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Low Carb Down Under: Where to Buy Keto Bread in Australia

Updated: May 9

What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Low-carb, keto-friendly bread, of course!


Bread has always been a staple in kitchens and in many culture’s cuisines —and for a good reason. Whether it’s naan bread, sourdough or sandwich bread, you could say it’s food in one of its most basic and purest forms. The problem for those of us on keto, though? When you’re limiting your intake of carbs, bread just seems to be everywhere.


It’s no wonder questions about bread and carbs are some of the most frequently asked for new keto eaters. From whether toasting bread reduces carbs to whether gluten free bread is lower carb, we all just want to enjoy our favourite breads and stick to our macro goals.


Struggling with cravings is one of the biggest reasons people don’t stick to keto long-term, so it’s important to have substitutes on hand that won’t kick you out of ketosis. There are always ways to enjoy the foods you are craving on keto, as long as you keep track of your macros and are willing to think creatively.


There are many low-carb bread options available to buy from Australia’s biggest grocery stores, supermarkets, and health food shops! You may also find some locally made and keto-friendly breads at a farmer’s market near you, so this list isn’t exhaustive, but it should give you plenty of options to try. Keep

reading below for a list of fantastic low carb bread products to buy in Australia. With more options popping up all the time, there’s sure to be a keto-friendly loaf in a store near you.


Of course, you can always look for local options for low-carb baked goods. If you’re in Western Australia, take a look at my list of keto-friendly and low-carb bakeries in Perth.


Can You Buy Keto Bread in Australia?

Yes, you can find many varieties of low carb and keto-friendly bread in Australian stores. Whether you prefer a seed-dense loaf or something as similar to white bread as possible, there really is a low carb bread for everyone. You should note, however, that most keto-friendly breads are quite different from regular bread. For example, you should expect it to taste noticeably different, and it’s also harder to toast properly. It also tends to be moister and denser than regular bread. Varieties made with wheat gluten as their primary ingredient tend to be chewy, and those who prefer a fluffy white bread may struggle to enjoy a seed-dense alternative.


Most low carb breads also contain either gluten or soy, which are two of the most common allergens in Australia. Keto products are not necessarily gluten-free, and many recipes also contain eggs, dairy products or nuts. If you’re managing any food allergies, be sure to check the ingredients list carefully. Besides being allergens for some people, they are also considered detrimental to a keto diet, according to some keto schools of thought. Keto bread is often higher in gluten, as it’s a natural protein, so check ingredients lists carefully if you’re Coeliac or have a gluten intolerance.


Another factor to consider when reading this list is that not all the products listed are explicitly keto-friendly. Some of them may simply have a lower carbohydrate count than traditional bread, but some are still quite carb-heavy in the context of a strict keto diet.


I’ve still included some lower-carb breads that aren’t ideal for keto for one simple reason: I want to give you as many options as possible, and everyone’s circumstances will be different. If you’re in a pinch, stuck in lockdown, practice cyclical keto or have medical reasons you need a higher carb intake, these lower-carb breads are still a more balanced option than regular supermarket bread.


For those who are more discriminating with their macros, there are also some much lower-carb bread options on this list. I’ve included the macronutrient split for each brand to help you choose which option is best for you.


Note: Carbohydrate counts in this article are net carbs, so do not include fibre.


If you’d prefer to DIY, I’ve listed some low-carb bread mixes at the end of this article. You can also try my keto garlic naan bread for a quick & versatile meal accompaniment. For those who prefer a dark, rich bread there are also some fantastic low carb rye bread alternatives that are full of fibre.


Don’t be afraid to try something new - if your bread doesn’t meet your expectations, try toasting it to make your own crunchy croutons, and serve with a low carb Caesar salad. Alternatively, crumble on top of roasted garlic & brussels sprouts dip for a crunchy topping.


The Best Low Carb Breads in Australia

Before we dive into the full list of options, here are some of the highlights.


Most keto-friendly bread: No Grainer Paleo Almond Loaf (Online & health food stores) Lowest carb bread: No Grainer Paleo Almond Loaf (Online & health food stores) Highest protein bread: Baker’s Life 85% Lower Carb (Aldi) & Herman Brot Low Carb Bread (Health food stores) Highest fat bread: Macro Linseed and Sunflower Low Carb Loaf (Woolworths)

Cheapest option: Helga’s Low Carb Wholemeal and Seed Bread (Coles & Woolworths) Gluten-free choices: Venerdi Keto Bread Hemp & Linseed & Herman Brot Low Carb Bread (Health food stores) Vegan choice: Alpine Lower Carb Bread (Coles) & Burgen 85% Lower Carb High Protein Sunflower & Linseed Loaf (Coles & Woolworths)


Keto Low Carb Bread at Coles

Burgen 85% Lower Carb High Protein Sunflower & Linseed Loaf (600g)

· Price: $6.20

· Macronutrients per serving (88g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 2.5 grams

· Protein: 21.4 grams

· Fat: 12.1 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Burgen Lower Carb bread is the newest keto option on the block, and so far, it’s getting rave reviews online! At only 2.5 grams of carbs for every 2 slices of bread, this is 85% less than your regular sliced bread. This score makes it the lowest carb bread in Australian supermarkets at the moment, and it’s also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


Burgen’s low carb bread recipe shifts wheat flour way down the ingredients list; instead, their formula contains 11% each of linseeds and sunflower seeds. The bulk of the bread is made up of wheat gluten, wheat fibre and soy protein isolate. Reviewers say this bread is fluffy and moist, though a few people also found that the high fibre content gave them some unwanted side effects post-consumption.


