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Keto Pretzel Bites Using Fat Head Dough

Keto Soft Bread Dipping Bites

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (one for the recipe, one for an egg wash)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To a microwave safe bowl, add almond flour, baking powder, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese.

2

Microwave in 30-second intervals until the cheese is melted, about 60-90 seconds.

3

Add the first egg and salt. Stir very well to incorporate into a dough. Shape into a dough ball.

4

Separate dough into 4 parts. Roll each portion into a one-inch tube shape. Cut about 8 bites from each tube, and transfer to a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.

5

Beat the second egg in a small bowl, and use a kitchen brush to apply egg wash to the tops of dough. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.

6

Place in oven for about 10-12 minutes until outside is slightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 32 pretzel bites, Serving Size: 8 pretzel bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222, Total Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 3g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 14g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.
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soft bread bites on a plate with cheese sauce

Want a great low-carb game day keto snack?

Try making these little cheese bread dipping bites! They’re topped with coarse salt, are similar to a baked pretzel bite, and they make a perfect keto appetizer or snack any day of the week! Plus, I think they’d be easy to pack in a school lunch if you’re looking for more keto-friendly school lunch ideas.

The secret for keeping bread bites keto is the mozzarella cheese dough! Fathead dough is a popular, tried and true dough when creating a healthy keto version of many bread-based recipes, thanks to its bread-like texture. This is a Hip2Keto team favorite pizza crust first developed by Tom Naughton’s son.

bread bites dipped into cheese sauce

We love that it can be used in so many unique ways, like in these taco stuffed breadsticks, breakfast sausage muffins, and in these delicious keto pigs in a blanket. Today, I’m so excited to share Fat Head dough as a brilliant idea similar to soft pretzel bites that you can dip into cheddar cheese sauce or other keto-friendly sauces for a yummy snack!

keto soft pretzel fail

The best part, there are no fancy ingredients or methods to make this recipe!

It’s funny, I actually tried a different recipe that included dry yeast and water, and… well, as you can see, it was a big FAIL – HAHA. They were supposed to be shaped like soft pretzels. Sometimes when I try to be fancy, it doesn’t work out! Can anyone relate? 

mixing up keto fat head dough

Hip Tips:


  • Use oil on your hands when working with Fat Head dough. This type of dough can be on the sticky side. Sometimes it helps to place it in the fridge for several minutes, and also add oil to your hands when touching the dough to make these bread bites.

  • A non-stick pastry mat can also help make things easier. I used mine when rolling out the tubes of Fat Head Dough to make the bites, and it was helpful.

  • When baking, make sure to use a baking mat or parchment paper. Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper first to avoid any sticking.

  • Make a keto dipping sauce! Here’s a great easy to make keto cheese sauce from OfficiallyGlutenFree.com. Other non-traditional options could include honey mustard, marinara sauce, guacamole, warm artichoke dip, and alfredo sauce!

cutting dough to make bread bites

egg wash on small dough bites


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Keto Soft Bread Dipping Bites

yield: 4 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Bite into a warm, soft cheese bread bite straight from the oven that's keto and oh so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (one for the recipe, one for an egg wash)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To a microwave safe bowl, add almond flour, baking powder, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese.

2

Microwave in 30-second intervals until the cheese is melted, about 60-90 seconds.

3

Add the first egg and salt. Stir very well to incorporate into a dough. Shape into a dough ball.

4

Separate dough into 4 parts. Roll each portion into a one-inch tube shape. Cut about 8 bites from each tube, and transfer to a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.

5

Beat the second egg in a small bowl, and use a kitchen brush to apply egg wash to the tops of dough. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.

6

Place in oven for about 10-12 minutes until outside is slightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 32 pretzel bites, Serving Size: 8 pretzel bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222, Total Carbohydrates: 4g, Fiber: 1g, Net Carbohydrates: 3g, Total Fat: 17g, Protein: 14g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

easy baked bread bites on a baking sheet

Such a great KETO snack to share with your hungry crew!

If you’re expecting a larger crowd, this would be very easy to double or triple the recipe and make a bunch. I love that there were no yeast packets involved or bread-making techniques. This is a simple and yummy keto recipe I hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did!

easy bread dippers keto snack


Try our other EASY to make yummy keto appetizers! 

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Comments 17

  1. Liz Kelly

    We have been making these for a few months now. We found that they do not reheat well. The last few times, we have halved the recipe to make sure we don’t waste any.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the feedback, Liz! Great idea to halve the recipe! Happy you have been enjoying these!

  2. Dawn

    I am very new to keto. I made pizza using the fathead dough. I only put some ricotta, mozzarella, and basil on top. It tasted delicious, but after 2 pieces of pizza, I was nauseous all day. It was the only thing I ate all day because the mention of food made my stomach turn. I woke up the next time, thought it was a fluke. Ate a piece. Nauseous all day again! Is it that high fat content maybe? Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Jess

      Hey dawn, I have one small slice of keto pizza everyday for lunch at work. It tastes better than regular pizza for me and is filling. Maybe it’s the ricotta, maybe a touch of lactose, intolerance, maybe like you said it might be heavier than what your used to. hopefully, it works out if you make it again, maybe try different toppings.

      • Dawn

        Thank you! I think I might add some spinach on top. Hopefully it helps a little.

  3. Jess

    Any suggestions for the keto cheese dip to go with the pretzels?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, we have that in the post. Look under the blue section that says Hip Tips!

  4. Jody

    Is there a way to make this without eggs or with a substitute? Has anyone tried this?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi there! I did some research for you online and it does look like you can make it without the egg and it should be fine according to Reddit. I haven’t personally tested however- hope that helps!

  5. Jessica

    These are so cute and taste like real pretzels. They were so easy to make and I think kids would like making them too. Reminded me of play dough when rolling the dough and cutting it. For me, they were still good when reheating in the microwave, just did it for a short time. The cheese dip suggested was amazing and also good for dipping cauliflower in. I find myself enjoying these pretzel bites alone. They are totally yummy.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Glad to hear these were a hit, Jessica! Thanks for letting us know how yummy they turned out!

  6. Sam

    I have these in the oven now. My dough was suuuuuper oily. Like dripping in oil. I followed the directions to the t. After microwaving the cheese etc to melt, it sprung oil like crazy from the cheese. I put it in the fridge for about 10-15 mins before putting it in the oven in hopes it helped. I hope they still turn out ok. They smell good in there. I’ll post again once they’re done…..

    • Sam

      Update: after 10 mins they’re swimming in oil…I drained it out the pan and put them back in for another 6 mins. They weren’t close to browning and still felt very soft. I’m not sure what I did wrong. Is it cuz I used a brick of mozzarella and shredded it myself? Another update coming when they’re done…..

  7. Sam

    So, final update, after flipping them and leaving them in another 5 mins (total 25 mins) they turned out yum! Definitely nothing like a pretzel…mine are dense and like a mini biscuit but yum regardless. Made a spicy mayo dip as well as some salsa and they both worked nicely. Thanks for the recipe. Still not sure what I did wrong but I’m still happy in the end 😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah good! And ya I’m unsure either, except like you said maybe the fat or oil content was more in your cheese? Try a diff brand next time maybe. Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Julie tsalapatas

    Can you dip these in boiling water with baking soda and get a real pretzel taste ?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That sounds like a fun idea! If you try let us know 👍

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