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Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas

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This keto pull-apart Christmas tree is perfect for the holidays! A super cheesy appetizer that's low carb and gluten free!

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

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I'm sure that you know by now how much I love the holidays, fun food, and fathead dough – so it's no surprise that they're all coming together in this fun Christmas tree recipe!

If you haven't tried fat head dough yet – check out my full guide and video tutorial:

 

 

This recipe is based on my super-cute lamb-shaped pull-apart bread for Easter, although I have doubled the recipe AND stuffed the “bread rolls” with extra cheese. Oh, and brushed it with extra cheese on top. Yes – this is NOT a low fat recipe!

How to Make Keto Pull-Apart Bread 

Make the dough by adding shredded mozzarella and cream cheese to a bowl, and microwave it for one minute. Stir, then cook for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the mozzarella is fully melted. Add in some almond flour, a beaten egg, and  black pepper. Stir well to combine. Let the dough cool enough so that you can handle it, then knead until smooth. Add extra almond flour if it is too sticky to work with. 

Form a small ball and flatten it. Place a piece of string cheese in the center.

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

Fold the dough around the string cheese and make sure all seams are joined. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Continue with the rest of the dough, forming a tree shape as you place the balls.

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

Roast in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, melt some butter and stir in some finely grated Parmesan. 

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

When the bread has cooked, carefully transfer it to a serving platter, then brush each ball with the butter.

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

Sprinkle some finely sliced fresh basil over the top (you could also use parsley or chives), and serve warm. I also added a few shakes of red pepper flakes for bonus color!

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

The cheese inside will have melted and has great “cheese pull”! Your family and friends will love these buttery, cheesy, little “bread” bites!

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas - super cheesy rolls made from fathead dough!

 

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas

Keto Pull-Apart Bread for Christmas

Yield: Makes 24 "Bread" Rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This keto pull-apart Christmas tree is perfect for the holidays! A super cheesy appetizer that's low carb and gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 tbs cream cheese
  • 2¼ cups almond flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • black pepper
  • 5 mozzarella cheese strings, each cut into five pieces
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) butter, melted
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbs finely sliced fresh basil leaves
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. To make the dough, combine the mozzarella and cream cheese in a bowl, and microwave it for one minute. Stir, then cook for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the mozzarella is fully melted.
  3. Add in the almond flour, beaten egg, and pepper. Stir well to combine. Let the dough cool enough so that you can handle it, then knead until smooth. Add extra almond flour if it is too sticky to work with. 
  4. Form a small ball and flatten it. Place a piece of string cheese in the center. Fold the dough around the string cheese and make sure all seams are joined. Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Continue with the rest of the dough, forming a tree shape as you place the balls.
  5. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, stir the Parmesan into the melted butter. When the bread has cooked, carefully transfer it to a serving platter, then brush each roll with the butter.
  6. Sprinkle some finely sliced fresh basil over the top (and red pepper flakes if using), and serve warm.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 3 bread rolls
Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 106mgSodium 472mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 21g

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