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?
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!
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.
I have not really had many crepes before in my life. Pancakes, yes, but crepes, no. So when my husband asked for some I had to figure out a low carb version that would work, and this one does!
I had strawberries with mine, but you could easily go with a different berry! Berries are low in carbs and high in fiber so they are a perfect fit for a low carb lifestyle!
Low Carb Crepes
Enjoy crepes again with this quick recipe that comes together easy in your blender! Use cream cheese in place of mascarpone if you cannot find mascarpone. Makes 2 to 3 large crepes @ 1g net carbs each. Add in berries, I used 1/2 cup fresh strawberries at 6g net carbs. Blackberries are less, blueberries are more.
Have you ever wanted to have cookies for breakfast? Maybe when you were a kid, but now you can have that for breakfast WITHOUT it being a cookie!
These muffins come together quickly and taste very much like a chocolate chip cookie! The use of coconut flour helps keep these nut free but also balances out the ingredients so it has a moist and tender crumb!
They do keep well in the fridge and are even better when warmed up!
Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins
Have your muffins AND chocolate together for breakfast or a small snack!
Makes 12 muffins.
Info per muffin:
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
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.
This recipe comes together quickly and puts your cast iron skillet to good use! I thought that peaches were forever off of the table in my low carb lifestyle, but to my happy surprise I found Natures Hollow Low Carb Peach Jam!
I am a “straight-up” gal so when I go to try a new jam or jelly I take a spoon and dig in! If it tastes amazing right from the jar, then it will be amazing in a recipe! This is the main reason why this recipe was created, to showcase the sweet peachy goodness of this amazing low carb jam! It has small pieces, not big chunks and for that I love the texture too!
This recipe in particular is featured in my latest cookbook “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock”. It is only 1 of 86 recipes that make your low carb lifestyle easier to manage and a whole lot tastier than just plain ol’ meat and veggies!
Usually Chicken Parmesan is coated in wheat crumbs and covered in sauce that is loaded with sugar!! Not anymore! Now you have a tasty option that is not only low carb but will become a family favorite they will request over and over!
The crispy coating makes for super tasty leftovers, especially if you take leftovers to work the next day 🙂
If you are looking for some more recipes your family will love without complaints, get a copy of my cookbook “Quick and Simple Low Carb Recipes” here and have 75 more low carb recipes at your fingertips!
Low Carb Chicken Parmesan
Serve up this quick dinner on a weeknight as the only hands on time is a little frying in the pan! There is even a sauce that is made in the pan without sugar!
Slice chicken breasts lengthwise. In a small bowl whisk eggs, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.
Add to a shallow bowl. Allow chicken cutlets to sit in the egg mixture, rotating to coat.
Allow to sit 15 minutes covered.
In a shallow bowl mix together the pork rinds, almond flour, parmesan, garlic powder and onion powder.
Dip chicken in crumb mixture one at a time after letting the egg wash drip away a bit before covering in the breading.
Flip and press lightly to coat the other side. Place the chicken cutlets on a baking sheet. Let them sit for 5 minutes while you heat up the frying oil in an oven proof skillet. The oil will be at the correct temperature when the end of a wooden spoon forms bubbles when placed in the oil.
Fry each cutlet for 5 minutes on each side with the oil at a medium temperature. Remove from the skillet once they are all fried. Remove oil from the pan and wipe clean.
Dump all sauce ingredients in the skillet and simmer for 10 minutes to meld the flavors.
Assembling the dish
Now with the marinara sauce in the oven proof skillet, put the chicken cutlets in the sauce.
Spoon the sauce over the cutlets so they are covered. Mix all of the topping ingredients together in a small bowl then sprinkle over each cutlet in the skillet.
Place the skillet in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.
If you do not have an ovenproof skillet, put the cutlets in a 9x13 pan and cover with sauce, then cheese, proceed with baking the cutlets as described.