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

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

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

Lovely Little Lemon Cakes, Low Carb, Keto

Lovely Little Lemon Cakes

These little lemon-shaped cakes are perfectly moist and bursting with flavor. Only 1.5 net carbs per little lemon cake!!! Even our non-Keto lifestyle living friends were begging for the recipe... and, more!! Oh, and let's not forget the glaze! So much lemony flavor!! You are going to love this one!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cakes
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter room temp
  • 1 cup erythritol
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp pure lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup avocado mayonnaise no sugar added, room temp

Dry Ingredients

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

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup Swerve, powdered
  • 2 tbsp pure lemon juice
  • 2 tsp warm water

Instructions
 

  • You will need to get this lemon pan! It is so perfect for making these awesome little lemon cakes! Click this link to purchase the lemon pan.
    Need a citrus rind zester/grater? Click this link to get the one we use in our test kitchen (we purchased ours in 2012 and it still looks and works like new).
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • In a mixer bowl, combine butter, erythritol, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Gradually increase mixer to thoroughly combine ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Add eggs, ONE AT A TIME, mixing lightly after each egg.
  • Add vanilla and mayo and mix briefly to combine.
  • Add all dry ingredients to mixer bowl and mix until all ingredients combine into a smooth batter.
  • Place approx. 1/4 cup of batter into each lemon mold section. You should have enough batter to fill the pan once and then enough to fill half of the pan for the second batch.
  • Bake in a 325 degree F oven for approximately 32-36 minutes, bake until a toothpick comes out clean
  • While the cakes are baking, make the glaze. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, powdered Swerve, and warm-hot water. Set aside.
  • Remove cakes from oven, turn upside down onto a cooling rack, spread apart and turn them so the flat side is facing down on the cooling rack.
  • While cakes are still warm-hot, glaze each one. Remember to leave some glaze for the next batch of 6 little lemon cakes.
  • Repeat steps to bake the next 6 little cakes.

Notes

These are just 1.5 g of net carbs per each little lemon cake! Once completely cooled place the cakes in a storage container or gallon zip lock baggie. Enjoy with a nice, perfectly warmed cup of coffee!
We included the link to the lemon pan and citrus zester in the instructions for this recipe. The pan is amazing, we did not grease the cups, and the cakes just slid right out! Treat it with care, handwash only, and it should last you a very long time. Great quality.
Keyword Cake, Keto, Lemon, Lemon-Shaped, Low Carb

Look how moist!

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Low Carb, Keto

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh out of the oven, these cookies are soft, chewy, and gooey! Just the way they should be. Let them sit overnight and now you have a crunchy, soft chocolate chip cookie. A great balance of textures to fit most any chocolate chip cookie lover! Perfect with a nice, tall glass of unsweetened vanilla almond milk! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 13 cookies
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour blanched, fine
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1/2 cup Swerve, powdered
  • 1/2 cup Swerve, brown
  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt fine ground
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips Lily's

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for low altitude and 370 degrees F for high altitude
  • In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients (flours, psyllium husk, serve sweeteners, gelatin, baking powder, and sea salt)
  • In a small mixing bowl combine wet ingredients (melted butter, slightly cooled, don't cook your eggs, same for coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla)
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Do not overbeat. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Form into 13 cookies shapes. 
    Place each cookie onto a parchment, silicone mat, or greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for approx. 12-15 minutes. You want them just very lightly browned. Remember they will continue to cook for a few minutes after being removed from the oven. Do not overbake.

Notes

If you make 13 fairly-evenly sized cookies, each cookie will be just 2.8 g net carbs!
We do not count the carbs from Swerve as it is a sugar alcohol with zero effect on blood sugars and has zero net carbs. If you are counting total carbs then these cookies will probably not fit your macros. Simply add the Swerve carbs into the information we have provided.
Click the ingredient, when a link is available, to see the brand we used for our recipe.
We have not made this recipe with any substitutions and cannot answer if certain substitutions would work. If you do use a substitute, whether it works or not, please come back and comment so others will know what will and will not work. Your time would be greatly appreciated.
Huge thank you to Keto Connect for the idea of adding unflavored gelatin to a cookie recipe to help make them chewy. We most definitely used their tip for this recipe.
Did you make our recipe? Let us know your thoughts, good or bad, we would love to hear from you.
Keyword Chocolate Chip, Cookie, Keto, Low Carb

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Sticky BBQ Sauce, Low Carb, Keto

Sticky BBQ Sauce, Low Carb, Keto

This is a super, yummy barbecue sauce that is perfect for grilling or slow roasting. You can also simmer for 30-40 minutes before brushing onto food that will have a shorter cooking time. Great for ribs and chicken!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment, Sauce
Servings 16 servings
Calories 22 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Ketchup, unsweetened
  • 1 cup Swerve brown
  • 1/2 cup Tamari sauce, gluten free *see note
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients and apply to food that will be slow cooked or grilled. If applying to a food that will cook quicker, like wings, then place all ingredients in a saucepan and gently simmer for approx. 30-40 minutes and then apply to food.

