Learn how to make the best freshly baked keto croissants that are golden and flaky but with minimal carbs. With just 20 minutes of prep, these gluten-free croissants redefine your breakfast experience. Savor the buttery layers and decadent flavors as you follow this simple guide to make a batch of delicious keto chocolate croissants that pair perfectly with your morning coffee.
This versatile keto dough, once the star of my favorite keto pop tarts, now takes center stage in creating irresistibly flaky and buttery gluten-free croissants. Yes, these are the croissants you’ve been dreaming of – gluten-free, low in carbs, yet bursting with all the classic, rich flavors you love, including a heavenly chocolate filling. It’s like a little piece of Paris right in your kitchen!
And the magic of this low carb dough doesn’t end with breakfast pastries. It’s the same dough that transforms into delicious keto calzones, brimming with savory goodness for a satisfying meal.
So, if you want a satisfying and delicious low carb keto croissant recipe to enjoy with your keto coffee in the morning, these sugar-free croissants are the best option. Packed with healthy fats and fiber, they’re perfect for meal prep and enjoy all week.
Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Croissants Recipe
- Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
- Requires only 20 minutes of prep.
- Taste like regular ones but with fewer carbs.
- It’s a gluten-free, keto, and low-carb recipe.
- You can make them ahead of time.
- It’s a quick and easy-to-make recipe.
Are Croissants Keto?
Unfortunately, traditional croissants are not keto since they are made with wheat flour, sugar, and other ingredients too high in carbs for a keto diet. One regular chocolate croissant has at least 30 grams of carbs, which is more than the daily carb limit for someone on a keto diet.
No worries, you can still enjoy the flavor and buttery texture of a croissant by using this recipe that is made with naturally low-carb ingredients.
Ingredients For Keto Croissants Recipe
What’s not to love about a delicious keto croissant recipe made using easy-to-find ingredients you probably already have in your pantry? Here are the ingredients that you will need:
- Almond and Coconut Flour – these are some of the best low-carb flour substitutes I use in keto baking. Use superfine, blanched almond, and coconut flour for the best texture.
- Sweetener – feel free to use your favorite powdered sweetener such as Erythritol, Swerve, Monk Fruit, or Allulose.
- Baking Powder – helps the croissants rise beautifully.
- Egg – Helps all the ingredients bind together. Use a large room-temperature egg to avoid any eggy flavor.
- Cream Cheese – gives the batter a moist and tender texture.
- Butter – you will need unsalted butter to create these croissants.
- Hazelnut Spread – make sure that it’s sugar-free. You can also use homemade Nutella.
- Xanthan Gum – helps the croissants hold their shape.
- Vanilla Extract – use the best quality vanilla extract for an intense, delicious flavor.
How To Make Keto Croissant Recipe
You will love this low carb croissant recipe once you see how easy it is to prepare. So, if you grabbed all the ingredients, follow the next steps to enjoy a delicious buttery croissant.
Preheat the oven to 350F/190C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Ensuring the oven is at the right temperature before baking is crucial for even cooking.
Make The Croissant Dough
Combine Dry Ingredients: In a food processor, mix almond flour, coconut flour, powdered sweetener, salt, and xanthan gum. Pulse until well combined. This step is vital for distributing the ingredients evenly.
Incorporate Wet Ingredients: To the dry mixture, add cream cheese, the room-temperature egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Pulse until a sticky batter forms. The consistency should be pliable but not too wet.
Chill for Perfect Consistency: Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic, and freeze for 10-15 minutes. This step makes the dough easier to handle and roll out.
Assemble The Croissants
Transfer the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll it using a rolling pin into a thin rectangle(about 8 x 11 inches) that is 1/8 inch thick.
Cut the dough into triangles, then add one tbsp of sugar-free hazelnut spread onto each triangle.
To seal the chocolate inside, roll up and gently pinch the sides. Curve the ends to form a croissant shape. For a shiny, golden finish, brush the croissants with an egg wash.
Transfer the keto butter croissants to the baking sheet and brush them with melted butter.
Baking Keto Croissants
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until almond flour croissants are golden. Keep a close eye to prevent overbrowning.
Tips For Making The Best Keto Croissants Recipe
- Always start with an oven preheated to the recommended temperature. This ensures even baking and helps to avoid undercooked insides or burnt exteriors.
- Chilling the dough for about 30 minutes is crucial. This step makes the dough less sticky and more pliable, making it easier to roll and shape.
- Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the croissant dough much easier.
- Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet to ensure that the croissants bake evenly.
- Room Temperature: you can store these keto croissants on the counter in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
- Freezer: you can also store these keto croissants in the freezer wrapped in plastic foil for up to 2 months.
Let them thaw on the counter overnight, and reheat them in the oven until just warmed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Croissants?
Made from layered and laminated butter dough, then rolled out and folded repeatedly to create a flaky, buttery texture, croissants are a French pastry dish loved by almost everyone.
They are usually served for breakfast or snacks and can be eaten plain or filled with many savory or sweet ingredients.
Can I Make This Keto Croissant Recipe Ahead Of Time?
Sure, these keto croissants are great for meal prep. You can make them as we did in this recipe, then store them until ready to enjoy.
Or, if you want to enjoy them freshly baked, you can make the dough and store it in the fridge, then roll it out, assemble it, and bake it.
Why Do We Have To Use So Many Types Of Flour?
Keto croissants are made with a combination of low-carb flours to achieve the buttery and fluffy texture of regular ones.
Can I Use Other Filling For This Keto Croissant Recipe?
Sure, you can fill them with your favorite fillings like raspberry jam, chocolate chips, or peanut butter.
More Keto Desserts
Easy Keto Chocolate Croissants
- 6 tbsp Sugar-Free Chocolate Spread or Homemade Keto Nutella
- 2 cups almond flour superfine, blanched
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup powdered sweetener
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 egg for egg wash
- Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350°F (190°C).
- Mixing Dry Ingredients: Combine almond flour, coconut flour, powdered sweetener, baking powder salt, and xanthan gum in a food processor.2 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup coconut flour, 1/3 cup powdered sweetener, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp xanthan gum, 1 tsp baking powder
- Adding Wet Ingredients: Add cream cheese, one large egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry mix. Pulse until a slightly sticky batter forms. If the dough is too sticky add one more tablespoon of coconut flour.1 large egg, 3 tbsp butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 tbsp cream cheese
- Chilling the Dough: Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
- Rolling: Roll out the dough between parchment papers into a thin triangle, about 8 x 11-inch / 20 x 28cm and 1/8 inch thin. Cut this large triangle in half, then each triangle in 6 as shown in the picture. Add a dollop of chocoate spread on each triangle.6 tbsp Sugar-Free Chocolate Spread
- Forming Croissants: Roll the triangles into croissants, pinch the sides, and curve the ends to shape.
- Baking: Place the croissants on a baking sheet. Use a soft pastry and brush each croissant with an egg wash. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.1 egg
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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