Flaxseed psyllium husk bread rolls that are easy to make and look like proper bread too! High in fibre, low in carbs and gluten free they are a great healthy bread roll.
Are you following a low carb or gluten free lifestyle (I refuse to use the word diet) and missing bread? Need a bread roll for your keto and paleo lunch plan? Behold the flaxseed bread roll with just 2g net carbs each!
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After dropping the husband off at the airport this week, my mind wandered to what I could bake that I enjoy and he wouldn't. I love flaxseed bread which he is not as keen on so thought I would try this in roll form and add psyllium husk powder to make it a bit more "bread-like". I was so delighted with the results that I shared it immediately on Facebook and the response made me push this recipe at the top of the list to publish.
Keto Bread Rolls
Since the rolls contain psyllium husk powder and flaxseed they are very high in fibre and filling. I munched two for lunch and they kept for going for hours. I used golden flaxseed flour but you could use the darker one if you wish. I am just so excited about this recipe that I've already got a list of variations and flavours to try out so watch this space for more healthy bread!
Below are a couple I had for lunch with avocado, tomato and lettuce with a slathering of mayonnaise. Very tasty and filling.
OTHER LOW CARB BREAD ROLLS TO BAKE:
Low Carb Flaxseed & Psyllium Bread Rolls
- 2 cups ground golden flaxseed
- 5 egg whites
- 2 egg yolks
- 4 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons pysllium husk powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup boiling water
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
- Place the flaxseed, baking powder, salt and psyllium husk powder in a bowl and whisk the ingredients together.
- Add the egg whites and egg yolk and whisk well.
- Add the oil and apple cider vinegar and whisk until the mixture is combined.
- Pour the boiling water into the mixture and whisk to combine. The mixture will be slightly sticky.
- Using wet hands, roll the dough into 6 balls and place on a parchment lined baking tin.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
I want to try your recipe but I would like to know what's the reason behind using ACV in the recipe. Thank you for your response
It acts as a raising ingredient along with the baking powder. When you are baking without gluten or yeast, you need another way to make the bread rolls rise.
I made these and they turned out beautifully but too fishy for me. I did it again and substituted ground hemp seed and baked it 40 minutes in a loaf pan. Delicious
I like the idea of ground hempseed. Flaxseed can go rancid if not stored correctly, so it may be the result of the flavor.
These are awesome! I've been looking for something like this for years. I've tried sooo many other recipes using almond and coconut flour and usually never care to make them again. For some reason, the idea of flaxseed didn't interest me. I just had an egg salad on one of these buns that was very filling and satisfying. I will definitely make them again.
Delighted you enjoy them! They are very filling! One with a bowl of soup can set me up for most of the day!
when i made mine came with big pockets of air , any idea why?
If the buns appear to have large hollow bubbles inside, it may be due to the psyllium. Make sure you use powder, not whole husks. Otherwise, use a coffee grinder or blender and pulse until fine and powdery. Use whipped egg whites to make these fluffier.
Can you substitute cream of tartar for baking soda?
I've not tried it but it might work.
Is it really 413 calories for one roll that’s alot
That will be the flaxseed, high in calories and fiber but low in carbs.
Is there something I could replace the ACV with? My husband cannot have ACV (I know it sounds wrong but it’s the truth. Lol). I saw that you said don’t use white vinegar so I thought I’d ask. Thanks
I've heard of some people not being able to have ACV. White wine vinegar might work without changing the flavour too much.
This recipe looks delicious!
Can you make this bread recipe vegan? I have people in my family who are allergic to eggs.
I've not tried it but you could substitute the egg with a chia gel.
A big Thank You for posting this recipe! I finally found a keto bun recipe I like! In a few years making keto recipes I've never found a recipe that is as good as this for buns. Made burgers and was able to have a real burger with a bun I didn't hate! Thanks!!!
Glad you enjoyed them! I love how they replaced my beloved wholemeal buns for me. Thank you for lovely comments!
I don't commonly comment but I gotta tell thank you for the
post on this amazing one :D.
These were great. My husband and I both enjoyed these a lot and will be making them on a regular basis. Like the texture a lot better than almond flour breads we have tried. More like a wheat roll. Will try them toasted with a little butter next. Thanks!
Glad to hear you enjoyed them.
These are SO wonderful! Just perfect for a quick sandwich, a slab of marinated tofu with lettuce and tomato or a burger! They are light and tasty but they don't fall apart on you midway through your meal! I made another batch today. I do make them a bit bigger though - 5 instead of 6. (I prefer to have one that's a bit bigger than to go for a second one!) I also added 2 tsp of monk fruit sweetner to the mix of this last batch.
For me, the test of good bread is: Is it tasty and satisfying with just butter? Well, you know the answer to that one with these lovelies!
Thank you, Angela!
Glad you enjoyed them. I'm making a batch myself this weekend for an extra fiber boost!
Can you make these without the psyllium husk powder and still have them turnout?
They will be a bit more flatter and denser.
I am so excited about this recipe! I do not eat low carb but I love anything flax. This bread is amazing!! I ate a roll like a bun with a veggie burger. I will be making these weekly. Thank you!
I'm delighted you enjoy them! Thank you for your kind review!
Yes James, of course the math is the math but I think the problems occur because if the powder is packed down into the cup it will weigh more than if the powder is just loosely placed.
Hi, I have just made these and am really impressed by the outcome! Thank you for posting! How should I store the remaining ones? I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes out. 🙂
Thanks! I keep mine in a container in the fridge. Happy baking!
Wow, thank you for this. Just had mine with an Avocado...I love it
Thank you! A great choice of filling!
