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Keto Hot Dog Buns

Enjoy hot dogs to their fullest with these Keto Hot Dog Buns! Bonus? They are fast and easy make!

Two hot dogs in keto hot dog buns with ketchup and mustard.

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This post has been updated since it’s original publish date because I received a lot of feedback that the buns were too small! I have doubled the recipe to create 4 larger keto hot dog buns. If you liked the smaller hot dogs, this recipe can either be cut in half, or left as is and make 8 hot dog buns instead of just 4.

Well, we are just diving into weenie roast season, which happens to be one of my favourites. Zoey completely loses her mind with excitement whenever I say we are having a weenie roast for dinner!

I am not opposed to eating bunless hot dogs, there is a time and a place for sure, but for all those other times, I whip up these delicious Keto Hot Dog Buns! With less than 20 minutes from start to finish, they are not only a healthy alternative to your typical hot dog bun, but are also keto friendly, gluten free and super tasty!

I hope you love these Keto Hot Dog Buns as much as I do 🙂

Why it works

  1. Made with almond flour and cheese, these hot dog buns are low in carbs and high in flavour.
  2. Ready in 20 minutes, these buns are super fast to make- and easy too!
  3. Enjoy hot dogs to their full potential while keeping within your dietary needs.
Hot dog in a keto hot dog bun with ketchup and mustard.

Ingredients

  • almond flour
  • parmesan cheese
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sea salt
  • mozzarella
  • unsalted butter
  • egg

How to make Keto Hot Dog Buns

These wiener huggers take no time to create, so you can enjoy hot dogs to their full potential in 20 minutes from start to finish.

First things first, you’ll want to turn the oven on to 375 °.

Now grab a medium sized microwaveable bowl and add almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt. Give the mix a stir, then toss in the shredded mozzarella. Top with a tbsp of butter then microwave for 45 seconds.

Bowl with almond flour, mozza and butter.

Mix with a wooden spoon, microwave for an additional 30 seconds, then mix again. By now the mozza should be fully melted. If not? Microwave in 10 second increments until it is.

Crack the egg into a small dish and whisk well. Remove 1 tbsp of the egg and set aside, then pour the remaining egg into the almond flour / cheese. Fold the egg in gently using a wooden spoon until fully combined. Gently fold in the vinegar.

The keto hot dog bun dough all ready to be rolled into logs.

Dump the dough onto a non stick baking mat lined baking sheet and form into a log, working with it gently so that the dough does not lose its volume. Divide the dough into four sections, then gently roll each section into a long log. Space the logs evenly around the baking sheet, then brush the set aside egg over top of each log.

keto hot dog dough rolled into 4 logs.

Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes to cool before slicing and filling with your hot dogs!

4 freshly baked keto hot dog buns.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure the mozzarella is fully melted before adding in the egg and vinegar.
  2. Be sure to work gently with this dough. If it is over mixed, you could get breadsticks instead of hot dog buns. The vinegar interacts with the baking powder to create volume, which would be crushed if it was kneaded too hard.
  3. This recipe is designed to create 4 large hot dog buns. If you prefer smaller buns, divide the dough into 6 or 8 logs.
  4. When shaping the buns, roll each log out until it is the length of a hot dog.

What low carb side dishes go with hot dogs?

It’s often we don’t add side dishes to weenie roast night, just a pile of dogs and sauce options while the children’s laughter rings through the air. For all the other times I really like to pair hot dogs with salad. Here are a few of my favourites:

Feel like something chippy? Chips go SO WELL with hot dogs for some reason… I love these Baked Tortilla Chips which I make with low carb tortillas.. they are so easy and fast to whip up, they can even be baked while making these Keto Hot Dog Buns! 😜

Two hot dogs with keto hot dog buns.

How to store Keto Hot Dog Buns

These buns are best if eaten within the day, but can be kept in the refrigerator for about a week.

