Keto Mocha Protein Cupcakes

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Keto Mocha Protein Cupcakes made with Iconic ‘s NEW Mocha Immunity Coffee Protein Powder!

These cupcakes are a fine addition to your morning WITHOUT THE GUILT!!


Each cupcake is LOADED with fiber, and over 7+ grams protein, vitamin D, MCT oil, and zinc!


They are 100% gluten free, sugar free, keto, lowcarb, and high fat!

These cupcakes feature Iconic Mocha Immunity Coffee Protein Powder in the cake AND the frosting!! So amazingly delicious and so perfectly moist, you will be in mocha heaven!

These would be perfect for a treat in the morning or a pick-me-up in the afternoon!

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Keto Mocha Protein Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcake for breakfast? YES!! With this sugar free, keto, gluten free, protein packed bundle its possible!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 8 Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

Protein Cakes

  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Iconic Mocha Immunity Coffee Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Choc Zero Dark Chocolate Chips

Mocha Protein Frosting

  • 2 oz Choc Zero Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 oz cream cheese; softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners erythritol
  • 1 scoop Iconic Mocha Immunity Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Protein Cupcakes

  • Preheat 375F
  • In a blender or food processor put all ingredients except chocolate chips.
  • Stop to scrape sides at least twice to incorporate ingredients well.
  • Portion into a muffin tin only filling 8 wells. This ensures they rise properly to the right size.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 min.
  • Remove from pan to cool completely before frosting.

Mocha Protein Frosting

  • Put chocolate and coconut oil in a small saucepan. Melt almost all the way over low heat whisking.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a stand mixer or hand mixer whip butter and cream cheese until fluffy and uniform.
  • Add confectioners erythritol. Mix well.
  • Now add in protein powder and vanilla.
  • While mixing slowly stream in the melted/cooled chocolate.
  • Mix well. If too dry add 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk, you shouldnt have to though.
  • Frost cupcakes. You will have extra leftover.
Keyword chocolate cake, cream cheese, dark chocolate

Low Carb Ground Beef Stew

This stew is perfect for crisp evenings in fall and winter! Double the recipe to feed a crowd! This makes enough for 4 servings.

You can put all of this in the crockpot, large pot on the stove or instapot! Your choice!

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Low Carb Ground Beef Stew

1 lb ground beef, browned

6 to 8 radishes, peeled and quartered

3 carrots, chopped (approx. 1.5 cups)

1 small onion, diced

1.5 cups cabbage, chopped

2 cups tomato sauce, OR 2 cups of my homemade Keto Ketchup

1 tsp seasoning salt

1/2 tsp ground pepper

2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp parsley

1 1/2 cup broth or water

1 bay leaf

Put beef and veggies in crockpot 1st. In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Pour over ingredients in crockpot. Stir. Cook on LOW for 6 hours.

Alternately cook in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil, then simmer on very low, covered for 4 to 5 hours stirring occasionally.

Approx 10 to 12g carb per serving.

Makes 4 servings.

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Low Carb Pork Fried “Rice”

My memories of Chinese take out usually involve fried rice! As a kid I would always get the chicken, my brother and Dad the beef, my Mom would get the pork. It wasn’t until I was older that I appreciated more flavors other than chicken!

My husband is a big pork fan so I made this skillet meal happen! It pays off to get the meat well seasoned and sauced before adding everythibg else! If you do not have fish sauce, consider purchasing some here as even though it’s only 1/4 tsp, it really adds the “restaurant secret ingredient” that tops off the flavors well!!

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Low Carb Pork Fried “Rice”

For the meat step:

1 Tbsp sesame seed oil

1 lb ground pork

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp worchestershire sauce

1/4 tsp fish sauce

2 tsp monkfruit sweetener, or erithrytol comparative

2 cloves garlic, minced

For the veggie step:

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 celery stalk, diced fine

1/2 bag coleslaw mix

1 Tbsp sesame seed oil

For the egg step:

1 tbsp sesame oil

3 eggs; beaten

1 tsp soy sauce

Plus

1 bag of Green Giant Riced Cauliflower, steamed or stir fried till tender,approx 5 min

In a large skillet, cast iron preferred, on medium high heat start to brown and crumble the meat with the sesame seed oil. While its cooking, add and work in the other ingredients including salt and pepper. Once cooked, remove from skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the sesame oil from the veggie step. Stir in the minced garlic then throw in the veggies. Stir fry veggies till the carrots are al dente as they are the firmest veggie in the slaw mix. Top off with a pinch of black pepper.

Now stir the meat back into the skillet mixing well.

