Keto Smore Bars

Every summer my family looks forward to camping and campfires! We love barbequing and smores are ALWAYS part of the evening after dinner!

This year has been incredibly hotter than others and this means a burn ban! No fires AT ALL!! So I found a way to have smores without the fire! Introducing, KETO SMORE BARS!

They are made possible with Catalina Crunch Keto Graham Cereal and Sugar Free Marshmallows!

Keto Smore Bars

Make your favorite summer treat without the campfire and sugar!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 squares

Ingredients
  

Smore Bars- Step 1

  • 5 oz sugar free marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Smore Bars – Step 2

  • 2 cups Catalina Crunch Graham Cereal
  • 1 oz sugar free marshmallow pieces cut marshmallows into small bits then shake with confectioners erythritol so they do not stick together

Reserved Toppings – Step 3

  • 2 tbsp sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Catalina Crunch Graham Cereal

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Melt sugar free marshmallows from 1st step with butter in a small saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and then add in the sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Stir until melted.

Step 2

  • Put cereal and marshmallow bits in a large bowl.
  • Pour melted marshmallow mixture over all and stir well to coat and combine.

Step 3

  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  • Press mixture into pan and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to set.
  • After set, cut into 12 pieces.
  • May put in fridge for longer shelf life although will last at room temperature up to 7 days.
Keyword avocado chocolate, avocado chocolate dessert, keto, low carb dessert


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

Keyword avocado, avocado chocolate, avocado chocolate dessert, avocado dessert, chocolate chip, chocolate dessert, ganache, gluten free, keto, keto dessert, low carb dessert, no sugar added, sugar free dessert, truffle, vegan dessert, vegetarian dessert

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Low Carb Maple Donuts

You know those donuts you can get at the local bakery that are slathered with the maple icing…….yes, these are what I used as my memory to re-create them into low carb!

It is so close to the real thing that my kids went crazy over them!

First you need to make sure you have some Keto Maple Syrup either made with my recipe HERE, or purchased. AND you also need to make sure you have some Keto Brown Sugar made up with my recipe HERE, or purchased.

You will also need a donut pan, silicone preferred for easy removal from the pan! Non stick may not release in one piece once baked!

Using maple extract will give you the closest possible flavor to what I have created. If you sub maple syrup for the maple extract it may add too much moisture and result in runny glaze and too moist donuts. Following the recipe as stated is how you will get the results I did!

Low Carb Maple Donuts

Now you can enjoy maple glazed donuts again with this re-creation of a carby favorite! The donuts turn out moist and the glaze is perfectly set and keeps up to 5 days! This recipe makes 6 donuts. 1 donut = 8g carb // 4.2g fiber // 3.8g NET carbs --- 6g protein // 23g fat
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 donuts

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs room temperature or warmed so it does not coagulate the butter
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp keto maple syrup nutritional figures are based on using my homemade keto syrup
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Maple Glaze

  • 2 tbsp keto maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp keto brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners erithrytol

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and set your donut pan on a baking sheet so it is ready.
  • In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Whisk well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine wet ingredients: eggs, heavy cream, keto maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla.
  • While whisking the wet ingredients, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Whisk well until batter is smooth.
  • Now put all of the batter into a piping bag, or use the corner end of a gallon ziploc bag. Pipe batter evenly into each donut well in your pan. Smack pan on the counter to release any bubbles in batter and to make it even.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes until it is set and lightly golden.
  • Let donuts cool in pan for 5 minutes before slowly turning onto a cooling rack with a pan underneath. Make your glaze!
  • In a small saucepan add all of the glaze ingredients and heat over medium heat while whisking until it is completely smooth and thin.
  • In a quick motion, drizzle glaze over each donut. It works best to follow the golden circle on the donut so you cover it as evenly as possible. You MUST do this in a swift motion as the glaze will harden and crystallize in the pan before you are able to coat them all if you take too long. If it hardens in the pan before you are able to coat them all, reheat and try again with the remaining amount.
  • Donuts keep on the counter for 1-2 days. For longer storage keep in fridge up to 5 days.

Notes

Keyword almond flour, baked, coconut flour

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

Not only are these luscious brownies super fudgy but they come together in 1 bowl!!

You CANNOT skip the step of warming up the eggs, or making sure they are room temperature. If you do not, you will get clumpy batter and possibly scrambled eggs!!

Store them in the fridge and if you want MORE chocolate, top with a fudge icing!

