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Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin)

Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake (Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin) If you didn’t know, I just had a recently revalation that Brussels Sprouts can actually be incredibly tasty with this awesome Sweet and Sour Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe.  Today, I bring this incredibly gooey “Blissful Bacon Brussels Bake […]

Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly)

Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly)

Creamy Cashew Hummus (Keto & Paleo Friendly) I think the hardest part about being on a keto diet is not missing out on breads or sweets or even fruit because there are substitutes for those, or you can just have them in small quantities. But […]

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, keto or otherwise . Creamy, tangy, and just a tiny bit salty, it just hits so many flavor notes, while not being overly sweet.  My problem with most sweeteners is they just don’t hold up well in baking, and they certainly don’t react in the same manner as sugar.  Often why “sugar-free desserts” can be kind of…gross.  But don’t worry keto fam, because we’ve brought Chocolate Lovers Keto Friendly Cheesecake to the rescue! It doesn’t use sugar to tenderness like cakes, and has enough salt to simulate the flavor enhancing qualities of sugar, that artificial don’t have.

This recipe can be modified in many ways,  For example  you can drizzle with a fruit sauce, or add some lemon juice and zest to it for a different taste.  Since I was contacted by ChocZero to try some of their keto-friendly chocolate, I thought this would be a great opportunity to bake with their product. Heads up, I was not paid to use their product, but, I must say, I really like the flavor.  They use monk fruit which is a natural sweetener, and they only have have 1 net carb per square. #winning

Side not this was 100% Cody’s creation, as much as I want to take full credit for this beauty, I cant– so thanks boo!

Ingredients

  • 24 oz cream cheese
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 1/4 C Monkfruit, or equivalent substitute
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 C almond meal
  • 1/3 C coconut flour
  • 1/4 C cacao nibs
  • 1/3 C ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 squares of ChocZero chocolate
    • I used two milk chocolate and two  50% dark
    • Alliteratively use 40g of sugar-free chocolate

Preheat oven to 325F.

In a food processor, combine almond and coconut flour,  1/4C of monkfruit and cacao nibs.  Pulse mixture until the nibs have broken up: For about 15-30 seconds.  You don’t want them to turn into coco powder, but you don’t want big hunks of nibs.  Next, add ghee and salt and continue to pulse until a crumb forms.  Then, take a 10 inch springform pan, and press crumb into bottom. Tip: To make this much easier, get crumb somewhat even, then take a piece of parchment paper, lay on top of the crumb, and use a heavy sauce pan to press down, it makes compacting the crust quick, and uniform, unlike pressing with your hands.

In a mixing bowl, combine your cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, and eggs and beat until somewhat smooth.  You don’t need it perfect, I promise! But, you also do not want any clumps of cream cheese to be bigger than a grain of rice.  Now add remaining sweetener and continue to mix until sweetener is dissolved.  You know I’m a huge fan of erythritol, but you may want to try these Lakanto Monkfruit Sugar Substitute.  Although they have erythritol as well, the 50% monkfruit allows it to dissolve much better than the straight erythritol I have, which is essential for good keto baking.

 

Finally, pour batter into pan over the crust.  Tap pan on the counter to level as this will get rid of any air pockets.  Then, place the cheesecake into the oven for one hour, or, until the center is loosely set and not runny.  If you are not sure, just tap the pan, the cheesecake shouldn’t wiggle at all.

Once the center of the cake has set, turn off the oven, crack open the door, and let cool in the oven for one hour. Doing it as so will prevent this beautiful cake from cracking, compared to just leaving it out to cool.  After the hour is up, remove from the oven and chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but overnight is better.

Once cake has completely chilled, break up pieces of chocolate and microwave until melted.  Drizzle on top for tasty, and beautiful-looking

 

cheesecake!  Enjoy!

Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake | Fat to Fit Chick
Chocolate Lovers Keto-Friendly Cheesecake
Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie

Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Keto/Paleo Blondie Uhm, yum! Dessert time!  Here is a recipe that can easily be modified whether you’re keto or paleo.  I hope you, my lovely and amazing readers don’t mind that I list alternatives for the recipes.  The eating styles can […]

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie Shepherd’s pie has got to be one of my most favorite recipes of all time.  It’s such a great comfort food to me.  The soft, delicious potatoes compliment the snap of the green beans mixed with the slightly […]

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork Medallions

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Pork MedallionsIf anyone has gone to a Brazilian steakhouse, they know that they serve a lot more than steak. One of my favorite items that’s often on the

menu is the hunks of pork, covered in garlic and Parmesan.  I’m sure there is an official name for it, but you get the point.  Wanting something like this, we decided to bust out the air fryer and see if we could replicate it.  I think we did a pretty good job, it almost tastes breaded, and it’s low carb, and very easy to make!  Pair it with my Freshly Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad for a delicious combination.

I would love to know what you all think of this recipe.  Do any of you own an airfryer?  It’s so easy to cook with, doesn’t heat up the house unlike my oven, and I’ve been able to cook so much with it!  Stay tuned, air-fryer recipes to come.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
    • this is optional

To begin, cut the pork into 1 oz pieces, or chunks.

In a large bowl add coat the tenderloin in garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes and let marinate in the fridge for 30 mins.

 

Once time has elapse, evenly coat with Parmesan cheese.

Set your airfryer 350 for and cook for 15 mins.