The Best Air Fryer Keto Rolls Recipe – delicious light and fluffy rolls baked with almond flour and lots of cheese right in your air fryer in less than 20 minutes!
If you’ve tried my keto garlic butter rolls, you know how delicious, light, fluffy, and perfect they are – but today I am sharing a version that is perfect if you don’t want to turn on your oven or you’re strapped for space and time – with these knockout air fryer rolls!
These air fryer rolls are a perfect, delicious keto side dish that will wow your guests at Thanksgiving or Christmas – but are delicious enough and so easy you will want them all the time!
You can use your air fryer to maximize space for a busy holiday – these rolls bake to perfection right in your air fryer!
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Tips For Perfect Keto Air Fryer Rolls
While these rolls are as easy as mix and bake, there are a couple tips and tricks to make perfect rolls – every single time.
Use Superfine Almond Flour
For this recipe, we’re using superfine almond flour to mimic flour – a course flour will be heavier and not give a bread-like lift and crumb.
Use Cold Cream Cheese
To help retain a round shape, we reccomend using chilled dough with cold cream cheese.
If you need to let your cream cheese come to room temperature to incorporate when stirring, pop dough in refrigerator for 20-25 minutes to let it chill a bit before baking.
Preheat Air Fryer
For perfect rolls, it really is crucial to have a preheated air fryer.
If your air fryer isn’t hot enough when rolls go in, they will melt and spread out, making them more dense.
For the absolute best results: preheat air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place rolls in. Reduce to 350 degrees to bake.
Lay down a small sheet of parchment paper in your instant pot to keep rolls from sticking to the air fryer basket.
To Make These Rolls You’ll Need
We are using superfine almond flour as an alternative to flour – which is a bit of a specialty item – but widely available in all grocery stores.
Opt for superfine blanched almond flour for the best texture with these rolls.
- Air Fryer, Ninja Foodi, or Instant Pot with Broiler lid
- Parchment paper
- Superfine Almond Flour
- Basting brush
- Silicone stirring spoon
We have tried to swap out more of our kitchen tools to be silicone as we continue to make more keto recipes – especially when making keto desserts – because it makes cleanup and even cooking easier.
A lot of keto recipes rely on cheese and egg, making them a bit stickier than dishes with flour – so opting for nonstick tools helps quite a bit.
How To Store Keto Rolls
These keto rolls can be saved in the refrigerator for up to five days in an airtight container.
To serve, pop in oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until piping hot.
Rolls can be microwaved, but we find the texture best when baked to hot – microwaving to reheat can make texture a bit gummy.
Rolls can be frozen after baking – pop in oven from frozen to reheat!
This recipe can be cooked in an Instant Pot with broiler lid and air fryer basket – or a Ninja Foodi with the broiler lid.
Set Instant Pot at 400 degrees to broil (unfortunately Instant Pot doesn’t go to 450 which we prefer, but it still works great).
If you want an Instant Pot with broil features, click here.
If you need the broiler lid for your Instant Pot, click here.
You can also find my kitchen essentials guide here.
Keto rolls brown beautifully in the oven, and will get browned around the edges when done.
When rolls aren’t fully cooked in the middle, it will appear a bit jiggly and unset – and will have a dense feeling if you tap the side gently. Rolls will feel a bit hollow, and will not jiggle, when fully baked.
The Best Keto Air Fryer Rolls Recipe
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The Best Air Fryer Keto Rolls Recipe - delicious light and fluffy rolls baked with almond flour and lots of cheese right in your air fryer in less than 20 minutes!
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp Italian seasonings
- Garlic butter topping:
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp minced chives
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix cheese, almond flour, eggs, herbs, and spices until a large ball forms and mixture is combined thoroughly.
- Make 6 rolls from dough and place on parchment paper. Rolls don't expand too much, but give them a bit of room to expand.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and cook garlic and minced chives until fragrant - about 40 seconds.
- Bake rolls at 350 for 10 minutes.
- At 15 minutes, brush garlic butter on top of rolls.
- Bake additional 10 minutes, until rolls are golden brown outside.
- Top with a quick brush of additional melted garlic butter and serve!
Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 90mgSodium 259mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 12g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.