Burgen 85% Lower Carb bread is also available at Woolworths stores in Australia.


Coles 85% Lower Carb High Protein Loaf (500g)

· Price: $4.80

· Macronutrients per serving (77g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 3.1 grams

· Protein: 21.4 grams

· Fat: 9.2 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Coles recently bought out their own low carb bread and compared to others, it really is low carb! This is high protein (21.4g), contains omega-3 fatty acids and is rich in fibre to support digestion.


The Coles bakery has also introduced a fresh low carb option. You can find a White Toast Loaf and White Sandwich Loaf in the coles‌ bakery with 50% lower carbs for just $3.50.


Alpine Lower Carb Bread (600g)

· Price: $6.90

· Macronutrients per serving (65g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 7.2 grams

· Protein: 13 grams

· Fat: 6.9 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Alpine Lower Carb bread is another suitable low carb option that is readily available to buy at Coles supermarkets. While 7.2 grams per serving may be slightly high for a 20 gram daily carb limit, that figure is for two slices of bread, so eating just one slice with your meal is always an option.


This Alpine loaf has a lower sodium content and is vegan-friendly, though does contain gluten, soy, seeds and nuts.


You can also find other Alpine bread varieties at Coles, including the Alpine Lower Carb Plain option and Alpine Wholemeal Lower Carb, both for $7.10.


Herman Brot Lower Carb Bread (600g)

· Price: $6.70

· Macronutrients per serving (92g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 5.0 grams

· Protein: 23.6 grams

· Fat: 12.8 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Coles have really increased their low carb offerings lately. As well as the Herman Brot Lower Carb Bread you can also find the Herman Brot Complete Protein Bread and Herman Brot Lower Carb Buns.


The Lower Carb Bread is great to satisfy your bread cravings at just 5g per servings. It is also high in protein and fats. The buns are the same recipe however slightly higher carbs at 7.7g.


Helga’s 50% Lower Carb Wholemeal and Seed Bread (700g)

· Price: $5.50

· Macronutrients per serving (78g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 14 grams

· Protein: 11.9 grams

· Fat: 7.9 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Helga’s Low Carb bread is an easily accessible option for those of us who shop at Coles – that’s about 30% of Aussies! Coincidentally, Helga’s Low Carb bread claims to contain 30% less carbs than usual. It’s also stocked at Woolworths and other popular grocery stores such as IGA and Harris Farm Markets.


How is this bread different to a regular loaf? Helga’s Lower Carb Wholemeal & Seed Bread uses a seed mix to replace some of the flour, as well as wheat gluten and soy flour to boost protein content. The result is a delicious nutty flavour and a texture that still resembles the bread we grew up eating. It also has no preservatives, and with a low glycaemic index, you’ll feel fuller for longer. Other flavours with similar macros include 5 Seeds and Soy & Sesame. However, this is the least “keto-friendly” bread on this list, thanks to its significantly higher carb content. Like many ‘lower carb’ options that are reaching the mainstream, it’s just not low enough to fit into a keto diet’s strict carb limit. In fact, just two slices of this bread will probably use up your daily carb allowance before you’ve even selected toppings.


On the plus side, though, it also means that this tastes far closer to “normal” bread than the others. If you’re not aiming to reach ketosis, Helga’s Low Carb Wholemeal & Seed Bread is an enjoyable reduced-carb and higher-protein alternative to traditional bread.


Keto Low Carb Bread at Woolworths

Macro Linseed and Sunflower Low Carb Loaf (500g)

· Price: $4.80

· Macronutrients per serving (80g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 3.6 grams

· Protein: 21.4 grams

· Fat: 15.9 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Made from linseeds and sunflower seeds, this one not only contains a minimal amount of carbs at 3.6g per serving, but it also contains more fat (15.9g) and protein (21.4g) than the others on this list. Remember, keto isn’t just about consuming minimal carbs; it’s also about eating enough healthy fats to fuel ketosis! With almost 16 grams of fat per serve, this bread should definitely help you in meeting these daily fat goals.


If you’re looking to improve your fat intake from your bread, or if you need a protein boost, then definitely consider this option.


