When you think of autumn themed desserts, what comes to mind? The pecan pie your grandmother makes every thanksgiving? Or maybe the apple crisp you and your family bake after going apple picking every year? Perhaps it is a traditional recipe that has been passed down multiple generations, using seasonal ingredients and being prepared in the same exact way each time it is made.
Some of the most traditional autumn themed desserts are pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie. Just like every classic pie, there are two components to it - the crust and the filling. Oftentimes, pie crusts are made with flour, butter, and sugar. While they don't require many ingredients and are quite simple to prepare, many of these ingredients are not keto friendly. However, there are a variety of alternatives that can be used to replace these ingredients. For example, instead of using all purpose flour, one could use almond flour or coconut flour. Zero calorie and keto friendly sweeteners can also be used to replace sugar.
In addition to using keto friendly replacements in your pie crusts, there is another option - using crushed Nunbelievable Keto Cookies! Consider trying our Pecan Sandy Cookies, which have no added sugar, and are also low carb and gluten free! Our keto friendly cookies come in three other varieties: Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip.
Keto-friendly fillings for pumpkin pie, apple pie, and pecan pie might be a bit more difficult to pull off, as they include more ingredients and components. The good thing about pumpkin is that it is totally keto friendly! Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, which is traditionally incorporated in a pumpkin pie filling, you can replace that with heavy cream or coconut cream. Instead of using sugar or high carbohydrate sweeteners, zero carb sweeteners such as monk fruit sweetener, Splenda, or erythritol.
Besides pies and pumpkin themed desserts, another classic autumn recipe is snickerdoodle cookies. While Nunbelievable offers a keto friendly variety of this classic cookie flavor, you can also try and make a keto friendly version yourself by making some ingredient swaps. Ingredients that can be used to prepare the cookies include almond or coconut flour, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, and eggs.
Good luck in your attempt to make keto friendly desserts!