The AMAZING 10min Keto Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

The amazing 10min Keto Cinnamon Sugar Donuts.png     I am honestly so impressed with how SIMPLE these are to make yet how perfect they turn out every time! This recipe is ideal for 1-2 people. The donuts are not only tasty but they are very filling and full of protein and fibre to keep you full for hours!

Ingredients:

Serves: 1-2

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp vital wheat gluten (do not sub! This is the protein extracted from bread that gives it it’s elasticity. It has virtually no carbs and works great in low-carb baking to give items a more traditional feel!)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 1 tsp truvia*
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp(65g) full fat sour cream

Topping:

  • 1-2tsp melted coconut oil OR butter for brushing. 
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp truvia*
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Add the sour cream and stir until a dough forms, knead the dough for about 30s-1min.
  4. Roll the dough into 2 balls, flatten each slightly and place on a parchment lined/greased baking sheet.
  5. Use a piping bag tip or a bottle cap to punch out a hole in the center of each ball. (You can bake the extra piece as a donut hole as well!)
  6. Use your fingers to gently make the donut hole double the size it was.
  7. Brush the dough with a little butter or coconut oil(optional) and place in the oven.
  8. Bake for 7-10min(I like mine slightly under-cooked so I go for the 7min but you can bake it longer to cook it fully through!), *flip each donut half way through baking.*
  9. Remove from the oven and brush with the butter or coconut oil.
  10. Combine the cinnamon and truvia and dip each donut top until well coated. Serve warm with a side of coffee! Enjoy 🙂

Nutrition for 2 donuts+donut hole: 257 calories, 17F/7C(NET)/19P  & 6g fibre

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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)

Keto Salted Caramel Cups

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I don’t know about you, but anything with “Salted Caramel” in the title immediately draws me in.. same goes for anything with “chocolate” in the title. So when you combine the two in a mini muffin tin… You most-definitely end up with heaven in a cup.

This recipe is super easy!

Each chocolate is high in fibre, low in carbs and down-right delicious.

Here’s how I made them:

Ingredients:

Caramel Layer

Chocolate Layer:

*Alternatively you can try using a very dark chocolate OR unsweetened chocolate melted and sweetened with a sweeter OR combine: 1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil, 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder, 2-3 tbsp sweetener of choice & 1/2 tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small pot
  2. Bring the pot to a boil, stirring constantly for 3-5min or until sauce starts to thicken slightly.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a measuring cup.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil and stir until smooth (I just used the microwave, 1:30-2min)
  5. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin with coconut oil and spoon the chocolate mixture evenly into the bottom of each one (DO NOT drag it up the sides, I learned the hard way, lol) (I made 7).
  6. Freeze for 5-10min.
  7. Top the now hardened chocolate mixture with your caramel sauce, evenly dispersing it between all 6 cups.
  8. Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt on each one. (optional)
  9. Freeze for at least 3 hours or longer. (Longer is ideal so they don’t split apart!)
  10. Pop the cups out with a knife and enjoy!
  11. Store them in the freezer in an air-tight container!

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Nutrition per cup(1/7th): 79 Calories, 7.5F/2.9C(NET)/1.5P & 2.9g fibre

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(No-Bake) Keto Lemon Coconut Balls

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup(60g) cream cheese
  • 1 tsp 14% sour cream
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1/2 a large lemon
  • 1/2 cup+2 tbsp(77g) Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Truvia
  • 1 tbsp Splenda (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt

Coating:

Directions:

  1.  Combine all base ingredients until a thick dough forms.
  2.  Freeze the dough for 5-7min.
  3.  Mix your coconut and sweetener on a small plate or bowl.
  4.  Remove the dough from the freezer and roll it into 10 small balls. DSC_0764
  5. Coat each ball gently in coconut until fully covered.DSC_0767
  6. Place back on a plate and freeze for 30min-1 hour.
  7. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge or freezer (depending on the texture you prefer) in an air-tight container!

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DSC_0828Nutrition per ball: 7F/1.4C(NET)/2P & 1g fibre

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Inside-Out Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cups!

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SO DELICIOUS, these were made possible by the addition of my new favourite ingredient vitafiber, which BY THE WAY I am very excited to say is now available on Amazon! I am not being paid to say this..I honestly just love baking with it! It is such a versatile ingredient and a great healthy substitute for honey, flour, sugar, molasses, syrup etc.

