Our Keto Sweet Dinner Rolls Rival King’s Hawaiian

Keto Sweet Dinner Rolls

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 22 MINUTES

total time: 37 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cupcake pans to avoid any sticking and set aside.

2

In a medium-size bowl, add almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, grated parmesan cheese, and monk fruit (or preferred keto sweetener) and mix well. Set aside.

3

In a large microwavable bowl, add in the mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave in 30-second intervals until cheese is completely melted.

4

Once the cheese is melted, add in the dry ingredients and mix. Then add in 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of melted butter and knead until the dough is all combined. I found using my hands worked best, and you'll want to avoid over-mixing as this can result in less rise.

5

Scoop out dough with an ice cream scooper (about a 2" ball) and roll until smooth. This size will make a dinner-sized or slider-sized roll. Place in cupcake pan until the dough is evenly distributed.

6

Brush rolls with an egg wash (1 egg mixed with some water) to give a nice golden brown color before placing in the oven to bake for 18-22 minutes. Make sure to check halfway as the cooking time depends on your oven and how big your rolls are.

7

Remove from oven and brush 1 tablespoon of melted butter over freshly baked rolls. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 rolls, Serving Size: 1 roll
Amount Per Serving: 221 Calories | 18.4g Fat | 5.2g Total Carbs | 2.2g Fiber | 1.1g Sugar | 0g Sugar Alcohol | 10.6g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

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Hot, buttery, & sweet keto Hawaiian dinner rolls are the best and totally rival King’s Hawaiian.

Holding keto buttery dinner roll

Buttery rolls that are low-carb? Yes, please!

Who doesn’t love those savory and sweet dinner rolls just like the ones you’re served at restaurants and like the King’s Hawaiian rolls you buy at the store? 😋 Now you can make these at home, and it’s actually easier than you’d think.

The best part? These dinner rolls are keto and have just 3g net carbs per roll!

keto sweet dinner rolls on table

You may see the words “homemade keto Hawaiian rolls” and think this recipe will be confusing and complicated, but I have eliminated many typical steps that come with bread making. As long as you can mix and knead, you can make these delicious dinner rolls for your next gathering and wow your guests in under 30 minutes.

If you’re missing bread, you’ve got to make these!

basket full of fresh keto dinner rolls

Hip tips for making sweet keto Hawaiian rolls:

  • After several attempts making these using pineapple oil, I realized that the flavor of cheese and pineapple wasn’t the greatest combination. I decided to sweeten the rolls up with 2 teaspoons of monk fruit instead and some good ol’ butter.
  • There’s no rise time required for these rolls, so as soon as you mix the ingredients together, you can pop them directly into the oven. So easy!
  • We recommend using pre-shredded mozzarella cheese, rather than using fresh. The moisture in the fresh mozzarella can cause excess stickiness in the dough.
  • Rolling the dough balls will be easy, but note that the almond flour dough can get a little sticky so use some oil on your hands to roll into balls.
  • During holidays or larger gatherings, I often find that all my baking sheets are being used, so I use cupcake pans as my go-to for rolls. The rolls are typically on the smaller side, so they’re perfect portions and are easy to pop right out.

adding butter to dough for keto sweet dinner rolls

adding almond flour to dough for keto dinner rolls

size of dinner roll before baking

dinner rolls in a cupcake pan

fresh out of the oven keto dinner rolls


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Keto Sweet Dinner Rolls

yield: 9 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 22 MINUTES

total time: 37 MINUTES

Perfect low-carb buttery dinner rolls with a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease cupcake pans to avoid any sticking and set aside.

2

In a medium-size bowl, add almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, grated parmesan cheese, and monk fruit (or preferred keto sweetener) and mix well. Set aside.

3

In a large microwavable bowl, add in the mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave in 30-second intervals until cheese is completely melted.

4

Once the cheese is melted, add in the dry ingredients and mix. Then add in 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of melted butter and knead until the dough is all combined. I found using my hands worked best, and you'll want to avoid over-mixing as this can result in less rise.

5

Scoop out dough with an ice cream scooper (about a 2" ball) and roll until smooth. This size will make a dinner-sized or slider-sized roll. Place in cupcake pan until the dough is evenly distributed.

6

Brush rolls with an egg wash (1 egg mixed with some water) to give a nice golden brown color before placing in the oven to bake for 18-22 minutes. Make sure to check halfway as the cooking time depends on your oven and how big your rolls are.

7

Remove from oven and brush 1 tablespoon of melted butter over freshly baked rolls. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 rolls, Serving Size: 1 roll
Amount Per Serving: 221 Calories | 18.4g Fat | 5.2g Total Carbs | 2.2g Fiber | 1.1g Sugar | 0g Sugar Alcohol | 10.6g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

fresh dinner rolls

Hot, buttery, and sweet keto Hawaiian rolls are the best—and these ones smell of homemade goodness.

You will have no complaints while serving these up at your next family gathering. Just make sure to make a big batch if you want any for yourself!