Macro Lower Carb Linseed and Sunflower Bread Rolls (320g)

· Price: $5.00

· Macronutrients per serving (80g or 1 roll):

· Carbohydrates: 3.6 grams

· Protein: 21.4 grams

· Fat: 15.9 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


If you prefer your bread in rolls rather than slices, then Woolworth’s Macro range also has you covered. These rolls are basically nutritionally identical to the loaf version, including the exact same macro count – but in a familiar, burger-friendly bun shape.


You may notice that the bread and the buns cost the same, but you will get more bread for your buck when buying a loaf – that weighs in at 500g, compared to this four-pack of rolls that is only 320g. That’s a third less bread for the same price! But if you’re looking for keto-friendly buns for a family burger night or barbeque, this Woolies choice ticks the boxes.


Macro Linseed & Sunflower English Muffins (420g)

· Price: $5.00

· Macronutrients per serving (70g or 1 muffins):

· Carbohydrates: 7.3 grams

· Protein: 14.1 grams

· Fat: 9.5 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Another reinvention of the Woolworths Macro linseed & sunflower recipe, these lower carb English muffins are new to Australian shelves. What might surprise you is that these muffins have double the carbs found in the Macro bread rolls, despite being around the same size.


However, if you are struck by an irresistible English muffin craving, the Macro version does have 45% less carbs than the regular variety.


Helga’s Lower Carb Range

Listed earlier in the Coles section, Helga’s Lower Carb breads are also available at Woolworths, including Wholemeal & Seed and Soy & Toasted Sesame.


Burgen 85% Lower Carb Bread

Also available at Coles, Woolworths stocks Burgen’s new lower-carb bread for $6.20 per loaf.


Keto Low Carb Bread at Aldi

Baker’s Life 85% Lower Carb (600g)

· Price: $5.00

· Macronutrients per serving (92g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 5.0 grams

· Protein: 23.6 grams

· Fat: 12.8 grams

· Contains Gluten: Yes

· Contains Soy: Yes


Baker’s Life 85% Lower Carb bread is a popular choice among keto dieters, as it was one of the first reduced-carb breads on the market (although this, unfortunately, means that it may not always be in stock). It has a moderate amount of carbs by keto standards, at only 5 grams per serving, and contains a lot of fat and protein, which are essential.


The loaves also contain seeds, which are responsible for the bread’s flavour, and the high protein content also makes it super filling. Given that keto is not a high-protein diet, some may find this bread too heavy on protein for their needs, but that all depends on what the rest of your daily meals look like.


In addition to seeds, this product has a relatively high soy and gluten content. This may be a con to some people, especially those allergic to soy or wheat or those who wish to avoid them.


Keto Low Carb Bread to Buy Online & At Health Food Stores

Venerdi Keto Bread Hemp & Linseed (490g)

· Price: $13.92

· Macronutrients per serving (70g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 4.8 grams

· Protein: 6.2 grams

· Fat: 14.2 grams

· Contains Gluten: No

· Contains Soy: No


Arguably, this bread by Verdini is the most keto-friendly on this list. This may be why it’s also explicitly labelled as keto bread, while the others are merely low-carb. With its carb content coming in under 5 grams per serving, along with the hefty amount of fat it contains, this bread should fit happily into any keto diet.


This health-focused option is even gluten-free, soy-free, preservative-free, and contains no added sugar. In addition to using linseeds and hemp seeds, it is also made from konjac flour and banana flour instead of wheat.

The downside? It costs two to three times more than any other bread on this list. However, if you’re aiming for the best possible option, or have food intolerances to work around, then this might be worth the cost.


Herman Brot Low Carb Bread (600g)

· Price: $8.95

· Macronutrients per serving (92g or 2 slices):

· Carbohydrates: 5.0 grams

· Protein: 23.6 grams

· Fat: 12.8 grams

· Contains Gluten: No

· Contains Soy: No


This loaf from Herman Brot has 5 grams of carbs per serving and is high in protein and fat—a respectable macronutrient profile that holds its own against other options on this list. It is, however, very expensive compared to the others.


However, according to reviews, this one doesn’t taste as seedy or nutty as some of the other low-carb choices. So if you’re not a fan of that flavour or texture, you might enjoy this more traditional bread enough to warrant the cost.


No Grainer Classic Almond Loaf (700g)

· Price: $14.00

· Macronutrients per serving (68g or 2 slices*):

· Carbohydrates: 2.0 grams

· Protein: 6.0 grams

· Fat: 16.0 grams

· Contains Gluten: No

· Contains Soy: No


*Note: The product packaging lists nutritional data for a 34-gram serving, but I have calculated the macros for two slices instead of one, so it’s easier to compare with other brands in this article.


With only two grams of carbs per two-slice serving, this No Grainer grain free bread clearly tops the list of lowest carb breads in Australia. Made from almond and coconut flour, this ‘clean’ recipe is very similar to a homemade keto-friendly bread. It’s also gluten free, grain free, soy free and contains no preservatives or starchy flours.