How to Bake Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls for the Next Holiday You Host!

Keto friendly dinner rolls

Sitting down to a lovely dinner and having to say, “No, Thank You”, to a warm buttery dinner roll is low key torture. We get it. That’s why we created this easy recipe to make keto friendly dinner rolls from our All-Purpose Bread Mix.

These keto friendly dinner rolls are perfect if you are hosting for anyone with dietary restrictions or to bring with you to dinner if you are living a low carb lifestyle. Welcome Back to Dinner Rolls! These gluten free, keto friendly dinner rolls can be endlessly customized to fit your tastes or to go along with your menu. For example garlic rosemary rolls might pair perfectly with a spaghetti and meatball dinner.  Rolls can be rolled in everything bagel seasoning and enjoyed slathered with cream cheese for your morning breakfast. 

These keto friendly dinner rolls will be light and tender due to their shorter cooking time due to their smaller size. All you need is 2 ingredients plus water, rest/proof time, shape and bake. Bake a batch or two and freeze so you can always enjoy homemade gluten-free buns, especially during Thanksgiving and the holidays. Incredibly versatile, these keto rolls are just as great when topped with both sweet jam or savory toppings. Totally gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo and Keto-friendly too!

Measure Your Ingredients For Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls

Measure out all your ingredients for your keto friendly dinner rolls before you begin mixing. What you will need is 1 bag of Fox Hill Kitchens All-Purpose Bread Mix, 1 1/4 cup room temp water, 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup avocado oil, 3/4 cup boiling water (can be heated in microwave, tea kettle or on top of the stove).

For a more buttery flavor in your dinner rolls measure out 3 additional Tbs of melted butter.

bread mix for keto friendly dinner rolls

Follow Instructions for All Purpose Bread Mix.

Empty the bag of gluten free, keto All Purpose Bread Mix into mixer bowl, then add all the wet ingredients except for the boiling water, and mix well. Carefully add the boiling water (it can be done all at once) and immediately begin stirring it in. Continue mixing thoroughly until the dough is even and consistent. The mix can be done by hand, in a stand mixer, or a food processor. If using a mixer or food processor it is perfectly fine to run it at high speed; it will not damage the dough. When in doubt, mix longer it will not damage the dough.

Watch this short instructional video on mixing the dough by hand.

Rest the Dough

At this point, the dough can rest in a covered bowl for four hours (for zero sugars) or if in a hurry, the dough can be used after an hour of rising in a warm place. It will be slightly higher in carbs but perfectly keto friendly.

Preheat your Oven

Preheat your oven for 15 minutes or when you begin to shaping your rolls.  If you’re using a convection oven, set your temperature to 315℉. If using a conventional oven, set your temperature to 325℉. You will be baking your rolls for 40-45 minutes (45 minutes needed especially if placed close together). If rolls rise into each other and connect, increase your baking time by 5.

Shape & Bake

Grease your hands before handling the dough. It’s normal for the gluten-free dough to be rather sticky and wet in this keto friendly roll recipe. If you notice that the dough starts sticking too much to your hands, simply wash your hands, dry them, and grease them with more oil before rolling the dough again.

Use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. We highly recommend using a silicone baking mat (which is reusable and ensures that the dough doesn’t stick). If you don’t have a mat, make sure you use parchment paper so that it is easier to remove the buns once they are ready.

Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and roll or shape each portion of dough into a ball

Place your rolls evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet, at least 1.5 inches apart (the buns will expand during baking). You are now ready to pop them into your oven. Once they’re done, let them cool and enjoy!

Bake a batch or two and freeze so you can always enjoy homemade gluten-free buns whenever the craving strikes (during Thanksgiving, the holidays, or all year around)! Incredibly versatile, these keto buns are just as great with sweet jam or savory toppings.

keto friendly dinner rolls baked and cooling

Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls Recipe Pro Tips

Rising/resting time – It’s important to note that the 4 hour rising time in a warm place is the minimum amount that it needs to reach zero sugars. It is perfectly fine to let it sit longer and bake it the next day.