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

Not only will you want to eat them all, they come together quickly in 1 bowl! The carb count depends on what chocolate chips you use. The recipe by itsself WITHOUT CHOCOLATE CHIPS is as follows for 1/12 of the recipe: 1.3 g carb/0.7g fiber/1.7g protein/ 11.2g fat
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 squares

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Tbsp butter; softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners erithrytol this has no substitute if you want the brownies to turn out
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder cacao powder is best, but any will work
  • 2 large eggs room temperature; warmed in bowl of hot tap water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fine almond flour this must be without the skins
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Sugar free chocolate chips the brand you use will determine the total carb count

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line an 8x8 an with parchment paper.
  • Put your eggs in a bowl filled with hottest tap water and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat, melt butter and confectioners erithrytol and whisk until well combined.
  • Now whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
  • Now whisk in the vanilla and eggs one at a time until a very smooth batter is made with a shiny top.
  • Now whisk in the almond flour and baking powder. All batter should be very smooth.
  • Stir in 1/2 of the sugar free chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle other half of chips over the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. It should be set in the middle.
  • Cool for 30 minutes. YOU MUST COOL THEM COMPLETELY BEFORE CUTTING!!
  • Store in the fridge. Can be reheated in a 350F oven for 5 minutes for ultimate fresh taste!
Keyword almond flour, baked, chocolate chip

11 Low Carb Recipes Using Coconut Flour

If you have access to a lot of eggs, then coconut flour will be more economical for you in the long run versus other low carb flours!

It absorbs a ton of moisture so the eggs help accomplish that need, plus in any given recipe you will use up to 1/2 cup total versus with the equivalent in almond flour equaling 2-3 cups! This helps me to conserve my low carb baking ingredients when I change it up to use coconut flour only.

So in celebration of coconut flour I have compiled a list of 11 of my own creations using coconut flour! I have broken it up into meal type as well so you can meal plan!

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BREAKFAST

Keto Berry Breakfast Bars

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Keto Low Carb Blender Pancakes

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Keto Waffle with Quest Protein Powder

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Keto Sausage Breakfast Bars

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Keto Cinnamon Swirl Bagels

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DINNER

Keto Skillet Pot Pie

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Keto Mexi Casserole

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DESSERT

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Keto Chocolate Chip Chaffle

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

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Chewy Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Raspberry Jar Cakes in The Crock

You have all heard of the chocolate raspberry combination and have most likely heard of cakes baking in the oven, but IN THE CROCKPOT?

Yes, it is possible with my Low Carb recipe that not only features the crock pot, but also this very tasty sugar free Raspberry Syrup from Natures Hollow!

I was thrilled to learn of this great syrup and MOST thrilled to know that it worked in my baking as well!

Now you are getting ANOTHER treat from my newest cookbook “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock”!

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You will need to get some of the

Natures Hollow Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup for this recipe and

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Chocolate Raspberry Jar Cake

Let your crockpot do the work in this recipe featuring Low Carb Cake mixed with Natures Hollow Raspberry Syrup!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 4 jars

Ingredients
  

  • 4 regular mouth half pint glass jars
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp Natures Hollow Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp instant cappucinno or instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Grease your jars very well and turn on your crock pot to HIGH.
  • Pour the batter evenly in each jar, about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  • Cover each with foil and press down on the edge to seal.
  • Set them all in the crockpot and slowly add water to the bottom until it reaches halfway up the jars.
  • Cook for 3 HOURS on HIGH.
  • Gently remove from the crock and remove foil.
  • Will keep up to 5 days sealed in the fridge. Simply add the original lid for easy storage.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies!
When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie.
Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! . SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies! . When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie. . Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Palm Shortening *you can use butter here, it may cause the cookie to have more crumb
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 2 tbsp Nutiva Coconut Sugar *you can alternately use low carb brown sugar but they will not be as moist
  • 1/2 tsp Nu Naturals Pure Stevia Powder *you can use an alternate stevia, but make sure its pure so you get the level of sweetness desired
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract *Frontier brand is my favorite
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite. Nutiva is a good brand too!
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips *Lily's chocolate chips are sugar free and help keep carbs low.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Place shortening and egg in a food processor. *See below for instructions without a food processor. Process 3 to 4 pulses. Scrape sides.
  • Add monkfruit/erithrytol, stevia, and extracts. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape Sides.
  • Add flours, baking soda and salt. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape sides again.
  • Pulse 3 to 4 more times. Remove blade and remove container. With a wooden spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out batter with a cookie scoop or tablespoon. Form into balls. Then with slightly damp hands, press flat to about 1/4 inch.
  • The cookies will not spread much so get them the size you are wanting. 12 should fit on a standard cookie sheet, 3 deep, 4 wide.
  • Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container or zip bag up to 6 days on the counter.

