Low Carb Cannoli Pie

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine as well as Italian-American cuisine.

I used to visit the Italian bakery in the city when I travelled there often for work!

The biscotti and cannoli were my go to treats there!!

I can now imagine I am there again with this fantastic version of the carby cannoli’s I used to enjoy!!

Perfect topped with additional whipped cream and chocolate shavings for presentation!

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Low Carb Cannoli Pie

1 cup ricotta cheese

11 oz cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup confectioners erithrytol/swerve

1/2 tsp stevia drops

1 Tbsp gelatin

2/3 cup heavy cream; whipped with 8 drops liquid stevia

1 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Crust:

1 cup almond flour

5 Tbsp monkfruit or granulated erithrytol

1/8 tsp stevia powder

1/8 tsp maple extract

3 Tbsp butter; softened

Preheat oven to 350F.

Make the crust 1st so it can cool while you make the filling.

In a large bowl throw all of the crust ingredients in and mix with a fork. Keep working in the butter by pressing and stirring with the fork until it is all moistened. Press into an ungreased 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Now make the filling.

Start by whipping the heavy cream with the stevia drops. Set aside. Now with a mixer, whip the ricotta cheese and cream cheese together until smooth. Add in the vanilla, confectioners erithrytol and stevia drops.

Whip together well. Lightly sprinkle the gelatin over the mixture while mixing to prevent clumps.

Now mix in the whipped cream last until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread into cooled crust and let sit overnight in the fridge! This really makes a difference in flavor and texture, do not skip this waiting process!!

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

When I tried to make a low carb fudge icing I inadvertently made this treat! The trick is in getting a whipped consistency so it melts in your mouth almost instantly!

The best thing about it is that it stays firm at room temperature!! It would be perfect to make up a large batch to give as gifts as I imagine they would be good for mailing to friends and family!

You may find you can lower the carb count if you use different chocolate chips, but trust me when I say that Lilys sugar free chips did not work for me and turned into a mess! So try at your own risk!

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

1 cup 60% Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup coconut oil

15d liquid stevia

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol comparison

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Line a 9″x5″ bread pan with parchment paper, set aside.

In a small saucepan melt chocolate chips with coconut oil and monkfruit sweetener whisking well. Keep at medium low heat to not scorch the chocolate. After it is smooth, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and liquid stevia.

Place in a DIFFERENT bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

With a hand mixer, mix on medium high for 3 minutes, then return to the freezer for 10 minutes.

Then mix again for 3 minutes with the mixer.

Pour into your parchment lined pan, top with chopped pecans and put in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Remove from fridge and let sit on counter for 10 minutes. Cut lengthwise in thirds then crosswise making a total of 21 chunks.

Each chunk is 4g net carb each.

If you use other nuts to top, figure in those carbs. I have figured the carbs using the pecans.

Store long term in fridge.


Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

I love raspberries!! This hits the spot with a warm mug of unsweetened vanilla almond milk💓

This recipe is also great drizzled with my “drizzle glaze” and is perfect for 1 or 2 servings!

I received a wafflemaker as a gift! It is one that has the shape of a popular treat called a Stroopwafel from the Dutch. It makes thin and crispy waffles with shallow pockets!

In this case it lends itsself well to this yummy creation!

The berries are so perfect with the crispy chaffle, you will want to double this recipe!! I can see them being perfect with some hot tea or cappuccino in the morning❤

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

1 Tbsp butter; melted & cooled

1 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp monkfruit /or granulated sweetener

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

6 frozen raspberries

Optional glaze:

1 tsp powdered erithrytol

1/4 tsp lemon extract

1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream

Put all in a blender. Scrape sides. Blend again. Add in berries. Pulse 2 times.

Brush waffleiron with coconut oil or butter. Pour into wafflemaker middle and spread to edges.

If a small wafflemaker like DASH, pour half in.

Can top with whipped cream, or drizzle with glaze.

To make glaze, whisk all in small bowl. Drizzle over warm waffles.


