Easy Whipped Keto Pumpkin Mousse {Low Carb}

Easy Whipped Keto Pumpkin Mousse {Low Carb}

Easy creamy and delicious whipped keto pumpkin mousse blends decadent mascarpone cheese with pumpkin spice fall flavors. It’s a pumpkin pie party in a bubbly low carb mousse!

Pumpkins, goards, corn. Orange, yellow, brown. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla.

The sights and smells of FALL. This is the time the nights get cold, the days are cooler, and I pull out tea and sweaters. I absolutely love this time of year, and without a doubt it’s my favorite season.

When you think of pumpkin recipes, what comes to mind? Maybe pumpkin pie? Or possibly pumpkin bread or muffins?

Well, let me tell you something. If you want a super-easy yet elegant fall dessert, this pumpkin mousse is the way to go. It’s great to serve in fancy glasses for an impressive dessert or make in portions and keep for yourself!

It’s your choice.

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Easy whipped keto pumpkin mousse blends delicious creamy mascarpone cheese with pumpkin spice fall flavors. The perfect low carb dessert for a keto diet. #ketopumpkinspice #ketodessertrecipes #lowcarbdesserts

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Keto pumpkin mousse ingredients

When you make something as simple as this low carb pumpkin mousse, something that can really set it apart are the ingredients used. In fact, it’s true of most any recipe. If you get a high-quality, fresh, organic ingredient, your ultimate product or baked good will be that much better.

Easy whipped keto pumpkin mousse. The perfect decadent low carb dessert for yourself or a fancy dinner party. #ketodessert #ketorecipes #lowcarbdesserts

What is mascarpone cheese?

That is a good question! Have you ever had mascarpone cheese before? If you have I would guess it was in a tiramisu recipe or something Italian.

It’s a little more expensive than cream cheese, however, mascarpone cheese is practically the perfect ingredient for a keto diet.

There are several reasons for this. First, a serving of good mascarpone cheese has 0 carbs. Yes, ZERO. In fact, 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese has zero carbs. Count ’em.

On the other hand, cream cheese has 8 carbs in 8 ounces of cream cheese. Now, I do use both, however, depending on the flavor your’re looking for, mascarpone can be a fabulous low carb ingredient. In comparison, cream cheese is still not a lot of carbs, but zero is a lot better.

Second, I absolutely adore the flavor of a good mascarpone cheese. It’s almost like it’s a thick, decadent, heavy cream in a block or soft cheese form. Essentially, it’s an Italian cream cheese, but unlike American cream cheese, it’s made out of full fat cream. Mmmm.

Whereas mascarpone is made of full fat cream, American cream cheesemust contain at least 33% milkfat and not more than 55% moisture. It’s lower in fat than it’s Italian cousin, all of which gives it a more acidic flavor.

To make keto pumpkin mousse you’ll need: 

Fast and easy keto pumpkin mousse is decadent and delicious. The ideal low carb fall dessert recipe with mascarpone cheese and pumpkin spice. Sugar-free and glorious. #ketodessert #ketopumpkinspice

 

How to make keto pumpkin mousse

This low carb dessert is so quick and easy to make you may not believe it at first. But truly, you can do it. It really is that simple to make.

First, place the cream in a medium-sized clean bowl and whip it up to stiff peaks. 

Second, take another bowl and in it use a hand mixer to blend together all other ingredients until smooth.

Next, spoon the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mixture and whip it in well with the mixer. Now divide it into six serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

This can be done the day before, but it will be best if refrigerated in an air-tight container. If you prepare it the day you’re eating it, it can be put in the dessert dishes and left open.

Delicious quick and easy low carb pumpkin mousse is perfect for the keto diet and elegant or everyday. Sugar-free pumpkin spice dessert at it's decadent best with mascarpone cheese and fall flavors. #ketodessert #lowcarbpumpkinspice #lowcarbdesserts

How to serve the pumpkin mousse

First, there are a few ways to serve the mousse. For the pictures I piped the mousse into the dessert dishes. While it looks nice, it can make the mousse lose some of its characteristic mousse bubbles. 

My favorite way to serve a whipped mousse is neatly spooned into the serving dishes then garnished. That way those precious bubbles are not disturbed until your spoon hits them and they pop in your mouth.

I admit I really like pumpkin spice and chocolate flavors together. Therefore, I love to garnish this with a sugar-free chocolate decoration or simple sugar-free chocolate chips. 

Other options could be to sprinkle pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on the top of the mousse or even sugar-free chocolate shavings. Yes, I’m back to chocolate, but get creative and do what you like!

Keto pumpking mousse in a perfect low carb bite. #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

Favorite low carb pumpkin spice recipes for fall

Are you a pumpkin spice fan in fall? Fall, or autumn, is my absolute favorite season so I certainly am! I start putting pumpkins out in August and glare at Alexa while I put on my scarf when she tells me it’s going to be 98 degrees out.

What are your favorite fall recipes? Granted, I love a good keto spice cake, but what about pumpkin specifically? There are pumpkin crumb cakes, pumpkin bars, cookies, custards, and more. Not to mention the all-important pumpkin pie!

Enjoy the season and make good gluten-free, sugar-free versions for friends and family. I’ll be getting more of my own favorite fall recipes out to you too. Until then, live long and pumpkin on!

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Quick and easy whipped keto pumpkin mousse is decadent low carb delight! Creamy mascarpone cheese, cream, pumpkin, and spices make this a pumpkin pie in a mousse. A sugar-free fall recipe everyone will love. #ketodessert #lowcarbpumpkinspice #pumpkinspice

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Need more fall flavor? Keto Pumpkin Cookies are for you!

