Keto Fathead Rolls

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Keto Fathead Rolls are my favorite keto bread recipe. They swoop in to curb that carb craving, without throwing you off track on your ketogenic diet.

Are you in love with the popular fathead pizza dough? Then you will absolutely adore these keto fathead rolls. Use them for anything! Raised, soft, and delicious. Fathead bread that will make you feel like you are sinking your teeth into true regular buns. 

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Keto Fathead Rolls

Perfect for Sandwiches and Sliders!

Fathead dough is all the craze right now. It seems the most common food missed by many when going low carb is pizza. So, of course, the recipe Gods created an amazing dough that would work as the perfect alternative. I had to take it a bit further.

What is fathead dough?

Fathead dough is a great keto/low carb alternative that uses almond flour and then mozzarella to replace the missing gluten, resulting in an amazing pizza crust!

Ways to Use Keto Fathead Dough

Pizza isn't the only thing people miss when going low carb. It is bread in general. While a burger can be great wrapped in lettuce or simply by itself, some people just don't feel complete without the bread.

For some, this can make or break their low carb or keto success. The cravings just don't seem to go away unless there is a delicious alternative. That is why I set out to create a bread/roll that can be used for burgers, sandwiches and more, but still fall within the guidelines of low carb and keto-approved.

low carb pizza burgers
Fathead Pizza Burgers

Raised Keto Fathead Rolls

Using the popular fathead dough recipe with a few tweaks, I created soft, raised keto fathead rolls that can be used for anything. Sliders, sandwiches, dinner rolls or simply smothered in butter. I am willing to bet that adding a little sweetener and some blueberries would even turn these into a yummy scone for breakfast! 

The basis of the dough is to create a "gluten" using mozzarella. The mozzarella holds the flour together and helps give the dough some chew and pull.

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Sweet to Savory Fathead Dough Recipes

Once you learn his fathead dough recipe you can use it as a base for a lot of different recipes. We have used it for everything from sweet to savory.  Blueberry bars to homemade calzones.

The use of mozzarella doesn't hinder the flavor. If you are making a sweet recipe adding the sweetener or a little cinnamon completely hides any savory flavor you may get from the mozzarella.  It really is quite impressive.  Here... try for yourself!

We tried your fathead dough in this blueberry bar recipe and OMG !  Delish!

fathead blueberry bars

Also, be sure to check out our amazing low carb meatballs

 

Why Is My Fathead Dough Flat 

If you get FLAT BUNS:

During the 4 times tested prior to posting, we had one instance of flat buns. I chalked it up to not enough refrigeration. After reading comments and seeing photos from thousands of readers we have determined 3 main reasons :

1. Old or not good quality baking powder. Without gluten, these need all the help they can get to rise so it is important.
2. Not enough refrigeration
3. The brand of mozzarella put out excess water when melted and it was not drained.
4. Who knows! I have a lot of readers say they just didn't rise. It is so weird! But, I'd say for every 10 people who have nice raised buns, 1 goes flat. So we are doing alright!

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How to Make Fathead Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2.  In a small bowl, add cream cheese and mozzarella. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg until beaten. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Work mozzarella/cc mixture into dough. Dough may be sticky. If so, refrigerate for about 10 minutes.
  5. Lay plastic wrap out on a flat surface. Dust with almond flour.
  6. Spoon dough onto plastic wrap. Dust the top of it with almond flour.
  7. Fold the plastic wrap over the dough and gently start working into a ball.  The plastic wrap will keep your hands clean and peel right back from the dough.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes.
  9. Cut dough ball into 4.  Roll each section into a ball.  Cut the ball in half.  This is your top and bottom bun!
  10. Sit cut side down on parchment paper or very well greased sheet pan.
  11. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden and set up.

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My rolls didn't bake up, what did I do wrong?

Most the time the culprit is old baking powder. After time, baking powder loses it's potency. If you were using fresh baking powder then the dough probably needed to be refrigerated for a bit longer. We have had thousands and thousands of feedback stating that their rolls baked up nicely and tasted amazing!

