Keto Mocha Protein Cupcakes

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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

Keto Raspberry Zinger Bites

I am on a mission to recreate all of my childhood favorites and this one was next on the list! All the memories will come flooding back when you pop one of these little bites in your mouth! Warning……you will NOT be able to eat just one!

And if you have kid, watch out because they will want to eat them all!

I used Simply Delish Raspberry Keto Jel Dessert for the coating and WOW it is so zingy and flavorful! Order some at 10% off with my coupon code LOWCARBWITHTHECARRS or VISIT HERE!

Keto Raspberry Zinger Bites

These little bites of raspberry bliss covered in coconut will be one of your favorite desserts to have on hand when the craving strikes!
Course Dessert

Equipment

  • mini muffin pan, silicone
  • pastry brush
  • hand mixer or stand mixer

Ingredients
  

Cakes

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp glucomannan
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit

Raspberry Jel

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 pkg Simply Delish Raspberry Jel
  • 2 tbsp confectioners erythritol

Coconut Dip

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp confectioners erythritol

Instructions
 

Cakes

  • Preheat oven to 300F
  • In a small bowl whip eggs with a hand mixer for 2 minutes until very frothy.
  • Add cooled melted butter, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and cream. Beat well. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, glucomannan, erythritol and salt.
  • Now add combined dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix 1 min. Scrape sides. Mix again.
  • Using a truffle scoop, place 1 scoop in each well.
  • Bake 15 minutes until toothpick tested clean. Cool in pan 10 min before transferring to a baking rack.

Raspberry Jel

  • In a small saucepan on low heat up raspberries.
  • Once thawed, mash with a spoon and then press through a sieve.
  • You should have at least 1/3 cup of raspberry puree deseeded.
  • Sprinkle your box of Simply Delish Raspberry Jel over the puree and whisk well.
  • Let cool. Brush onto cooled cake bites with a pastry brush.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.

Coconut dip

  • Mix coconut and confectioners erythritol in a small shallow bowl.
  • Now with a fork, dunk each one individually into coconut mixture.
  • Let the cakes sit at room temperature on cooling rack for at least 20 minutes to set.
  • Store in the fridge. Keep in airtight container up to 5 days.

Keto Caramel Bacon Brownies

You know it sounds odd having bacon in a dessert, but the bacon is really set to a different level with this combination of salty, decadent caramel and fudgy brownie❤

The steps are simple for these gems and it comes together easily…..if you have patience!

I make my bacon ahead of time and then let the caramel simmer as I make the brownies❤

Keto Caramel Bacon Brownies

The sweet and salty come together in this fantastically decadent, fudgy brownie that has the smokiness of bacon to complement the sweet of the caramel and the chocolate!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Brownies

  • 8 tbsp butter (1 stick)
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup allulose
  • 1/2 cup confectioners erythritol
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Choc zero caramel syrup
  • 1/2 cup fine ground almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup Choc Zero sugar free chocolate chips
  • 4 slices bacon cooked crisp; chopped fine

Caramel Sauce

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated allulose sweetener

Instructions
 

Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  • In small pan melt butter and bacon grease. Stir in allulose and confectioners erythritol. Whisk well. Now add in the cocoa powder. Whisk well.
  • Cool 5 minutes. Whisk in 2 eggs. Then add in vanilla, baking powder and almond flour.
  • Stir in half of the chocolate chips. Spread into parchment lined pan. Drizzle with Choc Zero Caramel syrup. Sprinkle with HALF of the bacon pieces and remaining chocolate chips.
  • Bake 20 minutes. Cool completely.

Caramel Sauce

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan stirring constantly.
  • Once butter has melted, then foamed up it will start to turn brown. Keep stirring until golden brown.
  • Quickly add in the heavy cream and allulose. Stir well.
  • Let simmer on lowest burner setting for 45-50 minutes. Check on it occasionally and stir until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a jar.
  • Let sit 30-40 minutes before using. You can put in fridge to thicken quicker.

Brownie Assembly

  • After brownies have cooled and caramel has thickened, drizzle caramel over all of the brownies. Sprinkle with remaining bacon crumbles. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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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 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.


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.


Low Carb Baked Pecan Pancake

Now you can whip up a pancake breakfast quickly and have extras for the week!

That is IF you have leftovers😊

You can easily double this recipe to make a 9×13 pan and freeze some also!

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Low Carb Baked Pecan Pancake

3 large eggs

1 cup Low Carb Baking Mix

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

3 Tbsp monkfruit/or any granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp powdered stevia

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp baking powder

2 pinches of salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp maple extract

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium bowl whisk eggs, almond milk and heavy cream.

Now add all ingredients except pecans.

Whisk until incorporated.

Whisk in chopped pecans.

Bake in a greased 8×8 pan for 30 minutes.

Cool 10 min in pan before cutting into 9 pieces.

Top with butter and some sugar free maple syrup.

Make my Mock Maple Syrup to top it with! My syrup recipe is only 1g carb per 1/4 cup!

2.5g carb per piece

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

I love raspberries!! This hits the spot with a warm mug of unsweetened vanilla almond milk💓

This recipe is also great drizzled with my “drizzle glaze” and is perfect for 1 or 2 servings!

I received a wafflemaker as a gift! It is one that has the shape of a popular treat called a Stroopwafel from the Dutch. It makes thin and crispy waffles with shallow pockets!

In this case it lends itsself well to this yummy creation!

The berries are so perfect with the crispy chaffle, you will want to double this recipe!! I can see them being perfect with some hot tea or cappuccino in the morning❤

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

1 Tbsp butter; melted & cooled

1 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp monkfruit /or granulated sweetener

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

6 frozen raspberries

Optional glaze:

1 tsp powdered erithrytol

1/4 tsp lemon extract

1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream

Put all in a blender. Scrape sides. Blend again. Add in berries. Pulse 2 times.

Brush waffleiron with coconut oil or butter. Pour into wafflemaker middle and spread to edges.

If a small wafflemaker like DASH, pour half in.

Can top with whipped cream, or drizzle with glaze.

To make glaze, whisk all in small bowl. Drizzle over warm waffles.


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

Find your old time buttery favorite recreated to fit your low carb or keto lifestyle!
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter; melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup erythritol or other granulated sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese; softened (1/2 block)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered erythritol (or confectioners erythritol/monkfruit)

Instructions
 

  • 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 erythritol.
    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 erythritol 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.

Notes

Find my favorite ingredients for this recipe here:
ALMOND FLOUR
CONFECTIONERS ERYTHRITOL
 
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