Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery, delicious, and easy low carb cookies. What could be better? Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth with a zing of strawberry in the middle.

What comes to mind when you think thumbprint cookies? For me, I have a flash of the bakery famous for them in my college town, a Mad-Hatter tea party, and a Christmas cookie exchange.

I do love the versatility of these cookies. The delicious almond flour buttery cookie can be filled with any number of things. I like to use a red jam such as strawberry or raspberry, but you could even use a sugar-free ganache. Get creative!

The other thing I love about thumbprint cookies is that they’re super kid-friendly. Actually, my six-year-old son loves to make them with me, put all the ingredients in, and then say, “Mommy! Can I make the thumbprints?!”

He thinks it’s so much fun to make the thumbprint wells in the cookies, and then he eats spoons of jam while they bake. I don’t mind too much all this jam eating as long as I know what’s gone into it!

We like to use my homemade easy keto strawberry jam recipe, and I can feel good about him eating organic strawberries, chia seeds, with a bit of Swerve sweetener.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Delicious, easy butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are the perfect low carb snack! Super kid-friendly and perfect for Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, you name it! Gluten-free cookies with a strawberry tang. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

Perhaps he’s in love with Agatha,” she said. “I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.

Cassandra Clare

Author

Keto thumbprint cookies: a brief history

Did you know that in Sweden, thumbprint cookies are called “Hollongrotta”, which means raspberry cave? I love that! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely one of those people who gets excited about the etymology of words. Where do words come from? How are they similar/different in different languages? 

In Europe, it is argued whether thumbprint cookies originated in Poland, Sweden, or from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. At least most agree they were first made in the 19th century. However, whether you call them Polish tea cakes, birds’ nests, or raspberry caves, I think we can all agree we like to eat them!

In the United States, thumbprint cookies have become a holiday staple for many families in various forms.

I used to love to help my mother make tons of cookies and go to the church cookie exchange! We would take one kind of cookie and return home with dozens of cookies of all sorts. Inevitably, the group would include jam thumbprints as well as the other popular peanut butter blossoms version (see my version of Keto Peanut Butter Blossoms here).

Traditional butter and jam thumbprint cookies are a low carb holiday staple! Christmas, Easter, or the Fourth of July, these kid-friendly gluten-free cookies will disappear fast. #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

To make keto thumbprint cookies you’ll need : 

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are delicious, kid-friendly, and low carb! Buttery melt in your mouth gluten-free, sugar-free goodness. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

How to make keto thumbprint cookies

To begin, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and take out two baking pans. I like to line them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 

Second, take out a large bowl and plop in the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix that together well with a hand mixer or really strong arm and spatula. Then, once it’s completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg until it’s well-incorporated.

After that, measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it all up until it forms the cookie dough. Super simple so far, right?

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are absolutely melt-in-your mouth low carb delish. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free kid-friendly cookie for all the holidays. #ketoholidays #lowcarbrecipes

How to prepare keto thumbprint cookies to bake

Next, roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and set them on the baking tray about 2 inches apart. Now, wet your thumb slightly and push it in the center of each ball to make a little well for the jam. This is the part kids love to help with!

Now for the jam! Carefully put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Try to keep it in the center of the cookie, but as my son says, “They don’t all have to be perfect! I’ll just eat that one.”

Lastly, bake them off for 12-14 minutes in the 325-degree oven. Be sure to let them cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks or they’re likely to fall apart.

The recipe makes about 30 delicious low carb cookies!

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies with sugar-free strawberry jam are the perfect gluten-free holiday cookie. Easy and kid-friendly, a great choice for picnics and parties. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

I would love to go and live in the mountains… and make jam.

Eve Best

Actress

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are a gluten-free sweet treat perfect for Christmas, Easter, and all holidays. Sugar-free and kid-approved, a delicious melt in your mouth treat. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

Favorite low carb holiday cookies

What are your favorite low carb cookies around the holidays? My kids especially like to make spritz cookies and cut-out cookies in holiday shapes so we’re sure to include those. What’s your favorite cookie recipe for the holidays or a daily household staple?

What do you think? Could you add some strawberry caves to your list of favorites? Our family definitely loves these fruity keto thumbprint cookies.

Pin the recipe here:

Butter and jam low carb keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth gluten-free delicious. Sugar-free and kid-friendly, kids love to help make these holiday treats. #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

Do you like chocolate and peanut butter?

What about low carb peanut butter brownies?

Trust me, you want this recipe!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

 

Printable Recipe

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are a sweet low carb, kid-friendly treat! Perfect for tea, picnics, or holidays! Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, or afternoon tea, they're the perfect delicious gluten-free snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cookies, keto thumbprint cookies, low carb thumbprint cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Once completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg.
  • Measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it forms the cookie dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking tray. Get your thumb slightly wet and push it in the center of each ball to make a well for the jam.
  • Put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks. Makes about 30 cookies.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies
Calories 78
 
Total Fat 7 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg  
Sodium 86 mg  
Potassium 29 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 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.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love!

