Low-Carb Cheddar Bacon Onion Scones(Gluten-Free)

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These scones are inspired by a certain French bakery I used to work at. We baked bacon cheddar onion scones off daily and they were alway one of my favourites. This low-carb version is so close to the original, it’s hard to believe they are healthy! Anyways..I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 

Low-Carb Bacon Cheddar Onion Scones

Serves: 4-6 small scones

  • 1/2 cup(56g) coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup(28g) almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp(45g) cold grated butter
  • ~1/4 cup(50g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup(60g) full fat sour cream
  • 2 tbsp(30g) or 1 beaten egg white
  • 2 slices crisp, cooked bacon

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 400*F.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray/grease the parchment with oil.

3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

4. Grate in the butter, cheese and then add the rest of the wet ingredients.

5. Stir to combine and then add in the bacon as well.

6. Use your hands to form the somewhat crumbly mixture into a ball.

7. Place the ball on the lined baking sheet and flatten to just over an inch or so thick.

8. Brush the dough with heavy cream(optional, helps browning) and then slice into 4-6 small pieces.

9. Separate the pieces slightly and bake for 20-25min or until the scones are browned to your liking.

10. Serve hot or freeze in an airtight container for a later occasion. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts(per 1/6 of recipe): 17f/2.7c(NET)/6.5p & 4g fibre

 

 

Low-Carb Mini Double Chocolate Muffins

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This is a super simple recipe that honestly does not take much time to make! It’s the perfect portion size for a small after-dinner treat or a sweet addition to your daily breakfast. They store easily and taste even BETTER the next day!

***Please see the “starred” ingredients and their corresponding notes below BEFORE making the recipe! Like I said, the recipe is very easy to make but there are quite a few adjustments I included in-case you are missing some of the ingredients and still want to make them or would like to adjust them to be higher protein or lower in carbs.*** 

I do recommend purchasing Vitafiber and/or vital wheat-gluten if you have not as they have made a HUGE difference to the outcome of many of my keto baked goods, more-so than anything. The Vitafiber helps muffins get that slightly crunchy top and gives cookies a “crispier” texture. Meanwhile the vital wheat -gluten gives baked goods the elasticity and texture of white flour without the added carbs! 🙂

Ingredients:

SERVES: 33

NOTES:

  • *(YOU CAN SUB 1 TSP XANTHAN GUM + 1 TBSP ALMOND FLOUR FOR A GLUTEN-FREE VERSION)
  • ** (OPTIONAL, SEE GREEK YOGURT ADJUSTMENT(****) IF USING)
  • ***(YOU CAN SUB 1 SWEETENER FOR THE 2 IF YOU PREFER. JUST REMEMBER TRUVIA IS 3X AS SWEET AS SUGAR SO YOU MAY NEED MORE THAN 4 TBSP)
  • ****(ADD 1/2 CUP GREEK YOGURT (or sour cream) INSTEAD IF USING PROTEIN POWDER–>120g)
  • ***** (OPTIONAL, ADD 2 TBSP ALMOND MILK IF NOT USING)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375*F
  2. Grease 1-2 mini muffin tin pans with coconut oil (or line the pans and spray the liners with oil) (I ended up making 33).
  3. Combine all dry ingredients including sugars in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs then add the rest of the wet ingredients EXCEPT the coconut oil.
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry until partially incorporated.
  6. Stir in the coconut oil until combined. *(This is a good time to taste and add additional sweetener if you are using one other than the brands listed)
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips reserving about 2 tbsp for topping.
  8. Evenly scoop the batter into each muffin tin and top each one with remaining chocolate-chips.
  9. Bake at 375* for 7-9min or until a toothpick JUST comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack, then remove gently using a knife.
  11. Store on the counter for roughly 5 days or freeze in an air-tight container for a quick snack! (I actually preferred mine cold the next day!) Enjoy!

