Wednesday, May 20, 2020

EASY KETO CHEESECAKE BITES



EASY KETO CHEESECAKE BITES






Keto cheesecake bites and big cheesecake bombs in one net carbohydrate each!

Ingredients:

Crust:
  • 2 tbsp (20g) granulated sweetener of your choice
  •  4 tbsp (60g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ cup (130g) almond flour
  • 2 tbsp (14g) coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tbsp full-fat sour cream, room temperature
  • 10 oz (280g) cream cheese, room temperature


Instructions:

For the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 170C (340F).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine together the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, and salt. Then, add the melted butter and mix well until it resembles wet sand.
  3. Spread the mixture (around 1 ½ tbsp per muffin tin) between 12 muffin tins lined with muffin liners and make it compact using a spoon or the bottom of a shot glass. 
  4. Bake for 7 minutes or until golden brown, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes while you’re making the filling.

For the filling:
  1. Keep the oven preheated to 170C (340F).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the cream cheese using a hand mixer or an immersion blender on a low speed. Then, add the sweetener and mix on low until fully combined.
  3. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla extract and mix on low until combined.
  4. Add one egg at a time and mix on low until just incorporated (don’t overmix it!). Gently shake and tap the bowl on a work surface to force air bubbles out.
  5. Evenly spread the mixture on top of the crusts between the muffin tins and tap it on the work surface to flatten the cheesecakes.

Baking cheesecakes:
  1. Bake the cheesecakes in a water bath for 15-17 minutes.
  2. Once done, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecakes to cool down inside with the door cracked open.
  3. When the cheesecakes are at room temperature, remove them from the oven and transfer to the fridge to chill for 4-8 hours.
  4. Remove the muffins liners from the cheesecakes and top with fresh berries of your choice and/or jam/mint/powdered sugar. Enjoy your dessert!