Brownies are one of those ultimate comfort foods you can’t help but love. You may know I am a peanut butter fanatic so change that to peanut butter brownies with chocolate chips, and you’ve struck gold! I love these low carb peanut butter brownies, and it’s hard to believe they’re gluten-free and sugar-free.

Do you have childhood memories of ooey-gooey brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? Even now that’s a temptation I can rarely say no too. Therefore, why not make your own decadent brownie and stay low carb or keto diet-friendly?

Warm one of these up and top with a scoop of your favorite keto ice cream and mmmm! Heaven!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Low carb peanut butter brownies are a cheery gluten-free snack or dessert perfect for a keto diet. Sugar-free and easy. What could be better than chocolate and peanut butter for Mother's Day, a birthday, or everyday? #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

 

You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.

Augusten Burroughs

American writer

The history of brownies

There are all sorts of stories about where the brownie originated. Most will agree it’s an American concoction. I’ve read some stories that say they came from a baker forgetting to put the baking soda in a chocolate cake.

In the latter part of the 19th century, smaller portable cakes became the fashion for outdoor activities. Ladies requested desserts that could be eaten al fresco and packed easily.

One such recipe was on behest of Bertha Palmer of the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. It was 1893, and she wanted a small dessert, yet still cake-like. Why? Well, she wanted to provide a dessert for the ladies attending the World’s Fair.

The Palmer House Hotel is now a Hilton, and to this day you can order “Bertha’s Brownie”. Actually, some claim this to be the first brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. I wonder if the recipe has changed in the past couple hundred years!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

To make low carb peanut butter brownies you’ll need : 

Delicious and soft low carb peanut butter brownies are the perfect gluten-free, keto dessert. Sugar-free and fabulous snacks for picnics, parties, or any occasion. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

How to make low carb peanut butter brownies

I most certainly do like a recipe that is super-simple and quick to throw together. In particular, I like a recipe where you can throw all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then mix them up, and say voílà!

Granted this recipe, is not quite that easy, but it’s pretty close. Shall we begin?

First, take out a large bowl. Second, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease the baking dish with butter or coconut oil.

I like a thicker brownie so I use and 8″ by 8″ glass baking dish. If you prefer a thinner brownie, you can shorten the baking time by 5 minutes and use a 7″ by 11″ pan.

Next, whisk together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in the large bowl until smooth.

Then, add everything else but the chocolate chips and stir the mixture with a spoon or spatula until it’s all evenly combined and a dough-like consistency.

The best low carb peanut butter brownies. Gluten-free and keto-friendly delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

Add the sugar-free chocolate chips

The last thing before you bake is to mix in the chocolate chips. Make sure to get them evenly spread throughout so you don’t have a big section of chocolate chips and then another part of just plain dough. Not that I’ve done that before or anything! 😉

Now, spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish. Then put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and beautifully baked.

Overhead low carb peanut butter brownies #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

Tip: For the best results cool the uncut brownies on a cooling rack completely before cutting them up into bars.

Cut them up into 20 even pieces and serve. Also, they keep well in the freezer for up to a month for emergency afternoon snacks. I may even be known to warm one up every now and then for a quick breakfast!

Low carb peanut butter brownies are gluten-free, keto-friendly goodness. Top with a keto ice cream and enjoy a delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

 

A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.

Linda Sunshine

Author

Keto brownies: Gooey vs. Cake-like

So let’s all weigh in. Without the scale. Ha!

Kidding, but what is your opinion? Should brownies be gooey or more cake-like? Do you have a preference or consider them two different kinds of dessert?

I’m definitely an ooey-gooey fudgy brownie fan. However, I know plenty of people who would demand, “How could you eat that underbaked dessert?!”

Consequently, I’m going to tell you this. If you prefer a gooey brownie, slightly shorten the bake time on these low carb peanut butter brownies.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more cake-like brownie bake these the full 25 minutes or even more. Of course, you will need to watch so they don’t burn, but add a couple of extra minutes. The top will be more golden, and the brownies more cake-like.

Thanks for reading and sharing peanut butter treat time today! I hope it becomes one of your easy go-to family favorites.

Pin the recipe here!:

Beautiful low carb peanut butter brownies are easy gluten-free snacks or can be dressed up with keto ice cream for an easy delicious keto dessert. Sugar-free and perfect for picnics and parties. #lowcarbdessert #ketobrownies

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

Want another amazing low carb dessert recipe?

Low carb lemon blueberry cream cake is bursting with flavor and the perfect gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto cake for summer birthdays, Fourth of July, and summer picnics. #ketocake #lowcarbcake

More low carb peanut butter recipes:

  1. Low carb peanut butter muffins
  2. Keto peanut butter pie
  3. Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies


Printable Recipe

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto brownies, low carb brownies, low carb peanut butter brownies, peanut butter brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (I use Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips, or other)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. A larger dish will make a thinner brownie.
  • Whisk together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
  • Add in all the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on a cooling rack completely before cutting into bars for best results.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 bar
Calories 169
 
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg  
Sodium 136 mg  
Potassium 9 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 4 g
*3g Net Carbs each
**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.

