Keto-friendly baking means switching out high-carb wheat flours with lower carb alternatives such as almond, coconut or rice flour. Keto diets are naturally low in gluten.
Sugar is limited in the keto diet to help the body reach the fat-burning stage of ketosis. That means avoiding sugar, honey and maple syrup in favor of alternative sweeteners.
Natural fats such as butter, oil and cream are encouraged in the keto diet, and they add lots of flavor to baked goods. You can also substitute nut butters to enhance flavor.
A low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is intended to force the body into the fat-burning stage of ketosis. Hy-Vee has keto-ready ingredients for baking.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
TIP: Almond flour is not very absorbent, so add rice flour to help with oil absorption. A refined rice grain has finer, softer consistency, giving the cookie a softer texture.
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Hy-Vee has keto-friendly flours made from ingredients like almonds and oats that are lower in carbs, higher in fiber.
A sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in certain fruits and vegetables, erythritol is virtually free of calories and carbohydrates.
Made from real sugar, sucralose changes in chemical structure so it’s sweeter than sugar, essentially calorie-free and without aftertaste. It remains stable when heated, so it can be swapped for sugar in baked goods.
Made from a highly refined extract from the stevia plant, stevia sweeteners often include other ingredients such as erythritol or dextrose, a sugar made from corn or wheat.
Sugar-free diets save on empty calories and may help with weight loss or benefit those with diabetes. Sugar is a common ingredient in cookies, but Hy-Vee has alternatives made from a variety of sources.
A naturally occuring sugar found in small quantitites in figs and raisins, allulose is
virtually calorie-free and has no glycemic impact on blood sugar.
TIP: Add flaky sea salt to accentuate the rich dark chocolate flavor. Used in moderation, it intensifies the sweetness—even when there is no sugar present.
Sugar-free baking is easy with these products, which
bake and measure like sugar.