Keto Halloween Brownie Cheesecake

Keto Halloween Brownie Cheesecake

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Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year for several reasons…

  1. I get to dress up and use my creative skills to create make-up looks I’d NEVER wear normally.
  2. I get to bake all sorts of fun and cool looking desserts..
  3. I get to hand out candy (I love seeing all the kids in their costumes!) and…
  4. It’s always right around my birthday! 

So with that in mind, I was inspired to create the PERFECT cake for those people who have October birthdays or for those just looking to bring something delicious and keto-friendly to their next Halloween get-together!  Did I mention it’s also super easy to put together and tastes like fudgey-chocolatey-cheesecake happiness? If you don’t believe me..give it shot for yourself!

 

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Brownie Layer:

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp truvia (or 2 tbsp splenda or swerve)
  • 3 tbsp splenda or swerve (or more to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8th tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange food colouring as needed

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients for the brownie layer.
  3. Add your eggs, coconut oil and vanilla and mix until well combined. Fold in your chocolate-chips if using, and set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, beat together the ingredients for the cream cheese layer. Add your food colouring as desired and beat again.
  5. Grease a cake pan with butter or coconut oil and then use a spatula to scrape the brownie mixture into the pan, reserving a few tablespoons of the brownie mixture for topping. 
  6. Use your spatula to smooth the brownie batter into place and then pour your cream cheese mixture on top.
  7. Gently smooth your cream cheese mixture over the brownie mixture.
  8. Next drop spoonfuls of the brownie batter on top and swirl into the cream cheese batter(this doesn’t have to be perfect!)
  9. Bake at 350* for roughly 25min or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top layer forms small cracks/is set.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack for 5-10min and then place in the fridge for AT LEAST an hour before slicing and serving.
  11. Enjoy!! (Store covered in the fridge)

Nutrition per 1/8th of cake: 320cals| 30g of fat | 1.4g of NET carbs | 8g of protein | 3.4g of fibre

(You could easily cut this into smaller slices for half the calories, it is very filling!)

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Low-Carb Cinnamon Roll Cake

Low-Carb Cinnamon Roll Cake

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This cake is super moist, soft, fluffy and delicious. You’d never know it wasn’t loaded with sugar.

Don’t be afraid by the ingredient list, this cake is actually VERY simple to make and requires little effort on your part. It’s best served the next day so if you don’t mind a little waiting time..it’d definitely worth it.
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Keto Chocolate Protein Donuts w/ Chocolate Glaze (Gluten-Free)

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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Banana Rhubarb Protein Bread Pudding

banana rhubarb puddingThis was a dessert I created so I could still eat banana bread after having my wisdom teeth removed! Haha. If you would like regular banana bread then feel free to only use 1/4 cup almond milk and fully cook the bread. But I have to tell you, this pudding version was quite delicious and I might make it again even when my mouth has healed! Rhubarb is also optional but highly recommended! We grow it in our garden so this was the perfect opportunity for me to use it but chocolate chips would be great too.

The pudding serves 6 and comes in at a modest: 4F/20C/11P & 7.5g fibre per serving.

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! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Syrup-1-2-kg/dp/B00TIX50OQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430239060&sr=8-1&keywords=vitafiber

Now onto the recipe…

Preheat oven to 325*

Whisk together all wet ingredients in a large bowl:

1 whole egg

45g egg whites

1/2 tbsp greek yogurt

200g mashed ripe banana

1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp(12g) brown sugar

Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

3 tbsp(21g) coconut flour

1 tbsp(10g) vital wheat gluten

1 1/2 scoops cellucor PB Marshmallow whey

30g vitafiber powder

2 tbsp skim milk powder

2 tbsp splenda (more or less to taste!)

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

optional: cinnamon

Fold the dry ingredients gently into the wet along with 1 tbsp(15g) melted butter until JUST combined.

Fold in 1/2 cup diced rhubarb and scrape the mixture into a small loaf pan sprayed with pam. Bake for 35-40min or until the edges have browned slightly and a toothpick comes out JUST barely clean but the center is still moist(don’t overbake!). Cool before slicing and serving! Enjoy!

20 Second Chocolate Protein Fibre Brownie

20 sec brownie

Probably the easiest way to hit your fibre and protein macros for the day, not to mention the tastiest! Chewy, Chocolatey and delicious is how I would describe it.

At only 1.5F/10C/13.5P & 10g fibre per serving, this little treat is 99.9% guilt-free.

It takes just seconds to prepare…and devour.

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! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Syrup-1-2-kg/dp/B00TIX50OQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430239060&sr=8-1&keywords=vitafiber

So without further ado, here is the recipe:

20 sec brownie recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake

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photo 2-7GOOOOOOD MORNING!! Are you a volume eater?  Do you like strawberries? Do you like cake? Well then, your in the right place. If not then..well, goodbye. Haha, no but really you should all try this shake especially if you are low on calories and in need of something to really fill you up while meeting your protein needs for the day minus a ton of fat. This shake turned out hugeeeee! It filled 2 of my huge tall glasses, I literally am so full as I write this.

