Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a delectable, yummy, quick peanut butter cookie recipe that is both low carb and keto-friendly. You can enjoy the cookies with or without the chocolate drizzle! However, you may struggle to eat them without a big glass of whole milk (for low carb, keto enjoy with a glass of unsweetened vanilla almond milk or non-dairy milk of your choice).
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 64 cookies
Calories 69 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • 2 cups golden Lakanto sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp sea salt fine grind
  • 1 cup almond flour blanched
  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter unsweetened
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup Lily's chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup powdered Swerve

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, butter, sweetener, vanilla, and salt. Beat until well combined.
  • Add almond flour and peanut butter to egg mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Add baking soda and gently mix until well combined.
  • Scoop 1.5 Tbsp cookie dough onto a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet. The cookies will not spread out so feel free to place close together but leave a little room to press them down with a fork. I was able to fill 2 cookies sheets plus a pizza pan! I got 64 cookies out of one batch!
  • Bake for approx. 9 minutes. The cookies will not appear done but they will "harden" as they cool so do not overbake. Very important.
  • Allow cookies to cool for about 20-30 minutes before eating and/or drizzling with chocolate.

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Gently heat cream and butter (you can microwave for about 40 seconds or heat on very low heat in a saucepan). If heating on stovetop remove from burner. Stir in butter and chocolate chips. Stir until chips and butter are melted and well combined. Add powdered sweetener and mix gently until well combined. Place chocolate in a vessel of your choice to drizzle. I used a quart-sized plastic baggie and cut the tip off of one of the lower corners. Allow to cool about 15-20 minutes before eating.

Notes

Nutritional information is for the peanut butter cookies only. Carbs are net carbs as the sweetener is zero net carbs. 
Chocolate drizzle is approx 1-2 tsp per cookie and adds approx. 9 calories, 1 carb, 1 protein, and 1 fat per cookie.
I used almost an entire 28 ounce jar of Whole Foods brand organic, smooth, unsweetened peanut butter.
Baking Tools Used:
Cookie Scoop: https://amzn.to/3144MjR
Stainless Steel Cookie Sheet: https://amzn.to/316wAEw
Parchment Sheets: https://amzn.to/316x7Gw
Silpat Silicone Baking Mat (fits cookie sheet above): https://amzn.to/2LPwgq0
Keyword Chocolate, cookies, Dessert, Peanut Butter, peanut butter cookies

Decadent Turtle Cheesecake, Low Carb, Keto

Sending a shout-out to Choc-Zero for sending a sample of their zero net carb caramel syrup! I used this to help create a truly decadent turtle cheesecake with the right touch of chocolate, caramel, and peanut flavors! You can enjoy it right along with us because I am including an “easy to whip up” recipe just for all of you! And, just 3 grams net carbs per slice! Who’s ready to dig in? Continue reading “Decadent Turtle Cheesecake, Low Carb, Keto”

Hamburger Buns, Low Carb, Keto

Hamburger Bun, Low Carb, Keto Friendly

This is it! This recipe took a lot of time and patience to perfect but I've nailed it! This is a soft and delicious Keto friendly, low carb hamburger bun! It holds up just fine to mayo and no-sugar-added ketchup. Don't forget to add some lettuce and a thinly sliced heirloom tomato! Break out the grill and get ready for BBQ season!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breads, Breakfast, Dinner, Grilling, Lunch
Servings 12 buns
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 tbsp butter, room temp 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup whey powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Whisk together eggs and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until frothy.
  • Add cream cheese and butter and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Add flour, whey, arrowroot, baking powder, Xanthan gum, and sea salt. Whisk until it becomes like wet dough.
  • Using a spatula fold in mozzarella cheese (the recipe works best and tastes best with a good quality organic mozzarella cheese)
  • With oiled hands gather up dough and shape into a ball. You will want it to fit cupped in the palm of your hand. Slightly bigger than a ping pong ball. Ours makes 12 even dough balls pressed down into a silicon pan that is made especially for hamburger buns (click to view the one we used).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Notes

Hamburger Bun Pan >> click/touch here to view the one we used
Nutritional Information for 1 bun out of 12 total buns from 1 batch of this recipe
254 calories
Fat 21 g
Sodium. 359 mg
Protein. 12 g
Carbs 8 g
Fiber 1 g
NET CARBS: 7 g per bun
Keyword Breads, Hamburger Bun, Keto, Low Carb

