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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Keto Gooey Buttercake

Its origin started in St.Louis,MO, but honestly I had not heard of it till a few days ago!

It reminds me of a very moist and chewy pound cake!

You have to watch it so you do not overcook it!!

You need to pull it out of the oven when its lightly brown and toothpick tests slightly gooey. If you do not, then you risk a dry and crumbly cake. It will still be tasty, but not gooey like we want!

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Keto Gooey Buttercake

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter; melted and cooled

2 lg eggs

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/3 cup erithrytol (monk fruit) or granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 cup powdered erithrytol

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl mix 1 egg and melted butter with a hand mixer. Add in almond flour, granulated sweetener, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Spread batter into the bottom of your 8×8 pan.

Set aside. In same mixing bowl add cream cheese, remaining 1 egg and powdered erithrytol. Spread onto 1st layer in pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Toothpick tested with some gooey batter left on it.

Once it has reached this point, cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp powdered erithrytol if desired.

Store in zip bag or air tight container up to 5 days. For best results, warm up leftovers before eating for best taste.


Keto Chocolate Chip Chaffle

Now I am totally a wafflehead so when I heard of chaffles it was an easy sell!

So far I have only done savory ones, but this one is so good it had to have a post dedicated to it!! Even the kids loved it and I am planning on making more and making ice cream sandwiches😍

Now it might sound like an odd recipe, but roll with it, it will work!

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Keto Chocolate Chip Chaffle

1 egg
3 Tbsp monkfruit/or erithrytol
1/4 tsp maple extract
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c mozzarella
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp choc chips.

Warm up waffleiron to medium heat.

Whisk egg. Add everything to the bowl EXCEPT coconut flour & chocolate chips.

Whisk. Then add coconut flour.

Whisk well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Makes 3 waffles
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Swerve brown sugar OR Sukrin Gold can stand in for monkfruit and maple extract. Its cheaper to get the extract and granulated sweetener though!

The one in the main picture has fresh whipped cream sweetened with stevia. Then I froze it for 15 minutes!! So wonderful this way! Or cut into strips and dunk in some unsweetened almond milk!!

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Keto Cinnamon Swirl Mini Bagels

Bagels are usually super dense and sometimes hard to chew! Well these are a cross between a bagel in chewiness and a donut in softness…..and shape😊

Investing in a doughnut pan is worth it since you can also make Cinnamon sugar donuts OR Chocolate covered donuts with it too!

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Keto Cinnamon Swirl Mini Bagels

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled

5 large eggs

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup Bobs red mill whey protein powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp xanthan gum

Cinnamon swirl ingredients:

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp liquid stevia

1 tsp heavy cream

2 tsp water

Preheat oven to 375F . Whisk oil and eggs together. Add rest of ingredients and whisk well until smooth. Put into a WELL greased donut pan. Prepare cinnamon swirl in a small bowl. Dot on top of batter and swirl with a knife. Bake 15 minutes.

Cool in pan 5 minutes then remove.

They are best kept in the fridge. Toast it up to warm it up!!

Per mini bagel:

13g fat

8g protein

2.9g carb

1.7g fiber


Low Carb Biscuits & Gravy

If you are from the Midwest, or the South, you grew up with biscuits and gravy!

Now the gravy that I prefer is a sausage gravy, even though you CAN use ground beef, I don’t like it that way.

Make the biscuits 1st, then start the gravy once you get them in the oven.

This recipe is for 1 to 2 servings and can easily be doubled with successful results.

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Low Carb Biscuits & Gravy

1 batch 5 Ingredient Keto Biscuits

1/2 lb breakfast sausage

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 c water

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Brown and crumble meat in a skillet.

Whisk in heavy cream and water.

Bring to a simmer.

Whisk in xanthan gum.

Simmer until thickened.

Serve over my 5 ingredient low carb biscuits!


Chewy Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a quick, one bowl, no mixer required cookie recipe that is nut free, gluten free, and sugar free!!

They turn out super moist and chewy and would be a great base for many different additions! Think…..nuts, cacao nibs, dried fruit….😋

They are very unique but definitely curb the cookie cravings quickly!

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Chewy Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 large eggs

1/2 stick unsalted butter; softened
1/3 c erithrytol

1/4 tsp stevia

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 c + 3 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp unflavored grass fed gelatin

1/2 tsp baking soda

Pinch salt

1/2 c sugar free Chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F

Line your baking sheet with parchment or a silpat.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs till frothy.

Add vanilla extract, sweeteners and butter. Whisk well.

Add flour gelatin, baking soda, salt. Mix well till dough forms.

Drop by tablespoonfuls and flatten to 1/2″ thick.

Bake 8-10 minutes. They will not brown very much.

Do not overcook.

Store on counter up to 3 days, or fridge for 5.

Yield approx. 1 dozen.


Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

This is a great replacement to curb your cravings for chocolate, cake, donuts and sweets you may want for breakfast…..or even a snack!!

Loaded with healthy fat, super moist and minimal crumbles, this breakfast bread can be jazzed up with chocolate chips if you want❤

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Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

1/3 cup creamy unsweetened almond butter

1 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp Keto Mock Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Greek/or Skyr Yogurt (for dairy free use unsweetened applesauce)

2 Tbsp Keto Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp almond flour

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F

Melt oil & almond butter in saucepan with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT egg.

Whisk well.

Add egg.

Whisk well.

Spread into a parchment lined 8×11 bread pan.

Bake 20 min until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings.

6g carb per serving

Add additional 2g carb per serving with applesauce sub.


Low Carb Carrot Cake🥕

It was the cake I made for my babies 1st birthday, so every time I have it now it reminds me of when she was little!

My daughter will soon be 9 so it was some time ago! She even loved this one, but had no idea it was made without sugar!

Now if you haven’t already, go make some of my baking mix!! It is the basis for over 6 of my recipes and counting!

Now that you have the baking mix ready, let us make some cake!!

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Low Carb Carrot Cake

1.5 cups low carb baking mix

1/4 cup Bobs Red Mill plain whey powder

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

3/4 cup Swerve granulated (or regular erithrytol)

3/4 tsp powdered stevia (pure is best)

1.5 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp each: nutmeg, allspice, ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (may need more if your almond milk is store bought)

3 Lg eggs

3 to 4 egg whites to make 1/2 cup

1/3 cup coconut oil/OR butter melted

2 small (5″long) carrots finely shredded

Quick frosting:

4oz cream cheese, very soft

1/2 stick butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla

2.5 Tbsp Swerve Confectioners sugar

1/4 tsp liquid monkfruit sweetener /OR liquid stevia

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Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan. Glass is preferred.

In a large bowl whisk all dry ingredients.

In a separate small bowl whisk eggs and almond milk.

Slowly whisk egg/milk mixture into dry ingredients 1/4 at a time.

After well whisked, slowly add in melted coconut oil /OR butter a little at a time.

Each small addition should be followed by a folding/whipping motion.

Once all incorporated, fold in the carrot shreds.

Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes until set in the middle and edges are golden brown.

Cool completely.

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Start making frosting!

With a hand mixer, or with a whisk, mix all frosting ingredients in a small bowl.

It should be smooth and thick.

Spread over cooled cake.

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Optional: sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans

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When cut into 16 pieces……

2g net carb each.

When cut into 8 pieces…….

4 net carb each.

This will vary depending on your brand choice of sweeteners, length of carrots used, and type of coconut.


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.