KETO Chocolate-Chip Cookies-3 WAYS

KETO Chocolate-Chip Cookies-3 WAYS

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Alright guys, let’s get into this.

I was trying to come up with a recipe for today and my brain kept switching between wanting to bake something simple like chocolate-chip cookies.. and at the same time wanting to fry something..anything, so I could test a keto batter I’d thought up.

Well, as you can see, I am highly indecisive. Thus, this “test” video was created.

I wanted to see which was the best way to eat chocolate-chip cookie-dough.

And not just any cookie-dough….KETO COOKIE DOUGH. 

Which in-itself is a success and I am very pleased with the outcome.

Anyways, back to the competition.

Which was better?

I froze the dough balls raw(which by the way only contain pasteurized SAFE TO EAT liquid egg whites), I fried them(with multiple attempts using 2 different batters and temperatures) and I baked them the good-old-fashioned way in the oven.

****Drum Roll***

My favourite was the fried dough!

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Surprised?

Probably not, everything fried tastes better, let’s just be honest.

Plus, I love the flavour coconut oil adds.

But I will let you be the judge. I can’t say I was disappointed eating the dough regardless of the baking method used.

I have left the recipe below for the dough, the batter for frying and the instructions to simply bake the cookies.

Note: If you do try the frying method, I strongly advise you to do a few small test balls to check your batter, as all coconut flours are different and the temperature of your fryer or pan will make a difference. I have written the batter recipe using the amounts that I found most success with. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again, because the first dough-ball I created was PERFECT (of course I didn’t get that one on film). But all the little details really do matter!

-If you are lucky enough to own a fryer, USE IT. Fill it with coconut oil.

-Use enough coconut oil to cover the cookie dough balls if you have it (I didn’t).

-Make sure your oil is hot but not TOO hot.

-GOODLUCK.

 

Ingredients:  (Serves 12)

Cookie Dough

-3/4 cup +2tbsp almond flour

-1/2 scoop unflavoured protein 

-1 tbsp truvia

-1 tbsp splenda

-1/4 tsp xanthan gum

-1/4 tsp baking soda (optional: only if baking)

-2 Tbsp butter

-2 tbsp egg whites

-1 tsp blackstrap molasses

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips(I use the brand Krisda)

  1. Combine all dry ingredients.
  2. Add your wet ingredients and mix well until a thick dough forms.
  3. Mix in your chocolate chips.
  4. Freeze for 15min, eat immediately or store in the freezer in an air-tight container for later.

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To Bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Flatten dough balls slightly with a spoon
  3. Bake on parchment for 7-8 minutes
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Store in an air-tight container.

 

Frying Batter(Optional):

-1/4 cup coconut flour

-1 tbsp Truvia Sweetener

-1/2 tsp baking powder

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/3 cup almond milk OR heavy cream (+more if needed to reach smooth consistency)*

-90g egg whites*

-1 tsp coconut oil

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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-1/2 cup coconut oil for frying

*Improved from original recipe in video.

  1. Heat a deep pan with at least 1/2 cup coconut oil over medium heat.
  2. Mix together all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed.
  3. Use cookie dough-balls frozen for 15min for frying.
  4. Coat each ball thoroughly with the batter before placing in the oil.
  5. Fry a few at a time for 2-4min, rotating a few times before removing and placing on paper towel to drain excess oil. *
  6. Optional: Grind up splenda or erythritol to a fine powder to top each one.
  7. Best eaten the day of!

*If you find your batter coming off, try turning down your heat or changing your milk to egg ratio in your batter.

That’s it! If you find any other ways to bake this dough…let me know in the comments below! …I’m thinking of making one giant cookie and eating it that way, considering I already ate half the recipe today. Haha.

Nutrition for each dough ball WITHOUT frying: 7.5f/2.5C(NET)/3.3P & 2.5g fibre

Frying Batter Nutrition per 1/12 serving: 0.8F/0.7C(NET)/1.2P & 0.8g fibre

*Note: Does not include coconut oil used for frying as amount absorbed/used can vary.

~Sam~

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EASY – High Protein, Keto Chocolate-Chip Muffins

EASY – High Protein, Keto Chocolate-Chip Muffins

IMG_9266Easy-Peasy-Lemon Squeezy is the best way to describe this recipe.

