This Low Carb Keto Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish is sugar free, gluten free, and made with my Nut Free Fathead Dough!
CREAM CHEESE DANISH
The holidays are upon us and here at SugaFreeMom.com, that means spectacular healthy, low carb recipes that make entertaining family and friends easy and enjoyable!
Every holiday not only needs fabulous desserts, but also fabulous low carb breakfasts or brunch recipes. Today you get a two for one deal! Enjoy this Low Carb Keto Cranberry Cheese Danish for breakfast, brunch or dessert!
WHAT IS FATHEAD DOUGH?
FatHead dough was made famous by the the movie, Fathead. The movie doesn't actually mention anything about the pizza dough and really it only became popular in the low carb space after Cooky's Creations blogged about a “Holy Grail of Low Carb Pizza Crust” recipe in 2012.
Unlike the classic Fathead dough made with almond flour, my dough is made with coconut flour and honestly I don't want to toot my own horn, but it's pretty perfect in the ability to make you feel like your biting into a fluffy high carb roll!
The original method for making this fathead dough combines cream cheese and mozzarella in a bowl, melts them together and then you have to work really hard combining the dry ingredients together. The dough is pretty simple and doesn't require any yeast or flour!
I created a quicker and easier method for making this dough, just read below for my new method.
SWAPPING LOW CARB SWEETENERS
- You can always sub the sweeteners for whatever you like to use, but that being said, you'll have to take a good guess on how much to use. ½ teaspoon of vanilla stevia is about ½ cup of sugar in sweetness.
- I chose Sukrin Fiber Clear Syrup to mix with the cranberries. I tried this first using frozen cranberries and mixing it was difficult. I recommend fresh instead, but if you only have frozen, just thaw first then fix with the syrup.
- You can swap the Sukrin clear syrup with liquid Allulose or Lakanto maple syrup.
- You can use my Sweetener Guide & Conversion chart to swap any other sweetener you like!
This danish is just one of those recipes that is perfect if you've got some overnight guests. Easy to make, but more special than a traditional breakfast of bacon and eggs.
CAN I SWAP THE CRANBERRIES?
If cranberries aren't your favorite, swap them for raspberries, blueberries or blackberries which would be just as delicious. But if you're looking for a Christmas breakfast this would be my choice!
My oldest son, is pretty picky and even he said, "Tastes like a traditional danish Mom, it's super good!" I'll take that as a win!
SUGAR FREE CREAM CHEESE ICING
The cream cheese drizzle is of course totally optional, but truly puts this over the top!
It's so tasty you'll be tempted to smear it all over your face, I mean......slice. 🙂
It's very simple to make as you just add all the ingredients for the icing into your blender, that's it!
HOW TO MAKE KETO CREAM CHEESE DANISH
Make the Nut Free Fathead Dough
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Try my New easier method for making fathead dough: Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined. Remove and place into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or double boiler to melt mixture over low heat on the stove. Stir again to combine.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough to an oval shape. You can wet hands and flatten the dough or place another piece of parchment over the dough and use a rolling pin. Set aside to make filling.
Make the Cream Cheese Filling
Add the cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla extract and stevia to a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth. Add cranberries to a small bowl and mix with Sukrin syrup.
Cut diagonal strips of dough lengthwise on each side of the oval shape and overlap the strips towards the center.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool then refrigerate.
When ready to serve, add optional topping if desired. Simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over the danish and enjoy!
KETO NUT FREE FATEAD DOUGH RECIPES
SUGAR FREE CRANBERRY CREAM CHEESE DANISH
Keto Cranberry Cream Cheese Danish (Nut Free)
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese part skim
- 3 ounces cream cheese full fat
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum or glucomannan
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ¼ cup Swerve Confectioners sweetener
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ½ cup fresh cranberries
- ⅓ cup Sukrin Fiber Syrup Clear or Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup
Optional Icing Topping
- 3 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 ounces cream cheese full fat
- 2 tablespoon Swerve Confectioners sweetener
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- New method: Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until combined. Remove and place into a microwavable bowl and microwave for 2 minutes or double boiler to melt mixture over low heat on the stove. Stir again to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough to an oval shape. You can wet hands and flatten the dough or place another piece of parchment over the dough and use a rolling pin. Set aside to make filling.
