A display of keto breads made with Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix.


PowerFlax Mix for Keto Breads

In the ever-evolving landscape of dietary trends, the ketogenic diet has surged in popularity, driving demand for low-carb, high-fat foods that support this lifestyle.

Commercial bakeries, traditionally known for their carb-heavy offerings, now face the challenge and opportunity to cater to this growing market. Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix is versatile keto bread mix designed to meet the needs of large-scale commercial bakeries aiming to diversify their product lines with healthier, keto-friendly options.

PowerFlax not only simplifies the baking process but also ensures that the final products are delicious, nutritious, and fully aligned with the principles of the ketogenic diet.


Understanding Keto-Friendly Bread

Keto-friendly bread is a product designed to fit the macronutrient requirements of the ketogenic diet, which emphasizes low carbohydrate intake, moderate protein levels, and higher fat content.

To qualify as keto bread, a product must have a significantly reduced carb content, typically less than 10 grams of net carbs per serving, while still providing satisfaction and nutrition similar to traditional bread. This is achieved through the use of alternative flours and fibers, which maintain the bread’s structure and texture without adding unnecessary carbs.

Keto bread is not just about being low in carbs; it also needs to provide sufficient dietary fiber, protein, and healthy fats to meet the dietary needs of individuals following a ketogenic lifestyle. These characteristics help in promoting satiety, supporting weight management, and providing essential nutrients, making keto bread a sought-after alternative for health-conscious consumers and those with specific dietary restrictions.


Challenges Faced by Commercial Bakeries

Commercial bakeries looking to transition from traditional to keto-friendly recipes face several significant challenges. The primary hurdle is the removal of staple ingredients like wheat flour, which is fundamental to the structure and taste of conventional bread and buns. Replacing these ingredients while maintaining the desired texture and flavor profile requires innovation and experimentation, often leading to increased production costs and complexities.

Moreover, the absence of sugars and dough conditioners, which contribute to the yeast activity and bread’s rise, necessitates finding alternative methods to achieve similar results without compromising the keto guidelines. These adjustments not only affect the baking process but also the shelf life and overall appeal of the finished products, posing a considerable challenge in maintaining customer satisfaction.


The PowerFlax Advantage

Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix represents a groundbreaking solution to these challenges. It is specifically designed to create perfect yeast dough without the need for sugars, traditional flours, or artificial dough conditioners. This mix requires only the addition of fresh or dry yeast and salt, streamlining the recipe conversion process for commercial bakeries.

The simplicity of using Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix cannot be overstated. By substituting traditional ingredients with this mix, bakeries can easily produce keto-friendly bread and buns that not only meet dietary restrictions but also deliver on taste and texture. This straightforward conversion process reduces trial and error, saves time, and ultimately decreases production costs, making it an attractive option for bakeries looking to expand their offerings to include healthier, functional foods.


By substituting traditional ingredients with this mix, bakeries can easily produce keto-friendly bread and buns that not only meet dietary restrictions but also deliver on taste and texture. This straightforward conversion process reduces trial and error, saves time, and ultimately decreases production costs.


Preparation and Baking Instructions for PowerFlax Keto Bread and Buns

Using Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix is straightforward, ensuring a seamless transition for bakeries accustomed to traditional baking methods. Here’s a detailed guide:

  1. Mixing: Start by emptying a 20kg bag of PowerFlax base into the bread mixer. Add 300g of salt and either 454g of instant yeast or 900g of fresh yeast. Blend the mixture for 2 minutes at low speed to ensure thorough integration.
  2. Hydration: Slowly add 15 litres of warm water (90-100°F or about 32-38°C) while continuing to mix. Mix for an additional 2 minutes on low speed before increasing to high speed for 8 minutes. This process develops the dough’s structure and ensures optimal hydration.
  3. Forming: Transfer the dough onto a work table or bench. For bread, scale the dough to approximately 950g per loaf. For buns, divide the dough into portions ranging from 70-100g, depending on the desired size.
  4. Proofing: Place loaves and buns in a proofing chamber set to 105°F (about 40°C) for 25-30 minutes or until they have increased in volume by approximately 50%. This step is crucial for achieving the right texture and softness.



  • Oven Preheating: Preheat the oven to a temperature range between 375°F and 400°F (190-205°C).
  • Baking Time: Bake the bread for 30-45 minutes and the buns for 25-30 minutes, adjusting as needed based on the oven’s characteristics and the desired crust color.