Nutrition for 1 muffin out of 33 (includes protein powder and greek yogurt): 60 calories, 2 NET carbs, 4g fat, 3g protein & 2.5g fibre

(If using sour cream and no protein powder they will be even more keto friendly and lower in carbs!)

 

 

EASY Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Low-Carb Option!)

Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Low-Carb Option)Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins: Serves 12

Delicious, sweet and soft, these muffins are super simple to make and are a perfect “healthier” dessert option!

Ingredients:

Topping:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp truvia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Low-Carb Version:

Ingredients:

Topping:

Directions: 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (including sugars/sweeteners).
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, molasses and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and then add the almond milk. Stir to combine.
  5. Fold in the apple chunks and pecans if using.
  6. Grease or line(and grease the liners!) 12 muffin tins.
  7. Scoop the batter evenly into each tin and then mix up your cinnamon topping.
  8. Sprinkle your topping over each muffin and place in the oven to bake for 17-20min. (Or when a toothpick comes out clean)
  9. Cool on a wire rack before removing. Enjoy with a pat of butter while warm or freeze in an air-tight container for later!

Nutritional Info:

Gluten-Free Version: 13F/17.5C/5P & 3g fibre

Low-Carb Version: 13.5F/4C(NET)/4p & 3g fibre

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Starbucks Inspired Microwave Egg Bites

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Okay guys, let me be honest..I know ZERO about Starbucks. I went in yesterday and asked for a medium coffee and had to ask the cashier which size that was in the proper “Starbucks terms”. (Sad I know)

BUT there is one thing I do know about Starbucks and that’s that they offer wonderful sous vide egg bites as a new low-carb breakfast option! I had seen them all over Instagram so given the chance and me being someone who eats under 50 NET carbs a day, I was excited to try them at 9g of carbs per serving (2 egg bites).

I chose the bacon and gruyere option and they were delicious! From that moment I KNEW I’d be re-creating them at home. Thus, this recipe was born.

I read the ingredients in the original egg bites and estimated some amounts, then altered them slightly to fit what I had in my kitchen.

I’m also an extremely lazy, I-need-food-now kind of person so I wasn’t planning on doing any sous vide-ing of eggs. But I still wanted that soft velvety texture. Thus, I chose to use a simple water bath as that was pretty easy to put together. I then decided to microwave the eggs because who says you need any special equipment to make a delicious breakfast?

AND, GUESS WHAT? It worked! Granted they are slightly different than the Starbucks egg bites, but they are definitely delicious in their own way and look super cute on the breakfast table(because obviously that’s a quality you look for in food..lol). 

Pair it with a cup of bullet-proof coffee with homemade whip cream and you have a Starbuck’s breakfast fit for any basic keto-er.

Here’s how to make them:

Serves 1 (2 egg bites):

Base:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup(63g) 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp(15g) cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 slice(10g) provolone**
  • 1 tsp(5g) butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Topping: (optional)

  • 1-2 slices bacon
  • 1/2 slice provolone

**Or sub all cheese with Gruyere or any cheeses you’d like! This is just what I had on hand.

Directions:

  1. Find a loaf pan or dish that will fit 2 small ramekins or cups. Set them inside the dish.
  2. Grease the ramekins with oil.eggbites8
  3. Blend all base ingredients in a food processor until smooth (it’s fine if there are small flecks of cheese).eggbites9
  4. Cook a slice of bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel, set aside.eggbites10
  5. Pour the egg mixture through a fine colander or sieve into each greased ramekin, evenly distributing the mixture. (If there is left over cheese bits after, just scoop them evenly into each ramekin as well, the sieve just helps remove any air bubbles).eggbites6
  6. Optional: Break the bacon slice in half, reserve the other half and sprinkle small bits of it into each ramekin over the egg mixture.eggbites5
  7. Boil a cup of water and pour it into the dish surrounding the ramekins and cover the entire thing with saran wrap.IMG_0338.JPG copy
  8. Microwave for 4mins 30s, let it sit in the microwave for 2 mins afterwards, with the door shut to finish setting. (Microwaves can vary so add more or less time depending on how cooked you’d like your eggs. Mine were quite soft and smooth after this amount of time).eggbites3
  9. Remove from the microwave and using tongs or mitts, remove the ramekins from the water bath and let cool for a few minutes before using a knife to gently remove the egg bites from the ramekin, turning them upside-down onto a plate.
  10. Top each egg bite with a bit of cheese (I used provolone) and a small piece of bacon.