Low Carb Coconut Granola Bars

Low Carb Coconut Granola Bars

Delicious coconut maple low carb granola bars are perfect for an on-the-go gluten-free, sugar-free breakfast or snack. Throw one in your lunch bag for a keto-friendly, vegan afternoon snack!

One of my favorite ways to make a gluten-free, low carb granola bar is with unsweetened coconut. On a keto or low carb diet, you may think granola bars are out, but it’s just not so!

When I was teaching, I almost always brought a leading brand maple pumpkin seed granola bar to school with me for a quick healthy snack. However, now that I eat keto, the 22 carbs and 5 grams of sugar are not a good snack option each day. I’ve missed the flavor so it was time to get creative!

I love the fact that these low carb granola bars are not only keto-friendly but dairy-free and vegan as well. I know for a fact it can be extremely difficult to find vegan recipes that are also low carb. However, these are all of the above, and do you know what? They taste amazing too. Important.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Easy and delicious low carb granola bars are a fabulous gluten-free on the go snack. Sugar-free and perfect for a keto diet, these little snacks are crunchy and full of flavor! #lowcarbrecipes #glutenfreerecipes

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

Why dairy-free low carb granola bars?

How difficult is it to eat a low carb diet when you also eat vegan? Extremely so! When I think of my favorite go-to keto snacks they all include dairy or eggs. It got me thinking, how could I make vegan recipes that are also low carb or keto-friendly?

That’s random you may say. Why do you need vegan recipes when you’ve been eating keto?

Well, our family is Christian Orthodox. The church is just entering into Great Lent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. During Great Lent, we focus on many things but especially on prayer, kindness, and loving God and our neighbors.

In Church tradition, fasting is also observed. There are many guidelines, but in general, you eat a simple vegan diet as meat and dairy are cut out. The idea is to be able to focus on what’s important and be able to give more to the needy.

I am the first to admit the strict fasting is a difficult point for me.

Why? Well, on keto I can’t eat all the tradition fasting foods! Bread and beans with occasional fruit are staples, and those are not low carb. There’s definitely a need for more low carb vegan recipes!

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are quick and delicious! Guess what, they're also not only gluten-free, but sugar-free and vegan too! The perfect keto on-the-go snack you'll love. #lowcarbvegan #lowcarbrecipes

Vegan ingredients for low carb granola bars

My main challenge was not what to put in the granola but how to bind it all together.

In the past, I’ve made many a granola bar using shredded unsweetened coconut and other various ingredients and flavorings. Usually, I’ve used honey, butter, or other nut butter to stick it together as a bar. However, with honey and butter out I thought about almond or peanut butter, but that raises the carbs more than I like.

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are fabulously vegan and gluten-free. Simple keto recipe for those emergency snack cravings or gluten-free breakfast. #lowcarbsnacks #ketosnacks

Boom! Then it came to me! Cocoa butter. I generally melt cocoa butter with unsweetened chocolate to lower the carb count and make my own sugar-free chocolate candy recipes. Why couldn’t I use it on its own to bind the granola bars together?

Do you know what? It’s perfect! It tastes good with the flavorings and does its job with a nice silky texture.

What is cocoa butter?

When cocoa beans are processed, cocoa butter oozes out and is separated from the rest of the bean. What’s left of the cocoa bean is made into cocoa powder. Cocoa butter is later recombined with the cocoa powder and other ingredients to make melt in the mouth chocolate. Yum.
Cocoa butter is the fat portion of the cocoa bean and is a completely vegetarian fat source. Many people hear “butter” and assume milk or other ingredients, but no! It’s dairy-free, 0 carbs, 0 sugars, and 14 grams of fat in a one tablespoon serving. That pretty much makes it a fabulous ingredient for keto cooking.

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are deliciously keto and vegan! Perfect to take for a gluten-free snack on the go or an easy breakfast. #veganketo #lowcarbrecipes

 

To make low carb granola bars you’ll need : 

Maple coconut low carb granola bars with tea make a fabulous keto breakfast or vegan snack. Delicious and gluten-free, sugar-free. #lowcarbrecipes #lowcarbsnacks

 

How to make coconut maple low carb granola bars

First, get out all of the ingredients and kitchen utensils. Second, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. I love parchment paper; it helps you get the bars out more easily, and you can use the extra sticking up out of the pan to flatten down the granola mixture.

Then, find a large bowl and in it mix together the shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Now set that all aside.

Next, take out a small saucepan and fill it about half-full of water. On top of the saucepan place a slightly larger heat-proof bowl so it just sits on top without touching the water (or use a double-boiler). Now, turn the heat up to medium-high, chop the cocoa butter, and put it in the bowl to melt. Add the sweetener and whisk them up until the cocoa butter is completely melted. Then take it off the heat.