Keto pumpkin cookies are perfect for fall and Christmas holidays! Who doesn't love low carb pumpkin spice and sugar-free chocolate? A healthier take on a classic. #pumpkin #lowcarbcookies

More keto dessert recipes:

  1. Best Ever Keto Spice Cake
  2. Lemon Cream Cheese Cake – Keto Pound Cake
  3. Keto Peanut Butter Pie


Printable Recipe

Keto Pumpkin Mousse

Easy whipped keto pumpkin mousse blends delicious creamy mascarpone cheese with pumpkin spice fall flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto pumpkin mousse, Low carb pumpkin mousse
Servings: 6
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese

Instructions

  • Place the cream in a medium-sized bowl and whip to stiff peaks.
  • In another bowl mix together all other ingredients until smooth.
  • Spoon the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mixture and mix in well.
  • Divide into six serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269
 
Total Fat 28 g  
Saturated Fat 16 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 93 mg  
Sodium 14 mg  
Potassium 28 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 0 g  
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale Crunch Salad {Sugar-Free}

Kale crunch salad is a refreshing low carb side perfect for a keto diet. Sweet yet sugar-free, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries make it a popular holiday addition to any table.

Let’s be honest.

Are you a gung-ho kale lover or more in the I suppose I really should eat kale, sigh, camp? For a while I went on a kale craze. I heard how many health benefits this leafy green had, and I determined to get it into the family diet.

I tried smoothies, kale chips, kale soup, kale salads. Do you know what happened? Well, guess what!?

In point of fact, I put way TOO much kale in everything and my husband announced he was done with anything with kale. This taught me something. Because, I had to admit it to myself, I wasn’t a fan of too much kale either!

What I’ve come to love is a good balance. I really enjoy kale in this salad because it’s a mix of many healthy ingredients. Moreover, I’m not just eating a kale leaf, but kale with broccoli, cabbage, lemon, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and more! It’s all coated in a delicious dressing, and I’ve come to crave it for lunch!

Don’t worry – I still sneak kale leaves in my son’s smoothies.

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Kale crunch salad is a refreshing low carb side perfect for a keto diet. Sweet yet sugar-free, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries make it a popular holiday salad. #kalesalad #ketosalad #lowcarbsalads

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Leafy greens such as romaine lettuce, kale, collards, Swiss chard, and spinach are the most nutrient-dense of all foods.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Doctor

How kale crunch salad came about

I’ve come across many salad recipes. Back when I went through my kale obsession, I also tried out many prepackaged salad mixes. Unfortunately, the problem with the salad mix is that it always seems to contain ingredients I don’t want in my salad.

For example, many salad mixes have carrots, and I don’t eat carrots on a keto diet. Also, the dressings typically all have a ton of sugar. Or maybe if you get a fancy premade salad you get toppings, and the cranberries have sugar. Read the labels, there’s always something.

Finally, I told myself to just man up and make my own version. I’m pretty happy I did!

Kale crunch salad with keto salad dressing is the perfect low carb side for a holiday dinner. #ketosalad #kalesalad

How to julienne

Now to the basics. The main time consuming job when making a salad is chopping up all the ingredients. Actually, I find it relaxing when I have the time. However, there are ways to make it go quicker if you don’t have a ton of time or the children start WWIII in the living room.

Let’s start with the basic julienne cut. You’ll find this term in many recipes, and yes, it’s French. Despite having a fancy name, it’s really quite simple.

Julienne means simply to cut thin strips, usually in vegetables, meat or fruit. The strips should be about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long, and 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch thick. I like to use it for salads because it looks aesthically pleasing and in a practical sense makes the salad easier to eat.

Tips to speed up vegetable chopping

There are several ways to speed up the time it takes to make this salad. For one, you can buy the cabbage pre-shredded. I like to buy the angel-hair shredded cabbage, and it’s not expensive.

It’s more difficult to find the Brussels sprouts and broccoli stalks sliced or julienned. Sometimes I’ve found a “broccoli slaw” mix at the grocery store, but as I said, it almost always has things in it I don’t want. How to fix this?

First, grab your fresh, organic produce. Next, pull out a food processor or even that spiralizer you bought for making zucchini noodles. Both of these kitchen gadgets should have a shredding or slicing disc or blade. Then you will easily make the right sized veggies for that perfect crunch.


Ways to use broccoli stalks

Why broccoli stalks, you may ask. Well, why not? I feel incredibly wasteful chopping off the florets to steam and throwing out the stalks.

I’ve found julienning to be my favorite way to chop the stalks. About that width provides the crunch I like without being too thin and droopy or a giant chunk. Experiment with a spiralizer or food processor to get your favorite cut.

There are many ways to use broccoli stalks:

  • make soup, puréed or chopped
  • cut lengthwise for crudité to go with your favorite keto dip
  • use with other vegetables to make a vegetable stock
  • steam and purée as babyfood
  • julienne or shred for salads or coleslaw
  • get creative!

 

To make kale crunch salad you’ll need: 

Ingredients for kale crunch salad #ketosalad #kalesalad

How to make kale crunch salad

As I said before, the most time consuming part of making a salad is chopping up all the ingredients. However, once that’s done, it’s pretty easy to assemble.

First, place all ingredients EXCEPT for the pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and dressing in a large bowl. Then take some salad tongs and mix it all up so everything’s evenly dispersed. Just think that it should be combined so you get each ingredient in every bit.