- Add the cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla extract and stevia to a stand mixer and blend on high until smooth. Add cranberries to a small bowl and mix with Sukrin syrup.
- Spread the cream cheese mixture down the middle of the dough. Top cream cheese with cranberries.
- Cut diagonal strips of dough lengthwise on each side of the oval shape and overlap the strips towards the center.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool then refrigerate.
- When ready to serve, add optional topping if desired. Simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle over the danish and enjoy!
Brenda, I’ve followed your site for a few years now. I love the looks of everything! However, I’m not sure if I’ve ever made anything because most if not all call for liquid and often flavored stevia. Yuck! In my opinion those are just disgusting 🤢 tasting. Any chance you could provide a few without? Thanks,
I created a sweetener guide and conversion chart so you can look up other sweeteners and use the right amount to replace stevia.https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/natural-sugar-free-low-carb-sweeteners-guide-conversion-chart/
I have an allergy to eggs, what would you suggest for a substitution? You provide the most delicious recipes!
Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍽🍁
I feel silly even asking this, but I'm confused by the last step about cutting the diagonal strips and folding up...I know it's my polish brain just not computing lol could I roll them like the cinnamon rolls?
She means that you cut part way in on each side. Then flip the strips up onto the top. Don’t cut into what will be the bottom of your danish. Hope that makes sense.
Hello and thank you for the recipe. Can you give approximate rolled out dimensions? I don't want to get too thick or too thin. Thanks
If I want this to be dairy free, what would you recommend for subbing the mozzarella cheese and the cream cheese with?
Can substitute xanthan gum with anything I don't have this.
You can leave it out. It just really helps the texture of the dough.
This looks so yummy, Can we substitute the fiber syrup with something else?
Sure any sweetener you like can be used.
SPECTACULAR ! ! I made it with almond flour though, but the results were great ! !
I have followed a low carb way of eating since my son was born last Spring, and since then enjoyed your blog so much!!
Thanks for all these beautiful and healthy recipes!
I have a question that I really need your help.
My son is 9 months old now and is eating solid food very well. I LOVE baking and really want to bake for him. Do you know whether babies or toddlers can eat baked goods made with coconut flour and almond flour and flaxseed meal?
I don't mean allergy issue. I am just not sure whether their stomach can handle these special flours? (I have ditched wheat flour and don't want to bake with that now)
If it's too early now, when should I try? One year old? I really have no idea and I don't seem to be able to search for any answers on the internet.
Thanks in advance!!!
That's probably a question you should ask your pediatrician. I did not know my youngest had a tree nut allergy until he turned 2. So giving your 9month old anything with almond might not be a good idea. As far as flaxseed I again am not qualified to say this would be ok for a baby under the age of 1. Sorry! I just don't want to give advice I'm unsure of.
Just what I was looking for! What can I substitute the mozzarella with? Would Provalone work or all cream cheese? I hope to shape it in a candy cane to match my daughter's traditional gluten version.
I enjoy many of your sugar free recipes. Thank you!!
Some people have swapped mozzarella with cheddar but I've not tried any substitutes for my dough, sorry!
5***** got the holidays covered, however it will have to be tested long before then. hahaha thank you Brenda.
Do you think using blueberries instead of cranberries would work? Not a huge cranberry fan. But sounds absolutely delicious.
Sure that would still be lovely!
I'm speechless except for one word-WOW! I will be making this one for sure! Thank you for all of your yummy recipes!
This came out Amazing ! I used Monk-fruit sugar in the recipe where it calls for any sugar substitute & fresh raspberries ... I hashtag you on my instagram 🙏