Hi Angela! Do you think I can make this in a loaf pan instead of rolls?
Yes, but you may need to bake it a bit longer.
Thank you so much - cause God knows i have missed my toast!!
That smell of toast in the morning is something I miss too!
Made this last night, subbed the psyllium for 2 tbl spoons of almond flour and 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum, Turned out fantastic. made burger buns and hot dog buns. Really made my day.
Thank you so much.
Great to hear!
I tried this! I didn’t have the psyllium husk so used the recommended here. It didn’t cook all the way was mushy inside after 33 minutes . Any suggestions?
The nutritional information states that they have 34 grams of fat. Is this accurate ? Thanks
It was showing for whole seeds, I've changed it to reflect them ground into flour. 26g
Is it possible to use 4 whole eggs? (Not sure if the egg whites have a particular purpose.. ) thanks!
You could but the consistency will be a bit heavier.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I can't get enough these flax bread! I have made them 3 times and they are so versatile both in shape and taste! I made them in to rectangles for sandwiches and circular with avocado or PB and apples. This recipe was exactly what i was looking for when I discovered how much sugar was in loafs of bread. One question though, the insides of my bread dont get fully cooked each time I bake them. So, my solution was to cut them in half and put them back in the oven. Any other suggestions or what I could be doing wrong?
Thank you so much for this recipe!
Hi Sophie! Glad you are enjoying them! Have you tried baking them for a bit longer at a higher temperature? Or make them slightly smaller to see if they cook through?
try baking on lowest rack of oven and maybe bake a little longer
Can I use white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar?
No. It would not work and would taste bitter.
Holly L Bilski
I've made these 3 times now with both golden and dark flax, and they're lovely!
Yah! Glad you like them!
I'm new to low carb and keto cooking, so i researched a lot of low carb bread recipes, I finally chose this one and i must say they are absolutely gorgeous, light tasty and came out crispy on top. very easy to make and even easier to eat, I'm going to try the recipe in a bread loaf tin next, i will post with the results. I cooked mine on a slightly cooler setting and a little longer, perfect. Welcome back bread/sandwich. 🙂
Huzzah1 I'm delighted you enjoy these as much as I do! Please feel free to post pictures of the loaf here or on Facebook! Thanks for choosing this recipe and happy baking!
Hi, Can u tell me where I can get the psyllium hucks powder and Flax meal from that is NOT expensive? I'm on a fixed income. Thanks...........
I get my psyllium husk powder from a chemist under the "colon cleansing" area. It's normally cheaper than the health food shops. For the flax meal, look at the supermarkets for packets of linseed. This is the same as flax seed and can be ground down to the meal/flour using a coffee grinder. Sometimes they have the packets in a ground form too. I've noticed that the packets are smaller and cheaper than purchasing a large bag of flax meal. Perhaps have a look at Amazon too?
I found m local grocer sells flax meal under their organic brand for about $2.99lb - if you've got a kroger, or one of their subsidiaries company's around check there
Also if you local grocer sells bob's red mill, they've got some for pretty cheap to.
I've been looking for some good recipes for flax flour and other wheat alternatives. (I grind my own gold flax seed, but grind it fine instead of coarse.) Coconut is the next less expensive and available to me. I've used a basic flax recipe to make muffins, but this site appears to have the best alternatives for something I can use for sandwiches - can't give them up! So I'm going to try both the flax and coconut flour recipes here.
I have one question though. I take daily doses of unfiltered apple cider vinegar for my blood sugar. Is this the ACV that you are referring to when you list Apple Cider Vinegar? It's what I'd prefer to use.
Hi, yes it is! I drink it in the morning with some water too. I recommend the flaxseed bread rolls with pysllium husk powder. Very "bread" like. Happy baking and thanks for getting in touch.
how many calories in one roll. if i am reading it correct the calorie count is for six rolls BUT i am afraid the count could be one roll? i am going to make a batch and figure it out. Thank you so much.
Hi, that should be the calorie count per roll. It's still only 2g net carbs per roll though! Enjoy!
Are you using flax seeds or flax meal?
I made a similar recipe from a GF bread book & your rolls look amazing so I need to make them soon!
Looks great and easy enough.
They look like whole meal pitta breads, I will take photos next time I bake a bunch 🙂
Please do! Would be great to share them too!
Very nice rolls, really feel like soda bread. I had previously come up with this similar recipe (only advante is that it is 31 kcal per mini-roll)
4 tbsp(s), Seeds, flaxseed
5 Tablespoon, Psyllium Husks Powder
2 tsp, Leavening agents, baking powder, low-sodium
0.50 Tsp (1g), Himalayan Pink Salt
2.50 tbsp(s), Apple Cider Vinegar
5 large, Eggs - White only, raw
0.88 cup, Water
Sounds good! Thanks for sharing! Send photos!
Heya! Love your recipes! Saw this one today and tried it immediately! Just a couple things--
2 cups flax meal came to approx 200g for me. How did you get 330g?
Also my macros for 1 bun via MFPwas-
Total carbs- 5.2g
Net carbs- 0.9
Can there be such a vast difference?
I make my own ground flax meal at home with roasted flaxseeds.
Little confused ?
I just used an online converter for the flax seed as I use cups. Wonder if there is a density difference to the information that I found online? The nutritional information comes from nutritionselfdata.com and might vary due to brands of ingredients used perhaps?
Right on the package of Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed: 3 tbsp = 31 g (and 2 net carbs). There are 16 tbsp in one cup, so one cup would have 165 g. 2 cups = 330 grams. Don't know what you bought, but the math is the math.
Elaine @ foodbod
They look really good!