This is a spin off from my Keto Cakelets; I simply replaced the almond extract with Lemon extract. I also did not use little cakelet molds but rather a pan with an indentation designed just for fillings.
Recipe 1/3 Cup Milk or Cream 1-1/2 tsp Lemon Extract 2/3 Cup Butter chocolate or Real Margarine 2/3 Cup Lakanto Monk Fruit 3 large EB Eggs 1 Cup Almond Flour 1/4 Cup all-purpose Flour 1-1/4 tsp Baking Powder 1/8 tsp salt
Heat your oven to 350. Mix in the Eggs, Butter and Monk Fruit until smooth. Add the Cream and dry ingredients, blend until smooth again. Add in the Lemon Extract, and pour into your prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350° F.
Once the cake is cooled (I squished my warm cake into this heart shaped pan, so that when cooled, it will retain the heart shape) prepare some sugar-free instant pudding with 2 cups cream, and 1/2 cup milk. Spread over the top, and decorate as desired.
Eggs are naturally gluten free, sugar free, and carbohydrate free, so a GREAT choice for those trying to lower their carbohydrate “footprint” if you will. If you select EB eggs, as I do, they advertise lower saturated fat as well (whether this is actually true, or not, I’m not sure, and I’m not sure how you tell the chickens to shape up, and not put so much fat in their eggs, lol!).
This is a spin-off from a recipe I found from Barbara Bush (Pres. George Bush’s wife, prior first lady of Texas as well). She was well known in Texas for her cooking, and her liberal use of spices in this recipe does not disappoint.
Start off with a well greased 9″ pie plate/pan, and put your prepared crust inside as desired. Frankly this recipe is firm enough, that you could probably skip the crust completely, and it will come out fine (out of the pan, I mean). I have a recipe for crust however, should you like to look in to that (a separate post), but I personally, try to make mine without the crust, for obvious reasons.
Five XL EB Eggs One Cup Cream OR Sour Cream 8 ounces Finely shredded Swiss Cheese One Cup Finely shredded Mozarella Cheese 3/4 of a medium Vidalia onion, diced small 1/2 tsp Thyme 1-1/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Coarsely Ground Black Pepper 1-3/4 tsp Basil 1-3/4 tsp Oregano 1/2 tsp dry ground mustard 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 cup melted margarine or butter (eliminate this if you use a crust) 1/3 cupAlmond Flour (eliminate this if you use a crust)
8-10 oz fresh sliced mushrooms, broiled or boiled in 1/2 cup butter (add these last, and put a few directly on the base of your pie plate or crust.
Mix well together (with a spoon or fork), and pour into your prepared pan. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes – and allow to set for 10 minutes or so before serving.
Top the individual slices of Quiche with left over mushrooms, if desired. Add some of my Spicy Arugula Salad, and another vegetable, and you have dinner ready in no time!
Had a sad and melancholy day, and don’t feel much like cooking. Without going into why I’m melancholy, we’ll focus on how I managed to have a nice dinner without really any effort at all.
Open freezer, and what are my choices? We’ve got those frozen Cordon Bleu things, which are ok, but I’m really not in the mood. Some flash frozen chicken tenders, but really, seems like I had chicken for lunch (like every day, but whatever), some of those little stuffed Wontons we found at Costco, and Register sausage.
Sausage it is, warm up in the skillet while I rummage around for something to go with it. We have some left over. Outage cheese from the lasagne I made yesterday, so that’s good. Also some mini apples. And lucky us, the avocados I bought on Friday, are perfect for eating now.
Look how easy that was! Not sure how many carbs are in a teeny tiny apple, but not much! Mission accomplished!
Easy and quick is what I need after work! This is super fast, partly because of modern technology. The Minute rice (which has brown and red rice and quinoa for tons of fiber) takes 10 minutes in the microwave.
The chicken tenderloins are the flash frozen tenderloins you can pick up at any grocery store, and they thaw out super fast too. Just pan fry them with the Kickomann seasoning, or whatever you prefer, and a wee bit of olive oil.
The okra is a keto standby for us, again, easily sautéed in the skillet while cooking the chicken and rice.