But not only that, this shake tastes AMAZING. Just like shortcake in a cup. It’s very light and fluffy but not watered down or too thin (I hate shakes that have no flavour!). It’s just the perfect amount of sweetness without being overly sweet and all you want to do is keep eating more of it…which isn’t a problem since there is SO MUCH. You can drink it through thick straw or use a spoon, your choice!

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

-10 mini ice cubes (or 92g)

-3/4 scoop(26g) cellucor Cor-fetti Cake Batter Whey(Could replace vanilla but this flavour is best!, this is what gives it part of the creamy cake-like taste!)

-112g frozen strawberries(around 3/4 cup)

-1 cup(240g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese(TRUST ME, even if you hate it, you won’t even know it’s there and it’s part of the secret behind the creaminess of the shake)

-3 tbsp fat-free cool whip(14g)

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tsp sweetener of choice (I used truvia, closest thing to sugar in my opinion!)

-1/2 tsp xanthan gum (maybe just under, I usually just measure with my hand and go by the texture but this is what creates volume and makes the shake smooth rather than icey!)

Directions: Combine all ingredients using a good blender and serve! This could easily make 2 servings.

Nutrition for entire recipe: 25g carbs/35g protein/6g fat & 4g fibre

 

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Chocolate Coconut Raspberry POV Cake

Chocolate Coconut Raspberry POV Cake

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A little twist on my last post..here’s another version of this awesome breakfast cake. I’m not sure which one I like more now! This one is more filling though with the additional fibre! 8g in one cake.

Serves 1

Ingredients

-27g (3/4) scoop Molten Chocolate Cellucor (yes you could use a whole scoop, this just fits my macros!)

-1 tbsp(5g) unsweetened cocoa powder

-dash salt

-1/8 tsp baking powder

-2oz unsweetened apple sauce

-2 tbsp chocolate or vanilla unsweetened almond milk

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-3-6 drops coconut extract

-3 tbsp liquid egg whites (or 1 large egg white)

-1-2 tsp truvia sweetener to taste

-28g/1 oz. raw or frozen raspberries

-Pam

 

Topping:

Stir together…

-3 tbsp plain 0% greek yogurt

-1 cap full(or to taste) SF raspberry Torani syrup

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-1/4 tsp or more of truvia sweetener to taste (NOTE: The torani will help to sweeten everything as well)

-3-4 drops coconut extract(or to taste)

 

-Measure out 3g (about 1-2 tsp) of desiccated coconut

 

Directions for cake:

Spray a shallow ramekin with pam, combine your dry ingredients with a fork until no clumps are left. Stir in the wet ingredients until a smooth batter is formed (makes sure to get all the dry powder off the sides). Break the raspberries into smaller pieces and sprinkle all over the top of the batter(don’t push them in!). Place in the microwave for 2:00-2:30min depending on your microwave. Stop and check the cake while cooking. You want the outside to be cooked and the inside still goey. Once it looks done, take it out and top with your coconut raspberry sauce, sprinkle the desiccated coconut and add optional walden farms chocolate syrup if desired. Enjoy!

Macros including topping: 5F/15C/29P  & 8g Fibre

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Click here for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Version

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Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter POV Cake

Molten Chocolate Peanut Butter POV Cake

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This was inspired by Eric Johnson’s original POV cake that I saw on youtube..since I am on extreme poverty macros at the moment I figured it was only fitting to make this for breakfast this morning instead of my usual shake. I gotta say, I think I’m in love…going to be making this everyday with a ton of variations. Once my macros are better these things are going to be even more amazing! For now here’s my simple version of the POV cake. Hope you like it as much as I did!

 

Serves 1

 

Ingredients

-27g (3/4) scoop Molten Chocolate Cellucor (yes you could use a whole scoop, this just fits my macros!)

-1 tbsp(5g) unsweetened cocoa powder

-dash salt

-1/8 tsp baking powder

-2oz unsweetened apple sauce

-2 tbsp chocolate or vanilla unsweetened almond milk

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-3 tbsp liquid egg whites (or 1 large egg white)

-1-2 tsp truvia sweetener to taste

-Pam

 

Topping:

Stir together…

-2 tbsp plain 0% greek yogurt

-1.5(12g) PB2 or powdered peanut butter (mix with water before hand until it’s thinned out a little, don’t add too much!)

-1/8 tsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp or more of truvia sweetener to taste

Directions:

Spray a shallow ramekin with pam, combine your dry ingredients with a fork until no clumps are left. Stir in the wet ingredients until a smooth batter is formed (makes sure to get all the dry powder off the sides). Place in the microwave for 1:30-2:30min depending on your microwave. Stop and check the cake while cooking. You want the outside to be cooked and the inside still goey. Once it looks down, take it out and top with your peanut butter yogurt sauce and optional walden farms chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Macros including topping: 4F/14C/32P

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