Notes

If you do not have a food processor, cream the shortening and sweeteners together first. Then add egg. Then add flours. Mix well. Now stir in the chips. All other instructions still apply.
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Keyword chocolate chip, coconut flour, cookie, dairy free, palm shortening, shortening

Low Carb Cannoli Pie

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine as well as Italian-American cuisine.

I used to visit the Italian bakery in the city when I travelled there often for work!

The biscotti and cannoli were my go to treats there!!

I can now imagine I am there again with this fantastic version of the carby cannoli’s I used to enjoy!!

Perfect topped with additional whipped cream and chocolate shavings for presentation!

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Low Carb Cannoli Pie

1 cup ricotta cheese

11 oz cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup confectioners erithrytol/swerve

1/2 tsp stevia drops

1 Tbsp gelatin

2/3 cup heavy cream; whipped with 8 drops liquid stevia

1 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Crust:

1 cup almond flour

5 Tbsp monkfruit or granulated erithrytol

1/8 tsp stevia powder

1/8 tsp maple extract

3 Tbsp butter; softened

Preheat oven to 350F.

Make the crust 1st so it can cool while you make the filling.

In a large bowl throw all of the crust ingredients in and mix with a fork. Keep working in the butter by pressing and stirring with the fork until it is all moistened. Press into an ungreased 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Now make the filling.

Start by whipping the heavy cream with the stevia drops. Set aside. Now with a mixer, whip the ricotta cheese and cream cheese together until smooth. Add in the vanilla, confectioners erithrytol and stevia drops.

Whip together well. Lightly sprinkle the gelatin over the mixture while mixing to prevent clumps.

Now mix in the whipped cream last until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread into cooled crust and let sit overnight in the fridge! This really makes a difference in flavor and texture, do not skip this waiting process!!

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Low Carb Cranberry Orange Scones

A scone is a British baked good, usually made of wheat, or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often slightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.

These scones I made low carb when I subbed the wheat flour for part coconut and part almond flour. This lends to a tender crumb that does not break into a million crumbs when you take a bite🤣

Now this recipe is ultra versatile as you can swap out extracts and swap out additions!

It is important to follow the steps as they are meant to be the way they are so you achieve the same results.

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Here is a picture after mixing and letting it rest 10 minutes.

Here is a picture after patting into shape and working in the cranberries.

Here it is after cutting.

Here they are on the pan.

I then brushed the tops with a beaten egg, then sprinkled with additional monkfruit sweetener.

Low Carb Cranberry Orange Scones

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond flour(plus extra for dusting)

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp powdered stevia

2 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp keto brown sugar

2 Tbsp monkfruit or erithrytol granulated sweetener

2 Lg eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 tsp orange extract

1 cup frozen cranberries

1/2 cup butter; melted and cooled

*Optional: 1 egg whisked for brushing on

Drizzle Topping:

1/2 cup confectioners erithrytol

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp heavy cream

5 tsp water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a large bowl whisk the wet ingredients EXCEPT butter.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

NOW whisk in the melted butter. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Turn onto a piece of parchment dusted with almond flour and work in the cranberries by folding in.

Pat out into a flat round approximately 10 inches wide. Cut into 8 triangles and separate slightly to fit onto a 9×13 cookie sheet.

Brush tops with whisked egg and sprinkle with additional monkfruit.

Bake 30 min until almost firm and golden brown.

Whisk drizzle ingredients in a small bowl.

Once scones have cooled, drizzle with topping!

Keep in airtight container up to 5 days. Lasts longer in the fridge.

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

When I tried to make a low carb fudge icing I inadvertently made this treat! The trick is in getting a whipped consistency so it melts in your mouth almost instantly!

The best thing about it is that it stays firm at room temperature!! It would be perfect to make up a large batch to give as gifts as I imagine they would be good for mailing to friends and family!

You may find you can lower the carb count if you use different chocolate chips, but trust me when I say that Lilys sugar free chips did not work for me and turned into a mess! So try at your own risk!

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

1 cup 60% Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup coconut oil

15d liquid stevia

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol comparison

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Line a 9″x5″ bread pan with parchment paper, set aside.

In a small saucepan melt chocolate chips with coconut oil and monkfruit sweetener whisking well. Keep at medium low heat to not scorch the chocolate. After it is smooth, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and liquid stevia.

Place in a DIFFERENT bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

With a hand mixer, mix on medium high for 3 minutes, then return to the freezer for 10 minutes.

Then mix again for 3 minutes with the mixer.

Pour into your parchment lined pan, top with chopped pecans and put in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Remove from fridge and let sit on counter for 10 minutes. Cut lengthwise in thirds then crosswise making a total of 21 chunks.

Each chunk is 4g net carb each.

If you use other nuts to top, figure in those carbs. I have figured the carbs using the pecans.

Store long term in fridge.