I am a little confused about beating the egg whites with a hand mixer. I used 12 large egg whites as the recipe says. However, I did not add cream of tartar as I have none. I have been beating these egg whites for almost 40 minutes with an electric hand mixer and I still have not yet come to the consistency as your photo shows for stiff egg whites. So my questions are, is this amount of time normal for beating the egg whites? And what amount of time would you recommend if this is not the normal amount of time?
Creamy risotto, fluffy couscous, and succulent pilaf- all things you can’t enjoy when you’re living the Keto lifestyle, right? Nope! If you haven’t discovered cauliflower rice already, let me be the first to sing the praises of this fantastic ingredient. I’ve put together a list of my favorite Keto-friendly cauliflower rice recipes so you can get to enjoying this fantastic (and nutritious!) ingredient asap!
For the sake of page loading times, I can’t include a photo with every one of these keto chicken recipes, but I did choose some of my favorite mouthwatering pictures from Pinterest to post here. If you want to see photos of all of them you can find them on my Best Low Carb Chicken Recipes Pinterest board, or just click on the recipe link from this list for the ones you are interested in.
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I made this the other day and it’s delicious, I’m able to slice the bread and put it in the toaster. However, my bread did not rise. I’m at high altitude and normally have to back off on leavening, but I followed the recipe as is. Do you suppose I should increase the baking powder? I’m assuming the yeast is there more for flavor, since there is no time for it to rise.
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Hi Kerstin, Sorry you had issues whipping the whites. It can sometimes be more difficult with the kind from a carton. The cream of tartar helps, but sometimes isn’t enough. Did you wait for the whites to be at room temp before beginning? This can help with whipping. Unfortunately the bread won’t turn out very well without getting the whites to stiff peaks. I hope it works for you next time, and if the cartons don’t work for you, you can try with the whites from whole eggs. You can use the yolks to make hollandaise sauce or creme brulee like this.
Before “Keto” I was an every week bread baker. The house always had that soothing yeast homemade bread aroma. For months I have been trying everyone’s “best” bread recipes, only to be so let down….. NOW I have that delicious taste and aroma again. This is it guys, this bread hands down is the BEST. I had no xanthum gum so I added a bit more psyllium husk, I also rounded the yeast measurements cuz I love that yeast aroma and taste. It turned out WONDERFUL!! Don’t be afraid of this one guys!
Make ahead freezer meals are one of the best ways to take the stress out of your Keto diet! By setting aside a few hours each weekend, you’ll start the week with a fridge and freezer full of everything you need to quickly throw together a Keto meal. Sounds good, right? Check out this guide to help you make low carb freezer meals easy, simple, and fast.
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Ketogenic diet bread is not low calorie – swapping gluten out for almond flour and whey isolate adds a lot of calories. If you are watching your caloric intake, always consult with a doctor about a keto diet. This bread is in no way meant to be a lower calorie option – but merely a different way to get a light, bread texture without using gluten or grains.
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Just made my 3rd loaf. My technique has been improving each time so I am getting a better result! I had never baked anything before like this and there is an art involved. But the deliciousness has never been absent… the mixture of these ingredients has been amazing. Just going from Salvador Dali bread to Leonardo Divinci for style is the new goal!
Is chicken your favorite meat? Well, we’ve got the meal plan just for you. Get ready for crispy chicken wings, quesadillas, tacos, Italian-flavored casseroles, and Indian butter chicken. We even have a pizza crust made of ground chicken. And no chicken meal plan is complete without eggs, right? They’re the perfect way to kick off your keto day. With choices like this, there’s no risk you’ll ever get bored.
I just signed up after making the Easy Keto Bread. I truly believed my efforts were an epic failure when I set the pan in the oven to bake. What a huge surprise when the bread came out as advertised. We are super happy to have bread as we begin the second week of our keto journey. This bread is wonderful and easy to make. Looking forward many more great recipes, hints, and guidance as we proceed. Thank you!
