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Low Carb Baking Supplies (UDATED! 3/18/21)

Cooking is an art. Baking is a scienceespecially when it comes to low carb baking!

It can be a challenge to figure out what works and what doesn’t when nothing looks or sounds familiar. To make low carb baking a bit easier for those just getting started, I’ve compiled a list of the supplies and brands that we use in our daily lives. If you’re already following gluten free and/or sugar free lifestyles, then you’re likely already familiar with many of these low carb flours and sugar alternatives.

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Note: Any nutritional info shared here are estimates based off the nutritional labels for low carb baking supplies currently in my pantry as well as the Carb Manager app. Different brands can change their ratios or how finely ground an ingredient is and that can slightly change the nutritional stats for these items. *But* they should be very close.

Tip: If you’re trying to get into or stay in ketosis, review the nutritional stats for some of these products before using them. Also, even though a product has extremely low to no net carbs, some folks are still very sensitive to certain fibers, starches, and sugars which could kick them out of ketosis regardless of the carb count. It’s great to try new things, just be mindful of what your consuming vs what your goals are.

Low Carb Flours

Unlike all purpose flour (wheat, runs around 73g net carbs per 100g flour), different low carb flours are often best suited for different types of low carb recipes. For example, we’ve found that almond flour and coconut flour (often combined) are really well suited for pastries and sweet baked goods. We’ve enjoyed some of the bread and pasta recipes we’ve tried with almond and coconut flours, but we’ve found that our taste buds favor combinations of ground flaxseed, vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, and ground psyllium husk for these types of low carb foods.

Our favorite brand of almond flour (and the main ingredient for most of our cookies and cakes) is currently Blue Diamond Almond Flour. And while slightly more expensive, we really enjoy Beveri’s Golden Flaxseed because it’s very finely ground compared to other brands we’ve tried, which makes it ideal for baking.

Almond Flour
Anthony’s Blanched Almond Flour (4lb) | View on Amazon
Blue Diamond Finely Sifted Almond Flour | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour | View on Netrition
NOW Almond Flour | View on Netrition
Info: 7g net carbs per 100 grams of Finely Grounded Almond Flour
Coconut Flour
Anthony’s Organic Coconut Flour (4 lb) | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour | View on Netrition
Let’s Do Organic Coconut Flour | View on Netrition
Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Flour (4 lb) | View on Amazon
NOW Coconut Flour | View on Netrition
Info: 21g net carbs per 100 grams of Coconut Flour (typical usage is less than 50g)
Ground Flaxseed
Beveri Nutrition Golden Milled Flaxseed | View on Amazon
Anthony’s Organic Flaxseed Meal | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal | View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Ground Flaxseed
Oat Fiber
LifeSource Foods Oat Fiber 500 (3 lb) | View on Netrition
Bob’s Red Mill Oat Fiber | View on Netrition
NuNaturals Oat Fiber | View on Netrition
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Oat Fiber
(oat fiber typically makes up 1/3 or less of dry ingredients in most recipes)
Vital Wheat Gluten
Anthony’s Vital Wheat Gluten (4 lb) | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten | View on Netrition
Info: 10g net carbs per 100 grams of Vital Wheat Gluten
Pork Panko
Pork King Good Pork Rind Crumbs | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Bacon’s Heir Pork Panko | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Finely Crushed Pork Rinds
Other Low Carb Baking Flours
Isopure Unflavored Protein Powder (Whey Protein Isolate) | View on Amazon
Beyond the Equator Sunflower Seed Flour | View on Amazon
Lupina Lupin Flour | View on Netrition
Bob’s Red Mill Arrowroot Flour | View on Netrition
King Arthur Keto Flour | View on Amazon
Carbquik Baking Mix | View on Amazon

Sugar Alternative Sweeteners

Have you checked out my guide for our favorite Sugar Substitutes yet? The page reviews pros and cons of each of our preferred Sugar Alternative Sweeteners along with their relevant GI/GL info and different uses. In the last several years, we’ve discovered that the right sweetener will differ from person to person because our needs and tastes buds are all different.

