Nutty Keto Dessert Cups

These are decadent, melt-in-your mouth, nutrition-rich bites!   There are no sugars and only limited carbohydrates, so they are absolutely guilt-free!  They will take you only minutes to make, but  you can keep these in the freezer for future treats.  They are the perfect snack to supplement your daily healthy fats intake. It is well-documented that our bodies require healthy fats to function optimally.  Here is a tasty and perfect way to boost your system.

I will share two of my favorite created recipes here. One version is a perfect combination of cinnamon, almond, and vanilla. The other is a fan favorite, coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate!  It is a toss up between our preferred version, so I recommend you try them both and decide for yourself!  Each recipe makes 5-7 two tablespoon-sized cups, dependent on if you add the protein powder addition, and quantity of it.

Cinnamon, Almond, & Vanilla Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 packets of stevia, depending on your preferred level of sweetness
  • optional topping: hemp seeds

Coconut, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened (or my preference, raw unsweetened cacao powder)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 packets stevia, depending on your preferred level of sweetness
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • optional topping: raw cacao nibs

Directions

  1. In a small microwave safe dish, melt your coconut oil and butter together.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix your melted oil with nut butter and all other ingredients.  Stir until well-combined and smooth.
  3. Next, use either a muffin pan, ice cube tray, or silicone molds to distribute your mixture evenly. I use a silicone baby food mold and put 2 tablespoons of the mixture in each cup. Then, garnish with suggested toppings.
  4. Place n the freezer until mixture is solid, which is at least an hour. I prefer to keep these snacks in the freezer until ready to eat.

Protein Powder Addition option:
If you’d like an additional Protein boost as well as another flavor profile or complexity, try adding your favorite low-carb (or Keto-friendly) protein powder!  For this recipe I have a few suggestions. Perfect Keto makes a great chocolate or vanilla option https://shop.perfectketo.com
Also, Ancient Nutrition http://ancientnutrition.comhas a variety of complimentary flavors.  (I used s’mores in this!) Vital Proteins, collagen peptide proteins,https://www.vitalproteins.com , is another favorite brand of mine for this recipe.  Feel free to contact me directly, via the contact form if you have questions about specific protein powders.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • optional: 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional texture addition: 1/4 cup shredded coconut or hemp seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 scoops of your favorite protein powder, to taste (If using unsweetened protein powder you may still choose to add stevia (as listed in above recipes)

Directions

  1. Follow directions above for basic recipe. You can add protein powder before heating ingredients or after.  Mix well before dividing between cups.

 

Nutrition label indicated for first listed Keto cups recipe (Cinnamon, Almond, & Vanilla)