Hawaiian keto rolls

My Hip Sidekick Chelsey also made these keto Hawaiian rolls, and here’s what she had to say about them:

“These were delicious! I don’t follow a keto diet and was honestly super skeptical that they would be good, but they turned out great. Plus, they are really easy to make. When adding the egg and butter, I thought for sure I had messed them up, but if you just keep mixing they turn out fine.

making keto ham & cheese sliders

We made them with the Ham & Cheese Sliders recipe, and my husband and I both enjoyed them while also discussing all of the great ways you could use these rolls. We’re going to try them out with jam for breakfast, with avocado slices, and to build turkey sandwiches – the uses for them really are endless!”


Want something sweeter? Try our keto cinnamon rolls!

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Comments 47

  1. Colleen

    Smells sooo good…can’t wait…just another minute or so…

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Did you love them, Colleen?

  2. Alicia K.

    I am allergic to nuts… can I sub anything for the almond flour? THANKS! they look amazing!

  3. Chrissy

    Can I use Swerve instead of the monk fruit if so in what measurment please?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, you would use the same about of Swerve as monk fruit sweetener!

  4. Susan A.

    I was just wondering because I haven’t researched this myself, but is yeast permitted on the Keto diet and would it work in the breads? Just curious.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! Yeast can be used on Keto. Our recipes don’t contain yeast as they are more quick and easy to make. Hope this helps!

      • Susan A

        Thanks Amber! I may have to experiment. If I do, I’ll let you know how things go!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          GREAT! You’re so welcome! 😊

  5. Pat R.

    Is there another cheese that can be used besides mozzarella? It doesn’t agree with me! 🙁

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Although we haven’t personally tried this, you could try shredded provolone. Please let us know how it works for you, Pat R.!

  6. Lynn Suan

    Oh wow… it’s really fluffy, smells so good and it really is yummy. I will make garlic bread, burger buns, cinnamon buns etc.. using this recipe.
    I send it to my friends too who’s searching for easy and fluffy bread recipes.
    Love this recipe !😁
    Thanks Susan👍

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Lynn! So glad that you love this versatile recipe enough to share with friends❤ Thank you for your sweet feedback!

  7. Reen

    Do you have to use the cheese? If not, do you need to add more flour?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Reen! Great question! Unfortunately, this recipe would not work without the cheese.

  8. Susan

    Really good. Husband approved! Thank you!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Susan! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! We love them too!

  9. Dan

    Hi, this sounds really good. I generally do not care for the flavor that coconut flour brings to dishes. I read the ‘flour’ page (also good stuff!). What I didn’t find is if/how I would use all almond flour, substituting it for the coconut flour in this recipe? And, once subbed to all almond flour, would the recipe still work? Thanks in advance for a reply.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Dan! You could sub almond flour but this would change the flavor & texture and possibly would not be close to the original recipe. The coconut is added not for flavor but for texture in this recipe. It is such a trivial amount that you may not notice it. I have personally made this recipe and could not taste any coconut. If you omit the coconut it would be more of an almond flavor & a different texture. We do have a bagel recipe that could be made into rolls that you may want to try too! Hope this helps❤
      https://hip2keto.com/recipes/easy-keto-bagels/

  10. Sally Forcey

    Can these be made ahead to say take camping?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I would! But remember without preservatives these will go bad fast. I would keep them on ice and only for a few days.

  11. Connie J Horil

    Do I refrigerate the leftovers?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Connie! I always refrigerate my homemade keto goods to give them a longer shelf life. Since they are preservative free they tend to go bad quicker. ❤

  12. Kelly

    Hi there! Can you use grated parmesan in the green can or should you use the fresh stuff in the refrigerator foods?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi there Kelly! You will need the fresh stuff for this recipe.❤

    • Beth

      What can I use instead of monk fruit

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        You can find some other sweetener alternatives here.

  13. Tiffani

    Hi. If I want to make these tomorrow and do prep ahead would you suggest just making the dough ahead and cooking tomorrow? Or completely making the rolls and just warm them up tomorrow ?

    • Mark

      I was hoping to know also

    • Jen

      Same question!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You could make these tonight and store them in the refrigerator until tomorrow. Tomorrow I would pop them in the oven with some fresh melted butter over them to get warm then serve.

  14. tiffany

    Amazing! Thank you!!!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Tiffany! So glad you enjoyed these❤

  15. Debi

    A normal fathead dough roll. Good and buttery but nowhere close to a Hawaiian sweet roll.

  16. lindy

    I really enjoyed these and made small sandwiches with them for dinner. I wish they could have risen more but they tasted good and not dry like I thought they would my kid even ate them.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Thanks for letting us know how they turned out! Glad you enjoyed them!

  17. Desiree Borst

    I just made these and they are fantastic! I tried a different recipe awhile back, but these are the best! Thank you! New into Keto…also I didnt have the Monk fruit sugar so I used the same amount of Stevia Extract baking blend!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much for the feedback! Just in case you switch sweeteners again, you can use this conversion chart here.

  18. karen snyder

    can these be frozen ? and would i bake the rolls before i freeze ? any help would be helpful Thanks

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! You could freeze the dough and then thaw out before baking. Hoping that helps!

  19. MDording

    Can’t wait to try these!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Enjoy! Let us know how you like them!

  20. J.P.

    Do you know if these freeze well (leftovers)?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi J.P! These may freeze well in an airtight ziploc bag. Hope this helps!

  21. Ruth

    Maybe just a touch of pineapple extract would give it more Hawaiian taste, just a thought

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you for the idea, Ruth!

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