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!

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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

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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. It matters 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 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. Why? 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!

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

Oscar Wilde

Author

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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.

A piece of delicious low carb cheddar bread. #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!

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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
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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.

Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup

Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup

Warm and creamy with Italian sausage spice, you’re going to love this creamy keto Italian sausage soup on a cold snowy night!

What do you imagine when you hear the words creamy keto Italian sausage soup? First, I like to picture myself by a roaring fire at an antique wooden family dinner table with snow falling lightly through the picturesque window. The kids are smiling at each other as they enjoy their soup, and the husband is laughing about a story he just told. Then, I smile contentedly and look around as I warm my hands on the sides of my bowl.

Let’s keep that pretty picture in our heads! The winter season is nearly upon us, sooner here in Northern Colorado than I’d necessarily like. However, the cold and snow make me crave the comfort of a warm bowl of soup. And, to be perfectly honest, it’s fabulous to have a big pot in the fridge prepared over the weekend you can just pull out, warm up, and call everyone to dinner. It’s especially convenient when you have all those fun after-school activities like volleyball, basketball, karate, piano, and so on preventing you from kitchen time on weeknights.

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What to make for dinner on cold days

Yesterday morning we had to get up early to head down to Denver for an appointment. It’s the middle of October right now, and when we left the house at 6:30 am it was 11 degrees Fahrenheit with a blanket of white snow covering the neighborhood. Yes, you read that right 11 degrees. True, this is Colorado, but that’s not a normal temp for mid-October when the average low is about 37!

So, we exclaimed about the weather, discussed it with everyone we saw, and posted about it on social media, my daughter and I decided it was definitely soup weather. If you ask my girl what kind of meat she likes she will immediately say sausage, meatballs, or pork chops. In short, she’s a meat lover and so this creamy keto Italian sausage soup is always popular on the menu.

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Simmering soup on a cold day was like filling a house with cotton batting. The comforting scent of it plumped and muffled and cuddled.

Sarah Addison Allen

Author, First Frost

Tips for the perfect creamy keto Italian sausage soup

I really like to add cream cheese to soups to give it an easy low carb creamy goodness. I’ve tried many ways to add cream cheese to soups, smoothies, and desserts. Far and away, the best way I’ve come up with to evenly distribute the cream cheese in soup or even a muffin batter is to blend the cream cheese up with wet ingredients before adding it to the main mixture.

In this creamy keto Italian sausage soup recipe, I use a cup of broth and the cream cheese and blend them together before adding them to the soup. Why do I do this? It’s the easiest and most practical way to not have cream cheese lumps floating about your soup!

Now, if you don’t have a blender you can take room temperature or slightly warm cream cheese and whisk it into your simmering soup. It is possible. I’ve done it before. However, it is more difficult to get all the lumps out and mix it in completely without making a mess.

Also, I tend to forget to get the cream cheese out early so blending it up is a fabulous way to make up for my lack of planning skills.

The perfect low carb dinner. Creamy keto Italian sausage soup is easy and comforting. #lowcarbsoup #souprecipes

Only the pure of heart can make a good soup.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer

How to make creamy keto Italian sausage soup

First of all, to make this creamy keto Italian sausage soup, melt the butter in a soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Second, you’re going to scrape in the chopped onion and minced garlic from the cutting board and mix those around with the butter. Then, the Italian sausage goes in to cook for about 4-5 minutes or until onion is soft and meat is browned and filling the kitchen with good smells.

Once the meat is browned, pour in three cups of the bone broth and add the zucchini. I like to use zucchini in soups as sort of a pasta replacement and another texture. Generally, I peel the zucchini and take out any large seeds simply because the children are more likely to eat it that way. They are less likely to attempt to pick it out if they don’t see the green. At least that’s my kids!

I also like to julienne it sort of in more of a noodle shape, but you can chop it as you like!

Spoon of Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup #ketorecipes #ketodinners

Now for the good stuff!

Okay, next add the herbs, basil, oregano, a bay leaf and then the red pepper. Stir that up a bit then add the diced tomatoes. After that, bring the pot to a boil then lower the heat to simmer.

While the soup is simmering, place the remaining cup of bone broth and cream cheese in a blender and blend it up until it’s smooth with no lumps. Then, pour it into the rest of the soup and stir.

