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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 keto hot dog buns with hot dogs, ketchup and mustard.

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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 under 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.
Two keto hot dog buns with hot dogs, 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 within 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 of almond flour with shredded mozzarella and topped with a tbsp of butter.

Mix with a wooden spoon, microwave for an additional 20 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 2 tsp of the egg and set aside, then pour the remaining egg into the almond flour / cheese. Mix until fully combined. Pour in the vinegar and knead until fully mixed.

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. Divide the dough into four sections, then roll each section into a long log.

*These buns are made to JUST fit regular sized hot dogs, in order to keep the macros lower. If you would like larger buns, the dough can be divided into 2 or 3.

Space the logs evenly around the baking sheet, then brush the set aside egg over top of each log.

Keto hot dog buns being brushed with egg.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Let sit for a few minutes to cool before slicing and filling with your hot dogs!

Keto hot dog buns on a baking sheet, fresh from the oven.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Make sure the mozzarella is fully melted before adding in the egg and vinegar.
  2. This recipe is designed to create hot dog buns that perfectly fit a regular sized hot dog, to keep the macros lower. If you would like larger buns, the dough can be divided into 2 or 3.
  3. 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? I know, chips go SO WELL with hot dogs for some reason… I love these Baked Tortilla Chips! I make them 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 keto hot dog buns with hot dogs, ketchup and mustard.

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? 2 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 keto hot dog buns with hot dogs, ketchup and mustard.
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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 under 20 minutes from start to finish!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword keto hot dog buns, low carb hot dog buns
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 buns
Calories 175kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Equipment Needed

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 20 seconds, then mix again.
  • Crack the egg into a small dish and whisk well. Remove 2 tsp of the egg and set aside, then pour the remaining egg into the almond flour / cheese. Fold the egg in until fully combined. Pour in the vinegar and knead until fully mixed.
  • Divide the dough into four sections, then roll each section into a long log, then place evenly on the baking sheet. Brush with the remaining egg.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 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. This recipe is designed to create hot dog buns that perfectly fit a regular sized hot dog, to keep the macros lower. If you would like larger buns, the dough can be divided into 2 or 3.
  3. 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 2 g net carbs per bun.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bun | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 7.8g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 271mg | Fiber: 1.5g

31 Comments

  1. Can you freeze them?

    • Hey Barbara! Yes you can, I recommend freezing them before you slice them. They can be tossed into a freezer safe ziploc for storage and don’t take long to thaw 🙂


  2. Oh these will make me feel a whole lot less guilty this summer when I eat a bunch of hot dogs! My gluten free friends will love them too 🙂 thanks for sharing!


  3. How fun! I never would have thought you could have a keto hot dog bun! These buns look so delicious and super easy to make! I can’t wait to try them.


  4. I would love to have this for my snack option any day. This looks delicious and yum.


  5. Absolutely love this! I usually opt out of a bun bc of the added calories. But these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Wow, they look like the real thing! And easy to make! What a wonderful compliment to the hot dogs.


  7. Wow! Keto Hot dog buns sound really interesting! Such a comfort fun meal but still healthy! Saving it for later!


  8. My mind is blown by these!! They look like the real deal and delicious! Low carb bread is hard to find but homemade is always the best. Thanks for sharing!


  9. What a great recipe! I never knew you can have keto hot dog buns! Can’t wait to give these a go, thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe!

  10. Amanda Mason


    Oh my goodness these look absolutely amazing! I’m loving that you used both almond flour and Parmesan cheese! Super helpful tips! Can’t wait to make these since I’m gluten free!

  11. Amanda Mason

    Oh my goodness these look absolutely amazing! I’m loving that you used both almond flour and Parmesan cheese! Super helpful tips! Can’t wait to make these since I’m gluten free! Yeah!

  12. Wow low carb meals are on top of my head right now and these looks and delicious for a quick weekday lunch. Such a well explained recipe!

  13. These look delicious and the buns look just perfectly crisp. I’ve never made my own hot dog buns before, but I’m certainly going to have to give it a try now. Thanks for sharing your great recipe!


  14. Your post is packed with such great info! I have wanted to try out keto for a while, and I never even though of checking whether the condiments were keto as well!

  15. Everyone is talking about how good they look and delicious they sound. Has anyone ACTUALLY made them and tried them? If so what’s your opinion?


    • Just made them and they turned out the size of a breadstick. I’m not sure how a hot dog would even fit on there! The recipe would really only cover like 2 regular sized buns in my opinion. Next time I’ll be sure to double the recipe to make 4 decent sized buns.

      • Hey Tara, the dough is meant to make just enough for four small hot dogs, as in the photos you see in post. I’m sorry you felt there wasn’t enough bun for each hot dog, I prefer my buns smaller compared to the hot dog, and also like to save on macros where I can. I hope you still enjoyed them!

  16. Just made these and they’re honestly perfect!! However they make small buns. Can only get 3 decent sizzle buns maybe.

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