For example, I much prefer Pyure Liquid Stevia for my coffee and tea, while my husband 100% can’t stand even a drop of stevia and opts for Natural Mate’s Monkfruit Blend. Now, when it comes to BAKING, we love most Erythritol and Monkfruit/Erythritol blends. We recently started using Swerve’s granulated and powdered erythritol and the quality has been great/consistent so far.

Erythritol
Anthony’s Granulated Erythritol (5 lb) | View on Amazon
SoNourished Granulated Erythritol | View on Amazon
Swerve Bakers Bundle (Granulated & Confectioners) | View on Amazon
Swerve Granulated Erythritol | View on Netrition
Swerve Confectioners Erythritol | View on Netrition
NOW Erythritol, Confectioner’s Powder | View on Netrition
NOW Erythritol Granular, Organic | View on Netrition
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Erythritol
Monk Fruit
Anthony’s Erythritol and Monk Fruit Granulated | View on Amazon
Sukrin Monk Fruit Erythritol Granulated | View on Amazon
It’s Just – 100% Monkfruit Extract Powder | View on Amazon
Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Classic & Golden | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener | View on Netrition
Natural Mate Monkfruit Sweetener with Erythritol | View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Monk Fruit
Brown Sugar Substitutes
Swerve Sweetener Brown Bundle | View on Amazon
Sukrin Gold | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener Classic & Golden | View on Netrition
Info: Varies by brand – usually 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Brown Sugar Substitute
Inulin
NOW Inulin Pure Powder| View on Netrition
Micro Ingredients Inulin Powder (Jerusalem Artichoke) | View on Amazon
Micro Ingredients Inulin Powder (Chicory Root) | View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Inulin
Syrups
Torani Sugar Free Syrups | View on Amazon
ChocZero Sugar Free Syrups | View on Amazon
Jordan’s Skinny Syrups | View on Amazon
Info: Varies by brand – usually 0g net carbs per 100 grams of Sugar Free Syrup
Other Low Carb Sweeteners / Sugar Substitutes
It’s Just – Allulose | View on Amazon
Anthony’s Allulose Sweetener | View on Amazon
Sensato Allulose | View on Netrition
Natural Mate Sweetener Sucralose & Erythritol | View on Amazon
Pyure Organic Stevia Sweetener Blend | View on Amazon
SweetLeaf 100% Natural Stevia Sweetener | View on Netrition
NOW Better Stevia Liquid Extract | View on Netrition
Pyure Organic Liquid Stevia Extract Sweetener | View on Amazon

Low Carb Binders & Thickeners

Some of ya’ll coming across this section are gunna be like, what in the heck is all this binder nonsense? To be fair, I was exactly the same. Low carb flours simply don’t hold together without some help. Eggs and vital wheat gluten work to a degree, but they aren’t always appropriate for certain recipes or dietary needs. Plus, the sheer amount of eggs needed to duplicate certain structures can be… epic. That’s where these lovely helpers below come in. Most low carb binders will preform as thickeners and add more stability to otherwise crumbly piles of sweet baked goods. Just be sure to follow the recipe’s instructions for using these ingredients and don’t go overboard as they are quite strong.

Note: Since a little goes a VERY long way for each of these thickeners, I’ve adjusted the 100g for each ingredient to 1 tbsp.

