Keto Chocolate Truffle Cups

I started out making mini pies and ended up with truffle cups! They are the richest dessert I have ever made! Make sure you get some KETO Catalina Chocolate Sandwich Cookies!

It already has a lot of healthy fats and gets its creaminess from AVOCADOES! If you are not a big fan of avocadoes….like me, lol, then you will love that you can incorporate this uber healthy fat loaded veggie into your eating plan!

You really need a food processor to make this dessert, BUT it can be possible with a high powered blender. I say high powered because it would be hard to achieve the smoothness you want with a regular blender. You COULD try, but I would recommend chopping up the avocado very fine, if not smooth by smashing before adding it to the blender. This way you won’t have chunks in your truffle cups!

Keto Chocolate Truffle Cups

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Little cups of decadent chocolate made creamy with avocados!
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Crust Ingredients:

Truffle Ingredients:

  • 12 oz avocado flesh
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 8 oz chocolate chips/or dark chocolate bar
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Crust Instructions:

  • Place 1 package of Catalina Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies into a food processor.
  • Process until fine crumbs.
  • Add in melted butter to cookie crumbs in a stream while the processor is running.
  • Press into 6 ramekins or 4oz jelly jars as pictured. Set aside.

Truffle Instructions:

  • Put all ingredients into a high powered blender or a food processor. Blend or process on high until smooth.
  • Scoop or pipe into 4oz jars or ramekins.
  • Enjoy Immediately. Refrigerate leftovers. Will harden, but thaw on counter for 10 minutes to soften before eating.

Notes

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Low Carb Sausage & Pancake DIppers

You know the little pancake and sausage dippers you would get in the frozen section?

I remember from the 80s, since you know I am an 80s kid, lol. Well this could also be a to-go version of pancakes and sausage together as well if you are not having the nostalgia like me!

These come together in the blender and will be perfect for quick morning on-the-go breakfasts when you need something more than a smoothie or bar…. you need some MEAT and FAT to carry you till lunch! This packs it all into a little muffin size punch!

To reheat, I recommend the oven on 350 for 5-8 minutes. The microwave will make these rubbery….. just a warning!

If you are looking for more low carb recipes you can make ahead, check out my 2nd cookbook, “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock” here for 86 more!

Low Carb Sausage and Pancake Dippers

Get a meat and pancake punch in the morning with these to-go version of a breakfast combo fave! Freeze some individually up to 3 months and re-heat as needed. Microwave is NOT recommended for these.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 lb breakfast sausage browned & crumbled/ or 6 small links cooked & chopped fine
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup butter / or coconut oil for dairy free melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional if batter is too thick

  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin well or use silicone muffin cups.
  • In a blender add eggs, monkfruit and extracts. Blend until smooth.
  • Add in coconut flour, butter, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Blend. Let sit 10 minutes.
  • NOW add water if batter is too thick and blend again. Scrape down sides as you blend to incorporate everything.
  • Add batter to muffin tins by scooping with a cookie scoop, or 2 tbsp per well.
  • Evenly distribute the sausage crumbles/pieces amongst all muffin wells. Push down a bit so they are in the batter.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes before enjoying with some Keto maple syrup!
  • These keep well as a meal prep option! Warm in a 350F oven for 8 minutes. Microwave is not recommended.

Notes

Here is my recipe for making your own Keto Maple Syrup!
Keyword baked, coconut flour

Low Carb Tot Casserole

Growing up in the 80s, tater tots were the go to for quick crunchy-potato appeal next to a grilled cheese or hamburger. My Mom used tater tots in a famous casserole I am sure EVERYONE from the 80s remembers….Tater tot casserole where you use the canned cream of mushroom soup.

I would not be caught using canned soup today, but have re-created this nostalgic fave with low carb ingredients and a homemade cream soup that rivals the canned stuff!

Low Carb Tot Casserole

Bring back all of the memories of childhood in the 80s with this low carb version of a classic casserole!
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Country Style
Servings 5 servings

Ingredients
  

Main List

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 small onion; diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar; reserved
  • 1/2 bag Green Giant Cauliflower/or Broccoli Tots

For The Sauce

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp worchestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 oz cream cheese (4 tbsp)
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum/or glucomannan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. In a 10” cast iron skillet brown and crumble the beef with the onion powder, onion and salt. If you do not have a cast iron skillet, add cooked and crumbled beef to a greased 8x8 pan.
  • To make the sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium saucepan EXCEPT FOR THE CREAM CHEESE AND XANTHAN.
  • Stir well with a whisk over medium heat until uniform. Bring to a boil then add cream cheese. Whisk until melted. Sprinkle xanthan or glucomannan over the boiling sauce and whisk well.
  • Lower to medium heat so it simmers. Simmer for 3 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon thickly.
  • Stir the sauce into the cooked beef and spread evenly in the skillet or 8x8 pan. Top with Green Giant Cauliflower tots in one layer.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with 1 ½ cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until its melted. Serve with a vegetable.
  • Leftovers can be reheated in the oven at 350F for 8-10 minutes.
Keyword baked, casserole, dinner

Low Carb Chocolate Cake With Frosting

SO my whole idea with this cake was to have a moist, fudgy cake that was gluten free, low carb AND dairy free. This is what this cake is and so much more!