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Nutrition for 2 egg bites w/o topping: 22.6F/3C/25P (315cals)

Nutrition for 2 egg bites w/ topping: 34F/3C/31P (442cals)

Fudgey Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (Keto)

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Dessert for breakfast is kinda my thing if you haven’t noticed…

Thankfully these muffins are packed with healthy fats, micronutrients and fibre that will keep you full for hours! A muffin with a cup of bullet-proof coffee has become my new go-to breakfast!

These are super easy to make and freeze well for an easy make-ahead breakfast or snack!

Ingredients:

*If not using vitafiber syrup, you can try adding an additional 30-60g almond flour and a bit of almond milk or heavy cream, you’ll also need a little more sweetener.

**You can use all of one sweetener to replace the 2. Just take into account the fact that Truvia is 3x sweetener than sugar so you’ll likely need 7-9 tbsp of a typical sweetener that measures like sugar rather than the 3 tbsp called for.

Vitafiber acts like a flour and sugar substitute and helps the muffins to rise slightly better.

Serves: 15

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350*
  2. Spray/grease 2 muffin pans with coconut oil or line with muffin wrappers (I also spray the wrapper with coconut oil to prevent sticking!)
  3. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in your wet ingredients and then fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips (I reserved 1 tbsp(15g) chocolate-chips to decorate the tops), add additional sweetener if needed.DSC_1057
  5. Use a muffin scoop to evenly disperse the batter to make 15 muffins.DSC_1059
  6. Top the muffins with a couple chocolate chips each and place in the oven for 15-18min.
  7. Muffins should be almost set (DO NOT over-bake!). They are meant to be fudgey so after 5-7min remove from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack to set fully. (OR eat one immediately because being impatient is a part of baking). DSC_1064
  8. Store in an air-tight container after muffins have cooled completely. Freeze, store on the counter for a few days or store in the fridge! Enjoy!

Nutrition (1 muffin): 16F/5C(NET)/7P & 7g fibre

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The Ultimate Jumbo Low-Carb Chocolate Protein Pancake

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Let me begin by saying.. I never planned on posting this recipe. I have made it for ages and it is a staple in my house..but the problem is that I’ve altered the ingredients and amounts SO many times trying to find the perfect ratio that now my ingredient list seems quite whacky with some random odd-number amounts.

I had thought it might confuse people if I posted it but honestly after eating it again today..I feel like I should not keep this recipe from the world any longer.

Even if the recipe seems odd, just follow it to a T and you will thank me.

This pancake is not really like a pancake..honestly it’s more like a huge flat slice of chocolate cake with chocolate sauce on top. It feels too decadent and rich to even be considered remotely healthy.

It’s loaded with fibre, protein and healthy fats that will keep you full for HOURS. 

This pancake is the be-all and end-all of keto breakfast guys.

So without further ado, here is the slightly strange but perfect recipe I call:

The Ultimate Jumbo Low-Carb Chocolate Protein Pancake

Ingredients:

-1 scoop(33g) cellucor molten chocolate whey

-16g(2 tbsp) cocoa powder

-1 tsp(5g)vitafiber powder or vitafiber syrup (helps A LOT with texture but could potentially be replaced with a little more xanthan gum and 2 tsp of almond flour)

-12g truvia sweetener

-1-2 tbsp splenda (to taste)

-1/8 tsp salt

-1/8 tsp xanthan gum

-1/8 tsp cornstarch (can leave out if you’d like, it’s a very minimal amount and just helps with texture once again)

-1/8 tsp baking powder

-3 tbsp +2 tsp (54g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-2 tbsp +2 tsp(40g) pasteurized egg whites

