Sunday, July 27, 2014

Low Carb Gluten Free Fudge Brownies

Not only are these fudge brownies moist and delicious, they are gluten free and low carb as well. I made these brownies using a low carb gluten free baking mix I have been working on. I also used Swerve zero carb sweetener but feel free to use whatever sugar substitute you like equal to 1 cup of sugar. My husband and I are celebrating our anniversary in a few days and we are both chocoholics! These brownies are the perfect choice, chocoholic approved! I used my heart shaped baking tin, although this recipe calls for them to be baked in an 8x8 baking dish.

Low Carb Gluten Free Flour Mixes

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Flour Mix #1
Made with rice protein which gives it a darker color.

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Flour Mix #3
Made with whey protein and Hi-Maize Resistant Starch.
Much lighter in texture and color.

Theses are new flour mixes that I have been working on. They are low-carb and gluten-free for those of you, like myself, that can no longer eat gluten. Since starting a gluten free diet, it has been a little challenging to bake low-carb and gluten-free. Using mostly almond flour gets a little pricey too, so these mixes incorporate several other low-carb gluten-free flours as well. If you use rice protein instead of whey protein the mix will have a darker color like the picture above. Blanched almonds will also help to lighten the color.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Low Carb Chocolate Almond Torte

This torte is chocolate indulgence to the max!! As always, without the guilt of course and is gluten-free. I love anything chocolate and this dessert does not disappoint! This recipe involves a few extra steps, but they are totally worth it. No baking mix or flour needed, just almond meal or almond flour. I used Swerve in this recipe as my sweetener of choice with a quarter cup of coconut palm sugar. Feel free to use your favorite sweetener though. This is the first time I have used Swerve, it is a blend of Erythritol and olgosaccharides. As with any Erythritol blend, it has a slight cooling effect, that's why I chose to add in a little coconut palm sugar. I was very pleased with the texture of this torte, very moist and delicious!

This recipe makes 8-10 servings depending on how you slice it, with 4.4-3.5 carbs per slice (torte only made with zero carb sweetener). Using 1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar along with the Swerve took mine to 10.4-8.3 carbs per slice. Make sure you add in the carbs from any additional toppings you choose.