Next, chop up about 2 cups of spinach and mix it in the soup to wilt. You can serve it almost right away or allow it to simmer for another half hour or so for the flavors to combine. It does taste better if you simmer it a bit longer or make it the day before and heat it for a quick weeknight meal.

Last but not least, don’t forget the cheese! Serve the bowls of soup topped with shredded parmesan cheese. I like to shred my own if there’s time because often the pre-grated, shredded cheeses contain potato starch or other things to make them not stick together. That’s not something I want to eat so tend to buy block cheese and prepare it myself.

Eat and enjoy!

There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.

Hubert Selby Jr.

Author, Requiem For A Dream

What are your favorite soups?

What are your favorite soups? Do you create your own with whatever’s in the fridge or stick to recipes? I do a little of both as it’s a great way to get rid of leftovers! What tastes do you like that might work well in soup or stew form? Philly cheesesteak? Cheeseburger? Chicken enchilada? Yes, I like to think of some of my favorite meals and winterize them so to speak in easy peasy stew form. Now, I hope you try this creamy keto Italian sausage soup, find a fireplace and a book and enjoy!

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Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup Printable Recipe

Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup
Print Recipe
5 from 8 votes

Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup

Warm and creamy with Italian sausage spice, you're going to love this low carb soup on a cold snowy night!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian, Keto
Keyword: Keto Italian Sausage Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (mild or hot)
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini (small) chopped
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Melt the butter over medium-high heat and add the onion, garlic, and Italian sausage to cook for 4-5 minutes or until onion is soft and meat browned.
  • Pour in three cups of the bone broth then add the zucchini, basil, oregano, bay leaf, red pepper, and diced tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil then lower the heat to simmer.
  • Place the remaining cup of bone broth and cream cheese in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the rest of the soup and stir.
  • Mix in the chopped spinach and once wilted serve the soup or allow to simmer for another half hour or more for the flavors to combine.
  • Serve topped with shredded parmesan cheese.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 11 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg  
Sodium 656 mg  
Potassium 423 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 3 g  
Protein 20 g  
   
   
   
   
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

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Delicious Creamy Keto Italian Sausage Soup. Need a low carb, gluten-free, easy recipe for a family dinner? Comforting and full of flavor, your family will love you. #ketorecipes #lowcarbsoups

 

 

 

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 Coffee Cake Muffins

Low Carb Coffee Cake Muffins

Bite through a cinnamon and buttery crunch to the fluffy melt in your mouth muffin perfection. What’s not to love about low carb coffee cake muffins?

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to make everyone for breakfast on Saturday morning was a coffee cake. Now, when I mean a coffee cake, I mean pulling out the box of Bisquick and following the recipe on the box with lots of cinnamon and brown sugar and a fluffy cake middle. I thought it’s a coffee cake, but it’s breakfast so it’s pretty good for you, right? Always eat breakfast and all that?

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Fast forward to high school and college, and I became a little obsessed with the traditional coffee house cinnamon coffee cake. There were many variations, some with just the cinnamon and butter topping, others had blueberries, nuts, what have you. One thing was certain, I LOVED them all! And it showed. 😉 I loved my sugar and carbs a little too much!

I’m trying to decide which is the most sinful: the muffin, the brownie, or the cake. How would you rank them?

Olivia Fox Cabane

Writer

What’s in a classic coffee cake?

Did you know the Classic Coffee Cake at Starbucks has 57 carbs and 31 grams of sugar?! I just looked it up on their website, and you can see it for yourself here. Of course, it’s truly an amazing coffee cake, and I loved it. But then I was addicted to carbs and sugar.

Now that I eat primarily low carb and keto, I’d determined to re-create a healthier sugar-free version. In addition, it had to taste as good as those memories of years past! Do you know what? Yes, I believe I’ve succeeded in making these muffins even better. But that’s just my opinion, you’ll have to try them for yourself!

Keto, gluten-free, sugar free breakfast muffins. Low carb coffee cake muffins. Perfect for fall breakfasts. #sugarfreebreakfast #muffins #cinnamon #ketorecipes #explorermomma

If you understand everything you must be misinformed.

