Enjoy these easy low carb crepes with sweet or savoury fillings. They are grain free, pliable and made with only 3 ingredients.
Friends, I have tried so many versions of crepes I have considered applying for a research grant. …
Flaxseed Keto Wraps are a nutritious and delicious low carb alternative to bread. They are wheat free, gluten free and easily pliable. Perfect for lunch boxes!
Last summer I read Dr William Davis’ eye-opening, witty and immensely readable book Wheat Belly. Davis is a US preventative cardiologist who witnessed over 2000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat. …
Easy low carb rolls are perfect for breakfast or as a burger bun. These gluten free keto rolls taste soft and pillowy, toast well and are absolutely fail-safe.
Do you know how much Germans like bread? We seem to be born with a gene that makes us crave it at least once a day. In Germany there is a bakery around every corner brimming with sensible wholegrain rolls and Pumpernickels as heavy as rocks. Our evening meal is suitably called “Abendbrot” – literally translated “evening bread” and in Bavaria snack time is “Brotzeit” – bread-time. And when a Scandinavian tells you they invented the open faced sandwich, don’t believe a word they are saying. They just copied the Germans….
Light and fluffy pancakes that are low carb, gluten free and so easy to make: These Almond Cream Cheese Pancakes are a healthy sugar free breakfast choice.
I will be totally honest with you here: Apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve I have spent most of the last two weeks in my pyjamas. Which has been utterly fantastic. For me the Christmas period is all about chilling out, eating and lounging about with bed hair. In terms of relaxation it beats the summer holidays by miles. I have caught up with some essential box sets on Netflix and managed to read ALL the books stacked next to my bed. I treated myself to a pedicure that made my feet look 20 years younger and slept so much it’ll last me until April. 2017, I am ready for you.
We all love pancakes in this house, and these gluten free wonders are my new favourite recipe. There are many delicious variations of cream cheese pancakes out there. Some keto recipes contain only eggs and cream cheese, which works well, but tastes a little on the eggy side. Others add in coconut or almond flour or both – these two always work well together. I recently tried a nice coconut and almond flour cream cheese pancake recipe from Vickie de Beer’s brilliant Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Cookbook. My version is a little more pared down. It uses only almond flour, because I find in the mornings it’s best to keep things simple.
Almond flour should not be confused with ground almonds or almond meal. It is a much more finely ground flour made from blanched almonds, which gives a texture that resembles wheat flour. The almonds in almond meal, in contrast, are almost always ground with their skins still on. The almond flour I use, by Sukrin, has also been cold-pressed, so 80% of the fat is removed. It makes the pancakes light and fluffy, just like we enjoyed them in the good old days before we realised that wheat is really not a healthy thing to eat. By using almond flour you are ensuring your pancakes are seriously nutrient dense. They will provide you with a steady supply of energy that won’t send you blood sugar sky-high and will keep you satiated until lunch.
On top of that, they are super quick to put together. You can almost do it while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil. The one thing I’d recommend is to keep the pancakes on the small side to avoid them falling apart. We ate them with yoghurt and raspberries, but here you can obviously be creative. Sour cream would also be nice instead of yoghurt, and if you leave out the sweetener in the recipe they’re great with bacon. You could even turn them into a decadent dessert with a dark chocolate sauce!
For other great gluten free breakfast ideas check out my grab and go low carb muffins, chocolate banana muffins (they use only one banana for the full recipe, so you get the taste but very few carbs) or the rich and satisfying almond butter waffles. I used coconut flour in these low carb waffles. You can easily make them into pancakes if you do not have a waffle maker.
Perfect for a weekend breakfast or as a nourishing afternoon treat: These protein-packed, sugar free almond butter waffles are gluten free, paleo and low carb.
Do you know those days when only a waffle will do? A soft, light and fluffy waffle with a gentle crunch on the edges, preferably straight from the waffle maker so it’s still warm? A waffle that fills the kitchen with the most mouthwatering smell of baked deliciousness? …
Combining two favourite breakfast spreads into one: This healthy sugar free peanut nutella is so simple to make and great on bread or waffles.
