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This High Protein Bread is made as a great alternative to traditional white bread, featuring low-carb and protein-packed bread mixture. It’s perfect for those seeking a healthier option for their morning toast while keeping their carb intake in check. Switch from your normal bread to this high-protein bread choice.

Four slices of bread on a wooden board.
Four slices of bread.

Is Protein Bread Low Carb?

When it comes to low carb food choices, protein bread is one of the best picks for people who follow a diet or go to the gym. 

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When it comes to bread, it has excellent protein content. It is crafted from ingredients with higher protein and lower carbohydrate levels than regular bread. What’s more, you can easily make it without the need for kneading.

You can check out other recipes that are high in protein like our protein cheesecake which is good for special occasions.

Flourless Protein Bread

Flourless bread is a type of bread made without traditional wheat flour and is mostly preferred by people following a low carb, gluten-free, or high-protein diet.

If you are wondering how can a loaf of bread be flourless, this recipe uses whey protein powder, egg whites, baking soda, and baking powder just like any other bread recipe has, except for the flour. 

Whole Wheat Flour Vs. White Bread Flour

Depending on your diet or preference, both whole wheat flour and white bread flour are two good choices. They have only a few differences when it comes to their processing content. Whole wheat flour is a healthier choice due to its higher nutrient content, while white bread flour is favored for its lighter texture in baking same as the all-purpose flour.

But in our exceptional recipe, we are not using any of them. 

A loaf of protein bread in a basket on a black background.
A loaf of protein bread in a basket.

Gluten-Free Protein Bread

Making gluten-free bread at home is much better than getting store-bought ones as you can control the ingredients and the content of your bread or loaf. Plus you can make your spread or toppings to match your bread.

Some of the best partners of gluten-free bread are:

  • Nut Butter and PB&J – you can do almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, or any other nut or seed butter of your choice on your bread.
  • Avocado – top your bread with sliced avocado.
  • Poached or Scrambled Eggs – turn your protein bread into a breakfast sandwich by adding poached or scrambled eggs with some veggies or cheese.
  • Sliced Tomatoes, Sunflower Seeds, and Peas – one of the best choices is adding fresh vegetables to your bread.
  • Cheese – as our usual go-to bread partner. You can choose your favorite type, whether it’s cheddar, mozzarella, or a dairy-free alternative.
  • Yeast – nutritional yeast is often used as a cheese substitute and can add a savory, umami flavor to your bread.

Banana Bread Loaf As A Flourless Bread

Banana bread is probably the most favorite loaf bread of many because of its moist texture and it’s naturally sweet and chewy. 

You can make a flourless banana bread loaf by using this recipe as a base and adding mashed banana plus alternative ingredients like peanut or almond butter, maple syrup, and optional cinnamon, making it gluten-free and suitable for those who have dietary restrictions.

Easy Low-Carb Sandwich Bread

Making sandwich bread with our loaf is super easy. Add your favorite toppings, jam or peanut butter and you are ready to go. The great part is, that our protein bread is perfect for tasting as well. 

Protein bread slices on a wooden tray with a knife.
Protein bread slices.

How To Make Protein Bread Loaf At Home

Here I’m going to share with you a super easy and tasty way to whip up your very own high protein loaf bread, perfect for those looking to add more protein to their diet while still enjoying delicious homemade bread.

Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Blender or Hand Mixer
  • Loaf Pan

Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sweetener
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Oil
  • Unflavored Protein
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Xanthan Gum

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITH STEPS FOR HIGH PROTEIN BREAD RECIPE

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare all of your bread ingredients, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease or line a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Place all your ingredients in one place and make sure they are at room temperature.

It is important to keep your ingredients fresh and dry so when everything adds up, you won’t have any problem and it will result in a perfect texture and a delicious protein bread loaf.

Protein bread ingredients on a wooden table.
Protein bread ingredients.

Second Step: Whisk The Eggs and Add Sweetener

In your mixing bowl, start whisking the eggs and mix with the sweetener.

Continue whisking until you get a perfect fluffy consistency.

A person is mixing ingredients in a glass bowl.
Mixing ingredients in a glass bowl.

Third Step: Mix Wet Ingredients

After mixing the eggs and the sweetener, start adding all of the wet ingredients. Start with the cream cheese and then butter, heavy cream, and oil.

Steps on how to make a protein bread.
How to make a protein bread.

Fourth Step: Whisk

Whisk the ingredients all together until everything is smooth and well combined.

