Keto Monday: This Cheesecake is Diet Friendly!

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I have been debating about going back onto the Keto Diet for a while. I had gained some (less than three pounds) of my lost weight back and was not happy. But, by just watching my portions and cutting back on some of the carbs, I lost two of those pounds in a few days. I just need to watch what I eat.

Watching The Great British Baking Show on our Roku device has not helped. Both my husband and I have been inspired to bake. Last week, I found a recipe for a low carb cheesecake. The crust was almond flour and the size was just right for two people – 6 inches in diameter. All I had to find was find a 6-inch springform pan to fit into my Instant Pot. Walmart had Wilton brand pans for $5.99 which I quickly picked up while I was getting a prescription filled.

Mid-week, I made the recipe called Almond Joy Instant Pot Cheesecake. It has coconut in the batter and chocolate/coconut as a topping. Here is the clincher though; it only has 5 grams of net carbs! Wow!

I would definitely make this recipe again. The texture was smooth and creamy with a hint of coconut. I added a touch of crushed Andes candies to the top – it was St. Patrick’s Day, after all. And, we didn’t wait until dinner to have our first bite – we dove in for a mid-afternoon treat on the 18th. Yummy!

The recipe can be found at Almond joy Instant Pot cheesecake on the diet doctor website. There were not too many downsides to this recipe. One disadvantage is that it has to cool for eight hours before adding the chocolate drizzle. This means, most likely, that it has to be made the day before a dinner party. Two, you need a special pan – but I didn’t feel like six dollars was a lot to spend when I already had the rest of the ingredients. And, three – it does have 330 calories per serving.

It was satisfying, in a weird way, to make a desert in the pressure cooker (Instant Pot). I’ll do it again – maybe when we can have guests over for dinner. That will happen this year, won’t it?

Today is day 22/31 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. The challenge was created and is hosted by TwoWritingTeachers.org. Thank you.

13 Thoughts

  1. This looks really good! We have an Instant Pot, and definitely use it more than we use our stove or oven (but not as much as the microwave). I’m going to have to give this recipe a try (well, I’d like to–maybe I will…maybe I won’t). Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. That looks really yummy! I have been following Weight Watchers (lost 25lbs!) so I know what you mean about the 3 lbs. The cheesecake looks yummy, but it would blow all my points for the day. 🙂

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    1. I don’t know…. I would know if the amounts would be the same. That’s something you could probably look up though. I am super sensitive to the taste and effects of what I call fake sugar better known as sugar substitutes. I like Swerve with is a brand name of the type the recipe calls for but I’d see if you can find equivalents for the stevia. It’s a really tasty recipe.

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