Sunday, October 27, 2019

Olive Oil Pumpkin Cake







     Have you ever tried Olive Oil in your cakes!?  Sounds crazy right, but guess what...it's GOOD!!!  This is one not to be missed, and it goes without saying that it is moist beyond compare.  Each of the 18 servings are only 259 calories, 17.6g carbs, 1.7g fiber, 14.2g sugar alcohol, 1.7g net carbs, 5.2g protein and 25g fat.  This is a perfect option for a large gathering, and would be a great addition to any Fall shindig.  Put this on your short list for trying very very soon!!!  :)

Ingredients for 18 servings~
5 Extra Large Eggs, beaten
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
1 cup Pumpkin
2 cups Almond Flour
1 heaping teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla
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4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
4oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount

     Add Eggs to mixing bowl, whip with beaters, add in Oil, Monk Fruit, and Pumpkin til well blended.  Add Flour, Powder, Spices and Vanilla til fully incorporated, pour into parchment lined 9X13 (or just coat with cooking spray), bake at 350 for 33-35 minutes, or til set.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients, and after cake has cooled and while oven still warm, set frosting in oven to soften, spread on cake, garnish with a sprinkle of Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice if desired.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy  :)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sour Cream Pumpkin Donuts









     Donuts seem like a decadent treat for breakfast, but what if they were sugar free, gluten free and oh sooooo good!?  All you need is one of these new silicone Donut pans and you are half way there.  My Sour Cream Pumpkin Donuts will make any tummy smile.  Each of the 10 Donuts are only 181 calories, 13.8g carbs, 2.1g fiber, 9.6g sugar alcohol, 2.1g net carbs, 6.5g protein and 15.5g fat (macros do not include toppings).  Then decide to garnish to your hearts desire.  These even freeze quite nicely...if there is any leftover!  ;)

Ingredients for 10 Donuts~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Extra Large Eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1.5 cups Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla
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Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
Lily's Stevia Sweetened Chocoate
Whipping Cream
Chopped Nuts

     Mix Butter and Monk Fruit with beaters til fully incorporated, blend in Eggs, and then add in remaining first set of ingredients.  Coat silicone Donut Pan (metal will work as well, but the silicone is a game changer) with cooking spray and fill 10 wells with dough, bake at 375 for 20 minutes, let cool completely and flip on wire rack.  Garnish as desired.  I mixed Confectioners Monk Fruit with Whipping Cream to desired texture, or melted Lily's Chocolate with Whipping Cream til smooth and to desired texture, add to baggie, snip corner and drizzle on top, add chopped Nuts if desired.  Enjoy  :)

Pumpkin Cupcakes







     Cupcakes are everyone's friend, and these will be your "besties".  Each of these 9 BFF's are only 215 calories, 19.3g carbs, 1.7g fiber, 16g fiber, 1.6g net carbs, 5.3g protein and 24g fat.  These Pumpkin Cupcakes are the perfect addition to any Fall festivities, ...actually any time of year.  Consider these voted most popular in class!  :)

Ingredients for 9 frosted Cupcakes~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Extra Large Eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1 cup Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla
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2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
4oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla

     Mix first set of ingredients til well blended, pour 1/4 cup batter into 9 silicone lined cupcake liners, bake at 350 for 22-24 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients til well blended, frost Cupcakes when cooled.  Enjoy  :)

Protein Pumpkin Cheesecake







        There are so many kinds of Cheesecake, but if you really want to kick it up a notch, add Pumpkin to the mix and take it to a whole new level.  Each of the 8 slices are 348 calories, 25.9g carbs, 5.3g fiber, 16.8g sugar alcohol, 3.8g net carbs, 13g protein and 30g fat.  And, as an added bonus, read on to find my sneaky way to add a little extra protein in each and every bite.

