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Low Carb Danish “Pastries”

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These low carb Danish Pastries are made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam! Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack!

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

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As I continue pushing the boundaries of what I can do with a fathead dough recipe – I came up with the idea of making Danish pastries! Is the dough light and flakey? No, it's not – I didn't try and make it that way. It's really more like a low carb Danish sweet pizza – but I figured if I called the recipe that then no-one would have a clue what I was talking about! 

I mentioned two low carb jam options in my low carb kolacky recipe – and I haven't found any others that I like more since then! The first is Smucker's Sugar Free Preserve. It's sweetened with Splenda which won't work for some of you, but it is easily sourced in places like Target or Walmart for under $3. It's available in peach, raspberry, grape, apricot, and strawberries flavors. 

My second suggestion is Good Good Jam – it's keto friendly and sweetened with stevia. It's available in strawberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, apricot, grape, and blueberry flavors. 

Oh and if you haven't tried fathead – here's a video of how to make the basic FatHead dough – although for this recipe you'll need to add some sweetener as listed in the recipe card below.

 

Check out all my low carb brunch recipes!

How to Make Low Carb Danish “Pastries”

Make the fat head dough by combining shredded mozzarella and cream cheese together in a bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Add some almond flour, granular sweetener (I used classic Lakanto – get 20% off if you use coupon code SAFTC), and a beaten egg, and stir to combine.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Allow the dough to cool enough to handle, then knead until smooth. If it is still sticky or stringy, add a little extra almond flour. Place it on a large silicone mat and cover it with a second mat. Use a rolling pin to roll it into a rectangle about 12×9″.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Divide the dough into 8 sections, and transfer them on the lower mat to a baking sheet.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes. Add spoonfuls of low carb jam to each section (I made half of them with grape and half with strawberry).

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Return them to the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and turning brown at the edges.

Meanwhile, make the icing by combining melted butter, powdered sweetener, and heavy cream together in a jug. Add a little extra cream if the mixture is too thick.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Drizzle it over the cooked pastries – a squeeze bottle is useful for this. 

Update: Check out my new recipe for low carb icing and glaze!

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

Enjoy the pastries warm.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries" - made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam!

If you have any left over, store in the fridge in an airtight container. Cook for 10-15 seconds in the microwave before eating.

Low Carb Danish "Pastries"

Yield: 8 pastries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Danish "pastries" are made with sweetened fathead dough and sugar free jam! Enjoy them for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack!

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 2 tbs cream cheese
  • 1 cup fine almond flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup classic Lakanto, or similar granular sweetener
  • 8 tbs low carb jam

for the icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven top 350F.
  2. Make the fat head dough by combining shredded mozzarella and cream cheese together in a bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Add the almond flour, granular sweetener, and beaten egg, and stir to combine.
  3. Allow the dough to cool enough to handle, then knead until smooth. If it is still sticky or stringy, add a little extra almond flour. Place it on a large silicone mat and cover it with a second mat. Use a rolling pin to roll it into a rectangle about 12x9".
  4. Divide the dough into 8 sections, and transfer them on the lower mat to a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes. Add spoonfuls of jam to each section, then return to the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the dough is cooked through and turning brown at the edges.
  6. Meanwhile, make the icing by combining melted butter, powdered sweetener, and heavy cream together in a jug. add a little extra cream if the mixture is too thick. Drizzle it over the cooked pastries - a squeeze bottle is useful for this. 
  7. Enjoy the pastries warm.

Notes

4g net carbs per "pastry"

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size One "pastry"
Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 50mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 4gProtein 10g

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