Second, about a half hour to one hour before you’re ready to serve the salad, pour on the keto salad dressing and mix it up with the tongs to coat the greens.

Bite of kale crunch salad #kalesalad #lowcarbsalad

Note: If you’re eating it in single portions just take out what you want to eat and use 2 tablespoons of dressing for a serving. When I get really ambitious, I like to portion this salad out in containers to meal-prep lunches for the week.

Lastly, sprinkle the pumpkin seeds and the cranberries over the top, and mix it up when it’s time to serve. That’s it!

It’s pretty easy to do and is perfect for any holiday dinner or get together.

Kale crunch salad with lemon poppyseed keto salad dressing is sugar-free yet sweet and crunchy. The perfect low carb option for a holiday dinner or get-together with pumpkin seeds and cranberries. #ketoyum #kalesalad #lowcarbsides

If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, if they’re not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them.

Ron Finley

Athlete

Why make your own kale crunch salad?

If you ask yourself this question, it comes down to why make your own anything? Personally, I prefer to make my own salads and recipes because I can control what goes in them. There are no extra preservatives or questionable ingredients.

With all her health issues, my daughter’s doctor always tells me to buy organic whole foods for her. Buy the best ingredients and prepare it youself. It only makes sense to control what you consume, and that goes for anyone!

So come on! You’re going to love kale in this salad! I know I do.

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Delicious kale crunch salad is the perfect low carb side with lemon poppyseed keto salad dressing, pumpkin seed, and dried cranberries. A sweet healthy crunch for holiday dinners or parties. #kalesalad #ketosides #ketosalad

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Interested in other keto salads?

Keto antipasto salad is low carb goodness! Refreshing and the perfect gluten-free recipe for picnics and parties. Makes it easy to stick to a low carb diet! #ketosalad #lowcarblunch

Keto side dishes anyone?

  1. Eggplant with Walnuts
  2. Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini
  3. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bake


Printable Recipe

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Kale Crunch Salad

A brilliant salad mix of super-greens including kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and more! Perfect for a keto, low carb, or other healthy diets.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Kale crunch salad, Kale salad, keto salad, low carb salad
Servings: 10
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cabbage angel hair or finely julienned
  • 3 cups kale chopped or julienned
  • 8 oz Brussels sprouts finely sliced
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 2 cups broccoli stalks julienned
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries sugar-free
  • 1 recipe Keto salad dressing - lemon poppyseed https://wp.me/p8f8w6-1pT

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except for the pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and dressing in a large bowl and use tongs to combine.
  • About one hour before ready to serve, pour on the dressing and mix with the tongs to coat the greens.
  • Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds and cranberries over the top and mix when ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 149
 
Total Fat 12 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Sodium 69 mg  
Potassium 289 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 5 g  
Net Carbohydrate 5 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Keto Salad Dressing – Lemon Poppy Seed

Tart and tangy with a hint of sweet, sugar-free lemon poppy seed is the perfect keto salad dressing for a holiday salad or an everyday low carb meal.

One of my favorite salad dressings has always been a sweet poppyseed dressing I used to put on all sorts of greens and pretend it was healthy because it was salad. Then I took a second look and realized just exactly how much sugar was in it. Take a look at all the dressings in your fridge if you still have them. What do you almost always see as a listed ingredient?

Sugar.

There’s sugar in so many of the pre-made items we buy. What have I learned on this keto journey? Many things, to be honest, but there’s one that’s huge but seems so simple. Read your labels. Yep. That’s it.

What’s in the foods you buy and consume without thought? A keto way of eating, and any healthy lifestyle, will make you review those food choices. Do you know what I’ve found? It’s almost always better to make your own. And it really doesn’t take a lot of time if you have the ingredients.

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Tart and tangy with a hint of sweet, sugar-free lemon poppyseed is the perfect keto salad dressing recipe for a low carb diet. #ketosaladdressing #ketodressing #sugarfreedressing

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There was an Old Person of Fife, 
Who was greatly disgusted with life;
They sang him a ballad, 
       and fed him on salad, 
Which cured that Old Person of Fife.

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

English artist and writer

How to juice a lemon

Have you ever juiced a lemon? I was talking to a friend the other day who said she’d never juiced a lemon before. She thought it was too much trouble and just bought a jar of lemon juice.

I may have looked slightly shocked.

Can I tell you a secret? Fresh lemon juice is ever so much better than the old, bottled kind! You know the bland, flat, juice in the plastic lemon in the produce section? Don’t be tempted! Buy the real thing.

Tips for juicing a lemon

Juicing a lemon is not all that difficult and is quick to do. First, select a bright ripe lemon, one you can slightly squeeze and is not too hard.

Second, roll the lemon on the counter, pushing down as to squeeze it inside the peeling. In this way, you begin to break some of the membranes and release juice inside before even cutting it open.

Third, slice the lemon in half and select your chosen juicer. If you don’t think you have a juicer, well you probably do. I call it a fork.

How to juice a lemon with a fork

To use a fork to juice a lemon can be a bit messy, but it works! Place a bowl on your work surface to catch the juice and stick the fork in the center pulp side of the half lemon. With one hand, hold the fork and with the other, the lemon half.

Squeeze tightly and move the fork around the inside of the lemon so the juice runs in your prepared bowl. Next, move the fork all around the inside of the lemon, still squeezing with the other hand to get every bit of juice.

Lemon juicers for your keto salad dressing

If you have a citrus juicer or are looking to purchase one, there a many kinds out there. It’s really your own preference which one you use. I like the old-fashioned one with a glass dish and lid on top to push the lemon on and the juice falls through to the bottom. With it, I seem to get the least messy and can pretend I’m in a one-room schoolhouse making fresh lemonade.

For any of the juicers, press the lemon firmly in the juicer according to the instructions. Move it all around to get every bit of juice from all edges of the lemon.

 

Here are a few options:


To make lemon poppyseed keto salad dressing you’ll need: 

Keto lemon poppyseed dressing is fresh and easy to make. It's the perfect sugar-free dressing for a low carb diet with both tang and sweet. #ketodressing #lowcarbdressing #sugarfreedressing

How to make keto salad dressing – lemon poppyseed

 

If you’re making keto salad dressing for the first time, don’t worry! It’s super-simple and so worth the small amount of effort it takes to make your own. Grab the blender out of the cabinet and let’s get to work.

First, get out all the ingredients and measuring utensils and place them around the blender container. Then set the poppyseeds to the side. Now measure in all the other ingredients into the blender.

Blend it all together on high for 30-40 seconds or until smooth and a light lemony color. This is called emusifying the dressing, which is just a fancy way of saying you’re completely blending ingredients that don’t usually mix together. In this case it’s the oil, vinegar, and mustard.

After the emulsion is complete, add in the poppy seeds and pulse the blender a few times to just to distribute them.

Last but not least, pour the dressing into a jar at least 6 ounces, and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight to mix the flavors.

Before you use the dressing, shake it up in the jar each time. Often, the poppy seeds will settle to the bottom or the oil may try to separate. Simply shake it up and all’s good to go. Dress your salad and eat up!

Delicious keto salad dressing - lemon poppyseed is tart, tangy, sweet and delicious on a low carb diet. Sugar-free and guilt-free. #ketodressing #sugarfreedressing #ketorecipes

But, you must remember, whatever you eat, make sure you have at least one bowl of salad with it.

S.A. Tawks

Author

Why make your own keto salad dressing?

That’s a good question. Why indeed make your own keto salad dressing?

Even with more keto-friendly options to buy out there lately, I still prefer to make my own. The reason may very well be my own need for control. However, there’s a lot to be said for knowing exactly what ingredients you’re putting in any recipe.

I feel good about what goes in this dressing. If you buy fresh, organic ingredients it’s a big step in owning your diet and health goals. I encourage you to make this dressing or experiment with your own flavors.

Enjoy your trip to the market to pick out the fresh produce. If possible, I encourage doing it without taking the children along. It’s your moment for your senses to experience the colors, smells, and feel of the fruits and vegetables.

I love it, and sometimes as a mom it’s those times to step back and appreciate that keep me sane!

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Fresh ingredients in keto salad dressing with this delicious low carb lemon poppyseed recipe. Sugar-free dressing that's tart, tangy, and sweet, for your favorite keto salad. #ketodressing #lowcarbdressing #sugarfreedressing

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Perfect keto bread to go with your salad

Keto cheddar focaccia is low carb, cheesy heaven! Missing bread? Soft and delicious, this gluten-free bread is perfect with keto soups and salads. #ketobread #lowcarbrecipes

Keto side dishes anyone?

  1. Keto Antipasto Salad
  2. Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini
  3. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bake


Printable Recipe

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Tart, tangy, yet sweet. Keto Lemon Poppyseed dressing is the perfect addition to any salad.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto dressing, Keto lemon poppyseed dressing, low carb dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp water optional

Instructions

  • Set the poppyseeds aside and place all the other ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 30-40 seconds or until smooth and a light lemony color.
  • Add in the poppy seeds and pulse the blender a few times to combine.
  • Pour the dressing into an 8 oz jar and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight to mix the flavors.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 tablespoons
Calories 98
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 1 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Sodium 88 mg  
Potassium 18 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 0 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

Best Ever Keto Spice Cake {Sugar Free}

This is the best ever keto spice cake, full of fall spices while super-moist and delicious! Topped with a dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting.

Spice cake. What comes to mind when you hear it? So many tastes and food experiences are associated with a memory. The sense of taste so easily triggers the mind to remember the good (or bad) times you’ve tasted it before.

For me, my brain forms a picture of me standing in front of the pantry as a kid. I’m staring at that box of spice cake mix in amongst the cornstarch, rice, and other boxes. I sigh thinking how dry it may come out and, “Why couldn’t it be chocolate?”

However, for my daughter, when you hear the words “spice cake” and smell those traditional spices, she goes somewhere else completely. She’s at a picnic style table at a cowboy chuckwagon dinner and western show. Actually, it’s one of her favorite places in the world, and they serve her favorite dessert on a tin plate, spice cake.

Just between you and me, I think this keto spice cake version is even better. Not only is it gluten-free and sugar-free, but it’s super-moist. Also, did I mention the amazingly delish cream cheese frosting?

It’s just about the perfect cake, according to my 10-year-old. I hope you like it too!

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Fall spices flavor this best ever keto spice cake. Gluten-free, sugar-free with a deliciously dreamy cream cheese frosting, it may be the perfect cake for a keto diet. #ketodessertrecipes #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

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He who controls the spice controls the universe.

Frank Herbert

Author, Dune

What are the spices in keto spice cake?

I love a good strong spice mixture. If it’s called a spice cake, I’m of the opinion you should really taste those spices. However, it is necessary to get a good balance.

Also, it’s so important to get good quality fresh spices. You know that plastic container of ground allspice that’s been in your cabinet for 7 years? Toss it. Buy new. You’ll thank me.

Here are the spices I like to use.

Cinnamon

First of all, cinnamon. For me, cinnamon is truly a sign of fall and the coming winter. It leads us from the first cinnamon spiced fall tea, to the Christmas mulled wine, and of course those fabulous winter keto cinnamon rolls.

When you see a cinnamon stick, did you know that roll is actually tree bark? Yes, cinnamon comes from the inner bark of several trees. I’m not an expert, but most of our cinnamon comes from China and Indonesia. There are different species of cinnamon, and I’ve found what’s titled “Vietnamese Cinnamon” to have some of the strongest and best flavor.

Cinnamon has been prized as a spice for thousands of years. In ancient times, it was highly prized and valuable. In fact, it was considered worthy for the gods. There’s an inscription on the temple of Apollo at Miletus, an ancient Greek city on the western side of Turkey, which records the gifts of cinnamon and cassia.

So take a moment to really enjoy and breath in this sacred spice fit for royals and ancient gods.

Allspice

What is allspice? Actually, allspice is not a mix of nutmeg, cloves, juniper, and others as many people believe. In actuality, it’s a berry, picked before it’s ripe from a tree (the Pimenta dioica). It’s found in southern Mexico, Central America, and other warm climates.

The berry is dried and made into a powder. It’s called “allspice” in English because Europeans thought it tasted like a mix of spices. Columbus actually thought it was pepper, and to his credit, when dried it does resemble a peppercorn.

Do you use allspice? It’s used in all sorts of dishes, from Jamaican jerk chicken, to relishes, to spice cake. Try it out!

Moist gluten-free keto spice cake disappears quickly! Full of flavor, moist, with dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting. A fabulous low carb cake for a keto diet. #ketocakes #ketodiet #lchf

Nutmeg

Next, for a great spice that reminds me of zucchini bread and eggnog, nutmeg!

Where does nutmeg come from? I’m glad you asked! This fragrant spice comes from the seeds of a dark evergreen tree. The seed is dried out and tastes best when freshly ground.

It too is used to spice all sorts of foods, including stews, breads, puddings, you name it. Because I love history, I’m going to include that it was also prized in medieval times. Back then they used it for flavoring and food preservation. In addition, during Elizabethan times the price jumped dramatically because some believed it warded off the plague.

Cloves

Last but not least, I like to include ground cloves in my spice mixture for this low carb cake.

Cloves are a little different than the others because this spice actually comes from the flower buds of a tree (Syzygium aromaticum). Originally, like so many of these spices, they came from islands in Indonesia. The Spice Islands, and those surrounding, add an air of mystery and adventure to pirate stories.

Being a romantic, I drink in all the adventure stories surrounding them.

As far as medicinal properties go, back in the day it was used as a natural anesthetic for dental work. Some say it’s perfect for dental work being anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. Now, imagine the aforsaid pirate with his knife and eyepatch getting a tooth pulled and sucking on cloves. Fun picture.

For you, perhaps you’ve poked cloves into oranges at Christmastime? If you haven’t, well you should. 😉

To make keto spice cake you’ll need: 

Low carb keto spice cake is packed with fall spice flavor with sugar-free and gluten-free cream cheese frosting. A delight for your tastebuds while in line with a keto diet. #ketocake #ketodesserts #lowcarbcakes

How to make the best keto spice cake

As I said before, the best cake is going to come from good quality fresh ingredients. Start off by assembling your ingredients and kitchen utensils. While they’re out, enjoy comparing the scents of the different spices.

Now to it. First, butter or otherwise grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish and preheat the oven to 310 degrees Fahrenheit.

Second, start to combine the ingredients. In a high-powered blender, place the butter, sweetener, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs. Blend it all together for about 30-40 seconds or until completely smooth. (Or mix it all together in a standing mixer).

Don’t you love how easy that sounds? I use a blender more and more lately for my baking, and it’s so quick and simple! You can always use a mixer. However, it’s more difficult to completely combine the ingredients like cream cheese and butter, without lumps. 

Now, on the other side of your work space, take out a large bowl. In it, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ground cloves. 

Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and incorporate them with a spatula or mixer. Once completely combined together, add in the nuts if using. As this cake is generally for a member of the family with an allergy to certain nuts, we tend to leave them out.

On the other hand, if you’re not restricted by an allergy, chopped pecans would be absolutely amazing with this. Stir them in hte batter until they’re evenly dispersed. Next, spread the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick just comes out clean.

Unfrosted keto spice cake. #ketocake #lowcarbdessert #spicecake

Sugar-free cream cheese frosting

While the cake cools, it’s a good time to prepare the frosting. This cream cheese frosting is neither too sweet nor too bland. In my opinion, it’s just about perfect!

To begin, mix together the cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweetener with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. Easy peasy. Mix it long enough to make it slightly fluffy if that makes sense. 

Then, once the cake is cooled, spread it evenly over the keto spice cake. If you want, sprinkle some nuts on the top to make it pretty and add a nutty crunch. 

And voílà! Keto spice cake for everyone! Grab a piece because it won’t last very long.

Take a bit of creamy keto spice cake. Packed with spices while gluten-free, sugar-free, and perfect as a low carb dessert. Topped with dreamy cream cheese frosting, delicious. #glutenfreecake #spicecake #ketocake

 

Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.

William Cowper

Low carb cakes

Do you have a favorite low carb cake? Keto spice cake is one we make a lot around here and everyone seems to like on a keto diet or not. This is one of the recipes I keep on hand for the inevitable cupcake the child takes to birthday parties for herself. And guess what! She likes it so much there are very few complaints about having to bring her own gluten-free cake.

Gluten-free, keto baking and cooking can be just as good as the originals, or even better, in my opinion. So embrace autumn, winter and spice. I’m willing it to come soon.

This is one cake you’re going to love!

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Low carb keto spice cake is deliciously moist and packed with spices. Sugar-free cream cheese frosting is the perfect touch on this popular moist gluten-free cake ideal for a keto diet. #ketocake #ketodesserts #ketorecipes #lowcarbcake

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Do you love fall spices?

Keto pumpkin cookies are filled with spices and chocolate chips. Super-delish!

Stack of keto pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice and chocolate gluten-free, low carb goodness! #sugarfreecookies #ketopumpkin

Great keto fall recipes:

  1. Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
  2. Keto Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Smoothie
  3. Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup


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Delicious low carb keto spice cake is full of fall spices and super moist. Topped with a dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting, it's completely gluten-free. #ketocake #lowcarbcake #ketodessertrecipes
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Best Ever Keto Spice Cake

Low carb and keto spice cake, full of fall spices while super-moist and delicious! Topped with a dreamy sugar-free cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Gluten-free spice cake, Keto cake, Keto spice cake, Low carb cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sweetener
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve Confectioners

Instructions

  • Butter an 8" x 8" baking dish and preheat the oven to 310 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a high-powered blender, place the butter, sweetener, cream cheese, vanilla, and eggs. Blend it all together for about 30-40 seconds or until completely smooth. (Or mix it all together in a standing mixer).
  • Take out a large bowl, and whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ground cloves.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and combine with a spatula or mixer. Once completely mixed together, add in the nuts if using. Stir until they're evenly dispersed.
  • Spread the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick just comes out clean.

Cream cheese frosting

  • Mix together the cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweetener with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth.
  • Spread the frosting onto the cooled spice cake. Garnish with extra nuts if using.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving 1 piece
Calories 231
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 59 mg  
Sodium 172 mg  
Potassium 128 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 6 g  
Net Carbohydrate 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Easy 3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Bears

Easy 3-Ingredient Keto Chocolate Bears

Easy 3-ingredient keto chocolate bears can be made in any mold or in bars! Delicious sugar-free chocolate to curb a chocolate craving on a keto low carb diet.

It is no secret I absolutely LOVE chocolate. There are times when I’ve gone very strict keto and cut it and coffee out of my diet, but for me, that’s just not sustainable! Every person is different and on their own journey.

I find my journey is a lot more pleasant with some chocolate thrown in!

Again, the key is to be prepared with sugar-free low carb chocolate to enjoy when the craving hits. Or when your husband buys himself an entire box of specialty chocolate truffles and offers you some (my husband may have more of a sweet tooth than even me!).

This keto chocolate recipe is 3-ingredients and super simple. There’s no need to buy expensive sugar-free chocolate, get depressed when you find sugar-free chocolate with ingredients you’d prefer to leave out, or panic when you can’t get it. Just make your own!

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Sugar-free easy 3-ingredient keto chocolate is heaven in a bite when a chocolate craving hits on a low carb diet. Gluten-free and delicious, these can be made in any mold or as bars. #ketochocolate #sugarfreechocolate #lowcarbchocolate #ketodessert

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What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.

Katherine Hepburn

How to temper chocolate

If you’ve watched many cooking show in your life you may have heard the expression “temper chocolate”. Usually, it’s presented as a challenge and a test in skill in working with chocolate. It can be difficult.

Does that mean it’s impossible for you to do at home? Not at all! Is it absolutely necessary to perfectly temper the chocolate in your own keto chocolate creation making? Nope, it will just be prettier. It will taste about the same.

Now, if you want to temper chocolate, it’s best to get a double boiler. If you don’t have one (and I don’t), use a saucepan with a heat-proof bowl that just fits to sit on the top.

So first, gather your supplies. Second, fill the saucepan or bottom portion of the double boiler half-full with water.

Third, chop or break your chocolate into small enough pieces to make it easier to melt. Set a few pieces of the chocolate aside. then place the rest in the top of the double boiler or the heat-proof bowl and turn on the heat to medium-high.

Heat the water until it’s almost boiling but not quite and continuously stir the chocolate as it melts. In this keto chocolate bears recipe, I melt the chocolate and the cocoa butter together in this process. If you have a candy thermometer, it should reach a temperature of 110 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit when you remove it from the heat.

Take the bowl off the saucepan and put it on a heat pad, then stir in the remaining chocolate to melt and at the same time cool down the rest of the chocolate.

A warning for when you melt chocolate:

Don’t burn the chocolate! Yes, you can burn chocolate if the temperature goes much above 130 degrees. AND we don’t want scorched chocolate, so watch it! If you ever melt chocolate in the microwave, only do it for 30 seconds at a time and stir to prevent scorching and seizing.

Lastly, when the chocolate has melted, it will be ready to mold, coat, cool on a cold stone, or whatever you need it for!

Two keto chocolate bears #ketochocolate #chocolatecraving #lowcarbchocolate

To make keto chocolate bears you’ll need: 

*Droppers usually come with the chocolate molds to put the liquid into the molds. You can always use a spoon if you don’t have one.

Keto chocolate bear molds #ketochocolate #lowcarbchocolate

How to make keto chocolate bears

To begin, gather the ingredients together and roughly chop the chocolate and cocoa butter. Second, you’ll begin the proces of tempering. Place all but about 1/4 of the chocolate, cocoa butter, and sweetener in a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of hot water.

Shortcut: If you don’t care about tempering the chocolate or the shininess of the resulting chocolate, you can put all the chocolate in at the same time and not save the bit for the end.

Heat the water until almost boiling and stir the chocolate mixture constantly as the chocolate melts. Do this until everything is completely combined and the temperature’s about 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, remove the bowl from the heat and place it on a heating pad.

Then, stir in the remaining chocolate. Next, find a good workspace and place the molds you’ve selected next to the bowl of chocolate. It will be necessary to work fast, if the chocolate hardens too much it will not work in the droppers or completely fill the mold.

How to fill the chocolate molds

For the gummy bear sized chocolate bears, I like to use the dropper that came with the molds. It can be a little bit of a messy process but with some practice it goes quicker and with less spillage. However, if you don’t have the droppers or the mixture is too thick for the size of dropper, just use a spoon.

As I said, move quickly and fill those bears as fast as you can. I have 3 droppers so my daughter and I do the job as a team! She loves to make it into a race, and who doesn’t like to work with chocolate?

Also, don’t worry too much if it looks a bit messy. Just fill the molds and then set in the fridge to set for at least an hour. If you’re in a hurry the chocolate can chill in the freezer for about half the time.

Tip: I place the molds on a small cookie sheet / baking pan in the fridge so I can move them around more easily without fear of bending the mold and spilling chocolate everywhere.

Once the chocolate is set and hardened, push them out of the molds and store in an airtight container. I like to put them in the freezer, so I can just grab out a couple at a time when I want them. Especially in summer, they will keep better in the refridgerator or freezer.

 

Keto chocolate bear molds #ketochocolate #ketocandy #lowcarbchocolate

The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.

Sandra Boynton

Why keto chocolate bears?

This recipe came about as a result of several factors. First, my daughter was wanting some sugar-free chocolate. The main brand I eat (Lily’s) says right on the package it’s made in a facilty with tree nuts, which is a no go for someone with a severe tree nut allergy. Why not make our own?

Secondly, I’ve had these gummy bear molds sitting around for awhile. How many of you out there jumped on the make your own gummy bears bandwagon? I’m raising my hand! I love to make my own sugar-free gummy bears, but it also made me wonder what else I could use the gummy bear molds for.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to use them for keto chocolate bears? They’re a great size for a substantial bite of chocolate but not too much. Portion them out or freeze them for that occasional chocolate craving.

And as I said before, life’s just better with chocolate. Enjoy!

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Keto Chocolate Bears are a sugar-free chocolate treat you'll love. It's the perfect chocolate to have for a low carb diet chocolate craving, and just a couple will do the trick. #ketodesserts #ketochocolate #lowcarbrecipes #ketochocolaterecipes

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Keto chocolate cookies anyone?

Low carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are a fabulous soft copycat keto oreo, satisfy cravings yet are sugar-free and gluten-free. #ketodesserts #ketocookies #ketorecipes

Ready for some more keto chocolate recipes?

  1. Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls
  2. Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles
  3. Low Carb Chocolate Pie


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Keto Chocolate Bears

Easy and delicious sugar-free chocolate in the form of little bears or whatever you choose! Low carb chocolate to curb those cravings on a keto diet.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Chill Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto chocolate bars, keto chocolate bears, Low carb chocolate chip cookies, sugar-free chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Equipment

  • Chocolate or gummy molds

Ingredients

  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioners or equivalent

Instructions

  • Gather the ingredients and roughly chop the chocolate and cocoa butter.
  • Place the chocolate, cocoa butter, and sweetener in a double boiler or a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of water. Stir as the chocolate melts until completely combined.
  • Alternatively, microwave the chocolate and cocoa butter for 30-second intervals until melted and mixed. Add the sweetener and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the molds using a spoon or dropper.
  • Place the molds in the fridge (or freezer) to set and harden at least 1 hour (30 minutes in the freezer) or overnight.
  • Remove chocolates from the molds and enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving: 1/8 of recipe, depends on size of mold
Calories 121
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Sodium 3 mg  
Potassium 118 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 2 g  
Net Carbohydrate 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins

Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins

Delicious and super kid-friendly, keto snickerdoodles in a muffin! Seriously these keto snickerdoodle muffins are a low carb breakfast dream. Cinnamon and sweet with a buttery crunch on the outside with a gluten-free, sugar-free soft middle. Yum.

Did you ever make snickerdoodles as a child? I remember them being one of my dad’s favorite cookies. Or maybe I thought so because I just liked to help my mother make them so much.

I remember how exciting it was to form the dough into balls and swish them around in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar. Also, I remember the house filling with the delicious cinnamon aroma. Inevitably I’d end up staring at the cookies as they cooled and grabbing one too soon. But who can resist?

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Keto snickerdoodles, in a muffin! Soon to be a family low carb breakfast favorite, these are the perfect gluten-free breakfast or snack. Cinnamon and sweet crunch coating with a soft sugar-free middle. #lowcarbrecipesketo #ketomuffins #ketobreakfast

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Cinnamon spice and all things nice.

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Why keto snickerdoodles?

Actually, maybe the questions is more, what is a snickerdoodle? Snickerdoodles are a classic sugar cookie basically rolled in cinnamon and sugar instead of just sugar.

Have you heard of the cookbook, Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombaur? It’s generally accepted as THE American cookbook, and Julia Child even stated it’s the “fundamental resource for any American cook.” 

Getting back to the point, in Joy of Cooking, it says that the word “snickerdoodle” is probably German in origin. Most likely it comes from the German word, Schneckennudel, a type of German pastry. AND it goes without saying, I love pastries.

Or it’s possibly a whimsical nonsense word developed to describe the glorious cookie that is a snickerdoodle. 

Okay, so why muffins?

Sweet and cinnamony, soft in the middle cookies. Why shouldn’t they translate into a muffin version? These are some of my familly’s favorite breakfast muffins. Truly, they never last long.

Crunchy siugar-free outside with a low carb gluten-free pillowy inside. Delicious keto snickerdoodle muffins are the perfect cinnamon low carb breakfast. #ketomuffins #lowcarbrecipes

To make keto snickerdoodle muffins you’ll need: 

Keto snickerdoodles, in a muffin! Sugar-free and gluten-free, this is the perfect cinnamon low carb breakfast recipe. #ketobreakfast #lowcarbmuffins

How to make keto snickerdoodle muffins

To begin, line a muffin tin with 12 silicone baking cups (or other liners such as parchment paper) and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, you’ll find in many of my recipes I prefer to use a blender to a regular standing mixer. Either can be used, but oftentimes I find the blender makes my life easier. It more effortlessly blends together liquids and ingredients like eggs and cream cheese without any lumps.

Therefore, it’s up to you and what you have on hand. However, I prefer to use a blender for this recipe.

After you preheat the oven, put the cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla in a blender and blend on high speed for 30-40 seconds or until well combined. OR, as I said, mix together in a standing mixer.

Dry ingredients

Next, take out a large bowl and measure into it the almond and coconut flours, baking powder, salt, and sweetener. Whisk it all together evenly. This mixture is referred to as the dry ingredients.

Then, pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and combine it all with a spatula or mixer.

Now this step is optional, depending on your ingredients. However, I find it useful to add in the one-fourth cup of almond milk slowly, a tablespoon or two at a time. Mix it with the muffin batter until it’s similar to a thick cake batter. The amount of almond milk will depend on the type of almond flour and other ingredients use.

Once the batter is ready, use an ice cream scoop or other spoon to fill the twelve muffin cups about 3/4 of the way full until it’s evenly distributed. Then bake the muffins at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the muffins cool completely in the tin or 15 minutes in the tin and then on a cooling rack.

Keto snickerdoodle muffins are a low carb cinnamon breakfast recipe you won't get tired of. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and delicious, they are sure to be a family favorite. #ketomuffins #ketobreakfast #lowcarbmuffins

How to make the cinnamon coating

First, take out two small bowls and place the melted butter in one and mix the sweetener and cinnamon in another. Place them next to each other on the counter.

Second, take one of the cooled muffins. Work quickly and dip all sides of the muffin in the butter, then move it to the next bowl to coat in the cinnamon and sweetener. Now place it on the cooling rack to set.

Then repeat this process with all the muffins. If the butter gets soaked up too much in the muffins and you run out, just melt more to use for the remaining.

I LOVE it when the coating just cools and you bite into the fresh muffin with a crunch on the outside coating into the soft middle. I think I’m hungry.

Low carb muffins for a fabulous grab and go gluten-free breakfast. Keto snickerdoodle muffins for the win. A great addition to your keto diet breakfast recipes. #ketomuffins #lowcarbbreakfast #lowcarbrecipes

How often do you make low carb muffins?

To be perfectly honest, I’d say we make some kind of keto muffins at least once every one to two weeks. I love to have them around for an easy breakfast or snack so I’m not tempted by other things! For me, having keto options around and pre-prepped food are essential for being successful with this way of eating.

What are your favorite breakfasts and snacks to have around the house? I tend to stick with either eggs and bacon (or a variation on that), a smoothie, or an almond or coconut flour pastry. When I’m wishing for fall to come sooner than later, cinnamon is always a good choice!

I hope you try out these keto snickerdoodle muffins, and they quickly become one of your favorites!

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Want more muffins?

Low carb peanut butter muffins, the perfect keto breakfast or with a salad for lunch! Curb your craving and enjoy your low carb diet! #lowcarbmuffins #ketobreakfast

More keto muffin recipes:

  1. Low Carb Peanut Butter Muffins
  2. Cranberry Orange Breakfast Muffins (low carb/keto)
  3. Low Carb Coffee Cake Muffins

Are you new to a keto way of eating? Check out these keto diet tips.


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Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins

Delicious fluffy low carb muffins with a cinnamon and sweet buttery crust!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cinnamon muffins, Keto snickerdoodle muffins, keto snickerdoodles, low carb cinnamon mufffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or sub 1 additional cup almond flour)
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (I use Swerve or Lakanto Monk Fruit)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Cinnamon coating

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp granular sweetener (such as Swerve or Lakanto Monk Fruit)

Instructions

  • Line a muffin tin with 12 silicone baking cups or other liners and preheat the oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla in a blender and blend on high speed for 30-40 seconds or until well combined. OR mix together in a standing mixer. 
  • In a large bowl, place the almond and coconut flours, baking powder, salt, and sweetener and whisk together evenly.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together with a spatula or mixer.
  • Add in the almond milk slowly and combine with the muffin batter until it's similar to a thick cake batter. The amount of almond milk will depend on the type of almond flour used.
  • Fill the twelve muffin cups about 3/4 of the way full until the batter is evenly distributed.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cinnamon Coating

  • Place the melted butter in one small bowl and mix the sweetener and cinnamon in another.
  • Once the muffins are cooled, quickly dip all sides of the muffin in the butter, then move it to the next bowl to coat in the cinnamon and sweetener. Place on the cooling rack to set.
  • Repeat with all muffins. If the butter gets soaked up too much in the muffins just melt more to use for the remaining muffins.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227
 
Total Fat 19 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 82 mg  
Sodium 200 mg  
Potassium 33 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 7 g  
Net Carbohydrate 3 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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