Peanut Butter Candy, Low Carb, Keto

Peanut Butter Candy

I've literally made a version of this about 12 times trying to nail it! I finally did and now am sharing with all of you! This has everything you are hoping for... creamy, sweet, chocolatey, and does not crumble! It is the perfect balance of flavors. It is also wonderful for making buckeyes for the holidays! Bookmark or print this recipe so you'll always have it handy. Be sure to come back and let me know how you liked it. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Set up 1 hr
Total Time 25 mins
Course Candy, Chocolate, Dessert
Servings 48 pieces
Calories 87 kcal

Ingredients
  

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 2 cups peanut butter no sugar added
  • 1/2 stick butter salted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whey powder unflavored
  • 2 cups Swerve powdered
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips Lily's
  • 1.5 cups Swerve powdered
  • 2 tbsp butter salted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Gently melt butter (stovetop or microwave, whichever you prefer). Remove from heat.
  • Add in peanut butter, vanilla, whey, and powdered Swerve (or powdered erythritol), and sea salt. Mix hard until it is well combined.
  • Pour peanut butter fudge into a 12 x 16 cookie sheet with, at least, a 1-inch lip around the pan. We line ours with parchment paper.
  • Gently warm the heavy whipping cream in a large bowl. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for about 30 seconds so the chocolate chips can melt. Stir to combine.
  • Add vanilla and room temp (or melted) butter and powdered Swerve. Stir to combine and pour over peanut butter fudge.
  • Place in refrigerator and allow to set up for, at least, an hour. The longer it sets up the better it tastes and holds together.  We find it is the best the following day.

Notes

When cut into 48 equal pieces each piece comes out to just 1 g net carb!
We absolutely love this cookie sheet and use it especially for making our peanut butter candy.
Important Note: You can make just the peanut butter part and serve as peanut butter fudge -- so, so good!
This is not something I would make on a regular basis but would be fantastic for holiday events! You can definitely make Southern Buckeyes out of these.
We do not include the carbs from sugar alcohol sweeteners (such as Swerve, Lakanto, or Erythritol), as they have zero net carbs and have been shown to not raise blood sugar levels.
 
Keyword Buckeyes, candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Keto, Low Carb, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter Fudge

Keto Ahoy Cookies

Keto Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Two words... they spread when baking!! And, just in case you are new to Keto... This. Is. Huge! I cannot wait for you to try them! Come back and let me know how it worked out for you. Oh, and the taste is on point! Even my non-Keto friends and neighbor said, "This is it! I have to have the recipe!"
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Allow to Cool 15 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36
Calories 91 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Classic Sweetener
  • 1 cup Lakanto Golden Sweetener
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup whey powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp gelatin unflavored
  • 1 stick butter, melted yes, a second one
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips Lily's

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, vanilla, and sweeteners. Using a fork mix ingredients together until well combined. Slowly add the melted butter. Stirring after each addition of the butter. Make sure the butter is not so hot as to "cook" the eggs.
  • Next add almond flour, whey, and gelatin. Stir to combine. Slowly add in melted butter and continue mixing.
  • Now add xanthan gum, baking soda, and a dash of sea salt. Mix gently to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips until well combined.
  • Make 36 evenly sized cookies, placing them on a parchment paper, or silicone mat lined baking sheet. These will spread so leave room between them. We actually made 18 huge cookies because I was not expecting them to spread! This was a new recipe I was trying and it came out WAY better than I ever imagined!!
  • Baking time will depend on your altitude. Ours took right at 13 minutes. We live at a high altitude. Lower altitudes may take less time, begin checking around the 7-8 minute mark. The edges will appear slightly browned and the middle may appear as it is not done. It is done. You do not want to over bake these. These are not the kind of cookies you eat immediately out of the oven. They must, must, must set up for, at least, 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Nutrition Macros are based on 36 cookies from 1 batch of this recipe. 
We did not include the macros from the Lakanto as this is a sugar alcohol and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Lakanto is zero net carbs.
These cookies end up being less than 1 net carb (0.7g) per cookie!
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cookie, Keto, Low Carb, Protein

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After Baking

Double S Veggie Casserole

UPDATE: made this again today and used finely chopped macadamia nuts in place of the almond flour! It was truly amazing. We are going to do that from now on!

