Every diet has its limitations, but the good news is on the keto diet there are still ways to make some pretty tasty desserts. Yes, you heard that right. And let's back up for a minute. If you're new to the keto diet then you should know that it focuses on eating fewer carbs and eating a lot more fat and protein, instead. In fact, fat and protein will become your body's main source of energy.
Now that you know more about the keto diet (and the Body Reboot book tells us even more about it), we'll reveal the good news: Even though you're limiting carbs dessert is not off the table. Every once in a while it's nice to eat something sweet, am I right? Luckily these low-carb keto desserts will work on the diet and are packed with flavor to satisfy those cravings. Plus, they also consist of filling nutrients.
If you're a chocolate lover but you're on the keto diet, these low-carb, high-protein, and sugar-free brownies are just what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the rules.
Ingredients from Sweet Like Honey:
3 oz unsweetened dark chocolate bites (90g) – I used healtheries sugar free stevia chocolate in NZ
2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
1 cup ripe avocado flesh (230g) about 2 medium ripe avocado
1/2 cup erythritol (45g) – I used natvia in NZ you can use Swerve in US
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract – optional
Glazing and toppings
1/8 cup roasted and salted pecan nuts ,crushed (12 g)
1/3 cup sugar free chocolate bites ,melted (40 g)
1/4 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt – optional
Preheat oven to fan-forced 180 C (350F).
Line a square brownie pan (24 cm x 24cm) with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small saucepan add the dark chocolate bites and coconut oil. Bring to medium heat until fully melted. You can also place both ingredients into a bowl and microwave on high by 30 seconds burst until fully melted. Set aside.
In your food processor with the S blade attachment, add all the brownie ingredients (except the glazing one) in this order: ripe avocado flesh, eggs, erythritol, almond meal, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla. extract and melted chocolate
Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until all the ingredients comes together and you obtain a thick brownie batter.
Transfer the batter into the prepared square pan. Spread the batter evenly in the pan using a spatula.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the brownie comes out clean.
Cool down 10 minutes in the pan before pulling out the brownie from the pan using the parchment paper to pull out the brownie easily.
Transfer the brownie on a cookie rack to cool down until room temperature.
Meanwhile prepare the chocolate glazing and toppings. In a small saucepan, under medium heat, melt the sugar free chocolate bites with coconut oil until fully liquid and shiny. Stir often to avoid the chocolate to burn.
Use a teaspoon to drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the brownie and decorate with crushed pecan nuts and sea salt – optional.
Cut the brownie in 16 squares and store the brownies in the pantry in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
This low-carb keto dessert is the perfect refresher on a warm day—and doesn't come with loads of added sugars.
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie—but if you're on the keto diet, you might think you're bound to miss out.
Here's the recipe from Fat for Weight Loss:
1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Salted Butter
3/4 Cup Natvia (Or Erythritol)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
3/4 Cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 180C (355 F). Zap the butter for 30 seconds to melt, but it shouldn't be hot.
Place the butter into a mixing bowl and beat with the natvia. Add the vanilla and egg, mix on low for another 15 seconds exactly.
Add the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.
Press the dough together and remove from the bowl. Combine the chocolate chips into the dough with your hands.
Roll the dough to Make 12 balls and place on a baking tray. Bake for 10 mins.
Let them cool, and serve. Keep in an airtight container.
These desserts certainly sound like some tasty snacks to really sink your teeth into. Plus, many of them are filling and have the proper nutrients. Since you're focusing on healthy proteins and fats, you'll be more likely to get full and have your sweet tooth satisfied just by having one. Even though, we have to admit that may be a tad difficult with the brownies. Maybe it's best to share with a friend?! For more delicious ket friendly desserts recipes check out Shape.
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