These Low-Carb Keto Mini Buns are quick and easy. Made with almond flour, they're nutrient-dense and filling but have a traditional bread-like texture. They're delicious served plain with a pat of butter or spread with nut butter, cheese, or chia seed jam.
Are you missing bread and butter? Keto Mini Buns to the rescue!
I've recently had to delve into learning more about the keto diet. While I've been on a gluten-free diet for a long time, I'm able to eat oats, some other grains, and occasionally I use a gluten-free flour blend for baked goods.
But with the hubs on a low-carb ketogenic diet for health reasons, we've had to change our ways. Staying low-carb means cutting all grains from your diet.
And that means I have had to get creative about finding a way to keep his diet interesting.
These Low-Carb Keto Mini Buns have given him a way to enjoy simple everyday snacks like bread and cheese, a peanut butter sandwich or even bread with Blackberry Chia Seed Jam.
These Keto Mini Buns are nutrient-dense. They're hearty and filling so I make them small to keep their carb count low. I've made them in muffin tins, but my favourite way to bake them is in an 8-cavity mini loaf pan. They slice beautifully, hold their shape, and provide a surface on which to spread cream cheese, peanut butter, almond butter, or sandwich spreads made with salmon or chicken.
For breakfast, we toast them and make avocado toast!
And for appy time, I slice them thinly and use them as crostini, like in this recipe for Cranberry Whipped Ricotta Crostini. Try them with with herb and garlic-flavoured cheese and or these Warm Rosemary Olives with Lemon for an appetizer.
Tips for making Low Carb Keto Mini Buns
- Using a food processor makes this recipe super fast and easy. Combine melted butter and eggs, then add salt, almond flour, sesame seeds and herbs. Blend until smooth, then spoon into muffin cups or mini loaf pans and bake. That's it!
- Change the flavour by leaving out the sesame seeds or adding different herbs or sprinkle the tops with finely grated parmesan cheese before baking.
- Watch carefully. If made in small loaf pans or muffin cups, these only take 10 - 12 minutes to bake.
- Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and allow them to finish cooling on a rack.
- This recipe makes 6 small buns. I often double the recipe and freeze half in an air-tight container.
Super Easy Low-Carb Keto Mini Buns
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 4 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1 cup (100 gm) blanched Superfine almond flour
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds white or black or a combination of both
- 1 tablespoon dried herbs such as rosemary, dill, oregano, thyme
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Melt the butter.
- Add the melted butter and eggs to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the food processor and thoroughly combine.
- The batter will be quite liquid. Spoon into into parchment paper-lined muffin tins or non-stick mini loaf pans.
- Bake at 425°F for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. If you used paper liners, remove them now. Serve with butter, chia seed jam, nut butter, or cheese.
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This recipe was adapted from The Ultimate Low Carb Keto Buns at www.mypcoskitchen.com
Is the nutrition information for a whole mini bun? If so, what is the size of your mini loaf? Trying to help my husband count carbs so this looks great!
Flavour & Savour
I can understand your confusion! The recipe as written makes 6 muffin cup sized buns and the nutrition count refers to one of those buns. If you double the recipe to make 8 small loaves (which measure 2 3/8" wide x 3 5/8" long x 1 1/4" deep), my nutrition calculator tells me that each loaf would be 543 kcal, 11 g saturated fat, 21 g protein, 48 g fat, 15 g carbohydrates and 7 g fiber. Therefore the net carb count for each loaf would be 8 grams. Hope this helps you and your husband! Mine really likes these buns.
Do these freeze well? Are they okay on counter or should I refrigerator?
Flavour & Savour
Great question. I find they stay fresh in a container on the counter for a couple of days, but I freeze any I'm not going to eat in that time. Enjoy!
They look fantastic, such perfect little loaves fab perfect for a nice bowl of soup!
These buns look so delicious and soft! Can't wait to try this recipe!
These look so good! Can hardly believe they're keto friendly!
These look so good! I am obsessed with bread so am very interested in this healthier option!
I feel like bread would be the thing I'd miss most doing Keto so it's awesome that there are bun recipes like this!!
Flavour & Savour
You're so right! We become so dependent on bread, but this recipe fills that gap for me!