Mini keto cream buns (Swedish semlor)

Mini keto cream buns (Swedish semlor)

In Sweden it's tradition every year on "Fat Tuesday," a.k.a Mardis Gras, to eat this irresistible pastry! A soft cardamom-flavored bun is filled with delicious rich almond paste and heavy whipped cream. Enjoy this keto version of semla for a Swedish "fika" all year round!

Mini keto cream buns (Swedish semlor)

In Sweden it's tradition every year on "Fat Tuesday," a.k.a Mardis Gras, to eat this irresistible pastry! A soft cardamom-flavored bun is filled with delicious rich almond paste and heavy whipped cream. Enjoy this keto version of semla for a Swedish "fika" all year round!
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

Cardamom buns
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 4 oz. (½ cup) 110 g (110 ml) cream cheese, room tempered
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter, room tempered
  • ½ cup (2¼ oz.) 120 ml (65 g) powdered erythritol
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp 1½ tsp ground cardamom (green)
  • 1½ cups (6 oz.) 350 ml (170 g) almond flour
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp whey protein isolate (unflavored) or coconut flour
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
Almond paste
  • ¾ cup (3 oz.) 180 ml (85 g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 4 4 drops bitter almond extract
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Serving
  • 1 cup 240 ml heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp powdered erythritol
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine eggs, cream cheese, butter, erythritol, baking powder, and cardamom in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add almond flour, whey protein powder, and psyllium husk powder to the same bowl. Stir until smooth. Let the dough rest for about 5-10 minutes, or until the psyllium husk has absorbed the liquid and the dough has a solid consistency.
  4. Shape into separate buns and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the buns are a nice golden color. Use a toothpick or thin skewer to test that they're cooked in the middle. (They are cooked when the toothpick comes out with no dough on it.)
  5. Remove from oven and let the buns rest until they have cooled down.
  6. Mix the ingredients for the almond paste in a bowl and blend until the filling is evenly combined and smooth.
  7. For serving, take a sharp knife and cut out the top on each bun. Make a small pit in the middle and fill with the almond paste mixture.
  8. Spread out or pipe heavy whipped cream on top and put the lid on. Dust with powdered erythritol using a small sieve or a tea strainer for the final touch.

Tip

Do you want rounder buns? Then add double amount of fiber husk. Some don't like the taste of psyllium, in that case bake according to the original recipe. The buns will be slightly flatter but still moist and delicious!

Brush the buns with beaten egg before baking for glossy buns.

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6 comments

  1. Anna Brooks
    It says these are mini but six servings. I made six buns and they were pretty big. Is this correct? Also, I ended up with cracked tops, is there anyway to avoid this?
    Reply: #2
  2. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    It says these are mini but six servings. I made six buns and they were pretty big. Is this correct? Also, I ended up with cracked tops, is there anyway to avoid this?

    Yes, the default serving size makes 6 servings. Perhaps try checking them before 15 minutes. They may have overcooked a bit.

  3. Bruce
    It says 8 grams net carbs. Is that for one bun or the whole six buns. It seems like a lot of carbs for one bun.
    Reply: #4
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    It says 8 grams net carbs. Is that for one bun or the whole six buns. It seems like a lot of carbs for one bun.

    This is 8g net carbs per bun; all Diet Doctor recipes list the nutrition information per serving.

  5. Mary
    so you have to join to see nutrition information?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    so you have to join to see nutrition information?

    The detailed nutrition information is a benefit of Diet Doctor Plus. There is a 30 day free trial if you'd like to try it out!

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