Eating keto just got easier and CHEESIER! If you’re looking for nut free keto bread recipes, these Keto Cheese Breadsticks are sure to hit the spot! This low carb bread is a fantastic accompaniment to your favorite meal!
Is anyone else a total sucker for breadsticks?! Growing up, I would quite literally choose a restaurant to eat dinner at based on whether or not they served complimentary breadsticks. 😂 Well, now that I follow a low-carb diet, I knew it was time to take typical, high-carb breadsticks and make them keto-friendly.
This is one of my favorite recipes because these breadsticks are downright MOUTHWATERING! They are an easy side to whip up, and only require 20 minutes of prep time! You’re going to LOVE these!
The BEST keto cheesy breadsticks
I’m sure by now, you know that at Real Balanced, evvverything is keto-friendly! I am a major advocate for following a ketogenic diet because eating low-carb allows me to feel my best! With Real Balanced, ketogenic dieters and low carbers alike, have a resource right at their fingertips filled with a TON of yummy meal, snack, and drink ideas! These cheese breadsticks follow suit!
With only 3.7 grams of net carbs per serving, these breadsticks are low carb AND keto-compliant. Can you believe it? Low carb BREADSTICKS? It’s a dream come true, isn’t it?! To keep this dish extra low in carbs, it was crucial for me to come up with an alternative for the dough. To do this, I utilized coconut flour and a variety of
Nut Free Keto Breadsticks
As many of you know, I have severe peanut and tree nut allergies, which means that I cannot bake with almond flour, a common ingredient in low-carb recipes. If you, too, have a nut allergy or cook for someone who does, these cheesy keto breadsticks are perfectly safe for you as they are made without any nut products!
Enjoying yummy foods on a nut free keto diet is SO possible! In fact, there is no reason to give up ANY of your favorite non-keto foods when switching over to the keto lifestyle. Everything can be made into a low-carb version, even breadsticks! Though some foods may require a bit of extra creativity and innovation, it is a fun way to practice your cooking skills and learn something along the way!
Be sure to take a look at all of my nut free keto recipes!
If you like breadsticks, you will LOVE this cheesy breadsticks recipe!
These cheesy breadsticks are seriously THE absolute best breadsticks out there. One of my favorite dishes that I’ve ever created, these breadsticks are absolutely incredible and include yummy ingredients, like cream cheese, butter, coconut flour, various spices, and of course, CHEESE!
I use coconut flour in this recipe for a number of reasons. Though I used to LOVE using almond flour in my recipes, I had to make the switch when I was diagnosed with severe nut allergies. Since then, I have grown to love coconut flour and all of its benefits. Coconut flour helps to maintain a healthy blood sugar level, helps digestion, and works to speed up the metabolism. Because it is high in fat, it is particularly great for keto recipes!
Substituting almond flour for coconut flour in keto breadsticks
If you have a coconut allergy or simply prefer to use almond flour in your recipes, you can try and make that swap, but note that I have not (and cannot) test it for you! Please note that coconut flour and almond flour work very differently. They absorb liquids at much different rates, with coconut flour being particularly absorbent.
Great cheesy breadstick pairings
If you decide to make these delish cheesy breadsticks just to have on-hand for a hearty snack, GREAT (me too!!). However, if you’re wondering what sort of main dishes you can pair these with, take a peak at these suggested recipes!
- Warm Bacon and Egg Salad
- Keto Loaded Cauliflower Salad
- Pumpkin SunButter Soup
- Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Salad
- Avocado Tuna Salad
It is SO easy to make homemade cheesy breadsticks!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then in a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together eggs, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, butter, and cream cheese until well-combined.
Add coconut flour, Italian seasoning, cream of tartar, garlic powder, baking soda, and salt…
…and then mix it again to form the dough. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.
In a separate mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Sprinkle topping mixture atop breadstick dough in baking pan.
Transfer baking pan to middle oven rack and bake for 40 minutes. Then, turn oven broiler on and broil until topping is brown and
Serve as a side or eat whenever you’re in the mood for cheesy, garlicky breadsticks!
Compliant with a wide range of diets
Not only are these DELICIOUS keto breadsticks great for low carbers, they are also awesome for those following a bunch of other diets! Anyone following a gluten, grain, nut or sugar free diet can enjoy these delicious sticks of goodness.
- Keto and Low Carb: These keto cheesy breadsticks only have 3.7 grams of net carbs per serving. They are perfect for low carb diets!
- Primal: This recipe follows primal guidelines.
- Gluten Free: There are no gluten, rye, barley, or other gluten-containing products in this recipe, making it great for those with Celiac disease or other gluten intolerances
- Grain Free: These keto cheesy breadsticks do not require the use of grain products.
- Nut Free: This recipe is great for those with nut allergies and
intolerances,because it does not contain any peanuts or tree nuts! Sugar Free: These breadsticks do not contain sugar or sweeteners.
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Craving some more keto bread recipes? You have got to check out these ideas! Totally low carb and absolutely delicious, these recipes are sure to kick your cravings!
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Have you been looking for nut free keto bread recipes? Do you love cheesy breadsticks? Then you will love my nut free keto cheesy breadsticks recipe!
- 4 eggs
- 1 ¼ cup (140g) shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (37g) grated parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup (2 oz) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (35g) coconut flour
- 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups (224g) shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup (30g) grated parmesan cheese
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- Breadsticks: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat 8×8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together eggs, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, butter, and cream cheese until well-combined. Add coconut flour, Italian seasoning, cream of tartar, garlic powder, baking soda, and salt and mix again. Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan.
- Topping: In a separate mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Sprinkle topping mixture atop breadstick dough in baking pan.
- Final Steps: Transfer baking pan to middle oven rack and bake for 40 minutes. Then, turn oven broiler on and broil until topping is brown and bubbly, about 1-2 minutes. Remove pan from oven and allow breadsticks to cool before cutting into 10 pieces.
Egg Substitution: To make this recipe egg-free, a flax egg can be used. To make a flax egg, whisk together 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water and allow to set for 5 minutes.
Dairy Substitution: This recipe requires the use of dairy products, so there are no viable dairy-free substitution suggestions that I can offer.
Coconut Flour Substitution: If you have a coconut allergy or simply prefer to use almond flour in your recipes, you can try and make that swap, but note that I have not (and cannot) test it for you! Please also note that coconut flour and almond flour work very differently. Their absorbency rates are very different, with coconut flour being particularly absorbent. Substitute at your own risk!
Spice Substitutions: Feel free to play around with the spices in this recipe! Add a touch more garlic or lessen (or altogether eliminate) the garlic, if you’d like! To be sure you get that delicious breadstick flavor, though, I would suggest keeping the Italian seasoning, but it isn’t necessary and can be removed, if that’s your preference!
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Photo credit: Jess Larson