Easy Keto Buffalo Hot Sauce

Chef Mario Limaduran
Chef Mario Limaduran

This keto buffalo sauce is an easy measure-mix-and-serve kind of recipe. It's also the same sauce we use in our keto meal plan, and personally, I use it at home too. Enjoy this super quick & simple recipe that stays true to the keto and buffalo profiles - bringing the perfect amount of silky, spicy, flavor to your meal prep. Make it once, store it on the fridge, and use it as needed with your favorite keto dish.

How to Make This Recipe

To pull this sauce together, you're going to need the following ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil, liquid form preferred (you can also melt your own)
  • Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Erythritol, liquid stevia or your favorite keto Sweetener
  • Tabasco (For an Extra Kick)
  • Spices: Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, and Black Pepper
  • Equipment: 
    • One medium bowl, a whisk, and if melting coconut oil, a small sauce pan
    • Glass storage container or Tupperware

Method of Preparation

As I stated above, making this recipe is super simple. It's a mix-one-and-done sort of deal. Let's go:

  1. In a medium bowl, large enough to hold all ingredients, combine the coconut oil, Franks Hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, and erythritol or liquid stevia.
  2. If using tabasco, add the tabasco along with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using). Whisk all ingredients in bowl to incorporate. 
  3. Taste for seasoning. Add small amounts of vinegar and keto sweetener if spice is too strong, or if flavor doesn't seem balanced.
  4. Transfer sauce to your preferred storage container. Cover and store in fridge until needed. 
  5. Enjoy!

Tips From the Chef

The beautiful thing about this sauce, is that you are in control of the spice level. I personally love spice that makes me (cry)... err, sweat. Eliminate the cayenne and tabasco if you so desire a little less heat. 

If you want to add some smokiness, Tabasco has a Tabasco Chipotle line, that is (in my humble opinion) absolutely delicious. You can also add smoked paprika and that will do the trick. 

Traditional buffalo sauce uses butter, but this recipe uses coconut oil to provides a beautiful layer of MCT's (medium chain triglycerides) for your keto diet - it also makes this recipe vegan. Feel free to substitute the coconut oil with butter, or do a 50/50 split for the best of both worlds. 

If you don't like spice that much, use smoked paprika or regular paprika instead of cayenne pepper, and also eliminate the tabasco. 

Store it in the fridge in an air tight container and it will last up to two weeks.

This sauce can be eaten hot or cold. To reheat, toss it in small sauce pan over low-medium heat and taste for seasoning - the salt level will diminish when the sauce is heated! If necessary, add a pinch of salt

Serve this With

The options are endless! Use this sauce in your favorite dishes, however you like it.

  • Spice up your keto pizza, wings, wraps, etc. 
  • For a quick and spicy dip option, mix it with some yogurt, creme fraiche, lime zest and cilantro.
  • Toss some roasted cauliflower in it for a healthy buffalo cauliflower snack.

Or add this sauce to your weekly keto meal prep to kick things up a notch!



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Keto Buffalo Sauce

Cook time: 0 min
Prep time: 10 min
Yield: 12
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With the ability to control the spice level, this sauce is perfect to help you stay in ketosis, while also providing massive flavor. Authentic buffalo flavor, piquant, yet beautifully balanced with the right amount of acid and sweet notes, make this sauce ahead of time and keep it as a staple in your fridge to up your meal prep game. Use smokey paprika and/or chipotle flavored tabasco for a deeper smokey flavor!


  • 1/4 cup/48g Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup/125g Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tsp./10g Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.25 Tsp./5.88g Erythritol
  • 0.5 Tsp./1.9g Garlic powder
  • 0.5 Tsp./1.2g Paprika/Cayenne Pepper (cayenne optional)
  • 0.25 Tsp/0.6g Black Pepper, ground
  • 1 to 2 dashes Tabasco (optional)


  1. Measure all ingredients and combine in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk vigorously to dilute erythritol into liquid. Mix until all erythritol is fully mixed into the sauce.
  3. Taste for seasoning, and adjust if desired. Transfer to container and store in the fridge as needed.

Nutrition facts

serves 12 - 1 Tbsp
Calories Per Serving: 40
% Daily Value
5% Total Fat 4g
0% Cholesterol 0mg
11% Sodium 260mg
0% Total Carbohydrate 1g
0% Sugars 0g
0% Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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