Keto Pretzel Bites Using Fathead Dough
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Looking for a yummy keto snack?
Try making these little keto pretzel bites, perfect for dipping into your favorite sauces. They’re topped with coarse salt and make a perfect keto appetizer or snack any day of the week.
The secret for keeping these 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 for pizza crust!
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 how to use fathead dough to make soft pretzel bites that you can dip into cheddar cheese sauce or other keto-friendly sauces for a yummy snack!
The best part, there are no fancy ingredients needed 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 above, 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?
Hip Recipe 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, then add oil to your hands when touching the dough.
- 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 to avoid any sticking.
- Make a keto dipping sauce! Here’s a great recipe to make keto cheese sauce! Other options could include honey mustard, marinara sauce, guacamole, warm artichoke dip, and alfredo sauce! YUM.
- Garlic Bites Idea: Another way to serve these would be to brush these bites with melted butter, add a touch of garlic powder, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese!
Keto Pretzel Bites Using Fathead Dough
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!
- 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 dough recipe, one for an egg wash)
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To a microwave safe bowl, add almond flour, baking powder, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese.
Microwave in 30-second intervals until the cheese is melted, about 60-90 seconds.
Add the first egg and salt. Stir very well to incorporate into a dough. Shape into a dough ball.
Separate dough into 4 parts. Roll each portion into a one-inch tube shape (approx. 8 inches long). Cut about 8 (1 inch) bites from each tube, and transfer to a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
Beat the second egg in a small bowl and use a kitchen brush to apply egg wash to the top of dough bites. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.
Place in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until the outside is slightly browned. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Yield: 32 pretzel bites, Serving Size: 8 pretzel bites
Amount Per Serving: 222 Calories | 17g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 1g Fiber | 14g Protein | 3g Net Carbs
Such a great KETO snack to share with your hungry crew!
If you’ve got hangry family members 🙋♀️, you could easily 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!
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.
Thanks for the feedback, Liz! Great idea to halve the recipe! Happy you have been enjoying these!
If you have a toaster oven, they actually do taste great. I like to add some garlic butter to the warmed up bread.
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!
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.
Thank you! I think I might add some spinach on top. Hopefully it helps a little.
If you’re new to keto, it’s probably keto flu. This will pass after a couple days. Drink some propel
Is there a way to make this without eggs or with a substitute? Has anyone tried this?
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!
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.
Yay! Glad to hear these were a hit, Jessica! Thanks for letting us know how yummy they turned out!
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…..
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…..
Mine just did the same thing. This is the first fat head dough recipe that I have used that called for baking powder. I wonder if that could be it? My brand of ingredients haven’t changed and I’ve not had anything be so greasy?
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 😊
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!!
Can you dip these in boiling water with baking soda and get a real pretzel taste ?
That sounds like a fun idea! If you try let us know 👍
I tried this and they essentially disappeared…the dough broke apart
Darn! That’s a bummer Jess! So sorry💔
This was a Super easy thing to make. I added some garlic powder and onion powder. These are Delicious! I will be making a few batches of these! Thanks for sharing this recipe
Oh how great! I’m so glad you enjoyed 😀
Can you freeze this dough after cutting it in pieces for next time?
Hi there! You can freeze this dough. However I would suggest rolling it up in a ball and freezing it. Then I would let it defrost and roll it out and cut it into pieces. Hope this helps❤
These were totally awesome!! Straight out of the oven I couldn’t stop eating them. Made for friends
and right away they asked for the recipe! They are still good cold or even the next day. Yes, they have lost their crispness but still good heated in microwave and dipped. Thank you!!
Oh hooray I’m so glad Donna! Thanks so much 💕
This looks absolutely delicious! I will be trying this out for sure. I am very new to keto and came across it a few days ago, and was hoping I could get some advice from the experts here. Apparently you could sign up for a custom keto diet? I got the info from https://dietsandwhatnot.wixsite.com/for-you/post/_keto . Is this worth it?
Hi Laura! I am not aware of this website but I do know that we have lots of meals plans on our site & all our information is free! I can also direct you on where to start! Have you also joined our community? There is lots of tips there too. Let me know if I can help in any other way❤
Where to start:
Can’t wait to try! I wanted to let you know something is wrong with the calibration for printing the recipe. It started part way down the page making a one page recipe 2 pages. I just copied and pasted it to another page to print.
Hi Charity! Thank you for letting is know. Enjoy the recipe❤
I did not like this at all. Looked like bread but was not. Straight to trash.
I’m sorry you did not like this, liz.
Has anyone tried making them in an air fryer?
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Hi there! Are you looking to share this recipe? You can do that with the options listed at the bottom or top right of the page. Hope this helps!
I am still trying to find where I can get the keto-fathead-dough. It doesn’t seem to be carried in the grocery stores where I have shopped.
Hi there! You can make the Fathead Dough with this recipe here –> https://hip2keto.com/recipes/fat-head-pizza-crust-recipe/
Could you reheat them in the air fryer at a later time?
You could, but it would be faster in the microwave. They stay crispy if you warm them in the microwave.
Do you have to refrigerate after you make a batch? Mine came out delicious
You don’t have to refrigerate the pretzel bites after baking them. Glad to hear you’re enjoying them, Cristina!