 

Anyways..On to the recipe!

Macros per serving: 3F/10C/5P & 6g fibre

Recipe

Makes 9 PB Cups.

-For the middle, mix together 1 tbsp(14g) melted coconut oil, 4 tbsp(60g) Vitafiber syrup, 2 tbsp(14g) cocoa powder, 1 tbsp(10g) Vitafiber powder, 1/2 tbsp splenda(or to taste), 1/8 tsp vanilla & a pinch of salt.

-For the outside, mix together 8 tbsp(48g) PB2, 1 scoop (30g) peanut butter protein(I use #WheyGourmet), 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter, 5 tbsp(75g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/4 tsp vanilla & a dash of Splenda & salt to taste.

-Spray a mini muffin tin with Pam, coat the tins up the sides and on the bottom with a thin layer of the peanut butter mixture (save some for later).

-Freeze for 10 minutes.

-Next evenly place a spoonful of the chocolate mixture into the center of each previously coated muffin tin.

-Top off the mixture with another thin layer of the remaining PB mixture.

-Freeze for 2 hours or until solid. Pop out with a knife and enjoy immediately or place in a ziplock in the freezer for later!

Enjoy!




Simplest, Healthiest Blueberry Pancakes

Hey Guys! Here is an easy recipe that only takes minutes to prepare with a few simple ingredients. These pancakes are delicious and are packed with protein. I hope you like them as much as I do!

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Serves 1, about 3 medium pancakes(feel free to double the recipe!)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Old Fashioned(Not instant/quick cooking) oats

1/4 cup cottage cheese(any percentage, I prefer to use 2%!)

1/4 cup egg whites

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions: In a blender or food processor combine everything expect the blueberries until smooth(don’t worry if a there are a few grainy bits of oats, they won’t change the texture of the pancakes). Spray a pan with cooking oil and heat over medium-low heat. Drop a scoopful of batter into the hot pan. (I like to shake the pan a little to spread the batter since it’s quite thick). Add a few blueberries and cook for several minutes until the batter bubbles and the underneath is browned nicely, flip and repeat on the other side. The key to these pancakes is to cook them low and slow so the middle cooks through without burning the outside. Once finished, place on a plate and top with whatever you’d like! I used some sugar-free syrup but you could also use smashed fruit and a little sweetener heated in the microwave, light whip cream or even almond butter! Just be creative and dig in!
**NOTE** These pancakes will take longer to cook then regular pancakes so don’t flip them too early!

Nutrition Facts: 195 calories, 17.2g protein, 3g fat, 22g carbs, 3g fibre (*Calories/fat would be less with fat-free cottage cheese)
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Green Monster Breakfast Bars

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gm5 gm2Happy almost Easter Everyone! I hope you all are excited for the long weekend. What are your plans?  For me Easter is always spent with my grandparents at their farm. I love it there and I get to see all my cousins, aunts and uncles as well. It’s a long drive to get there and we are leaving super early tomorrow (yes I know I should get to bed). So instead of going to bed on time I of course decided to create a breakfast that I could just eat on the road tomorrow, already pre-made. But what I wanted was for my breakfast to include some kind of veggie but be sweet and delicious at the same time..and thus, the Green Monster Breakfast Bars were born. Sorry, no hiding the vegetables in these. The pops of green spinach stick out all throughout these tasty bars. But have no fear, the taste is one thing that is hidden! The ripe banana takes over and lightly sweetens the bar. It also keeps them chewy and moist.

These bars are an entire nutritious meal in one and are amazing for on the go or if you want a fast simple breakfast. They are also very filling and packed with protein! (15g to be exact). If your morning needs a boost try these awesome Green Monster Breakfast Bars.  Take me to the recipe!

Mini Almond Butter Fudge Cups-Paleo

Mini Fudge Cups

Fudge pieceThese were so good! They only require a few very simple ingredients and about 1-2hours of freezing then your ready to go. You could also sub any nut butter for the almond butter(I personally used peanut butter for this one but I know it’s not Paleo!) for different kinds of fudge! Take me to the recipe!