All you need is 1 bowl and just under 10 minutes of your time to put them together.

They make an awesome grab and go breakfast as they contain a healthy dose of protein and fat and…well, they aren’t eggs (anyone who’s ever been Keto knows the struggle of trying to find a good breakfast alternative).

These muffins will sustain you for hours with their high fibre content and will probably help with those nagging cravings for something carby and delicious in the morning!

I’ve also shared this recipe in video format to show you how easy they truly are!

I am thinking of sharing more of my future content in videos like this one, sort of like the “Tasty” videos..but healthy, haha. So please let me know what you think and comment if you’d like more recipes like this one!

Without further ado, here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

-1 & 1/4 cup(120g) almond flour 

-2 scoops(56g) unflavoured protein powder (I use this one )

-1/4 cup(28g) coconut flour

-1/2 tbsp baking powder

-4 tbsp truvia

-4 tbsp splenda

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/4 tsp xanthan gum

-1/2 cup almond milk (optional: sub heavy cream for the almond milk)

-1/4 cup(60g) coconut oil or butter (melted)

-2 eggs-whisked

-1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract

-1/4 cup(60g) semi-sweet, sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Krisda!)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Line a muffin tin. Optional, spray muffin wrappers with pam or coconut oil to prevent sticking.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop batter into lined muffin tin. *Optional: Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional granulated sweetener.
  7. Bake at for 18-20min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Eat immediately or store in an air-tight container and freeze for later!

*They are best served warm with a pat of butter or a bit of almond butter!

Enjoy!

Nutrition(serves 8) Per Serving: 20F/5C(NET)/12.5P & 6g fibre

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Quest Bar Review-White Chocolate Raspberry

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Hey all! So if you’ve seen my other flavour reviews, you probably already know that I am a huge fan of Quest and their products. They have the best nutrition profile of any bars and all of their products taste amazing and deliver quality protein and fibre. Their customer service is also amazing and overall they are just a great company. So I’ve tried pretty much every flavour of their protein bar line including the Quest Craving PB Cups (which by the way are awesome!) but I had yet to try their new flavour White Chocolate Raspberry. While at my local nutrition store yesterday I noticed they just got them in and excitedly I bought 3 bars to try( I was sure I would like them!) And man was I right!! This bar is so delicious! I felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast. I love the new soft texture to all their bars. The white chocolate chunks and raspberry were throughout the entire bar. No fake raspberry taste here! It tasted almost like raspberry cheesecake or a raspberry muffin when heated up. I love how the sweetness from the white chocolate compliments the tanginess from the berries. When I finished the bar I had to restrain myself from eating another one! They are that good! & It’s hard to believe but this flavour almost tops my past favourite, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or at least ties. Seriously if I could I would go buy a full box of just this flavour alone. I highly recommend you try it out and heat it up for about 15 sec. in the microwave for best results! That way all the white chocolate melts and makes it even more amazing :).

Rating: 10/10  Nice work Quest! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

To purchase: White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bars

 

Quest Protein Bars & PB Cups-Review

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Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and do a review! I would like to do more review posts so I was thinking, what better way to start off then with these AMAZING quest bars that I already love! Each bar contains roughly 20-21g of protein and is 200 cals or under so I will be doing a very basic reviewing each of these flavours individually just based on flavour/texture as well as other flavours not shown in the pictures. Plus I will do a quick review of Quest Cravings PB Cups, okay here it goes…

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Peanut Butter & Jelly: This one had a bit of a dry texture out of the package and wasn’t as soft as some of the others, it was more peanut butter flavour then jelly. After heating it in the microwave for a few seconds it was definitely better and easier to eat! Overall I give it a 7/10.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter: MMMM.. When I opened this, the smell of chocolate peanut butter just wafted up! It made me want to bite into it right away! The soft texture of this bar was also a nice change from the peanut butter and jelly. It was less crumbly and more smooth, with little peanut pieces throughout. It was almost like a softer version of a tootsie roll! When heated up this bar was even better! Warm and goey..yum! I give this 9.5/10