Push it all to one side and add in oil from egg step, followed by the whisked eggs and soy sauce. Keep it in that side of the skillet gently scrambling them in the pan. Once the eggs are all cooked, stir everything together, mixing well.

Take the skillet off of the heat and stir the prepared cauli-rice into it.

Serve with additional soy sauce as desired.


Low Carb Chicken Divan

This is an old favorite from my Grandmas church cookbook that I have turned into a gluten free, preservative free work of low carb deliciousness!

Chicken is so versatile, and casseroles are perfect for crisp weather🍂🍁

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Low Carb Chicken Divan

3/4 cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream

1/2 cup chicken broth, homemade is great here

4 Tbsp butter

1/4 tsp poultry seasoning

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2oz of cream cheese (1/4 block)

3/4 tsp xanthan gum

1 lb chicken breasts, cubed and cooked in bacon grease, or preferred oil, seasoned

2 cups broccoli, steamed till slightly fork tender

2 Tbsp crushed pork rinds, or almond flour

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Preheat oven to 400F.

Grease a 9 inch pie plate and set aside.

In a saucepan make the sauce. Add cream, chicken broth, 3 Tbsp butter, and seasonings to pan.

Bring to a boil then whisk in cream cheese and xanthan gum. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed since this is the main flavor of the dish. Set aside.

Melt remaining 1 Tbsp butter and add to a small bowl with crushed pork rinds or almond flour.

Add chicken and broccoli to pie plate. Pour sauce over all. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then sprinkle with crumb mixture.

Bake at 400F for 20 to 25 min until golden brown.

Serve with a side salad.

Recipe can be doubled for a 9×13 pan.


Keto Muddy Buddies (a.k.a 80’s Puppy Chow)

I remember these around fall as a kid! It would be at Halloween parties and of course at Christmas time celebrations!!

To say these are good is not in equality to the actual monumental taste these have!! The powdered erithrytol seals the deal so do not skip it!

Order some online, or grind some of your own with a coffeegrinder, but dont skip that step😁

On the nut butter, it traditionally uses peanut butter, which you can absolutely use, but we have peanut allergies so I went with 1/4 almond butter and 1/4 cashew butter. It amazingly smelled and tasted reminiscent of peanut butter!! Soo good!

Also on the butter and coconut oil…..use both or use all coconut for dairy free….or all butter for coconut free. It is a forgiving recipe that you can customize!

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Keto Muddy Buddies

1 bag plain pork rinds (3.5 – 4oz)

1/2 cup ANY nut butter (use a combo of 2 kinds or all of 1)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

4 Tbsp butter

12 drops liquid stevia, OR 1/4 tsp powdered stevia

3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol/or swerve confectioners

Pour your bag of pork rinds in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan put all ingredients in and warm up on medium heat. Whisk until melted and all incorporated.

Slowly pour half over the pork rinds in the bowl. Stir and fold with a spatula/scraper or wide spoon.

Repeat. Pour the rest and stir/fold well.

Spread it all out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat. Foil will not work well as when you try to remove,bits of foil tear off, eww. Get some parchment, its worth it!

Put into the freezer for 20 minutes.

Remove from freezer and start lifting the parchment or silpat and gently work the muddy buddies loose. Once loose, sift 1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol over all. Use a spatula to stir/fold them a bit.

I stored it in the original bag they came in, or use a gallon zip top bag.

Store in the fridge.

Carb count is determined by which nut butter you use. Figure that out and you have your calculations since the rest is carb free!


Keto Whoopie Chaffle

See,I told you I am a wafflehead!

I am all about the treats, if you cannot tell, and making them keto makes me feel like I have accomplished something huge!!

In this case, yes, I did!!

The chaffle part uses cream cheese and is super light which goes perfect with the heavy filling!!

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Keto Whoopie Chaffle

1 large egg

1 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp monkfruit or erithrytol

1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

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Filling:

3 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp heavy cream

12 to 15 drops liquid stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk the egg and cream cheese 1st till smooth, then add other ingredients. Whisk well.

Pour into a preheated waffleiron on medium for about 6 to 8 minutes.

You want them to be a little floppy, cool completely and they will stiffen up.

For the filling, mix all with a hand mixer until smooth. Spread between 2 whoopie chaffles. Put in fridge for 10 to 15 min to solidify better.

Store in fridge up to 7 days in a sealed bag or container.


Low Carb Chicken Chile Casserole

When I make broth from leftover bones I save the bits of meat off of them!

Around here, no one “eats” chicken off the bone, it is cut off before served, cause you know, kids…..so it all works out to save it!

Save the broth for other recipes like my Keto Skillet Pot Pie! You can also get a whole rotisserie chicken and use half the meat for this casserole and the other half for the pot pie!

