Ultimate Keto Breadsticks

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I've been experimenting with new ways of using my low-carb tortilla dough. You may have already tried my taco shells and nachos and now using this versatile recipe, I've created crispy bread sticks and even grain-free keto-friendly pizza with the thinnest crust ever!

I'll soon share the pizza recipe, but for now I'll show you how to make the breadsticks in a few easy steps. They are crispy on the outside, soft inside and go great with all sorts of dips: marinara sauce, keto cheese sauce and more (see tips in Ingredients). If you prefer a crispier "Grissini" texture, simply bake them in the oven for 20 more minutes on 125 C / 260 F.

These are, in fact, my second breadstick recipe. The first one uses a dough based on the Ultimate Keto Buns, the all-time favourite on my blog. These breadsticks are included in my Apps (Kalamata Bread Sticks).


Nutritional values (per serving, 4 breadsticks)

4.2 grams 11.9 grams 12.8 grams 26.9 grams 4 grams 334 calories
Total Carbs16grams
Net Carbs4.2grams
of which Saturated4grams
Energy (calories)334kcal
Magnesium176mg (44%)
Potassium475mg (24%)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (5.4%), protein (16.5%), fat (78.1%)

Ingredients (makes 5 servings, 20 breadsticks)

Breadsticks (1 recipe keto tortilla dough) - this means you'll need:
  • 2 large egg yolks for brushing (use water or melted ghee for egg-free)
  • 4 tbsp mixed seeds (caraway, sesame, poppy seed, etc.) or grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
Optionally serve with:

Make sure you use kitchen scale for measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand or if you make you own ingredients (like flaxmeal from flaxseeds).


  1. Prepare the tortilla dough by following this recipe. You'll use the same ingredients like you would to make tortillas, apart from the oil which is not needed in this recipe.
    Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F. Divide the dough in quarters and then divide each quarter into 5 pieces. Wet your fingers in a bowl of water and roll & press the dough to form breadsticks, about 25 cm / 10 inch long.
  2. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with the egg yolks...
  3. ... and sprinkle with seeds or / and parmesan cheese and salt. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  4. If you prefer a crunchier texture (more like Grissini), bake for additional 15-20 minutes on 125 C / 260 F. Enjoy!

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I used flaxmeal, but my dough is very dark, and dry. Do you use gold flaxmeal?


Yes, I used gold flax meal so that may explain the color. Did you weigh the ingredients? In my experience, there are discrepancies between brands so I always weigh the dry ingredients. Otherwise, try adding a few tablespoons of water until the dough is easy to roll out.


I'm allergic to almonds. Can l use pecans to make flour?


Hi Bel, I think you can but I'm not sure about the taste. You may want to try more flax + coconut flour combination or sesame seed flour. Just keep in mind that these ingredients will require more water. Hope this helps!


what can I replace psyllium with? thanks


I think that you can use same amount of chia seed meal or flax meal Smile


Is there a good substitute for psyllium husks or powder?  


Hi toni, in this recipe, you can use flax meal or chia seeds instead. I'm emphasising in this recipe because skipping psyllium may not work for other recipes (e.g. the keto buns need psyllium).


What purpose do the psyllium and chia seeds serve?


Hi Wanda, they make them more bread-like and help keep the dough together.


Is there an alternative to the coconut flour?


Hi Cindy, yes, you can use more flax meal or almond flour instead but you may need to use less water (coconut flour absorbs more water). I'd start with 1/2 cup and add more if needed.


If I only have psyllium husk powder, would that work? Would you increase the amount? These look fantastic!


Yes, psyllium husk powder will work too. It's better to use psyllium husks if you make the tortillas - it helps when you try to make them really thin. It won't matter for the breadsticks Smile I just added this option in the list of ingredients.


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