Garlic Breadsticks Recipe - Dr. Axe

Healthy & Delicious Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

Garlic breadsticks recipe - Dr. Axe

There’s a certain restaurant chain out there that became quite well known for its unlimited salad and breadsticks deal. And while that deal might be over now, breadsticks are still one of the yummiest parts of an Italian meal.

While unlimited breadsticks might not be the cornerstone of a nutritious diet, you can enjoy them in a healthy way. My Garlic Breadsticks recipe is the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to any meal.

These garlic breadsticks are so easy to make you won’t believe you haven’t tried before. With just a handful of ingredients like coconut oil, garlic cloves and gluten-free flour, you can whip it up at a moment’s notice. Try these at your next dinner.

A Lower-Carb Breadstick?

The first change I recommend making for a breadsticks recipe is to increase the good fats and lower the carbs, as most breadsticks are often made with inferior oils and are mostly carbs. While that kind of breadstick will only encourage you to keep eating, my garlic breadsticks recipe is higher in healthy fats and lower in carbs.

Its nutritional profile is 175 calories per breadstick, with 15 grams of fats, 2 grams of protein and 9 grams of carbs.


The key ingredients include healthy fats from coconut oil, coconut flour and an egg. Meanwhile, rather than use garlic powder, this recipe uses raw garlic. Eating garlic regularly is not only good for us — it has been linked to reducing or even helping prevent four of the major causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and infections.

How to Make Garlic Breadsticks

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Then, in a saucepan, bring the coconut oil, water and salt to a boil. Once the ingredients are boiling, remove the pan from heat and and stir in the garlic and gluten-free flour. Mix it all up and let the dough rest for 5 minutes.

Once the dough has cooled off, stir in the egg and seasoning to flavor up the breadsticks. Keep stirring!

Garlic breadsticks recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Slowly add in the coconut flour and knead the dough. Once you’ve worked it all up, place the garlic breadsticks on the parchment-lined baking sheet and slide in the oven.

Garlic breadsticks recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe

Let the dough bake for the next 30–50 minutes, or until the breadsticks are golden brown.

Once the garlic breadsticks are ready, slice them into long sticks and enjoy! (You can choose to dip them in some homemade pasta sauce.) Be sure to make an extra batch — these won’t last long in the bread basket!

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Garlic breadsticks recipe - Dr. Axe

Garlic Breadsticks Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Most breadsticks are loaded with carbs and unhealthy. Not these! These garlic breadsticks are so easy to make you won’t believe you haven’t tried before.


  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • ¾ cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup coconut flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat, mix oil, water and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and add garlic and gluten-free flour. Mix and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Once cooled to body temperature, add in egg and seasoning, stirring constantly.
  5. Add coconut flour and knead dough. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 30–40 minutes.
  6. Once baked, cut into long breadsticks.


You can choose to dip these garlic breadsticks in some homemade pasta sauce. Yum!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 breadstick
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 15.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.2g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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  1. Karen on

    I had to make another batch today! This time I used cassava flour for the gluten-free option. This was closer to the consistency of dough that appears in the photo. Enjoyable!

  2. Karen on

    I made these delicious breadsticks this morning. I used non-gmo tapioca flour as my gluten-free option, and I added some organic shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Thank you!!


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