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Living the Paleo/Keto lifestyle doesn’t mean one has to go without dessert!
I don’t bake much anymore, and here is the reason why. Almond flour is expensive-even if you make your own because, well, almonds are expensive. Most baked goods on a Paleo/Keto diet call for almond and/or coconut flour to keep you eating the low carb life.
This bag is 11oz. and the price most everywhere is $8.99.
There are exceptions, of course, like the other night when I just had to have this Vanilla Keto Mug Cake. It would have been so worth it too, if I hadn’t used the spoiled coconut oil I had put back for body use only. Talk about sick 🙁
Mug cakes don’t take much flour, and you can’t really call that “baking” either since it’s whipped up in the microwave in about a minute. But it is satisfying, quick, and delicious!
There have been times though, when I’ve been craving something baked, looked up the recipe and it calls for 2 1/2 cups of almond flour!! There is 8oz in a cup, so y’all do the math. Maybe I would make something for a special occasion, but I can’t afford to bake much.
What I Do Instead
I love fat bombs, cookies, and mug cakes so I never really have to go with a little something sweet. “A small bite is better than none at all” is pretty much my philosophy.
Over the weekend I made these oh so delicious Keto Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites-but I have to say, bites is a bit of an overstatement, I literally have to cut them in half, they are so rich and satisfying! Even if I didn’t, however, they would still be a low carb, low sugar, high fat snack/dessert.
I substituted almond and sunflower butter mixed together for the peanut butter, and my chocolate wasn’t Lily’s (this time) but it was 85% cacao, which is perfect for those on Keto diets. The nutrition info for the original recipe is 22g of fat per cup, 4 net carbs, 3g sugar, 4g protein.
My pictures aren’t as pretty as Hey Keto Mama’s (especially after cutting them in half) but that did not ruin the taste, let me tell you!
If you would like to try this recipe, here is the link. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Click here: Hey Keto Mama and if you try them let me know! My brother and my dad tried them after family dinner yesterday and they said they were surprisingly good.
Bottom line is, you don’t have to bake an entire cake to satisfy your sweet tooth. Having a cookie or a fat bomb will not only do that, it will keep you on track of your goal to stay in ketosis.
Check out my saves on Pinterest and give some fat bombs or Keto mug cakes a try!