Whisking ingredients in a bowl.
Whisking ingredients in a bowl.

Fifth Step: Add Dry Ingredients

Add all your dry ingredients to the wet mixture: protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and xanthan gum.

You can also make a separate bowl to combine all the dry ingredients so you’ll just have to easily put it in the wet mixture.

Adding dry ingredients.
Adding dry ingredients.

Sixth Step: Whisk All Together

After pouring the dry ingredients into your wet mixture, mix and stir until everything is well combined until the batter will be thick.

Whisking bread batter in a bowl.
Whisking bread batter.

Seventh Step: Pour

Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. 

You can optionally add parchment paper especially when you are not using a silicone loaf pan for easier assembly after baking.

Pouring bread batter into a pan.
Pouring bread batter into a pan.

Eighth Step: Bake

Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Holding a pan with a bread batter in it.
Pan with a bread batter in it.

TIPS BEFORE YOU MAKE HIGH-PROTEIN BREAD

  • Choose quality protein – choose a protein source that suits your diet, such as whey protein or peas.
  • Use fresh ingredients – ensure your baking ingredients are within their expiration dates.
  • Preheat and monitor – preheat your oven, and keep an eye on the bread as it bakes to prevent burning.
  • Add dry fruits – before baking, you can add hanful of dry fruits like those dehydrated cranberries for extra sweetness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Substitute for Protein Bread

Tortilla wraps can be a convenient substitute for protein bread in various dishes, especially if you’re looking for a different texture and flavor. Aside from being very easy to make, it is gluten-free and contains almost the same grams of protein and calories per slice.

What to Serve With Bread Packed With Protein

A glass of water with chia seeds to serve with bread packed with protein can be a healthy choice. I have tried this combination a few times and you will never go wrong with it. Just put a tablespoon of chia seeds in a glass of water and you’re ready to partner it with your bread.

A loaf of Protein Bread in a basket on a black background.
A loaf of Protein Bread in a basket.

How Do I Store High Protein Bread

  • Wrap or Seal – allow the bread to cool and wrap your bread tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to create an airtight seal.
  • Storage Container – alternatively, place the wrapped bread in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate – if you want to extend the shelf life, you can store your high-protein bread in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze Protein Bread

Freezing your protein bread is also a good choice for extending its shelf life. Just wrap it around a bag suitable for bread and place it in the freezer. It can be frozen for several months.
When you’re ready to eat it, leave it at room temperature or warm it in an oven or toaster. After you remove the bread from the oven, you can enjoy your bread with 12 grams of protein per slice and per serving.

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For those with dietary restrictions or who want gluten free treats, our gluten-free bundt cake is a masterpiece of moistness and flavor. 

You can also try our rhubarb dump cake that is bursting with the tangy, sweet allure of rhubarb and our rich and buttery brioche french toast casserole. These baked easy recipes are the must-try ones.

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High Protein Bread Recipe

Zuzana Paar
4.85 from 19 votes
This High Protein Bread is made as a great alternative to traditional white bread, featuring low-carb and protein-packed bread mixture. It's perfect for those seeking a healthier option for their morning toast while keeping their carb intake in check. Switch from your normal bread to this high-protein bread choice.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine International
Servings 15 Slices
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of your bread ingredients, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease or line a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • In your mixing bowl, start whisking the eggs and mix with the sweetener. Continue whisking until you get a perfect fluffy consistency.
  • After mixing the eggs and the sweetener, start adding all of the wet ingredients. Start with the cream cheese and then butter, heavy cream, and oil.
  • Whisk the ingredients all together until everything is smooth and well combined.
  • Add all your dry ingredients to the wet mixture: protein powder, baking soda, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
  • After pouring the dry ingredients into your wet mixture, mix and stir until everything is well combined until the batter will be thick.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. You can optionally add parchment paper especially when you are not using a silicone loaf pan for easier assembly after baking.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Notes

  • Choose quality protein – choose a protein source that suits your diet, such as whey protein or peas.
  • Use fresh ingredients – ensure your baking ingredients are within their expiration dates.
  • Preheat and monitor – preheat your oven, and keep an eye on the bread as it bakes to prevent burning.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SliceCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 95mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 559IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer

Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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By Zuzana Paar on November 4th, 2023
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4 Comments on “High Protein Bread Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love this bread! Ever since I learned about this recipe, it’s been my go-to choice for my sandwiches and toasts. So easy and delicious.

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