OKAY- here is a collection of recipes and ideas for low carb "treats" (this is my second GD pregnancy, and I switched to a moderate/low carb diet after my first GD pregnancy)
Originally Posted by jbk21
Care to share those coconut flour recipes?!?!
Anyone else have any ideas for low-carb desserts? I'm dying without... well, and I have a few things coming up where I'd like to eat dessert (baby shower, hubby's bday, wedding anniversary....)
-Girl Gone Primal blog has some good whole foods-based low-carb desserts: chocolate zucchini muffins, coconut-almond biscuits, chocolate cake with whipped cream and berries. I also like her seed crackers.
-Marks Daily Apple had a clafouti recipe for chicken that I modified and did with some fruit- not SUPER low carb but very tasty, I don't eat meat but lots of meaty stuff on there too.
-Nourishing Days blog has a good "fluffy coconut flour pancakes" recipe (v low carb if you make with coconut milk or buttermilk, and I eat them with plain whipped cream or plain yogurt with some stevia and vanilla mixed in) and some ideas for making cream/ice/mint smoothies that are tasty
-If you can find the coconut milk ice creams (So Delicious makes one, also Larry and Lunas... forget the brand). If you subtract the fiber they have about 16g carbs per servings for some flavors- not bad. You can make a really easy chocolate "shell" by melting equal parts unsweet chocolate and coconut oil and then sweetening to taste with your preferred sweetner.
And here are some recipies I've gathered and modified off of various blogs/books/friends:
WAFFLES= very good
3 or 4 eggs, separated
1 can coconut milk
2 tbl wheat flour and 2 tbl coconut flour OR 1/2 cup almond meal
1 c shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
-whip egg whites, mix all others, fold in whites. Don't use indicator light, instead, cook until steam stops coming out.
COCONUT BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil/butter
5 tbls buttermilk (or unsweetened coconut milk, cream, or milk)
1 tablespoon agave
15 drops stevia extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans
Whisk eggs, oil, milk, agave, stevia, salt and vanilla. Stir coconut flour and baking powder into the batter and mix until there are no lumps. Fold in frozen blueberries and nuts, stirring gently. Spoon batter into greased muffin tin. Bake at 400 F for 15-18 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.
LEMON POPPYSEED COCONUT FLOUR MUFFINS (modified from Elanas Pantry blog)
1/4 c coconut flour
1/4 c oil (melted butter or melted coconut, or liquid oil)
1/4 c liquid- I used 20drops stevia, 1-2 tbl agave, rest buttermilk.
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbl poppyseeds
grated rind of 2 lemons (or oranges, or a mix)
same method as above. Very nice!
1⁄4 c butter, melted
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
other seasonings (onion powder suggested, I used paprika and pepper, herbs probably would be nice)
1/3 c coconut flour
1⁄4 sp baking powder
1⁄2 c cheddar cheese, shredded (or more, or other kinds of cheese)
whisk batter until there are no lumps. Stir in cheese. Drop batter by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 C) for 15 minutes. Makes 8 biscuits.
COCONUT FLOUR BREAD
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons honey (optional, I usually leave it out)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup coconut flour
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a small buttered loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Turn the loaf out and cool completely on a rack before serving. That’s it! Enjoy.
HIGH PROTEIN PANCAKES
1lbs cottage cheese
scant 1/4 c rolled oats
2 tbl coconut flour
nice to add a little vanilla
Blend all in a blender/food processor until smooth. Cook in plenty of butter. Serve with plain yogurt sweetened with stevia and with vanilla and cinnamon for flavor.
LOW CARB "CANDY"
3 tbl PB (or other nut/seed butter)
3 tbl coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla, cinnamon
sweetner to taste: I use a mix of xylitol, stevia and a little agave
melt and combine
spoon into muffin tins (I use minis) over unsweetened shredded coconut or chopped nuts
freeze until solid, "pop" out with a blunt butter knife. Keep cold.
soak 1generous cup of raw almonds
blend in blender/food processor, slowly adding 4c water
strain through a fine mesh strainer. this part is the most annoying- press out as much liquid as you can
stir in a pinch of salt, vanilla, cinnamon and sweeten to taste- as above I use a mix of xylitol, stevia and a squidge of "real" sweetner (honey/maple syrup/agave... like 1 tbl)
keep cold, shake before serving.
Edited by emmaegbert - 9/20/11 at 8:02am