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Low Carb Chocolate Croissants

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These low carb chocolate croissants are made with FatHead dough! They're sugar free, keto, LCHF, gluten free – and super filling!

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

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As you have probably noticed, I'm really into experimenting with FatHead dough right now – and after I made some AMAZING low carb cinnamon rolls using this low carb and high fat dough, I really wanted to try another sweet recipe.  

Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls

I should add a brief disclaimer that the dough isn't flakey and light, like proper croissant dough. However. If everyone around you was enjoying the high carb equivalent – you're going to feel happy with this alternative. As keto croissants go – it's pretty good!!!

Just to backtrack briefly, in case you aren't familiar with this dough – it is made with mild mozzarella, cream cheese, almond flour, and egg. It's typically used for savory recipes but it doesn't take much to make it a “neutral” or even sweet dough. Read more about  it in my Ultimate Guide to FatHead Dough!

Check out all my low carb brunch recipes!

How to Make Low Carb Chocolate Croissants

To prepare these chocolaty rolls, you'll need one batch of FatHead dough (check out the guide mentioned above for step-by-step photos or scroll down to the printable recipe card below) – but you'll need to add a sweetener.

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

You'll also need some low carb chocolate. I talk about chocolate a lot in my collection of 50+ Low Carb Treats, but my top recommendations would be Lily's Original Dark Chocolate (buy it in Whole Foods, on Amazon, or from Netrition) or Lakanto – and you can get 20% off everything in their store if you use coupon code SAFTC!

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

After you've made the dough, portion it into six balls. Slightly flatten each ball in your hand and place two small pieces of low carb chocolate (I used Lakanto) across the center.

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

 

Fold the dough over the top and press to seal it closed. It's OK if the chocolate is poking out at each end but you don't want it to be overhanging the dough. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat

Bake them in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until browned all over and the dough is cooked through. Leave the low carb croissants to cool for 5 minutes before serving. I sprinkled mine with a little powdered sweetener but that is totally optional!

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

 

The chocolate will be gently melted and the warm dough is so comforting. And they're really filling!

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

 

Here's what they look like inside:

Low Carb Chocolate Croissants - delicious warm buns to enjoy for brunch! Sugar free, keto, LCHF, and gluten free recipe.

 

Ready to give sweet FatHead dough a chance?!? Try this keto croissant recipe!

Low Carb Chocolate "Croissants"

Yield: 6 Croissants
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These low carb chocolate croissants are made with FatHead dough! They're sugar free, keto, LCHF, gluten free - and super filling!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium size microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the almond flour, sweetener, and beaten egg.
  4. Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again.
  5. Portion the dough into six balls. Slightly flatten each ball in your hand and place two small pieces of chocolate across the center.
  6. Fold the dough over the top and press to seal it closed. It's OK if the chocolate is poking out at each end but you don't want it to be overhanging the dough.
  7. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat and bake them for 15-18 minutes or until browned all over and the dough is cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Sprinkle a little powdered sweetener over the top, if using.

Notes

3g net carbs per serving (one "croissant")

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 "Croissant"
Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 54mgSodium 201mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 4gProtein 10g

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Anja

Saturday 12th of June 2021

I’m wondering if I could fill it with Keto peanut chocolate cups or maybe better the fudge cups.

Georgina

Monday 14th of June 2021

Sounds interesting! Let me know if you try it!

Georgiana Salter

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Due to egg allergy, do you think there is a way to modify the recipe to work without egg?

Georgina

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

Hmmm. It might be worth Googling to see if anyone has made fathead dough without egg - I'm afraid I haven't tried it. Then use that dough as a base for the croissants?

Jo-anne

Saturday 10th of October 2020

Can I freeze this?

Georgina

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I haven't tried but I think they would be absolutely fine! Let me know if you try it!

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