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Keto Dinner Rolls

Chewy and crusty, filling and tasty, these Keto Dinner Rolls are easy to make and perfectly paired with soup, or just eaten straight up with a touch of butter!

keto dinner roll sliced open with some butter melting. Bowl of rolls in the background next to butter.

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KETO BUNS!!!

Who doesn’t love a delicious, chewy bun with their soup, or paired with a big ol’ turkey dinner? One of the hardest things to cut while on the Keto diet is, in my opinion, bread.

That’s where these Keto Dinner Rolls come in to play! They are easy to make, have a gorgeous crusty texture with a chewy center, and I just LOVE them!

Why it works

  1. Keto friendly! These Keto Dinner Rolls are as healthy as they are delicious!
  2. With a beautiful crust and soft, chewy center, these low carb buns taste just like wheat bread rolls!
  3. They freeze great! Don’t need 10 dinner rolls? Make the whole batch and freeze any leftovers!
Baking sheet with freshly baked keto dinner rolls, one is sliced in half with butter.

Ingredients

  • almond flour
  • whole psyllium husks
  • baking powder
  • sea salt
  • onion powder
  • unsalted butter
  • egg whites
  • an egg
  • apple cider vinegar
  • boiling water

Whole Psyllium Husks – This is what glues the dough together so that we can shape our Keto Dinner Rolls, and gives them their chewy texture! Some brands of psyllium husk have been known to turn bread purple ( yes it’s still edible, just… purple… ) so I stick with the NOW brand and have had luck with my breads staying… well… bread colour… Use whole psyllium husk rather than psyllium husk powder and grind it yourself using a clean coffee grinder to avoid dense rolls.

How to make Keto Dinner Rolls

Let’s makes some tasty low carb dinner rolls!

Heat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper, then set aside. Bring a kettle of water to boil and melt the butter until fully melted, then set aside to cool.

In a clean coffee grinder, grind the psyllium husks into a fine powder and add to a medium sized mixing bowl with the almond flour, baking powder, sea salt and onion powder, then mix well.

Bowl of all the dry ingredients.
Dry ingredients mixed up and ready for the wet.

Remove 1 tbsp melted butter and set aside for later. Combine the remaining melted butter with the egg whites and apple cider vinegar, then mix well. Pour into the dry and whisk to combine.

Wet ingredients mixed into the dry, ready for the boiling water.

Bring the water back up to a boil, then, while whisking, slowly pour in 2/3 cup boiling water into the dough. Do not over mix. Let the dough stand for 5 minutes to allow the flours to absorb the liquid.

All mixed with the boiling water.

Divide the dough into 10 portions and shape into balls. * see notes

Measuring out buns using a scale. Four portions of batter shaped into balls and placed evenly on a baking sheet.
Baking sheet with parchment paper and 10 keto dinner rolls, ready for the oven.

Bake the low carb dinner rolls for about 35-45 minutes, until the crust has slightly browned and there is a hollow sound when the bottoms are tapped.

Brush with the remaining melted butter and add an additional sprinkle of sea salt. Cool for a couple of minutes before smothering in butter and indulging in bready goodness, or cool to room temperature before packing up.

Keto dinner rolls fresh from the oven, coated with melted butter and sprinkled with sea salt.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure the water is freshly boiled when added to the dough – this is what activates the psyllium husk.
  2. The dough may be sticky but should hold its shape. To make it easier to work with, you can cover yours hands in olive oil.
  3. To make these Keto Dinner Rolls perfect, I recommend using a kitchen scale to make sure your buns are all equal in size.
  4. Yes, these keto buns are baked for a long time, but we want that beautiful crust and chewy center!
  5. Store these in an air tight container at room temperature for a couple of days, or freeze them and they will last for 2-3 months!
  6. Use whole psyllium husks rather than psyllium husk powder and grind it yourself using a clean coffee grinder to avoid dense rolls.
Close up of freshly baked keto dinner rolls.

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keto dinner roll sliced open with some butter melting. Bowl of rolls in the background next to butter.

Keto Dinner Rolls

Chewy and crusty, filling and tasty, these Keto Dinner Rolls are easy to make and perfectly paired with soup, or just enjoyed straight up with butter!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 rolls
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • cup whole psyllium husks 30g
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground sea salt plus coarse for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 egg whites or ½ cup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • cup boiling water

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a non stick baking mat or parchment paper, then set aside. Bring a kettle of water to boil and melt the butter until fully melted, then set aside to cool.
  • Using a clean coffee grinder, grind the psyllium husks into a fine powder and add it to a medium sized mixing bowl with the almond flour, baking powder, sea salt and onion powder; mix well.
  • Remove 1 tbsp melted butter and set aside for later. Combine the remaining melted butter with the egg whites and apple cider vinegar, then mix well. Pour into the dry and whisk to combine.
  • Bring the water back up to a boil, then, while whisking, slowly pour in 2/3 cup boiling water into the dough. Do not over mix. Let the dough stand for 5 minutes to allow the flours to absorb the liquid.
  • Divide the dough into 10 portions and shape into balls. *see notes* Bake the low carb dinner rolls for about 35-45 minutes, until the crust has slightly browned and there is a hollow sound when the bottoms are tapped.
  • Brush with the remaining melted butter and add an additional sprinkle of sea salt. Cool for a couple of minutes before indulging in bready goodness, or cool to room temperature before packing up.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure the water is freshly boiled when added to the dough – this is what activates the psyllium husk.
  2. The dough may be sticky but should hold its shape. To make it easier to work with, you can cover yours hands in olive oil.
  3. To divide the Keto Dinner Rolls perfectly, I recommend using a kitchen scale to make sure your buns are all equal in size.
  4. Yes, these keto buns are baked for a long time, but we want that beautiful crust and chewy center!
  5. Psyllium husk cannot be replaced in this recipe, it is what glues the dough together so that we can shape our Keto Dinner Rolls, and gives them their chewy texture! Some brands of psyllium husk have been known to turn bread purple ( yes it’s still edible, just… purple… ) so I stick with the NOW brand and have had luck with my breads staying… well… bread colour…
  6. Use whole psyllium husks rather than psyllium husk powder and grind it yourself using a clean coffee grinder to avoid dense rolls.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 1.9 g net carbs per roll.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13.2g | Sodium: 407mg | Fiber: 4.2g

11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We have some friends coming for Thanksgiving this year that are on a Keto diet. Every year I make my standard dinner roll recipe, which is not Keto, so I tested out this recipe yesterday as a possible replacement. It’s soooo delicious! I just know our friends are going to love it. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    I am glad you put that note saying that the water should be freshly boiled. I am always too afraid to put really hot water into my cooking so I would definitely not do that!
    I love making my own dinner rolls, and yours look so good!!

  3. 5 stars
    These look delicious I love the texture on the outside. I’ve never used psyllium husks in cooking before so I’m curious to try this recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    What a great option for bread on Thanksgiving. They look like the perfect roll, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  5. Leslie Kiszka

    Wow, I’ve never heard of psyllium husks before – looks like I need to take a trip out to our local specialty store soon!

  6. 5 stars
    Interesting. I’ve never used psyllium husks before. Do they kind of get slippery or sticky when they come into contact with moisture, similar to okra?

    • We use ground psyllium husk in this recipe and when it comes into contact with hot water, it immediately grows in volume and becomes sticky, which is how these buns are easily formed 🙂

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