Zero Carb Protein Rolls

by Lisa Marie Rosati on August 14, 2013

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One of the things I miss MOST in my life since going sugar free is bread and eating sandwiches.

Origionally, I found this recipe on Kimkins … but you can find a version of this recipe all over the place on the internet. The rolls taste really good, contain protein and have ZERO carbs – Whoo Hoo – what more could you want?

An Idea: You can add some seasonings if you’d like too, like garlic powder or Italian Seasonings for a more savory taste.


3 eggs (separated)
3 tablespoon full fat cottage cheese (ricotta or cream cheese will work too)
1 package sugar substitute (I used Truvia)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. In a Magic Bullet or with a handheld mixer, mix the egg yolks, cottage cheese, salt and sweetener.
  3. In a metal bowl mix the egg whites and the cream of tarter until stiff (you can turn the bowl upside down and it won’t fall out).
  4. Gently fold in the yolk mixture to the egg whites.
  5. Spoon 10 piles onto two baking sheets that has been sprayed with a cooking spray (I used Coconut Oil Spray or you can use Parchment Paper too … less mess).
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a golden brown (watch to make sure that the rolls gently brown and don’t burn).

You can freeze the rolls. I usually make more than one batch as this only makes a few complete (top and bottom) rolls.  Split in half to use as sandwich bread or for French toast.

While warm they are crumbly and similar to cooked meringue – but don’t let this fool you! Once completely cool, seal them in a ziplock storage baggie or a Tupperware over night. They will totally change their consistency, to something much more like bread – a softer texture that is nice and chewy. If you do not like softer chewy bread, then eat them as they are, nice and crisp.Since the sides that were facing the pan are perfectly flat, you use these to spread things on, or make sandwiches, or even as a burger bun! The choice is up to you, and you will be quite amazed at how much like a bun these really are!
Makes 5 full rolls (top and bottom halves)