Learn how to make truly delicious, crispy keto friendly egg rolls with a keto friendly egg roll wrapper, baked in the oven at home.
Friday nights (and the weekends in general) are usually when I want to enjoy some take-out-style recipes.
While it is possible to find more options these days to stay keto when eating out, I often like to recreate versions of my favorite recipes to enjoy at home.
This recipe was inspired by these authentic Chinese egg rolls by Steamy Kitchen.
I used to make these before I was eating a lower-carb diet. I paired these with my keto tortilla dough for a modified egg roll wrapper and baked them (or air-fried them) until perfectly crispy!
Grab all the recipe details below and read through for helpful tips and cooking techniques to help you recreate this recipe at home too.
- Food Processor
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Rolling Pin
- 3″ Cookie Cutter
- Frying Pan
- Knife/ Cutting Board
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How to Make Keto Egg Roll Wrappers:
Here is what you will need-
- Almond Flour
- Xanthan Gum
- Psyllium Husk Powder
To make my keto-friendly and gluten-free egg roll wrappers, I followed my keto corn tortilla dough recipe (remove the spices and leave the salt).
Everything comes together really quickly with 6 ingredients in a food processor and forms the perfect dough ball.
Use parchment paper and a rolling pin to make a large rectangle with the dough and cut small egg roll wrapper-sized squares out with a butter knife or pizza cutter. The dough is naturally sticky it seals nicely once filled.
Egg Roll Filling:
Here is what you will need for the perfect keto egg roll filling-
- Sesame Oil
- Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos
- Cabbage Mix
- Ground Meat (pork or chicken work great here)
- Fresh Ginger
- Fresh Garlic
- Green Onions
- Peanut Butter
The number one trick to making any egg roll (keto or regular) is to NEVER overfill them. Large egg rolls are soggy, mushy, and in my opinion, unappetizing.
I like my egg rolls to be a little smaller so they stay crunchy and crispy.
So, let’s talk filling. Filling options vary. To keep this simple I like to use a bag of cabbage coleslaw mix and add in some fresh ginger, scallions, and any protein (ground pork, chicken, turkey, or even shrimp).
Everything is sauteed in a little bit of sesame oil and some coconut aminos (or sub with soy sauce).
Now, my favorite little add-in is a small bit of peanut butter, this is optional but it was something my Grandma did growing up and I just personally love it. It also helps everything stick together a little bit too.
Let the filling cool completely before adding it to your rolled-out keto egg roll wrapper dough. Hot filling isn’t great for the uncooked dough and could make it break easier.
How To Roll Your Egg Rolls:
Take each rolled-out piece of dough and brush with a little bit of egg wash on one end. On the opposite side, place about a tablespoon of the filling horizontally across the dough.
Start rolling like you would a burrito (albeit a tiny burrito), tuck in the sides, and place it seam side down.
Repeat this step on all 12 egg rolls. Brush each egg roll with a little bit of olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F.
I bake them until they get nice and crispy. While they bake, you can mix up some spicy mustard sauce with a little mustard, mayo, and sriracha.
It also pairs really nicely with this Keto-friendly Carolina BBQ mustard sauce too.
You could also try cooking these in the air fryer at 400 F until browned and crisp as well. This could take about 8 minutes or so as well.
Love these keto egg rolls but want a quicker solution to indulge in? Try my lettuce-wrapped keto egg roll meatballs too!
Baked Keto Egg Rolls
Egg Roll Wrapper:
- 1 1/4 cups Almond Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
- 1 tsp. Psyllium Husk Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 Egg
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- 1 Egg beaten (for the egg wash)
Egg Roll Filling:
- 1 tsp. Sesame Oil
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 1 cup Cabbage Mix
- 1/2 cup Ground Meat Pork, Chicken, Turkey
- 1/4 tsp. Fresh Ginger minced
- 1 Garlic Clove minced
- 1 Green Onion diced
- 1 tsp. Peanut Butter
- Olive Oil for brushing over the egg rolls
- 1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- In a food processor, combine the almond flour, xanthan gum, psyllium husk powder, and salt. Pulse a few times. Add the 1 egg and the water. Pulse until the mixture forms a solid dough ball.
- Remove the dough from the food processor and shape into a round ball. Place the dough ball in the center of a piece of parchment paper and gently press down to flatten it slightly. Place a second piece of parchment paper over the dough ball to make it easier to roll out (prevents the dough from sticking).
- Use a 3″ cookie cutter to cut out circles into the dough. You should be able to get 12 circles.
- In a saute pan, cook the ground meat of your choice (I like chicken), then remove and set it aside.
- Heat the pan to medium/high heat and add the sesame oil. Add the vegetables and do a flash fry. Add the ground meat back in and mix in the coconut aminos and peanut butter.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool.
- Take each circle of dough, and roll each one out between the parchment to make them slightly larger and slightly thinner if necessary. Each wrapper should be about 1/8th of an inch thick.
- Place one tbsp of the filling at one end of the circle. DO NOT OVERFILL! Brush the top edge with egg wash (this helps seal the dough).
- Roll the dough over the filling tightly, then tuck in the sides (like a burrito) and continue rolling. Set it aside (seam side down) and repeat.
- Brush each of the rolled egg rolls with a little olive oil. Place it on the parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes (until crispy).
- While they are baking, combine the dijon mustard with the sriracha. Adjust to your preference.
- Serve the egg rolls hot! If you store them, reheat them in a preheated oven until they crisp back up!