Dividing the dough – There are 2 basic ways to divide the dough into your keto friendly dinner rolls. One is to shape the entire batch into an even square or rectangle and cut 4 by 4 to have 16 somewhat even pieces. For those who want more even sized pieces, you will need a kitchen scale. Weigh out pieces at 1.7 ounces per roll. It won’t come out exact but 15 of the rolls will be consistent.

If you would like 20 rolls, cut your rectangle into 20 even pieces, or weigh them at 1.3 ounces per piece.

In a hurry? Just place the evenly cut squares on your baking sheet and pop into the oven!

Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls FAQs

Can I make the rolls different sizes?

  • Yes. We make the recipe for 16 but you can easily make 20 smaller rolls.


Do I have to shape my keto friendly dinner rolls into perfect balls?

  • Perfect balls are not necessary unless that is important to you. You can have wonderful rustic rolls by flattening the dough into a square and cutting into somewhat uniform rectangles or squares.


What do I do with leftover rolls?

  • Freshly baked keto friendly dinner rolls will keep for a day or 2 at room temperature or a week in the refrigerator or easily 6 months if frozen. They thaw quickly and do not lose anything by way of taste and texture by being frozen.


Can I make 2 batches at once?

  • Yes, you can easily make a double batch using 2 bags of Fox Hill Kitchens All Purpose Bread Mix and doubling all of the other ingredients. This will easily fit into a large stand mixer such as Kitchenaid.


Can I add in my garlic, herbs, nuts etc. after the dough is mixed and rested?

  • Yes! Flatten out the dough on a nonstick mat, spread or scatter your add-ins evenly over the dough then fold over and press out again. This can be repeated 3 or 4 times until the add-ins are evenly distributed throughout the dough.


Do I have to let the dough rest/rise for 4 hours?

  •  No, you do not need to let the dough rise for 4 hours. The yeast should be fully activated after 1 hour rising time and will bake particularly lovely rolls; however there will be a slightly higher carb count but they will still be keto friendly.


Can I substitute the oil? Do I have to use avocado oil? 

  • You can substitute any kind of oil you prefer.  We recommend avocado and olive oil as they are the healthiest oils at room temperature. It is also perfectly fine to use entirely butter if you prefer, but note that unless the rolls are room temperature or a little bit warm, they may appear drier because of the butter being firmer when cold.


Can I substitute the vinegar?

  • We recommend apple cider vinegar but will probably work perfectly well to use white wine vinegar or rice vinegar (unsweetened of course!).

Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls Variations

Garlic Rosemary

Add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 Tbs finely minced fresh garlic, or 2 tsp garlic granules.

Garlic and Herbs

Add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary, thyme, and/or parsley


Add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1 cup of your choice of shredded cheese (we love cheddar, mozzarella, or grated Parmesan.)

Everything Bagel

Add the following ingredients after shaped and before baking:

  • Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning as desired on top of the dinner rolls before baking.

Sun-dried Tomato and Basil

Add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1/2 cup chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp of minced garlic (optional)


For a sweet and savory onion taste add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1 large sweet onion worth of caramelized onions
For a less flavorful but still delicious option add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:
  • 3 Tbsp dried minced onion.


Add the following ingredients while mixing the dough:

  • 1 Tbsp of caraway seeds 
  • 2 Tbsp of dried minced onion (optional)

Enjoy your Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls!

Remember to share your photos of you baking these keto friendly dinner rolls with us on Instagram and Facebook @foxhillkitchens!

We love to experiment and play with all the things we can do with our All Purpose Bread Mix. 

Visit our Bread Mix Recipes page to make them all! 

Keto Friendly Dinner Rolls Recipe:

Dinner Rolls

Prep Time4 hours
Active Time40 minutes
Cost: $.90


  • 1 bag All Purpose Bread Mix
  • 1 1/4 cup cool water
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 tbsp melted butter optional


  • Prepare mix as directed, for extra tender tasty rolls, add 3 tablespoons melted butter or fat of choice.
  • Let rise for 4 hours
  • Divide dough into 16 piece
  • Shape dough into balls or blobs
  • Bake in oven at 315℉ convection, 335℉ conventional for 40-45 minutes (45 minutes needed especially if placed close together). If buns rise into each other and connect, increase your baking time by 5 minutes or so.
  • Let cool, and serve

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