Salted Caramel Chip Cookie Low Carb & Gluten Free

Salted Caramel Chip Cookie Low Carb & Gluten Free

Have you seen the new Arby’s salted caramel chocolate chip cookies? Oh my goodness. Every time I see the ad or drive through and see it on their menu, my mouth waters. I love the taste of salted caramel almost more than anything in the world. Needless to say, one of their cookies would send my blood pressure soaring way beyond normal ranges.

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Since I am the only one in my house eating strictly low carb, I often get a craving and want just one or two cookies. This recipe makes one. You can easily double or triple it without changing the taste. Just watch the consistency of the dough. It should be like very pliable cookie dough.

I have made this recipe before, but I wanted to add a salted caramel taste, so I used some things I had on hand. Specifically DaVinci’s Caramel Syrup (Sugar Free, of course) and some sea salt.

I hope you enjoy this treat as much as I did. Also, I always make my baked goods on parchment paper, so be sure you have some of that on hand. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and let’s get baking!

Let’s Bake Cookies!

Salted Caramel Chip Cookie Low Carb & Gluten Free
Author: Crabby Housewife
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar free Davinci caramel syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon of beaten egg
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda brown sugar blend
  • 1/3 cup almond flour more or less to get right consistency
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar free chocolate chips
  • Pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Melt butter (I prefer grass fed)
  4. Add caramel syrup
  5. Stir in beaten egg
  6. Add sugar, brown sugar, and almond flour and stir until mixed
  7. Stir in chocolate chips
  8. Place mixture on parchment paper using spoon to smooth it out a bit. Should be about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Don't overcook or cookie will get dry and crumbly.
  10. Best enjoyed while still warm.
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Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum

Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum

One of the things I miss the most since starting low carb is salted caramel ice cream. I have yet to find a low carb equivalent that tastes salty or caramel-y. I decided to experiment and come up with something to satisfy that craving when it hits. 

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I knew I would use Jello brand sugar free vanilla pudding as my base. And, just the other day I picked up some sugar free caramel DaVinci syrup at Sam’s Club. The problem I faced was how to mix up the pudding without all the milk sugars. I knew I had two options.

Option # 1: Use almond milk

I prefer to not do this, because I don’t always have luck getting my pudding to set up. I know you have to use a bit less, but I just can’t seem to get it right without it being runny. I will experiment more but I was craving salted caramel and I didn’t want to risk ruining the dish.

Option # 2: Heavy whipping cream

I knew this would give me a pudding with a thicker, fluffier consistency, but it actually turned out really great with the mix of cream and caramel syrup. Next time, I may experiment with a mix of heavy cream and almond milk and see how that turns out. For this recipe, I used the heavy whipping cream. Should you choose to use almond milk, you’ll want to use less of it than is called for here.

If you are allowed a few more carbs than I am, such as if you are on maintenance, you could also try using whole milk or low carb milk. 

Low Carb Salted Caramel Pudding Recipe

 

Salted Caramel Pudding – Low Carb, Gluten Free, Straight-Up Yum
Author: Crabby Housewife
Ingredients
  • 1 regular package of Jello sugar free vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon Davinci sugar free caramel syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt I used 1/2 tablespoon, but I love it saltier, you can always add more
  • Whipped cream optional
Instructions
  1. Add wet ingredients to a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt and sugar free pudding mix.
  3. Use your mixer to whip it together until completely mixed and smooth.
  4. If you'd like, you can add a bit of whipped cream for a fluffier texture and mix or fold it in.
  5. Add a dollop of whipped cream (just make sure there are no or few added carbs, by making it at home or checking labels carefully).
  6. Grab spoon.
  7. Enjoy!

This recipe is super simple. You can whip it up in about five or ten minutes, assuming you have the ingredients on hand. I think it would be an elegant addition to a dinner party by placing the pudding into small clear plastic cups, topping with whipped cream and then sprinkling some pink Himalayan salt over the top. 

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