And of course, any berries will do, but organic blackberries were on sale yesterday, so we have these.
I’ve created a new cookie y’all! I’m so excited, and I think you’re gonna love it! These cookies are just a little ray of sunshine!
The taste and texture of this cookie will amaze you – you won’t believe it’s actually low carb and low calorie!
In theory this should make about 40 dreamy little cookies, but it all depends on how big you make the cookie balls.
Start off with a basic butter cookie recipe, altered for keto:
1/2 cup Land O Lakes real margarine 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco or Coconut Oil One large EB egg 1/2 cup Zen Sweet Monkfruit 1/2 cup Confectioners (XXX) sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup All Purpose Flour 2 cups Almond Flour 2 tsp Almond Extract 1 tsp Vanilla Extract Smuckers Sugar Free Apricot jam Almond slices
Cream the margarine & shortening & egg. Add sweeteners, salt and blend in well. Add in the AP flour and the extracts, mix about a minute, and then gradually mix in the 2 cups of Almond Flour. Roll into small balls about 2” diameter, and place on a well greased cookie sheet. Then take something about the size of a large marble, to press into the center of each cookie to make a well (yes, like thumbprint cookies!). Now add about 1-1/2 tsp of the sugar-free Apricot jam to each well, and then gently press almond slices around the edges of each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350°, or until the bottom edges of the cookies are golden. Let them cool 10-15 minutes before removing to a plate.
As you get more and more comfortable with the taste, frankly, you can eliminate any AP flour, and use 100% Almond Flour, and you could even drop the amount of Confectioners Sugar to perhaps 1/4 cup, and increase the Monkfruit to 3/4 cup – but remember Confectioners Sugar is already 1/2 the carbs of granulated sugar.
You will have 3-5 grams of carbohydrates per cookies, depending on how large your cookie is, if you follow the recipe exactly.
Let’s not presume that keto is low calorie – lest we forget that FAT has 9kcal/gm, while protein and carbohydrates have only 4kcal/gm. Nonetheless the fat in peanut butter is generally considered a healthy fat.
My boys love “Buckeyes” at Christmas time, which is basically a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate.
I thought it would be a nice twist to see if I could make it a little bit lower carb, and thus closer to my keto lifestyle – no sense feeling deprived at Christmas time!
Just a few ingredients: 3 cups chunky Peanut Butter (regular Peter Pan, NOT Honey Roasted) 2 cups Lakanto Monk Fruit 1/2 cup real Land O Lakes Margarine Mix well, by hand or in the mixer.
Optional add in: 1 cup Rice Krispies, or Oatmeal, or even Almond Flour – I don’t add any of these
Make your peanut butter balls about 3” diameter, and set on wax paper.
Melt 2 packages of Hershey’s Sugarfree Chocolate Chips (20 oz) – I do it in the microwave at 50% power one minute at a time. If you would like you can also melt some Gulf wax, just a bit, to thin your chocolate and give it a glossy shine – 1/4 of a bar is all you need. Once everything is well incorporated glossy and smooth, roll your Peanut Butter balls a wee bit on the wax paper to smooth out the edges, and then dip into your melted chocolate lifting them out with a fork. Tap off the excess chocolate. And place the Peanut Butter candy ball back into the wax paper to dry. You can eat these in about 15 minutes, but the chocolate really takes a few hours to set back up again.
Pro tip here: put some wax paper in a mold, (or use a nifty little silicon one if you have one) and put your leftover chocolate in it. Add nuts from your pantry (I chose cashews) mix them into the chocolate, and then melt in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Let it set, then remove from the mold, Voila! MORE keto candy!
I found the cutest little cakelet pan at the store a while ago, and lost it in my closet, lol! So I was cleaning out things, and found this pan, and thought it would be the perfect time to try it out, as it is very Fall themed, with Turkeys and Pumpkins and such. It came with a recipe which, was amazingly enough, incredibly close to a Keto type recipe, so I thought I would alter the recipe and see how it went. It’s freaking amazing! These little cakelets are moist and springy, kind of like sponge cake, and have NO Xanthem gum in them at all. And I have modified the recipe so it makes exactly 12 little cakelets, just right for these cute little pans.
