These keto rolls with yeast will be your new favorite roll. They are low carb and grain free but with the addition of yeast taste and smell like an old fashioned, homemade dinner roll. Chewy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, they are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
There are a lot of low carb and keto bread recipes out there that taste pretty good. But most people I know feel the same way; they miss the taste and smell of a good yeast bread or roll. This recipe was adapted from The Diet Doctor.
What ingredients are in the recipe?
- golden flaxseed meal
- ground psyllium husk powder
- almond flour
- baking powder, salt
- active dry yeast
- apple cider vinegar
- egg whites
- optional seasonings/toppings
How to make the keto rolls with yeast?
- Combine almond flour, salt, baking powder, flaxseed meal and psysillium husk powder.
- Make an indentation in center of dry ingredients and pour yeast in. Cover over with the flour.
- Whisk molasses, vinegar, egg whites. Add to dry ingredients, stir to combine.
- Pour warm water into dough and mix well, but don’t over mix. It will still be a bit sticky to touch.
- Wet hands with some olive oil and form dough into 6 rolls. Place onto parchment or silicone lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle seasoning or topping of choice.
- Bake in 350°F for 40-50 minutes. Rolls are done baking when they are nicely browned and the bottom is firm and sounds hollow when tapped.
- Which yeast should I use? Since we are not really using the yeast as an ingredient to make the rolls rise, you can use either active or rapid. Here is an article with more information about yeast. Since the yeast in this recipe will only give the rolls a little bit of a rise, it is mostly for that fragrance and taste of a homemade yeast roll.
- Do I need to use the molasses? No, you can leave it out if you choose. The yeast does not need the molasses to activate, it is just for additional flavor.
- Can I substitute the flaxseed? I have made this recipe with and without the flaxseed and truthfully I prefer it with. It adds a light nutty flavor and moistness to the rolls. Also, with low carb baking, when you combine different flours and additives, you will get better texture with your baked goods.
- Why should I add apple cider vinegar for baking? According to Healthline, the vinegar will enhance the texture in baking. And the rolls won’t taste like vinegar at all.
We enjoyed these rolls with some homemade orange butter. I just whipped some softened butter with sugar free marmalade. Delicious!
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These keto rolls with yeast taste just like homestyle dinner rolls. They are crusty and chewy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. They are the perfect low carb bread to serve with eggs for breakfast or as a side for lunch or dinner.
- 3 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
- 3 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour, sifted
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons yeast*
- 1 teaspoon molasses **
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water, (about 100°F.)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 egg whites
- 1 – 2 tablespoons seasonings/topping of choice ***
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix all dry ingredients, except yeast, in a large bowl.
- Make a small hole/indentation in center of ingredients, about 2 inches in diameter.
- Pour yeast in hole, cover with dry ingredients.
- Add the vinegar, molasses and egg whites and stir well.
- Pour warm water around edges of batter and mix together. Don’t over mix. The dough should still be moist and a bit sticky.
- Use a little olive oil to moisten hands and shape dough into 6 rounded balls. Place on parchment or silicone mat on a baking sheet. Sprinkle seasoning over top of rolls.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes, checking rolls at 40 minutes. They should be browned and the bottom of roll should be firm and have a hollow sound when you tap on it. ***
* If you don’t have molasses, you can leave it out.
* You can use either active or rapid rise yeast.
** I used ‘Everything but the Bagel’ seasoning. You can use poppy or sesame seeds, minced garlic or onion. Or you can use some melted butter on top.
*** My rolls were finished baking at 40 minutes. Ovens vary by temperature quite a bit. Always start checking on the lowest variation of time and check every 5 minutes or so.
- Category: Bread
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Keto Rolls with Yeast