Here at Keto Recipes, we love fluffy, mouth-watering treats that are just as appropriate for starting out the day as they are for snacking throughout it. One of such is the croissant, a french dessert that has always been in menus all around the world and it might be the only french word most people can pronounce correctly.
But nationality apart, there really is something special about croissants. And it certainly isn’t all that wheat flour: We’re bringing you today a totally keto friendly version of the classical croissant that’ll make you forget all about past croissants.
Keto Croissant Recipe
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons melted butter (lightly salted or not at all)
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 3 cups, shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
- 3 tablespoons sparkling water
Although this is completely optional and depends on your personal taste, we strongly recommend using a dash of sugar and a dash and a half of salt with this recipe to give your croissants extra depth of flavor.
How to make:
- Preheat the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside (somewhere close).
- Beat the egg whites vigorously between 3 and 5 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix mozzarella and cream cheese. Microwave until they melt - shouldn’t be more than a minute or two.
- Take out of the microwave, and mix in with egg whites, flour, and psyllium husk. Now’s your time to add salt and/or sugar.
- Knead until it feels like dough. After a few minutes kneading, add sparkling water and keep kneading. All in all, you'll be kneading for about five minutes, maybe more. This is the most important step, so knead until you have to; don’t get distracted.
- Get two sheets of parchment paper, and place your dough in between those sheets. Use a rolling pin to get your dough down to about ⅓ inches thick.
- Butter the dough with melted butter.
- Cut the dough into 4 rectangles, each of those rectangles to be cut into 4 triangles. You can use a pizza cutter for this step; saves you a lot of time.
- Roll each triangle upward starting at the wide end and vóilà! You’ve made a croissant!
- Place croissants on a baking tray, brush with the remaining butter, and bake until they start turning golden brown.
These croissants are great with some black coffee or even some hemp milk. But just to give you some ideas, you can dip them in nutella, or make the most of it by accompanying it with another dessert. We hope you enjoy this croissant recipe as much as we did. Half the fun is making them!