Lockdown for COVID-19 has changed life for us all. One of the most striking trends has been an increase in the popularity of home cooking and baking. At one point UK supermarkets even had a shortage of eggs and butter. Of course as followers of the keto or low carb lifestyle we are no strangers to cooking and baking. This is especially the case in the UK where keto products are just beginning to emerge on the market.
Sometimes it can be a struggle to find a recipe to work from- after all there is so much choice now, with incredible keto and low carb blogs with recipes and dupes for almost every dish you can think of. We’ve got you covered with some perfect keto treats to get you through COVID-19 lockdown.
We have some really easy keto recipes and we would love to share them with you! Most are completely pantry friendly while others are mostly with only a couple of fresh ingredients needed. What's more, we've shared a list of the ingredients you will need for each recipe- so you can quickly find something you have the ingredients for. After all, in lockdown we are all trying to minimise trips to the shops. So here is our round up of our top 10 pantry keto recipes!
1. Low carb banana bread
Everyone’s loving making banana bread at the moment so why not make it keto? We love this version of keto banana bread by Sugar Free Londoner. We love her recipes, and Dan really enjoyed recording a podcast episode with her recently. You might be surprised to see bananas in a "keto" recipe, but Katrin managed to get this keto banana bread to come in at a very reasonable 4.4g of carbs per slice.
Shopping list: almond flour, very ripe banana, eggs large, butter, granulated erythritol, cinnamon, baking powder, walnuts
2. Dierdre's Kitchen bread recipe
Keto food in the UK definitely has trends- and right now keto social media feeds are full of people obsessed with this keto bread recipe by Dierdre's Kitchen. Dierdre had been a keen bread baker for years before adopting a low carb lifestyle -so she applied what she knew about baking to make a truly magical keto loaf that is being celebrated as the best keto bread recipe around. We’ve had this bread recipe recommended so much and you can view the recipe video here, to follow the process step by step. Perfect for you to start making bread at your very own home low carb and keto bakery. Some of the ingredients are easily recognisable, but others may take a bit of time to source. Below we have listed the ingredients, as if you haven't made this before you might need to get some in.
3. Keto vanilla ice cream
Shopping list: Instant Yeast, Honey, eggs, flax meal, Oat Fibre, Vital Wheat Gluten, powdered erythritol), Salt, Xanthan gum or psyllium husk, butter
As the warmer weather is coming back, we want a cool dessert! We think this keto vanilla ice cream recipe looks great and is keto friendly!
Shopping List: Canned coconut milk, sweetener of choice, salt ,vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
4. Keto fat bombs
Fat bombs are a great snack on the keto diet. There are so many recipe versions available online now that it can be hard to know where to start. We have found this round-up of easy fat bomb recipes which are pantry friendly. My favourite is the chocolate peanut cups.
Coconut chicken tenders are such an easy meal to make at home and kids love it so we’ve found a highly rated recipe!
Shopping List: Chicken breast, eggs, coconut flour, unsweetened coconut flakes, flaxseed, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet and smoked paprika, cayenne powder, salt and pepper, olive oil
Where do we start with cookies, the perfect dessert and snack option when you want something sweet!
Shopping List: Butter, erythritol, vanilla extract, egg, almond flour, baking powder, xantham gum, salt, sugar free chocolate chips
Tortillas are the best way to wrap up keto meals. These super low carb tortillas from keto connect look great and are highly rated
Shopping List: Egg whites, coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, onion powder, chilli powder, salt
No eggs, no problem with this tortilla recipe!
Super simple recipe with just two ingredients!
Shopping List: Flaxseed and salt!
https://www.sweetashoney.co/flaxseed-wraps-keto-vegan-gluten-free/ - this is also a vegan friendly recipe
The perfect thing to go with your keto chilli is cornbread but with it being so high in carbs we’ve found a good recipe for low carb cornbread by that low carb life.
Shopping list: Butter, heavy cream, eggs, coconut flour, sweetener of choice, salt, baking soda
Chili recipe to go with your cornbread - pantry friendly (aside from ground beef) but would be a good accompaniment for the previous recipe! It is also inexpensive.
Shopping List: Olive oil, onion, garlic, red chilli, chilli powder, salt, ground beef, tomato paste, dried paprika, dried ground cumin, dried coriander, canned tomatoes, bell pepper
Diet Doctor has loads of recipes on their website for anything you can think of!
Some recipes will have sweetener options, some of our recommended sweeteners include erythritol and steviol glycosides (stevia) and inulin which are all completely keto. These are the sweeteners we use in our keto brownies and blondies as well as our keto millionaire’s shortbread.
If you are absolutely stuck, don’t have ingredients or don’t have the time or even just don’t want to bake then we have a lovely selection of keto bakes on our website. Including a vegan keto option! You can bulk order and freeze our bakes so you can take a couple at a time for any occasion.