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Garlic Breadsticks (Or Twists!) 🥖 gluten free, dairy free & keto

Craving bread?! Whip up these easy and scrumptious garlic keto breadsticks in a jiffy! Think just 2g net carbs a pop (and dairy free too!).

Garlic keto breadsticks with fresh parsley and marinara sauce
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

Garlic Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

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Think of these keto breadsticks as the perfect buddies to any salad or soup, and of course as one killer entree! Whip them up as garlic bread, sub in some cheddar for ultra cheesy goodness and you can even do ‘sugar cinnamon’ for dessert (ahem, cinnamon roll knots!).

And feel free to shape these guys as twists, braids, or even just strips. But I must say I have a penchant for twists, as you get more sauce with every bite (and the texture comes out ace!).

That said, don’t forget the homemade keto marinara for dipping (it’s crucial in my book guys!).

The Dairy Free & Keto Dough

I’m using our famous Crazy Keto Dough (for everything!) here. It’s easy-peasy to whip up, dairy free, and you can leave the dough in the fridge for 3-4 days (i.e. you can whip up individual batches of several things!).

The one consideration would be the baking time. Say, you can bake them for just 15 minutes so they stay all nice and dough-y inside. And if you you do 20-25 mins (what I did), you’ll get a more cookie-like texture (i.e. breadsticks!). Both are well and good, just a taste preference.

Freshly baked keto garlic bread twists with parsley
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

The Deets

There’s not much to it guys! You simply whip up a batch of dough, roll it out, brush with garlic butter, cut, twist and bake. But feel free to get some deets ‘n tricks below!

  1. Roll out the dough into a square (or rectangular-ish shape) roughly 10×10″ in size between two sheets of parchment paper. I like to trim as I roll out to get a rough rectangle shape, and waste the least dough in trimmings (because ahem… there’s no wasting of precious keto ingredients here!).
Trimmed Keto Dough with a dollop of garlic butter
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

2. Brush (or smear!) with the garlic butter (or ghee!). I also like to add plenty of fresh parsley, but it’s totally optional.

Brushing the Keto Dough with garlic butter and parsley
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

3. Trim into strips (I use a pastry cutter) and twist, pinching the ends together to avoid unravelling while baking.

Shaping the Keto Dough strips into twists
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

4. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and bake away! I also highly suggest brushing with more garlic butter right out of the oven (and guess what, adding more fresh parsley!).

Unbaked keto breadsticks with fresh parsley
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

The Flours

I like a mixture of super fine almond flour (Anthony’s super fine is awesome) and coconut flour (again Anthony’s, best taste and texture by a mile!). Add a touch of xanthan gum, baking powder, and we’re golden.

No substituting flours here and the xanthan gum is absolutely necessary. And, if possible, weigh your ingredients for consistent results.

Dairy free & keto breadsticks with fresh parsley and marinara sauce
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)
Dipping a keto garlic breadstick in marinara sauce
Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

Garlic keto breadsticks with fresh parsley and marinara sauce

Garlic Dairy Free & Keto Breadsticks (Or Twists!)

Craving bread?! Whip up these easy and scrumptious garlic keto breadsticks in a jiffy! Think just 2g net carbs a pop (and dairy free too!).
Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American, European
Servings 10 breadsticks
Calories 102 kcal


For the keto breadsticks

  • 1 batch Crazy Keto Dough
  • 2 tablespoons salted grass-fed butter or ghee, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley optional, but highly suggested
  • 2 cloves garlic ran through a press*
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Serving suggestions