Continue to whisk it and add in the maple extract. Next, pour the cocoa butter mixture into the large bowl of shredded coconut, seeds, and all. 

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are full of flavor and the perfect vegan snack. Gluten-free, sugar-free, they're the perfect breakfast for a keto diet. #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

How to form the vegan granola bars

Mix everything together vigorously with a wooden spoon until the coconut mixture is completely coated with the cocoa butter.

Now, transfer it all to the loaf pan, and press it down evenly using the parchment paper. Technically you probably don’t have to, but I like to bake the bars and lightly toast the coconut. Therefore, put the pan in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees or until the coconut begins to toast and appear brown on the edges.

Chill it in the refrigerator completely, and then remove it from the pan using the parchment paper and cut it carefully up into 8 bars. I like to use a very sharp, serrated knife for this.

Lastly, keep the granola bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are full of flavor and the perfect vegan snack. Gluten-free, sugar-free, they're the perfect breakfast for a keto diet. #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

What’s your favorite low carb breakfast?

Were you a huge granola bar fan before starting to eat low carb? I certainly was and have missed the texture and flavor. These low carb granola bars do come in handy for that craving!

For a while, I ate variations of bacon and eggs for most breakfasts. While I still love them, it’s good to mix things up. Every weekend my daughter and I try something new for Saturday breakfast, and it’s so much fun trying out new flavors! What do you eat for breakfast or breakfast for lunch?

Pin the recipe here!:

Coconut maple low carb granola bars are the perfect keto food to pack on a hike or to the office. Vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free, they're sure to be a hit. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobreakfast

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

What about lunch?

Keto antipasto salad with a balsamic vinegar and avocado oil dressing is perfect for picnics, events, or an easy low carb lunch! Gluten-free fresh deliciousness. #ketosalad #lowcarblunch

Looking for more low carb breakfast recipes?

  1. Cranberry Orange Breakfast Muffins
  2. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Peanut Butter Muffins
  4. Keto Orange Creamsicle Shake


Printable Recipe

Low Carb Coconut Granola Bars

Delicious coconut maple low carb granola bars are perfect for an on-the-go gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan breakfast or snack. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: coconut maple, gluten-free granola bars, keto granola bars, low carb granola bars
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 oz cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1/3 cup sweetener I use either Swerve Confectioner's or Brown Swerve

Instructions

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Take a large bowl and mix together the shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • Put water in a small saucepan with a heat-proof bowl sitting on top of it (or use a double-boiler). Turn the heat to medium-high, chop the cocoa butter, and put it in the bowl to melt.
  • Add the sweetener and whisk until the cocoa butter is completely melted then remove from heat. Continue to whisk and add in the maple extract.
  • Pour cocoa butter mixture into the large bowl of shredded coconut, etc. Mix it together vigorously with a wooden spoon until the coconut mixture is completely coated with the cocoa butter.
  • Transfer to the loaf pan and press it down evenly using the parchment paper. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until the coconut begins to toast and appear brown on the edges. Chill in the refrigerator completely and then cut into 8 bars. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.

Notes

*If you don't have cocoa butter you can use 6 tablespoons of melted butter instead.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 bar
calories 214
 
Total Fat 21 g  
Saturated Fat 14 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Sodium 102 mg  
Potassium 41 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 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 Keto Strawberry Jam

Easy Keto Strawberry Jam

Quick and easy keto strawberry jam is bursting with flavor! Sugar-free jam is perfect on your favorite low carb bread or in any recipe that calls for jam. Thickened with ground chia seeds, it’s kid-approved, smooth, and delicious!

It’s March and for me, that means I’m getting tired of the snow and freezing temperatures and ready for spring! What about you? I’ve found lately I’ve been wanting to make refreshing salads and summer flavors. Perhaps that’s because deep down I think if I encourage spring and summer enough it will come.

You know, if you build it? Let’s make that “if you make it, spring will come”. Or maybe we just need a good spring dance like on my kids’ cartoon show. I digress…

Actually, I’ve been wanting to make all these desserts lately that include jam. Therefore, it came about naturally I would need to start out with a good keto strawberry jam recipe.

It goes without saying it should be super-simple and quick to put together.

After that, I could delve into the Swiss rolls, thumbprint cookies, and trifles I have on my mind!

So let’s start with the basics. Easy-peasy Keto Strawberry Jam.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Super-easy Keto Strawberry Jam only has four ingredients and is the perfect sugar-free jam for spring and summer. Spoon it on your favorite low carb bread with butter or use it in a recipe calling for jam. #sugarfreejam #ketojam

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never today.”
“It must come sometimes to ‘jam today’,” Alice objected.
“No it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: today isn’t any other day, you know.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll

Author

Are strawberries keto-approved?

Have you been told no fruit on a keto diet? Well, that’s true to an extent. However, strawberries and some other berries are perfectly fine to eat in the keto way of eating.

Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are low sugar when it comes to fruit. They’re low carb, and when eaten in moderation can be a flavorful addition to your diet. Moreover, they’re even better when you can get fresh ones from your garden or farmer’s market in summer!

Strawberries in a tin pail. Buy Organic berries. #strawberries #ketolife

Always buy organic strawberries

The Environmental Working Group, or EWG, has some great recommendations for avoiding pesticides in your food. They state the average person eats about 8 pounds of fresh strawberries a year. In order to avoid the pesticides actually banned in Europe and dangerous to you and your family, buy ORGANIC strawberries.

Or even better, raise your own strawberries or buy locally where you know exactly what’s gone into their raising. Ideally, I would also plan a trip to Alaska to find a wild strawberry patch. Or blueberry patch. Maybe spot some bears and moose. 

How to make keto strawberry jam

This recipe is so simple and easy it barely takes any time at all. Especially in winter, I make it even easier by buying a 16-ounce bag of frozen organic strawberries. Simply put it in the refrigerator to thaw and use when ready to make jam.

Keto Strawberry Jam, one jar close-up #ketojam #sugarfreejam

To begin, place a medium saucepan on the stove. Put in the entire bag of strawberries and any liquid if using frozen. However, if you’re using fresh strawberries add in 4 tablespoons of water to help break up the berries.

First then, turn on the stove to a medium temperature and heat as you smash the strawberries down. I like to use a heat-resistant potato masher like this one. It makes the job pretty quick.

Next, whisk in the sweetener and lemon juice and simmer together all the goodness for 5 minutes or so. The lemon juice is to give the jam a little tang and help retain the beautiful red color. You can always leave it out if you don’t have any, but I think it’s worth it to use the lemon.

Now, remove the mixture from the heat and add the ground chia seeds.

What are chia seeds?

Good question! I’ve been using chia seeds for years in smoothies and as thickeners. Did you know you can make a vegan chia “egg” with one tablespoon of ground chia seeds and 3 tablespoons water? It’s a great substitute, especially when you have a vegan in the household.

Probably the first I head of the chia seed was the old commercial for Chia Pets (cha, cha, cha, chia!). In fact, I have a Bob Ross Chia Pet actually sitting in the corner of my closet someone thought would be a fabulous Christmas present for me. I should break that thing out and watch the hair grow!

Chia seeds are small black seeds related to mint. They were recognized for their health properties by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

Chia seeds in a wooden spoon on a white background #chiaseeds #ketorecipes

How to make ground chia seeds for keto jam

I find the easiest way to grind up chia seeds is in my coffee grinder. There are some people who keep two grinders, one actually for coffee and one for spices and seeds etc. I, however, am not one of those. To be sure, I make sure to clean it well, and it is a very versatile little gadget!

Adjust the grinder to finely ground and grind it up just like you would coffee beans. You can buy them already ground at some stores, but they can be hard to find.

Now back to the keto strawberry jam!

Mix the ground chia seeds in thoroughly to combine and then set it to cool for at least 20 minutes. The chia seeds absorb the liquid and act as a gel for the jam.

Last, put it in a pretty jar (or regular jar 😉 ) and refrigerate. The jam should keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. Now spread it on your favorite keto bread or biscuit cookie and enjoy!

Spoon of keto strawberry jam thickens even more when refrigerated. Delicious and sugar-free! #sugarfreejam #strawberry

Jam on November took away the worries, It was like tasting summer…

El Fuego

Author

How will you use a sugar-free strawberry jam?

Do you love a good jam? The tang of the fruit is an awesome way to get the flavor in so many recipes. I’ve been known to eat it from the jar, on a keto butter cookie, and or in a jam tart.

Also, I have great plans to use it in dessert recipes in the future! What about you? What are your favorite ways to use jam?

It puts me in mind of an elaborate British tea or a visit to the Mad Hatter! Either is a good option, in my opinion. Enjoy!

Pin the recipe here!:

Delicious and easy keto strawberry jam is sugar-free and sure to be perfect on a low carb bread or cookie. Or use it in your favorite gluten-free recipe calling for jam! #ketojam #ketorecipes

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

Do you have a Keto Garden?

What to plant in your keto vegetable garden

Printable Recipe

Keto Strawberry Jam

Super-easy Keto strawberry jam is sugar-free, bursting with flavor, and delicious! It's perfect on your favorite low carb bread with butter or in any recipe calling for jam.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto strawberry jam, low carb jam, sugar-free jam
Servings: 32
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 16 oz strawberries
  • 4 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener (I use Swerve confectioners)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • If using frozen strawberries, thaw them and put the entire bag in a medium saucepan. If using fresh strawberries, add put the strawberries in the saucepan along with 4 tablespoons of water.
  • Heat at a medium temperature and smash the strawberries down with a meat/potato masher. Whisk in the sweetener and lemon juice and simmer for 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove from the heat and add the ground chia seeds (whole chia seeds can be ground in a spice or coffee grinder). Mix thoroughly to combine and set to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • Put in jars and refrigerate. Jam should keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 32.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 tablespoon
calories 14
 
Total Fat 1 g  
Saturated Fat 0 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Sodium 0 mg  
Potassium 32 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 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.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Preview: Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously flavorful low carb giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy indulgent dessert for special occasions. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free and sugar-free!

