Category Archives: Desserts

Quick Chocolate Macadamia Cookie/Cake

LCHF Desserts

LCHF desserts using chocolate and nuts! Why did I make this? Good question! My wife likes this kind of stuff, but I do like this once in a while. Its good, but maybe too good. Do not eat all of this at once. Share with somebody. Or better yet, just eat a quarter and put the rest in the fridge and have a quarter over  the next 3 days! Its low in carbs, for what it is, but just take it easy and spread out the love over a few days!

Here we go:

Ingredients

  • 1 tbl coconut oil
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • dash of vanilla
  • 2 tsp xylitol sugar, carbs 8g
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 high cacao chocolate bar, chopped, carbs 4g
  • 8 macadamia nuts, chopped, carbs 2g
  • 1/4 cup almond flour, carbs 6g
  • 1tbl coconut flour, carbs 5g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  1. Melt the coconut oil and butter in a round au gratin dish
  2. Add the next 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk
  3. Add the chocolate and nuts and the melted butter and coconut oil to the bowl and mix
  4. Add the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder to the bowl and whisk to combine
  5. Turn out mixture into the au gratin dish you used to melt the butter and oil
  6. Microwave for 90 seconds
  7. Let sit for a few minutes to set
  8. If you want a little crunch, you could put the dish in a toaster oven and broil for 2 minutes to brown the top. Be careful!
  9. Turn out onto a dish and enjoy!

So as you can see, total carbs is around 25g. So if you split into 4 servings, you’re good. DON’T eat it all at once! You’ll spike your blood sugar and fall out of ketosis. If you’re not worried about ketosis, all I can say is everything in moderation!

This is the au gratin dish I used.

Use a high cocoa dark chocolate for low carbs

I like to use xylitol or Swerve for sugar. Its lower carbs than regular sugar and doesn’t have a funny aftertaste like other low carb sugars.

Almond and coconut flours.

My wife and I ate just about half and saved the rest for later, or another day. We’ll see!

Chocolate Fat Bombs

Chocolate Fat Bombs

It may be hard to believe, but sometimes after a day of eating bacon and eggs with eggs cooked in coconut oil, roasted chicken with the fatty skin and some veggies dripping with butter, a salad with avocado I still haven’t eaten enough fat! So you hit yourself with a FAT BOMB! And why not make it taste good with some chocolate and your favorite nut butter?! These will shock and awe you! Control yourself, just eat one or two a day!
So here’s my version:
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate that’s at least 80% cocoa butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter from grass fed cows, or more coconut oil if you’re dairy free
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter like almond butter. I used a pecan nut butter.
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream from grass fed cows and/or organic, or coconut cream if you’re dairy free
Put the chocolate and butter in a large glass measuring cup and microwave on high for 1 minute. Check it out and make sure it has melted all the way. If not nuke for another 10 to 20 seconds. When its all fully melted add the coconut oil. Whisk to combine. Add the nut butter and whisk to combine. Then add the heavy cream and whisk to combine. Scrap into a silicone mold and freeze for a half hour. Pop them out into a container that you can refrigerate and enjoy when you need a snack and some fat! These worked out to a total of 2 grams of carbohydrates each and it made 20 of them.
Instead of a chocolate bar that you have to melt, you can use 2 tbls of raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder. Just don’t put that in the micro. Melt the butter and coconut oil first, then add the powder with the rest of the ingredients. If you need more sweetness than what you get from the nut butter, use a few drops of stevia or a tabl of honey! But the honey will up the carbs, then you really have to watch out how many and how fast you eat them!

Macadamia Meal

Make your own fresh, macadamia meal!

CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION!!!
Just because these are low carb versions of fully loaded carb desserts doesn’t mean you can eat these three times a day! Everything in moderation. I only eat desserts on my weekend and a lot of times just on one day with that day being Sunday in most cases. Of course, you can use any nut you want to make meal with.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

I suggest you don’t tell anybody what the ingredients are until after they start eating their serving of Mousse. Better yet, wait until they’re done! I’ve done experiments with this in my restaurant. If you tell someone upfront that the mousse is made with avocado, there is a good chance they won’t like it. If you wait until after they are done, there is a really good chance they’ll say they liked it!

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbl raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbl honey
  • pinch of salt
  • heavy whipping cream (optional, but really good)
Put all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. If needed (and you don’t mind adding dairy to this recipe) you may add 1 to 2 tbl of heavy cream to get the mixture smoothly incorporated. Otherwise, scrape bowl and make sure its all smooth.

LCHF Waffles

Waffles!

1 egg
1 tsp avocado or olive oil
2 tbls coconut milk
pinch of salt
2 tbl coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Heat your waffle iron
whisk egg, oil, coconut milk and salt in a bowl
add coconut flour and baking powder and whisk until blended
Add mixture to waffle iron
cook to waffle iron directions which is usually… add the batter, close the lid, when the red light comes back on, its done!

Dairy Free Ice Cream (coconut milk)

Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Low carb, dairy free ice cream!

2 eggs
2 cups unsweetened Coconut Milk
2 tbls honey
1 can coconut cream (in the can)
2 tsp vanilla extract
in a saucepan, stir together the eggs, honey and coconut milk
in a container large enough (1 quart+) to hold all the ingredients, put the can of coconut milk and vanilla
turn the heat on medium on the saucepan
stir the egg/milk/honey mixture until thick and creamy. DO NOT BOIL!
if you see bubbles, quickly dump the mixture in to the coconut milk mixture to cool quickly
refrigerate overnight
freeze in an ice cream machine and enjoy with berries
Note: This ice cream was delicious when it was fresh. After I put the rest in the freezer, it froze rock hard. No softness to it at all. I think that’s because the fat content was not up there. If you don’t mind dairy, I would use heavy whipping cream instead of the unsweetened coconut milk and if you do that, cook the eggs with the can of coconut milk instead. Don’t cook the cream with the eggs.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Cake in a Coffee Mug

Cooks in one minute in the microwave

Here’s the recipe
1 tbl coconut oil
1 egg
1 tsp honey
2 tbl macadamia meal or almond meal
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt (in the video a graphic says 1/2 tsp, but use a pinch instead)
melt the coconut oil in the coffee mug
add the honey and the egg and mix with a fork
add the macadamia meal, cacao powder, baking powder and salt
mix thoroughly with the fork
cook in a microwave on high for one minute
let cool a little bit
eat with berries, whipped heavy cream and/or chocolate sauce
Remember: Keep the sweetness low! Honey is Primal, but it is a lot of carbs!