Low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringle Recipe; Gluten-free

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low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringl

The other day I started dreaming of light flaky pastry with a creamy almond core topped with icing and toasted almond slivers.  I began to plot a new low-FODMAP recipe to satisfy my craving.

At first I looked into creating a low-FODMAP almond croissant recipe, but croissant making seemed a little complicated.

I decided to pick something simpler for my readers and me 🙂

Here is a delicious recipe for low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringle.  A Kringle has a pastry that is light and flaky, but is easier to prepare than a croissant (also very similar to a ‘bear claw’ pastry). I used low-FODMAP almond cream for the filling and covered it with sweet low-FODMAP almond glaze. Perfect for a winter evening, holiday morning, or as a dessert for your Sunday brunch.

Danish Kringles are a common pastry in Wisconsin bakeries, traditionally in a round ring shape.  I went with a non-traditional rectangular version for my low-FODMAP Kringle.  This is also one of the most popular bakery items at Trader Joe’s (one of my favorite stores!).

Serve this low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringle with low-FODMAP Vanilla Latte and low-FODMAP berries for the perfect combination.

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Low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringle; Gluten-free

low-FODMAP Almond Danish Kringle

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves 12-16

Prep time: 30 min

Chill time: 1 hour or longer

Bake time: 25-28 min

Total time: 120 min approximately

Bake 350 F


For the low-FODMAP Base Dough:

  • 2 cups All Purpose low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free Flour Blend -I use Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend- see my low-FODMAP Bake off blog for the reasons!
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, grated (or chopped into small pieces) and chilled
    • Substitute vegan margarine such as Earth Balance for dairy-free version
    • I used butter for my recipe
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 & 1/8 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (if not already added to your low-FODMAP flour)
  • 1/2 cup low-FODMAP milk (such as almond milk or canned coconut milk for dairy-free or lactose free milk)

For low-FODMAP Egg Glaze (adds shine, optional)

  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp low-FODMAP milk

For low-FODMAP Almond Cream Filling:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (can substitute vegan margarine for dairy-free)
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond meal or finely ground almonds if you don’t have almond meal
    • ¼ cup is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose low-FODMAP, gluten-free flour (see above)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure almond extract

For low-FODMAP Almond Glaze Icing and Garnish:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons low-FODMAP milk (such as almond milk, for dairy-free version or lactose free)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (titrate to taste), can also substitute vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (36 g) slivered toasted almonds
    • 12 g is one low-FODMAP serving


Prepare low-FODMAP Base Dough for Kringle:

  • In a medium mixing bowl, place low-FODMAP flour, butter, xanthan gum (if not added to your flour choice), sugar, and salt
  • Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands blend together until mixture is crumbly
  • In separate bowl or glass, mix together yeast, beaten egg, and low-FODMAP milk
    • Don’t worry if the yeast clumps slightly, it will be OK
  • Add milk mixture to dry mixture
  • Continue to mix until blended, dough may seem sticky, that is normal
  • Place dough on large piece of plastic wrap (at least 11 x 17 inches big) and flatten dough into a round circle
  • Wrap dough in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (or longer)

While dough is chilling, prepare low-FODMAP Almond Cream filling and Almond Glaze icing:

  • For the low-FODMAP Filling, place all ingredients in bowl of stand mixer with flat paddle and beat until smooth and creamy
  • For the low-FODMAP Glaze, in a large mixing bowl, slowly combine the confectioner’s sugar with the low-FODMAP milk and almond extract until well mixed using a large whisk or spoon
  • If not already toasted, toast your almond slivers at 300 F in oven for about 3-5 minutes (watch so they don’t burn, the thin slivers will toast fast)

Bake low-FODMAP Kringle

  • When dough is ready, preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven
  • Prep rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and open plastic wrap
  • Leaving dough in center of wrap, take a second similar sized piece of plastic wrap and lay it on top of the dough disc
    • I preferred to place it directly on my silicone baking mat with the plastic wrap over top
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough out into a 1/8 inch thick and 11 x 17 inch rectangle with the plastic wrap covering the dough to prevent sticking
    • It will be almost the same dimensions as the silicone baking mat
  • Once rolled out, spread the low-FODMAP almond cream mixture evenly over the dough, leaving about 1 cm uncovered at all the edges (you don’t need to spread too thickly, you may not use the entire batch of almond cream)
  • Rolling from the long ends of each side, roll each side towards the center until both sides meet
    • I used my dough cutter to gently lift the dough from the underlying mat without breaking it (a small spatula would also work)
  • Roll the assembled kringle off of the plastic wrap onto baking sheet
  • This recipe does not call for time to let the dough rise, but if you would like to do so, then place it in a warm place, covered for 30-60 minutes at this time.  I found the pastry light and delicious enough without any yeast rising time
  • Prepare egg glaze (optional)
    • This is less essential if you plan to glaze the entire Kringle (like I did)
    • Combine 1 egg white with 1-2 tbsp low-FODMAP milk and beat well
    • Brush low-FODMAP Kringle with egg glaze
  • Bake 25-28 minutes, until slightly firm to touch
    • If a bit of the almond cream oozes out, don’t worry, this happened to me and I just scooped it away when I removed the low-FODMAP Kringle
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes
  • Spread low-FODMAP Almond Glaze Icing over top
  • Sprinkle with toasted almond slivers

This went fast at my house!  It is absolutely delicious.

Comments Rating 5 (3 reviews)

10 Responses

  1. Almond Danish Kringle!

    This is my favorite thing to enjoy Christmas morning. I can’t wait to try the recipe this year! Thank you for sharing all your low FODMAP treats with us!

    1. Hi Jo,
      Thank you SO much! We love hearing from our readers, and this is such a kind review. Have a great day!!

  2. Can this be made the night before? I want to bring to a Thanksgiving luncheon, and will all of the other things going in the oven that morning, I’d love to get one thing done the night before. But I know a lot of gf baked goods taste best the day they are made. Or maybe I can do everything except bake the night before and let rise in fridge overnight, then bake in the morning? Thank you, looks wonderful!

    1. Hi Ina,
      Thanks for the question! We think it should taste delicious the next day also. Just make sure to store well covered at room temperature after it cools. Good luck!

      1. One of the best Gluten Free desserts I’ve made!

        Thank you so much for this recipe. I made the dough and the filling Wednesday night and left in the fridge overnight. Rolled it out and then filled, formed and baked it Thanksgiving morning. To meet all dietary requirements for the day, I also “veganized” it by using non-dairy butter (Earth Balance in the dough, Miyokos in the filling), and an egg replacer (Simply Eggless). Even with the replacements, it was amazing! This will become a new tradition for the holidays. So delicious!

        1. Hi Ina,
          Thank you so much for this review and your additional information for readers!
          Homemade also makes it so much more special 🙂
          Happy holidays!! Stay in touch.

  3. I made this all the way through to rolling it out and then rolling it up. It stuck to the silicone sheet and had to be scraped off and patched and looks rather shaggy. It is in the oven now and I have my fingers crossed that it might even out in the baking. Also the filling oozed out everywhere, so it is rather coated with filling, inside and out! Why do my doughs always seem to be on the wet side? I spoon flour into my measuring cup, as recommended. Aaaaargh!

    1. Hi there,
      Sorry this sounds like it was a challenge. We aren’t sure what the problem is, but we really prefer our flour choice as outlined in the recipe when we bake. We have also never had anything stick to a silicone baking sheet- is yours a genuine brand? Hope it turns out OK! Thanks for sharing.

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