Saturday, July 16, 2011

Peanut butter cake in 2 minutes, with 5.8 grams net carbs.

No really, I'm not kidding. This is one of those one minute cakes in the microwave recipes adapted to be lower in carbs. I LOVE it, it's fluffy and light and sweet and FAST. I adapted it from this recipe simply by substituting the flour and sugar, and I would imagine it would be even lower than 5.8 grams if you used a lower carb peanut butter like a fresh ground one with no sugar added, or even unsweetened almond butter, and I'm drooling at the idea of trying this with macadamia nut butter...

Think of the possibilities for mix ins as well- cacao nibs or low carb chocolate chunks, peanuts, coconut flakes etc...

1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon Xylitol
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tbsp coconut flour
2 tablespoons peanut butter

Mix it all up and pour it into a greased microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it's set. Flip it onto a plate and drizzle some no sugar added chocolate syrup on top.

Here's the nutritional breakdown if you eat the whole thing yourself, minus the chocolate syrup:

Calories 254Calories from Fat 185
Total Fat 20.5g
Saturated Fat 4.7g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 211mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.8
Dietary Fiber 2.0g
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 13.6g
Vitamin A 4% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15% • Iron 9%

Not too shabby for an emergency dessert. I would imagine you could substitute some other flours like nut flours or what not if you wanted or didn't have coconut flour on hand, just be sure to increase it to a heaping tablespoon instead of half and be aware the texture won't be as smooth and fluffy.

This was really good- fluffy and sweet and peanut buttery.

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm back!!!

Oh have I found some awesome recipes and ideas for successfully adopting a low carb lifestyle. I'll just start by saying that I LOVE these blogs for ideas and recipes and inspiration:

I liked the 24/7 Low Carb Diner so much that I bought the cook book (some great recipes and time saving ideas and strategies in there, I recommend it to anyone trying to low carb)

I'll start sharing tips and recipes in the near future, keep an eye out for them!