Do You Have Your Keto Basics?
For All Keto Dessert Lovers!
I’m a firm believer of enjoying the foods you love. If you’ve got a soft spot for desserts like I do, it’s fun to adapt them to your healthier lifestyle. Even on a low carb diet, your choices for dessert are endless if you’ve got the right tools and some creativity!
Some of my baking must haves include
- erythritol – a sugar alcohol naturally derived from plant sources, it is 70% as sweet as sugar and is 0 carb! It also doesn’t cause an insulin spike, which is important for hormone balance and weight loss.
- almond flour – made of 100% ground up almonds, it takes the place of regular flour, though not as good at rising. Still, it has about 10% of the carbs as regular flour, so it works for us!
- coconut oil – a keto must have. Full of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are an excellent source for fuel for our bodies.
A combination of these plus butter, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla and a few other already keto friendly ingredients can result in some amazing treats!
Low Carb Caramel
One thing I never thought I’d be enjoying is caramel! Caramel is essentially cooked sugar. And while I had erythritol doing all my low carb sweetening for me, I wasn’t sure if it could give me the same results as table sugar. But it did!
The low carb caramel turned out so tasty! The flavor, it turns out comes mostly from the butter and how golden brown you let it turn. The deeper brown, the richer the flavor of the caramel. Careful, though, don’t let it get too brown, it’ll taste a little burned. So excited to use this low carb caramel on low carb ice cream or my favorite keto lava cake!
To take this caramel to the next level, consider adding an optional pump or two of Torani Sugar-free Caramel Syrup! It’ll sweeten and add caramel flavor.
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