Can you say VEGGIES? Yes, the main ingredient to this moist cake is puree pumpkin. Of course you cannot taste the pumpkin, but it is there 🙂

THEN I needed a low carb, dairy free frosting to put on it that would fit the amazingness of this cake……MISSSON ACCOMPLISHED!!

SO hurry up quick and make this cake, or make into cupcakes if you wish and bake for 20 minutes.

You will find the baking mix recipe here so you can go make some if you have not already!! There are over 8 different recipes on my site using this mix!

Low Carb Chocolate Cake With Frosting

Make a quick and fudgy chocolate cake topped with frosting that is gluten free, dairy free AND low carb! You can easily use butter in place of ghee in cake recipe or in frosting recipe. It will make the frosting recipe softer though so keep that in mind.
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup ghee; softened
  • 3/4 cup baking mix
  • 3/4 cup monkfruit
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup Sugar free chocolate chips

Low Carb Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Nutiva Palm Shortening
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Anthony's Powdered Erythritol this is the best brand without the cooling effect
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla stevia drops regular stevia drops will work here
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened almond milk

Optional to make chocolate frosting

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

For the Cake

  • Preheat Oven to 350F and grease an 8x8 pan.
  • With a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the eggs and pumpkin together. Add in the ghee and mix well.
  • Now add all of the other ingredients and mix very well until smooth.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until toothpick tested clean. Check at the 40 minute mark to not overbake. Store cake in the refrigerator. Set on counter 10 minutes to bring to room temperature if frosted so it will soften.

Low Carb Frosting

  • In a stand mixer, whip the shortening and ghee for 3-5 minutes to get a fluffy consistency. Set a timer to be sure you whip it long enough. This is the MOST important step of all to take the time to do this. When you cream it like this it will become a bit lighter in color, then you know it is ready.
  • Now add in the erythritol and stevia. It will be dry and stiff. Add in the salt, vanilla and unsweetened almond milk.
  • Whip until smooth. You may add in additional tbsp of unsweetened almond milk if too stiff.
  • Will keep on cake at room temperature. Cake will need to be refrigerated, so consider timing so you can set it out so the frosting will become soft. Frosting WILL harden with cold.
  • To save extra frosting, freeze or put in fridge up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature and re-whisk if needed for spreading consistency.

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Muffins

So muffins are popular and pie is popular……lets put them together! A handheld, portioned out way to enjoy both!

It is pumpkin season, you know, and I am finding as many ways as possible to use my favorite veggie in new low carb creations!

You have the option to bake as directed, or bake a little longer to firm it up a bit more and get a sturdier crumb that is more muffin like. I of course tried both ways and preferred the shorter bake time so I got the ultra moist crumb that was pie like!


Speaking of pumpkin, have you tried my Pumpkin Pie Spread from my 2nd cookbook “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock” yet?

It comes together quickly and without much effort in your crockpot!! Perfect for spreading on biscuits, pancakes, waffles, or layered with my No Bake Cheesecake in a dish for a pumpkin delight!

Get your hardcopy or e-book copy of my 2nd cookbook here!

My 2nd Cookbook

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Taking muffins to a new level when it takes on a moist pie texture BUT still holds together for portion control and transport!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice or 1 tsp cinnamon+1/2 tsp ground ginger+1/4 tsp nutmeg+1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil it needs to be liquid at room temp oil, or melted and cooled like butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/2 cup keto brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter melted then cooled.
  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 375F. In large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients while whisking. Whisk well then let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Prepare a muffin pan by greasing the tin or placing muffin cups in it.
  • Bake 30 minutes until centers are set and toothpick test comes out clean.
  • If you desire a LESS moist muffin , cook an additional 5-10 minutes but watch so they do not burn as this may occur if baked too long.
  • Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes. Put monkfruit sweetener and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl.
  • Dip the tops of the muffins in the melted butter, let excess drip, then dip in monkfruit/cinnamon topping in bowl.
  • Store in the fridge up to 5 days.
Keyword almond flour, coconut flour

pumpkin bread

Low Carb Pumpkin Bread

Its that time again…… PUMPKIN TIME!!

I understand not EVERYONE is excited about pumpkins but boy am I excited!! I never really used to like pumpkin before but tastes change and now it is one of my favorites!!

