Sunday, March 01, 2015

Low-Carb Revolution Rolls

I have been trying to come up with an alternative to using grains or nut flours in creating a low carb and low fat bread/cracker substitute…and recentlyI recalled that when I did the Atkins diet many years ago I made something from just eggs and cottage cheese.  I searched through my old hand-written recipes until I found it.  Revolution Rolls. I guess they were called that because in those days, the plan was called the Atkins Diet Revolution.

Traditionally, the rolls are made in pairs, so that you have two to make a sandwich. I made a a few of them just to test the recipe, and they are actually quite good.  I used a pair to make a sandwich one day, and enjoyed another pair with some hummus the next day.  Very simple, and quite tasty.  A bit crunchy and crumbly.

I used a very low fat cottage cheese in my rolls, only .04%, so that is what I used for the Nutritional Information in my recipe. 

I am about to make up another, larger batch today, and those I don’t eat today, I will freeze… I know that meringues freeze well so I am sure these rolls will too.
You can make as many at a time as you like.  Just multiply the ingredients by the number of rolls you want to make and then alter the instructions accordingly.

Revolution Rolls

Revolution Rolls
Makes 1 2-piece roll
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 Tbs cottage cheese
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Crack the egg and separate the white from the yolk in 2 different medium size bowls.
  4. Add the cream of tartar to the egg white and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Add the cottage cheese to the egg yolk and beat until well blended.
  6. Carefully fold the yolk-cheese mixture into the stiff egg whites, taking care not to break them down. They do not have to be well-blended.
  7. With a 1/4 cup measure, scoop out the batter and make a mound on the parchment sheet.
  8. Repeat with rest of the batter.
  9. Bake for one hour.
  10. Remove to wire rack and let cool before using.
Per 2-piece serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 2.
Calories 86; Protein 8g; Carbohydrate 1g; Fat 5g; Fibre 0g.

UPDATE for Smart Points followers:
Per 2-piece serving.
Weight Watchers SP = 2.
Calories 86
Protein 8g
Carbohydrate 1g
Sugar <1g
Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Fibre 0g

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Beat the egg white and cream of tartar till very stiff peaks form.

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Blend the egg yolk and cottage cheese.

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Very gently fold the yolk-cheese mixture into the stiff whites.

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Place on parchment sheet in mounds. You can flatten them somewhat if you like.

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Bake them for an hour and then remove to a wire rack to cool before using.

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Two pieces go very nicely together to make a sandwich!

Have you ever tried the Atkins Diet? 


  1. Those look yummy! I will have to try them as I am low 'carbing' it right now. A sandwich might be a tasty change, especially since I have a turkey roasting in the oven and love turkey sammies with cranberry sauce!

  2. Amazing! I wonder if they make a dairy free cottage cheese. ;)

  3. These look so great! I've not tried the Atkins diet.

  4. These look so yummy, and they seem super easy to make.

  5. Those are so neat! I love eggs and cottage cheese. I personally don't cut out macros or food groups, but if they're tasty, I'll eat them!

  6. These sound awesome. I may have to try these tomorrow - if my children ever actually go to school...

  7. These look good and easy to make. I've never tried the Atkins diet.

  8. These look good! I've never tried to make any sort of bread or roll before...I've always been too intimidated!

  9. These look delicious! You know I'm doing WW (or trying to at least lol) so I'll have to bookmark this. My favorite lunches are sandwiches and most breads I find at the grocery store are 2-3 pts a slice!

  10. I love simple! Is the Atkins Diet even a thing anymore? Do people still do it?

  11. ooh! I have never heard of these! Another great use for eggs! Thanks for posting this!

  12. Made these again today, this time I made them I can use one as a bun for a BBQ'd Italian Sausage.


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