Danish pastries are a delectable treat that many people enjoy, but for those following a low-carb diet, they may seem off-limits. However, with a few simple substitutions and tweaks, it’s possible to create a delicious, low-carb version of these pastries. 

In this article, we’ll explore how to make low-carb lemon Danish pastries that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


To make low-carb lemon Danish pastries, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener (such as erythritol or stevia)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the lemon filling:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sweetener
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

3. Add the softened butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon zest to the bowl. Mix until a smooth dough forms.

4. Divide the dough into eight equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.

5. Flatten each ball into a disc shape and use your fingers to create a well in the center of the disc.

6. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sweetener, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Mix until smooth.

7. Spoon the lemon filling into the well in each pastry disc.

8. Bake the pastries in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

9. Remove the pastries from the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet.

10. Serve the pastries warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Each low-carb lemon Danish pastry contains approximately:

  • 250 calories
  • 6g protein
  • 22g fat
  • 5g net carbs


  • If you’d like to make some substitutions to this recipe, here are a few options:
  • If you don’t have almond flour, you can use another type of nut flour, such as hazelnut or cashew flour.
  • You can substitute the coconut flour with another type of low-carb flour, such as flaxseed meal or psyllium husk powder.
  • Instead of using granulated sweetener, you can use a liquid sweetener, such as monk fruit or stevia drops.


Here are a few tips to help you make the perfect low-carb lemon Danish pastries:

  • Be sure to use unsalted butter in this recipe. Salted butter can make the pastries too salty.
  • If you don’t have a lemon zester, you can use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of lemon peel. Then, finely chop the peel with a knife.
  • To make the pastries more golden brown, you can brush them with a beaten egg before baking.
  • These pastries are best served warm, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.


Low-carb lemon Danish pastries are a delicious treat that you can enjoy without derailing your diet. With a few simple substitutions and tweaks, you can create a pastry that is low in carbs but high in flavor. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the sweet, tangy taste of lemon in every bite!

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