Carnivore Bread

Bread is typically off-limits on a strict carnivore diet, which focuses solely on animal foods like meat, eggs, and some dairy. But that doesn’t mean carnivores can’t enjoy a tasty, bakery-style loaf from time to time.

This carnivore bread recipe uses pork, eggs, butter, and crushed pork rinds to create a bread that fits perfectly into this diet.

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With a rich taste and fluffy texture, this carnivore bread will satisfy any carb cravings without knocking you out of ketosis. It makes a great base for serving meat, cheese, and other high-fat carnivore staples. Or enjoy a couple slices on their own as a grain-free treat.

Read on for the full recipe and simple step-by-step instructions for making this tender and delicious carnivore pork bread right in your own kitchen. In about an hour, you’ll have a fresh loaf that looks and tastes amazing. Say goodbye to bread boredom on the carnivore diet!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and Satisfying- Simply mix up the ingredients, pour into a loaf pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes. Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful, golden brown carnivore bread cooling on your countertop, just waiting to be sliced up.

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Surprisingly Pleasant Texture and Taste- The crisp, airy pork rinds give this bread an unexpectedly pleasant crunch that contrasts beautifully with the soft, fluffy interior. 

Protein Powerhouse- With over 10 grams of protein per slice, this bread will keep you feeling full, fueled with steady energy, and satisfied for hours on end. No mid-day crash from unstable carbs and sugars here! 

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make the carnivore bread you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound (450g) Ground Pork
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 5oz Pork Rinds (I recommend using these pork rinds– Amazon link)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt

You will also need: a mixing bowl, a 9×5 bread pan (or similar sized), a food processor, and a hand mixer.

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Easily make this carnivore diet bread recipe by following these steps:

Step 1

Start by preheating the oven to 380F (190C).

Step 2

Crack the eggs into your mixing bowl and separate the whites from the yolks (which you will place in the blender for now).

Step 3

Beat the egg whites using a hand mixer (on high). The mixture should become frothy and foamy.

Step 4

Melt the butter on your stovetop and then, in a blender- mix it with the ground pork and egg yolks. Since the raw meat is fairly hard to blend, stop 2-3 times, stir the mixture, and continue blending. A smooth paste will form. 

Step 5

Use a hand mixer the blend the egg whites and the pork, butter, and egg yolk mixture.

Step 6

Crush the pork rinds to a fine powder (I used a food processor), and fold them, along with salt into the bread batter.

Step 7

Pour the batter into the bread pan. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. After removing the loaf from the oven- let it cool for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

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💡Tips

1. Choose the Right Ground Pork

When selecting the ground pork for this carnivore bread, it’s crucial you opt for a fattier cut that has a 70/30 lean-to-fat ratio. Going for pork shoulder rather than a leaner pork loin is ideal to achieve this fat ratio.

The higher fat content ultimately leads to a bread that is more moist, tender, and rich. Lower fat pork can result in a drier crumb. Also try to find high-quality pasture-raised pork when possible that hasn’t been enhanced with any additives. 

2. Use Butter for Flavor

When it comes to the carnivore diet, high-quality butter is your best friend, not only for providing the healthy fats your body needs but also for ramping up flavor. When making this pork bread recipe be sure to use grass-fed butter for the absolute best taste and nutritional content.

If you tolerate dairy well, real cultured butter is even better. For those avoiding lactose or casein, clarified versions like ghee can also work for this recipe, so don’t worry!

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3. Check for Doneness

With meat-based bread recipes, it can be tricky to judge when the center is fully baked through. You’ll want to check for doneness by inserting a knife into the very center of the loaf after a full 50 minutes.

If it comes out clean without any wet batter sticking to it, it’s ready to go. If not, continue baking in 5 minute intervals until cooked through without being overdone. Use your nose too – it should smell hearty and savory when done.

4. Pork Rind Substitutions

If you can’t find pork rinds to use as the “breading” for this carnivore recipe or simply don’t like them, consider substituting with crushed chicharrones, bacon pieces, or oven-baked and crumbled chicken skin.

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5. Let it Rest

After baking, resist the urge to immediately slice your carnivore sandwich bread. Allowing it to cool for 20 minutes helps the bread set and makes slicing easier. You’ll achieve cleaner, well-formed slices this way.

Variations

1. Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Bread- Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 6 slices of cooked, crumbled bacon to the original recipe before baking. The saltiness of the bacon combined with the sharp flavor of the cheddar makes for a tasty bread.

2. Lard and Ground Lamb Bread- Use lamb lard instead of butter for a deeper, meatier taste. Swap out the pork for 1 pound ground lamb.