Japanese Proverb

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To make these low carb coffee cake muffins you’ll need:

  • a regular muffin tin
  • silicone muffin cups or other liners
  • oven
  • spatula
  • blender or hand mixer
  • whisk
  • pastry blender or fork – I admit I love having my pastry blender around for dispersing butter throughout a mixture without making it melt, but a fork can do the job nearly as well too.
  • ice cream scoop (optional) – I like to use an ice cream scoop when making muffins to put the batter in the pan. It’s so much easier to judge and be sure the batter’s divided evenly.

Low carb coffee cake muffins overhead

The best thing about being a writer is that ‘work’ is always something you love, plus usually accompanied by tea, coffee and cakes of some sort. Jamie L. Harding

Writer

How to make low carb coffee cake muffins

I love to make a batch of these muffins on Sunday and freeze the whole batch to have one every day for breakfast as long as they last. There’s something rather wonderful about a cinnamon muffin with butter melting into it along with a steaming coffee to make your day seem brighter. Now, imagine that slow motion first bite…let’s get started!

First, take out a regular muffin tin and place in it 12 silicone baking cups or other liners. Silicone liners are fabulous because you can use them over and over again and they make the muffing super-easy to get out once it’s baked. Second, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Next, here’s where there’s a couple of ways to do things. Due to the fact it’s the one I use all the time and the simplest for me, I’m going to start with my preferred method. To begin, take out your blender. I use a high-speed Vitamix, but most any would probably work for this.

Low carb coffee cake muffins, side stack

Blender Method

Then, assemble all your ingredients together. In addition, place the cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla in the blender and blend on a high speed for 30-40 seconds or until it’s all well combined without any white bits of cream cheese noticeable. I like this way because of the fact well, I can be forgetful or lazy or both and forget to set out the cream cheese and eggs to warm up to room temperature. For this reason, I love the fact the high-speed blender doesn’t care and whips those together without any little cold bits.

Mixer Method

Alternatively, you can also mix these ingredients together in a standing or hand mixer. In contrast to the blender, I’ve found when I use the mixer all the ingredients need to be room temperature or even a little warmer to combine properly. But not to worry, it can be done easily if you get your ingredients ready.

Prep the low carb coffee cake muffins to bake

After that, pull out a large bowl and measure in it the almond and coconut flours, baking powder, salt, sweetener, and cinnamon. Then whisk it all together evenly.

Next, go back to your blender or other bowl and pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix them together with a spatula or mixer. Because I normally use a blender for these low carb coffee cake muffins, I generally just use a spatula to mix all the other ingredients together. It works fairly easily.

Once those are combined, slowly add in the almond milk, and fold it into the muffin batter until the batter is similar to that of a thick cake. The amount of almond milk will depend on the type of almond flour used because they can vary so much! I use Barney’s almond flour because we have another nut allergy in the house and at last check, Barney’s only produces almond products in their facility in California. However, if you have a severe nut allergy or someone in your family does please double check on the processing because companies can change. In any event, so far we’ve had great luck with Barney’s.

Low carb coffee cake muffins, overhead stack

How to make the low carb coffee cake muffin topping

I say topping but it really also the filling too! Nothing like one mixture doing double duty! To make the topping, measure out the cubed butter, almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and sweetener in a medium bowl. As far as sweetener goes, I use Swerve in most of my recipes. I don’t know if you saw it, but Swerve just came out with a new Brown Swerve that’s awesome for this recipe! It’s not available everywhere, but I got mine on Amazon here if you’d like to try it. You can also use Swerve confectioners or another similar powdered sweetener.

Now’s where I like my handy dandy gadgets, but a fork can work almost as well for this next job. I use a pastry blender (or fork) to mix together the topping so everything’s combined. But here’s a tip! The butter should still be cold and in chunks. Certainly, do not melt it with your hands or completely whip in with the other ingredients. That’s why we use the pastry blender or fork. Then the butter’s in delightfully small pea-sized packages to melt in the oven.

Bake the muffins

Once the muffin batter and topping are prepared, in the lined muffin tin, spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into the bottom of each muffin cup.

Then, sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of the topping/filling on each one. Next, I like to use an ice cream scoop to evenly divide the rest of the batter on the muffins. Last but not least, top each one with the remaining topping/filling.

Lastly, bake in a 325 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Bonus! Consequently, your house will smell amazing. If you like butter and cinnamon that is.

Open low carb coffee cake muffin with butter, closeup

Soup to the rescue!

When the weather starts to chill I always love a good keto soup. This one’s a hit around our house!

