Chef Reveals The Biggest Mistakes You're Making With TikTok's Viral Keto Cheese Bread

Leave it to innovative home cooks to come up with hacks to make good food a lot more accessible. Even those who follow specific diets, such as the ketogenic diet, don't need to despair because there are plenty of resources available online. Recently, a TikTok user decided to surprise other home cooks by sharing a delicious keto cheese bread recipe that tastes like a scrumptious slice of garlic bread. Yay!

The ingredients were super easy to work with, as well. All cooks needed to do was bake a mixture of eggs, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, and garlic powder in an oven or an air fryer for excellent results. While all this sounds super promising, do remember that it will not be exactly the same as regular garlic bread with cheese. According to nutritionist, chef, and food writer Robin Miller, you can compare it to "handheld cheese dip." She said that if you are attempting to make this for the first time, remember to align your expectations accordingly. As Miller told Mashed, "If you're trying this bread recipe for the first time, remember you're not actually 'baking bread.' Don't expect the cheesy blend to 'rise,' or be chewy-crisp, like its flour-based brethren." Here's what else you should keep in mind.

Keep these important tricks in mind

Per Robin Miller, it's also important to note that the TikTok recipe for keto cheese bread calls for keto cheese options like Parmesan and mozzarella, which are high in protein. The chef said that other cheese options, such as American cheese, are not good substitutes because they contain more carbs. Plus, cheddar cheese is milder and won't taste the same as Parmesan. Miller told Mashed, "When shopping for parmesan and mozzarella cheeses (whether shredded or whole), the ingredient list should be short." Remember to stay away from products with preservatives and additives.

Miller also offered another good piece of advice: Don't fall into the trap of overbaking the cheese mixture. Miller noted that the recipe suggests baking the mixture at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. However, cooks should feel free to reduce said cooking time or lower the temperature to 325 degrees if needed. Miller also advises cooks to season well and use delicious ingredients, like oregano, basil, taco seasoning, and more. She added, "Cook the bread as if you were cooking custard; place the loaf pan in a roasting pan and add about 1 inch of water to the roasting pan. Cooking the cheese bread in this 'water bath' will keep it moist."