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Low Carb Chicken Chili Casserole

1 (8oz) block of cream cheese, cubed, softened

3/4 cup sour cream

7 oz green chiles (2 small cans)

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp seasoning salt

3 cups cooked, cubed or shredded, chicken

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded

Preheat oven to 350F

Mix all except cheese and chicken very well with a fork, or hand mixer.

Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella plus chicken.

Spread into a greased 8×8 pan.

Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.

Bake 35 to 40 min until golden.

Serve with a side salad.

This reminds me so much of white sauce enchiladas, minus the tortilla!

Reheat leftovers in a 350F oven for 8 to 10 minutes!


Best Keto Pork Ribs

I never used to be a fan of pork

ribs because the strings would get in my teeth and I hate that!

Every birthday for my daughter and husband we would grill 2 racks. I just HAD to find a way to make them more tender!!

So to add in moisture and break down the fibers I slow cook it for 3 hours before grilling it for 20 to 30 minutes.

It literally falls off the bone😋

You will want to make these no fuss ribs for yuppie next barbeque😍

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Best Keto Pork Ribs

2 racks of baby back ribs

1 bottle sugar free bbq sauce

1 stick butter

2 tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper

Favorite all purpose seasoning (I love Tastefully Simple Steak Seasoning)

Cut ribs in half so that 1 rack will fit in one 9″ x 13″ glass pan.

Preheat oven to 250F.

Melt butter and whisk in garlic powder. Pour half over each rack.

Sprinkle with salt n pepper and all purpose seasoning.

Pour 3 cups of water in the bottom of each pan of ribs.

Cover with foil tightly.

Bake at 250F for 3 hours.

Remove from pan and place on preheated grill.

Brush with sugar free bbq sauce.

Grill for 20 to 30 minutes rotating once or twice during cooking.

Enjoy!


Low Carb French Waffle Casserole

Have you made low carb waffles before?

You will need to make some for this low carb spin on an old classic breakfast casserole!!

Visit my two previous posts where I give you great, quick and easy recipes for low carb waffles!

>>KETO WAFFLES<<

>>KETO WAFFLES W/QUEST PROTIEN POWDER<<

>>KETO WAFFINS<<

Ok, now you have your waffles which is the base of this casserole!

If you are feeling adventurous, go make some of my KETO MOCK MAPLE SYRUP to top your serving of this casserole with!

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LOW CARB FRENCH WAFFLE CASSEROLE

4 to 5 cups low carb waffles

4 lg eggs

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp monkfruit granulated sweetener

1/2 tsp caramel stevia drops(or regular liquid stevia)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

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2 Tbsp cold butter; cut into pea sized cubes

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2 tbsp monkfruit

1/2 tsp maple extract

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix eggs, milk, heavy cream, sweeteners, extract, salt and cinnamon. Whisk this well. Set aside.

Cut waffles into small squares and distribute evenly in a greased 8×8 pan.

Pour liquid mixture over waffles.

Press down with a spoon to soak up mixture better.

Dot the top with cold butter cut into pea-sized amounts.

Mix monkfruit, maple extract and cinnamon in a small bowl with a fork until blended.

Sprinkle on top of casserole.

Bake for 45-50 min at 350F until top is crispy and it no longer wiggles when gently shook.

The custard inside should not be wet. Put back in oven 5 min at a time until it is not wet. This all depends on what waffles you use and how well they soak up the liquid.

You can let this sit for overnight covered in the fridge if desired.

Reheats well in 350F oven for 8 min.

Store in fridge up to 5 days.

Carb count depends on your waffle you choose.

Makes approx. 6 servings.


Low Carb Blender Chocolate Cake

Quick and easy, plus make this super moist recipe into 2 cake pans. After cooling, freeze one for later!! Just thaw in the fridge😊

The baking mix recipe is this……

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Low Carb Blender Cake

3/4 c monkfruit sweetener
3/4 tsp stevia
1 1/2 c baking mix
3/4 c cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. Unsweetened, almond milk
1/2 c butter, melted -or- coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. boiled water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease 2 (9in) pans,
or 1 8inch and 12 cupcake tins.

Mix dry. Put wet ingredients in blender, blend well.

Add dry. Mix scraping sides.

Slowly add water from top with blender on low.

Stop. Scrape sides.

Slowly add rest while blender is on low. Scrape.
Put in greased pans.

Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 min.

Rotate pans from top to bottom and bottom to top, half way through the time.

Toothpick tested done. Cool completely.

Turns out the best if allowed to sit in refrigerator overnight.

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For 20-24 cupcakes