I like to freeze any leftovers right after we eat to reserve their freshness. Simply toss the buns into a freezer safe ziploc bag and freeze for 4-6 months! They thaw in no time, so you can just pull them out of the freezer a little while before you make your next round of hot dogs.

Frequently asked questions

Can you eat hot dogs on the keto diet?

100%! Depending on your own variation of the keto diet, you’ll want to be careful which variety you buy. Strict keto is all about unprocessed foods so look for a natural hot dog without all the extra garbage you find in cheap hot dogs.

Personally, I don’t like to feed my kids anything processed, so am always spending the extra $ on natural hot dogs.

How many net carbs are in a hot dog bun?

A typical white hot dog bun has 24 g net carbs. Yowza, that’s a lot, hey? One of these Keto Hot Dog Buns? 4 g net carbs!

Is ketchup Keto friendly?

That completely depends on the ketchup you buy. Most ketchup is basically made from sugar. It’s crazy the amount that is used to make this delicious sauce… no wonder it’s so good, right?

There are brands that make ‘no sugar added’ ketchup like Heinz or Primal Kitchen that totally work for the keto diet, though you still have to be careful how much you eat. Alternately you can try and make your own! Check out this recipe from Sugar Free Londoner.

Here are some other recipes you may like:

90 Second Keto Bread

Low Carb Biscuits with Cheddar

Low Carb Onion Buns

Tomato Basil Low Carb Flatbread

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Two hot dogs in keto hot dog buns with ketchup and mustard.

Keto Hot Dog Buns

Enjoy hot dogs to their full potential with these Keto Hot Dog Buns. They are super easy to make and ready in 20 minutes from start to finish!
4.55 from 37 votes
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 buns
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 100 g grated mozzarella ¾ cup
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs divided
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Instructions

Instructions

    Equipment Needed

    • Microwave Safe Bowl
    • Whisk
    • Cheese Grater
    • Wooden Spoon
    • Baking Sheet with Non Stick Baking Mat or Parchment Paper

    Directions

    • Heat oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with baking mat or parchment paper, then set aside.
    • In a microwave safe bowl combine almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt. Whisk, then toss in grated mozzarella. Place butter on top, then microwave for 45 seconds. Mix with a wooden spoon, microwave for an additional 30 seconds, then mix again.
    • Crack the eggs into a small dish and whisk well. Remove 1 tbsp of the egg and set aside, then pour the remaining egg into the almond flour / cheese. Fold the eggs in gently using a wooden spoon until just combined, then gently fold in the vinegar. Do not over mix the dough or these keto hot dog buns could turn into breadsticks.
    • Divide the dough into four sections, then gently roll each section into a weiner sized log and place evenly on the baking sheet. Brush with the remaining egg wash.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes to cool before slicing and filling with your hot dogs!

    Notes

    Expert Tips

    1. Make sure the mozzarella is fully melted before adding in the egg and vinegar.
    2. Be sure to work gently with this dough. If it is over mixed, you could get breadsticks instead of hot dog buns. The vinegar interacts with the baking powder to create volume, which would be crushed if it was kneaded too hard.
    3. This recipe is designed to create 4 large hot dog buns. If you prefer them smaller, this recipe can be divided into 6 or 8 hot dog buns.
    4. When shaping the buns, roll each log out until it is the length of a hot dog.
    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 4 g net carbs per bun

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1bun | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15.6g | Fat: 30g | Sodium: 542mg | Fiber: 3g | Net Carbs: 4g
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    105 Comments

    1. I made these to the recipe and they came out great.. except they were flattened out. They were too thin while slicing them in half. Any thoughts?

      • Hi Ken, these do tend to spread out while baking and can be fairly thin, but they should be thick enough to be able to slice in half. Here are a couple of things to check:
        1. Did you shape them into a round log for baking? Or into a hot dog bun shape? They need to be in a log to allow for the spreading.
        2. How fresh is your baking powder?
        3. Be sure not to over mix after the vinegar has been added, it needs to be gently folded in. The reaction between the vinegar and baking powder causes the buns to rise, so if it is over mixed, the reaction won’t work.
        Hope that helps!