Remember Elvis’ peanut butter banana sandwich? It was fried, sometimes with a couple of bacon slices in it; and it’s so famous for its decadence it even has its own Wikipedia page. …
A fabulously healthy treat: These delicious Low Carb Chocolate Banana Muffins are grain free, sugar free and seriously nutrient-dense. This is feel-good snacking taken to the next level.
Do you have children? If you do, or if you are planning to have some in the future, I’ve got some great advice for you: Take someone else’s (nice) child with you on holiday. In addition to your own, that is….
Easy to make and intensely delicious: Prepare this coffee chia breakfast pudding in advance and enjoy it the next morning. A sugar free, low carb, vegan and gluten free breakfast.
Breakfasts. I have said it before. They need to be easy! Because, hand on heart, who wants to sweat over complicated recipes first thing in the morning?…
So quick to make, packed with flavour and sugar free: Raw Raspberry Vanilla Chia Jam. Say hello to your new healthy food obsession.
I am so excited. Jams are going to make a comeback in this household! Thank you, little lovely chia seeds, you have taken all the work out of jam-making….
English breakfast 2.0! (Almost) all wonderful ingredients of a true English breakfast rolled into one easy-to-eat dish. Say hello to the English Breakfast Frittata.
I am deeply impressed by the ingenuity of the British. English inventions range from the blindingly brilliant to the ever-so slightly bonkers. Among them are useful solutions to problems that have tested mankind for generations and answers to issues that didn’t yet exist. Here’s my top 10 list:…
Do you want a quick low carb, gluten and sugar free breakfast that is perfect for busy weekday mornings? Say hello to these Grab & Go Low Carb Muffins.
Don’t get me wrong. Sitting down at the breakfast table for a lovingly prepared scrambled egg or (insert your favourite dish here), accompanied by a chat…or blissful silence… is a beautiful thing. I am all in. But we have to be realistic. And honest. What happens most mornings? The bed is comfortable. You stretch, wake slowly, check your emails, try to remember that important thing you know you have to do today. . And suddenly you have all but 15 minutes left to shower, get dressed and eat breakfast.
I am very quick at making scrambled eggs. And very fast at eating them. But sometimes measures need to be more drastic.
Nutty. Chocolatey. Irresistible. Make your own sugar free nut-ella! You’ll never look back.
Nutella. For many of us it is part of the fabric of our childhood. That evening you shared a whole jar with a friend? That soggy camping trip you smeared it over roasted marshmallows and it became the best holiday ever? The day you discovered it is amazing with vanilla ice cream?
Maybe you don’t even have to think back that far. What did you have on your waffles last weekend?
Is it possible to make tasty waffles without grains and sugar? Oh yes, it is. Keto low carb waffles – not just as good, but better than the real thing!
We do not have a sandwich maker at home. But I have inventive children with a wild, mad love for cheesy paninis. So every once in a while the poor old waffle maker is dragged out and in goes some sliced bread with a gigantic stack of ingredients wedged in between. What comes out looks a bit tortured, but tastes great all the same.
As of yesterday, our waffle maker will be put to use a whole more often. For actual waffles, friends. For I have discovered a recipe that actually tastes better than the full-on wheat-and-sugar version. Who’d have thought that some eggs, butter, a few spoonfuls of coconut flour and a few other magic ingredients could make a whole noisy family quiet in astonishment for… well, at least five seconds. You want some happy silence? Make low carb waffles! Thank you for this one, DitchtheCarbs..
As you can see, I like my waffles with creme fraiche and blueberries – but any berry combination, whipped cream or a dollop of coconut cream would work well. Do you do school lunches? Make little heart-shaped waffle sandwiches filled with cream cheese and berries!
Friends, these low carb waffles are
The secret to supreme waffle fluffiness is to separate the egg whites and the yolks and beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. This mixture is then folded gently into the batter. I can assure you though that even if you do not manage to get your egg whites perfectly stiff – I find they can be a bit temperamental – the waffle will still turn out fabulous. As long as you manage to beat some air bubbles into your egg whites (i.e. make them turn white), you’re good to go.
If you do not have a waffle maker, just make low carb pancakes instead. They won’t look as pretty (I am a sucker for the little heart shapes), but definitely more handsome than my childrens’ tortured cheese sandwiches.