Here is a pumpkin spice recipe for you that I make up to have on hand for all of my pumpkin recipes each fall!

pumpkin bread

Low Carb Pumpkin Bread

Now you can enjoy the flavors of fall with this super moist pumpkin bread that is not only low carb but gluten free, sugar free and grain free!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 10 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum/or glucomannan
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine flours, baking powder, pumpkin spice, salt and xanthan gum. Whisk well. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and monkfruit until light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides and add in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in the pumpkin puree and vanilla until well combined.
  • While mixer is running, slowly add in the pre-whisked dry ingredients in 1/3 increments mixing after each.
  • Batter should be thick. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired. My favorite is pecans.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick test clean when placed in the center. Cool 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Gently pull up by the sides of the parchment paper and let finish cooling on a cooling rack before slicing. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Keyword almond flour, coconut flour

Keto Baked French Toast

This is a way to have cake for breakfast and add in some protein with eggs!

It is a 2 part process, but goes quick once you are done with the baking. I recommend an 8 inch cast iron skillet as I used, but if for some reason you do not have one, you can go with a pie pan, glass preferred.

DO NOT FORGET to line your skillet or pie plate with parchment paper. Greasing it simply will not get out the cake after baking. DO NOT SKIP LINING WITH PARCHMENT! Ok, I will quit shouting, lol!

If you love cast iron as much as I do, then you would absolutely LOVE my 2nd cookbook “Chaffles Cast Iron and The Crock” !!

Get your copy here in my shop! I currently have hard copies OR e-book downloadable versions.

Keto Baked French Toast

Take french toast to a new level with this keto breakfast cake you fry up like bread! The crispy outside gives it a taste like doughnts!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter; melted
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol

Dip Mixture for frying

  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare your 8 inch cast iron skillet OR pie plate/pan by greasing AND lining with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk all of the breakfast cake ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes for skillet or 10 minutes for pie pan. You want it golden brown and toothpick tested clean in the middle.
  • Cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
  • Whisk dip ingredients in medium bowl in beginning. Pour out onto a dinner plate.
  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet.
  • Being gentle, dip 1 piece into the dip mixture and fry in an 2 min each side as you would french toast.
  • Serve with butter and keto maple syrup.
  • Leftovers can be re-heated in the toaster.
Keyword baked, coconut flour

keto cabbage skillet with ground beef and tomatoes

Keto Cabbage Skillet

This is quick, tasty and gets in the needed daily fiber with the low calorie star…….CABBAGE!

Everyone in my family enjoyed it, even my cabbage hating child who said it tasted like spaghetti!! WIN WIN!! And if you add some shredded cheddar cheese at the end so it melts on top…..EVEN BETTER!

keto cabbage skillet with ground beef and tomatoes

Keto Cabbage Skillet

Use up some leftover ground beef from tacos to keep this budget friendly! It some together quick and can easily be doubled for a large crowd without busting your wallet as cabbage is the main star!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Country Style
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head of cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup beef stock/broth

Instructions
 

  • Brown beef in a large skillet with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in all of the other ingredients and stir/fold very well.
  • Put on a lid and let it cook on medium for 15 minutes.
  • Stir well before serving. Can top with shredded cheddar right before serving.
  • Leftovers keep up to 5 days in fridge. Reheat in skillet or oven to warm.

scotch pancake muffin with butter and maple syrup

Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins

I do love a good pancake and have made them before here in the blender, and here in a bowl and here in a cast iron skillet…….BUT NOT IN A MUFFIN PAN yet!

Here is a light and fluffy pancake muffin that gets baked and then cooled to warm before enjoying! You can double the recipe and make a large batch. Once recipe makes about 12 muffins. Don’t forget to get some of my Keto Maple Syrup to top them with!

scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup

Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins

Make these up quick and go get something else done as they bake! Don't forget to top with plenty of butter and make up some of my Keto Maple Syrup to go on them! Approx. 1g carb each. This is general and will vary on your brand of flours used. I use Bobs Red Mill.
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blaanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • Add eggs and powdered erithrytol to a large mixing bowl. Whisk then slowly pour in cooled, melted butter while whisking.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk well until smooth.
  • Let it sit 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  • Scoop into a prepared muffin pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Toothpick tested done. Will be golden brown, not dark. If it is turning too dark too fast, tent with foil last half of baking time.
  • Store leftovers in fridge. Lasts up to 5 days. Reheat at 350F oven for 5 minutes.

Benefits of Coconut Flour

I love baking with coconut flour🥞🍰
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It is an easy way to stay low carb AND gluten free easily!
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Coconut is made from 100% dehydrated coconut meat, and it contains no additional ingredients.
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It is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.

Magnesium plays numerous vital roles in the body, especially in muscles!
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Additionally, copper and selenium are essential minerals that, among other functions, have a primary role in the immune system!

The fiber found in this flour helped reduce triglycerides and the ratio of non-HDL to HDL cholesterol! Get the benefits like oatmeal but LOW CARB!
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Here are 11 Low Carb Coconut flour recipes to get you started!