Delicious soft garlic keto naan bread is only 1.9g NET carbs and takes only 15 minutes. Made with almond flour so is a naturally gluten-free naan bread too.
It's the perfect addition to your Indian-inspired cuisine.
Even better? This keto naan bread is absolutely delicious. The bread is rich and has a garlic butter flavor I can't get enough of. Dip it into your curry, or enjoy with some cauliflower rice.
Naan bread is a delicious flatbread that is often paired with food from a variety of cultures such a curry, butter chicken, tandoori, tikka masala, and various dips. It is a soft bread that can be torn and folded to pick up bites of food.
This particular keto naan recipe was inspired by my easy keto roti flatbread, Fat Head dough recipes and my keto garlic bread on this site, and pairs well with this Slow Cooker Beef Rendang and Pumpkin and Coconut Soup.
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Keto naan uses similar ingredients to other Fat Head dough recipes. Keto bread dough is so versatile, you can make keto cheese bread loaf, crusty keto garlic bread, and even keto dinner rolls.
For this naan recipe, you will be using yogurt in your dough instead of cream cheese with the addition of baking powder.
This will help keep your bread soft which is important in gluten-free bread.
Keto naan bead ingredients include:
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- almond flour
- plain yogurt
- baking powder
- melted butter
- garlic powder
- chopped fresh parsley
See the recipe card below for quantities.
To make keto naan bread start by preheating your oven to 191C/375F.
Make the Dough
While the oven is preheating start making your dough by mixing together your cheese, almond flour, and yogurt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl whisk your egg and baking powder together. Set the egg mixture aside until ready to use.
Place your bowl of cheese mixture in the microwave and melt for 1 minute then fold the dough with a spoon or spatula to combine. Place the keto naan bread dough back in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Next, add the egg mixture to your dough while it is still hot. Fold and knead the dough with your spoon or spatula until the egg is absorbed and the dough is only slightly sticky.
Form the Keto Naan
Cut the dough into 10 equal parts and roll each section into a small ball. You can do this on a floured surface (with blanched almond flour) or on parchment paper.
Next, use your hands to flatten each ball of dough and form it into an oval about 8mm thick (¼ inch).
Arrange the keto naan bread on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and place it in the oven. Bake on the top rack for 8-10 minutes until the edges start to become golden.
Then, remove your naan bread from the oven, brush with seasoned melted butter and place back in the oven another 1-2 minutes to golden a bit more. Loosely wrap the cooked keto naan in a towel to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
Hint: bubbles may form on your keto naan while it bakes. Pop any bubbles you see with a fork and press it flat. If it seems like your naan is cooking too quickly move the baking sheet to a lower rack in your oven.
Below you will find a few substitution recommendations that you may find helpful to make this keto naan bread recipe meet your dietary needs.
- yogurt - cream cheese or coconut cream can be used in place of yogurt if desired. You can also try a full fat sour cream as well.
- nut flour - any nut flour can be used in place of almond flour. The exception to this is coconut flour. Coconut flour cannot be used in place of almond flour.
- butter - use olive oil or coconut oil instead of butter.
Make this keto naan bread to meet your needs. Just like traditional naan bread, you can change it up! Maybe you need a large bread, a tasty twist, or a want new use for keto naan.
Check out our recommended naan variations below.
- Large- form your naan bread into 4 to 6 pieces for a larger bread.
- Parmesan - sprinkle parmesan cheese over your naan after brushing with butter.
- Dippers - cut each dough ball in half to make 20 mini maan dippers.
This is one of my all-time favorite keto bread recipes thanks to the versatility. How delicious would this slow cooker buffalo chicken wrap on my website be with naan dippers?
I used a microwave to help me quickly melt the mozzarella cheese while making the dough. This is the easiest method for me.
I know some readers don't have a microwave and might still want to make this naan bread. The cheese can be melted using your stove.
Place the mozzarella cheese, yogurt, and almond flour in a saucepan and melt on LOW heat while continuously stirring to prevent burning.
Once the cheese is melted and soft you can remove the pan from the heat and fold in your egg mixture. Then make your keto naan bread following the remaining directions.
Keep your low-carb naan bread warm until you are ready to serve it by wrapping the bread in a towel to trap the heat.
Leftover naan bread can be stored on the counter in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Keto naan bread can be stored in the refrigerator will remain good for 1-2 weeks.
This garlic naan bread can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost the naan on the counter before toasting the bread to reheat.
You'll be working with a hot dough to make this keto naan bread. I recommend using a silicone spatula to mix and knead the dough until it is cool enough to touch without burning your hands.
Kneading the dough while hot is important to be able to fully mix the egg into the dough, but feel free to use your hands once it has cooled a bit. Enjoy!
FAQs About Keto Naan
A piece of this naan has 11.5 grams of fat. I wouldn't necessarily call that high fat, but there is a decent amount thanks to the yogurt and butter. You can up the fat by creating a garlic melted butter dip for your bread.
If however, you want to reduce the fat, then only brush half the garlic butter onto the garlic naan bread.
This dish is absolutely lovely when served with curries or stews. I highly recommend this keto lamb curry, Slow Cooker Beef Rendang, and my Pumpkin and Coconut Soup. Don't forget to make a side of fluffy curry cauliflower rice too!
