These easy coconut bread rolls are made with coconut flour and psyllium husk powder making them keto, low carb, paleo and gluten-free. Enjoy them as a keto dinner roll with butter, or fill them for a tasty lunch.
After my delight with the flaxseed bread rolls, I thought that I would have a play with another low carb bread roll and used coconut flour. The key to these is the psyllium husk powder as they make the coconut flour rolls more "bread like" and is almost essential in low carb and gluten free baking now as it as a binder in the absence of gluten.
I was asked if they tasted "coconutty" which I don't think that they do too much. I think the addition of the flax-seed flour takes the edge off any coconut flavour. I added it to give the roll an added texture as the mixture seemed to be a bit too wet for my liking. Coconut flour can sometimes have an acquired taste but I've made a batch with onion powder and herbs which were delicious. Perhaps try them plain, then see how you go and add some other herbs and flavours.
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IS COCONUT FLOUR KETO?
Coconut flour is a type of flour made from ground dried coconuts. It is high in fiber, low in carbohydrate and high in protein. A 1oz (28g) serving is 8g net carbohydrates with 6g protein and 10g fiber.
Coconut flour can initially take a while to adjust to baking with for low carb bread recipes as it absorbs a lot of liquid and needs a lot of eggs with just a small volume of flour. It's one of my favorite flours to bake keto bread recipes with now.
The absorbency of liquid can vary between different coconut flour brands so you may need additional hot water when making this recipe. Add a bit of water at a time until you have a firm and pliable dough.
A tip with the psyllium husk powder is to run it through a coffee grinder to make it finer in texture. It helps prevent and gritty texture in these keto bread rolls.
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT FLOUR ROLLS
Don't worry if the mixture looks a bit wet, just fashion some rolls the best you can and they will bake fine. I find using wet hands to do this helps.
Mix all the dry ingredients
Add the eggs and egg whites
Pour the apple cider vinegar over the mixture
Add hot water to the dough, a bit at a time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These coconut flour rolls freeze well too! I've started making a weekly batch and pop some in the freezer. That way I have some on hand if I am having soup or fancy a snack. Or take out the freezer the night before so I can have one toasted with my morning eggs.
Keep the low carb bread rolls in the refrigerator and ideally in a sealed container. If they start to become too moist, pop them in a hot oven or air fryer for a crispier roll.
If you want to make these low carb bread rolls with almond flour, increase the flour to 2 cups.
Use a 1lb loaf pan and cook for about 10 minutes longer for a keto coconut flour bread. You may need to double up the recipe for a large loaf as this only makes 6 small rolls (4 medium burger sized rolls)
MORE KETO BREAD ROLL RECIPES
Keto Vegan Bread Rolls (Dairy-free)
Nut Free & Coconut Free Bread Rolls (Good for nut allergies)
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This recipe was originally posted in April 2018. The content and photographs have been revised but the recipe remains the same.
Coconut Flour Rolls
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F degrees
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the coconut flour, baking powder, psyllium husk powder, flax-seed flour and salt in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add the coconut oil and eggs and blend well until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and mix well.
- Gently add the water, a bit at time and stir into the mixture (you may not need it all).
- Using your hands, make a ball of the dough (I find keeping my hands wet helps with the sticky dough).
- Place the balls on the parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Make for 30 minutes until golden and firm.