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The Best Keto Dinner Rolls Recipe

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rising Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: keto bread, keto bread rolls, keto dinner rolls
Calories: 114kcal



  • Fill a measuring cup or bowl with 1 cup warm water (warm to the touch but not TOO hot). Sprinkle the yeast and sugar on top of the water and set it aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl, add your vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, lupin flour, whole wheat flour, monkfruit sweetener, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Whisk to combine, making sure there aren't any large clumps.
  • Once your water/yeast/sugar mixture is frothy and bubbly and smells of beer (you know it's activated!) add it to the dry ingredients along with the whisked egg and start stirring everything together using a spatula.
  • Once the dough starts to become hard to stir, use your hands to knead most of the flour into the dough.
  • After your dough has mostly come together and most of the flour has been incorporated, put your softened butter on top of the dough and then use your hand to knead it in in the bowl.
  • Continue to knead the dough for another 5-8min (you can do this in the bowl or on a greased clean surface) or until everything is fully incorporated, the dough feels elastic and when a finger is pressed into it gently, it slowly springs back. If you are unsure if it's kneaded enough, knead for another 2-3min! It won't hurt it. (Also see my tips section for the consistency you want your dough and how to achieve it if your dough is too wet or too dry).
  • After you are done kneading the dough, place it into a large greased bowl and cover it with saran wrap. Place it somewhere relatively warm to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size. (See my tips for where I find mine rises best).
  • Once your dough has doubled in size, punch it down, then remove it from the bowl onto a greased surface.
  • Cut the dough into even pieces or pull off portions of dough to create your keto dinner rolls. I like to roll a ball shape then sort of pull the dough back over itself and pinch the rougher looking part at the bottom to smooth out the tops of the rolls. (Don't worry if they aren't perfect, they are going to rise again anyways!).
  • Now we can place the shaped rolls into a greased 9-inch pan or any pan you prefer spaced slightly apart with enough room to rise. Cover them with saran wrap.
  • Allow the rolls to rise for another 30-40min (meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 350*F).
  • If your oven heats more-so from the top-down, lower the oven rack to one of the lowest settings. If yours is like mine and tends to burn things more easily from the bottom, place your oven rack on one of the highest settings.
  • Unwrap the keto bread rolls and brush them with 1-2 tbsp melted butter.
  • Bake them for 19-25 minutes or just until lightly golden on top. Serve warm with a side of butter or serve along side stews! Enjoy the best keto dinner rolls!


Tips For Making Keto Dinner Rolls

  • Make sure all of your wet ingredients are at room temperature ahead of time (except of course the water). 
  • This  keto yeast dough should be kneaded for 5-8min but if you are unsure, knead it a few minutes longer, it won't hurt it! To tell if it's kneaded enough, see if it springs back when you gently poke it with a finger. Does it feel very elastic? It's probably done!
  • Try to let this dough rise somewhere lukewarm. My favourite is to heat a glass of water in the microwave for about 1 min, remove it. Then place the bowl with the bread covered inside and shut the microwave door to keep the heat in. 
  • These would be really tasty with some parmesan or shredded cheese mixed in or spices! These would also make fantastic garlic rolls if you add some garlic butter to the dough along with some spices and parmesan and brush them with garlic butter before and after baking.
  • This dough SHOULD need the full 1 cup of water but if you find it needs more, you can add a touch more. The dough should be soft and pliable like plato and only stick to your hands a bit. If you accidentally put too much water, flour a surface with vital wheat gluten and roll the dough in it until you've gotten it back to the consistency previously mentioned.
  • This recipe makes 7-10 keto bread rolls. If you want them a nice size for sandwiches, do 7 if you want them dinner roll size for meals, do 10. 
  • To make dairy free keto dinner rolls, use coconut oil that's softened and not melted and work it into the dough as you would butter!
  • You can store these dinner rolls at room temperature for up to 2 days in a ziplock after they are fully cooled (you can try longer but they won't stay quite as fresh).
  • You can also freeze these in a ziplock (I recommend double bagging if you can) and then remove and microwave for 20-30s wrapped in a just barely damp paper towel or let them come to room temperature on their own!
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Serving: 1roll (1/10th of recipe) | Fiber: 6.8g | Calories: 114kcal | Fat: 3.4g | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 4.8g