Protein Bread Rolls with Orange Glaze

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Is it possible to enjoy a warm roll with dinner without totally exceeding your calorie requirements for the day? Any healthy foodie will tell you, “No way!” But with only 61 calories per roll, you will have no qualms about indulging in one of these savory protein treats during your next meal. While traditional bread rolls call for excessive amounts of white flour, sugar, butter and milk, this recipe creates soft, chewy rolls with protein powder, plant-based milk, egg whites and erythritol. To top it all off, these rolls are baked in a glaze of orange-zested coconut oil, giving them irresistible, finger-licking flavor.

Protein-Packed Orange Dinner Rolls

Protein Bread Rolls with Orange Glaze

Makes 24 rolls
Macros per roll: 61 calories | 1.4 g net carbs | 6 g protein


¼ cup erythritol
1 fast rise yeast packet
½ cup almond milk
2 scoops Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
2 scoops Quest Multipurpose Protein Powder
½ cup erythritol
½ cup psyllium husk powder
1/3 cup oat four
2 Tbsp. rice protein powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup egg whites
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 jumbo egg


1/3 cup erythritol
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
Zest of 1 orange
Dash of cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, mix erythritol, yeast and milk until yeast has fully dissolved.
  2. In a food processor, combine the yeast mixture and all ingredients from protein powder to egg. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and cover with towel. Let dough rise for one hour.
  3. In a small bowl, combine erythritol, coconut oil, orange zest and cinnamon to make glaze. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a large baking sheet or Silpat with coconut oil.
  5. Separate dough into two equal parts and spread out into two rectangles on baking sheet. Brush zest mixture evenly on top of each rectangle. Roll dough up lengthwise and slice each into 12 rolls.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Be careful not to overbake as protein powder can dry out quickly.