The Best Keto Buns – Crusty Outside and Soft Interior!

Keto Buns

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 eggs, room temperature (1 of the eggs for an egg wash)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

2

In a large microwavable bowl, add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Melt in 20-second intervals and stir. This will take a total of 40 seconds.

3

Once you have stirred cheese together, add 2 room-temperature eggs, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and Italian seasoning. Stir to incorporate all ingredients together.

4

Divide into 4 sections and form hamburger-sized buns on the baking sheet. Wetting the hands slightly will help prevent sticking when shaping. Sprinkle extra Italian seasoning on top if desired.

5

Bake buns for 20 minutes. Halfway through baking, brush egg wash over the buns to get a nice golden texture. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing open.

6

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 buns, Serving Size: 1 bun
Amount Per Serving: 497 Calories | 39g Fat | 10g Total Carbs | 5g Fiber | 30g Protein | 5g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.
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keto buns on a plate

Need a hearty, bready bun that fits in with your keto diet?

I love lettuce and cabbage wraps as a keto-friendly serving option, but sometimes I miss my burger buns. That’s why I’m sharing how you can make keto buns with a crusty outside and a soft interior for hamburgers, sandwiches, or just to eat on their own! Better yet, you can dress this bun up any way you want.

keto buns right out of the oven

These keto buns can even be frozen in a bigger batch as a time-saving option. I recommend slicing them in half prior to freezing so it’s easier to take them out of the freezer and toast when you’re ready to enjoy a delicious sandwich without carb-heavy bread!

keto sloppy joe's

Hip Recipe Tips:

    • Making keto bread requires the ingredients to be at room temperature. To help with the rise of the buns, make sure the eggs have had enough time to warm up to room temperature.
    • Also, make sure your baking powder is fresh! If you come across using baking powder when your baking and your recipe isn’t rising as it should, your baking powder might not be active.
    • Freezer friendly buns: Make a batch (or double) and let the keto buns cool completely. Slice in half (if planning to use as a sandwich in the future) and store them in a freezer-friendly bag.

pouring eggs into bowl with other ingredients

keto bun dough in bowl

keto buns on parchment paper

baked keto buns on parchment paper


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Keto Buns

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

A delicious low carb bun with a crusty exterior and a soft, bready inside, perfect for burgers and sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 eggs, room temperature (1 of the eggs for an egg wash)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

2

In a large microwavable bowl, add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese. Melt in 20-second intervals and stir. This will take a total of 40 seconds.

3

Once you have stirred cheese together, add 2 room-temperature eggs, almond flour, baking powder, salt, and Italian seasoning. Stir to incorporate all ingredients together.

4

Divide into 4 sections and form hamburger-sized buns on the baking sheet. Wetting the hands slightly will help prevent sticking when shaping. Sprinkle extra Italian seasoning on top if desired.

5

Bake buns for 20 minutes. Halfway through baking, brush egg wash over the buns to get a nice golden texture. Once baked, remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing open.

6

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 buns, Serving Size: 1 bun
Amount Per Serving: 497 Calories | 39g Fat | 10g Total Carbs | 5g Fiber | 30g Protein | 5g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto hamburger bun

It’s sandwich time!

The options are endless with keto buns! Try out our keto-friendly veggie burger, chicken salad, or even a slice of our bacon jalapeno cheeseburger casserole to fill the slices of these buns. You can also use them as a dipping bread for hearty keto chili or tomato basil soup!


Want more keto bread options? Try out these delicious keto biscuits!

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Comments 58

  1. Rick C

    Yes! I’m going to try and make these soon. Thanks! 😃

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Awesome Rick! Please let us know how you enjoyed them❤

  2. Marge Clark

    I am making the buns today

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Marge! Awesome. Let us know how they come out!

  3. Cindy

    The buns were really great! My son loved them.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad to hear that, Cindy! Thanks for the feedback!

  4. bdubs

    Just had these for lunch (sloppy joes) and they were the best keto bun we’ve tried to date. They didn’t soak up the liquid from the meat. Thank you!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! Thanks for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed this recipe❤

  5. cindybroussard

    Making these tomorrow, can hardly wait.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Cindy! Awesome! Let us know how they came out❤

  6. Bob

    Too salty

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry to hear that, Bob. Thanks for letting us know what you thought of these! You could drop the amount of salt down to 1/2 teaspoon. Hope this helps!

  7. Donna D

    I made these and instead of the italian seasoning & salt I used same amount of them but used everything bagel (not on top but mixed in) the only issue I had they didnt rise enough but all of my ingredients were not room temp will do that next time. But besides that they are DELICIOUS, even my daughter said they are the best yet. I heat it up on the toaster oven…yum! Thank you for this recipe.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Donna D! I’m so happy they were a hit! 🙌 Thank YOU for the feedback!

  8. Sharon Thomas

    I made these buns. They are delicious but they spread out so they were thin. My eggs were room temperature so not sure what to do, any suggestions?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Sorry to hear about that, Sharon. Be sure to use fresh baking powder. We mention that in the hip tips above. Hoping that suggestion might help!