You don’t have to know me long to know I’m pretty much a chocolate peanut butter fanatic. As a matter of fact, chocolate peanut butter has long been one of my favorite flavor combinations. Moreover, I admit my almost daily treat is a small keto peanut butter cup.

As a kid, my mother’s favorite restaurant in town was and still is, well-known for their delicious giant pies. We would go there fairly often, but especially for her birthday or for Mother’s Day when they give all mothers a free piece of pie! The dilemma for me, however, was the difficult choice between the coconut cream and peanut butter supreme pies. I remember truly agonizing over this decision, and as a child it was intense!

One piece of the peanut butter supreme pie had a basic crust, then a layer of chocolate, then mounds of peanut butter filling, all topped with peanuts. I still remember the joy when it was put in front of me, and trying to eat the entire thing that filled an entire plate. Really, it should probably be 2-3 servings.

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

Evolution of the keto peanut butter pie

The years went by, and I when I got married I began to make my own chocolate peanut butter pie. I played with the recipe for a while, with input from my husband. Therefore, if you came to our house for dinner at some point you probably were served one version of it or another.

However, it is definitely a TREAT pie. I cannot begin to tell you how much sugar and calories are in the thing. So, of course, I became determined to make a keto version of it. Why? Because quite frankly my husband still wanted me to make it, and I couldn’t resist eating some of it. Ergo, the keto peanut butter pie was born!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Keto peanut butter pie is the BEST low carb dessert ever! A rich, giant peanut butter cup sure to be a birthday party, dinner party, or other special occasion favorite! It's a chocolate peanut butter masterpiece. #ketodesserts #lowcarbdesserts

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter.

Dana Gould

Comedian

For the love of peanut butter

When my daughter was almost two years old, we discovered she had a peanut and tree nut allergy. To be completely honest, this was horrifying for many reasons. The utmost being, of course, nut allergies are incredibly scary and can be life-threatening. If you have not experienced yourself or a close family member with such an allergy, it is very difficult to imagine the terror constantly in a mother’s mind. All senses go on-alert at all times for any hint of a nut that could be a danger to the child.

The smaller, depressing, and selfish thing that was horrifying to me was that I was going to have to give up eating all nuts. I snacked on peanuts and tree nuts at work and home all the time, and it was a BIG change. BUT it was possible, and there are plenty of alternatives out there we tried, like Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and others.

Thankfully, she is one of the 25% of children (according to our allergist) that grow out of a peanut allergy. We did the skin and blood testing, and finally an in-office peanut butter challenge she passed with flying colors. Unfortunately, we still have many allergies to other tree nuts so my alert is still always on constant for open bowls of cashews and plates of baklava.

However, can you imagine my joy and renewed love of the flavorful peanut?! Oh, yes the peanut has enjoyed a huge resurgence in our house. Possibly, I fixate on it even more than I did before for its flavor, and as a low carb snack.

Keto peanut butter pie is a fabulous low carb special occasion treat. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate peanut butter dessert to satisfy cravings. #lowcarbrecipes #ketopie

To make keto peanut butter pie you’ll need : 

Recently, my trusty, yet boring glass Pyrex pie plate met an untimely demise on my parents’ frozen driveway. To make matters worse, it was full of a magnificent keto Boston cream pie. I was devastated and tempted to eat my smashed pie from the driveway, glass shards and all! I noticed a child at the window so came to my senses and cleaned up the mess.

However, it gave me the opportunity to try out a new kind of pie plate. I chose a fluted tart sort of pan to make the keto peanut butter pie have even more the look of a huge peanut butter cup. I love it so far, and the removable bottom makes it very easy to get out of the pan. The only negative I’ve found is that it’s a little sharp on the edges so I’ll probably not let the kids handle it much so they don’t cut themselves.

At home, you can use whatever you have, a tart-style pan like mine, a regular pie plate, or even a spring-form pan.


How to make keto peanut butter pie

To begin this fabulous pie (can you tell I really like this pie?), take a medium bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Second, I quickly melt the butter in the microwave or you can do it on the stovetop. Then turn it out and pat it down evenly in the pie plate, along the bottom and up the sides. I like to use the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup to press down the crust around the pan, so try that out or just use your hands.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie crust, use a measuring cup to press out the crust #ketocrust #ketopie

Now, bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then put it in the freezer or refrigerator. Baking it binds the crust together a bit, and I prefer the strength it gives it.