Notes

We are fully aware that soy is not "keto" and, yes, you can substitute the tamari for coconut aminos. The flavor will be sweeter with the coconut aminos and the carb count will be higher. 
We used Tamari in this recipe because (1) it is gluten-free, (2) Tamari, when processed properly (meaning get a good quality, organic Tamari if you are going that route) has very little, if any, soy protein remaining after fermenting, and (3) it is lower in carbs than coconut aminos. 
 
Serving size is approx. 1/4 cup out of approx. 5.5 cups. 
Keyword Barbecue, Barbecue Sauce, Condiment, Keto, Low Carb, Sauce

Coconut Fudge Cake, Low Carb, Keto

Coconut Fudge Cake

This is a recipe we use often for special events. It is a perfect dessert to ease those chocolate cravings, it is good on its own, or you can frost with a cream cheese frosting and top with a few strawberries. Quick to make and versatile! We think you'll love it. Only 2.6 net carbs per piece!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1 piece
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder *see note below
  • 1/2 cup water, room temp or cold
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder *see note below
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F for low altitude and 370 degree F for high altitude
  • Line a 9 inch round or 8 inch square pan with parchment paper OR grease the pan if not using parchment paper
  • *very important: if using dutch processed cocoa powder do not use the baking powder
  • Gently warm heavy whipping cream, once it is nice and hot (not boiled, do not use high heat) remove from heat and add chocolate chips and allow them to melt. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except eggs. Mix to combine and then add eggs and combine.
  • Use a spatula to place batter into baking pan.
  • Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes. Time will depend on your altitude, oven, and pan size. Watch for the batter to gently pull away from the side of the pan and a knife to come out fairly clean. Do not over bake. This will continue to cook while it sets to cool.
  • Portion into 12 equal slice if you want to match the nutrient information we have provided. Every APP provides slightly different macros, these are the macros we factored using the LoseIt app.

Notes

2.6 net carbs per piece
Calories 169
Fat 15.8 g
Carb 5.9 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Protein 3.7 g
Sodium 162.9 mg
1 serving from 12 equal pieces
Keyword Cake, Coconut, Fudge, Keto, Low Carb

Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki Wings

Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki Wings

JordynLei
After a lot of trial and error we have come up with a perfect, umami combination of sweet, salty, and tangy teriyaki sauce... plus, it is keto friendly and low carb! Come back and let us know how you liked it... and, if you didn't, that's okay too, we still want to hear from you.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12-20 wings cooked party wings and drummies
  • 4 ounces salted butter 1/2 stick
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar Swerve
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Chicken Wings
    Preheat oven to 420 degrees (we live at a high elevation, lower elevations may need to lower to 375-400 degrees). We then use paper towels to dry our chicken wings. Once the skin is nice and dry we then spray a light coat of oil (olive, avocado, etc.). We then season them with sea salt, black pepper, powdered onion, powdered garlic, and paprika. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until skin is crisp and browned.
  • Sauce
    Place butter in medium skillet or pan and gently melt butter. Add rest of ingredients to melted butter. Use a whisk to combine ingredients and allow to gently simmer until the ingredients begin to thicken slightly. Once wings are finished baking add 1/4 of the sauce, allow to cool to a safe eating temperature, then enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition Facts are based on 1/4 of the final sauce recipe.
Here are the nutrition facts for 1/4 of the sauce and 12 party wings:
Calories 237, 12 party wings adds 429 calories
Total Fat 22 grams, 12 party wings adds 30.9 grams
Carbs 7.4 grams, 12 party wings adds 0
Protein 0.1 grams, 12 party wings adds 36 grams
 
Note: we do not count Swerve into the nutrition facts because it is a sugar alcohol with zero net carbs. If you would like the full carb count, please plug in all ingredients to your favorite Keto app and you should come up with the correct amount. Remember you are only consuming about 1/4 of the final sauce mixture.
Keyword Chicken Wings, Chinese, Keto, Teriyaki, Wings

Lovin’ Lime Keto Cheesecake

Lovin’ Lime Keto Cheesecake

Jordyn Lei
This amazing cheesecake has a fun, pucker your face, lime flavor! It was a huge hit for our holiday celebration this year.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cooling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 slices
Calories 317 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pkgs cream cheese 8 ounces each
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve
  • 1/4 cup pure lime juice
  • 1 tbsp juice from one lime
  • 1 tbsp zest from one lime
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 each eggs, large

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
    Place all ingredients — EXCEPT EGGS and SOUR CREAM — in mixer and lightly beat to combine. Add in sour cream, do not mix in yet, this will happen with the addition of the eggs. Now gently fold one egg into mixture, repeat until all 4 eggs are incorporated into the mix.
    Pour mixture into a 9” round pan that is, at least, 2” deep. Use crust of your choice.
    Fill a small-medium pan with water and place it in the oven.
    Place cheesecake in preheated oven and bake until knife comes out somewhat clean, you’ll know when the batter is very thick on the knife, mine never comes out completely clean, the top of the cheesecake is typically firm and very lightly browned. This takes approx. 90-150 minutes, depending on your oven. Check at the 60 minute mark and go from there. 

Notes

We calculate grams of carbs using zero carbs for the Swerve. Swerve is a sugar alcohol that has zero net carbs. If you are strict Keto, or count all carbs and do not go by net carbs, you can plug the recipe into your favorite Keto/Low Carb app to figure out the gross carbs per serving.
Keyword Cheesecake, Keto, Lime