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Keto Bread Rolls

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These Keto bread rolls are the best simple rolls to fix your buns cravings on a low-carb keto diet.

It’s a crispy almond flour bread recipe that is also Vegan, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free.

Keto bread rolls

What Are Keto Bread Rolls?

Keto Bread Rolls are small bite-sized rolls made with low-carb flour that taste just like classic bread but without the carbs.

While a traditional bread roll made with wheat flour contains more than 15 grams of net carbs per serving these keto bread rolls have only 4.7 grams.

As a result, they are suitable for a keto diet.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These low-carb bread rolls taste just like classic rolls but they are also:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Keto-Friendly (4.7g of Net Carbs)
  • Egg-Free
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Not Fathead Dough!

How To Make Keto Bread Rolls

Don’t get me wrong here, I love my eggs but I don’t think eggs should be part of bread making.

Eggs always add too much moisture and an eggy flavor to bread and I simply don’t like it. That’s why I make all my keto bread egg-free.

My favorite on the blog are my keto bread loaf for breakfast, my keto coconut flour flatbread, or keto flaxseed wraps for lunch, and now these bread rolls.

Avoiding eggs in keto bread makes it more similar to traditional bread.

Keto bread rolls

Ingredients

It tastes closer to real bread without the carbs. So these simple keto bread rolls are made of:

  • Almond Flour – or almond meal as you like, both work. I prefer ultra-fine almond flour as it’s what gives the best texture. Some almond meals can make bread a bit gritty. Almond Flour is a low-carb flour.
  • Coconut Flour Coconut flour is a healthy flour that brings a lot of fiber and nutrients and adds a delicious taste to keto recipes.
  • Psyllium husk – I am using whole psyllium husk, it’s what adds a chewy/bready texture to low-carb bread. It contains mostly fiber so there add very few carbs to the recipe. Don’t use Metamucil fiber supplements though, it’s not the same product as whole psyllium husk fiber. Metamucil is a husk powder that is loaded with additives, only about 50% of it is psyllium husk. It can even turn food dry, purple, or blue.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – as there’s no gluten in this recipe, the combination of vinegar and baking powder gives a little raise to these keto bread rolls.
  • Baking Powder or baking soda – use half if you swap for baking soda.
  • Sea Salt – Salt is optional but I love to add a bit of salt to my bread. You can also add a touch of garlic powder.
  • Olive Oil or vegetable oil you like. I prefer using extra virgin olive oil. You can use melted butter if you prefer.
  • Water – use hot water, not boiling, think bath temperature.
  • Sesame Seeds – or poppy seeds to decorate the top of the bread rolls.
Keto bread rolls

Serving Keto Rolls

There are plenty of options to enjoy the keto bread rolls as part of your keto diet.

I will share below all my favorite ways to enjoy these simple keto bread rolls.

  • Breakfast: simply cut them halfway and spread some fresh salty butter, and peanut butter, and add some homemade chia seed jam or fresh keto fruits. Delicious! My tip: toast them for extra crispiness, especially a few days later as they get softer. If you love eggs, you cook an egg or just egg whites in a pan and add it to the sliced buns.
  • Dinner: as a side to your favorite curry or to enjoy some creamy cheese like Camembert or a slice of Mozzarella Cheese. Both are keto-friendly cheese options. You can also use cream cheese in the buns.
  • Lunch: these are perfect to make small sandwiches or even burgers. They are delicious when filled with fresh avocado, mayonnaise, and any meat or roasted vegetables.
Keto bread rolls

Storing Keto Rolls

These best keto dinner rolls don’t contain eggs or dairy, meaning they store very well at room temperature. Also, they freeze really well if you plan to make ahead for a busy week.

  • Pantry: store your bread wrapped in a clean towel for up to 6 days. The towel will keep them fresh and prevents the bread from hardening. You can also place the towels in an airtight container. They will get softer within days but you can simply cut them halfway and toast them before eating to add a little crispiness. Otherwise, return to the hot oven for 5-8 minutes at 375°F (180°C) if you really want the bread crust to be extra crispy. I don’t recommend storing them in the fridge as these low moisture bread rolls would absorb a low of humidity and become a bit soggy.
  • Freeze: feel free to double the recipe, bake the bread and freeze them for later. Defrost the day before on a plate at room temperature. Rewarm in your oven or in a toaster – cut halfway and toast them 1 minute on high. I recommend freezing them in zip-lock bags to prevent the bread texture from changing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need To Make Fathead Dough To Make Keto Rolls?

No, it’s absolutely possible to make dairy-free and egg-free rolls. My recipe is delicious and tastes like real bread, not like eggs or cheese.

Do I Need A Food Processor Or Stand Mixer For Keto Buns?

No, you can do this recipe just by combining the flours in a mixing bowl.

Can I Use Psyllium Husk Powder?