-2 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp(37g) sour cream or greek yogurt

-2 tbsp(30g) mashed ripe avocado

-1/2 tbsp(7g) coconut oil

-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

-1/2 tbsp(7g) Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips(I use Krisda)

-2 tsp(10g) melted butter

Directions:

  1. Heat a medium-large frying pan sprayed or greased with coconut oil over very low heat. (1-2)
  2. Combine all dry ingredients, then stir in wet until very well combined. (Add additional sweetener as needed, to taste)
  3. Using a spatula, spread 3/4 of the batter evenly over the bottom of the frying pan. Reserve 3tbsp-1/4 of the batter for topping.
  4. Turn the heat up to medium and cover the pancake with a lid.
  5. Cook JUST until the pancake is starting to set but the top is still lightly wet (about 2-3min) (you do not want to over-cook it, it will cook more outside the pan) Do not flip the pancake.
  6. Sprinkle the pancake with the chocolate-chips and pour the butter on top. (Pro Tip: I usually save a tiny bit of the butter and an extra pinch of truvia to mix with the left over batter as well).
  7. Let the chocolate chips melt just slightly before removing the pancake from the pan.
  8. Top your pancake with your left-over batter mixture.
  9. Swirl a knife around to really mix up all of the melty goodness on top of the pancake and ENJOY.
  10. Heaven.

Nutrition: 26F/7C(NET)/35P & 13g fibre

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

 

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins
Recipe Type: Dessert, Snack, Breakfast
Author: Sam
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Serves: 11
Gluten-Free, filling, high-fibre muffins, perfect for a snack or a quick breakfast grab.
Described as:
-“The best muffin I ever ate”.
-“So moist, much better than the store-bought ones!.”
Ingredients

 

Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oat flour(or ground oats), almond flour, spices, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together sugar, Truvia and coconut oil.
  4. Next, whisk in the eggs and applesauce.
  5. Gradually add your dry mixture to the wet ingredients, whisking well to combine.
  6. Fold in the apple and almonds then spoon into a lined muffin tray.
  7. Optional. top with additional apple/almond pieces for presentation.
  8. Bake in pre-heated oven for 21-25min or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top is no longer wet to the touch.
  9. *Careful not to under-bake*
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Optional: Brush the tops with butter and sprinkle cinnamon sugar OR mix together the ingredients for the simple glaze and drizzle on top.
  12. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 Muffin
Calories: 184, 21 Carbs, 4g protein

Keto Chocolate Protein Donuts w/ Chocolate Glaze (Gluten-Free)

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I can’t even put into words how happy I am with this recipe…

Just please do yourself a favour and make these,

immediately. 

That is all.  

Keto Chocolate Protein Donuts w/ Chocolate Glaze

Serves: 11

Ingredients:

Chocolate Glaze:

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients until smooth.
  4. Combine wet with dry ingredients until a thick batter is formed. 
  5. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. 
  6. Using a piping bag (or a plastic ziplock with the corner cut off), pipe thick circles just under the size of a hockey puck, leaving a hole in the middle about 2-3x the size of what you want the final result to look like. (I ended up with 11, you can use a spoon to help smooth out any edges if needed) 
  7. Bake for 6-8min or until the donuts have risen and a tooth pick comes out clean (*NOTE I took all of mine out at 6min and even if they were a little soft they stiffened up on the tray). 
  8. Cool on the tray for at least 5min before placing in the fridge to cool further. 
  9. To make the glaze, simply mix together the coconut oil and chocolate chips and microwave in increments until melted, then stir in the salt and splenda. 
  10. Once the donuts are cooled, Drizzle the chocolate glaze on top of each one.
  11. Optional, sprinkle shredded coconut or chopped nuts on top of the glaze. 
  12. Place back in the fridge (or freezer if impatient!) and cool until the glaze has set. 

Enjoy!