    2. 2 stars
      Yeah, I’m not sure what you did, but this recipe did not work for me. I never got it into a ball like I have with other bread recipes. I tried it twice, and I wasted expensive ingredients on it. This one was a big L.

    3. Do you have any suggestions for those who don’t have a microwave?

      Thanks

      • Yes! Although I have never tried it myself, I have had someone comment that they melted the cheese on the stove and it worked fine! I believe they had said they made the recipe right up until it should be microwaved, and instead heated it on the stove until just melted. Let me know if it works for you!

    4. Ashley Tilot

      Should I use grated or shredded parmesan cheese?

    5. Jean Rose

      I have made these twice and they are really wet when I mix in the eggs . Am I doing this wrong ? Should I be using only 1 egg ? I need help

      • Hey Jean, I have heard of other people having issues with the wetness, though it’s not an issue for myself and others. You could certainly try using just one egg instead of the two. Let me know how they turn out if you do 🙂

      • Fernando D'lavega

        1 star
        This is the worst recipe ever and the smell of onion and garlic powder with the parmesan cheese in the mix is very unpleasant. I followed this recipe properly and it was a waste of my time and ingredients.

        • Do you not like onion and garlic? You could leave them out if you find them so horrible. What else was so wrong with this recipe for you to claim it’s the worst recipe ever? Let’s get down to the bottom of this!

    6. Hello. This is a great recipe that I have made twice. The only issue that I have had both times is that my dough is sticky when I try to roll it. I ended up spooning out the dough and forming it that way but I’m wondering what I did wrong.

      • Hi Sabrina! Glad you like the buns ☺️
        I have had a couple other people say the same thing. I am wondering if it is either the type of cheese used or perhaps too much egg is going into the dough… maybe next time try to leave out a little bit more egg than the 1 tbsp?

    7. I was wondering if they freeze well , I would like to take them in the camper already to go instead of having to make them while I am traveling. What do you think ?

    8. Elizabeth Slagter

      4 stars
      The taste was good… very good. I sprinkled everything but the bagel seasoning on one just for fun. My only problem is that they were very crumbly. Did I need to microwave the mozzarella more? It was also pretty wet to work with.

      • Hey Elizabeth! I am glad you liked the taste, adding the everything bagel seasoning is a great idea! Was the mozzarella fully melted before mixing in the egg? The mixture should not be very wet and the hot dog buns should not be super crumbly.

    9. 5 stars
      I LOVE this recipe!!!
      I was craving for some type of bread during my keto diet and this is my favorite option by far!
      I made small buns like “chipa” (from South America) and worked great. Worked as a snack too! And, also, for any type of sliders! DELICIOUS! Thank you!!

      • Hey Mariann, I am so glad you love these buns so much! Yes, there are so many possible ways to shape them, for hot dogs, burgers, and little buns as well! Thanks for the comment 🙂

    10. 5 stars
      My family love this recipe. Being diabetic I’m always looking for a lower carb option on the breads and this really went well with our brats on Memorial Day.

    11. Hi Aleta, Im allergic to eggs so I was wondering if you could make it without them? What would you substitute it with?
      Thank you!!

    12. Carolyn B

      1 star
      This was the absolute worse recipe. Do not waste you money in the ingredients or your time!!!!

      • Hey Carolyn,
        Something must have gone terribly wrong if you think this was the ‘absolute worst recipe’. Did they buns not rise? Did you not like the flavour? Let’s get down to the bottom of this.

    13. Catalina Arango Vinasco

      Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white?

    14. Can you tell me the calorie count and carb count?

      • Hey Joann, all of the nutrition information is at the bottom of the recipe card 🙂 Per bun there are 350 calories, 7 g total carbs, 4 g net carbs. Nutrition facts are an estimate only because the ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.

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