Over the years, I've discovered that despite their tastiness, carbohydrates are ultimately processed by our bodies as sugar. While glucose, derived from carbs, serves as a primary energy source for our cells, it's essential to recognize that our bodies can produce glucose from alternative sources such as fats and proteins. Therefore, it's crucial to focus on consuming high-quality fats and proteins, like eggs from pasture-raised hens and meat from animals fed a grain-free diet, ideally from farms practicing regenerative agriculture.

I experimented with the Ketogenic Diet for several months and experienced significant beneficial changes in my body. However, I found it too restrictive to maintain long-term. Nevertheless, this journey taught me about delightful recipes that serve as substitutes for carb cravings, such as this Keto Cheese Bread recipe.

The three main ingredients in this recipe are mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and eggs—lots of eggs. Embrace them. While it's true that your Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) might increase, recent scientific discoveries challenge conventional wisdom regarding LDL-C and its impact on cardiovascular health.

You can customize this recipe by adding optional ingredients like sliced olives, salami, bacon, etc.

Keto Cheese Bread

Ingredients for Keto Cheese Bread

Wet Ingredients in a Large Bowl

  • 2 cups low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup other shredded cheese (gruyère, manchego, gouda, etc.)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (optional)
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican-style four-cheese blend for sprinkling on top
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • ¼ cup each of chopped onions, mushrooms, bacon, cilantro (optional)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil or butter (optional but highly recommended!)

Dry Ingredients in a Small Bowl

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour (can substitute another ½ cup almond flour)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Tajín spice or any other dry spice such as paprika, chipotle, cumin, etc. (optional)

Steps to Make Keto Cheese Bread

  1. Melt mozzarella and cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds; mix until smooth (if there are still shreds of cheese visible, microwave for a little longer).
  2. Mix in yogurt, break eggs, and whisk them into the cheese mixture vigorously.
  3. Add optional wet ingredients such as olive oil, butter, bacon, onions, cilantro, etc.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then blend them into the wet mixture.
  6. Spread out the batter evenly in a buttered baking pan (I use a 2" tall, 12" x 8" glass pan); sprinkle Mexican four-cheese blend on top.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.

Once cooled, cut into pieces and store in the fridge. It should keep for about a week.

Feel free to adjust any parts further to suit your style or preferences.

Keto Cheese Bread