Delicious Cheesy Keto “Corn” Bread

In this keto “corn bread” we’ll sub the corn kernels with chopped yellow peppers and add an optional tsp of pure corn extract if you have – it’s pricey but worth it and lasts a long time! The almond flour gives a lovely corn meal texture. This is a moist cheesy bread and really delicious. You could also bake these in a muffin pan and cut the baking time.

  • ¼ cup olive oil + 1 tblsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 1 green mild chili, finely chopped (optional)
  • 4 garlic cloves diced (optional)
  • 1 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tblsp keto honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tsp corn extract (optional)
  1. Heat oil and butter in a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven and saute diced veggies until soft and translucent. Let cool while you prepare your other ingredients.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Mix together wet ingredients and add to dry.
  4. Scrape in the cooled veg and buttery oil mix into the batter and mix gently. Turn batter into the skillet making sure your skillet is still well greased and bake at 375⁰ F for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly brown on top.
  5. Top with butter and sprinkle with Cayenne or Smoked Paprika if you like a little bit of zing.

Serve warm and refrigerate to store.


Keto Chocolate Orange Pound Cake

This is a nice moist slightly heavy heavenly dark chocolate pound cake with a lovely orange flavour. I used a bundt pan. If you split this into 2 loaves be sure to lessen the bake time. I blitzed 2 tiny mandarins in (or use a small orange) – use sugar-free orange essence if you prefer.

It’s the best lchf keto cake I’ve created.

Chocolate Orange Pound Cake

  • 4 oz melted butter (½ cup)
  • 3 oz dark cocoa (½ cup)
  • 12 oz brown keto sugar (2 cups)
  • 13 oz almond flour (2 ½ cups)
  • 3 oz coconut flour (½ cup)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sour cream or yogurt/ buttermilk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tblspns olive oil
  • 2 small mandarin or 1 small orange, cut into segments including peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

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Zesty Pepper, Herb and Feta Relish

Great with burgers, lamb chops, on green salad … or anything really!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pickled peppadews or mama lils peppers (about 16)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced or 1/2 lemon
  • 1 thumb ginger, pressed through garlic press
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes or Korean Gochugaru
  • 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley if you don’t like cilantro, fresh mint might be good too
  • 1/2 block feta, chopped (I used goat feta here, yum!)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1/2 tsp harissa (optional)

Keeper Keto Coconut Cookies

Oatbran and toasted coconut are the stars in this recipe. You can substitute non keto for the flours, oatbran (oats) and use normal brown sugar. Leave out the beef collagen if you prefer. It will be slightly less chewy but fine!

  • 1 oz or 2 tbl cream cheese
  • 5 oz or 10 tbl butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence and/or
  • 2 tsp rum essence

Beat wet ingredients together well.

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Keto Chocolate Coffee Olive Oil Cake

It’s birthday weekend for my Sweetie, so time to bake. This is my keto version of an olive oil flourless chocolate cake bake. I can’t remember where I got this recipe or when I changed it up, but here it is, in a keto version. Rich, dense coffee flavoured chocolate cake! It’s very very good though not too photogenic.

Summary of what we do:

Filter strong cup of coffee and dissolve sugar in it and stir in cocoa. Beat eggs and olive oil; add almond flour and mix together, combine with wet olive oil mix and lastly add cocoa mix then bake 45 to 50 minutes at 325⁰F/160⁰F

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Keto Raspberry Cupcakes

We’re back from camping at the coast where we were nestled in a temperate rain forest we love deeply and just a few hours drive away. There is something about living in a tented home that speaks to old memories of the soul. Completely unplugged and uncluttered. It’s renewing and a restorative sacred reminder of how simply we can exist. I was sad to leave.

I went grocery shopping on our return and came home with some beautiful raspberries and felt like cupcakes. Here is my final recipe after some hesitation about adding chocolate, I decided they would be lovely without … and they are! Yes, those are strawberries decorating them, I forgot to keep some raspberries back for decorating! I used mint leaves too.

Summary:

Make sure butter, eggs and cream cheese are all at room temperature. It prevents your batter curdling.

Prep your cupcake pan first. Always nice to get that out of the way. We’ll bake at 350⁰F for +-30 minutes. First, melting butter and sugar together; then whisking the dry ingredients together; separating the eggs and beating the whites until stiff; lastly, adding the beaten egg yolks together with the buttermilk and cream cheese and then mixing the batter all together. While baking, make your icing. I made a butter and cream cheese glaze, adding rose and vanilla essence and a few fresh raspberries.

This may make more batter than a dozen cupcakes, so I made two little dessert treats on the side in little flan dishes.

Recipe:

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Keto Nut Butter Cookies with chocolate chips

We had some almond butter that was in the cupboard for months. So here is a quick little recipe I put together to use it up. I’m sure that peanut butter would be just as delicious, or any other nut butter!

Summary: we’ll be mixing the eggs and keto sugar first, then beating in the nut butter (it’s a workout without a beater!). Adding almond and vanilla essence, a little bit of nut flour and then once mixed placing teaspoons-full into a greased baking pan preferably lined with parchment paper. Press with an oiled fork, push in a few keto chocolate chips if you like and finish with a grind of Himalayan salt. Bake at 350⁰F for 12 – 15 minutes until browned. Makes about 20.

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Keto Lamb Stew: the spring edition

Hello! It’s been a while as life has been busy with getting vaccinated, more work and less time for cooking. Yesterday I made this ground lamb stew. We had some beautiful big radish and I subbed them as potatoes. I’m sure you know, but radish cook soft and just like potatoes, absorb the delicious flavours of a stew and are very satisfying.

To summarise: while browning the onion cut your veggies up, add the lamb, veggies and top with herbs, fresh or dried, add seasoning and simmer until tenderly cooked. Lets go!

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Keto Mexican Cheese Corn Bread

You guys, this is really delicious. I’ve never been a fan of corn on the cob, or served up piled on my plate. But I do love corn bread. My Mother makes a steamed corn bread with minced corn that is utterly sublime. It is steamed in a pressure cooker in a deep pudding bowl with a tented aluminum foil lid tied down with cooking string. Utterly delicious. I wish I had a photo of it from back in the day!

Here is my recipe which is a fond throwback to my very old and most thumbed, loved and favourite recipe book, Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. More on this marvelous and beloved vegetarian book after my recipe adaptation to a keto-friendly recipe with some changes. No sweetcorn in here but a super moist corn bread with good flavours. I did purchase an entirely natural corn essence but you don’t need it!

Let’s bake!

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