These low carb chocolate croissants are made with FatHead dough! They're sugar free, keto, LCHF, gluten free – and super filling!
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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.
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!
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.
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 sugar free Lakanto chocolate bars- and you can get 20% off everything in their store if you use coupon code SAFTC!
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.
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!
The chocolate will be gently melted and the warm dough is so comforting. And they're really filling!
Here's what they look like inside:
Ready to give sweet FatHead dough a chance?!? Try this keto croissant recipe!
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium size microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then cook for another 30 seconds.
- Stir in the almond flour, sweetener, and beaten egg.
- Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again.
- Portion the dough into six balls. Slightly flatten each ball in your hand and place two small pieces of chocolate across the center.
- 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 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.
- Sprinkle a little powdered sweetener over the top, if using.
3g net carbs per serving (one "croissant")
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1 "Croissant"
Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 54mgSodium 201mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 4gProtein 10g