Keto Gooey Buttercake

Its origin started in St.Louis,MO, but honestly I had not heard of it till a few days ago!

It reminds me of a very moist and chewy pound cake!

You have to watch it so you do not overcook it!!

You need to pull it out of the oven when its lightly brown and toothpick tests slightly gooey. If you do not, then you risk a dry and crumbly cake. It will still be tasty, but not gooey like we want!

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Keto Gooey Buttercake

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter; melted and cooled

2 lg eggs

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/3 cup erithrytol (monk fruit) or granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 cup powdered erithrytol

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl mix 1 egg and melted butter with a hand mixer. Add in almond flour, granulated sweetener, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Spread batter into the bottom of your 8×8 pan.

Set aside. In same mixing bowl add cream cheese, remaining 1 egg and powdered erithrytol. Spread onto 1st layer in pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Toothpick tested with some gooey batter left on it.

Once it has reached this point, cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp powdered erithrytol if desired.

Store in zip bag or air tight container up to 5 days. For best results, warm up leftovers before eating for best taste.


5 Favorite Recipes Using Cream Cheese

I love it when I find cream cheese on sale! I buy extra so I can make these recipes for my weekend meal prep!

Low carb living is easiest when we have something ready to go during the busy weekdays!

So here you have 5 of my favorite recipes using cream cheese!

Did you forget to set out the cream cheese to soften?

Just visit here for a trick I learned!

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For breakfast:

Blender Pancakes

Or a

Dutch Skillet Pancake

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For lunch:

Garlic Shrimp

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For dinner:

Low Carb Chicken Casserole

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For dessert:

No Bake Cheesecake

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Do you meal prep?

Let me know in the comments!


Keto Muddy Buddies (a.k.a 80’s Puppy Chow)

I remember these around fall as a kid! It would be at Halloween parties and of course at Christmas time celebrations!!

To say these are good is not in equality to the actual monumental taste these have!! The powdered erithrytol seals the deal so do not skip it!

Order some online, or grind some of your own with a coffeegrinder, but dont skip that step😁

On the nut butter, it traditionally uses peanut butter, which you can absolutely use, but we have peanut allergies so I went with 1/4 almond butter and 1/4 cashew butter. It amazingly smelled and tasted reminiscent of peanut butter!! Soo good!

Also on the butter and coconut oil…..use both or use all coconut for dairy free….or all butter for coconut free. It is a forgiving recipe that you can customize!

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Keto Muddy Buddies

1 bag plain pork rinds (3.5 – 4oz)

1/2 cup ANY nut butter (use a combo of 2 kinds or all of 1)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

4 Tbsp butter

12 drops liquid stevia, OR 1/4 tsp powdered stevia

3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol/or swerve confectioners

Pour your bag of pork rinds in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan put all ingredients in and warm up on medium heat. Whisk until melted and all incorporated.

Slowly pour half over the pork rinds in the bowl. Stir and fold with a spatula/scraper or wide spoon.

Repeat. Pour the rest and stir/fold well.

Spread it all out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat. Foil will not work well as when you try to remove,bits of foil tear off, eww. Get some parchment, its worth it!

Put into the freezer for 20 minutes.

Remove from freezer and start lifting the parchment or silpat and gently work the muddy buddies loose. Once loose, sift 1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol over all. Use a spatula to stir/fold them a bit.

I stored it in the original bag they came in, or use a gallon zip top bag.

Store in the fridge.

Carb count is determined by which nut butter you use. Figure that out and you have your calculations since the rest is carb free!


Keto Whoopie Chaffle

See,I told you I am a wafflehead!

I am all about the treats, if you cannot tell, and making them keto makes me feel like I have accomplished something huge!!

In this case, yes, I did!!

The chaffle part uses cream cheese and is super light which goes perfect with the heavy filling!!

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Keto Whoopie Chaffle

1 large egg

1 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp monkfruit or erithrytol

1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

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Filling:

3 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp heavy cream

12 to 15 drops liquid stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk the egg and cream cheese 1st till smooth, then add other ingredients. Whisk well.