Most curry sauces contain added sugars and unnecessary carbs. You can make your own homemade keto curries such as keto chicken curry with pumpkin, keto curry beef bowl (ground beef curry), or keto chicken kebabs.
More keto curry recipes
Perfect for a Friday night curry, are keto curries. Serve with cauliflower rice, naan bread, and a keto samosa, and you have a keto banquet at your table.
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Garlic Keto Naan Bread Recipe
- 1¾ cups (170 g) pre-shredded/grated mozzarella
- ¾ cup (75 g) almond meal/flour
- 2 tablespoon natural unsweetened yoghurt
- 1 egg
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat your oven to 191°C/375°F.
- In a bowl lightly mix together your cheese, almond flour, and yogurt. Place this bowl in the microwave and melt for 1 minute. Stir the cheese mixture and then microwave again for 30 seconds.
- Mix together the egg and baking powder in a small bowl separate from your cheese mixture. Then fold the egg into the dough with a silicone spatula or spoon until the egg is thoroughly mixed.
- Cut the dough into 10 equal portions and roll each one into a ball. Use your hands to flatten each ball of dough into an oval until it is about 8mm (¼ inch) thick.Place each flattened piece onto a baking sheet equally spaced apart.
- Bake the naan bread on the top rack in the oven for 8-10 minutes until the edges start to become golden. While the naan is baking mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, and chopped parsley.
- Brush each piece of naan with butter and then place back in the oven bake for another 1-2 minutes to golden the top. Serve warm and enjoy!
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For someone missing bread for almost two months, I am overjoyed with this recipe. I am so looking forward to eating my runny breakfast egg yolks with bread!! My grandson isn't doing low-carb/keto and he also enjoys it. Thank you for working up this recipe. Onward to the next bread recipe on my list.
So happy you and your grandson love this recipe, Rae! Eat it with runny egg yolk sounds delicious!
Hi Libby. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s rather simple to make. However, every time I’ve tried the dough has turned out sticky making it difficult to shape the naan. I’ve tried using the cups as well as metrics measurement of the ingredients. Medium and large eggs but each time it’s the same - Wet and sticky dough. I have tried this recipe at least 6 times now. I’ve also only ever managed to get 4 medium or 6 really small sized naans. What might I be doing incorrectly?
Hello, are you using shredding the mozzarella cheese yourself or using pre-shredded store-bought cheese? The cheese you are using might have a high moisture content which is making the dough sticky. The pre-shredded store-bought cheese is not as wet. If you find your dough is still too wet I'd try kneading in a bit more almond flour until it's not super sticky anymore. The size of this naan is smaller and meant for dipping or scooping. It is different from a traditional naan. You should be able to get 10 dough balls a little smaller than a golf ball from this recipe. Hope this helps.
Hi I do not want to use egg, could you suggest a work around pls. Thanks
You could try to make it without an egg, it would just be a heavier denser keto garlic bread.
Unfortunately when I mixed the two bowls together I had a very wet dough so I put it in the fridge for 30 mins but it still didn't firm up.
I couldn't knead the mixture so I had to drop spoonfuls on the baking sheet. They did come out well and spread into a good shape but I wondered where I went wrong in the mixing of the ingredients.
Hi Linda, I'm not quite sure how the dough could be too wet as there is only 1 egg, 2 tbsp butter, and 2 tbsp yogurt mixed with more than 2 1/2 cups of dry ingredients. I wonder if you used an extra-large egg or you used mozzarella balls instead of pre-shredded mozzarella? Let's see if we can figure this out. This recipe is so popular so I think we can blame an ingredient in this case.
I have never been more confused by the writing of a recipe in my life. In my opinion, this is extremely hard to follow and missing key steps. Almost like you assume we should know what to do next. I thought pressure cooker recipes were supposed to be easier? This was a hot mess.
Hmmm, I think you must be on the wrong page, Amber. This is a simple recipe for keto garlic naan bread, not a pressure cooker recipe.
Looking forward to trying this out this afternoon in my air fryer oven! How many pieces are considered a serving? Looking MORE forward to trying them out when they're done!
Amazing! I made it with the Keto Butter Chicken recipe on this site along with cauliflower rice, and they both paired very well. This recipe was so satisfying and easy! Will be making again many times!
Can the dough be left to stand for a few hours before baking?
If not, up to what point can it be pre-prepared please?
Yes, the keto naan bread dough can be made a few hours ahead of time, but because of the warm cheese and the raw egg, I would suggest leaving them covered in your fridge for only a few hours. Alternatively, they are great to be frozen then you can defrost them on the day you need them.
Am I making this recipe wrong or are these flat breads really tiny? I got 4 smallish sized naans out of it, not 10.
It depends on how you prefer your roti. They aren't like larger chapati bread, they are smaller to scoop up food.
Lance M Johnson
Egg is mentioned in making the recipe - but no egg or eggs are listed??
I'm not sure why that doesn't show in the ingredients list, I've added it back in.
I saw 1 egg listed. I am wondering if I could replace the yogurt with sour cream. I usually don't eat yogurt and hate to buy it just for this recipe
Yes, substituting sour cream instead of yoghurt would work in this recipe. You can use the remaining sour cream when making a keto chili recipe.