These easy keto Italian Garlic Breadsticks are the perfect side! Serve them with a bowl of easy dipping sauce for added fun!
One of my favorite parts of food blogging (other than eating) is getting to enjoy the delicious cookbooks my fellow food bloggers put out ahead of time. Getting a brand spankin’ new cookbook in the mail is a treat my whole family enjoys. Not only do they love sitting around picking out their favorites, they love it when I make them up something delicious from the book, too!
Easy Keto Cookbook.
The fresh-off-the-presses Easy Keto Cookbook from Maya over at Wholesome Yum is my latest cookbook addition. It’s packed full of 100 easy low carb recipes with only 10 ingredients or less. My kids quickly came up with a list of their favorites, and these simple Italian Garlic Breadsticks were a top pick!
Here are a few others they’re excited about…
- Butter Coffee Latte (yes, my kids LOVE coffee)
- Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
- Flourless Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Waffles (who wouldn’t want these?)
- Sheet Pan Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
- French Toast Sticks
- Fathead Pizza
- Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (goes perfectly with these breadsticks!)
- Angel Food Mug Cake with Strawberries
- Carrot Cake Muffins
- Hazelnut Ice Cream
- Cinnamon Roll Dessert Pizza
Easy Italian Garlic Breadsticks
I started with the breadsticks and they were an incredible hit. Such a hit that I had to make them twice. Well, I actually made them twice because after my first batch (which was totally delicious), I realized I’d made them wrong so we had to make them again. Nobody complained. 😀
The breadsticks begin with a double batch of Maya’s easy fathead dough recipe (that was my mistake the first batch – I didn’t double it). Honestly, this was my first time ever making fathead dough, since I don’t eat dairy, and even though it was delicious, it wasn’t as easy to make as I thought. Reason being – I tried to make it by hand.
So learn from me, all you new-to-fathead-dough-ers. USE A MIXER. For the love of breadsticks, use a mixer. If you do you will be rewarded with some gorgeous, pliable, delicious dough. Instead of some lumpy, dry in some places, dough. 🙂
A delicious addition.
After figuring out the fathead dough, the breadsticks came together easily and beautifully and were “just like normal,” according to my family. 🙂 Serving them was like being in an Italian restaurant and getting those amazing never ending breadsticks that make you forget what you ordered cause all you care about is breadsticks.
Of course at restaurants you get a nice dipping sauce with your breadsticks, so I had to whip up one of those too. It was super simple to do, and a wonderful way to add a fun pop of flavor to the breadsticks (not that they don’t have flavor on their own, of course).
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Keto Italian Garlic Breadsticks
Free from grain, gluten, and sugar.
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 2 eggs (use 4 eggs if making with coconut flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 cups almond flour or 2/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Himalayan salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, and garlic powder. Set aside.
In a double boiler, combine the cheeses. Stir regularly as it melts. Continue to melt it until it’s smooth and creamy.
Cool the cheese mixture a minute, then add to the flour along with the eggs.
Put on the paddle attachment and mix until a uniform dough forms.
Chill the dough for 30 minutes, until it’s not too sticky to work with.
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment or silpat.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape or roll into a log about 1 inch thick and 6-7 inches long.
Place the breadsticks about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with Italian seasoning and salt.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until golden.
Used with permission from Easy Keto Cookbook by Maya Krampf.
Easy Dipping Sauce
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon basil
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients except the cheese in a shallow saucepan and warm to the touch.
Stir in the cheese and serve with warm breadsticks.