I absolutely love cinnamon and I love the smell in the house when baking with cinnamon. I tend to overdose on cinnamon in December and at Christmas, but these lovely American-style cinnamon treats are wonderful all year round. At only 1 net carbs per roll, you can have more than one – because one simply
TRADITIONAL DEVON SCONES
(The Keto Way)
Because it’s early Summer in the UK and we have an abundance of fresh strawberries (with which to make keto strawberry jam (see my recipe earlier in the blog), I’ve been trying to find the perfect scone recipe on which I can lavish jam and clotted cream – in the traditional Devonshire way. This recipe, with lupin flour, does deliver a traditional Devon Scone (the keto way). They are light and sweet and a perfect afternoon treat that even your non-keto guests will enjoy. At only 1g net carbs each served with dairy butter, even with a good teaspoon of jam and lashings of clotted cream, you can treat yourself whenever you fancy this quintessential English afternoon tea treat.
Recipe adapted from www.queenketo.com
I’ve tried a few keto scone recipes, but have had to merge three recipes to get something that works with my preferred ingredients and that I actually like. So here it is: Probably the best keto scone recipe! They are slightly sweet and slightly moist with a great crumb, but not dry and crumbly. They are fantastic with just butter and equally delicious served with keto Strawberry Jam (from this blog) and lashings of whipped cream. At only 5 net carbs each, you can afford to add lashings of butter or cream and a tablespoon of jam!
QUICK & EASY CARROT CAKE
I’ve adapted this lovely, moist, carrot cake recipe from my favourite Banana Bread recipe. It’s a low-carb, rather than keen keto, option, but it is nonetheless delicious and worthy of a try for a special treat. I’ve managed to finesse a reasonable option for the traditional cream-cheese filling and topping too. This cake is made in a loaf tin to provide 12 slices and without the cream cheese, it’s 6 carbs per slice and with the addition of filling and topping, it comes in at 6.5 carbs per slice.
This lovely, simple, cake is delicious just on it’s own with a cuppa, but can be easily adapted to add chocolate, caramel, lemon, orange – anything you fancy really. I just love it on it’s own. It’s a 10-12 slice loaf cake that takes just 1 hour to make and bake and with only 5 carbs per slice, it’s a little keto power-house of vanilla sweetness and comfort.
STRAWBERRY & CHERRY VODKA JAM
OMG – Who can eat jam like this on a diet? This fantastic, sweet, and flavourful jam is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth on a keto, low-carb or regular low-calorie diet. The only carbohydrates come from the strawberries themselves and at only 1.65 carbs per tablespoon, it’s a lovely breakfast or afternoon treat you simply can’t afford to miss. The cherry vodka adds a wonderfully decadent feel to the jam to make it a special Christmas treat.
CHRISTMAS MUFFINS with TANGY FROSTING
These lovely muffins taste delicious, are packed with flavour from beautiful, rich, spices and make the whole house smell of Christmas baking. The recipe makes between 12 and 14 muffins and, together with the frosting, they come in at a nifty 5g of carbs each. Perfect with a cuppa and to have as a staple in the freezer for when visitors arrive.
HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE CAKE with SALTED CARAMEL CREAM
This is a deliciously rich, nutty cake, packed with flavour and the most delicate sweetness of salted-caramel in the cream filling and topping. It’s a recipe I developed from making the keto cake part of my tiramisu and I just know it’s going to be a staple in this house for cake treats. Although rich and sweet, it only contains 6 carbs per slice! What’s not to like?
CARROT CAKE with VANILLA FROSTING
There’s something very comforting about carrot cake. This is a spicy and moist cake, with a tangy and sweet filling, that offers a richness of flavour and texture that you would not expect from a cake you can eat on a keto or low-carb diet. With only 5.3 carbs per slice, this is an afternoon tea special you’ll want to make time and time again.
This low-carb banana bread is delicious. It’s sweet and comforting and packed full of banana flavour with a delightful texture. Bananas are not particularly keto-friendly, but this cake compromises with the banana carbs by using low-carb almond flour, eggs and baking soda to raise it. This cake is coming out at approximately 13 carbs per slice. It’s a culinary luxury for those following a strict keto diet, but certainly acceptable for those following a low-carb diet.
LEMON CARAWAY CAKE
You know when you just fancy a piece of cake with a cup of coffee or tea? Well, I have found this to be one of my favourite guilt-free pleasures. With only 5 carbs per slice, this cake is tangy, sweet and exotic and reminds me of coming home from a long walk on a cold autumnal day and sitting inside with a steaming-hot cup of coffee and a warm glow in my cheeks.
Here’s another every-day chocolate cake staple. These muffins can be made and baked in 30 minutes and filled with the most amazing combinations of sweetened and flavoured cream. With only 4g of carbs per muffin, even with a cream filling, this is a daily treat you can always afford.