Keto Stollen

by Joanna
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Discover the joy of holiday baking with this keto stollen! Completely gluten-free, this low carb stollen bursts with festive flavor, and it’s loaded with aromatic spices and dried fruits. We also gave it a light sprinkle of powdered sweetener for that snowy holiday feel.

Keto Stollen

The best thing about this recipe is that it tastes exactly like the original German but has fewer carbs. So make this recipe for Christmas if you want to surprise your loved ones with a sugar-free special sweet treat.

Once you try this recipe, you won’t want to celebrate Christmas without this delicious sugar-free stollen. Loaded with citrus fruit, cinnamon, and roasted almonds, this keto stollen is the best recipe for holidays.

What is Christmas Stollen?

Stollen is a German yeast fruit bread made with almonds, spices, and dried fruit that is usually made with marzipan and then dusted with powdered sugar or icing sugar. It’s super flaky, moist, loaded with Christmas spices, and perfect for the holidays.

It’s Usually dusted with tons of powdered sugar to resemble a snowy German landscape.

Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Marzipan Stollen

  • Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Has just a few net carbs per serving.
  • It’s a sugar-free, gluten-free, and low-carb sweet treat.
Keto Stollen

Ingredients For Keto Stollen

Although there is a long list of ingredients, you will be surprised to discover that you probably have most of them in your pantry. Here is a list of everything you will need:

For The Stollen Dough

  • Almond & Coconut Flour – this is my favorite mix of keto flour that I choose to use anytime I want to make something sweet. When purchasing almond flour, look for the “blanched” variety, which means the almonds have had their skins removed before grinding. This results in a finer, lighter flour that’s better suited for most baking purposes compared to almond meal, which includes the skins and has a coarser texture.
  • Eggs – help everything to bind together. Use room-temperature eggs to avoid that eggy smell and flavor. To quickly bring eggs to room temperature, place them in a bowl of warm (not hot) water for about 10 minutes.
  • Sour Cream – This ingredient contributes moisture and a slight tanginess that complements sweet dishes. It can also help achieve a soft crumb in baked goods.
  • Butter – Opt for unsalted butter to have control over the saltiness of your dish. Butter imparts richness, flavor, and moisture to baked goods.
  • Sweetener – feel free to use your favorite sweeteners, such as Erythritol or Monk fruit.
  • Baking Powder – An essential leavening agent that helps baked goods to rise and become fluffy. Ensure your baking powder is fresh for best results.
  • Vanilla Extract – Quality matters – pure vanilla extract offers a deeper, more authentic vanilla taste compared to artificial varieties.
  • Spices – The combination of cinnamon, ground cloves, and allspice infuses your baked goods with warm, festive flavors reminiscent of the holiday season. Adjust the proportions based on your personal preference.
  • Orange Zest – feel free to replace it with lemon zest.

For The Fruit Filling

  • Water – Used to soak and plump up dried fruits, enhancing their juiciness and texture.
  • Orange & Rum Extract – Depending on your preference, you can choose one over the other or even combine them for a more complex flavor profile.
  • Raisins – if you are not a fan of raisins, you can choose to add cranberry instead.
  • Almond Flour – helps everything to bind together.

Recipe: If you’re after a more natural flavor and don’t have extracts on hand, consider using orange zest for the citrus note or a splash of real rum (though this might slightly affect the keto-friendliness depending on the amount used).

For The Topping

  • Butter – you will need unsalted butter.
  • Sweetener – Powdered sweetener creates a snowy or sparkly effect. If you only have granulated sweetener on hand, you can blitz it in a blender or food processor to achieve a powdered consistency.

How To Make The Best Keto Stollen

This is one of my favorite keto Christmas desserts that I make almost every year since it’s extremely delicious and easy to make. Here is everything you need to do to enjoy the best Keto Christmas stollen recipe:

Make the Fruit Filling

Combine the water, extracts, raisins, dried cranberries, and almond flour in a medium bowl.

Soak for at least 30 minutes. For a richer texture, consider soaking overnight, allowing dried fruits to plump up and soften. Soaking enhances the texture and flavor of dried fruits, making them juicy and tender in the finished bread.

Make the Stollen Dough

In a separate, larger bowl, sift together almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, spices, and salt. This ensures even distribution and prevents clumps.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream or coconut cream, melted butter or coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Drain any excess water from the fruit filling and combine it with the orange zest.

Gradually fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture until combined. Then, stir in the fruit and zest mixture. Let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the moisture.

Coconut flour is highly absorbent, so resting helps to achieve the desired dough consistency.

Shape The Stollen

Transfer the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet your hands to prevent sticking and shape the dough into a 9″x 5″ loaf. If you have keto marzipan, consider placing a strip in the middle of the stollen for added flavor and texture.

Keto marzipan adds a sweet almond contrast to the bread, reminiscent of traditional stollen.


Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy removal and cleanup.

Place the stollen in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. If the top starts browning too quickly, cover it loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.

Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the middle; if it comes out clean, the stollen is ready.

When the stollen comes out of the oven, brush it with melted butter, giving it a nice sheen and helping the powdered sweetener adhere.

Dust generously with powdered sweetener for a snowy, festive appearance.

Keto Stollen

Storing Ideas

  • Room Temperature: transfer the leftovers of this keto stollen to an airtight container and store them on the counter at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Fridge: you can also store this keto stollen in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Is My Dough Stiky?

You need to know that the dough texture has to be like play dough. If you end up with a sticky texture, you can add one more tbsp of coconut flour and mix until you reach the right texture.

What’s The Right Consistency Of A Stollen?

This Keto Stollen recipe is not fluffy but has a soft and consistent texture. It’s an extremely aromatic dessert and a must on the Christmas table.

Can I Make This Recipe In Advance?

Definitely!! Actually, it’s great if you prepare this keto stollen for 1 or 2 weeks before serving it. And that’s because it needs time to mature the taste and flavors from this keto stollen recipe.

Much more, after maturing, the stollen becomes a little denser with a texture close to a softer gingerbread.

Stolen Vs. Fruitcake

Similar to stollen, but without the rum soaking, stollen is created with candied fruit and nuts. Additionally, it is a little less dense and truly more like bread.

Can I Freeze This Keto Stollen?

Sure, if there are any leftovers(which is hard to believe), you can store them in the freezer wrapped in plastic foil for up to 2 months.

More Keto Desserts

Keto Stollen

Keto Stollen

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Yelds 12 servings


Made from naturally low-carb ingredients, this keto-stollen recipe is the best gluten-free version of the traditional one that’s gluten-free, rich, and buttery.


For The Fruit filling

  • ¼ cup water
  • tsp rum extract
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • ¼ cup chopped raisins
  • ¼ cup cranberries dried
  • ¼ cup almond flour blanched

For The Stollen dough

For The Topping

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • Powdered Sweetener for dusting


  • Make the fruit filling. In a medium bowl, add the water, extracts, raisins, cranberries, and almond flour. Soak for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the dough. In a large bowl, add the eggs, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, spices, and salt to a large bowl.
  • Combine the fruit filling (remove the excess water), orange zest, and dry ingredients with the egg mixture. Mix well to combine, and let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Shape the stollen. Place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and wet your hands to shape it into a 9"x 5" loaf. You can also place keto marzipan in the middle of the stollen.
  • Bake the keto stollen for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cover with aluminum foil to prevent burning.
  • Remove the stollen from the oven and brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sweetener.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Stollen
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