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February 18, 2021 2 min read

Low Carb Bread Recipe – Doughtein

So what in the world is “Doughtein”? It is basically a low carb, protein based multi-purpose dough recipe super popular among the low carb and keto communities. Doughtein was created to fill a void between regular high carb, high sugar and fat dough and the popular “fat head dough” that often has way too much fat and way too many calories. Doughtein is mostly protein with some fat and carbs and is very easy to fit into your ketogenic meal plan.

Doughtein Recipe Instructions

The recipe for Doughtein is rather simple.

1 scoop protein powder – Most find an unflavored whey protein works great.
3/4 cup egg whites
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum

* For larger recipe/bigger dough, add more of each ingredient - just be careful adding too much xanthan gum (it can get very thick/messy). Psyllium Husk Powder or ground Flaxmeal can be use as a replacement for Xanthan gum.

Beat egg whites, baking powder and xanthan gum to stiff peaks. (using a small food processor or electric whisker works great here) 

Fold in protein powder with spatula and mix until smooth yet sticky consistency 

For pancakes, fry in pan like normal pancake recipe.

For buns, divide into three mounds on parchment paper (add toppings ie everything bagel spice) bake at 350F for 20 min. Store unused in fridge.

For pizza dough, spread thin on parchment paper, the "dough" can be a little sticky, bake at 350F for ~10 min. Add sauce, cheese, toppings, cook again until for another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

What do you make with Doughtein? Just about anything, the list is endless:

Pancakes, pizza, bread, muffins, buns, bagels, flat bread, pie/cakes, waffles, etc etc.

Tell us what you make with your low carb bread recipe!

A high quality whey protein isolate is one of the best protein powders to use for a doughtein recipe. Some prefer unflavored especially when making a savory recipe. For those making dessert type recipes, flavored protein powders work just fine and you can flavor and sweeten to your liking.

Some photos of recipes utilizing the Doughtein recipe:


Doughtein Bread Recipe


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