Welcome to Low Carb, Sugar Free and Gluten Free baking

Low Carb, Sugar Free and Gluten Free baking has become my passion. My insane goal is to create delicious baked goods with as few net carbs as possible. Ideally, under 3 net carbs per serving. When i started this LC GF SF baking journey(after learning i was diabetic), my first instinct was to check out the sugar free stuff in grocery stores. Well they might be sugar free but there not low carb @ 12 net carbs for one, 1 1/2 inch cookie that would also spike my blood sugar. That is not going to work if your carb limit is 30-50 carbs per day. So, I started researching and testing recipes from online sources with unsatisfactory results. Once i realized i had to let go of traditional baking methods everything started coming together. Some of the ingredients i use are unusual like pulverized pork rinds, but they have no carbs and 1/4 cup can make all the difference in a recipe, from a heavy dense cake to a lighter texture with a spring. So, i figured baking for a LC GF SF lifestyle would be easier if i created my own recipes from scratch as well as adapt some of my family favorites. I have learned a few tricks along the way and will be sharing them as well as recipes for cakes, muffins, breads and pies. All, hopefully under 3 net carbs per serving.

Happy Baking

Michele

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sugar Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

30 Cookies @ 1.43 net carbs each with sf jam.
1.1 net carbs each without sf jam.


1 cup natural peanut butter
sweetener to equal 3/4 cup sugar
(i use 1/2 cup erythritol and 
1 1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia)
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Mix everything but the peanut butter together than add peanut butter and mix well. Roll into 30 balls, place on cookie sheet.  instead of making criss crosses with a fork, make a little divot big enough to hold 1/4 teaspoon Sugar Free jam.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and lightly browned. Slide parchment paper off cookie sheet with cookies onto wire rack to cool.