The Best Keto Bread Rolls
This recipe for fathead keto bread rolls is the best you will ever have. These keto rolls are fluffy and taste like the holiday rolls your grandma used to make! You will love these keto dinner rolls, however, if you are looking for a keto bread, similar to white bread check out this recipe.
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The keto diet has replacements and substitutions for many our favorite foods – bread is included here. My favorite keto bread recipes are keto buns, keto bread and these keto rolls.
Everyone needs a good keto roll recipe in their arsenals 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 everyday!
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Keto Bread Rolls Recipe Video
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Keto Bread Rolls Ingredients
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup buttermilk or plain low carb yogurt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
The Best Keto Bread Rolls Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Melt the cheese
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.
- Mozzarella cheese
- Cream Cheese
Get your food processor
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.
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Buttermilk (or yogurt)
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
Create dough balls
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.
Bake the rolls
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.
Could you list the mozzarella by weight? The weight of three cups of shredded mozzarella could vary quite a bit depending on how it is shredded and packed. As well, since it is being melted, it is a drag to have to go to the bother of shredding it. Thank you. It looks great.
I made these for the first time tonight after finding your youtube site. Absolutely AMAZING!!!
This is the REAL DEAL! I followed directions exactly using plain Fave yogurt. Dough is a little sticky so I oiled my hands to weight out exactly 12 rolls (62 grams each). I added a teaspoon of yeast to give the dough a “yeasty” smell/flavor. This is a great trick for keto breads. I made 6 “balls” that did flatten; I also made 6 “flatter” ones to use as sandwiches; they got really flat. Thanks for this recipe.
Halved recipe. Made 8. Mixed all dry ingredients in processor first then added egg and sour cream. Put melted cheese in last so it was still very hot and it processed easily. Used only one egg. The dough was actually fluffy, full of air and not too sticky. Didn’t even need to wet fingers. Baked 14 and a half min. Best keto roll I’ve ever tried. All the other roll recipes in my keto recipe box were thrown out. Only need this one now. These make great slider rolls! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for explaining the way you do them Ann !
These rolls where delicious! I am diabetic and have been eating strict clean keto for 3 years to control my blood sugar in non diabetic range without medication and in that time I’ve made every roll recipe out there. These are by far the best! I served them with a keto beef stew and it was wonderful to have a “bread” to soak up the gravy from the stew. I’m going to try making them larger split in half and see how they are as a bun for a hamburger.
Why twice the baking soda vs powder in this recipe and there is twice the baking powder vs soda in the bread recipe? Basically the same dough, no? same amount of outside acid in both recipes, (buttermilk and sour cream). BTW I sub kefir for both. Thanks, keep up the good work.
Both recipes have the same amount. Glad to know that the kefir works too! Thanks for sharing that.
Blown away with this this recipe! Super easy too! Thank you for all your hard work!
Again: Could you please list the mozzarella by weight?
I wonder if this dough would make cinnamon rolls?
Hi Don. Yes, it might work. If you want keto cinnamon rolls that are amazing try these.
i’ve been making these once a week since last Thanksgiving. They are now a staple in our keto house. My husband and i LOVE them!!!
I’ve been on the Keto diet for about 9 months. I made pancakes and a couple of breads which were barely edible. I made your rolls but I flattened them so I could use them for hamburgers or for bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. The taste and consistency are like “normal” rolls!!! Not heavy, spongy or greasy! They are easy to make even though I don’t have a food processor.
I baked these for 15 minutes, they looked done and nice and brown, but after waiting 5 minutes & trying one it was a bit undone inside. Should have baked them for 18 minutes?
These are the best tasting rolls I have tried on GF/Keto & easy to make and when rolling the balls of dough it felt just like I was using a yeast-whole wheat flour recipe.
Glad you liked the flavor! Yes, bake longer at a lower temp, especially if your made bigger rolls
Hi, I have tried many bread recipes and like the other folks found these to be the best! I did add yeast like someone else mentioned and it worked great. One question I have for you is how is the best way to store these?
I’m so glad you liked the recipe. I store leftovers in the fridge or you can freeze them! To unthaw, just wrap in a paper towel and microwave for about 45 seconds or more
I just made some. They were very dark on the bottom practically burnt. I only baked them for 13 min @400. Any recommendations? They taste great other than that!
