These fathead keto breadsticks are so delicious, they’re guaranteed to be a family favorite! Light, fluffy, and drizzled in garlic butter and parmesan, these breadsticks are absolutely irresistible.
If you plan to share this fathead garlic bread with friends or family, take my advice and make a big batch. Otherwise, everyone will be fighting over the last one!
This recipe is one of my biggest hits with non-Keto eaters. My family is very picky, and they devoured every last bite. That’s how I knew I had a winner.
I created these as a copycat Little Caesars Crazy Bread recipe. In my opinion, they may be even more delicious than the original.
I just love how light and fluffy these low carb keto breadsticks are inside. Plus, they’re topped with melted butter, parmesan, and garlic powder, making them pretty irresistible.
Oh, and did I mention they only take about 10 minutes to prep?
Don’t just take my word for it. Whip up a batch of them and see for yourself how amazing they are!
Fathead keto breadsticks
Anyone familiar with keto or low carb knows to stay away from bread. It’s packed with junk carbs that will kick you out of ketosis.
But the good news is that you can easily whip up a batch of keto breadsticks right at home! They are made with low carb ingredients, so they’re perfectly acceptable to enjoy on a low carb diet.
Anyone familiar with fathead dough will recognize the ingredients in this recipe. Fathead refers to a dough that uses low carb flour and shredded mozzarella to create bread products.
If it sounds too good to be true, you’ll be amazed how much melted mozzarella mimics the texture of gluten!
These fathead breadsticks rise beautifully and are so satisfying. You’ll feel like you’re eating traditional breadsticks, but without the guilt!
Calories per serving
With all the cheese and melted butter in this recipe, you may be wondering how many calories are in each serving.
This recipe is for 6 total servings. After baking, I like to cut the dough into 12 sticks. So for me, each serving is 2 sticks.
At that size, each serving of 2 keto breadsticks will be 293 calories. Not too bad!
They’re perfect for a nice appetizer or a side with dinner. For an extra treat, serve them with a side of keto marinara for dipping!
Do you need to use whey protein?
I’ve had a few readers ask me if the whey protein can be substituted or omitted.
Personally, I think the whey protein adds a nice flour-like texture and taste to this fathead garlic bread. These breadsticks are much lighter and fluffier inside than ones I made without whey protein.
However, if you don’t have whey protein, you can substitute with more almond or coconut flour.
Delicious low carb breadsticks
This recipe is one that my friends and family ask me to make again and again. With all that melted butter and cheese, who can blame them?
It seriously tastes just like a copycat crazy bread recipe, but with a fraction of the carbs.
I would be surprised if you have any leftovers. But if you do, you can store the fathead garlic bread in the fridge for up to a week.
I reheat mine in the toaster oven, but the oven will work as well. They’ll come out tasting just as amazing as when they’re freshly baked!
Other tasty finger foods
Looking for more easy keto appetizers to serve family or guests before the main meal? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Cauliflower Cheese Bread uses cauliflower as the base of these delicious, cheesy breadsticks!
- Keto Sausage Balls are made with almond flour for a delicious low carb, gluten-free, paleo friendly snack.
- Keto Cheese Sticks are a tasty, satisfying snack or appetizer that can be kept in the freezer for a quick bite anytime!
- Baked Zucchini Chips make for an amazing snack. Then oven-baked, crispy chips are perfect with your favorite dip.
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Strips are just as delicious as they sound. They’ll be gone in a flash!
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Cheesy Low Carb Garlic Bread Sticks
- 1 cup blanched almond flour plus extra for kneading dough
- 3 tablespoons unflavored whey protein powder or coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum optional
- 1-½ cups mozzarella grated, I used 160 grams of Kraft 2%
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 3 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, whey protein, coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt and xanthan gum.
- In large bowl, melt mozzarella cheese in microwave (for my 900 watt oven it took about 2 minutes at 40% power)
- Stir eggs, butter, and dry mix into mozzarella until dough forms. If cheese begins to harden, you may need to microwave dough ball 5-10 seconds at high to get all ingredients incorporated into dough. Add additional almond flour as needed if dough is too sticky.
- Place dough ball between two large sheets of parchment paper.
- Using rolling pin, roll dough out to a circle about ¼ inch thick.
- Peel off top piece of parchment paper.
- Place dough (still on parchment paper) onto baking sheet
- Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into stick size pieces.
- Mix all topping ingredients together and spread onto sliced dough.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until top begins to brown.
- Remove from oven. Serve warm.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 2 [calories] => 293 [carbohydrates] => 7 [protein] => 9 [fat] => 27 [sodium] => 431 [fiber] => 3 [serving_unit] => sticks [saturated_fat] => 11 [cholesterol] => 98 [potassium] => 162 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 567 [calcium] => 176 [iron] => 1 )
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First Published: February 13, 2015... Last Updated: April 23, 2020
Made these tonight to go with our spaghetti made with spaghetti squash, was absolutely delish!!! Thank you for the recipe!
What brand unflavored whey protein do you use.
I use Isopure as it's zero carbs. But any unflavored whey isolate powder should be okay. You can also leave it out and use almond flour instead.
I have tried so many bread recipes that come out dry and flavorless. This recipe comes out chewy with a rich flavor. I reduced the salt in the recipe and the result was perfect. I'm ready to serve it with a delish keto dinner! Thanks for testing and providing such a good recipe!
I like the idea, but I cannot eat cheese. Can this bread be made without the cheese or can I use something else?
I've had good results using dairy-free cheese, but it does add more carbs.
Your recipes look interesting
I’m new to low carb cooking but like carb quick for baking. Not a fan of almond flour
Will try the breadsticks
This bread was Amazing - Thank you for sharing. Even my non-Keto friends wanted the recipe.
I'm so glad these low carb breadsticks were a hit!
Hi Lisa - you may notice I am searching for bread! Again, in the US ingredients it says you used 160 grams of Kraft 2% but the metric list says 56 grams mozzarella shredded! Which is correct please - I do not have USA cup measures.
Always go with what's in the ingredient list vs the linked measurement.