Low carb desserts … why? Because you’re going to want dessert even if you give up sugar, maybe even more so! After the first four weeks on the Keto Diet I lost 20 pounds, which led to the Ketogenic Diet for Dummies post o(r you can watch the video here). As one might guess, after next to no sugars for a month I began to dream about some sweet treats and I am not a sweet girl.
If the keto diet does anything it makes you fluent in food adjectives.
Cheesecake has always been my favorite. The New York cheesecake kind that is simply delightful and especially alluring when you just have a lightly brown outer edge.
Here’s the recipe I used to curb my sweet cravings and it is a low carb dessert that only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. It is damn delicious and the perfect serving size!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Start Right Now
Low Carb Desserts – Keto Cheesecake Crust:
Almond Flour, Sweetener of your choice, Cinnamon, and Butter
Low Carb Desserts – Keto Cheesecake Cake:
Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Large Eggs, Vanilla & Lemon Extract, and Sweetener of your choice.
Low Carb Desserts – Keto Cheesecake Crust Directions
Mix the almond flour and sweetener. I use Stevia. Slowly work in the melted butter and cinnamon. It should look like wet sand. Then press the crust mixture out evenly on the bottom of a greased muffin pan. Bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Low Carb Desserts – Keto Cheesecake Cake Directions
With a mixer beat the room temperature cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until a good amount of air is worked in (fluffy). Add the eggs one by one, then the extracts.
Pour the cake mixture over the baked crust in the muffin pans, stopping just below to top, and bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees. Let the muffins stand for 10-15 minutes and cool in the fridge for a couple hours.
Tips for the best Keto Cheesecake:
I found foil muffin liners work best.
Cover the individual muffins with foil the first 10 minutes while they are baking if you like a less brown cake.
I have tried to make them in smaller muffin sized pans; they do not turn out near as well.
I do hope you love them as much as me. They are perfect alone or with a few blueberries =) .
Low Carb Desserts - Keto Cheesecake
Easy DIY Low Carb Desserts - Keto Cheesecake with cream cheese and a delicious crust. The mouth feel and taste could fool anyone into thinking it's regular cheesecake!
- 1 1/4 C Cream Cheese Room Temprature
- 1/4 C Sour Cream
- 1/2 C Stevia More/Less to Taste
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Extra
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 TBL Butter Grass Fed
- 1 tsp Stevia
- 1 1/2 C Almond Flour Extra Fine
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Combine the Almond Flour, cinnamon & 1 tsp Stevia
Work in the butter. It should be wet looking, like sand.
Press desired thickness into greased muffin pan. If using liners, foil liners work best.
Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
Combine the cream cheese, sour cream and Stevia together. Whip until the mixture is fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and then the remaining ingredients.
Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 on the counter and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
Cover the cheesecakes with foil for the first 10 minutes if you do not like a brown crust.
If you are going to use liners, foil works best.
I have found the mini cupcake cheesecakes do not taste good. The regular sized cupcake pans work best.
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