I have tried several Keto Bread recipe for the past 2 years since I started my Keto way of eating. Recently, I decided to bake my Keto Bread with an extra ingredient and that is the MCT Oil. MCT oil stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which is a form of saturated fatty acid that is found in certain foods like coconut/coconut oil. MCT oil is a concentrated source of these fats since it provides more than would be found in whole foods like coconuts.
Different types of foods and oils provide different types of fatty acids. The type of fat found in MCT oil, medium-chain triglycerides, is one that the body uses efficiently to create ketone bodies, the source of “fuel” the body runs off of while in ketosis .
- Helps the body create ketones and get into ketosis —Ketones have many benefits, such as helping to curb food cravings, increasing mental clarity, improving energy levels, fighting inflammation, and more.
- Help with weight loss/weight management — The reason MCT oil for weight loss can be effective is because medium chain fats help to blunt hunger and can help with calorie control. MCTs essentially signal to the brain that the body is receiving adequate energy, therefore the desire to eat is usually reduced.
- Increases energy — MCTs are readily suef for energy, therefore it is less likely to be stored as fat. This helps to keep you in a “fat burning” state. Some studies have also shown they can boost exercise endurance and performance.
- Easy to digest— MCTs are an easy fat to digest compared to many other fats, which means they are well-tolerated by people with GI issues, malabsorption problems, digestive disorders like leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s disease, gallbladder infections and so on.
- Can make intermittent fasting easier — Because ketones keep your energy up and hunger suppressed, using MCT oil to boost ketone levels is a smart way to make intermittent fasting on keto more effective.
I love that this recipe from SimplyGoodFats.com includes the use of MCT oil because my bread turned out really smooth and it smelt so good. Previously, without MCT Oil, my bread was kind of dry and not spongy at all. I am also super excited to be able to find MCT Oil from JoyMix. JoyMix MCT Oil is extracted from coconuts,100% natural preparation, 100% halal as it contains all-natural medium chain triglycerides and odor-free. The best thing is that JoyMix MCT Oil is the cheapest in Malaysia.
Here is the recipe for my Keto Bread.
|6 large eggs (ideally from pastured hens), separated|
|1/4 cup butter melted|
|1 tablespoon JoyMix MCT oil|
|1 1/2 cups almond flour|
|1/4 cup coconut flour|
|3 teaspoons baking powder|
|1 pinch sea salt|
Preheat oven to 375 degree Celcius.
Separate the egg whites from the yolks. In a food processor blend the egg yolks, half of the egg white mixture, melted butter, and MCT oil until smooth. Pulse in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt until combined.
The mixture will be thick. Add the remaining egg whites and pulse until fully combined. Do not over-mix or bread texture will be tough. Pour mixture into pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
Tadaa! Here is my Keto Bread. The whole house smelled heavenly when the bread was in the oven. It goes well with butter or any keto spread that you may have. If you want to bake yourself a Keto Bread, don’t forget to add some MCT Oil. Trust me, once you have tried this, you won’t go back to baking without this super oil. I can’t wait to try other recipes with MCT Oil. Do stay tuned.