Tips:

  • Store the donuts in the fridge in an air-tight container, I actually prefer them best cold more-so than warm from the oven! 
  • If you want the glaze to entirely cover your donuts then use 1/4 cup(60g) sugar-free chocolate chips rather than 2 tbsp. 

Nutrition per serving: 8.5F/2.5C(NET)/5.5P & 2.5g fibre 

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Low-Carb Caramel Pecan Protein Muffins w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

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Serves: 6-8 (see below) 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup(60g) almond flour (I buy this one: Almond Flour)
  • 1 1/2 scoop(62g) vanilla lean body whey protein (or another vanilla whey) 
  • 1/4 cup(60g) VitaFiber Powder
    (OR another 1/4 cup almond flour)
  • 2 tbsp Truvia (or 4 tbsp of another sweetener that measures like sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Splenda (or another sweetener that measures like sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • pinch of xanthan gum
    (optional but recommended) 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp(21g) butter, melted
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 cup(60g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Cinnamon Carmel Filling:

      • 1/4 cup water
      • 1/4 cup truvia sweetener (or 1/2 cup sweetener that measures like sugar)
      • 1 egg yolk, whisked
      • 2 tbsp(15g) butter
      • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
      • 1/4 tsp molasses (leave out OR replace with yacon syrup for keto) 
      • pinch of salt
      • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
      • 30g pecans, finely chopped (mine were lightly salted) 

Cream Cheese Frosting (OPTIONAL): 

      • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or cream cheese
      • 1 1/2 tbsp Splenda
        (more or less to taste) 
      • 1 tbsp almond milk (or any milk) (Up to 2 tbsp milk if using cream cheese)
      • 1/16 tsp of vanilla extract

Directions: 

      1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F
      2. In a medium sauce-pan, combine all caramel filling ingredients except nuts.
      3. Turn heat just below high and stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil
      4. Once boiling, keep stirring constantly for about 30s
      5. Remove from heat and check thickness, it should be just a bit thinner than your average caramel sauce
      6. If not, boil a little longer while whisking constantly until desired thickness is reached (*note: it will thicken more as it cools). 
      7. Remove from heat, pour in a bowl and stir in the nuts. Set aside.
      8. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
      9. In another medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk and egg. 
      10. Add the wet to the dry mixture and stir in the melted butter until everything is combined.
      11. Using a prepared muffin tin lined with muffins cups AND sprayed with oil, fill each one with just enough batter to cover the bottom.
      12. Next drop 1 spoonful of the caramel mixture on top. 
      13. Add another scoop of the batter, enough to fill the muffin tin about 1/2-3/4 of the way full. Then repeat with the remaining caramel sauce.***
      14. Swirl the top of each muffin with a toothpick. 
      15. Bake for 18-22min or until the muffins have risen and a toothpick JUST comes out clean, don’t over-bake. (*note some caramel sauce might get on the toothpick but the muffin will be cooked!) 
      16. Mix together all Frosting ingredients if using.
      17. Cool slightly before removing from the pan. Pour frosting on top of muffins just before serving warm!

Enjoy!

***NOTE: I made 6 large muffins but you could easily make 8 regular ones, which i recommend because I believe they would rise better in the center. Nutrition is listed for both options, frosting is not included as this is optional. 

Nutrition for 1/6th of recipe:  16F/4C(NET)/11P & 11g fibre      

Nutrition for 1/8th of recipe: 12F/3C(NET)/8P & 8g fibre

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White Chocolate-Coconut-Corfetti Protein Bar (Quest Style)

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If you like Quest Bars, White Chocolate, Coconut or Confetti-cake batter then this bar is for you. It’s one heavenly combination of flavours.

Made with my new favourite ingredient Vitafiber, a high fibre, calorie syrup substitute for sugar. You can also purchase the powdered form of Vitafiber, which is amazing for use as a flour or sugar substitute in baking specifically.

I’ll link to where you can purchase it if you are interested! 🙂

Vitafiber Imo Syrup 

Now onto the recipe…

Makes 1 large bar or 2 small: 14F/37C/18P & 23g fibre (for the entire recipe)

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