You really can eat bread again — you have to try these keto dinner rolls!
If you eat gluten free or you're on a keto or low-carb diet, this recipe will open up a whole new world for you and you really can eat bread again!!! Even if you don't follow a strict diet, these are so good and loaded with nutrition that you'll want to try them anyway.
Here are all the reasons these keto dinner rolls will become a favorite for you too…
- They're made with only real food ingredients, nothing weird or fake.
- They truly taste pretty darn close to regular bread — as a matter of fact, Kasey said he likes them better than my regular homemade dinner rolls. I would say I like them just as well, and that's saying a lot.
- They only take a few minutes to make.
- When following the keto diet, as many do to lose weight, to heal from many chronic diseases, or just for some good GF recipes, the one thing that I really miss is something good to put butter on, and these keto dinner rolls are perfect!
- Also, besides dinner rolls, you can shape them any way you want depending on what you're serving. Make them a little bigger and they're hamburger buns. Make a hole in the middle and you've got bagels. Flatten it for a pizza crust or flatbread and add your favorite toppings. It's crazy that you can enjoy all of these on a gluten free or keto/low-carb diet now and not be cheating!
- Not only are you not cheating, but you're eating real food and getting lots of healthy protein and nutrients from the egg and cheese in the recipe.
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Gluten Free / Keto Dinner Rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
- 1.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese I don't buy pre-shredded cheese to avoid the weird preservatives or 6 ounces cubed
- 1 cup fine almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder the fresher the better
- Optional herbs/spices: 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped (or dried is fine), 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
WARNING: I just made these and they totally flattened out instead of holding their round shape like a dinner roll! I think my baking powder was old because the next time with new baking powder they were great again. Apparently this is common with this type of recipe. They still tasted great and seemed so much like bread, it's wild!
- Preheat oven to 400* and prepare a square pan: either butter well or line with parchment paper. I double the recipe and use a 11x14 pan or 2 squares or 2 pie plates.
- In a glass bowl add shredded cheese and cream cheese.
- Microwave for one minute. Stir, then microwave again for another 30 seconds. Stir and see if it needs another 30-60 seconds so it can come together well. (By the way, I don't use my microwave much, but it works well for this recipe. ***You could also heat and stir slowly on the stove on low heat.)
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix in well.
- You can refrigerate for a bit to make them easier to shape and less sticky, but I just buttered my hands well, grabbed the dough, rolled into a ball (about golf ball size) and placed them in the prepared pan.
- Bake on the top oven rack for about 18 minutes or until they feel set and are golden brown. (Your oven may run hotter than mine so check them a bit earlier.) Serve with plenty of yummy butter!
- These rolls are very low in carbs!
- They were adapted from a few different recipes, but in this recipe you can see more about how to use this dough to also make pizza and other yummy variations too. Basically it's all in how you shape it.
- We also sometimes use these rolls for sliders. Just add some good-for-you lunch meat, organic lettuce and tomato, and homemade mayo. YUM.
Once you try these keto dinner rolls, please comment here and let me know what you and your family thought!
More you might like:
- The best way to lose weight: Purge, Splurge, Fast and Last
- Read about my favorite keto wine and our wine tasting party!
- Get all of my gluten-free/keto recipes in one spot here.
- ARE YOU DAIRY FREE? You might want to try this recipe or this one that my friend uses who eats dairy-free (it's made with psyllium husk powder), but she warned that you need to drink a lot of water with it otherwise these rolls sit like a rock in your gut. I'll probably just keep making the ones above, but wanted to include this recipe for others who may be dairy-free.
Is there a tried and true method that doesn’t require microwaving?
I haven’t tried it but I’m *pretty* sure that in a pan on low heat would be just fine! 🙂
(You’re just getting it all melty and incorporated together and you just don’t want to burn it.)
What is the carb count for one bun
About 2 net carbs/bun, assuming you also get 12/batch.
I made a half batch of these dinner rolls last night and they were a hit. My husband is not a fan of alternative breads, so his thumbs up means a lot.
So glad you loved them too, thanks for letting me know Kristin!!!
Sarah Shoemaker says
Do they store well? It’s only me so 12 is a lot at once.
Our 12 were gone so fast that I have no idea, BUT I don’t know why they wouldn’t be fine in the fridge or freezer. You could also cut the recipe in half when you try it for the first time. 🙂
Let us know!