How to Make Fabulous Sugar-Free Low-Carb Chocolate Eggs (or Bunnies)

Low-carb Easter eggsEaster is coming. Chocolate eggs are everywhere. As are the chocolate bunnies in golden foil. There are stacks upon stacks of them in supermarkets. Their bright wrappers silently scream at you to eat more sugar.

But we can’t do that. That would be against our low-carb principles. So what shall we do?

You know that chocolate doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar, don’t you? We can make our own perfect low-carb eggs and bunnies without using any.

So let’s say yes to chocolate and no to sugar. Keep reading “How to Make Fabulous Sugar-Free Low-Carb Chocolate Eggs (or Bunnies)”

Low-carb flourless chocolate biscuits

Low-carb,As much as I love baking with low-carb flours (usually almond or coconut), sometimes you can get away without using any flour at all.

This recipe for low-carb, gluten-free chocolate biscuits is completely flourless – basically you just use cocoa powder instead. You can’t go wrong with that much cocoa!

It takes about 20-25 minutes total to prepare and bake. Carb count is less than 1g net carbs per biscuit. Keep reading “Low-carb flourless chocolate biscuits”

Low-carb chocolate muffins

Low-carb gluten-free sugar-free choc muffinsThis muffin recipe is for serious and committed chocolate lovers.

Just because you are on a low-carb diet, doesn’t mean you have to give up chocolate too! (Let’s face it, that just would not be good for anyone).

We just need to use sugar-free versions of cocoa powder and baking chocolate, and almond flour instead of regular flour.

Overall, one of these gorgeous chocolatey muffins will set you back only 2g net carbs!

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Low-carb chocolate cheesecake

Low-carb chocolate cheesecake, sugar-free, gluten-freeCheesecake is the sort of recipe that’s very easy to adapt to low-carb. Its primary ingredient – cream cheese – is quite low in carbs.

Sugar and flour don’t play a very important role and can be substituted easily with low-carb equivalents.

This low-carb version of a classic chocolate cheesecake tastes great, is sugar-free and gluten-free, and clocks up only 4g net carbs per serving.  Keep reading “Low-carb chocolate cheesecake”

Low-carb tiffin chocolate cake

Low-carb gluten-free no-bake chocolate cake This recipe was inspired by the tiffin cake in today’s Sunday Telegraph. I thought it looked very tempting so I created a version suitable for low-carb diets.A tiffin cake base is usually made from biscuits mixed with butter and cocoa powder. My low-carb, gluten-free tiffin cake version uses toasted nuts and seeds to achieve the required crunchy factor. Keep reading “Low-carb tiffin chocolate cake”

Simple low-carb brownies

Low-carb gluten-free browniesBrownies are generally quite easy to recreate without any flour or sugar. There are hundreds of low-carb brownie recipes out there, and here’s my recipe for sugar-free, gluten-free brownies.

My inspiration for these was Pret-A-Manger brownies, which I used to love back in the day before going low-carb. If you never tried them, they are very dense, fudgy and moist. I use a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder in this recipe, so the taste is very rich. Keep reading “Simple low-carb brownies”

Chocolate on a low-carb diet – oh yes, you can!

Unsweetened cocoaDo you think chocolate is the enemy of your low-carb diet? Do you crave it desperately anyway?

You don’t have to suffer. You can enjoy chocolate and stay low-carb.

On just one condition.

Chocolate itself is not high in carbs. It just gets laden with lots of sugar for mass-market products.

If you can avoid the sugar, you can have the chocolate.

How?

By getting sugar-free chocolate, sweetened with Stevia, erythritol, or another low-carb sweetener. Or making your own from scratch – it’s actually fun for chocolate lovers!

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Low-carb chocolate truffles

Lowcarb chocolate trufflesChocolate truffles are a classical French confectionery recipe.

Rich intense taste of chocolate is offset by a smooth creamy texture. They make a wonderful sophisticated treat for any chocoholic.

The great news is that we can easily make low-carb chocolate truffles.

We just need to use sweetener instead of sugar in the basic recipe.

These truffles are so chocolatey and rich, you are likely to be satisfied with just a few. I normally need only one or two to satiate the sweet craving. Keep reading “Low-carb chocolate truffles”

Easy almond flour chocolate biscuits

Almond flour choc biscuitsThis recipe is very quick and easy, using almond flour and Truvia instead of traditional baking ingredients. As always, the these are low-carb, sugar-free and gluten-free biscuits.

Total preparation time is about 5-10 minutes, plus 10 minutes baking time.

Total 6g net carbs per 100g
520 calories, 46g fat, 17g protein

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