Are you baking them on parchment paper?
Hi Annie. Do you think these will make a good crust for a souffle? I’m trying to create a low carb version of Panera’s famous menu item. 🙂
Have you tried this crust? It’s my favorite: https://www.ketofocus.com/recipes/flaky-keto-pie-crust/
What if you are allergic to almond, what is a good replacement?
I haven’t tried it but sunflower seed flour measures cup for cup with almond flour and is nut free.
We love this recipe!! The big problem is that we cannot stop eating them… 🙂
I use whole mozzarella (not shredded) from Costco, which is sold at a great price!
Do you know what the weight would be, equivilant to the 3 cups?
I googled it:
How much does 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese weigh?
Perfect results – thank you!
Wow these are good like really good its the first one to this date that i can say we love its soooo hard to find good beads on keto my husband aprouved it and that says alot lol thank you thank you
I made this recipe this weekend and the rolls tasted wonderful, but they were really dense. I add all the ingredients that you stated and used buttermilk (not yogurt). Any tips? Thank you for all of you videos. You have wonderful ideas!
Maybe they were overmixed?
Can you taste or smell the coconut at all? I have a real aversion if I can taste or smell the coconut. Thanks!
No, you can’t! These are delicious!
I LOVE these rolls! Can’t stop making them. Thanks for the recipe!! Anyone know if these need to be refrigerated? Wondering if I can take them camping.
Yes, you can refrigerate them and freeze them! Glad you like the recipe
So I’m not on Keto but I do follow a lot of recipes due to health reasons .. and I made these today! This was the. Closest I’ve had to bread in a long time !! They don’t taste like almond or coconut flour ! It basically taste like one good darn biscuit!!! I saved some dough for pizza tomorrow!!! Thank u for the recipe!!
I just made it!
It is amazing and so delicious! My husband and my son couldn’t wait for dinner and just ate them right away.
I halved the amount and made 6 of them
Tried these tonight and they came out amazing. I used about 320 grams of Costco brand mozzarella with Liberté Mediterranean plain yogurt. I liked them plain but I could easy see turning these into Cheddar Bay biscuits.
can I just use all almond flour?
Yes, I haven’t try it but if I did, I would use 3 cups of almond flour…maybe 3 1/4 cups.
Hi, I would like to try the Leto dinner rolls recipe. I have a question. If a person is allergic to almond, can I substitute the almond flour for sunflower seeds flower? Any advise for substitutions. Thank you.
I haven’t tried it but sunflower seed flower is supposed to substitute 1:1 with almond flour. So you would add the same amount.
I have made almost every low carb bread under the sun but almost all of them have either a strong egg or almond flour taste. I just found this recipe and almost didn’t make it. I’m glad I did, these were perfect!!!! Gave one to my pickiest child, she had no idea that I made it and said it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe!
Made these tonight to replace the English muffin used in Eggs Benedict. They were awesome! It made 18 small rolls for 2 people. Can these rolls be frozen?
That sounds delicious! Glad you like the keto roll recipe. Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls! That’s what I do. Just store in a ziplock freezer bag. Then thaw at room temperature or in the microwave under the defrost setting.
I just took these out of the oven, let them cool for five minutes and then slathered it with butter. Delicious~
Funny, the mozzarella climbed up the food processor stem like a pole dancer. I had to keep peeling it off.
I did goof though. I did not see both baking powder and baking soda. I left out the latter. They still look good, but spread out a bit. Also, I am at 2 mile high elevation in Ecuador, so that always creates problems.
I heard in your Thanksgiving video you were going to freeze the batch you made. I am trying that too.
OH MY GOSH!!! WINNER!! I made a big pot of chicken and mushroom soup and really wished I could have some rolls with it. I found this and set myself to making a batch since I always keep these ingredients on hand. The only thing missing was plain yogurt, so I substituted our keto friendly cottage cheese. Absolutely AMAZING!! Soup with hot buttered rolls on a winter evening…. absolute perfection
OMG, these are amazing. I’ve made them a few ways and we love them. Feels like cheating. 🙂