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Keto Paleo Mixed Berry Crumble
As you most likely already know, I am trying out a Paleo diet, more specifically Whole 30. With that said, I am also trying to somewhat keep to a keto diet, so this recipe is appropriate for both diets, just swap the honey with artificial sweetener, and it’s now Keto approved. Crumble is never the most photogenic food, but this is a very delicious dish, plus, it’s super easy to make.
Berries are a great option for Paleo as well as Keto, as they are low in carbs for a fruit, Blueberries and blackberries are also a great source of antioxidants. This dish also easily gives 8 desert servings, as it’s quite rich and filling given the nut and coconut flour used in the crumble.
- 1 cup of chopped strawberries
- 6 oz blueberries
- 6 oz of blackberries
- 1/2 C almond flour
- 1/4 C coconut flour
- 1/4 C unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 tbsp honey, divided into 2-2 tbsp portions
- Alternatively, you can use 5 tbsp erythritol for a lower carb alternative
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil divided
- 2 tbsp water as needed
In a cast iron pan, 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil over medium heat.
Add all the berries and 2 tbsp of honey and cook for 1-2 mins, until the berries start to “bleed” (ooze juices), but don’t overcook them into a mush.
Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, and coconut shreds. Add remaining honey/sweetener and 1 tbsp of oil, and mix until it creates a fine crumb. add water as needed.
Cover berries with your crumb mixture, and bake at 350 for 10 mins, then broil for a couple minutes until crust is golden brown.
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Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps
I’ve heard about how amazing those little broccoli crisps at Trader Joe’s, but I refuse to buy something I can easily make…so voila. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for some Quick & Easy Crunchy Air Fried Broccoli Crisps. This recipe is actually super simple. and can be done in a normal oven, but will take much longer. Take a look at my Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips Recipe for some tips on how to dehydrate veggies in the oven.
But Why Use an Air Fryer?
Air fryers are awesome. they are not fryers however. First of all, if you are wondering, an airfryer is basically a mini convection oven: A convection oven heats like a normal oven, but circulates air by way of a fan. this circulation of air keeps the humidity low, and in turn, will give you a crisper “fried” like exterior on certain items. Plus, it cooks your meals quickly, which I’m all about on weeknights.
I know if you’re keto, you may prefer to deep fry thinks, which is fine, but frying is definitely more caloric and I am trying to keep my calories as low as possible. Plus, if you’re also a Bariatric patient like me, you may be a little sensitive to fats.
The Air fryer, if used at a lower temp, can also replicate a dehydrator, and if used in between, give you a bit of the best of both worlds. Okay, enough about Air Fryers, hope you enjoy the recipe!
- 2 Crowns of Broccoli
- 2 tbsp of olive oil; enough to coat lightly
- I honestly used closer to 1 tbsp
- 2 Tbsp of Tajin
- Tajin is a blend of Mexican chilies & lime
Not super keen on lime? Try changing it up these seasonings. I promise you, they will all be delicious.
As for the Steps…..
Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces.
Coat in oil and then spices.
Set air fryer to 200 degrees for 30-35 mins.
Let cool for 20-30 mins (or don’t), and enjoy! Do you have any other seasoning
suggestions or requests? Let me know in the comments!
Just A Quick Note:
As with all dehydrated veggies, this isn’t going to yield a ton of crisps. You may want to double or even triple this recipe if you’d like to have a decent amount saved! Just a thought.