Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins

These muffins are my “rainy day, need a pickup” chai tea partners. Oh who am I kidding, they’re good in any weather! Egg-free, oil-free, and totally delicious.

Using Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Low-Carb Baking Mix reduces 59 grams of carbs per cup of flour.

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

1-3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Low-Carb Baking Mix… Read more

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins

My sweetie’s in bed with a nasty, lingering cough, so I’m making him a low carb treat: these very moist blueberry muffins. They come together very quickly, with preheating the oven and baking taking the most time, so this is a great recipe for lazy weekend mornings.

Any small berry can be substituted for the blueberries, but make sure if … Read more

Chocolate Minute Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s a low carb take on the classic Black and White Cupcake. This is a rich, dense, chocolate muffin, somewhat like a tiny chocolate-almond torte.

Chocolate One-Minute Muffin
2 half-cup muffins // 263 calories, 3 net carbs

2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons super-fine blanched almond flour
3 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
3 tablespoons organic unsweetened cocoa powder
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Spiced Minute Cupcake with Vanilla-Orange Frosting

Here’s what I reach for when I’m longing for a cinnamon roll for breakfast. Guilt free, filling, and nutritionally balanced, this little breakfast item is the low carb equivalent of a cinnamon bran muffin with cream cheese frosting.

Spiced Minute Muffin
Two servings // 231 calories, 2 net carbs

2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons almond flour
4-6 drops … Read more

La Vida Low-Carb—Weight Loss Notes

I found myself in a funk. I was overweight by about 50 pounds, could no longer run up stairs, had trouble leaning over to tie my shoes, was exhausted, was depressed, and had a bad case of brain fog. After floundering around, trying to fix all this with medication, yoyo-dieting, and cheating, I finally decided that perhaps a more healthy … Read more