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

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

Keto Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Keto Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Look at that picture! It resembles a chocolate glazed donut from an establishment we just won't mention right now!! While it does look like it, these donuts are more cake-like because, let's face it, getting close to a glutenous-yeasty texture is pretty impossible in the Keto lifestyle, especially when you are Celiac and cannot have any form of gluten. If you are gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb these little gems are just for you!! The chocolate glaze is off-the-hook, ah-maze-ing!! Plus, they are super quick to make!! Go on and give it a try!! Don't forget to order your donut pan, link in the ingredients,  instructions, and notes below.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 donuts
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

Equipment

  • 1 donut pan

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips Lily's
  • 1 cup Swerve powdered
  • 1/4 cup warm water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place all wet ingredients in a mixer bowl and gradually increase speed. Whip/Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add all dry ingredients to mixing bowl. Gradually increase speed and mix until smooth like cake batter but a little thicker.
  • Scoop or use your clean hands to place batter into each donut cup. The batter will rise while it is baking.
  • Place in oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Ours took exactly 32 minutes.
  • While donuts are baking make the chocolate glaze. Place heavy whipping cream in a saucepan and gently heat until it steams but does not boil.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a small-medium mixing bowl. Quickly add chocolate chips and butter. Stir until it all melts and combines. Add powdered Swerve. Add warm water to glaze mixture.
  • Remove donuts from the oven. The donuts just slide right out of the pan we use. We do not oil the pan or do any prep to it. Love this pan!
  • Immediately dip donuts into the chocolate glaze (if glaze becomes too thick, try stirring, if that does not work return to saucepan and heat gently or pop in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, you do not want to burn your chocolate so be careful)
  • Repeat steps for additional 6 donuts. Allow donuts to cool before consuming. We hope you enjoy!

Notes

We do not count the carbs in erythritol or Swerve, as they are sugar alcohols and do not affect blood sugars.
Each glazed donut equals just 1.2 g of net carbs!!
 
*Note: we calculated the chocolate glaze separate from the donuts because we only used about 1/3 of the batch. We calculated the servings as a total of 54 servings (18 x 3). Hopefully, that gave us the correct macro values but if you find you used more then just add a half-whole carb, as needed.
Keyword chocolate glazed donuts, donuts, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto, Low Carb

Keto Angel Biscuits

Keto Angel Biscuits

Angel biscuits are pillowy-buttery bites of goodness. I used to make the gluten, high carb version, at least, once a week when I lived on a farm in Georgia. I would share with our neighbor, a farmer who was separated from his wife, at that time. He loved my angel biscuits. I came across the recipe the other day and thought, hmmm, how can I make these low-carb, Keto? Last night it all came to me and I tested it today and boy were these good! The texture is, of course, a little different but the taste was totally there!! Make this recipe, you'll be glad you did!! 
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 22 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

Yeast Instructions

  • 2 pkgs dry yeast
  • 2 tsp cane sugar the yeast eats the sugar, none is left, yes, proven
  • 1/4 cup warm water 105 to 110 degrees F

Faux Buttermilk

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

Dry Ingredients

  • 5 cups almond flour
  • 2.5 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Cut in Butter

  • 1 cup cold butter one stick

Instructions
 

  • Combine heavy whipping cream with vinegar, stir to mix, let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Combine sugar (do not worry about the sugar, the yeast feeds on the sugar and none remains, yes, this is a proven, scientific fact) with warm water, stir to dissolve sugar, add yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add cream mixture to the yeast mixture, stir gently, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients EXCEPT BUTTER. Use a pastry cutter to cut butter into the flour mixture; continue to cut in until flour mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Add cream/yeast mixture and combine until it forms a sticky dough ball.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Oil your clean hands and dig in. Try not to handle the dough too much. Just enough to form the biscuits. For this batch I made 15 biscuits, see photo.
  • Place biscuits on parchment paper. I was able to place 6 per baking sheet. Cover with a towel and let sit in a warm place for one hour. These biscuits will not rise much but this process helps keep them soft.
  • When there are about 10 minutes remaining, preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 10-15 minutes (ours took exactly 12 minutes each batch), until lightly browned, be careful as they go from light-med brown to dark brown pretty quick. Pull from oven and brush with butter (optional).

Notes

SERIOUSLY! Do not fret about the sugar for the yeast, again, the yeast feeds on the sugar and one remain. Yes, this is a scientific fact. Also, you can use whichever type of sugar you like (honey, maple syrup, etc.) Some types may alter the flavor just a bit, the sugar will be gone but their flavor may remain.
15, fairly evenly sized, biscuits per batch. This is how we calculated macros for this recipe.
NOTES: when I make this again, I am going to make 30 and make each one thinner, so it is like a biscuit top and bottom with very little inside. We did not split these open because I did not make them thick enough. However, we loved the texture and taste of the top and bottom. Super yummy and much more like a biscuit. Try it and let me know if you like them as biscuit tops!
I did not include the butter we brushed on top in the macros as some will not do this. If you do you can calculate like 1 tsp per biscuit if that.
Keyword Angel Biscuits, Biscuits, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free

Southern Keto Cornbread

Southern Keto Cornbread

Jordyn Lei
Being raised in the South I regularly consumed cornbread. When I decided to go grain-free, prior to becoming Keto, I missed cornbread. I worked hard to come up with a delicious substitute that resembles what I grew up on. Cornbread is one of those foods that, depending on how it was made in your area, you will either love this version or not. This version should resemble a slightly sweet cornbread, almost like the Jiffy mix type.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 12 slices
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup golden flaxseed meal
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 each large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted salted or unsalted is fine
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    Lightly oil a 9-inch square baking pan
    In a medium size bowl, combine wet ingredients (eggs, butter, sour cream) and then add dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, salt, Swerve, and xanthan gum), mix to combine but do not over mix, gently fold in shredded cheddar cheese.
    Pour batter in oiled/greased baking pan using a spatula. Use spatula to evenly spread out batter.
    Bake in preheated oven for approximately 35-45 minutes. Top will appear firm and lightly browned. Use knife test to ensure it is ready. Knife should come out fairly clean. 
    Allow to cool for 12-15 minutes.
    Slice into 12 even pieces.

Notes

Only 2.7 net carbs per serving. Serving is 1 slice out of 12 even slices.
Whenever a sugar alcohol, such as Swerve, is used we do not include the carb count for that particular ingredient. Swerve has zero net carbs and is safe for most people on a Ketogenic lifestyle when used in moderation.
Keyword Cornbread, Keto, Southern