Capsaicin, one of the compounds responsible for the spicy flavor of jalapenos, has been found to improve our health in many ways. The current research on capsaicin suggests that it enhances cardiovascular health significantly, increases metabolic rate, and improves body composition. So, if you like spicy food, then you are in luck — especially when you eat this keto cornbread.
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Hi Aamash, Sometimes egg whites from a carton are more difficult to beat to stiff peaks, though I do use those all the time myself. Usually it’s best to add some cream of tartar when beating especially if you are using the whites from a carton. This will help them come to stiff peaks. Having the egg whites at room temperature also helps, versus cold from the fridge.
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I tried this recipe and it is not at all easy to incorporate 1/2 the egg whites in the food processor. When attempting to pulse just 2-3 times, only part of the egg whites incorporated, leaving 1/2 the whipped egg whites still sitting at the top of the mixture. I then had to use a spatula to force it down and pulsed 3 more times and ended up with a heavy batter because the egg whites completely fell. Then trying to fold the mixture into the rest of the egg whites was like trying to fold in cookie dough. The result was a loaf of baked eggs whites that had clumps of batter in the middle.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite chicken thigh recipes to show you just how many ways you can use this fantastic ingredient in all kinds of Keto-friendly dishes. From delicious Indian-inspired tandoori style main courses to succulent slow-cooker chicken soups, these recipes showcase just how many fantastic ways you can use chicken thighs in your cooking. Forget the chicken breast, the thigh is the way to go!
To Make Sure You Get the Best Rise: Make sure your baking powder and yeast are fresh. Let your egg whites come to room temperature before using. Cook for the recommended amount of time (and make sure your oven is properly calibrated). Measure all ingredients carefully (we recommend weighing the dry ingredients). Try to avoid the temptation to slice it while it's hot because this can cause the loaf to fall.
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Hi Kristi, I’m glad you liked the taste! Sorry it didn’t rise for you. It’s hard to say what happened without being in the kitchen with you. Were the peaks in the egg whites not firm enough, or did they fall too much when folding with the rest of the batter? That is the main culprit I can think of, as the egg whites are a big part of what creates the volume in this bread.
Hi Brenda, There are various reasons but the most common one is that coconut flour is extremely absorbent and needs a lot of eggs to offset how much moisture it absorbs. If you used a liquid like milk or water, it would fall apart. That being said, this recipe is not dry or dense. Did you try making it? Whipping the egg whites creates the exact opposite effect and the bread turns out light and fluffy. Hope you’ll give it a try!
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I have the very same conclusion about the bread as you did. It was moist and dry at the same time. It toasted very well. I did make a couple of tweaks in the recipe. It needs twice the salt, and keto acceptable sugar. I added 1 tspn of sugar, but next time, I will use 2 tspn. I also used one egg to lighten up the denseness of the bread. I adjusted the water because of the egg.
Vegetable wraps. Don’t throw out those leftover leafy greens, use them like a taco shell or wrap instead. Some vegetables that make good vegetable wraps are collard greens, butter lettuce, cabbage leaves, swiss chard, and Lacinato kale. These veggies will also provide you with one of the best ways to get more fiber, mineral, vitamins, and antioxidants into your keto diet. Some of our favorite vegetable wrapped recipes are Low Carb Corned Beef Cabbage Rolls, Spicy Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps, and Vegetarian Greek Collard Wraps. Feel free to use whatever leafy vegetables you’d like with these keto recipes.
This is now my go to for lo-carb bread recipe. It is SO EASY! I made it last weekend, Instead of Xanthan gum I used konjac root powder, it worked just fine, my baking time was more like 50 minutes and I did cover the top loosely with foil for the first 15 minutes so the top wouldn’t brown so quickly (maybe why my cooking time was so long?) I also added a pinch of Bakers yeast (brewers yeast is NOT gluten free) just for flavor and stevia 3/4 T. This bread makes really good grilled cheese or avocado toast! Very yummy! Thanks for this recipe!