Meanwhile, mix together the butter for the filling, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, with a hand or standing mixer. Then fold it into the peanut butter mixture carefully until completely combined.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie filling #ketopie #peanut butter pie

Pour the keto peanut butter pie filling into the prepared crust. Next, even it out with a spatula and return it to the freezer.

At this point, you have a perfectly wonderful peanut butter pie, and if you prefer to leave it as-is and sprinkle some peanuts on it to decorate, you’ll have a finished pie.

Keto chocolate ganache topping

However, to kick it up a notch, I like to make a keto ganache topping. I’ve found the Swerve sweetener makes it harder than a typical ganache so another option is to place the chocolate ganache directly on the crust and then fill with the peanut butter mixture so it doesn’t smash out as you cut a bite.

Keto peanut butter pie with ganache topping #ketopie #peanutbutterpie

Personally, I like the idea of the giant peanut butter cup and put place the chocolate on top. To make it, put the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, sweetener, and two tablespoons of peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Next, heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn’t boil, then pour it over the chocolate.

Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour it over the top of the pie and even it out with the spatula. Lastly, refrigerate it at least an hour or until ready to serve!

Keto peanut butter pie bite #ketodesserts #lowcarbrecipes

 

It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they’re better together.

Richard Whitehead

Athlete


Keto desserts

I have always had a sweet tooth, and one of the many reasons I now eat keto is to get rid of my sugar addiction. This keto peanut butter pie is definitely a rich, indulgent dessert. It’s low carb and gluten-free but very high fat and should be eaten as a fat bomb or birthday or special occasion dessert. I LOVE it, but can’t keep it around too long or eat too much of it!

That said, you can always eat half a portion. Or, if your group doesn’t eat the entire thing, put in the freezer in small portions for your own treat! For me, I always keep snacks and treats in the freezer for that occasional emergency so I don’t succumb to the storebought cheesecake or whatever dessert my husband’s brought home for himself. I hope you try it out!

Pin the recipe here!:

Keto peanut butter pie | This low carb chocolate peanut butter dessert is rich and indulgent fabulousness. Great for birthdays or a special occasion, this is one peanut butter fans need to try! #lowcarbpie #ketodesserts

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

I love this pie! I hope you do too!

Do you love chocolate and peanut butter?

Try this recipe for keto peanut butter thumbprint cookies!

Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies are fabulous for low carb snacks during the holidays. Stick to your keto diet with these chocolate peanut butter delights. Gluten-free, sugar-free, yum! #ketodiet #ketorecipes

Printable Recipe

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously, flavorful giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy dessert for special occasions. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, gluten-free, keto dessert, keto peanut butter pie, sugar-free
Servings: 16
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 tbsp melted butter

Filling:

  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Ganache topping:

  • 4 oz chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Pour the melted butter and mix together to form the crust dough. Spread evenly into pie pan, along the bottom and up the sides. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then place in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then fold it into the peanut butter mixture until completely combined. Pour into prepared crust, even it out with a spatula, and return to the freezer.
  • For the ganache topping, place the chocolate, sweetener, and peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn't boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour over the top of the pie and refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
Calories 418
 
Total Fat 40 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg  
Sodium 97 mg  
Potassium 243 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9 g  
Dietary Fiber 5 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 10 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 Cheddar Focaccia

Keto Cheddar Focaccia

Preview: Soft and delicious, keto cheddar focaccia is cheese and rosemary goodness with your favorite low carb soup or salad. 

I’ve had so many people tell me how hard it is for them to give up bread on a keto, low carb, or gluten-free diet. Do you have family members or friends who moan about how much they miss bread and how terrible all the gluten-free versions are?

I’ve found for myself it’s hugely important to have good alternatives and options to curb any cravings. Yet, such recipes options also have to fit into my daily macros and plan. Sound familiar?

This keto cheddar focaccia is one of those recipes that is so awesome people who are not low carb or keto begin to crave it! It’s difficult when half the household eats one way and the other half another. My husband regularly grabs one of these for a snack or with dinner over the bread he says he prefers. I have to bite my tongue not to say, “Hey wait a minute! We can’t eat your stuff, why are you eating ours?”

Can I tell you a secret? I very rarely miss bread anymore and am not tempted by it. Once you get through that initial phase the cravings start to fade and maybe just the idea of it sounds good and the memories of good times sharing a meal with others. So bam! Introduce a new plate to the table. Keto cheddar focaccia, yum!

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

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

In a hurry?

Scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe or PIN it here for later!

How to cope when family members eat different diets

Is there anyone else out there who struggles with this? We began for health reasons, and my daughter and I are very strict about what we can eat and what we want to introduce into our systems. On the other hand, my husband is very much a traditional meat, bread, and potatoes guy with a gigantic sweet tooth.

What can you do when you have temptations in the house and are not allowed to completely clean out the cupboards? I will never say that it’s easy, but there are a few alterations we’ve made that seem to have helped. A little.

