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The BEST Keto Pecan Pie!!

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This is late in coming out to you BUT Pecan Pie should be enjoyed all year long, not just over the holidays!! I am so excited to share this incredible recipe I made recently and that my entire family, keto and non-keto, thoroughly enjoyed!! Mind you I had NEVER attempted a pecan pie in the past so I was nervous but I LOVE pecans and I love pie so I figured this would be a good bet....and it was!

I like to gather all of my ingredients so I'm organized and I don't forget something!

I like to gather all of my ingredients so I'm organized and I don't forget something!

For the Crust you will need:

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1.5 eggs (yes that is weird- 1 isn't enough, 2 is too much. Do your best and eyeball half an egg!)
  • 3 tsp erythritol (I use Lakanto)
  • 6 TBSP grass fed butter
  • 3/4 TBSP coconut oil
  • 3/4 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp salt

Preheat over to 350

Combine dry ingredients in bowl and set aside and the wet ingredients in another bowl- combine well and gradually add the wet ingredients until fully combined until it forms a soft dough. 

Grease your pie pan and press the dough into the pan covering the bottom and sides. Then bake for 11-12 minutes. Make sure edges don't burn.

Remove and let it cool completely before adding filling!

It may be a little bit flaky- be sure it cools completely!

It may be a little bit flaky- be sure it cools completely!

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup Sugar free maple syrup substitute (I use Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup)
  • 1 cup of Pecans chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup monkfruit sweetener (I use Lakanto)
  • 2 TBSP grass fed butter
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and melt butter in microwave (or stovetop)

Place all ingredients (except for pecans) into a bowl and mix 

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Fill the cooled crust with the chopped pecans

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Pour the wet mixture over the pecans and then bake for 50 minutes! Once you remove the pie from the oven let it set for several hours or overnight in fridge!

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Next time I think I may add some sugar free chocolate chips! Let me know if you try this and any variations! Would love your feedback!

 

 

4 Quick and Easy Keto Recipes

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I love how in my keto club we are sharing recipes and ideas and simply encouraging one another in this journey! It makes me so happy because that was exactly my goal for this group! So in the spirit of sharing I decided to make this week's blog about 4 of my favorite recipes I made this past week!

Let's start with breakfast! So... I discovered a new site with great breakfast recipes that I will be trying out this week!! I am all about SIMPLE recipes and these are all under 5 ingredients! The biggest question I get is what can I eat for breakfast? So I'm always hunting for recommendations to offer. I am not a huge breakfast eater... often I get by with simply drinking my keto coffee and maybe a slice of bacon.

Breakfast in Five

For now let me tell you about my amazing Chocolate Keto Pancakes! These were so good even my non-keto teenager liked them! Super simple and quick to make AND filling! 

My mini blender is the perfect size to blend my keto pancake mix!

My mini blender is the perfect size to blend my keto pancake mix!

Yield: 8-10

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 TBSP unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Shake
  • 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
  • Coconut cooking spray

Allow the cream cheese and butter to soften a bit before mixing. I put all my ingredients in my mini blender and mix until well blended. Then spray a skillet with Coconut cooking spray. Cook each side about 2 minutes or until the mix starts bubbling. 

Top with sugar free syrup and butter!

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Let's move on to lunch!! I made my very first Fat Head Pizza this weekend and this is definitely going in my rotation. The dough is easy to make and so much better than I expected. I've made cauliflower crust but find it to be too rich for me. This was perfect! I can't take the credit for this dough-- I followed the exact recipe from Ditch the Carbs-- and highly recommend it!!

3 simple steps!

3 simple steps!

As you can see it was 3 simple steps! Mix the dough, bake in the oven then add your toppings! There are so many variations you can do with this pizza! I'm thinking next week I might try and make a calzone with the dough!

 

Time for some SWEET TALK! It is no secret I have a major sweet tooth. Fat Bombs have become my BFF of keto. This week I wanted to try something new though. Someone in my keto club posted this bark recipe and so I decided to try it out. It did not disappoint!! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Bark-- 1 net carb per piece

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pecan Bark-- 1 net carb per piece

For the full recipe click here! I recommend storing in the freezer to keep the solid texture. 

 

Keto meatballs with a side of zoodles!

Keto meatballs with a side of zoodles!

Lastly... dinner!! I have made these meatballs in the oven in the past but decided to try out the recipe for the Instant Pot as I'm obsessed with this contraption! If you don't have one yet you NEED this. You get the juicy, tender quality of slow cooked meals but in a fraction of the time. I got my Instant Pot this summer and I love it!! Still trying to adapt recipes to high pressure cooking and hope to share some more soon!!

I love the meatball recipe from the site I breathe I'm hungry-- it is a fitting title and she has some great recipes I've been using for years!! For the meatballs I find that not browning them first they cook well and stay intact in the Instant Pot. Once they are done cooking I add a small slice of fresh mozzarella to each meatball. So good!!

This upcoming week I will be on the hunt for travel friendly keto snacks to prepare for my trip to Houston! My 17 year old daughter will be competing in Houston in a national scholarship pageant-- so I am determined to find some simple snacks to pack that will keep me on track! Will share next week what I come up with!

Happy eating!!

Kim