Keto Style Chocolate Chip Cookie

 

chocolate chip cookie

 

As fall begins, I always get in the mood for baking. The cooler days allow us to have our windows open and enjoy the fall air. The smell of fresh baked cookies right out of the oven reminds me of making homemade chocolate chip cookies when I was young.  So, to be able to have a keto style chocolate chip cookie was important to me. As my keto journey began over 3 years ago, I had to find treats that I could have to satisfy my sweet tooth. This keto cookie hits the spot.  As with any keto treat, you have to limit how much you eat if you are trying to lose weight.

When I was young, I did not like any dessert with nuts. Now as an adult, I find the addition of nuts to be more satisfying and know that they can add nutritional value. You could make these cookies without the walnuts, however I would advise you to at least try it first. They really do make the cookie more delicious and add some omega 3 fatty acids too.

I worked on this recipe for a while and got it to where it is incredibly good. I have brought these cookies to gatherings and people did not know they were low-carb or keto.

I prefer my cookies crunchy but if you prefer yours on the softer side, you might consider using some Swerve brown sweetener  in place of some of the granulated sweetener.  I prefer to use the Lakanto golden monk fruit granular sweetener as it gives the flavor of brown sugar.

 

Instructions

With an electric mixer, cream the sweetener and the softened butter until creamy. Next add vanilla and egg and mix well. Add the almond flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Cookie dough1

Chop the walnuts into small pieces and add to the dough

Now add the Lily’s chocolate chips and stir to combine.

chocolate chip cookie dough with chocolate chips added

Keto chocolate cookie dough

 

 

Drop by 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons onto a cookie sheet with parchment or other non-stick surface. I prefer to use a scooper to make the cookies uniform and insure that my macros are correct and the cookies are uniform. I then press them down a little to make them flatter so that they cook evenly. I have experimented with leaving them in the balls but they seem to brown too quickly on the bottom and not uniformly,

 

keto chocolate chip cookie dough on cookie sheet 1

Keto chocolate chip cookie dough on cookie sheet 2

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Leave on the cookie sheet until cooled before removing them.

Chocolate chip cookies baked

Keto Style Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto chocolate chip recipe, keto cookies, keto desserts
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Jan Wallin

Equipment

  • Hand mixer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • With electric mixer, cream the butter and sweetener
  • Add the vanilla and the egg and mix until well combined
  • Add the almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix again until well combined.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and the chocolate chips and stir to combine
  • Using a 1 1/2-2 tbsp scooper, scoop onto a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper.
  • Press each cookie until a little flattened.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Let cool completely on the cookie sheet before removing them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 3g

 

Keto ice cream is good any time of year!

Keto ice cream

Summertime is the best time for keto ice cream, but I enjoy it anytime of year. The only problem is that I tend to want to eat too much of it. While preparing the nutritional facts for this post, I realized why I have put on a few extra pounds this summer. I figured out that just a half cup serving of my favorite Caramel Vanilla Keto Ice Cream has 20 grams of carbohydrates. Well, it is very easy to eat more than a half a cup. I have probably been having close to a one cup serving. The good news is that I now know the reason.  I can really cut back on the ice cream and drop those extra few pounds pretty quickly.

I am in maintenance mode, so the 20 grams per serving is not that big a deal for me every once in a while. If you are just starting a ketogenic way of eating, or still have more weight to lose, then please consider this recipe to be a, every once in a while treat.  Also for some, dairy can prevent weight loss and even cause inflammation. Just pay attention to your body and listen to what it tells you. You could always substitute coconut milk for the heavy cream if you want dairy free. 

 

keto ice cream ingredients

 

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this really simple keto ice cream. Typically most keto ice cream freezes so hard that you can not even scoop it out. You have to let it sit out for at least 10 minutes to let it soften first.  Thanks to a newer sweetener called Allulose. The Allulose keeps the ice cream just soft enough to scoop, but not too soft.  It should only take you about 5 minutes to put together. Just add all the ingredients into a blender and blend it for only about 30-60 seconds, being careful not to let it get to foamy. 

 

ice cream maker

Simply pour the cream mixture into your favorite ice cream maker. I prefer this one that has a built-in compressor so I could make several batches If I wanted to. It does take longer to make than using the ice cream makers that you must freeze the bowl.  I have used the Cuisinart ice cream maker in the past and it does work really well and is less expensive and usually only take about 30 minutes to make the ice cream vs about an hour for my favorite one. I make quite a bit of ice cream so it has been worth the extra money for me to use the Whynter model.

 

ice cream in a bowl

 

And there you have it. All the yummy goodness without the sugar.  My favorite addition to the ice cream is my homemade Caramel Chocolate Peanut Butter Shell topping. I will be posting that recipe soon.

 

Caramel Vanilla Keto Ice Cream

For those hot summer days... Keto ice cream hits the spot!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream, keto desserts, keto ice cream recipe, keto summer desserts, keto vanilla ice cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 233kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Ice Cream Maker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds to a minute, you don't want it to foam too much.
  • Place the mixed ingredients into your chosen ice cream maker.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 119mg

A Pill for an ill anyone?

Pill vs food

Choose real food!

Most people that are seeking advice for their health concerns, are usually looking for a pill. Whether a nutritional supplement or a pharmaceutical drug it is still a pill for an ill and does not address the underlying problem. My first question to them is usually what are you eating?  Some will look at me, like why are you asking that? Others will immediately put up a barrier basically telling me that they will not go there. Well folks that is the first place to look. Do not get me wrong, nutritional supplements can be helpful and some pharmaceuticals are necessary for some people.  I will NEVER tell anyone to stop taking their medication. 

My passion as a certified holistic nutritionist is to help clients discover the root of their problems and find solutions.  I personally have found my ideal way of eating with the Ketogenic lifestyle.   For over 3 1/2 years I have not had sugar, the biggest inflammation problem in the USA today. My husband has now joined me in my journey. He has been keto a little over a year with remarkable changes in his inflammation as well.

I want you to know that I would love to help you discover the right plan for your optimal health. Keto is not for everyone; however, I do think everyone should lower their sugar and starchy carbohydrate intake.  I will help you every step of the way with plenty of recipes to satisfy those cravings.  Most of my appointments are by phone, convenient for both of us.  

As a small business owner for over 13 years, I rely on referrals, so if you are not in need of my services, perhaps you know someone that might be. Please share with your friends and do not forget if you are on Facebook every time you like or share my posts you are helping me to reach more people and change lives.

The information in this article is intended for your educational use and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.