1. Always have keto treats and emergency snacks available

The best way I’ve found to keep snacks on hand is to consistently update the supply in the freezer. That way, my daughter or I can get a low carb muffin, keto peanut butter cup, or piece of keto cheddar focaccia out whenever the need or craving arises. In addition, because I know I have good options in the freezer I’m less likely to raid my husband’s stash.

2. Keep non-keto or non-low carb items together in one cupboard

In our house, this is called “Daddy’s secret spot”, named by my son. My husband keeps all his candy bars, Pop-tarts, granola bars, and other snacks in a higher cupboard sort of like a liquor cabinet but for non-keto-friendly snacks. It’s not locked or anything and always there, but it helps when it’s a place I don’t go into and don’t see. In this way, I’m not reaching in to get the almond flour passing by the chocolate caramels or mint Christmas candy.

Yes, this can backfire if you have no emergency keto options available, but so far it’s worked well for us. My daughter doesn’t even try to venture into “Daddy’s secret spot”.

3. Be strategic in the foods you buy

What does this mean? Well, if I have to go to the grocery store and buy my husband bagels and granola bars, I buy the kinds he likes but I know my daughter definitely does not. Therefore, he’s happy, and she won’t be tempted.

For example, I could buy raisin cinnamon bagels because I know she doesn’t like raisins and wouldn’t think about them constantly in the cabinet. Then for the granola bar choice, I select a granola bar with peanuts because although she grew out of her peanut allergy, she still cannot stand to smell or eat them. Perhaps not ideal, but as a family, you have to make life work!

Keto cheddar focaccia, overhead view #ketorecipes #lowcarbbread

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.

Oscar Wilde

Author

To make keto cheddar focaccia you’ll need : 

Keto cheddar focaccia, the perfect low carb bread to pair with keto soup or salad. #lowcarbrecipes #ketobread

How to make keto cheddar focaccia

This is actually a pretty easy recipe to make, and the most difficult part of all may be in gathering the things you need to make it. Therefore, first, I always get out my food processor, baking dish, and other kitchen items and ingredients I need. It makes it quicker and feel simpler.

Second, take the 9 x 13-inch baking dish and grease it with butter or coconut oil. Once that’s done, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now, move to the food processor. I like to make this recipe quickly in the food processor, but you can always do it in a mixer. Just be sure to mix it very thoroughly.

Measure all the ingredients except for the topping, into a food processor. Next, pulse and process the mixture until it’s well-blended and makes a dough. Then spoon the dough into the greased baking dish and smooth it around with a spatula so it’s evenly distributed.

Next, take a smaller bowl and mix together the topping ingredients then sprinkle it all over the dough. Then place it in the over to bake for about 30-35 minutes and let cool. I like to eat it when it’s still a little warm, but it reheats very well also.

The nutrition facts I’ve included are for 20 equal-sized pieces. You can always make them a little smaller to cut the carb count down to 1, but I like a good piece to bite into with my dinner. It keeps well for about a 4 days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer.

Keto cheddar focaccia, holding up a piece. #ketorecipes #lowcarbdiet

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.

Julia Child

Chef

Keto Diet

What do you struggle with most following a keto or low carb diet? Do you also have a family with certain members eating different diets or maybe at different times because of work and school schedules? Planning and organization are huge in these situations, but you also have to use trial and error to see what works for you.

Don’t worry if you don’t succeed all the time. With our kids, we always talk about the growth mindset, and it’s true. We all learn from our setbacks and just haven’t learned the perfect way yet. But with perseverance and determination, it can be done!! And taste pretty good along the way! Enjoy!

Pin the recipe here!:

Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma.

If you LOVE this recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below!

Happy baking!

Need emergency Keto treats?

Keto chocolate truffles are chocolate perfection and great to keep in the freezer for an emergency craving!

Low carb, keto chocolate truffles are the perfect Christmas treat! Gluten-free and made with almond flour, they're the best sugar-free package for the holidays. #ketotruffles #ketochocolate

Keto Cheddar Focaccia Printable Recipe

Keto Cheddar Focaccia is the perfect low carb recipe alongside your favorite keto soup or salad. Craving bread? Try this and your keto diet will thank you. #ketobread #lowcarbbread
Print Recipe
4 from 1 vote

Keto Cheddar Focaccia

Do you need a keto bread? Cheesy keto cheddar focaccia with a hint of rosemary is mouthwatering low carb goodness. Perfect for dipping in soups or eating as a side.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Italian, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: cheddar focaccia, keto, keto bread, low carb bread
Servings: 20
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Topping

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary

Instructions

  • Take a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and grease it with butter or coconut oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Blend all the ingredients (not the topping) in a food processor until it's well-blended.
  • Spoon the dough into the greased baking dish and smooth it around with a spatula so it's evenly distributed.
  • Mix together the topping ingredients and sprinkle it over the dough.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes and let cool.
  • Cut it into 20 equal-sized pieces.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 piece
Calories 131
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 63 mg  
Sodium 350 mg  
Potassium 38 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 6 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.

Pin It on Pinterest

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close