Low Carb Coffee Cake Muffins Printable Recipe:

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Low Carb Coffee Cake Muffins

Bite through a cinnamon and buttery crunch to the fluffy melt in your mouth muffin perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: low carb coffee cake muffins
Servings: 12
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Muffin batter

  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sweetener Swerve or other
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Topping (filling)

  • 3 tbsp butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sweetener Regular or brown Swerve (or other of choice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts optional

Instructions

  • First, line a muffin tin with 12 silicone baking cups or other liners and preheat the oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Second, place cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla in a blender and blend on a high speed for 30-40 seconds or until well combined. OR mix together in a standing mixer. 
  • Third, in a large bowl, place the almond and coconut flours, baking powder, salt, sweetener, and cinnamon and whisk together evenly.
  • Then, pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together with a spatula or mixer.
  • Next, add in the almond milk slowly combining with the muffin batter until batter is similar to a thick cake batter. The amount of almond milk will depend on the type of almond flour used.

Topping / Filling

  • Place the butter, almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and sweetener in a medium bowl.
  • Use a pastry blender or fork to mix together the topping so everything's combined, and the butter's in small pea-sized pieces.

Bake

    Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter in the bottom of each muffin cup.

    • Sprinkle a heaping teaspoon of the topping/filling on each one.
    • Evenly disperse the rest of the batter on the muffins then top each one with the remaining topping/filling.
    • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts

    • Servings 12.0
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories 130
    • % Daily Value
    • *Total Fat 11 g
    • Total Carbohydrate 5 g
    • Sugars 1 g 
    • Protein 4 g
    *Nutrition facts based on a calculation using myfitnesspal.com

    Muffins for breakfast

    There’s something so simple and easy in being able to grab a low carb muffin for breakfast. You don’t have to heat the oven up or make the house smell like bacon, although that can be a good thing too! Most of all, it’s a ready item you can grab quickly and not succumb to the coffee house coffee cake later in the day when you can’t find anything to eat. Although I don’t know about you, I’ve found all those treats are not even all that tempting to me anymore, and this low carb and keto way of life is a pretty spectacular choice for my health and known temptations.

    I hope you try this recipe and love it as much as I do! Please tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma if you do end up making it. I’d love to see how it worked for you!

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    First of all, please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Therefore, 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. Of course, this is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. Also, 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 low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini

    Easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini

    The perfect low carb parmesan goodness on a plate. Take a bite to indulge in cheesy zucchini and your taste buds will love the hit of garlic and jalapeño. This easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini is truly awesome.

    Seriously, I eat this stuff off the pan like candy. And do you know what? I’m going to tell you a little secret. I have a love-hate relationship with zucchini. Gasp. Yes, it’s true. 

    As someone who adores having a garden, I LOVE it because zucchini is one of those plants that seem to thrive no matter what you throw at it. I can kill everything else in the garden, and I’ll still get a million zucchini I don’t always know what to do with.

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    Yes, I love anticipating the first garden zucchini of the year. What don’t I love? Eating the hundredth zucchini of the summer. Unfortunately, I grow less enthusiastic about zucchini as the summer progresses. Truly, you can always love zucchini muffins, bars, breads, what have you, but what’s a challenge for me is how to enjoy zucchini cooked, savory, or on its own.

    That’s where this easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini recipe is a small miracle! It’s really that good. Try it. I dare you.

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    To make this super easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini you’ll need:

    That’s about it for kitchen gadgets!

    Baked zucchini pan side

    How to make easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini

    To begin, I have to give credit for the inspiration of this recipe to my friend and fellow gardener Melissa. It’s funny, because whenever friends with gardens, who like to eat, get together in summer the subject inevitably turns to what to do with all that zucchini! Or maybe it’s just me and my friends. Anyway, all I know is I like to discuss zucchini recipes, and Melissa’s ideas are pretty fabulous.

    Now really how to make garlic parmesan zucchini

    First, take out a baking sheet and line it with foil.

    Second, get out the olive oil and brush 2 tablespoons over the foil to coat it pretty evenly. After that take your cutting board and knife to slice the zucchini in slices about 1/3 of an inch thick.

    Take those slices and spread them out all over to cover the baking sheet. Push the zucchini slices close together to make sort of a base for the toppings.