Pour into a preheated waffleiron on medium for about 6 to 8 minutes.

You want them to be a little floppy, cool completely and they will stiffen up.

For the filling, mix all with a hand mixer until smooth. Spread between 2 whoopie chaffles. Put in fridge for 10 to 15 min to solidify better.

Store in fridge up to 7 days in a sealed bag or container.


Keto Chocolate Chip Chaffle

Now I am totally a wafflehead so when I heard of chaffles it was an easy sell!

So far I have only done savory ones, but this one is so good it had to have a post dedicated to it!! Even the kids loved it and I am planning on making more and making ice cream sandwiches😍

Now it might sound like an odd recipe, but roll with it, it will work!

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Keto Chocolate Chip Chaffle

1 egg
3 Tbsp monkfruit/or erithrytol
1/4 tsp maple extract
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c mozzarella
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp choc chips.

Warm up waffleiron to medium heat.

Whisk egg. Add everything to the bowl EXCEPT coconut flour & chocolate chips.

Whisk. Then add coconut flour.

Whisk well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Makes 3 waffles
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Swerve brown sugar OR Sukrin Gold can stand in for monkfruit and maple extract. Its cheaper to get the extract and granulated sweetener though!

The one in the main picture has fresh whipped cream sweetened with stevia. Then I froze it for 15 minutes!! So wonderful this way! Or cut into strips and dunk in some unsweetened almond milk!!

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Low Carb Chocolate Frosty Clouds

I loved getting the frozen chocolate treat known as a frosty!

Chocolate and frozen=😍

Now you can get close to the real thing here quickly and with tons of flavor!

Cashew butter has a sweeter flavor and is also milder than almond butter. Almond butter would work fine as a substitute.

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Low Carb Chocolate Frosty Clouds

1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1.5 tsp cashew butter, or almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops liquid stevia

Put all in a bowl of a stand mixer and whip until stiff peaks. Put in a ziploc bag. Cut one corner. Pipe 4 swirls on a small plate. Freeze 10 min. Enjoy!


Easy Keto Pizza

The dough is simple. The sauce is simple. This can easily be made WITHOUT a microwave! Shocker huh?

We haven’t had a microwave for almost 9 years. We get along great without it and this recipe works just fine on the stovetop!

The crust recipe is the usual fathead dough.

3 cups shredded mozzarella

2oz cream cheese

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup almond flour

Mix mozzarella and cream cheese in medium saucepan until it is melted and the cream cheese incorporates into it.

Remove from heat and using a wooden spoon work in the 2 eggs. Room temperature is needed so they do not cool down the cheeses.

Then add in the almond flour and baking powder. It will take some elbow power, but keep pressing and stirring until it is uniform.

Press out into a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 425F for 8 to 10 min until it has a light brown coloring.

Whack on the counter to break the bubble that forms in the middle.

Here is info for crust only, cut into 8 slices.

Top with your sauce!

I chose to make my own, of course!!

You’ll need:

  • 1 (6 oz) Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning/or basil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tiny spoon of powdered stevia (1/32) or 2 pkts
  • 1 cup+ 2Tbsp water

Put all in a bowl. Whisk well. Use to sauce up your pizza crust after the 1st crust baking.

It makes enough for 3 medium sized, 8 sliced pizzas. It keeps well in the refrigerator. I would also recommend using it in my Chicken Caccitore recipe!

This nutritional breakdown is considering you are going to be using 1/3 of the recipe.

I recommend this way of layering your pizza.

Sauce, cheese, toppings, cheese!

Don’t be afraid to mix a little cheddar in with your mozzerella for variety!

Bake for 10 min after you top your pizza.

Put under broiler for 1 to 2 min.

You have to watch it at this point because it can burn easy under the broiler.

Keto Pizza!!

So as far as carbs go, I am figuring that MY particular one with uncured pepperoni is approximately 3.5g net carbs per slice.

It helps to let the pizza cool 10 minutes on the pan before cutting!

Go make some pizza and be merry!!