This process ensures that each batch of keto-friendly bread and buns not only meets the nutritional requirements of the ketogenic diet but also achieves the desired taste and texture that customers expect from high-quality bakery products.


Approved Nutritional and Benefits Claims

Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix stands out not just for its ease of use but also for its compelling nutritional profile, approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

These approved claims are critical for bakeries to communicate the health benefits of their products to health-conscious consumers:

  • Low Carbohydrate: Each 50g slice contains less than 1g net carbohydrate, making it perfectly suited for the ketogenic diet and for customers monitoring their carb intake.
  • Low Fat: With less than 3g fat per 50g slice, these bread and buns are an excellent option for individuals looking for lower-fat bakery options.
  • High in Fiber: Offering 5g of fiber per 50g slice, Keto PowerFlax products support digestive health and provide a feeling of fullness, which can aid in weight management.
  • High in Protein: Each slice packs 12g of protein, contributing to muscle maintenance and growth, making it an ideal choice for fitness enthusiasts and those on a high-protein diet.
  • No Sugar Added: The absence of added sugars aligns with the dietary requirements of those reducing their sugar intake for health reasons.
  • All Natural, No Preservatives, No MSG: These claims resonate with consumers looking for clean, wholesome foods without artificial additives.

By leveraging flaxseed as the base, PowerFlax taps into the proven benefits for consumers following low-carb and ketogenic diets, offering a product that’s not only nutritious but also aligns with modern dietary trends.


The bakery aisle of a grocery store displays a large selection of keto breads produced with Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix
Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix stands out for compelling nutritional profile and ease of use.


Expanding Bakery Offerings with PowerFlax

The versatility of Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix extends far beyond bread and buns. Its formulation is ideal for creating a variety of other baked goods, thus enabling bakeries to significantly expand their product range to include keto-friendly options.

If you can imagine it, PowerFlax can create it: cinnamon buns, crackers, pita bread, cake, waffles and pancakes, cookies and more. And PowerFlax produces amazing keto doughnuts … you can’t find those anywhere!

This versatility not only broadens the appeal of bakery offerings but also meets the growing demand for healthier, dietary-specific options. Incorporating PowerFlax into product lines allows bakeries to cater to a wider audience, including those following plant-based, keto, and clean eating diets. In addition, the kosher certification of PowerFlax opens additional market opportunities, appealing to customers with specific dietary laws.

By offering delicious baked goods prepared with Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix, bakeries can grow their customer base and increase sales. The transition to healthy, clean label products is not just a trend but a shift in consumer preferences towards wellness and sustainability. Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix positions bakeries at the forefront of this shift, enabling them to lead in the market with innovative, health-conscious offerings.


The transition to healthy, clean label products is not just a trend but a shift in consumer preferences towards wellness and sustainability. Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix positions bakeries at the forefront of this shift.


Meet Your Customers’ Demands

Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix represents a significant advancement in the production of keto-friendly, nutritious baked goods. With its ease of use, nutritional benefits, and versatility, PowerFlax provides a straightforward solution for bakeries looking to expand their offerings into the health and wellness space.


A grocery store display of keto cinnamon buns, crackers, pita bread, cake, waffles, pancakes and cookies, all made with Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix.
With PowerFlax, bakeries can offer delicious, clean-label products that are plant-based, keto-friendly, and loaded with fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.


As consumer preferences continue to evolve towards healthier, more functional foods, products like Keto PowerFlax Baking Mix will play a crucial role in enabling bakeries to meet these demands, ensuring their place in a competitive and ever-changing market.



The Next Step

  • You can easily produce delicious keto-friendly  products which are clean label, high protein and plant-based!
  • Recipes provided on all bulk orders
  • Worldwide shipping available
  • Ongoing customer support always available
  • To order, visit our wholesale distributor, SnowCap Enterprises, and search: Powerflax Gold Low Carb Mix (SNC80).
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By powerflax.net

Laurie Tsemak is the founder and co-owner of PowerFlax Holdings Inc. and Red Square Bakery. Laurie and her husband, Mark have spent 34 years in the wholesale and retail baking field, focusing on innovative product development to serve health-conscious customers and forward-thinking commercial bakeries.

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