Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I love me an excuse to eat dessert, I wanted to try one that fits in with the diet my husband and I have been on for a few months: the Keto diet. Yes, it’s super trendy, and yes, everyone and their sister is trying it… but the truth is, we like eating this way, and we both feel so much better after giving it a shot for a few weeks prior to the holidays. Speaking of holidays… any holiday pretty much comes with a dessert of some kind, so to keep us away from any tempting sugary treats, I tried a keto cheesecake, and it’s officially a hit!
I won’t make you wait until the end of the post for the recipe, and truthfully, I didn’t take photos of the process because I was about 95% sure this wasn’t going to work out on the first try, but lo and behold…
I made up this recipe from a few I had seen online, and I was going to add in sour cream, which seems to be in a lot of keto cheesecakes, but I forgot to! Just keeping it real with you guys, here. A food blogger I am not!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of almond flour
- 4 tbsb of Swerve (confectioners)
- 5 tbsp of unsalted, melted butter
- 2 250g packages of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup of Swerve (confectioners)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with silicone cups (or lightly grease pan).
- Mix almond flour, Swerve and butter together until a crumbly mixture is formed. Press the dough into the bottom of the cupcake liners.
- Beat cream cheese and Swerve until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
- Pour filling into cupcake liners and smooth our the tops.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the tops are a light golden brown and center is almost set.
- Let cool for 2 hours and put in fridge. Top with your favourite berries, or eat as is - they're pretty delicious!
- If you have any of the crust mix left, roll it into small balls and keep in the fridge. They make a great keto-friendly snack!
I think the fresh flowers from a local shop, The Local Bloom, definitely spruce things up, as well. But don’t worry… the flowers on the cheesecake aren’t real!
As an option, you could use some sugar-free strawberry jam as a topping, and it’s still Keto-friendly.
I hope this recipe inspires you to make a little sugar-free dessert! This is also a great option for diabetics and also happens to be gluten-free, so it appeals to lots of people!
Let me know if you try it, ok?
And now to get you even further into the Valentine’s Day mood, there are 29 more Love Day projects and recipes for you to check out from some really talented Canadian friends of mine!
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog
Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush
DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life
DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos
Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy
‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog
DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style
Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos
Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer
How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog
Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design
GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living
Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful
Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen
Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories
Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest
Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile
Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness
How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House
DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box
Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home
Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine
Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere