Keto Parmesan Bread Puffs
These buttery keto parmesan bread puffs will become your new favorite low carb poppable low carb bite! They make a great appetizer with ranch or marinara sauce and they can also be served as a side dish along with some keto spaghetti!
Tonight’s the night… well, may not “tonight”, but I think you know what I mean. You know, the kind of night where you are craving a chicken parmesan or a steaming lasagna? These parmesan bread rolls are the perfect compliment to complete the meal!
Why I love these low carb puffy parmesan bread puffs
They can be a wonderful appetizer
- Keto Parmesan Bread Puffs are buttery, cheese puffy low carb rolls that you can easily pop in your mouth.
- They are the ideal snack to serve at a party when you are hosting guests or even if you are invited over for a small get together!
- These perfect bite sized buttery rolls can be served as an appetizer and dipped in low carb marinara sauce or ranch dressing. There won’t be anyone else bringing the same delicious home-made cheesy snack! You might want to make a larger batch if you’re serving them at a party as they’ll be gone in seconds!
They’re great as a side dish
These low carb parmesan bread puffs also make a great side dish and can be used to serve with a bowl of keto spaghetti or Salisbury steak. They perfectly complement any meal which requires a cheesy taste!
Keep them as a snack
You can even make them to eat as a snack throughout the week for when those savory cravings kick in. Preparing keto friendly snacks in advance helps to reduce the urge of eating the first thing that comes in sight when you feel hungry, which might usually be something full of carbs. They make the perfect replacement for crisps or for dough balls!
I can make these fast
This recipe can be made in less than 15 minutes, making them the ideal snack for any day! The parmesan and mozzarella are what give the puffs a cheesy flavor. These low carb puffs have such a great taste, they will become your kids’ favorite snack! This is such an easy yet tasty recipe, you will be making it all the time.
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Keto Parmesan Bread Bites Ingredients
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup unflavored low carb protein powder
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, melted
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 egg white
Butter & Parmesan Bread Coating Ingredients
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
Keto Parmesan Bread Puffs Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients
Add almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt to a food processor. Pulse to combine. NOTE: Can use an electric mixer or blender to mix up the dough. A food processor is the easiest.
Pulse in wet ingredients
Add egg, melted cheese, butter and sour cream. Pulse until a dough forms. NOTE: You can melt the cheese in the microwave for 60 seconds or in a non-stick skillet on the stove top.
Roll into balls
Pinch off dough and roll into a ball about an 1 inch diameter. Place on a parchment lined baking tray. Space balls around 1 to 1 ½ inches apart. Brush each ball with egg white wash.
Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Move rack high and broil on high for 90 seconds or until the tops of the puffs turn golden brown. Remove from the oven.
Butter and parm topping
Once cool enough to handle, brush one puff with melted butter. Then roll in grated parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining puffs.
Looks amazing! So a serving size is for one roll?
Yes, for one roll. It’s about half the size of a standard roll.
EXCELLENT – made within minutes of seeing this recipe this afternoon. I served an Italian style dinner of simmered pork butt with fresh tomatoes from the garden and a salad with my homemade mozzarella, evoo & a fig balsamic vinegar dressing topped with my garden basil leaves. The rolls rounded out our tasty dinner !
Can they be frozen ?
Glad you enjoyed the recipe! And yes, you can freeze these!
Hi, thanks for sharing! I just started Keto and this might just keep me on track! 🙂 Can you skip the protein powder? I have a huge container but it’s flavored and would rather not buy more. Thank you!
I haven’t tried this recipe without the protein powder. I thinking maybe coconut flour could be used as a substitute but the puffs might be denser.
The protein powder helps to make baked goods fluffy and less dense when using almond flour. It kind of acts as a replacement for the gluten that wheat flours have. Without it, most keto baked goods are very dense and crumbly.
Could egg white protein powder work instead of whey protein powder? I make this switch in several recipes since I can’t tolerate whey, so I was wondering if would work as well in this recipe.
And cream cheese instead of sour cream, maybe just tinned a bit with almond milk or heavy cream to resamble the same consistence?
I haven’t tried that, but it would probably work. And yes, cream cheese would probably work as a substitute too.
These look delightful!!?
Can you make the dough and freeze them and then cook them as wanted?
Yes! You can freeze before cooked or after baked.
I made a batch today, it was so easy and they taste amazing. They make 18, but I only baked 12. With the other six I am going to make stuffed puffs using a cooked meatball in the center and then baking and dipping in melted garlic butter and Parmesan cheese and serving with marinara sauce. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I will be experimenting with it as I can see where you can use this dough as a base for glazed donut holes, altering the recipe with a flavored protein powder and adding some sweetener and flavorings.
Wow that sounds like a truly inspired idea!! Have you made these rolls that way with the meatball stuffed in the middle and how did they turn out? I’d love to try to make something like that but I’m a bit nervous to give it a try. If I knew it actually works I’d give it a go! Thanks!
This was a big hit with my husband and I love them too. I advised him that it was very low carb but not low calorie. So easy to eat 2-3 but for our senior selves, 1 is a good serving. Thank you for this delicious recipe.
Just had a thought. Could we add crumbled crunchy bacon bits?
Yes, you can!
I thought exactly the same thing!
You are so clever, Annie. I love your site and I’ve made several of your recipes. Thanks heaps.
can you enlarge the recipe to make actual rolls?
Yes, you can!
Thought I might roll them out lengthwise to make a breadstick – kind of like the ones at Olive Garden. I’m guessing it will need more dough per breadstick so the carb count will change, but it seems like a fun idea.
Absolutely delicious! Made a double batch and froze half. Should they be thawed before cooking or can they be cooked frozen?
You can probably do either. If you bake the bread from frozen, it will obviously take longer to bake.
Oh my gosh! Made these so good. I added garlic powder to half of them. Amazing cold or hot with or without dipping sauce!
Loved the rolls! Very good! I didn’t add any of the parmesan and butter on top and it was fabulous! Thank you for sharing.
I’ve been keto all of 2020. Fell off the wagon for most of 2021. We are back on gain for better health and feeling better. I’ve tried many keto breads and wasn’t expecting much different from these. We tried them with bbq chicken and cauliflour Mac. They are so good. Easy to make and taste delicious. My husband claims even non keto people will love these. Little bit of a biscuit texture but so yummy. Thanks for sharing
Can you use vital wheat gluten instead of the protein powder since its meant to imitate the gluten effect? Like someone else said, I too have 2 giants canisters of flavored protein and don’t really want to buy another.
I haven’t tried that substitute but I’m curious if it would work. I feel like it would. If you try it let me know how it turns out so I can update the recipe.
These came out dense like play doh. What type of protein powder do you recommend. It seems like that might matter, even though the recipe doesn’t specify. Are they supposed to puff, as the name implies? I was imagining something a little airy. These were kind of a bust.
I used Isopure Zero Carb Unflavored protein powder. They aren’t supposed to be dense. More like a roll texture.
I’ve tried dozens of online recipes and this is the first time I’ve ever left a review because these are just. so. good. They taste like Red Lobster’s cheesy biscuits, but saltier and more flavorful. My husband and I are dumbstruck that these are low carb and we’ll be making these regularly from now on. Thank you!
Very Yummy, taste so much like biscuits.