Ingredients for 8 servings~
2 Quest Cinnamon Roll Protein Bars
2~8oz blocks Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Extra Large Eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Pumpkin
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla
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1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 Tablespoons Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
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2 Tablespoons Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
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1 Tablespoon chopped Nuts (I used Pecans)

     Unwrap Protein Bars, microwave each for 12 seconds, press into bottom of cooking sprayed parchment paper lined 8 inch springform pan.  Beat Cream Cheese til smooth, blend in Monk Fruit, and then Eggs, followed by the rest of the first set of ingredients.  Pour batter on top of Protein Bars, bake at 350 for 50 minutes, remove and cool, chill overnight in fridge.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients and spread over top of Cheesecake.  Add third set of ingredients to bowl, microwave 20 seconds, stir til smooth, repeat if necessary, add to baggie, snip corner and drizzle on Cheesecake, garnish with chopped Nuts.  Enjoy  :)

Protein Pumpkin Brownies







     What if I could offer a Brownie recipe that is sugar free, gluten free, and packs a protein punch.  Each of the 9 generous servings are only 189 calories, 17.6g carbs, 6g fiber, 7.9g sugar alcohol, 3.7g net carbs, 7.3g protein and 14.4g fat.  This is a must try to see what it tastes like to have it all.  ;)

Ingredients for 9 servings~
1/4 cup/4 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 cup Pumpkin
1 cup Almond Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
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1 Quest Double Chocolate Chunk Protein Bar, diced
1 Tablespoon Lily's Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

     Mix Butter and Monk Fruit with beaters til fully incorporated, blend in Eggs, then the rest of the first set of ingredients.  Add batter to parchment lined 9X9 pan, top with Protein Bar pieces and Chocolate Chips, bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Enjoy  :)

Pumpkin Mousse







     Pumpkin dessert comes in many forms, but how many of you have ever thought of it in your Mousse!?  I bet not many!  Which is unfortunate because it is so darn good!  And, each of the five 1/2 cup servings are only 233 calories, 21.6g carbs, 4.1g fiber, 12.8g sugar alcohol, 4.7g net carbs, 4.3g protein and 20.2g fat (macros do not included topping).  So the next time you are in the mood for a little something different, try this one on for size!

Ingredients for five 1/2 cup servings~
6oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup Pumpkin
1/3 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 for discount at checkout
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream or Whipping Cream
1/2 cup Cocoa
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla

     Mix Cream Cheese and Pumpkin with beater til well blended, then mix in remaining ingredients til thickened.  Set in fridge to chill.  Garnish as desired, especially good with Whipped Topping.  Enjoy  :)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chips







     Don't you agree that Chocolate Chips Cookies are America's all time favorite dessert!?  If not number one, it certainly has to be in the top three.  But, have you ever ventured to add a little Pumpkin during the Fall months?  It's certainly something to consider.  Each of the 25 cookies are 106 calories, 8.7g carbs, 2.4g fiber, 4.8g sugar alcohol, 1.5g net carbs, 2.8g protein and 10.2g fat.  So, spice up your kitchen the next time you have a hankering for Chocolate Chips!  ;)

Ingredients for 25 Cookies~
1/2 cup Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
2 Extra Large Eggs
1/2 cup Pumpkin
2 cups Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla
1/2 cup Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

    Mix Butter and Monk Fruit with beaters til well blended, next incorporate Eggs, then blend in Pumpkin, Flour, Baking Powder, Pumpkin Spice, and Vanilla til well incorporated.  Fold in Chocolate Chips, drop by 2 Tablespoons of dough per Cookie, bake at 350 for 18 minutes on silpat lined cookie sheet.  Cookies will have a cake like texture.  Enjoy  :)

Pumpkin Bread







     This is the easiest Pumpkin Bread recipe you will ever see.  Not to mention the fun Fall bread pan, you can find them at most hobby stores.  Each of the 8 servings are 299 calories, 19.5g carbs, 3.8g fiber, 12g sugar alcohol, 3.7g net carbs, 9.8g protein, and 24.9g fat.  Consider this a great breakfast idea, healthy snack, or pre/post workout fuel.

Ingredients for 8 servings~
1/3 cup Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit~use code Paige20 at checkout for discount
4 Extra Large Eggs, room temperature
1 cup Pumpkin
2 cups Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Pumpkin Pie Spice (sub with Cinnamon)
Dash Vanilla

     Mix Butter and Monk Fruit with beaters til fully incorporated, blend in Eggs, and then blend in the rest of the ingredients.  Bake in cooking spray coated loaf pan at 350 for 1 hour.  Garnish if desired with Lakanto Confectioners Monk Fruit, use code Paige20 at checkout for discount.  Enjoy  :)