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’s definitely worth it.
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Guys. Guys. Guys.
I hate this term but actually.. I CAN’T EVEN.
These turned out SO MUCH better than expected!!
They are light, fluffy and chewy..OH and the frosting.. I could literally put that on a shoe and I’d be happy.
It’s that good.
If you love Cinnabons, actually even if you don’t (I’m not a huge fan of them myself) you need to make these NOW.
They contain no sugar, no white flour and are packed with protein and fibre.
It’s actually still hard for me to comprehend.
ANYWAYS HERE IS THE RECIPE.
-2 tbsp(30g) grass-fed butter (softened)
-1 tbsp(15g) egg whites
-1 tbsp +1 tsp vitafiber syrup(20g) (This helps a ton with getting the dough to stick together properly! You can try making it without by adding a bit more butter but I cannot vouch for the results)
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-3/4 cup +2tbsp(98g) almond flour
-1/2 scoop(14g) unflavoured protein
-1 tbsp+ 1 tsp truvia
-1 1/2 tbsp splenda
-1/8 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp xanthan gum
-1/8 tsp salt
-1/2 tbsp butter
-1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-2 tbsp truvia sweetener
(Combine the cinnamon and sweetener in a small bowl)
Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
-1 tbsp coconut oil
-2 tbsp cream cheese
-1 tsp egg white (Pasteurized-Safe at room temperature)
-1/8 tsp vanilla extract
-2 or 2 1/2 tbsp splenda
- In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Stir in the wet ingredients until a dough forms (it will start out dry but do not add more liquid just yet because it firms up a lot!)
- Form dough into a log, cover with saran wrap or parchment and place in the fridge for 20min.
- Take out the dough and roll it into a small rectangle on parchment paper. (Don’t roll your dough too thin).
- Next Brush the dough with 1/2 tbsp of butter and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the dough (I only added a small bit but I think it would be great with more!).
- Roll the dough from one of the short ends to the other. Don’t be too concerned if the dough cracks, for me it was more like folding then rolling but I just made sure to press all the dough together at the end.
- Next press the dough into a small rectangular, block-like shape (You can choose how big to make it based on how many cookies you want, I made mine quite small so each cookie was a decent size)
- Wrap the dough in saran wrap or parchment and place back in the fridge for another 20min.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350* and make the frosting during this time by combining the cream cheese and coconut oil, microwaving for 25-30 seconds, then stirring in the egg white, vanilla and splenda until smooth.
- Take out your dough and cut it into 7 slices. Place each one on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven when they are lightly browned on the bottom and also lightly browned on some of the edges. (They may still seem a little soft but they will set!)
- Leave them on the baking sheet for another 5-10 minutes to finish baking and setting.
- Place the cookies on a plate and drizzle/spread with cream cheese frosting. And that’s it! Enjoy!
(Note: You can add milk to the frosting if you’d like it to be drizzled on or leave it as is. I preferred it thicker just slathered on the cookie!!)
Nutrition with frosting: 172 calories | 16g fat | 1.6g NET carbs | 5.5g protein
Low Carb Caramel Pecan Protein Muffins w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
Serves: 6-8 (see below)
- 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
- Pre-heat oven to 350*F
- In a medium sauce-pan, combine all caramel filling ingredients except nuts.
- Turn heat just below high and stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil
- Once boiling, keep stirring constantly for about 30s
- Remove from heat and check thickness, it should be just a bit thinner than your average caramel sauce
- If not, boil a little longer while whisking constantly until desired thickness is reached (*note: it will thicken more as it cools).
- Remove from heat, pour in a bowl and stir in the nuts. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk and egg.
- Add the wet to the dry mixture and stir in the melted butter until everything is combined.
- Using a prepared muffin tin lined with muffins cups AND sprayed with oil, fill each one with just enough batter to cover the bottom.
- Next drop 1 spoonful of the caramel mixture on top.
- 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.***
- Swirl the top of each muffin with a toothpick.
- 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!)
- Mix together all Frosting ingredients if using.
- Cool slightly before removing from the pan. Pour frosting on top of muffins just before serving warm!
***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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I literally just made this and ate the whole bowl only to realize this is wayyy to sweet for a snack but as icing..OMG. It’s perfect! It is the absolute perfect consistency, super light and fluffy, sweetness is right on & it’s great to top any healthy cupcake/pancake/cookie.. whatever you want! It also takes only seconds to make and does not require a blender! How much better can it get?? Continue reading “Low-Carb Chocolate Protein Icing!”