A Nut Free Version of Famous Diet Doctor Keto Rolls

The DietDoctor.com has become the number one website for low carb resources on the internet! Their success comes well earned as they are a team led by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and his wife Kristin (who is so nice)!

The site is a fountain of legitimate information and thousands of recipes. Namely their most famous recipe, the keto bread. The diet doctor keto bread roll recipe made with almond flour.

This recipe originally formulated by the Keto Queen herself, Maria Emmerich has quickly become an internet sensation. Find that recipe HERE.

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I am a new contributor to them. I have just begun creating Latin recipes for their site and will be writing dairy free, nut free and otherwise allergen-friendly recipes for Diet Doctor. They are really nice folks.

While I’m having a great time working with them, those rolls had me craving some, bad. And I still don’t do so well with almond flour based baked foods. So! I made a nut-free keto bread. A copycat version of the famous Diet Doctor keto bread. I had to tweak the recipe ever so slightly to make it work with the new adjustments, but hot damn, I nailed it!


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It’s REALLY HIGH IN FIBER. ALL fiber actually! So calm down when you see the carb count. Either way, this kind of thing isn’t meant to be eaten all the time. I bet it will help move things along if you know what I mean (insert poop emoji here).

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Pickle Juice

I used coconut flour, in the appropriate amount. Added a bit more psyllium husk, sifted the flour and used pickle juice instead of vinegar.

Trust me! You can use vinegar, but I love the pickle flavor. It’s subtle and REALLY drives home the bread …. er sandwich flavor!  This Diet Doctor Keto Bread is legit! IF my coconut flour version came out this good, I bet their almond meal version is dreamy AF too!

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A Nut Free Version of Famous Diet Doctor Keto Bread

diet doctor keto bread

A nut free copycat recipe of the famous Diet Doctor Keto Bread, because us almond free folks deserve good bread too 🙂 *The original recipe was adapted from Maria Emmerich*

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5


1/2 cup coconut flour

6 tablespoons psyllium husk powder

2 teaspoons baking powder (see notes for corn free)

1.5 teaspoon fine salt

2 teaspoons pickle juice (or vinegar)

3 large egg whites, lightly whisked

1 cup boiling water

3 tablespoons coconut oil (or coconut oil spray)

Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F, convection (or 375 F bake).
  2. Sift together the coconut flour, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl. Add in the psyllium husk and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the egg whites and pickle juice  to the flour and quickly whisk in.
  4. Pour in all of the boiling water.
  5. Whisk together quickly until a lumpy almost curdled looking dough forms. Then switch to a spatula or use your hands to fold it a few times and smooth it out, so it’s like playdough.
  6. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Use a large scoop to make 5 buns, scooping them onto the parchment paper. Or just use your hands to shape 5 small buns, about 1/3 cup each.
  7. Spray with coconut oil liberally. Or gently brush with coconut oil.
  8. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top, or poppy seeds etc.
  9. Bake for 60 minutes on the bottom rack, until browned on the outside and firm. Cooking time may vary slightly depending on your oven, you can always crack one bun open to check before pulling them all out.
  10. Remove from the oven an let them cool for 20 minutes or more before handling. This is important because the rolls will finish cooking inside while they cool. IF you open them too soon they will be a little gooey in the middle.
  11. Last a week stored in the fridge, wrapped up. Toast to heat!


I sift together equal parts cream of tartar, baking soda and arrowroot starch for homemade corn-free baking powder!


  • Serving Size: 1 bun
  • Calories: 119
  • Fat: 4.4
  • Carbohydrates: 11.8
  • Fiber: 8.8
  • Protein: 3.8

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38 Replies to “A Nut Free Version of Famous Diet Doctor Keto Rolls”

  1. I cannot tolerate psyllium husk, can I replace it with ground flax seed? I’m not concerned about the macros, just need but nut Free alternatives. This recipe looks delicious and your the genius of nut free baking. Thanks for your help!

    1. I think flax will work, although I have not tested it. The bread recipe in my book is coconut and flax and it works well. Let me know how it turns out!

      1. I am confused by this discussion of measurements when substituting psylium husk powder in place of psyllium husk

        The recipe above already says use 6TBS psylium husk powder (not psylium husk)

        1. I edited the recipe because I had it listed as psyllium husk… because that is was labeled as at the store, but I realized is was indeed using ground up… as is most of the psyllium husk sold. However, I have also learned that pre-ground psyllium husk can make your baked goods purple… and some folks grimd up their own to keep this from happening. I haven’t had that happen to me, but it’s worth noting.

  2. notes
    I sift together equal parts cream of tartar, baking powder and arrowroot starch for homemade corn-free baking powder!

    Shouldn’t it say “…equal parts cream of tartar, baking SODA, and arrowroot starch”?

  3. Help! What did I do-they were extremely salty and really dark almost purplish… I was so excited to make them. Can you tell me what you think I did wrong? Love your recipes

    1. It’s your psyllium husk. I’ve read that when it can cause the purple result when it’s oxidized. Have you had it a long time? I use the psyllium husk from the bulk section at whole foods. I have also read that griding your own psyllium husk is a good way to avoid this, as it’s the pre-ground powder that is usually the issue. As for the salt, perhaps the pickle juice you use was very salty? Next time just use vinegar.

  4. Thanks that makes sense. I used powder which may have been old but I do have husk which is not old so I’ll try that right now :). Do you think I should use pickle juice and no salt or vinegar and salt?

    1. Unfortunately with a recipe with so many eggs, you can’t really replace them, but RealBalanced.com blog has a keto flaxseed bread roll that is egg free!

  5. Hello Cristina,
    These buns look amazing. Could you give us the recipe in grams, as well? I use a scale for my recipes and I’ve found that 1 cup of coconut flour depending on the web equals to 112gr or 128gr (King Arthur Flour)

    1. I use Anthony’s Goods coconut flour or Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour if that helps, I don’t have the recipe in grams, sorry

  6. So I’m using carbmanager and it insists based on this recipe made into 7 buns that total carbs are 20.9 grams? Is this correct?

    1. No that doesn’t seem right… what I get when I calculate I get 11.8g total carbs and 8.8g fiber, for a total of 4 net carbs… which is also in line with the macros on the nut version of these here at Diet Doctor https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/the-keto-bread …. make sure you’re entering psyllium husk powder not just psyllium husk and that the coconut flour isn’t being filed as shredded coconut or something coconut with sweetener in it.

  7. These are amazing! I’m always looking for a nut free (for me) gluten free (for the husband) recipe and this nailed it! Cant wait to make them again for Thanksgiving!

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