Saying no to baked goods is probably the toughest part of low carb life. And most keto-friendly bread is about as appealing as a piece of spacecraft insulation.
So we set out to make bakery-quality low carb products that satisfy your cravings for oven-baked goodness, while keeping your body on the right track. Carbonaut is expanding the low carb universe. Now it’s a place you can be happy to live in forever. We’d never put our name on a sub-par substitute for bakery-quality goods. Our sky-high high standards are reflected in the taste, texture, and flavor of every Carbonaut product.
About the Brand
Living the low carb lifestyle is all about net carbs, not total carbs. Too many carbs can prevent your body from going into the fat-burning ketosis state. Fiber is a carbohydrate that your body can't digest. That's why fiber doesn't count toward the amount of carbs it takes to keep your body in ketosis. Net carbs are the grams of total carbohydrates in a food, minus its grams of total fiber, so if you want to stay in fat-burning mode, you need to keep track of net carbs -- not total carbs.
When you limit your net carbs, you also limit blood sugar and insulin levels. This switches your cells into fat burning mode. Fat gets released from your tissues and oxidized essentially burned as fuel to produce energy and ketones. Eating a high carb diet is living on a blood sugar rollercoaster. The highs are high, but the lows are really no fun. (Can you say 4 o’clock slump?) By limiting carbs, you get off the crazy ride, and your cells have access to a more stable energy source body fat. Your brain gets energy from sugar. But when you limit carbs, your brain starts using ketones for fuel—and mental enhancements may follow. In one study published in Psychopharmacology, higher ketone levels were linked to better cognitive functioning in older adults. High blood sugar levels cause inflammation in the body. This is an unnecessary and often uncomfortable immune response that underlies most chronic disease. Low carbs help lower your blood sugar levels, which can limit inflammation.
Where’s some Carbonaut bread near me?
If you’re in Canada or the United States, check out our Where to Find Us page for a list of retailers. If you’re anywhere else, you’ll just have to come visit, and bring an extra suitcase.
Can I get Carbonaut online?
Yes, absolutely! Click our “Shop Now” link above for the list of our online retailers, as well as brick and mortar locations.
How do I keep my Carbonaut fresh?
Our bread has a 10-day shelf life, so if you plan to eat it within a few days, keep it wherever you want and don’t worry about it. Otherwise, stash it in the fridge. Or in the freezer if you want to save it for way later.
Why do you use sunflower oil in your products? That’s a dirty oil and not keto.
Poor sunflower oil. It gets a bad rap sometimes, but there are actually a few different types of sunflower oil. It can be high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, or it can be high in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid, or it can be somewhere in between. Carbonaut uses only high oleic sunflower oil a high quality oil with a high smoke point that’s very stable for cooking, beneficial for a keto diet, and good for the body in general. In fact, the FDA supports the health claim that oils containing at least 70% oleic acid may reduce coronary heart disease.
Why do your products contain sugar?
We know that some low-carb and keto purists flatly abstain from all sugar. But when it comes to baking, there are some practical reasons for using just a smidge. Because yeast needs something sweet to feed on if it’s going to work up enough energy to make the bread rise. With absolute zero sugar to feed the yeast, you end up with a dinky little brick-like loaf that’s better as a doorstop than on the table. Which is fine if you need a doorstop. But with just the ittiest bit of low-glycemic coconut sugar, we at Carbonaut have achieved a truly great rise, taste and texture, without compromising ketogenesis. We believe it’s worth it, and we think you’ll agree.
Who certifies you as keto?
We are proudly Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation, the #1 leader in keto certification worldwide, and we wear this distinction like a badge of honor.
VEGAN PEACH BREAD PUDDING
If you’re a bread pudding fan, this quick and easy recipe will be the perfect addition to your table!
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These better-than-the-bakery blueberry scones are soft and flaky on the inside and bursting with blueberry flavor.
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If you or your family have been craving French Toast, we’ve got a lightened-up version perfect for Sunday brunch.