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Healthy Homemade Low Carb and Gluten Free Crescent Rolls (sugar free, low fat, high fiber, high protein) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls

Servings: 12 Crescents
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 35 mins
These Healthy Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls are soft, lightly sweet and super buttery...  you'd never know they're made without butter, sugar and white flour!



Egg Wash:

  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 1 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the psyllium and yeast.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the almond milk, applesauce, egg whites and extracts. Dump the psyllium/yeast mix on top and quickly whisk together.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the 2 cups of soy flour, the stevia, baking powder and salt.  Dump the dry over the wet and fold together with a rubber spatula.  Shape the sticky dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm area for 1 hour + 20 minutes (I used a warming drawer set to 90 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • In a small bowl, add the coconut flour. Take about 2 tbs and dust it over the slightly risen dough.  Gently fold the mixture until it absorbs the coconut flour, then dust another 2 tbs over the dough and fold again. Do this with the rest of the coconut flour, then knead the dough into a ball.
  • Dust a Silpat with ~2 tbs of soy flour, place the dough on top, then dust again with ~2 tbs of soy flour. Roll the dough into a rectangle, then use a pizza cutter to slice the rectangle into 12 tall triangles.
  • Create the crescents by rolling the dough triangle, starting from the widest end and rolling to the triangle point. Cover the pans with plastic wrap and place in a warm area for 1 hour (I used the warming drawer again).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and almond milk. Brush the crescents with the egg wash and bake for ~33 minutes, or until golden brown. Let crescents cool on the pan. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

  • Or another natural sweetener that is 2x as sweet as sugar (¾ cup has the sweetness of 1½ cups of sugar).
  • For a Chocolate Version: Add 2 tsp of chocolate chips to each crescent as you roll them up.
  • For an Apple Pie Version: Dice a Granny Smith apple and marinate in 1 tbs lemon juice, 3 tbs coconut sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. When the apples are soft, add a spoonful to each crescent as you roll them up.
Just like storebought pretzels, these are best served immediately after they are made. Storing isn't recommend.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Gluten-Free Crescent Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 135mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins