Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Cookies

Delicious low carb cinnamon pecan cookies, perfect for a gluten-free, sugar-free, keto tea time snack!

You know that smell. You’re walking around the Renaissance Festival, past the turkey legs, past the corn on a cob, past the blacksmith, and it hits you. That amazing smell of cinnamon, toasted nut goodness. All the better it’s a little cool, or it’s just rained and there’s a woman playing Celtic harp just down the lane. Your nose turns toward the scent, and you walk as though in a trance. Magically, there’s a girl in a fairy costume passing out free samples. Nine times out of ten I get the free sample and then a bag for the road. I want to keep the glorious smell and picture with me as long as I can.

These low carb cinnamon pecan cookies transport me back to that moment in time. The cinnamon nuttiness, the crunch of the nut in the soft cookie, is the perfect fall snack to pair alongside your coffee or tea.

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Low carb cinnamon pecan cookies make the perfect gluten-free, sugar free, keto snack! #ketosnacks #lowcarbsnacks #lowcarbdesserts #explorermomma

Orange wakes you up, but cinnamon makes you remember.

Judith Fertig

Author, The Cake Therapist

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Kitchen items you’ll need:

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Her freckles looked as if someone had blown cinnamon across her nose and high cheekbones.

Jo Ann Brown

Author, An Amish Match

How to make low carb cinnamon pecan cookies

I love these cookies! To begin with, they are so super simple to make. Quick and easy goes a long way in this house and these cookies certainly fit into that category.

First, get out all your ingredients and melt the four tablespoons of butter. Get out a large mixing bowl and place the butter in it. To the butter add all the other ingredients except for the pecans and almond flour. Then, stir in the almond flour until everything’s well-combined. Now, form one tablespoon sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a silicone baking mat (or ungreased pan).

Next, it’s time for decoration! Flatten the cookies by placing a pecan half on each or kris-crossing with a fork if not using pecans. If the edges crack slightly, you can shape those back into a circle. Last but not least, bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until done.

Snack time low carb cinnamon pecan cookies are the perfect autumn gluten-free treat. #cinnamoncookies #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes #pecancookies #explorermomma

The cinnamon stick was light, curled around itself like a brittle roll of papyrus. Not a stick at all, Lillian remembered as she looked closer, but bark, the meeting place between inside and out. It crackled as she broke it, releasing a spiciness, part heat, part sweet, that pricked her eyes and nose, and made her tongue tingle without even tasting it.

Erica Bauermeister

Author, The School of Essential Ingredients

What are your favorite low carb snacks?

I definitely have my go-tos for a quick afternoon keto snack. Do you rely on the same thing most days to stay consistent or do you like to mix things up? I admit, it definitely depends on how much time I have to prepare for the week and what I have on hand. Planning and preparation are key for me in sticking to the keto lifestyle and feeling my best. Truly, I think organization skills go a long way with anything in life, and I’m constantly trying to get better in that area! Also, the seasons help with motivation in my recipe planning, and cinnamon and spice are great comforts to me in fall.

These low carb cinnamon pecan cookies are so quick and easy you could be enjoying one in half an hour. Yum!

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Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Cookies: Printable Recipe

Low Carb Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Delicious gluten-free cinnamon pecan cookies, perfect for a low carb, keto tea!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low carb cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 83 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sweetener Swerve confectioner's or other
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • 1/3 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pecan halves (optional)
Instructions
  1. First, place the melted butter in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add all the other ingredients except for the pecans, stirring the almond flour in last.

  3. Next, form one tablespoon sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a baking sheet (or ungreased pan).

  4. Flatten them by placing a pecan half on each or kris-crossing with a fork if not using pecans.

  5. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until done.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 10 %
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 7 mg 2 %
Sodium 37 mg 2 %
Potassium 30 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g 3 %
Vitamin A 22 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 4 %
Iron 2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

*Nutrition facts calculated by Myfitnesspal.com.

 

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 Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, gluten-free, sugar-free goodness! This is the perfect low carb snack with a healthy secret ingredient to give you all the taste of the original. Make the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies today!

If there’s one taste that’s a memory from childhood I still miss on the keto diet, it’s the chocolate chip cookie. Now, if I go to think about it, my stomach now cringes at the thought of all that flour and sugar! Therefore, my challenge to myself was to recreate that wonderful memory and flavor in a low carb and keto-friendly package.

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Looking for the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies? Super easy, gluten free, chewy goodness. Try this recipe for a perfect low carb snack. #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #explorermomma

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To make the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies you’ll need

What is yacón syrup?

What in the world is yacón syrup, and why in the world is it in the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies? Well, high up in the Andes Mountains there exists a plant with tuberous roots called the yacón plant. The sweet syrup is extracted from the roots in a process somewhat similar to that of maple syrup. In South America, it’s believed to have many medicinal purposes such as improvements in diabetes, kidney and digestive disorders, and weight loss.

Chemically, it’s one of the best dietary sources of fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which are a type of fructan. Fructans are a category of soluble dietary fiber and make up 40% – 50% of the yacón syrup. It also includes some other digestible sugars, among them fructose, glucose, and sucrose. For this reason, I use it sparingly for keto recipes.

Yacón syrup is the perfect secret ingredient for these cookies for a couple of reasons. For one, it makes the cookies chewier. Two, it gives them that brown sugar or almost molasses flavor I love in my chocolate chip cookies! It’s a win on both counts!

Need another low carb dessert?

Try this amazing low carb chocolate pie! You’ll love it!

Whole low carb chocolate pie, closeup feature

How to make the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies

First, start out by gathering all your ingredients. Then, in a large mixing bowl whisk together the melted butter, sweetener, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and yacón syrup (if using). For sweetener, I use Swerve Sweetener, Confectioners and find it to have the best taste, but you can use another equivalent if you prefer.

Best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies, broken cookie

Also, you’ll notice my little secret ingredient here! Have you ever tried yacón syrup? I love it because it makes the cookies nice and chewy. In addition, it gives them more of that brown sugar flavor you remember in your best chocolate chip cookies from childhood. However, although it’s keto friendly I wouldn’t use it in large amounts because it could kick you out ketosis. If you have one or two cookies a day a tablespoon in the batch is just about perfect.

Finish the dough

Now, once you have those first ingredients completely blended together, mix in the two cups of almond flour. I just use a spatula, but you could use a hand mixer if you wish. Keep combining and mixing until everything comes together to form a dough. If it’s too dry add a little unsweetened almond milk. I say this because almond flours vary in texture and can absorb liquids differently. I use Barney’s Blanched Almond Flour almost exclusively at our house because it’s made in a facility without any exposure to peanuts or any other tree nuts. We have a severe nut allergy in the family, and I am so thankful to have an almond flour I don’t worry about her eating!

Next, once you have the dough, mix in the chocolate chips until they’re evenly dispersed throughout. People have asked me about sugar-free chocolate chips and which are the best, etc. You can get different types of sugar-free chocolate chips, but my personal opinion and favorite are Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips. Or you can always make your own!

Best keto chocolate chip cookies, dough balls

Once the dough’s ready, cover the baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Then roll balls of two tablespoons of dough and place them about two inches apart on the pan. Dip a glass in water and use it to press down each cookie to about half an inch.

Best keto chocolate chip cookies, glass pressed

And BAKE!

You’re just about there! Last, bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown. If they brown too much your cookie will not be as chewy so I pull them out as soon as I see the start of that bit of brown on the edge. Let them cool a couple of minutes on the pan, and then remove them to a cooling rack. They’re truly the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies. My son has a habit of frequently coming through the kitchen when there are yummy snacks cooling and grabbing a cookie every time he walks through. I have to put these up high to cool!

Best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies, overhead

Tips for the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies

These cookies keep well in the freezer. Usually, I keep them in there so I don’t eat the entire batch at once! Then, I just set one or two out about half an hour before I want a snack. Or, you can warm them for about twenty seconds in the microwave for a perfectly warm chocolate chip cookie.

What are your favorite cookies?

Chocolate chip cookies are really the classic American cookie that’s always been, and probably always will be, my cookie of choice. There are so many different kinds of cookies you can make. What are your favorites?

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Best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies, plates and milk


Printable recipe: The best keto chocolate chip cookies

Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Soft and chewy, the way you remember the perfect chocolate chip cookie as a kid. Made with almond flour, these are gluten-free, sugar-free, goodness!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto chocolate chip cookies, Low carb chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 74 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sweetener Swerve
  • 1 tbsp yacon syrup (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips Lily's
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the butter, sweetener (Swerve), vanilla, baking soda, salt, and yacon syrup (if using).

  2. Mix in the 2 cups of almond flour until everything comes together in a dough. If it's too dry add a little unsweetened almond milk. Almond flours vary.

  3. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until they're evenly dispersed.

  4. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  5. Then roll balls of two tablespoons of dough and place them two inches apart on the pan.

  6. Dip a glass in water and use it to press down each cookie to about half an inch.

  7. Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g 10 %
Saturated Fat 3 g 16 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 8 mg 3 %
Sodium 34 mg 1 %
Potassium 1 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g 2 %
Vitamin A 27 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

*Nutrition facts per MyFitnessPal.com.

 

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.

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Low Carb Chocolate Pie

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! Go on. You deserve it!

Chocolate. Chocolat. შოკოლადი. Seacláid. Schokolade. шоколад.

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There are a lot of things I’m willing to give up. I can give up sugar, gluten, donuts, hard candies, etc. However, if there’s one thing I really don’t think I could give up for good it would be CHOCOLATE! Dark chocolate is my favorite, and for years some of my favorite recipes are those like English toffee, fudge, and chocolate cream pie. Then when I changed my eating habits and went keto, at first I thought these were all going to be prohibited. Now, however, I’ve learned to make some of these indulgent chocolate treats low carb and gluten-free.

Low carb chocolate pie, closeup, pin

We’ve all heard and been encouraged in the studies that show us how good it is for us, right!? I really need that little piece of chocolate every night. It’s for my health! That’s what I tell myself at least, and why not?

Does that mean I eat these desserts all the time and for every meal? No, of course not. However, chocolate can be enjoyed in many ways on a low carb or keto diet so don’t feel guilty and enjoy your food!

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

Joanne Harris

Author, Chocolat

Whole low carb chocolate pie, feature, with lilac

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The history of chocolate

Did you know the first peoples to utilize cacao seeds were the Aztecs? Yes! The Aztecs used the cacao seed native to southern Mexico in fermented drinks. Originally, it was used only bitter in drinks, sometimes with spices or corn puree to strengthen the drinker. Later in the sixteenth century, the Europeans added sugar to it making it an aphrodisiac. Now it has become a household staple!

To make this decadent low carb chocolate pie you’ll need:

Foolproof tips for the perfect low carb chocolate pie

I absolutely LOVE chocolate, as you can probably tell! The main goals to accomplish with this low carb chocolate pie are to completely combine the ingredients in the filling while not scrambling the eggs, and creating an even crust shell as a vehicle for enjoying said filling.

Piece of low carb chocolate pie

How to make a low carb chocolate pie crust

This is the most awesome versatile low carb gluten-free pie crust. Truly, you can use it for most any sweet or even savory (just leave out the sweetener!) pie. First, all you have to do is take a medium-sized bowl and measure out the ingredients. Second, whisk together the almond flour, salt, and sweetener. Third, pour in the melted butter and stir to combine completely.

Now comes the tricky bit if there is one. Dump the mixture into the empty pie plate. Next, use your hands or the flat bottom of a glass or measuring cup to press the mixture firmly to evenly cover the entire pie plate. I like to use my flat-bottomed measuring cup because it’s out already, and you can easily create a flat crust bottom.

Prick the crust bottom with a fork and bake in a 325-degree (Fahrenheit) oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

Linda Grayson

Author

Overhead low carb chocolate pie with piece cut out on a plate, serving piece, lilac

How to create the smooth and decadent filling

Now is the fun part because it involves chocolate! First, find a large saucepan and in it whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder. Continue to whisk it on a medium heat until the mixture thickens. This will take from 5 to 8 minutes. Next, take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the chocolate you just melted in the microwave or in a double boiler. It’s important that they’re about the same temperature to combine completely!

Then, add in the butter pieces, vanilla, and cut in the cream cheese. Again, it’s important to completely whisk in these ingredients so they’re completely mixed together without any lumps. Here’s a baker tip! I find it’s easiest to do this when your ingredients are at room temperature or just slightly warmer.

Now what?

Next, quickly whisk in the xanthan gum and sweetener. As far as sweetener goes, I like to use Swerve Confectioner’s, but you can also use monk fruit or other equivalent sweeteners of your choice. For this recipe, I like to use 1/2 a cup of sweetener, but my husband doesn’t think that’s enough so I generally add 3/4 of a cup for him. Add yours to taste.

Now pour the filling into the pie shell and smooth it out evenly. Place the low carb chocolate pie in the refrigerator overnight for best results or for at least 3 to 4 hours. Then, when you’re about ready to serve, pour half a cup of heavy cream in a bowl. Use a hand mixer on a medium to high setting to whip up the cream with one tablespoon of sweetener. When the cream has slightly stiffened and makes peaks, spoon the cream on top of the pie. Last but not least, sprinkle with sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips).

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

Cartoonist

And voila! A decadent low carb chocolate pie to be proud of! Let me tell you a little secret – it won’t last long!!

Bite of low carb chocolate pie

Looking for more low carb desserts?

How about a keto lemon blueberry cream cake?! Oh, yeah!

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, overhead close-up

Low Carb Chocolate Pie Printable Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Chill
3 hrs
Total Time
18 mins
 

Rich, creamy, a slice of keto chocolate heaven! Low carb chocolate pie. You would never know it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Chocolate Pie, Low Carb Chocolate Pie
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
Pie Crust
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
Pie Filling
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate melted
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (such as monk fruit or Swerve) confectioner's
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
Instructions
Pie Crust
  1. Mix together the almond flour, sweetener, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Add the melted butter and mix completely until crumbly.

  3. Press evenly into a pie plate. You can use a glass or flat measuring cup to press the bottom down evenly or just use your hands. 

  4. Bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.

Pie Filling
  1. In a large saucepan whisk together the cream, egg yolks, and cocoa powder until the mixture thickens, about 5-8 minutes. Keep whisking so you don't end up with scrambled eggs.

  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the melted chocolate.

  3. Add in the pieces of butter and vanilla and stir until the butter melts and all is combined.

  4. Cut in all the cream cheese (cut it in pieces as you add it in one bit/piece at a time). Whisk it in until there are no lumps. It's easiest to do this if the cream cheese is room temperature or a little warm.

  5. Whisk in the xanthan gum and then the sweetener. Depending on your sweetness preference add between 1/2 to 3/4 cups.

  6. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and put it in the refrigerator overnight to set (or at least 3-4 hours).

  7. Whip up the cream with one tablespoon confectioner's sweetener and once stiff, spread it on top of the pie.

  8. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top, cut into portions, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32 g 50 %
Saturated Fat 19 g 94 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 146 mg 49 %
Sodium 136 mg 6 %
Potassium 75 mg 2 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 14 %
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 5 g 10 %
Vitamin A 79 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 8 %

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet,

so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutrition facts per MyFitnessPal.com.

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.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake

Summer blueberries and cream with a tart lemony tang! This is a super-delicious low carb lemon blueberry cream cake, and the only problem is I can’t stop eating it!

What are your favorite summer flavors? When I think of summer, hot weather and the Fourth of July, my mind goes to lemons, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon. Out of those I LOVE to pair lemon and blueberry with a good dose of cream of course.

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Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake piece

Going back through memories of my absolute favorite cakes ever, I immediately think of a certain cake brought in to us teachers one year during teacher appreciation week. I was teaching high school French, and nearing the end of the year. Some of the awesome parents at our school arranged a special luncheon every day for the teacher’s during teacher appreciation week, and one glorious lady brought in several cakes. She arrived with some sort of chocolate tiramisu, a cinnamon cream, and the most amazing lemon blueberry cream cake I’ve ever tasted. I’ve tried for years to find the perfect recipe to replicate this deliciousness in a sugar-free, low carb form, and my low carb lemon blueberry cream cake comes close!

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How to juice a lemon

I love lemons in summer! Lemon curd, lemon pie, lemon bars, lemonade, you name it! Both the juice and the zest have amazing flavor and can be used for different things. There are several ways to juice a lemon depending on what appliances you have or don’t have. I use a basic jar with a juicer on top with holes in it to keep out the seeds. However, if you don’t have anything but a fork it’s still super-easy to juice.

First, take your lemon and roll it on the table, pushing it down to start the juices moving. Second, cut the lemon in half. Then, take a fork and half a lemon holding it over a bowl to collect the juice. Put the fork in the middle of the lemon squeezing around as you go all along the rind to get as much juice out as you can.

As far as zesters go, I prefer a sort of a rasp to make smaller pieces of zest to flavor your bakes. Some people prefer larger, it’s really up to you! Here are a few examples:

          

How to bake the most amazing low carb lemon blueberry cream cake

First of all, whenever you bake a cake, gather all your supplies and ingredients. To start, take two round 9-inch pans and trace around them with a pencil on parchment paper. Cut out two circles of parchment paper to line the bottoms of the pans. Once the parchment paper’s in place grease the paper and sides of the pans with coconut oil and set those aside.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, overhead close-up

Combine the ingredients

Next, grab a large bowl and combine the butter, sweetener, and heavy cream with a mixer. For sweetener choose a confectioner’s style sweetener, I use Swerve confectioner’s, and it works very well in this recipe. Once that’s all combined with no lumps mix in the eggs one at a time on high speed. Then mix in the vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, and extra extract if you’re using it.

Now you’re going to add in the dry ingredients. Mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. After that’s all combined with no lumps gently stir in one cup of frozen or fresh blueberries. Make sure they’re evenly dispersed then divide the batter between the two cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for about thirty-five minutes and remove when your toothpick comes out clean. Ovens can vary in temperature, and I’m at a high altitude so may need to extend the time by ten minutes so just keep an eye on it. Then remove the pans from the oven to rest about ten minutes. Last, remove the cakes from the pans and leave to cool completely.

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake, left side

How to make the frosting

Use your mixer again to combine the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener in a medium-sized bowl. Mix it at a high speed until there are no lumps. Add the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon extract, and salt. Now, mix it together until it’s a spreadable frosting consistency.

Lemon blueberry cream cake, bite close-up

To frost the cake

Now it’s the fun part! To frost the cake place the first cake on a serving plate. Then spoon about a third of the icing on the cake and spread it around evenly. Gently, place the second cake on top. Next, put another third of the frosting on the top and spread it around. Use the rest of the frosting to cover the sides and even out the top.

Last but not least, decorate the top middle with a fourth to a half a cup of blueberries. Refrigerate it to set until ready to serve.

Take a bite and YUM!!! There you have it.

Looking for more low carb desserts?

Try out this amazing Keto Coconut Lime Dessert Mousse!

Coconut lime dessert mousse with lime and zester

Are you looking for a delicious and moist low carb summer cake? Keto friendly Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake is awesome for Fourth of July, birthdays, afternoon tea, or other summer parties! #lowcarb #keto #ketodesserts #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #explorermomma

Summer Desserts

What kind of cakes or other desserts do you love in your family? Do you do more fruit, chocolate, pies, cakes, or frozen treats? If you’re like us you probably like all of the above! We’re always searching for sugar-free, low carb, gluten-free recipes the whole family will love. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Happy baking!

Printable Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake Recipe

Low Carb Lemon Blueberry Cream Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Summer blueberries and cream with a tart lemony tang! This is a super-delicious low carb lemon blueberry cream cake, and the only problem is I can't stop eating it!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Servings: 10
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
Cake Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener (confectioner's - I use Swerve)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
Frosting Ingredients
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetener confectioner's (Swerve)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
Instructions
Cake
  1. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans. Cut out 2 parchment paper circles to line the bottom of the pan and then grease with coconut oil. 

  2. Combine the butter, sweetener, and heavy cream in a large bowl with a mixer.

  3. Blend in the eggs one at a time on high speed.

  4. Add the lemon juice, zest, and extract as well as the vanilla.

  5. Next, mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.

  6. Carefully stir in 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries.

  7. Divide the batter equally into the two cake pans.

  8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean, at 350 degrees.

  9. After resting for 10 minutes, remove from the cake pans and let cool completely.

Frosting
  1. Using a mixer, combine together the cream cheese, butter, and sweetener.

  2. Add the heavy cream, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon extract, and salt.

  3. Mix together until you get a spreadable frosting consistency.

  4. To frost the cake place one of the cooled cakes on a serving dish.

  5. Top with about a third of the frosting and spread it around evenly.

  6. Place the second cake on top of the first and top with another third of the frosting.

  7. Use the rest of the frosting to ice the sides and even out the top.

  8. Top with the remaining blueberries and refrigerate to set before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information

Calories per MyFitnessPal.

 

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Keto Coconut Lime Dessert Mousse

Keto Coconut Lime Dessert Mousse

Creamy with a punch of lime! Can you believe this fabulous coconut lime dessert mousse is keto? Sugar-free, low carb, and gluten-free, you can even make it vegan if you wish by subbing a vegan gelatin like agar powder!

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Lately, I’ve been in a citrusy spring sort of mood. We’ve had fabulous 70s and sunshiny weather so the kitchen’s been full of lemons, limes, and all citrus scents! These always have the desired effect of getting me in the mood for spring and summer weather. Citrus not only wakes you up but is generally cheerful and refreshing.

Did you know lime in particular also has cleansing benefits great for purifying? So that means it can purify your skin, the air, get creative! Moreover, in my book, it also means it’s a great choice for a dessert! A coconut lime dessert? Yes, please!

Coconut lime dessert mousse side view with lime slices

Low carb coconut lime dessert mousse

To be honest with you, I came up with this dessert more as a snack for myself. I’d envisioned it for the warm mid-afternoon time when you need a little treat to hold you happy until dinner. I discovered that others in my family quickly snap them up as well (as long as I don’t tell my son they’re sugar-free!). So I thought about it, and in a pretty dish, I decided they’d make a very nice dinner or late lunch dessert. Do you know what? I was right!!

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We use quite a bit of gelatin collagen protein around here for summer desserts. It’s a good option when you want to get away from ice cream or something frozen. Be choosy about your gelatin to get the most health benefits! Do some exploring, but try to use a grass-fed gelatin similar to this one: Great Lakes Gelatin, Certified Paleo Friendly, Beef Gelatin Collagen Protein. Collagen is amazingly good for you and helps out with skin and hair health. It can reduce joint pains and other inflammation, heal the inside walls of your gut, and so much more! Hey! That covers a ton of my extended family’s health issues so I know I need to take huge advantage of this beneficial ingredient. There are a lot of ways to eat it I’m just now starting to explore.

Note: If you eat vegan, you can make the recipe substituting a vegan gelatin. I would suggest agar powder, although I haven’t tried it that way. Let me know how it comes out if you do!

How to make a keto coconut lime dessert mousse

First

To make your coconut lime dessert, first, you’ll want to gather all your ingredients and kitchen supplies. The recipe makes six servings so get out six ramekins or other pretty individual dessert dishes. Here’s another hint! If you’re not serving them for after dinner and they’re just for snacks, I’ve been known to put them in glass containers with snap-on lids for easy storage in the refrigerator! Then they wait for me to grab them for a quick mid-afternoon snack. I love it!

Coconut lime dessert mousse vertical overhead

Second

Once you have all the ingredients out, take out a saucepan and a medium-sized bowl. Usually, the full-fat coconut milk comes in a 13-14 ounce can, and you will use the entire thing. Also, it will separate in the can so pour about a fourth of a cup of the liquid portion in the bowl with a tablespoon of gelatin. You may have to use a spoon to dig through the solidified coconut milk to get to the liquid, but don’t worry! It’s there!

Next

Mix together the gelatin and 1/4 cup coconut milk in the bowl for the gelatin to soften then turn your attention to the saucepan. In it, pour one cup of unsweetened almond milk and the rest of the can of full-fat coconut milk. Heat this mixture on a medium-high heat until the solid portion has melted and the milks mix together to nearly boiling, but not quite.

Then

After that, take the saucepan off the heat and add the teaspoon of vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the gelatin and whisk it together. Continue to whisk and add in the sweetener (I use Swerve confectioners but use the sweetener of your choice). Now you’re going to add your lime flavoring. I personally like to use 4-5 drops of lime essential oil, but I know many people do not keep those on hand! It’s just so easy, and I admit it’s great if you’re trying to get your coconut lime dessert in the fridge in a hurry.

However, if you’re going to use a fresh lime, zest and juice it. Then, add both the zest and juice to your milk mixture. Now, right here I think, milk? Lime?! Together? That will curdle! But don’t worry, you’re using coconut and almond milk in your coconut lime dessert so it’s not going to be a problem.

How to get mousse bubbles

You can tell already this is not your normal coconut lime dessert mousse recipe. So how do you get those delightful little pockets of air in your mousse? Well, in this case, there’s this magically wonderful appliance called a blender. I’ve talked about how much I love my high powered blender in other blog posts so I won’t proliferate on the subject today. Only this – I LOVE my Vitamix and use it practically every day! If you don’t have a high powered blender you can use a regular one, but you may have to blend it a little longer to get those awesome bubbles!

Coconut lime dessert mousse with tea towel

Blend the mousse on high speed for a good 40 seconds or until you can see bubbles forming and everything is well mixed. This will also break up any lumps of sweetener or larger pieces of zest that may otherwise be tempted to sink to the bottom. If it’s not well combined and quickly put in the refrigerator, it can separate.

Once it’s had a good blending, pour six equal portions into your serving dishes. Chill it in the refrigerator for at LEAST two hours to set. Before serving, sprinkle a good teaspoon of unsweetened shredded coconut on top along with more zest and a half a slice of lime for decoration. I like it just like that, but you could also whip up 1/2 a cup of heavy cream with 1 tablespoon of sweetener for topping if you wish.

Want more keto recipes?

Try this amazing low carb skillet breakfast hash!

Low carb skillet breakfast hash

Benefits of dessert

What are your favorite summer desserts? I love to get ideas and play with them to make them keto. This is selfishly for myself, but also for others eating a ketogenic diet to enjoy! In addition, the bonus with using a sweetener like Swerve or monk fruit is you still get to enjoy those desserts while staying sugar-free! Pretty desserts have great benefits in improving my mood and making my stomach happy.

So imagine yourself now, sitting outside in a beach lounge chair. You have a fabulous floppy sun hat, the sea or a lake in the distance, and a good book, like my current read, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. You’re calm and happy and friends are coming over for dinner. You’re not worried! You have the meat and grill ready, the table’s set, and the rest is in the fridge ready to go, including your beautiful coconut lime dessert mousse!

Now, if you please, list your favorite desserts in the comments you’d like to see with a new keto makeover!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical practitioner. Please consult your own physician for any medical advice. I share only what has worked for me and the recipes I love!

Coconut lime dessert mousse

Keto Coconut Lime Dessert Mousse
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

A creamy low carb coconut lime dessert or snack with a refreshing punch of lime.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Lauren
Ingredients
  • 1 can canned coconut milk (full-fat) 13-14 oz.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatin grass-fed
  • 1/2 cup sweetener confectioner's style (Swerve or monk fruit)
  • 3 tbsp lime juice (or use 4-5 drops of lime essential oil)
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut unsweetened
Instructions
  1. Prepare 6 ramekins or dessert dishes.
  2. Add about a fourth of a cup of the liquid portion of the coconut milk in a bowl with a tablespoon of gelatin.
  3. Mix it together for the gelatin to soften.
  4. In a saucepan, heat the rest of the coconut milk and 1 cup almond milk on a medium high heat until nearly boiling. The solidified coconut milk will melt down and mix with the almond milk.
  5. Take it off the heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  6. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the gelatin.
  7. Whisk together the gelatin and milk.
  8. Then whisk in the 1/2 cup of sweetener.
  9. Mix in the lime essential oil or zest and juice.
  10. Pour the mixture in a high power blender and blend on high for 40-50 seconds.
  11. Divide the mixture evenly between the 6 dessert dishes.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  13. Just before serving, sprinkle about a teaspoon of unsweetened shredded coconut on each as well as a bit of extra lime zest for color (optional).
Recipe Notes

Fat and calories per My Fitness Pal.

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