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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 πŸ™‚

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 Β°.

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.
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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 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 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 buns
Calories 350kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Β½ tsp baking soda
  • Β½ tsp garlic powder
  • ΒΌ tsp onion powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 100 g grated mozzarella ΒΎ 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 375Β° 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.Β 

    Nutrition

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

    40 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 πŸ™‚

    2. 5 stars
      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 πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing!

    3. 5 stars
      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. 5 stars
      I would love to have this for my snack option any day. This looks delicious and yum.

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

    6. 5 stars
      Wow, they look like the real thing! And easy to make! What a wonderful compliment to the hot dogs.

    7. 5 stars
      Wow! Keto Hot dog buns sound really interesting! Such a comfort fun meal but still healthy! Saving it for later!

    8. 5 stars
      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. 5 stars
      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

      5 stars
      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. 5 stars
      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?

    16. Heyas! So, like, do these taste cheesy? I am just wondering because that’d be cool for like keto chilli dogs, but not my favorite for the classic german bratt with mustard. Thanks.

    17. I made these today,they didn’t rise or flatten out like yours,don’t know if i can get a hotdog inside,they seem a little doughy, cooked them 14 minutes. they are pretty though.

      • Hey Deborah! That is so interesting that they did not rise or flatten out, perhaps your baking powder is old? If it is, that would most likely be the cause. Hope that helps!

      • 3 stars
        Tried today and same thing..all new ingredients, didn’t flatten or rise. Basically made big bread sticks. Disappointed, hot dog but no bun for dinner. I’ve given 3 stars just in case I did something wrong but followed concisely.

        • Hey Deborah and Dom, I have solved the mystery! If the dough is over worked, the buns will not rise and spread! I have changed the recipe instructions to make sure this doesn’t happen again πŸ™‚

    18. 2 stars
      I followed the recipe to a tee. They did not rise and made bread sticks. All ingredients was fresh just bought. Very disappointed in this recipe for hot dog buns.

      • Hi Rick, I am sorry you have had this experience, and have had two other people share they had the same thing. I am trying to figure out what went wrong because I have personally made them myself countless times as well as many other people, and they have always turned out perfect. But I am in the process of trying to recreate the issue so that I can see what is going wrong with the failed attempts. I hope to figure this out soon!

      • Hey Rick! I have just figured out why this issue has happened. If the dough is over worked, the buns will not rise and spread! I have changed the recipe instructions to make sure this doesn’t happen again πŸ™‚

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