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Protein Sparing Bread Flour and Protein Sparing Breading

I love how everyone is in love with my protein sparing bread as much as I have been for the past 15 years! It warms my heart!

Over 15 years ago I wanted a bread that was dairy free, nut free and high in protein to help me stick to my keto lifestyle and that is how I created my recipe for protein sparing bread. It took me years to perfect my protein bread recipe so it makes me sad when someone claims that this recipe is theirs when I have done these versions of it 10-12 years ago. With over 15 years to work with it, I have tried everything. Including making croutons and flour with it like in this recipe HERE over 11 years ago. I then used that flour in other recipes like THIS breaded coconut shrimp recipe from 2011. But it didn’t catch on and I thought it was too much work so didn’t make too many recipes using the flour. I made others like Pot Pie using the protein sparing bread. Others have added yolks to the bread like my original recipe stated to do HERE. All these variations are on my blog. Since the protein flour is getting attention again online, I thought I would resurrect this old recipe of mine!

Over the past 24 years of eating keto, I started doing “Pure Protein” days to help me lose weight. Pure Protein days are where you lower carbs and fat and focus on lean proteins. It helped me lose over 80 pounds and it is now helping my clients lose the stubborn weight that they have been struggling to lose! Today the clinical term for Pure Protein days is Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF), but I prefer my term of Pure Protein Day as I think it makes more sense.

That is why I wrote my protein sparing cookbooks! I want everyone to lose weight and feel great while eating delicious food!

My first protein sparing book is called The Protein Sparing Modified Fasting cookbook, my second psmf book is called The Art of Fat Loss (which is in Spanish and in French!). My latest protein sparing book is called The Pure Protein cookbook.

Click HERE to check out my protein sparing books!

Thank you for your kindness and support! 

You can get my ebooks printed and spiral bound HERE! 

Always look on the bright side! If you do not love the taste or texture of my protein sparing bread, use it to make this protein sparing bread flour! It makes the BEST protein packed breading!

My protein sparing bread Chex Party Mix also makes a flavorful protein breading!

Watch for more recipes using this amazing protein flour recipe!

NOTE: If you use my protein sparing bread recipe using allulose, the recipes you make with this breading or flour will get very dark. I personally only eat my original protein bread made with egg whites and salt.

Protein Sparing Bread Flour

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Bread, Carnivore, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 44



  • 1 loaf protein sparing bread click HERE


  • 1 loaf protein sparing Wonder Bread click HERE *SEE NOTE


  • 1 loaf Easiest Protein Sparing Bread click HERE *SEE NOTE


  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon BBQ Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon for a protein sparing pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Cube the protein sparing bread into 1 centimeter square cubes. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the protein sparing bread cubes are completely dry.
  • Place the dried protein sparing bread into a blender or food processor (click HERE to find my FAVORITE blender that I use daily!), add seasonings if desired and pulse until the psmf bread is in a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • NOTE: if you use allulose, the recipes you make with it, will get darker.


Calories: 44 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 9


This testimony gave me goosebumps! I feel honored to help people like Charity!
“Long story short, I have 3 autoimmune conditions, one being stage 4 endometriosis (they don’t clinically categorize it by stages anymore but if they did, this is where I land). Through diet and lifestyle, particularly the Maria Emmerich’s way of keto, I have been able to keep all 3 conditions, especially endometriosis, in remission with this approach. 8 weeks ago I got a horrible endo flare up and after a month in with no relief, I was desperate. Meds and BC are not an option. I’m anti meds for many reasons and understand this is a personal preference, so no judging others that use meds. When I was diagnosed, my world renowned excision specialist, told me surgery should be a last resort. I was in so much pain, I was researching and exploring my options for surgery. I decided to do Maria’s personal health assessment.
I’m only 2 weeks in and almost pain FREE with no flare ups. I could cry tears of joy!
This disease is debilitating and being in chronic pain every day is no way of living.
The fact Maria helped me do this holistically, naturally and with no meds and surgery is so awesome. Best Christmas gift!
I’m still on this protocol and will continue to do so, and I encourage others to reach out if you have been on the fence about hiring Maria for an assessment. It’s worth every penny!
I’ve learned things about my hormones and endo I never knew thanks to Maria’s knowledge and expertise. Even my non-keto healthy anything husband is a believer. He’s just happy I’m healing. Thank you Maria Emmerich and Craig Emmerich!
Enjoying the holiday season in much less pain, today!” – Charity


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Aileen says:

    Hi Maria! Thank you so much for posting this! You are a genius! I see the macros and the number of servings. What is the serving size?
    Thank you for everything you do!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      You are so kind! Divide the recipe into 12 equal servings to determine exact serving size. It varies depending on brand of ingredients used, varying techniques and other factors 🙂

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      I got about 2 cups total. But depending on the factors I listed, its about 2-3 tablespoons per serving. 🙂

  • Kelly says:

    Hi, I love your recipes & info!, was looking at one of your old article/emails that you sent to me about supplements & you said that magnesium & calcium should be taken separately, does that mean I should not take a multi-vitamin?, I would have to take a ton of separate vitamins & spend a lot of money. I hope I can take a multi-vitamin.

  • Hi Maria, ordered your protein sparing cookbook will be in this Tuesday can’t wait to get started on recipes. I have been keto to carnivore will be 4 years soon lost about 45 lbs. Have hit a stall and this book I think will help a lot. Love you and your boy’s they are so sweet. Also have your new book on pre-order for April. Would like to lose about 10 to 15 more pounds, I’m in great health no medicines and will be 69 in March. Loving life.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Bonnie Markley

  • Sharon says:

    I am interested in your protein sparing recipes. Just wondering which book would be best to start off with. Do some the recipes overlap in the 3 books mentioned above? Thanks for your response and also All your hard work producing these recipes for us to enjoy.

  • C.B. says:

    Awesome… will try this, great idea!
    I wonder if it could used to thicken a gravy for porkchops… like wheat flour would?
    Thank you~

  • Roxanne says:

    Can I use this flour for cookies?

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