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healthy low carb mozzarella sticks
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Easy Keto Mozzarella Sticks Recipe 

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: keto appetizer, keto mozzarella sticks, low carb mozzarella sticks
Servings: 16 mozzarella sticks
Calories: 119kcal


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  • Wok or Large Pot for frying
  • Slotted Spoon to lift the mozzarella sticks out of the hot oil


  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup almond flour 112g
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour 14g
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch 7g (cornstarch can also be used)
  • 8 oz block of mozzarella or 8oz of pre-made mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2-3 cups vegetable coconut or avocado oil for frying


  • Heat your oil in a Wok or large pot over medium heat. Aim to get it between 350-375*F if you have a thermometer. (See tip about air-frying)
  • Beat your egg and water in a bowl, set aside.
  • Mix together the almond flour and spices in a large shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Mix the arrowroot starch and coconut flour in another large shallow bowl, set aside.
  • Slice your mozzarella into pieces about the thickness of a traditional cheese string but about 2/3 the length. (see photo for reference).
  • Roll a mozzarella stick in the arrowroot starch/coconut flour blend then dip it in the egg mixture.
  • Next roll it in the almond flour to coat. Dip it once more in the egg then back into the almond flour to double coat the mozzarella stick.
  • Gently drop the mozzarella stick into the hot oil and fry for ~20-30s per side or until golden brown. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil.
  • Repeat this process for the rest of the mozzarella sticks. Serve warm with a side of low-carb pizza or pasta sauce. Enjoy your Easy Keto Mozzarella Sticks!


Ingredients Links

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Arrowroot Starch
  • Coconut Oil, Vegetable Oil or Avocado Oil for frying


  • You can use a brick of mozzarella or mozzarella sticks that are pre-cut for this recipe. **If using pre-cut sticks, you'll likely want to freeze them before frying to prevent them from melting too quickly in the hot oil. 
  • If you'd rather use an air-fryer, this recipe is still doable. They just may take slightly longer to cook. Try a test stick for 5-7min at 370*F and adjust from there.
  • For a twist, try adding some dried parmesan to the almond flour coating!
  • If you find your cheese a bit hard to chew when eating the mozzarella sticks, you may have over-cooked them, try cooking them for slightly less time for the stretchy gooey mozzarella sticks we all know and love!
  • Store these mozzarella sticks in the fridge, covered for up to 5 days (re-heat in the oven at 400*F just until hot)
  • OR freeze in a wax paper lined ziplock bag and re-heat at 425*F on a baking sheet just until hot.


Serving: 1mozzarella stick | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9.3g | Fiber: 0.9g