Today we are sharing the last few recipes from our holiday party. I don't usually make so many sweets, but it is the holiday season, and I am trying to warm my kids up to the idea of living the keto lifestyle. My children are still having a hard time with the idea of breaking away from all things carb-loaded, and I can understand why. Leaving the carbs behind was tough for me too, but thankfully they are younger and haven't spent as many years addicted to sugar as I did.
You would think it would be easy to limit what your children eat when they are all 12 and younger, but it's a battle every day. They go to public school, so they face temptation there, and when we visit family, they are always bombarded by treats that aren't really treats at all.
My goal in making so many keto desserts is to show them that you can still have foods that are "fun and tasty" without harming your body. It's hard for me because I don't believe we "need" sweets in our diets, but I also have to be realistic about the world my children are living in. The last thing I want to do is get everyone on keto only to have them completely rebel in a few years and overindulge because I controlled their diets while they were children. I want them to understand that there is freedom in healthy eating.
Now, in case you are wondering, it is not my goal for the kids to be in ketosis. So for my children, I will modify their diets to include more fruits and veggies and a high enough carb count to keep them out of ketosis. I don't believe they need to be in ketosis to be healthy they just need to monitor their carb intake and eat foods that will benefit their bodies instead of destroying it.
Enough about me, let's get to these brownies shall we?
- 1/3 Cup Cream Cheese
- 3 Large Eggs
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 4 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 4 Tbsp Almond Flour
- 4 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- 4 Tbsp Erythritol or Stevia
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease a 9x13 with coconut oil
- Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth
- Pour into greased baking pan and bake for 15 minutes
- Cut into 20 small bite size pieces
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
NOTE: Deborah, one of our fabulous readers asked about the coconut milk used in this post and she made a great point. My husband has been doing the shopping for me lately and he picked up some coconut milk for me (and I am thankful because he is just as busy as I am). He grabbed the So Delicious not knowing that canned coconut milk usually has a higher fat content. I normally use the Goya brand because it is the highest fat coconut milk I have been able to find. When making these recipes be sure to get in as much fat as possible. I also assume that you will be entering your brands into a tracker so you can get your exact numbers for the day. If you already use the fattiest ingredients you will notice that your numbers don't match mine in this recipe or any other recipe I've made using So Delicious and that is fine, actually it's great. I try not to complain when my husband does anything for me because I need all the help I can get around here, but he is learning and that's all I can ask for!
Nutrition Information for Keto Brownies:
This is for 1 serving
Total Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 2g – 1g Fiber = 1 NET CARBS
Dietary Fiber 1g
* We strive to make all of our recipes according to our dietary standards. Our recipes have to meet the following criteria: Low Carb, High Fat, Moderate Protein, Sugar-Free (we only allow natural fruit, veggie, and dairy sugars in our diet, and very little stevia in the raw), and Gluten-Free. You can learn more about how we eat, and how to figure out the macronutrient amounts you need daily.
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