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Coconut Cashew: When I opened this it definitely smelt like coconut! & When I bit in it was also a softer texture, maybe a bit less soft then the Chocolate Peanut Butter but still great! It had little bits of coconut throughout it and pieces of cashew. I think this bar is more coconut flavour then cashew but really I didn’t mind! (I love coconut). I never tried this one heated up but I am sure it’s even better. Overall I give this bar 8.5/10

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: This is one of quest’s newest releases and for sure one of their best…I received these as a prize for winning their photo contest!(Thanks Quest!) Sadly they don’t sell this flavour where I live. Onto the review.. The smell when I first opened the bar was pretty good! Maybe not as good as Chocolate PB but that’s just because I am a peanut butter fanatic. The texture is soft again which seems to be a trend with all of the most recent bars-with chocolate pieces scattered throughout. Anyways after tasting it on it’s own, to be completely honest I thought it was really good but not as good as I would have expected after all the hype about it. But then…I put in in the microwave for 17 seconds and it was a whole other story. It melted beautifully with chocolate everywhere! The texture was very resemblent to real cookie dough and the taste was amazing! If you get these, definitely heat them up in the microwave! Or do as I did in the last picture, bake them for 5 min. in a 375* oven until slightly golden! Overall I give this bar a 9.5/10.

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Chocolate Brownie: This is actually the first quest bar I ever tried so we go wayyy back, haha. This bar is denser then some of the other newer ones and a little more chewy but still quite good. It’s more of a dark chocolate flavour with a very slight salty aftertaste. I actually liked how this bar isn’t too sweet but those of you who are hoping for the usual brownie taste may be slightly disappointed. But with that said, many people love the Chocolate Brownie bar and I do have to agree that it has a very brownie-like texture when heated up! 🙂 I would give this bar an 8/10.

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Mixed Berry Bliss: I actually bought this bar only because I could choose one more to fill my box. I really didn’t have very high expectations since normally I am a chocolate person and I had heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. But this bar truly surprised me! It was thicker then some of the other quest bars which was a big plus for me! It also had a softer texture then some of the bars but not quite as soft as the newer ones. It has little berry pieces throughout the bar as well as…almonds! This is what really made the bar for me. The crunch of the almonds was awesome! I also love the fact that this bar is good eaten just as is or heated up. Overall I give this bar a 8.5/10 (Note that I am a harsh critic, haha most people might give this at least a 9!).

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Banana Nut Muffin: This bar is slightly thinner then the other bars(compare with mixed berry). Although it’s thinner it is still just as filling and very tasty! For once I actually preferred this bar eaten as is rather then heated up. This is probably because I found this bar to be extra sticky when hot! I almost couldn’t get it off the plate, haha. But with that said, it was a delicious bar with walnut pieces throughout and a REAL banana flavour, not that fake laffy taffy flavour we all know. It really did taste like a banana nut muffin to me. Overall I give this bar 9/10.
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Now for the bars I didn’t review above, I have also tried apple pie, strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll. I found all three off these bars to be more dense and chewier then the ones listed above and they were not my top picks but some people love them so it’s all personal preference! I still think they taste good but quest has so many other options that I would choose others first! 🙂

My Ranking From Best to Least Favourite Quest Bars:
1.Tie:Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Peanut Butter
2.Banana Nut Muffin
3.Mixed Berry Bliss(both coconut/mixed berry could also be second depending on my mood,haha)
4.Coconut Cashew
5.Chocolate Brownie
6.PB & J
7.Cinnamon Roll
8.Apple Pie
9.Strawberry Cheesecake

Quest Cravings PB Cups: I kept these in the fridge and placed them in the freezer for about 5 min. before eating because I’d heard that they tasted better this way..Well I guess it worked. These were delicious! They really do taste like PB Cups. They may not be as creamy in the middle(the middle was slightly more dry) but they have the taste down perfectly and the chocolate coating is sweet and melty..These were also super filling! I could barely finish two of them. If you like PB Cups you should for sure try these out!

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If you are interested in any of their bars you can find out more on the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/QuestNutrition?fref=ts
Or order from their site:
http://www.questproteinbar.com/

P.S I hear they have a new white chocolate raspberry flavour coming out which I am sure will be amazing!

**I was not paid/asked to do this review, my opinions are all my own!**