    Next, use the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil to drizzle or brush on the zucchini. Once that’s complete salt and pepper the zucchini to taste.

    Then, sprinkle the minced garlic all over the zucchini so each piece has at least a little bit of garlic to flavor it.

    Parmesan cheese and jalapeño!

    Pan of easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini to bake

    Now’s the fun part! Take a good cup of grated parmesan cheese and spread it all over, then top with slices of jalapeño. If you are not one for spicy peppers leave the jalapeño off, but let me tell you it’s pretty darn good with the zucchini and cheese.

    Tip: As another option, if you’d just like to tone down the heat, you can remove the membrane and seeds from inside the pepper then slice it over the cheese.

    Next, grab the edges of the foil with the zucchini and toppings and slide it off the baking sheet and onto the grill on a medium-high heat for twenty minutes or until the edges begin to brown and cheese melts.

    OR if you don’t wish to use a grill, you can bake in a 400 degree (F) oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes or until again, the edges are brown.

    A good rule of thumb? Either way you do it, keep an eye on it. Grills and ovens can vary in temperature.

    Bite of low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini

    What else do you make with zucchini?

    So do you garden? Are your zucchini as abundant as ours this year? We’ve actually been through three pretty big hailstorms this year which has stopped many things from growing but not the zucchini. It’s definitely a hardy, strong plant, and the whole family loves it! How do you prefer it? Salty or sweet? Zoodles or bars? Try this recipe out, and if you can get the kids to at least try it I will bet even they’ll gobble it up. Until next time!

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    Easy low carb grilled garlic parmesan zucchini printable recipe

    Easy low carb garlic parmesan zucchini
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    Low Carb Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

    The perfect low carb parmesan goodness on a plate. Take a bite to indulge in cheesy zucchini and your taste buds will love the hit of garlic and jalapeño.
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time20 mins
    Total Time25 mins
    Course: Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
    Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
    Keyword: garlic parmesan zucchini, grilled zucchini, low carb garlic parmesan zucchini
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 168kcal
    Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

    Ingredients

    • 2 zucchini medium
    • 6 cloves garlic minced
    • 4 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 jalapeño sliced
    • 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
    • 1/2 tsp pepper more or less to taste

    Instructions

    • First, take a baking sheet and line it with foil.
    • Second, brush 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the foil coating it evenly.
    • Then slice the zucchini about 1/3 of an inch thick and spread it out to cover the baking sheet. Place the zucchini slices close together.
    • Next, drizzle or brush the zucchini with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
    • Salt and pepper the zucchini to taste.
    • Then, spread the minced garlic over the zucchini so each piece has some on it.
    • Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over it all and then top with slices of jalapeño. The jalapeño is optional. Leave it off if you don't like spice.
    • Take the foil with the zucchini and toppings and place it on the grill on a medium heat for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown and cheese melts.
    • OR bake in a 400 degree (F) oven for 20 minutes or until edges are brown. Keep an eye on it.

    Notes

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings 6.0
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 168
     
    Total Fat 14 g  
    Saturated Fat 4 g  
    Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 15 mg  
    Sodium 261 mg  
    Potassium 209 mg  
    Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
    Dietary Fiber 1 g  
    Sugars 2 g  
    Protein 7 g
    *Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

    Nutrition Disclaimer

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

    Best 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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    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!

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

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    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?

    I am super-proud of this recipe and personally make it all the time. If you make this recipe – the best chewy keto chocolate chip cookies, I’d love to see them! Tag me in your recipe pics on Instagram @explorermomma. If you LOVE the recipe please consider giving it a five-star rating in the review area below! Thanks all!

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    Printable recipe: The best keto chocolate chip cookies

    Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

    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!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time15 mins
    Total Time25 mins
    Course: Dessert, Snack
    Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
    Keyword: Keto chocolate chip cookies, Low carb chocolate chip cookies
    Servings: 18
    Calories: 74kcal
    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

    • Whisk together the butter, sweetener (Swerve), vanilla, baking soda, salt, and yacon syrup (if using).
    • 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.
    • Add in the chocolate chips and mix until they're evenly dispersed.
    • Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
    • Then roll balls of two tablespoons of dough and place them two inches apart on the pan.
    • Dip a glass in water and use it to press down each cookie to about half an inch.
    • Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown.

    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.

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