Keto Mozzarella Sticks – Diabetes Daily


This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

I’ve been working on creating more keto recipes for kids to encourage my whole family to eat healthier. Luckily, we have no special dietary needs to worry about which makes it easier.

My kids have always enjoyed fried breaded cheese sticks, but I have an issue with the high-carb coating loaded with wheat flour. So, I set out for a low-carb alternative.

It took me a few tries to get the recipe just right, but, I believe I nailed these keto mozzarella sticks after the third try. And the reaction from my kids was enough for me to call it a success.

Low-Carb Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Keto Mozzarella Sticks are an easy kid-friendly, low-carb snack, or appetizer. Keep some of these gluten-free cheese sticks in the freezer for a quick bite any time.

Calories 207 kcal per serving


  • 6 pieces string cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese the powdered kind in a can
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt coarse Kosher salt works best


  1. Cut string cheese in half along the length.

  2. Beat 1 egg in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Place almond flour, Parmesan cheese, coconut flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt in zipper sandwich bag. Shake bag to blend.

  4. Dip each piece of mozzarella into the beaten egg and then coat by shaking in the sandwich bag. Freeze for at least one hour.

  5. Heat oil in a small frying pan to at least half-inch high. The temperature of the oil should be about 325-375°F. Higher temperatures tend to brown too quickly with cheese melting out. Air frying works too using a temperature of about 370 to 400°F for about 5 to 7 minutes.

  6. Cook each coated piece of mozzarella in the hot oil until browned on all sides. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Makes 1 dozen mini sticks. A serving is 3 sticks.
  • Salt can be adjusted to taste. I tried 1/4 teaspoon at first, but made another batch with 1/2 teaspoon and it tasted much better.

Nutrition Facts

Low-Carb Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Amount Per Serving (3 g)

Calories 207 Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Polyunsaturated Fat 5g

Cholesterol 74mg25%

Sodium 987mg43%

Potassium 21mg1%

Carbohydrates 4g1%

Fiber 3g13%

Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 350IU7%

Calcium 360mg36%

Iron 0.7mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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