Double S Veggie Casserole

Spinach and squash make this casserole not only delicious but super quick and easy. Fabulous side dish or eat as your main dish! Low carb and Keto friendly at just 2.6 net carbs per serving!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 12 servings
Calories 218 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium-large yellow squash washed, and cut into thin slices
  • 16 oz bag frozen chopped spinach thawed, and squeezed to drain
  • 1 medium-large onion cut into slices
  • 8 ounces butter unsalted, cut into pat sized portions (see picture)
  • 12 ounce bag Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1-2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • After prepping onions, spinach, and butter. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Gather seasonings. We do not measure but shake each one on when it is time.
  • Line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper (makes for super easy clean up but is optional)
  • Place about 6 pats of butter on bottom layer, before squash slices. Spread apart from one another.
  • Add a single layer of squash slices.
  • Sprinkle naked squash slices with each seasoning, we did a pretty even light sprinkle of each seasoning.
  • Add sliced onions as a single layer.
  • Add half of the squeezed, drained spinach.
  • Add half of the shredded cheese.
  • In a bowl combine almond flour, parmesan cheese, and the amounts listed for each of the seasonings. Mix to combine. Sprinkle half of this mixture on the casserole now. Save remaining half for the top of the casserole.
  • Add 6-8 pats of butter.
  • Repeat layers starting with naked, squash slices.
  • Top final layer with almond flour mixture.
  • Bake in a 375 degree F preheated oven for about 45-60 minutes. Check at about 40 minutes and keep an eye on it until it is nice and golden brown on top. Exact time will depend on your oven.

Notes

You can wash and slice squash, cut onions into slices, and squeeze, drain spinach ahead of time. This makes throwing the casserole together so much quicker. I usually prep everything the day before.
 
Total carbs 4.3 g minus fiber 1.7 g equals 2.6 net carbs per serving
We split the casserole into 12 equal servings.
Keyword Casserole, Cheese, Onions, Squash, Vegetables

Peppy Peppermint Chocolates, Low Carb, Keto

Peppy Peppermint Chocolates

These chocolates are perfect when you are craving little bites of peppermint heaven! At just 1.4 net carbs (2.2 g total) you can indulge a little without feeling guilty. You could put 4 in a little chocolate box to give as a gift to a friend or co-worker. You could take one or two to a party so you can enjoy a little sweet treat with the rest of the guests. You could also use a few to decorate the top of a birthday cake! So many possibilities. We love that they are quick and easy to make and hope you enjoy!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cooling Periods 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Candy, Chocolate, Snack
Servings 22 pieces
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients
  

Heat Gently

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup erythritol Lakanto Classic
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

Remove from Heat and Add

  • 1.5 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup Swerve powdered

Place in Mixing Bowl

  • 2 cups coconut shreds, unsweetened small shreds

Chocolate Coating

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips Lily's
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan gently, on low heat water, Xanthan gum, sweetener, and coconut oil. Once coconut oil melts and mixture has thickened, remove from heat.
  • Remove from heat and add peppermint extract and powdered erythritol (we like Swerve).
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (make sure you get the SMALL shreds) and pour in thickened peppermint mixture. Use a spatula and stir to combine.
  • Mold into 1 tablespoon shapes of your choice. Ours made 22 shapes. We used this round silicone mold for ours.
  • Place in freezer for approx. 1 hour.
  • While candies are hardening, about 5 minutes before they hit the 1-hour mark, make the chocolate coating.
  • In a saucepan gently heat coconut oil and butter. Heat on low until melted and you can see steam coming up -- do not boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and vanilla.
  • Remove peppermint candies from mold and coat each one. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and stick in freezer for about 20 minutes.
    Enjoy!

Notes

1.4 net carbs per chocolate
Calories 55
Fat 8.3 g
Sodium 9.2 mg
Carb 2.2 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Protein 0.6 g
 
Silicone Mold: click here to purchase from Amazon
Keyword candy, Chocolate, Keto, Low Carb, peppermint chocolate, peppermint patty

Fajita Seasoning Blend, Low Carb, Keto

Fajita Seasoning Blend, Low Carb, Keto

Over the past 16 years, little by little, I've been perfecting this recipe and it is amazing! We feel it is better than any restaurant out there! The key is to not go too heavy. You want just enough to coat but not enough that it appears you are breading with the seasoning instead of lightly seasoning. You can read more tips in the recipe notes! This makes a big batch that should last you for a couple of months, give or take. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 40 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Golden
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaf, dried
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Store in an air-tight container and place in a dry area in your cabinet.

Notes

This makes approximately 2.5 cups or 40 tablespoons. We use about 2-3 teaspoons per 4 medium-large sized chicken breasts. Just to give you an idea about how much to use. Be sure to rub the meat with olive (or an oil of your choice) oil first and then lightly season the cut strips.
If you like more heat, increase the cayenne pepper by another 1 or 2 teaspoons. Experiment and make it your own! We hope you enjoy.
 
