I have been trying to stay away making too many low carb sweets. My birthday was last week and I was tempted to make a sugar free cake, but I went out instead and had a lobster salad with real cheesecake for dessert. I figured it wouldn’t hurt and it was my birthday so I justified treating myself to whatever I wanted.
I have been using the program at MyFitnessPal.com to determine the calories I eat each day. It has really made me aware of how much I’m eating. It also tracks fitness so if you eat too much, you can correct it with additional exercise to burn calories. I’m also using the mobile app on my Android smartphone. The other nice thing is that you can add personal recipes and it will calculate the nutritional values. I have lost an additional six pounds through MyFitnessPal.com.
Although it’s Sunday, I had to work a full ten hour overtime day. I didn’t bring much food with me so I came home starving. I was really in the mood for some bread and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time preparing it. I remembered that there was a biscuit recipe made out of coconut flour that got a lot of good reviews online. The recipe is by Bruce Fife who is the author of the book Cooking with Coconut Flour.
This is my adaptation of Bruce’s recipe. I added a little xanthan gum to get rid of the sponginess that can result from coconut flour and I also used garlic powder instead of fresh cloves.
Here’s how the dough looked before putting it in the oven:
And this is how they look when they are done baking:
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
⅓ cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup sharp cheese, shredded
Whisk together eggs, butter, salt, garlic powder and onion powder. In separate bowl, mix coconut flour with baking powder and xanthan gum. Whisk dry ingredients into egg mixture. Stir in cheese. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Makes 10 biscuits
Net carbs per biscuit: 2g
Other nutritional values: 109 calories, 9g fat, 4g protein