Makes 4 keto fathead rolls or 8 pieces. 

Macros per set (or 2 pieces)

Calories- 160

Fat- 13

Carbs- 2.5

Protein- 7

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Cheesy Fathead Rolls or Cheesy Fathead Biscuits

Make these into cheddar cheese rolls or "biscuits"   Simply fold shredded cheddar cheese into the finished dough before rolling into a ball and cutting!   These would make an AMAZING vessel for sugar-free bbq sauced pulled pork and cole slaw!

Also be sure to try our Fathead Pizza dough with our Chicken and Spinach Pizza!

Where can I learn more about the keto diet?

We have two very popular, helpful articles below that you can check out! Just remember, the keto "diet" is a way of life, a way of eating. Not a fad diet.  Adapting your body to keto will basically squash sugar cravings and train your body to burn fat instead of carbs for fuel. Going back to a regular carb diet after will likely result in weight gain.

More from us about the keto diet

Can You Make Fathead Dough Ahead of Time 

You can prep your dough and store in the fridge for up to 2 days before you are ready to use it. The dough needs to be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes so it is good to make sure to allow it that time to rest in the fridge. 

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Yield: 4 People

Keto Fathead Rolls

keto fathead rolls

Are you in love with the popular fathead pizza dough? Then you will absolutely adore these keto fathead rolls. Use them for anything! Raised, soft, and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. In a small bowl, add cream cheese and mozzarella. Microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time until melted.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg until beaten. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Work mozzarella/cc mixture into dough. Dough will be sticky. Stir in cheddar cheese. 
  5. Spoon dough onto plastic wrap. Dust the top of it with almond flour.
  6. Fold the plastic wrap over the dough and gently start working into a ball.
  7. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. 
  8. Cut dough ball into 4. Roll each section into a ball. Cut the ball in half. This is your top and bottom bun !
  9. Sit cut side down on parchment paper or very well greased sheet pan.
  10. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden and set up.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160

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54 thoughts on “Keto Fathead Rolls”

  1. Not being a Baker by trade (I'm a geek) who loves cooking.
    I tried these buns for the first time.. I did something a little different I flattened them out on purpose, I was making turkey burgers with peppers and mushrooms and wanted them flat. That being said..
    Damn I love these buns!! I mean love love love. They puffed up just the right amount, soft cheese goodness. Lol

    Some questions I have though,

    Do you pack the almond flour? Should the eggs be at room temp or cold?

    These thing could make all the difference in rising or not rising.

    Any suggestions would be great.
    I look forward to trying your other recipes.

    Eric

    • That is awesome! So glad!

      I never think to pull eggs first, so I always end up using eggs that have been out only a few minutes before baking. But yes, I bet if someone used room temp eggs and really whipped them they could reduce their chances of coming out flatter. Not packed almond flour.

      Thank Eric! 🙂

  2. These rolls have been a Godsend for my father who is diabetic. He misses eating bread so much. I made him bagels with everything bagel topping yesterday and they’re already gone. I will have to start doubling the recipe.
    Thank you!

    Shantelle

  3. Absolutely wonderful!!! I doubled the recipe and just made 8 balls and cooked them like that for 15 minutes. Then cut them in half to make a couple sandwiches and saved the rest for later. I could live off of these!! I was getting tired of the heavy tiny keto breads!!! This is sooo much better!! Thankyou!!!

  4. OH MY SWEET JESUS!! This recipe saved me!! I was getting weak. I was about to eat bread. I was seriously going to just grab bread out of someones hand and bite it. I saw this recipe and decided I would hold on and try this... It totally and completely saved me. This is a game changer. It is delicious, it makes me feel like I'm eating bread and it's very easy to make. I don't know why so many people posted problems. Maybe they didn't need bread as bad as me???? Thank you so much for this recipe. I love you!!!

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