Looking for something sweet to do with your morning tea or coffee? Make this keto cinnamon bread! It's insanely moist, vanilla-flavored, and has the perfect cinnamon swirl in the center of the bread.
This keto cinnamon bread is not only low-carb but also gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and can even be made dairy-free with one small little change in the recipe. The best part about it is that one slice of this cinnamon bread contains just 7 grams of carbs, therefore allowing you to include it into your diet without any harm.
And if you think that keto dessert can't be as good as the sugar-loaded type, you're entirely wrong. The truth is it the opposite - not only is it delicious and sweet, but also absolutely healthy.
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Can You Have Cinnamon on Keto?
Yes, definitely! It is a great low-carb spice that can be safely added to your keto dessert. In fact, it is strongly encouraged to add cinnamon to your diet since it brings many amazing health benefits.
Here are some advantages to including cinnamon in your meals:
- It is known to lower blood sugar levels;
- It supports gut health;
- It may help with managing blood pressure;
- It can reduce inflammation;
- It may improve heart health;
So cinnamon won't kick you out of ketosis but only bring benefits to your health and diet.
Is Keto Bread Good for Weight Loss?
Yes and no. Everything depends on the type of bread you're thinking about. There are lots of store-bought keto bread types that not only don't do anything good for you but may even cause harm. So if you choose to buy keto bread at a store, always double-check the label to make sure that there are no harmful ingredients listed.
However, if you choose to make your own keto bread (for example, this keto cinnamon swirl bread), then you can be sure that it is completely healthy and will have a great effect on your weight loss journey.
What You'll Need
To make this keto cinnamon bread, you should prepare 12 healthy and simple ingredients. When you buy everything and are ready to start cooking, it is best to measure each ingredient in a separate small bowl to make it easier to follow the recipe instructions and to make sure you don't skip an important ingredient.
Here's what you need for this low carb cinnamon bread recipe:
- Eggs - take them out of the refrigerator beforehand to make sure that they are at room temperature when you use them.
- Sweetener - as with most of my keto dessert recipes, I used No products found. for this one, but you can use any other sweetener that you prefer as long as it's low carb.
- Coconut oil - if you don't want to use it, then substitute it with the same amount of melted butter.
- Almond milk - you can use any other plant-based milk or whole milk instead.
- Vanilla extract - I don't know why, but I just love the combination of vanilla and cinnamon.
- Almond flour - make sure that you choose ultra-fine almond flour for this recipe.
- Coconut flour - this recipe requires you to add both almond and coconut flour (it will ensure that the cinnamon bread has a bread-like texture and stays moist at the same time).
- Baking powder - you must add it for texture and fluffiness.
- Cream cheese - I know that many don't like to use cream cheese for their keto baking recipes, but it's a game-changer here.
- Cinnamon - either make cinnamon powder by yourself or get store-bought ground cinnamon.
- Heavy cream - if you're looking for a vegan substitution, then you can use organic heavy coconut cream instead of this ingredient; also, you can use either sour cream or cream cheese to make the frosting.
- Salt - trust me, even just a pinch of salt makes a huge difference when cooking this keto cinnamon bread.
The best part about this keto bread recipe is that there's no xanthan gum in it.
That's it! When you prepare all of these ingredients, you can move on to the main process.
Let your keto cinnamon bread cool down completely before slicing it and placing it into the refrigerator. You can store the bread in your fridge for up to 3-4 days. Just make sure that you either place it in an airtight container, a ziplock bag, or cover it with plastic food wrap.
Also, this low-carb cinnamon bread is freezer-friendly. You can store it in your freezer for up to 3 months. Then, whenever you want to serve it for lunch or dinner, simply thaw the bread slices in your refrigerator overnight or use your microwave for the job.
Gluten-Free Keto Cinnamon Bread
For the bread:
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup Lakanto powdered monkfruit sweetener
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
- pinch of salt
For the cinnamon swirl:
- 3 tbsp Lakanto powdered monkfruit sweetener
- 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
For the glaze:
- 4 tbsp Lakanto powdered monkfruit sweetener
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a loaf pan by coating the inside with coconut oil.
- In a large bowl, add sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and stir.
- Add coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, cream cheese, and stir until batter forms.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the sweetener and cinnamon for the swirl.
- Add half of the dough into the pan, spread it, and add the swirl mix over it. Then place the rest of the bread batter.
- Bake for around 45 to 50 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the sweetener with heavy cream to make the glaze.
- Let the bread cool down completely, and then drizzle the glaze over it.
- Slice the bread and serve.