You remember those little chocolate covered donettes, don’t you?
My Dad loved them and when he would get home from work my brother and I would look in his lunchbox for any extra donuts he had left! Super chocolatey and oh so good they melted in your mouth. The chocolate would leave a waxy feel on your tongue😋
Well I took my fave Keto donuts recipe and dipped them 3 times in this yummy chocolate coating instead of the cinnamon sugar mixture! It is a thin chocolate that soaks in the first coating, then builds each time.
Go make the donuts and then make the chocolate coating while they cool!
Get out a medium saucepan and add…..
After the 3rd dip return to the fridge for another 8 minutes!
The coating should be cooled and hardened. Now get a glass of unsweetened almond milk and munch away!!
My recipe makes 12 donuts. Approx 2.75 net carbs per donut.
Carb counts vary based on the type of cocoa powder used.
Keto Chocolate Dipped Donuts
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Pinch sea salt
1/3 cup powdered swerve
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
Put all in medium saucepan. Heat until halfway melted. Whisk well. Dip cooled donuts. Refrigerate 5 to 8 min. Repeat with dipping then cooling a total of 3 times. Store in fridge up to 1 week.
A friend of mine gifted us with 2 big boxes of apples for 2 jars of my Keto Seedless Blackberry jam!! How lucky we were! Of course my kids ate quite a few raw, but the majority were chopped up and made into sauce!
When I first thought of how to use this fresh unsweetened applesauce in my recipes I thought of muffins. Those turned out good!!
The kids and I gobbled these up fast! They were REALLY moist and melted in your mouth tender crumb❤
I thought this time I would try out my applesauce bread recipe but make it keto!! It worked!!
So I stored it in the fridge overnight and I am making oven french toast out of it!
I figured out net carbs from the ingredients that contain them: applesauce, almond butter, and coconut flour. I did not add in the monkfruit since it is a 0 net amount.
The full recipe contains 71g net carbs. You can make this in a bread pan, as shown, cut into 10 generous pieces at 7.1g carb each.
You can also make muffins and divide accordingly.
Bake muffins at 350F for 20 min until toothpick tested clean.
I have also made jumbo muffins before baking for 35 min plus 10 min cooling time in the pan.
Keto Applesauce Bread
1½ cups unsweetened applesauce
4 eggs room temperature
½ cup creamy almond butter
¼ cup coconut oil melted
½ cup monkfruit sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl mix applesauce, eggs, almond butter, coconut oil, monkfruit, and vanilla until well creamed.
In a small bowl, whisk dry EXCEPT pecans.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
Stir in pecans at the end before spreading into greased 9×5 bread pan. If you use a smaller bread pan, like 8×5, you may have a sinking happen in the middle due to too much batter. It will still taste fine.
Bake 60 to 65 min until toothpick tested clean AND top springs back when pressed.
It would have been when I was a kid that the memory of cinnamon sugar covered donuts started!
Twice a month we would go in town to this little donut shop! It had cinnamon twists, cinnamon donut holes, and cinnamon cake donuts. ANYTHING with cinnamon was my fave! I may have caved in for half of a maple long john every now and then, but overall, cinnamon was my jam!
I figured that donuts were gone for good until I tried out something with my baking mix!
Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls?? Ok, maybe there is someone, but I think a lot of people enjoy a nice, sweet, cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting!
There is a bakery in our small mountain valley town that serves the biggest cinnamon rolls I have seen. They are so rich you couldn’t possibly finish one without getting a tummy ache!
One weekend we were camping and our friend brought a whole box of them. I had not had one in forever so I ate a whole one😮
It was a mistake. It was not long till my stomach started churning! It was too much sugar at once!! I regretted it!
This shake has all of the tastes of a bite of cinnamon roll with cream cheese icing without the stomach churning and regrets! It comes together quick and is high in protein, low in carbs and is the perfect snack, or dessert!
I purchased this protein powder on the recommendation of a keto mama friend! I am glad I did. I love it! I will be bringing more recipes to you using this great product!
*I am not endorsed by Quest or any company. My opinions and recipes are not affiliated with them or their affiliates and are my own.
Keto Cinnamon Roll Shake
3/4 scoop Quest Cinnamon Crunch Protein Powder
1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
6 to 8 ice cubes
3 tsp stevia
2 1/2 Tbsp cream cheese
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
1/4 tsp glucomannon
Put cream cheese and almond milk in blender 1st. Pulse a few times. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend for 1 minute. Drink immediately.
Every recipe has a story! I remember my Grandma Bettie making coffee cake on weekends! I always thought it had coffee in it until she showed me how to make it.
Her version was the recipe off of a Bisquik box, but alas it was still divine! The crumbly cinnamon top and the moist feel that was just right to pair with a cup of coffee🍵 I usually had mine warmed up with butter and a glass of milk❤
This coffeecake does use my baking mix, has a similar crumb and tons of cinnamony goodness like my Grandmas. This one though is grain free, gluten free, keto and only 2.5 carbs per square😮
Here is my baking mix! All items can be found online if you cannot find them locally.
Let’s make some coffee cake!
First, make the topping!
Get your cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.
I really like this brand of maple extract! It really blends well with no aftertaste!
I used Lolli’s Low Carb Granola, you can get some off their website! Alternately you could use chopped pecans with a granulated sweetener.
Now get a 2nd medium bowl and whisk the dry ingredients together.
Now in a 3rd medium bowl mix the wet ingredients.
Slowly pour the well mixed WET ingredients into the DRY ingredients to make the batter.
Pour the batter into a greased 8×8 pan.
Spread it out and top it evenly with plops of the topping.
Now you will run your knife through it like this!
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes and enjoy your cake with a hot drink!
It will keep up to 5 days covered in the fridge. Warm up individually if desired.
It was before I made the choice to eat healthy when I would visit my fave fast food drive thru to get my breakfast of French Toast sticks. I would get an extra syrup cup, and never thought twice about the ingredients!
That was 8 yrs ago before my daughter was born and I became conscience of my eating habits! I have since gone gluten free and most recently keto! I still have my two children to feed so I have to recreate favorites to make them healthier! So here you have my version of French Toast sticks! They were a big hit with the kids, and I plan on making extra and freezing for the busy school mornings ahead!
During the school year it is difficult to come up with quick breakfasts that I can throw together before we head out in the morning! So, I came up with this quick and easy egg wrap-up!
It takes less than 10 minutes to make and is a high protien option to keep kids full till lunch!
You can get creative too and add Italian seasoning to the eggs and wrap-up pepperoni. Maybe around a breakfast sausage, or try my favorite way with bacon🥓
Lets get waffling!
I whisked up 3 large eggs with a splash of heavy whipping cream in a measuring cup with a spout. I salt and peppered to taste. Preheat your waffle iron so its good and hot. Grease it up and pour half into the wafflemaker.
Don’t be alarmed when it puffs up huge, it produces a lot of steam!
Then after just 2 minutes it is ready! I put it on a plate to cool.
It will look like this once its done!
I made up some bacon and put it between the waffled eggs.
Then I wrapped each half circle sandwich with wax paper and it was my on-the-go breakfast!