Saturday, January 27, 2018

Single Serving Chocolate Cake, Gluten & Refined Sugar Free ~ adapted from leelalicious

2 T coconut oil
2 T coconut flour
2 T cocoa powder
1 t honey
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
Splash of milk

Place all ingredients in a ramekin and stir with a fork until completely smoothe and looks like cake batter. Microwave on high power 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and let stand 2 minutes prior to serving. Top with unsweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

Total carbs: 9g

Low Carb Snickerdoodles ~ adapted from Ancestral Nutrition

2 c almond flour
1/4 rounded teaspoon baking soda
1 t cinnamon, plus extra for topping
Pinch of kosher salt, optional
2 T butter, melted
1 egg
3 T honey, more or less to taste
1 T vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.

Combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Add wet ingredients and mix well. Using cookie scoop, place batter on baking sheet. Wet hands slightly and press cookies down to flatten (cookies will not spread while baking). Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top.

Bake 13-15 minutes or until beginning to brown. Allow to cool 5 minutes minimum before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. Store loosely covered at room temperature. Depending on the size of your cookie scoop, yield is approximately 15 cookies with 3.2 carbs each.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Low Carb Dinner Roll ~ adapted from Hey Keto Mama

1 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 c cream cheese
1 c almond flour
1/4 c ground flax seed
1 egg
1/2 t baking soda

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silpat.

In medium bowl, microwave cheeses 1 minute, stirring halfway through. Add egg and stir vigorously until egg is completely incorporated (1-2 minutes). Add almond flour, flax, and baking soda. Mix well, dough will be sticky.

Divide dough into 6 balls, place on baking sheet and flatten tops slightly. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden. Cool 5 minutes minimum before serving. Store tightly covered in refrigerator. Yield 6 rolls.

Total carbs: 5g

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie ~ adapted from Kasey Trenum

Chicken filling
2 c cooked chicken breast, diced
2 c French green beans, blanched
2 T butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
3/4 c heavy cream
1 t poultry seasoning
1/2 t rosemary
1/4 t thyme
fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Pie topping
4 T butter, melted and cooled
2 T sour cream
4 eggs
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 c coconut flour
2 c shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400.  

For chicken filling:
In large skillet or dutch oven, melt 2 T butter. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add chicken soup, cream, and seasonings. Stir until well mixed, add cooked chicken and green beans and cook until heated through.

For pie topping:
In medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, sour cream, and eggs until liquified. Fold in coconut flour, baking powder, and cheese. Drop by spoonfuls onto chicken filling. Do not spread topping across filling.

Place in preheated oven and bake 18-20 minutes or until pie is set on top. Remove from oven and let stand 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

Tip: using leftover rotisserie chicken works well in this recipe and saves time on weeknights.

Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies ~ adapted from Yummy Inspiriations

3.5 oz high quality dark chocolate, 90% cacao minimum
3.5 oz butter
2 eggs
2 T honey
1 t vanilla
1/4 c coconut flour
1/4 c cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8x8 pan, set aside.

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat until completely smooth. Take care not to scorch chocolate, remove from heat as soon as completely melted and allow to cool slightly.

In medium bowl, beat eggs, honey, and vanilla until honey is fully incorporated into eggs. Slowly add cooled chocolate mixture, whisking constantly. Gradually add coconut flour, one tablespoon at a time,  until thoroughly incorporated.

Pour half batter into prepared pan. Dot with small pieces of cream cheese and top with remaining batter, covering cream cheese completely. Bake 15-18 minutes. Do not over bake or brownies will be dry. Cool a minimum of 15 minutes prior to cutting. Store loosely covered at room temperature up to 3 days.