Sugar Free Lemon & Blueberry Double Baked Cookies: 2.2g carbs per slice.
This very quick and easy recipe will yield 12 wedges of delicious Sugar Free Lemon & Blueberry Double Baked Cookies.
Love them or hate them, blueberries are a super food and a ketoer‘s best friend. But even though they are fairly low carb when compared to other fruits, you need to eat them sparingly, otherwise you’ll quickly exceed your ketosis macros. Being that they are quite expensive, in the UK at least, one may be inclined to buy bigger, value packs. Unfortunately, berries deteriorate pretty quickly, becoming tasteless and squishy in the process. It’s happened to me on many occasions, and I would bet it has happened to you too.
So. Rather than throwing these expensive little beauties away, here is a rescue recipe for the frugal person in you. No blueberries? No problem. You can use any berry you like. Just remember to recalculate your carbs macros according to the berries you use.
Single Bake v Double Bake.
I am in the middle of a total house refurbishment plus extension. WHILST LIVING IN IT! Yes I know it’s crazy, but our finances didn’t allow us the luxury of renting alternative accommodation. Since the beginning of January, I have had NO KITCHEN.
My very kind builders have spared me the old sink, which has become a bit of a mobile feature in the middle of a building site, plus ONE room in which to live, cook, relax and sleep. It’s basically like camping…minus the fun. Not one to be defeated by the challenge, I created a makeshift cooking corner which boasts a portable induction plate, a halogen oven and enough workspace for two plates positioned side by side. Sheer luxury!!!
I’ve always loved my halogen oven. So much so that I have, in fact, two: one in Italy and one in the UK. If you’ve never heard of a halogen oven, it’s basically a large glass bowl with a halogen light and fan, that functions like an oven. It’s portable and very versatile. It can bake, boil, sauté, grill, fry and keep warm. It is also very efficient in that it requires no warming up, so you save on energy bills too. Cleaning it is a breeze: you just wipe the glass lid and bowl. You don’t even have to remove the bowl. I don’t bother using the self-cleaning function, but it has one. Click here and you’ll see my UK model. It’s been my saviour in terms of being able to continue to bake in the middle of a construction area.
The halogen oven has worked fine for cakes, breads and pizzas, but my Sugar Free Lemon & Blueberry Double Baked Cookies remain very soft at the bottom. Although it may be because of the blueberries releasing moisture, or the fact that I use a silicone mould. I don’t really know. Anyway, I bake them for 40 minutes, then I let them cool down before I flip them over and bake them for another 15 minutes. I find the texture perfect. Crispy on the outside, slightly soft on the the inside.
Once I have my brand new kitchen in situ, I will try this recipe in a normal oven and see if the Sugar Free Lemon & Blueberry Double Baked Cookies still require double baking. I’ll keep you posted…
…meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe!
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- Servings: 12
- Calories: 110
- Fat: 8g
- Net Carbs: 2.2g
- Protein: 5.8g
- 80g fine almond flour
- 80g lupin flour (or you can buy this one and obtain a discount by quoting my email address: antya(at)queenketo(dot)com and client n. 29668 at cart level)
- 100g unsalted butter (cubed)
- zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 80g erythritol
- ¼ tsp pure stevia crystals
- 1 egg
- 60g blueberries
- in a large bowl, weigh and add all ingredients except blueberries.
- knead until you obtain a smooth dough, then incorporate the blueberries.
- press cookie dough into a flan dish lined with parchment paper (or a silicone equivalent), making sure it is levelled.
- bake in the halogen oven, lower rack, at 140C for 40 mins.
- let cool, flip over and bake for a further 15 mins.
- once cooled, flip back over, slice into quarters and then slice each quarter into thirds.
- finally, lightly dust with Sukrin Icing 'sugar' before serving.
If you have a peanut allergy, you may want to replace lupin flour with almond flour, weight for weight.