I made a blueberry version of these for Xmas, but previously I’d been making them with choc chips. So I’ll start with that version.
Ok, so back to the dry ingredients, which then get mixed together in a big bowl:
• 150gm macadamias, ground into meal (see note 1)
• 50 grams of Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate (see note 2)
• 2-4 Tablespoons lakanto (see note 3)
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• Pinch sea salt
Note 1 – I usually use raw, but you can use roasted & salted and just not add salt
Note 2 – You can use any other protein powder, but you may have to experiment with quantities. I like this because it’s neutral flavoured and quite fine. If you’re not keto, you could also try any gluten free flour.
Note 3 – Or other natural sweetener of your choice, if you’re not keto. If say, using maple syrup, add to the wet ingredients instead. I use 2 Tablespoons but that won’t be enough for many people. If you’re doing GAPS, use honey and 2 Tbs might be enough.
• 2 eggs
• 3 Tablespoons MCT oil or 42gm melted butter (see note 4)
• 4 Tablespoons coconut milk or coconut cream or liquid cream (see note 5)
• ½ teaspoon orange extract if doing choco chip, vanilla if doing berry, or other extract of your choice
Note 4 – I usually choose MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil, to get myself more into ketosis. But I made a special batch yesterday, using melted butter instead of the MCT oil, to see if it worked. It did, so melted coconut oil would also work.
Note 5 – I think any high fat liquid milk sub would work. Or even a Greek yoghurt. One time I used our homemade runnier yoghurt, though, and that wasn’t as successful.
We can now see that the choc chips didn’t sink, so if you want them inside, poke them in. But I think on top is fine.
Note on the silicon baking trays
I love these things, so much easier to get things out of them. BUT… keto baking is very soft, and I’m finding the easiest way to get them out is to wait till they’ve cooled, freeze them still in the cups, then peel the cups off. I take them out of the pans, and straight into a plastic ziplock bag and back in the freezer. They defrost in mere minutes, so you can have a snack whenever you want one.