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.


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.


Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since I have begun selling my low carb baking mix, I am getting requests for some common and very popular recipes!

Here is one that I perfected!

You can make your own baking mix here

Or

Order a bag pre-made here!

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Low Carb Baking Mix

1/3 cup monkfruit

1 tsp powdered stevia

1 tsp molasses

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter; softened(1.5 sticks)

2oz cream cheese;softened

2 eggs

2 tbsp heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips, or 80% cacao chips (can also chop up an 80% or darker bar)

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small bowl whisk together baking mix, monkfruit, stevia, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese until whipped well. Then add in eggs, molasses and vanilla.

Mix well. Now add heavy cream. Mix well.

While mixing, slowly add in dry mixture from the beginning in 3 parts. Add 1/3, mix, 2nd third, mix, last third, mix. Add in chocolate chips last.

Place tablespoon amounts 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake 14 to 16 minutes. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the pan before transferring to a baking rack. Store in the fridge.

Makes 18 cookies at 2.3 net carb each.

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41.4g carb for the WHOLE BATCH

This figure IS NOT including the chocolate chips you choose. You must do the figures accordingly in comparison to your package.


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.


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


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.