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Low Carb Coconut Flour Bread (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

  • Author: Felicia Lim
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This super easy low carb coconut flour bread requires just 7 ingredients and can be made from scratch in under an hour! No yeast required, this quick bread is keto, Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Slightly sweetened with honey, this bread tastes delicious on its own, or toasted and spread with jam. Bake a loaf or two so you can enjoy homemade bread anytime!




  1. Preheat and Grease: Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 8″ x 4″ metal loaf pan. You may also line the loaf pan with parchment paper if your prefer. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position.
  2. Whisk Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, beat the eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, and honey together.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients: Sift the coconut flour, salt, and baking powder into the bowl with the wet ingredients and whisk well to combine until you get a homogeneous liquid batter (the batter will be quite liquid, but that’s perfectly fine).
  4. Transfer Batter to Pan: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake: Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow to Cool: Let loaf cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.


Coconut Flour: Since coconut flour is the star ingredient of this recipe, and it absorbs a lot of moisture compared to other flours, I do NOT recommend that you substitute it with other flours in a 1:1 ratio. If you really wish to substitute the coconut flour, remember that for each 1/4 cup of coconut flour, you will need 1 cup of other flours.

Eggs: This recipe uses 6 eggs, as the coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture, which the eggs provide along with structure. Alternatively, if you prefer not to use the egg yolks, you can use 12 egg whites instead of 6 whole eggs. I have not made this without eggs, so I don’t know how this bread will turn out with an egg substitute.

Coconut Oil: For baking, I prefer using refined coconut oil (which has a more neutral flavor) as opposed to extra virgin coconut oil (which has a stronger coconut taste and smell). If you do not have coconut oil, you can also use other neutral vegetable oils (such as avocado oil, sunflower oil, corn oil) or melted vegan butter. Alternatively, if you are not lactose-intolerant, feel free to use normal melted butter or ghee instead.

Almond Milk: I like using an unsweetened  version of my 5-minute homemade almond milk, but you can also use other non-dairy milks (such as cashew milk, tigernut milk, rice milk, oat milk, or soy milk).

Honey: I used honey to sweeten the bread a little, but you can also use maple syrup or agave nectar if you prefer. Alternatively, if you prefer a more savory bread (or bread that’s simply not sweet), you can simply leave out the honey.

Baking Powder: In this coconut flour quick bread recipe, baking powder is the leavening agent that will help the batter to rise and give it a light, fluffy texture, so make sure you include it. If you have Celiac disease or are gluten-intolerant, make sure you use certified gluten-free baking powder.

Storing/Freezing: To store, place the coconut flour bread in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To freeze, wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 2 months. Let the loaf thaw overnight in the refrigerator before slicing. You can also heat up the bread slight in the oven if you prefer to eat it warm, or toast the slices as an when you want to eat it.

This recipe was originally published in Feb 2021, but has since been republished with clearer instructions and recipe notes/substitutions.

Adapted from: Paleo Grubs

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: coconut flour bread, coconut bread

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