Keto FatHead Rolls (Almond Flour Free Dinner Rolls)

These low carb, keto dinner rolls are made with a popular FatHead pizza dough recipe using mozzarella cheese, but my keto bread rolls are almond flour free! This fat head dough turned into keto bread rolls are just 3 net carbs per serving  or 6 grams of total carbohydrates per roll, making them ideal for those on a low carb diet or keto diet.

If you’ve never tried this Fathead dough recipe, it’s a fabulous gluten-free dough.  I changed the orginial recipe removing the typical almond flour, since we have nut allergies in our family.

I’ve used the dough for savory keto pizza crust, pizza pockets, cheeseburger calzone, chicken calzone and even for sweet recipes like a cheesy danish and pumpkin twists!

This mozzarella dough ball is the perfect alternative to traditional buns for sandwiches, burger buns or even personal pizzas!

Fathead Keto Rolls

So this recipe is essentially just my pizza dough recipe with 1 addition and a change in how to make the rolls.

Pretty simple ingredients and picky family approved! It’s a good roll recipe to freeze and in fact I took them on our Cross Country trip making them ahead of time, freezing them and thawing prior to enjoying.

We enjoyed them for sandwiches and for burgers, as well as just low carb dinner rolls with butter on the side of an entree.

How to Make Ahead and Freeze

If you do freeze them as I needed to do for our trip, I baked them, sliced them after they cooled and froze each roll separately, first on a baking sheet pan so they wouldn’t stick together. Then I placed them in a ziploc bag.

To reheat from the freezer I just toasted them, and this worked wonderfully.

How to Store Fathead Rolls

You can also store these in the fridge and just reheat in a toaster oven. If you store in the freezer, bake, cool, slice and freeze on a baking pan separately then add to a ziploc bag so this way they won’t stick together. I’ve reheated straight from the freezer.

This video below is showing how the dough comes together. Instead of spreading it out on a baking pan, simple form 8 round mounds of dough and flatten slightly or keep smaller and don’t flatten and they will be higher.

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How to Create Height in Fathead Dinner Rolls

I mistakenly added 1 tablespoon of baking powder instead of 1 teaspoon, when my kids were talking to me one afternoon while preparing this rolls again. GOOD THING IT HAPPENED! LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE IN HEIGHT!

So if you want fluffy rolls with dinner use 1 tablespoon and if you want flatter rolls for sandwiches use only 1 teaspoon of baking powder!

How to Make Keto Dinner Rolls

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Original Instructions

In a large microwave-safe bowl add the 4 cups mozzarella cheese and 4 oz cream cheese.

Cook in a microwave oven for 2 minutes. You could also just melt cheeses together on the stove if you prefer.

Stir until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk the cup of coconut flour, baking powder and dried seasonings together.

Add the beaten eggs to the dried seasonings and stir until combined.

Add this to the cheese mixture by wetting hands with water and work mozzarella and dry ingredients together until incorporated as best you can.

Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.

Wet hands again and separate dough to form 12 rolls.

If desired flatten slightly or keep smaller and less wide as my pictures show.

Place them onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Cool then slice in half. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate or freeze. See notes above for freezing.

Quicker New Method Instructions

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined.

Remove and place into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or double boiler to melt mixture over low heat on the stove. Stir again to combine.

Wet hands and separate dough to form 12 rolls.

If desired flatten slightly or keep smaller and less wide as my pictures show.

Place them onto the baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Keto Fathead Rolls (Almond Flour Free Dinner Rolls)

After making these numerous times over the last year, the rolls were just too big in my opinion. I reduced the size and got 12 perfect rolls.

Nutritional information has been adjusted for 12 rolls now instead of 8 rolls in my original recipe.

Can Cheddar Cheese replace Mozzarella?

No, you can not replace the mozzarella cheese with cheddar cheese in this recipe to achieve the best results for a fluffy keto dinner roll.

Can Almond Flour replace Coconut Four?

No you can’t replace almond flour with coconut flour in recipes. The coconut flour requires more eggs and liquids. One fourth cup coconut flour is about equal to one cup almond flour.

This is our favorite keto bread recipe but if you can’t have dairy, please try any of the following low carb bread recipes:

Paleo Dairy Free Coconut Flour Bread

Almond Flour Everything Bagel Bread

Dairy Free Cloud Bread Loaf

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Keto FatHead Rolls (Almond Flour Free)

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 12 rolls

Calories 207kcal

Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded (408g)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup coconut flour (119g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder* or 1 tbsp see note
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs beaten

Instructions

Original Method

  • In a microwaveable bowl add the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese.

  • Microwave 2 minutes. Stir until combined

  • Whisk flour, baking powder and dried seasonings together.

  • Add the eggs to the dried seasonings and stir until combined.

  • Add this to the cheese mixture and continue to stir until incorporated.

  • Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray or place a piece of parchment paper on sheet pan.

  • Wet hands and separate dough and form 12 rolls.

  • If desired flatten slightly or keep smaller and less wide as my pictures show.

  • Place them onto the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.

  • Cool, then slice in half.

  • Enjoy immediately or refrigerate or freeze. See notes above video for freezing.

New Quicker Method

Notes

*Please note, I do not use the baking powder in the recipe for the pizza.
***If you want fluffy rolls with dinner use 1 tablespoon and if you want flat rolls for sandwiches use 1 teaspoon of baking powder!

This recipe makes 12 rolls.
Net Carbs: 3g
This recipe was first published in July 2017.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 0.5mg