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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!

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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.

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!

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), plus 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 ChocZero (check them out on Amazon).

After you’ve made the dough, portion it into six balls. Slightly flatten each ball in your hand and place two small pieces of chocolate (I used Lily’s) 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 close. 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 yes – I know they don’t look like much right now – but keep going!

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

Bake them in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until browned all over and the dough is cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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?!?

Low Carb Chocolate “Croissants”

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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Ingredients


  • cups
    shredded mozzarella
  • ¾
    cup
    almond flour
  • 2
    tbs
    cream cheese
  • 1
    egg
    beaten
  • 2
    tbs
    low carb sweetener
    eg Lakanto

  • oz
    Lily’s Original Dark Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium size microwaveable bowl.

  3. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and then another cook for another 30 seconds.

  4. Stir in the beaten egg, sweetener, and almond flour.

  5. Let the dough cool slightly, then knead until smooth. Add a little extra almond flour if the dough is too sticky, then knead again.

  6. Portion the dough into six balls. Slightly flatten each ball in your hand and place two small pieces of chocolate across the center.

  7. Fold the dough over the top and press to seal it close. It’s OK if the chocolate is poking out at each end but you don’t want it to be overhanging the dough.

  8. Place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat and bake them in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until browned all over and the dough is cooked through. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

3g net carbs per serving (one “croissant”)

Nutrition Facts

Low Carb Chocolate “Croissants”

Amount Per Serving

Calories 218
Calories from Fat 162

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18g
28%

Saturated Fat 6g
30%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0g

Monounsaturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 54mg
18%

Sodium 201mg
8%

Potassium 38mg
1%

Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%

Dietary Fiber 4g
16%

Sugars 0g

Protein 10g
20%

Vitamin A
5.9%

Vitamin C
0%

Calcium
18.3%

Iron
7.8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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