This is the first in a series of posts on Fertility Diet Friendly Recipes. Most of these recipes are also Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Banting, LCHF, Auto-Immune Protocol and Clean Eating Friendly! All recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and free of all harmful and toxic ingredients.
**Whole30 Note: Although this bread is compliant with the ingredients of Whole30, Whole30 requires that for the first 30 days you don’t bake anything with compliant ingredients. It is something about the psychological aspect of the program. So, if you’re in your first 30 days, don’t let me be the one who gets you in trouble!
Keto Bread for Fertility
This High-Fat bread is a saving grace when you are on a gluten free diet but need a heavy hitting breakfast that is pre-prepared. It adheres to these diets: Keto, LCHF, Paleo, Banting, and Clean-Eating. And, of course, FERTILITY. This is especially great for women with PCOS who need to stay extra low-carb!
Whether you have it for a to-go breakfast or have it as an afternoon snack it is a great way to make sure you are getting your organic pasture raised eggs every day, even when you don’t have time to scramble them up in the morning!
This is also a very, very, simple bread to make It packs a punch with each slice having a solid 261 calories per serving. Although you can use it for sandwiches, burgers, etc., there are so many calories in a single slice that I prefer it as a stand-alone snack or breakfast. When I’ve tried to eat it with other meals I am too full to eat anything else.
This bread is a great way to help keep you on track to meet your fertility macros! If you haven’t read my blog post on the ideal macros for fertility, according to recent research, go check it out!
When I have this for a to-go breakfast, I follow up within an hour or 2 with a fertility smoothie packed with berries, greens, and more proteins and fats, so its easy to make it until lunch.
It looks beautiful, and slices even better. Personally, I think it tastes like chocolate cake, but that is probably because I’ve been off of sugar for months and months!
To be clear, this recipe is not my own, I did not originate it- I just altered it! It is slightly different from recipes I found at two blogs- Free the Animal and Cooking Caveman. They both did the heavy lifting of finding ingredients that worked.
Why should you eat a low-carb, high-protein and high-fat bread?
If you’ve landed on this website you probably already know how harmful simple white carbohyrates can be for health and fertility. Unfortunately, so many other foods can be harmful for fertility as well that at some point you start to feel like you can’t eat anything.
First of all – that simply isn’t true! While trying to conceive (both times) I ate a diet rich in variety of fats, proteins, and yes, even carbs! I just picked them very carefully. Read my post here that describes my full fertility diet.
Ultimately, you will have to tailor a perfect fertility diet to YOU and your needs. Your diagnoses- both western and eastern – can change what you should be eating. But, I’ve never heard of a single diagnosis or fertility issue where you were supposed to eat white carbs!
In fact, the Harvard Nurses Study was the first ground breaking work to show that diets lower in simple carbohydrates lessen the rates of ovulatory infertility. They even wrote a book about it- you can get it at Amazon here: The Fertility Diet.
However, newer research shows that it isn’t enough to just avoid simple carbohydrates, and that controlling the total amount of carbohydrates you eat can boost fertility.
This research, by Dr. Jeffrey Russell, in NJ, shows that once women consume 30% or more of their diet as protein, and 40% or less as carbohydrates, they had FOUR TIMES the pregnancy success rates of those who ate more carbs and less protein.
All of this is just to convince you that you need more protein and fat and less carbs.
But, I know you want bread. Heck, I want bread. Enter, this recipe.
Why is this fertility bread good for me?
When you eliminate foods such as dairy, gluten, and processed food from your diet (like I did), it gets tricky to plan means! But don’t, worry, I’m going to help you figure it out! This bread is a nice way to supplement your daily meals so that you get enough protein and fat and keep your carbs low. It fits into my sample daily fertility meal plan!
Each slice has about 24g of fat, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of carbs. So although this is part of my series on hitting your daily fertility macronutrient ratio goal of at least 35% protein and less than 40% carbs, you need to make sure you get plenty of other sources of protein throughout your day!
This recipe is also filled with foods very beneficial for fertility. Almonds are packed with protein, healthy fats (including Omega 3s), Vitamin E, and amino acids. Coconut butter is packed with medium-chain triglyceride fatty acids that can help balance your blood sugar, manage your thyroid, up your weight loss, and help you get pregnant.
Organic, pasture raised eggs are one of the best fertility foods out there. They have high-quality protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. When you buy organic and pasture raised you are also getting eggs packed with much needed omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy without regret!
You can also make this recipe with ALL almond (or other nut) butter and nix the coconut butter. It ups the protein and lowers the fat a bit.
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UPDATE: My readers have been experimenting with this recipe and have found success with all sorts of fun ingredients including: berries, orange or lemon zest, ground flax (pre-ovulation only for seed cycling), goji berries, sliced almonds, and more.
Additionally, some have made these into muffins. They cook for just 15 minutes in regular size muffin tins.
The super-easy recipe for the fertility bread!
Note: You can make this we any kind of nut butter you want!
A delicious, super easy, high-fat, low-carb keto bread to keep you full while on the fertility diet! Good for Clean eating, Paleo, Banting, and LCHF diets, in addition to fertility and Keto! Grain free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, but delicious!
- Blend the coconut butter, almond butter and eggs until smooth.
- Add in other ingredients and mix.
- Grease a non-toxic 8.25 x 4.5 loaf pan (we use glass) with coconut oil, and pour ingredients in.
- Bake at 350 for 35 – 45 minutes.Check that it is done with a toothpick – if it comes out goey, it needs more time, if it comes out with just crumbs, it is done.
- Slice after it has cooled.
- Keep in the fridge- it stays good for a week!
You can substitute any amount of nut butters and coconut butters as long as you have a total of 1.5 cups of butters. I’ve made it with mixed amounts of almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, macadamia butter, and coconut butter. Some of my readers have made it with nut-free seed butter as well!
You can pre-slice and freeze the slices for grab-on-the-go if you can’t eat all ten slices in a week.
This recipe is incredibly flexible. You can add spices, berries, etc., and it seems to work out fine!
- Category: Keto Bread Recipe
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Breakfast, Healthy Snacks
- Serving Size: 1 Slice
- Calories: 263
- Sugar: 3.6 g
- Sodium: 260.4 mg
- Fat: 21.7 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 16.8 g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 8.9 g
- Fiber: 3.6 g
- Protein: 10.2 g
- Cholesterol: 92.5 mg
Keywords: Keto Bread Recipe, Fertility, High Fat, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain Free Bread