Xanthan Gum
Judee’s Xanthan Gum | View on Amazon
Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum | View on Netrition
NOW Xanthan Gum | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 1 tbsp of Xanthan Gum
Gelatin
NOW Beef Gelatin Powder | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Knox Unflavored Gelatin | View on Amazon
Info: 0g net carbs per 1 tbsp of Gelatin
Psyllium Husk
Anthony’s Organic Psyllium Husk Powder | View on Amazon
Terrasoul Superfoods Psyllium Husk Powder | View on Amazon
Info: Varies by brand – usually 0g net carbs per 1 tbsp of Psyllium Husk

Low Carb Baking Chocolate & Candies

Ahh. Chocolate. Candy. This is the Achilles’ heel for pretty much the whole of humanity. First, we get addicted to the real sugar to the point that it practically kills us. Then, we’re given some very deceptive sugar-alternative sweets that aren’t actually lower in carbs and don’t taste particularly great half the time. Now, luckily, science is awesome and some manufacturers have taken note of healthier sugar substitutes available so a new wave of awesome low carb baking chocolate and candy products have become more widely available. Huzzah! We’re longtime fans of most ChocZero products but their No Sugar White Chocolate Chips were so much fun to use for the holidays and worth noting!

Chocolate Chips
Lily’s Sweets Chocolate Salted Caramel Baking Chips | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
ChocZero Milk Chocolate Baking Chips | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
ChocZero’s Dark Chocolate Chips | View on Amazon
ChocZero’s White Chocolate Chips | View on Amazon
Lilys Sweets Dark Chocolate Chips | View on Amazon
Keto Factory Chocolate Chips | View on Amazon
Chocolate Bars
Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Bar | View on Netrition
Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Baking Bar | View on Netrition
Cocoa
Ghirardelli 100% Unsweetened Cocoa | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
Baker’s Choice Dutch Cocoa Powder | View on Amazon
Anthony’s Organic Cocoa Powder | View on Amazon
Sugar Free Baking Candy
Good Dee’s Sugar Free Sprinkles | View on Netrition or View on Amazon
La Nouba Sugar Free Marshmallows | View on Amazon

Baking Tools

Some of the simplest baking tools just make life easier. When you’re first starting out with low carb baking, a digital scale is incredibly useful as the best way to recreate another cook’s recipe is to measure ingredients by weight. My favorite recipes, and the ones I try to create here, don’t usually rely on weight. My focus is on “how can I make this as easy as possible?” and for me, weighing isn’t as easy as scoop n’ swoop. But if you’re serious about duplicating the recipes made by pros, then a scale is a life saver. Another life saver – silicone baking mats. These are a great replacement for parchment paper, absolutely essential as low carb batters tend to be super sticky.

Baking Mats
Amazon Basics Silicone Baking Mat | View on Amazon
Guanci 6-Piece Silicone Baking Mat Set | View on Amazon
Guanci 9-Piece Silicone Baking Mat Set | View on Amazon
Velesco Large Silicone Baking Mat | View on Amazon
Measuring Cups/Spoons
Simply Gourmet Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons | View on Amazon
YellRin Magnetic Measuring Spoons – Stainless Steel/Stackable | View on Amazon
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups, Set of 3 | View on Amazon
Food Scales
Digital Food Scale | View on Amazon
Digital Food Scale with Removable Bowl | View on Amazon
Miscellaneous
Premium Bamboo Bread Slicer with Knife Cutting Guide | View on Amazon
Bamboo Bread Slicer with Crumb Catcher | View on Amazon
2 Piece Pastry Dough Scraper & Cutter with Non-Slip Grip | View on Amazon

Baking Appliances

Appliances don’t just speed up your active cook time, they’re fun. Last year, something called “Chaffles” (aka mini waffles made with cheese) took the low carb and keto world by storm. Can’t have chaffles without a waffle maker! And my favorite low carb pancake batter is made in our blender which also makes pouring really easy. Last but not least – the multifaceted food processor. This awesome machine is great for making pie crusts, cookies, and even bread.

Mixing/Chopping/Etc.
Dash Mini Waffle Maker/Chaffle Maker | View on Amazon
Oster Master Series Blender with Glass Jar | View on Amazon
Hamilton Beach Food Processor & Vegetable Chopper | View on Amazon
Braun 3-in-1 Immersion Hand Blender | View on Amazon

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