Four Low-carb Baking Recipes for Quarantine
If you’re anything like us, your social media has been filled with photos from friends who have started baking during the quarantine. We really enjoy watching people start their new hobby and when we see our family members dusting off their skills and baking for the first time in a long time. We have also been enjoying all the “baking fails” our friends have been sharing: blackened cookies, exploded loaves of bread, lopsided cakes. We are all human, and doing our best; failing is part of learning!
For people with blood sugar concerns, it might seem like baking is an off-limits quarantine hobby. But, there are tons of great low-carb recipes out there so you can get in on the trend too. Here are four of our favorite baking recipes with under five grams of carbs. Some of them use ingredients you might not have at home, but Amazon and other online retailers have everything you need, so you don’t have to go to the store.
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We love brownies. There is always the debate over the texture. Fudgy verses cake-like brownies are a preference as divisive crunchy verses smooth peanut butter. Our team is firmly of the side of fudgy brownies. If we wanted chocolate cake, we would back that instead! These are so moist and soft that they fall apart in your mouth. With 51 calories and 1.6 grams of carbs per serving, these brownies are sure to be a hit with any chocolate lover! Get the recipe.
Four-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
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Peanut butter cookies are such a great treat. They are tasty, satisfying, easy to make and a great source of protein. This recipe works best with peanut butter like JIF, Skippy or other mass-produced brands. All-natural peanut butter can sperate and leave you with a crumbly, greasy cookie. A cookie has 94 calories and three grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Everyone seems to be making banana bread at the moment. It is delicious and can be healthy. Some people are buying bananas just to make a loaf! But, traditional banana bread is very high in carbs. That’s why we light this lighter version. With walnuts and sugar-free chocolate chips, this might become a favorite in your kitchen! A slice with a cup of coffee is an excellent way to start the day with 331 calories and 3.1 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
People all over the internet are sharing photos of their fresh loaves of bread and sourdough starters. If you have been avoiding the craze because of blood sugar concerns, you can feel happy using this recipe to join the fun. This bread slices so nicely for toast and sandwiches. You may find yourself making it long after we’re back to our normal lives! A serving has 247 calories and 4.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
We hope there is something you want to bake in this post. It’s a fun way to spend time while stuck inside!