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking tray with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Whip up a batch of our Crazy Keto Dough. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes while you prep the rest (and up to 5 days in the fridge).
  • Make compound garlic butter by mixing the softened butter with the parsley, garlic, and garlic powder. Set aside. 
  • Roll out the rested dough between two sheets of parchment paper with a rolling pin until roughly 10x10 inches in size. To get a perfect square, simply trim the uneven edges, patch them up and keep rolling until evenly sized. 
  • Assemble by brushing with compound butter, folding the dough in half and cutting into 10 strips with a pastry cutter. Twist the strips, pinching the dough together to seal closed. You can freeze the breadsticks at this point for two months, and bake straight from the freezer (adding a few more minutes in the oven). 
  • Place the breadsticks in prepared tray and bake for 15 minutes for doughy sticks and 20-25 for crispier ones (what I did!). Brush with a touch more melted butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  • These guys are best served warm straight from the oven, but they also do re-warm quite well. Keep in the fridge for 3 days and freeze for 2 months. 


*I like to add both fresh and powdered garlic for a double kick, but feel free to use just one or the other too. 
Please note that nutrition facts below are estimated for the keto breadstick. 


Serving: 1cinnamon roll knot | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keyword dairy free breadsticks, keto breadsticks, keto garlic bread
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    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Just use an alternative Brian, there are plenty in the market and I’m sure since you are DF you know plenty yourself 😉 … the dough is dairy free (not fathead), its stated clearly. xo!

  1. deb in sc says:

    I’m getting confused with the multiple keto websites/blogs I’ve been reading recently. I know you mention Anthony’s as a possible almond flour…another website loves ‘oh nuts’ almond flour. Have you tried both? can you say why you like Anthony’s better?

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      I like Anthony’s better than anything I’ve tried and its what I use to make all the recipes on the blog. xo!

  2. Lisa says:

    In the nutrition box next to “Amount Per Serving“, it says cinnamon roll knot. Is this the right nutrition values for the breadsticks?

  3. Kim says:

    I know that on a lot of your receipes, you state to not subsitute flours, however my daughter is highly allergic to nut products. Would switching out the almond flour for sunflower flour affect the recipe too much on a 1:1, or are the ratios going to be different?

  4. Polly says:

    5 stars
    Just made these yesterday to go with our sausage kale soup! They were so good! We just got the news that our son needed to be dairy free and gf, and I am Keto, so I wasn’t sure I’d find recipes! Perfectly seasoned! I’m sure we’ll be using this recipe often! Sorry I forgot to photograph it! I made a double batch!

  5. Gloria says:

    Thank you so much. This is the best recipe in the keto world!!!
    This dought is really perfect. They came out so perfect that I was amazed that was I that made them. Beautiful and crunchy. Perfect.
    I doubled the recipe and with the other half made the cinnamon roll knots. They were delicious too.
    The only problem I find with this is when to stop eating…

  6. A. Nonny Mouse says:

    Since when is butter dairy free?

    I found this recipe because of its dairy free headline, butter is most certainly dairy product…

        • Paola van der Hulst says:

          Technically, ghee is not dairy-free because it’s butterfat. However, it’s lactose-free because all of the milk solids are completely removed during production. So if you’re avoiding dairy because you’re lactose intolerant, ghee is a safe option for you.

          • Paola van der Hulst says:

            You can use a dairy free ‘butter’ etc. The dough is dairy free, so the butter filling is very easily subbed 😉 xo!

          • Nate says:

            I’m lactose-intolerant and trust me, cannot have ghee. Stop telling people they can and it’s dairy free.

          • Paola van der Hulst says:

            Man I’m not telling people what they can have, in fact I said there are plenty of options other than ghee (butter flavored coconut oil etc) 😉

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      If it’s a square it doesn’t matter (all sides are the same), if you ended up with a rectangle I would fold the long edges (so you get longer twists) xo!

  7. sharni spiers says:

    4 stars
    Hi there these look great will be giving them a go for dinner party nibbles
    Just wondering how many in a serve or are they 2 gm carbs per twist ..thank you

  8. Kathy says:

    5 stars
    Your crazy keto dough is amazing!!! We had it for pizza over the weekend and tortillas for taco tuesday! can’t wait to try this one thanks!

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