3. Bacon Fat and Ground Bison Bread- Fry 6 slices bacon, reserving 1/4 cup bacon fat for the bread. Crumble bacon and fold into batter along with 1 pound ground bison instead of the pork.

Storage

After baking and letting your carnivore bread cool, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap to maintain its freshness. You can also freeze it for longer storage.

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You’ll Love These Recipes Too

Carnivore Meatballs – If you’ve enjoyed the carnivore bread recipe, why not take it a step further with these mouth-watering carnivore meatballs? Perfectly meaty and rich, they’re a wonderful complement to your carnivore diet bread!

Carnivore Pancakes -Love starting your day with something hearty? After trying my carnivore bread, you’ll be eager to whip up these carnivore pancakes!

They’re the perfect breakfast option, and who said you can’t enjoy a good pancake on the carnivore diet?

Carnivore Waffles – Waffles on a carnivore diet? Yes, please! Once you’ve mastered our carnivore bread recipe, these carnivore waffles are your next must-try.

Carnivore Pizza Crust – Who said pizzas are off the menu on a carnivore diet? After making your carnivore bread, try this carnivore pizza crust for a weekend treat. It’s the perfect base for your favorite toppings.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I make this bread without eggs?

Eggs are a key binding and rising ingredient in this recipe, so it would be very challenging to make it totally egg-free.

2. What should the consistency of the batter be like?

The batter should be thick, almost like a dense cake batter. If it seems too thin or runny, try adding a bit more pork rinds to thicken it up before baking.

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3. What’s the purpose of adding butter to the mixture?

Butter not only adds flavor but also moisture to the bread. It helps in binding the ingredients together and contributes to a softer texture.

4. Is it crucial to separate the egg whites from the yolks?

Yes, it is important. Beating the egg whites separately until frothy adds air and volume to the bread, making it lighter and fluffier. Mixing them whole would result in a denser, less appealing texture.

Why This Bread is Perfect for the Carnivore Diet

Following a carnivore diet means eating mostly meat and animal products. All plant foods, including grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables are eliminated. This can make it challenging to have “bread” or baked goods while sticking to the carnivore way of eating.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is made entirely from carnivore-friendly ingredients – no plants whatsoever. Here’s why this bread works so well for those on the carnivore diet:

Protein-Packed: With a whole pound of ground pork and 8 eggs, this bread delivers a big punch of protein in each slice. Protein and fat are the main focus of the carnivore diet, so this bread allows you to up your protein intake.

Lots of Fat: In addition to protein, fat is the other major component of the carnivore diet. This bread is rich in healthy fats from the pork, eggs, and 1/4 cup of butter. All of these animal-based fats are encouraged on the carnivore diet.

Grain/Gluten-Free: Obviously, grains and gluten from wheat are not allowed on the carnivore diet. By using crushed pork rinds instead of flour, this bread offers the same bake-able texture minus the grains.

No Plant Antinutrients: One of the reasons for eliminating plant foods on the carnivore diet is to avoid antinutrients found in many fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. This bread contains zero plant antinutrients.

So if you’ve been missing bread on the carnivore diet, give this recipe a try! With its high protein and fat content from animal sources only, it makes the perfect grain-free, carnivore-friendly loaf.


I hope you enjoy this simple yet delicious carnivore bread recipe. It’s perfect for those following a zero-carb, keto, or carnivore diet.

Check out more easy carnivore recipes on my website, and please leave a comment below with any questions or suggestions you may have. Happy cooking!

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Carnivore Bread
Easy to make, carnivore friendly bread.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 185kcal
Cost: $10
Equipment
  • 9x5 Bread pan
  • Hand mixer
  • Food Proccessor
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Pork (450g)
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 5 oz Pork Rinds
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  • Start by preheating the oven to 380F (190C).
  • Crack the eggs into your mixing bowl and separate the whites from the yolks (which you will place in the blender for now).
  • Beat the egg whites using a hand mixer (on high). The mixture should become frothy and foamy.
  • Melt the butter on your stovetop and then, in a blender- mix it with the ground pork and egg yolks. Since the raw meat is fairly hard to blend, stop 2-3 times, stir the mixture, and continue blending. A smooth paste will form. 
  • Use a hand mixer the blend the egg whites and the pork, butter, and egg yolk mixture.
  • Crush the pork rinds to a fine powder (I used a food processor), and fold them, along with salt into the bread batter.
  • Pour the batter into the bread pan. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. After removing the loaf from the oven- let it cool for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore bread, carnivore diet bread, pork bread, zero carb bread

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal

6 thoughts on “Carnivore Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for all your creative, carnivore and keto recipes! I am the worst cook ever and your recipes work, and my son loves them. You truly take the boredom out of carnivore eating. Do you have a carnivore Bread recipe that would not have meat?

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