high in protein, easy to slice for sandwiches, or to serve alongside soups or stews, and also tastes amazing toasted.

Each slice provides 192 kcal, 9.5g protein, 3g carbohydrates (of which 2g sugars), 16g fat (of which 1.5g saturates), 0.5g fibre and 0.5g salt.



  1. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.

  2. Break the eggs into a large bowl and beat well with a balloon whisk. Whisk in the yeast and set aside.

  3. Take small handfuls of the grated courgette and squeeze over a bowl to release as much liquid as possible. (You should end up with around 275g/9¾oz grated courgette.) Discard the liquid.

  4. Add the grated courgette, almonds, salt and baking powder to the eggs and yeast. Beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon, then spoon into the prepared tin and smooth the surface. Cover the tin with a clean tea towel and leave to stand at room temperature for 1½ hours.

  5. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Bake the bread for about 45 minutes, or until risen, deep golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  6. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack, remove the baking paper and leave for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips

Wrap the cooled loaf in foil and eat within a couple of days or freeze.

If cooking for a gluten-free diet, make sure that the baking powder is labelled gluten-free.