Frosted Almond Danish (gluten free + low FODMAP)

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This past summer while in Maine, Russ and I have been into treating ourselves to a little almond danish. 🙂  It’s a special treat that we both enjoy on the weekends. Not every weekend…but frosted almond flavored treats (in my book) are heavenly! I enjoy them occasionally and savor every single bite.

The first time I tried this style of almond danish was at my daughter’s bridal shower. My new son-in-law’s grandmother made it for the bridal brunch. Of course, I modified the original recipe to make it low FODMAP for my low FODMAP peeps–and here it is!

It’s not difficult to make–but it does bake for an hour–so be sure you have some time. This recipe would make a great sweet treat for a weekend brunch, girl’s night in, or during the upcoming holiday season.

And in case you have noticed I have not been blogging as much…it’s true. I haven’t forgotten about you…I have pulled back a bit from blogging to give myself some well-needed rest and rejuvenation after a very busy year which included my daughter’s wedding, a concussion, kidney stones, and finishing up my Master’s in Public Health. The ups and downs of life we all experience can take their toll—and I “leaned in” to the need to pull back from work a bit and honor my desire to be still, relaxed and less busy. I realize this is a privilege for me–and I (and my body) appreciated every second of down time!

I do post a lot more on Instagram…so if you are interested, follow me there.

But, more importantly,  here’s the recipe!

Tip: when the danish comes out of the oven it will have a light crust on top. Don’t worry–you did not over-cook it.  The other things about this recipe, it is made with little sugar except what is in the frosting. So, frost it for a sweet treat.

6 replies on “Frosted Almond Danish (gluten free + low FODMAP)

  • Debbie

    Kate, it was smart of you to pull back & to let us know about it. Was thinking of you in “superhero” terms & knowing because of my health & age could never come close to what you accomplish. Your blog keeps it in perspective……we have to know our limits & be ok with that. Even though that’s really hard to accept sometimes.
    Thank you & best of wishes for continued good health. Without that life just isn’t the celebration it should be.
    Hugs from a supporter of yours,

  • Susan Griffin

    Kate – help! These are in the oven baking and perhaps they will come out fine but…..
    Place 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend with 1/4 cup almond flour – I didn’t have nearly enough dough to roll out into 2 (3 x 14″) strips.
    Add in 2 tablespoons water – this much water made the dough excessively sticky
    Filling – I had so much left over
    What am I doing wrong??

  • Janet Selleck

    Is ground flax seed on the low fodmap diet? I can’t find it mentioned anywhere on your website. My doctor put me on a low fodmap diet and I’m really struggling with it, but I’m still learning! I eat flax in my plain Greek yogurt about 3 times per week, but maybe I shouldn’t be eating it. I also bake with flax.

  • Pat Piscioneri

    Having a lot of trouble lately with IBS-D. Started a low Fodmap diet but I see a lot of recipes call for butter which I have always used. I was told not to eat any butter. I have cut out milk but not sure on the butter thing. Could you please help me.

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