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:
- 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
- Melt the coconut oil and butter in a round au gratin dish
- Add the next 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk
- Add the chocolate and nuts and the melted butter and coconut oil to the bowl and mix
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder to the bowl and whisk to combine
- Turn out mixture into the au gratin dish you used to melt the butter and oil
- Microwave for 90 seconds
- Let sit for a few minutes to set
- 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!
- 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!