When you buy chicken, it’s often a better deal to buy a whole chicken and divide it into pieces yourself. Chicken breast is usually the most expensive part and also the leanest. We suggest leaving it in the store and opt for thighs, with or without the bone in, instead. They often come cheaper, have more natural fat and therefore more flavor. If you can get pieces with the skin on, it’s even better! You’ll find more tips on how to cook chicken below.
Kim is a self taught cook with over 30 years experience in the kitchen. She develops and tests low carb and keto recipes in her California home. She began her low carb journey in 2009 and at the urging of friends, started blogging in 2014. Kim shares delicious low carb and keto recipes no one would believe are sugar-free. Her recipes are featured in newsstand publications and on sites all over the internet.
Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using MacGourmet software and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it does not affect my own blood glucose levels. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.
This recipe gives you juicy and tender shredded chicken that is generously spiced with earthy cumin and has a gentle heat from the chilli powder, resulting in tasty and delicious meat to serve either on its own with some homemade guacamole, or served in lettuce leaves for a flavorful light lunch. The overall appearance can be brightened if you use different colored bell peppers.
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To further enhance the flavor and health benefits, this recipe uses virgin olive oil as well. Virgin olive oil contains numerous health promoting compounds. One of the most studied compounds found in the oil is a phenolic compound called oleocanthal. Multiple studies have found that oleocanthal possesses similar anti-inflammatory properties to ibuprofen, which makes virgin olive oil a great addition to the diet to help reduce acute and chronic inflammation.
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I’m so glad you love it, Tanya! Yes, $17 sounds like a lot for xanthan gum. I use this one here. Swerve is sweeter than erythritol, so you’d need less of it – I have a conversion chart here. You’re absolutely right about the xanthan gum and texture – it will make the bread more chewy. It will still be more of a “light and fluffy” bread, but definitely less muffin-like with the xanthan gum. I haven’t tried add-ins yet – let me know how it goes if you try!
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Hi Melissa, Are you beating the whole eggs? It needs to be egg whites only. Whole eggs will never form peaks. Adding a little cream of tartar helps, as well as making sure you start with a very clean bowl (preferably not plastic if you’re having issues). Having the egg whites at room temperature can be a little easier, too, though I usually don’t need to. Hope this answers your question!
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Hi Christy, It might be a little more difficult, but in theory possible. You’d need to stir the dry ingredients, then use a hand mixer instead of food processor to mix them with the butter. Then, after beating the egg whites separately, you’d need to mix in part of them, trying not to break them down, then fold in the rest once it’s easier to fold.
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A Tex-Mex style casserole packed with bell pepper, green onion, cilantro, and jalapeno, then topped with cheddar cheese. Great served with a dollop of sour cream, or even extra jalapeno if you can handle the heat! If you love Mexican flavors, and meatloaf, then this recipe will be one you enjoy too. To make this meal fast we used a food processor, but you could also chop everything by hand if you don’t happen to have one. You want the vegetables to be a chunky, colorful, and flavor-packed ...
Made this bread yesterday. I was very sceptical whether it would seem like bread. I do not have a food processor. So I mixed the dry ingredients by hand. And folded the first half into them. Then I folded the ingredients as per the recipe and I was very pleasantly surprised. It turned out great and I will make it again. As for the egg yolks I made scrambled eggs and had them with my new bread for breakfast.
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Sushi Nori Wraps. If you like sushi, then you’ll love using nori as a keto-friendly wrap. When you add moist ingredients to it, the nori will transform from a brittle chip to a durable, pliable wrap. What’s even better is that nori wraps have no net carbs at all and only come with ten calories per sheet. Plus, they are easy to find in the grocery store, and you can even get them shipped directly to your house (just search for Nori Wraps on Amazon).