Yes, you can, but powder being denser than whole husk, you have to use less of it.

Can I Use Oat Flour In Keto Barking?

Oat flour would work in this recipe, but it would not be keto-friendly anymore.

Can I Use Flax Meal Instead Of Psyllium Husk?

No, flaxseed meal wouldn’t work in this recipe.

Is Almond Flour Keto Friendly?

Yes, with only 10 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, it’s one of the most

Keto bread rolls

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Keto bread rolls

The Best Keto Bread Rolls

4.7gNet Carbs
These Keto Bread Rolls are the best keto rolls that taste like real bread, not eggs. These delicious crispy bread rolls are made of almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk, they are dairy-free, egg, free, vegan, and gluten-free. 
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Yield: 6 Bread Rolls
Serving Size: 1 bread roll

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.7g
Fat 15.9g
Protein 6.1g
Calories 255.5kcal
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (180°C) Lay a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients first: almond flour, coconut flour, whole psyllium husk, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and olive oil, and stir in the hot water. Combine for 1 minute with a spatula, the water will absorb gradually, drying out the mixture to create the bread dough. It should stay a bit soft and sticky, that is normal, but you should be able to form a ball with your hand. If not, add slightly more husk 1 teaspoon at a time. You want the ball to hold together, it's OK if it's moist. Don't add more than 1 tablespoon of husk. 
  • Set aside 10 minutes to let the fiber absorb the liquid. The dough should be elastic, soft, and easy to divide into 6 small balls.
  • Roll each small ball between your hands and place them one by one on the baking tray. No need to leave more than half a thumb between each bread as they won't expand while baking.
  • With a pastry brush, brush the top of each bread ball with a bit of tap water. 
  • Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of each bread – optional but delicious!
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes at 375°F (180°C). I recommend you place the tray at the very bottom of the oven for 30 minutes then swap to the TOP level of the oven for 10-15 extra minutes. If you love your bread crusty turn onto grill mode for an extra 5 minutes after 40-45 minutes of baking time. Watch them closely to prevent the top from burning – if you use the grill method.
  • Fully cool down a cooling rack. 
  • Slice halfway and enjoy like a bread roll with butter, ham, or cheese.
  • Store in the pantry for 5-6 days. I wrap mine in a towel to keep them fresh and rewarm them sliced in my toaster to add some crispiness. You can also freeze the bread and double the recipe to make more of it ahead. 
Psyllium husk: don’t use Metamucil fiber supplements in this recipe. It’s not the same product as whole psyllium husk fiber. Metamucil is a husk powder that’s not suitable for baking keto bread. It will turn it dry, purple, or blue.
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Nutrition Facts
The Best Keto Bread Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 bread roll)
Calories 255.5 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.9g24%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g
Sodium 346.1mg15%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 17.3g72%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 6.1g12%
Net Carbs 4.7g
Vitamin A 0.2IU0%
Calcium 205.4mg21%
Iron 1.9mg11%
Magnesium 9.8mg2%
Zinc 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Hi there, I live in Australia and don’t have access to whole psyllium husk. I do have organic ground psyllium husk. Will this work and how much do I need for this recipe. So keen to try it.
    Cheers Kath

  2. 5 stars
    Hello from New York City, US. I thought you might get a chuckle from my experience. I have not eaten bread for a while because I’m transitioning to a lower carb, sugar free diet. I guess I was just too excited by your recipe that I didn’t read it all that well. I used whole psyllium husk (only 1/4 cup and 2 cups of hot water. I cut one roll to taste straight out of the oven and it was a bit gummy (tasted great)so I put the rest of the rolls back into the oven and baked them a few more minutes. They were amazing! i would give them 10 stars if possible. I assume that the rolls will be unbelievably good when I make the recipe as written. Thank you so much for the great recipe.

  3. I am wondering if any has tried this with tapioca starch instead of almond flour. We are not doing Keto. We do have nut allergies. Thanks

  4. 5 stars
    Super recipe thank you! I didn’t have almond flour so i substitute for sunflower seed flour and they super delicious. My favourite bread rolls

  5. 5 stars
    This bread tastes amazing. I love making it. The aroma while it is baking is even better than normal bread. I’m hooked!

  6. Hello Carine, I wanted to know if it is 37 grams of psyllium or is it a mistake. It seems a lot to me amount. Thanks.

  7. Dear Carine, my mom has allergy to almonds. She can substitute it for nuts flour or other keto flour. And if this is possible, should she use the same amount? Thanks.

  8. 5 stars
    Do you think these will cook up in a micro? Full time VanLife and only have a micro. Perhaps I’ll try them and let you know if/how they turn out
    Thanks for your awesome
    Keto healthy, creative recipes

  9. 5 stars
    Really excellent recipe. Mine turn out darker due to the husk, but I love this. They taste great and are so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

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