Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

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These Lemon Raspberry sweet rolls will help you start off the morning right! The sweet, delicate, layers of dough are slathered with lemon cream cheese filling and a sweet, gooey raspberry sauce. To top it all off, a tart lemon glaze is generously drizzled over the rolls that seeps into the creases. The result is a decadent and satisfying breakfast that holds its own against any higher carb roll. Each bite is an explosion of sweet raspberry and tart lemon flavors that melt in your mouth.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

These rolls taste so delicious that no one will guess they’re keto! The dough is puffy and delicate, just like normal pastry dough. This is definitely my go-to keto recipe for the pickiest of eaters. Even picky kids will be begging for more!

To make the dough in these rolls so satisfying, I use mozzarella dough. The heated mozzarella cheese in the dough provides the flexibility for the dough to be kneaded and rolled out without falling apart. Don’t worry though; the rolls won’t taste like mozzarella cheese! Mozzarella cheese has very little flavor on its own. Using this dough helps create that flaky, delicate dough we all love!

While these rolls really are best served fresh out of the oven, they can be stored in the fridge and reheated before serving. The glaze will thicken slightly in the fridge so a few minutes in the oven (around 200 degrees Fahrenheit) in an oven safe container will remedy this. Having a couple of these rolls in the fridge is the perfect motivation to get out of bed in the morning!

While this recipe does require preparing two fillings and a glaze, don’t let the extra steps intimidate you. These extra steps are simple and don’t take long at all. I promise that it will all be worth it when you take a bite of one of these decadent rolls!
Yields 8 servings of Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

The Preparation

For the lemon cream cheese filling:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons stevia erythritol blend*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, about one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the raspberry sauce:

For the dough:

For the lemon glaze: (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ½ ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons stevia erythritol blend*
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, room temperature

*The stevia erythritol blend we use in this recipe is twice as sweet as sugar—One teaspoon of the blend is as sweet as two teaspoons of sugar. If using a different sugar-free sweetener, adjust amount accordingly.

The Execution

Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:

1. Use an electric mixer  to beat the cream cheese, butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Raspberry Sauce:

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sweetener and xanthan gum. Gradually add water and lemon juice while whisking.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

2. Set heat to medium-low. Add frozen raspberries, stirring constantly. Just when the sauce begins to simmer, remove from heat and set aside.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Lemon glaze:

1. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

2. Add vanilla, sweetener, lemon juice, and lemon extract and blend until incorporated.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

3. Gradually add the almond milk, about a teaspoon at a time, beating the mixture between each addition.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Dough:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9” circular pan with coconut oil or grease with butter. Have two 15 inch sheets of parchment and a rolling pin handy.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

2. Prepare a double boiler. A medium saucepan with a medium bowl that will sit on top works fine for this purpose. Add about 2 inches of water to the saucepan or lower part of the double boiler. Place over high heat and bring to a simmer uncovered. Once simmering, reduce heat to low.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

3. Meanwhile in the top-part of the double boiler (with it not over the water) combine the almond flour, stevia/erythritol sweetener, xanthan gum, and baking powder using a whisk.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

4. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. The mixture will be very thick.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

5. Stir in the mozzarella cheese and place the bowl over the pot of simmering water. Be sure to protect your hands from the hot bowl and the steam escaping the pot. A silicone mitten works well for this purpose.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

6. Stir the mixture constantly while the cheese melts and combines with the flour. It will begin to look like bread dough.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

7. When the cheese has melted completely, transfer the dough to a prepared piece of parchment. Knead the dough a few times to completely combine the flour mixture and the cheese. Pat dough into a rectangular shape and cover with the second piece of parchment. Roll out dough into about a 12″ X 15″ rectangle. Remove top parchment.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

8. Evenly spread the lemon cream cheese filling on the dough, leaving about ½ inch uncovered on the edges. Spread the raspberry sauce over the lemon cream cheese filling.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

9. Starting at the long side, roll the dough into a log shape. Press the outside long edge to seal.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

10. Using a serrated knife, gently cut the log crosswise into 8 pieces. You can optionally do this with some dental floss for a clean cut. Arrange rolls in the prepared pan with one roll in the center and the rest circled around it.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

11. Bake for 24-26 minutes, or until golden brown.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

12.  Serve with the glaze.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

This makes a total of 8 servings of Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls. Each serving comes out to be 272.25 calories, 23.18g Fats, 5.24g Net Carbs, and 10.04g Protein.

Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls Calories Fats(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein(g)
4 ½ ounces cream cheese 447 43.94 7.04 0 7.04 7.85
4 tablespoons butter 407 46.07 0.03 0 0.03 0.48
¼ cup + 6 tablespoons stevia erythritol blend* 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ¾ teaspoons vanilla extract 21 0 0.93 0 0.93 0
1 ¼ teaspoon lemon extract 15 0 0.66 0 0.66 0
2 teaspoons lemon zest, about one lemon 2 0.01 0.64 0.4 0.24 0.06
4 teaspoon lemon juice 4 0.05 1.4 0.1 1.3 0.07
½ teaspoon xanthan gum 5 0 1.16 1.16 0 0
½ cup frozen raspberries 36 0.46 8.36 4.5 3.86 0.84
1 cup super fine almond flour (112 g) 640 56 24 12 12 24
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder 3 0 1.59 0 1.59 0
1 large egg 72 4.75 0.36 0 0.36 6.28
2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese 523 33.92 13.86 0 13.86 40.64
1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened almond milk 3 0.2 0.14 0.1 0.04 0.07
Totals 2178 185.4 60.17 18.26 41.91 80.29
Per Serving(/8) 272.25 23.18 7.52 2.28 5.24 10.04
Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls

This makes a total of 8 servings of Lemon Raspberry Sweet Rolls. Each serving comes out to be 272.25 calories, 23.18g Fats, 5.24g Net Carbs, and 10.04g Protein.

The Preparation

    For the lemon cream cheese filling:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. stevia erythritol blend*
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • Zest from one lemon (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • For the raspberry sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons stevia erythritol blend*
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • For the dough:
  • 1 cup super fine almond flour
  • ¼ cup stevia erythritol blend*
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • For the lemon glaze: (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ½ ounce cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons stevia erythritol blend*
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened almond milk, room temperature

The Execution

    Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
  1. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Raspberry Sauce:
  3. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sweetener and xanthan gum. Gradually add water and lemon juice while whisking.
  4. Set heat to medium-low. Add frozen raspberries, stirring constantly. Just when the sauce begins to simmer, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Dough:
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9” circular pan with coconut oil or grease with butter. Have two 15 inch sheets of parchment and a rolling pin handy.
  7. Prepare a double boiler. A medium saucepan with a medium bowl that will sit on top works fine for this purpose. Add about 2 inches of water to the saucepan or lower part of the double boiler. Place over high heat and bring to a simmer uncovered. Once simmering, reduce heat to low.
  8. Meanwhile in the top-part of the double boiler (with it not over the water) combine the almond flour, stevia/erythritol sweetener, xanthan gum, and baking powder using a whisk.
  9. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract. The mixture will be very thick.
  10. Stir in the mozzarella cheese and place the bowl over the pot of simmering water. Be sure to protect your hands from the hot bowl and the steam escaping the pot. A silicone mitten works well for this purpose.
  11. Stir the mixture constantly while the cheese melts and combines with the flour. It will begin to look like bread dough.
  12. When the cheese has melted completely, transfer the dough to a prepared piece of parchment. Knead the dough a few times to completely combine the flour mixture and the cheese. Pat dough into a rectangular shape and cover with the second piece of parchment. Roll out dough into about 12" X 15" rectangle. Remove top parchment.
  13. Evenly spread the lemon cream cheese filling on the dough, leaving about ½ inch uncovered on the edges. Spread the raspberry sauce over the lemon cream cheese filling.
  14. Starting at the long side, roll the dough into a log shape. Press the outside long edge to seal.
  15. Using a serrated knife, gently cut the log crosswise into 8 pieces. Arrange rolls in the prepared pan with one roll in the center and the rest circled around it.
  16. Bake for 24-26 minutes, or until golden brown.
  17. Lemon glaze:
  18. In a small bowl, beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
  19. Add vanilla, sweetener, lemon juice, and lemon extract and blend until incorporated.
  20. Gradually add the almond milk, about a teaspoon at a time, beating the mixture between each addition.
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