Recipe 1/3 Cup Milk or Cream 1-1/2 tsp Almond Extract 2/3 Cup Butter chocolate or Real Margarine 2/3 Cup Lakanto Monk Fruit 3 large EB Eggs 1 Cup Almond Flour 1/4 Cup all-purpose Flour 1-1/4 tsp Baking Powder 1/8 tsp salt
Heat your oven to 350. Mix in the Eggs, Butter and Monk Fruit until smooth. Add the Cream and dry ingredients, blend until smooth again. Add in the Almond Extract, and pour into your cakelet pan. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350° F.
Living the Keto lifestyle here, just trying to be able to fit into my clothes, LOL. Found a recipe in The Cake Bible for a Flourless Chocolate Torte. It was a good start for those who are gluten free and going keto, but I decided to go one better and make it Super Keto friendly, and managed to remove almost all carbs, by substituting in sugar-free chocolate chips and Swerve. It turned out really well!
Since I am the cake decorator extraordinaire, I put some gumpaste roses on top to pretty it up for Thanksgiving.
It’s super easy! Just remember to take it out of the oven on time!
Flourless Sugar-Free Chocolate Torte
3 eggs One bag sugar free chocolate chips (10 oz) 1/2 cup powdered cocoa 3/4 cup Lakantos Monk Fruit One stick margarine or butter (with salt) 1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt the butter in the microwave (30 secs. on high). Add the chocolate chips and stir until completely incorporated with the butter. If needed, zap it another 20 seconds or so, and stir until very very smooth. Mix up the eggs, Lakanto Monk Fruit and powdered cocoa, add in the chocolate-chip/butter mixture, and then stir in the vanilla. Pour into a well greased 9” round cake pan. (I like to make mine in a spring-form pan for easy release.)
Bake 25 minutes at 350° – remove and let cool.
3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream One 10oz. bag sugar-free chocolate-chips
Heat in microwave one minute on high, and then gently stir well, until you have a lovely smooth syrup. Pour over the cooled Torte and serve!
You probably have about 8-10 carbs per slice, assuming you can eat 1/8th of this very rich Torte!
As per usual, the mainstays of my recipe include lots of eggs, Lakanto MonkFruit, and finely ground Almond flour. This recipe also requires Xanthen gum, which helps so much with our texture.
For those of you who are just joining me, I am determined to lead a low carb lifestyle, without giving up my favorite foods. So I am modifying some of my favorite comfort foods (generally cookies, cake, sweet breads, lol) to be more Keto friendly.
The main caveat or takeaway is to remember that Keto Style baked goods need to be eaten quickly, as they will sink, and three days later, you won’t be interested in eating it any more.
Recipe: 6 eggs 2/3 cup butter flavored Crisco or coconut oil 1 cup Monk Fruit 1 cup Golden Monk Fruit 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 can (16 oz) packed pumpkin 1/2 cup water 2 tsps baking soda 1-1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder One Tbsp Xanthen Gum, 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 2 cups almond flour 1-1/3cups all purpose flour
Heat oven to 350°. Grease pans (9×5”), mix shortening, sweeteners, leavening, salt and spices. Add in pumpkin. Blend until smooth. Add water, and flour, almond flour, one cup at a time, and mix until smooth. Pour evenly into two pans and bake for 70 minutes at 350°. You can cut it after 20-30 minutes.
Remember to share! Each loaf has about 13 slices, and each slice has about 25gms carbs each. So, low carb, but not NO carb. Be careful, it’s delicious!!
This is a cannibalization of a recipe, I’m afraid. I can’t for the life of me find this recipe, so I’m writing down w/a photo so I won’t forget it! ANd yes, it’s Keto! In fact, I actually have been known to eat this with a spoon, and forgo the chips altogether!
One packed of chopped spinach, defrost and drain 8 oz Cream cheese 6-8oz chunky salsa 1/2 small can of Rotel One cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2-4 Tbsps heavy cream, or Sour cream Place in crock pot on low heat, and after about 30 minutes, stir well.
Serve with tortilla chips, yum!
Disclaimer – this is not MY photo, but it looks just like this!