  9. Sue

    Followed directions and they were so runny after I molded them they spread out on pan and look like pancakes. What happened.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      This is a sticky dough and won’t be runny. Did you add the full 1 1/2 cup almond flour?

  10. Amanda

    Wow, these are beautiful and delicious! Thanks for the recipe !

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, Amanda!

  11. Leelur

    I made these and they turned out very dense and moist on the inside. Is that how they are supposed to be, or are they supposed to be more like the texture of regular bread/buns? They smell great and have great flavor, I’m just wondering if I’m doing something wrong. Thank you!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! These keto buns will be a little more dense than regular bread with a soft inside and crusty outside. The inside would not be near as soft as regular bread though. Hope this helps❤

  12. Carol

    These buns are delicious! I’m on the Keto diet and love having sandwiches and hamburgers on a bun! My husband is not on Keto, but loves them. I reluctantly share! 😂 I do divide the dough into 5 buns. Thank you for such a great recipe!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome, Carol! We are glad that you like them so much!

  13. meblackburn

    THANK YOU!! Game changer for me and these are delish! New to keto and easing in…my stomach is already so much happier!!🥳🥳🥳 Now 90 pounds to go….I GOT THIS! ❤❤❤❤ And thanks for everything (Your coupon site helped by me my first house as a single person!! Woo!)

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there! Awwww we love to hear this❤ I am so glad that you loved this recipe! You got this❤❤ Congrats on the house too!

  14. trisa

    Can I use a silcone baking mat instead of parchment paper?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! That’s what I do!

  15. Karen

    Have you ever tried making a loaf with this bread? Only buns? Would like to make a grilled cheese sandwich with this!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We have a better bread you can make over here. It works really well for grilled cheese sandwiches.

  16. Jan

    They look amazing. I also used the bagel sesame for the topping also. Wish I could have posted a picture of them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yummy idea, Jan! Thanks for the feedback. Happy to hear how great they turned out!

  17. jengland023

    Can I store them on the counter for use tomorrow or do they need to be in the fridge?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Overnight, I can leave mine covered on the counter. But I wouldn’t go longer than that as they can go bad fast. You can freeze them as well.

  18. Lisa

    These look delicious; but I have a nut allergy, so almond flour is out of the question for me. Could you substitute another?

    • Amanda M Beard

      Tigernut flour subs 1:1 perfectly for almond flour and tigernuts are tubers!

  19. Rebecca

    Fantastic

  20. Michelle

    I just made these. They were excellent. I had flattened them to what I thought would fit the burger, but then as they baked they flattened more, so next time I will just leave them alone and think that will do the trick. Lol. Thank you for this recipe. Husband thought it was really good as well, so it’s definitely a keeper. 🙂

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Michelle! Yes they tend to do their own thing in the oven & usually come out burger sized🍔 So glad you enjoyed it!

  21. Teresa K

    These turned out great. Followed the well detailed instructions and instead of italian seasoning used a salt free vegetable seasoning. The dough came together well and the finished product is fantastic. Thank you so much for the recipe. These will be a staple in our home.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s wonderful to hear, Teresa K! Happy you can add these to your regular menu! 🙌 Thanks a bunch for taking a moment to comment!

  22. Ellen Sall

    Thank you for this recipe. I’ve been making these rolls for my husband for about a year. My husband likes me to put Everything but the bagel seasoning on top of the rolls. These are great for him!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That sounds delicious! You’re most welcome, Ellen! Glad your husband has been enjoying them!

  23. Gary

    Absolutely the worst! I will never bake this again.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. Did you have trouble cooking them?

  24. Elysia

    Does anyone know how many net carbs per bun there are? I’m tracking my net carbs and calories right now with my keto diet.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, each bun has 5g net carbs!

  25. Pam

    Just under 500 calories for a bun. That would make a sandwich in the neighborhood of 700 or800 calories. Even on Keto calories matter.

  26. Vicki Buckley

    Just made these and taste delicious and look exactly like your photos! Thank you.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO very welcome, Vicki! Awesome to hear how great they turned out for you!

  27. Deb Hales

    Would like to try garlic instead of Italian seasoning. With cheddar on top. Any suggestions?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That sounds yummy too! You could sprinkle on top before baking. It may change the nutritional values. Let us know how it turns out if you decide to try it!

  28. Susannah M.

    Made these tonight and loved them- used EBTB seasoning on the tops! They were huge so I will try making 8 buns next time. My husband is a very picky, non-keto eater and he liked these. A win in my book! Will make these part of my weekly rotation 😬

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I love that you added the seasoning! It’s one of my faves! Thanks for trying and so glad your husband liked it as well!

  29. Sonja

    I made these tonight for tomorrow’s dinner. I read an earlier post that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. I’m hoping that’s still true.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! You can leave them covered on the counter for a few hours, however they will need to be refrigerated or frozen if you need them to keep a bit longer. Hope that helps!

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