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The Best Keto Bread Rolls

4.9 Stars (18 Reviews)
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This recipe for fathead keto rolls is the best you will ever have. These keto bread rolls are fluffy and taste like the holiday rolls your grandma used to make!

The Best Keto Bread Rolls Ingredients

The Best Keto Bread Rolls Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    400 degree oven
  • 2
    In a small glass bowl, add shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Microwave at 1 minute intervals until the cheese is melted and cream cheese has softened. If you don't want to use a microwave, melt the shredded cheese over the stovetop in a non-stick skillet and use softened cream cheese.
    melted cheese and cream cheese in a glass bowl
  • 3
    To a food processor, add remaining ingredients and melted cheeses. Pulse until combined. You may also combine the ingredients using an electric mixer; however, the dough comes together evenly and faster using a food processor.
    keto bread dough in a food processor
  • 4
    Wet your hands with some water or oil in order to handle the dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Grab a handful of dough, form it into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Continue with remaining dough. You can form your desired size. Dough balls larger than 2.5 inches wide, will require longer cooking times. Evenly place dough balls on the tray spacing about 1 inch apart.
    forming keto dough into a ball to make rolls
  • 5
    Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 13-18 minutes or until hardened on the outside and slightly firm on the inside. Let cool for 3-5 minutes before eating.
    keto rolls baked on a parchment lined baking tray

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Low Carb Keto Bread Recipe

butter spread on a sliced keto roll

Everyone needs a good keto roll recipe in their arsenol of recipes. This one is easy to make, so you can whip a batch up to serve along with dinner. And it’s the closest thing to a traditional non-keto dinner roll that you can get, so it’s perfect for holiday meals or potlucks because you friends and family will love them.

The secret to scrumptious rolls is adding a little bit of buttermilk or yogurt. It helps with the flavor, and it helps to make the bread rise in the oven.

Spread some grass-fed butter over the top and you will no longer be missing bread on the keto diet. You can enjoy it everday!

What is fathead dough?

close up of bread crust

If you have heard of fathead dough before, you are probably used to seeing it used as a keto pizza crust in low carb recipes. It can be used to make other breads and baked goods. In this recipe, we are taking the main components of fathead dough (mozzarella cheese, almond flour and egg) as a base for our keto bread roll recipe.

We add other ingredients, like buttermilk or yogurt, to help decrease the cheese flavor that some fathead doughs can have.

How to Get Keto Bread to Rise

Since keto bread typically doesn’t use gluten based flours or yeast, it can be difficult to get the dough to rise in the oven. The ingredients in this recipe that help the dough rise are the use of baking powder and baking soda. Baking soda needs to react with an acid in order to produce carbon dioxide bubble to puff up the dough while baking. The acid in this recipe is the buttermilk or yogurt.

ice cube in the oven

Another trick you can use to help your keto bread rolls rise is to throw a handful of ice cubes in the oven while the rolls are baking. The ice cubes will rapidly melt creating steam. Steam in the oven will also help you keto dough rise. Of course, if you had a steam oven, this would work even better.

Mixing the Keto Bread Dough

The best way to mix up this keto bread dough is to use a food processor. Since this is a fathead dough, the best way to incorporate the cheese with the rest of the ingredients is with an electric tool - like a food processor or mixer. I prefer the food processor because just a few seconds on the pulse button and the ingredients are combined. You can use an electric mixer but it’s a little messy because the ingredients can fly out of the bowl sometimes.

My favorite food processor is by Breville. mixing keto dough in a food processor

Is Buttermilk Keto?

Although it may seem like buttermilk has a lot of carbohydrates in it, it’s really not that much when you break it down per serving. In this recipe for keto rolls, we use 1/4 cup of buttermilk. That equates to 3 net carbs for the entire recipe; therefore, buttermilk is keto approved.

I like to use buttermilk in recipes because it adds a tangy flavor and serves as an acid to interact with baking soda, which will help leven baked goods. In other words, it helps the bread to rise. The tanginess covers up the cheese and egg flavor in keto breads.

Keto Approved Yogurt

If you don’t want to use buttermilk, a low carb yogurt works well in this recipe too. It is tangy and acidic to give the bread flavor and help it rise while baking.

container of keto yogurt

My favorite brand of keto approved yogurt is by Peak Yogurt. Their yogurt is triple creamed and only has 4 g net carbs per serving and it is made from Grass-fed cows. If you can’t get a hold of their yogurt, another brand to try is Two Good Yogurt. This yogurt has 3 g net carbs.

If you can’t get ahold of either of those, when all else fails, just look for a greek yogurt with the lowest carb count. You are only using 1/4 cup of yogurt for the entire roll recipe, so it won’t push your carb limit too much.

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These keto rolls are so yummy on by themselves, but you can serve them as a side dish during dinner or a holiday meal. Try these recipes:

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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