Note: we did not include macros because it really depends on how much you use but the macros will be very little, maybe half to a full carb per tablespoon. We just do not find it enough to make a huge difference in the grand scheme of a full days count but if you are concerned, add a carb to your daily count and that should be more than sufficient.
 
Keyword Blend, fajita, herbs, Seasoning, spices

Keto Blueberry Oatmeal Pastries

Keto Blueberry Oatmeal Pastries

Before anyone goes looking for the oatmeal; there is no oatmeal in this recipe. However, it tastes just like a big bowl of blueberry oatmeal! Seriously, it is outstanding!! And, they are just 4.2 net carbs per pastry!! If you miss oatmeal, this recipe is specially designed for you! You could even put one in a bowl with a little unsweetened dairy-free milk, so good!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 42 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 6 pastries
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
  

Blueberry Prep

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp coconut flour

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavor
  • 1 tsp almond flavor
  • 1/4 cup water

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed, golden
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger

Glaze (optional)

  • 2 tbsp cream cheese room temp
  • 1 tbsp butter room temp
  • 2 tbsp Swerve powdered
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • In a small mixing bowl combine frozen blueberries with coconut flour and set aside
  • Use a mixer with the whip attachment. In a bowl place all the wet ingredients, gradually increase speed to about half or so and mix until smooth.
    *Note: Do not leave out the peppermint flavor, this makes this baked good, trust us.
  • Add all dry ingredients and mix until the mixture comes together like a batter.
  • Use a spatula and fold in blueberries and coconut flour (that was used to coat the blueberries)
  • Use clean hands to form 6 equal triangle-shaped pastries. 
  • Bake for approximately 32 minutes, increase temperature to 425 degrees F and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
    If making the glaze: combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Remove from oven and add glaze (this is optional and we will provide macros with and without the glaze, listed is without the glaze).
    Macros, for the pastry with glaze, will be in the recipe notes.
    Allow to cool for about 20-30 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

Pastry without glaze = 4.2 net carbs
Pastry with glaze = 4.4 net carbs
 
Macros for pastry without glaze
Calories 184
Fat 18.3 g
Sodium 396.1 mg
Carb (total) 14.9 g
Fiber 10.7 g
Net Carbs 4.2 g
Protein 11.3 g
Macros for glaze (add to above if glazing)
Calories 41
Fat 4 g
Sodium 61.4 mg
Carb (total) 0.2 g
Fiber 0
Net Carbs, same as total 0.2 g
Protein 0.3 g
 
NOTE: We do not include the carbs from erythritol or Swerve, as they are sugar alcohols and have zero effect on blood sugar levels. Their net carbs are zero.
Keyword Breakfast, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto, Low Carb, Oatmeal, Pastry

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

While many may consider this a wonderful breakfast, we actually love this for dinner! Breakfast for dinner, brilliant, right?! You can make the biscuits earlier in the day or even the day before. That makes this a super-quick breakfast, lunch, or dinner to whip up. Especially when time is an issue. Don't forget to serve them with a batch of creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 596 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage Beeler's
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Make a batch of our Keto Angel Biscuits (we did not include this in the prep or cooking time because you can make these ahead of time).
  • In a pan cook sausage until done and break into pieces with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Remove sausage from pan, leave the oil from the sausage in the pan.
  • Place remaining ingredients in the pan with the oil from the sausage. Using a whisk, slowly and gently stir gravy until cream cheese has melted and it is well combined. Allow to simmer for about 5-6 minutes (do not boil, just a light simmer, about on medium heat), whisk frequently to prevent the mixture from burning/scorching on the bottom. 
  • Add sausage to the gravy and stir and cook for a few more minutes. 
  • Serve hot over our Keto Angel Biscuits and we hope you enjoy!

Notes

Please be EXTRA CAREFUL when picking out your ground breakfast sausage as the majority of them contain, add sugar. Check the ingredients and the carb count. We use Beeler's brand breakfast sausage, zero added sugar, zero carbs! 
The macros are only for the sausage gravy. If you use it on one of our Keto Angel Biscuit's you can add in the macros listed from that recipe (1 biscuit is just 4.3 net carbs [9.2 carbs and 4.9 fiber] see the recipe page for the remaining macros here). 
So with the gravy and biscuit, your total net carbs would be just 4.5 g! Throw in some creamy-cheesy scrambled eggs, which would not add any more carbs, and you have a breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner of champions! 
Keyword Angel Biscuits, Biscuits and Gravy, Breakfast, Gravy, Keto, Low Carb, Sausage Gravy