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Keto Pretzel Bites Using Fathead Dough

Keto Pretzel Bites Using Fathead Dough

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 dough 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 (approx. 8 inches long). Cut about 8 (1 inch) 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 top of dough bites. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.

6

Place in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until the outside is slightly browned. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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

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soft keto pretzel bites on a plate with cheese sauce

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!

keto pretzel 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 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!

keto soft pretzel fail

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? 

mixing up keto fat head dough

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.
    • 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!

cutting dough to make keto pretzel bites

egg wash on small dough bites


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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!

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 dough 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 (approx. 8 inches long). Cut about 8 (1 inch) 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 top of dough bites. Sprinkle the top with coarse salt.

6

Place in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until the outside is slightly browned. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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’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!

easy keto pretzel break bites as keto snack


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Comments 29

  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!

    • Sabrina

      If you have a toaster oven, they actually do taste great. I like to add some garlic butter to the warmed up bread.

  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. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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…..

      • deannahall

        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?

  6. 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!!

  7. 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 👍

    • Jess

      I tried this and they essentially disappeared…the dough broke apart

      • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

        Darn! That’s a bummer Jess! So sorry💔

  8. Alicia

    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

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh how great! I’m so glad you enjoyed 😀

  9. mommastrick

    Can you freeze this dough after cutting it in pieces for next time?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      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❤

  10. Donna

    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!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh hooray I’m so glad Donna! Thanks so much 💕

  11. Laura N

    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?
    Thank you!

  12. Charity Cayton

    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.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Charity! Thank you for letting is know. Enjoy the recipe❤

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