Quarantine Low-Carb Baking
I’ve been a bit of a baking machine lately. I went to Instagram and saw that I’m not the only one, this quarantine low-carb baking thing is a trend. I’ve seen it referred to as “quaran-baking” and I’m totally on board.
Quarantine Baking: A Soul Soothing Zen Meditation
Like all baking, quarantine baking is very calming, which is great for these strange and stressful times. I love the peacefulness that comes over me when I gather my ingredients, then go about measuring and mixing. Preparing the pan is like a Zen meditation. On top of that, when I pop a batch of healthy Keto Brownies in the oven, I feel like I’ve accomplished a small something, which brightens my day.
Healthy Quarantine Baking
What about health? If we’re going to bake up a storm, we might as well do it the healthy low-carb way. That’s where my easy quarantine baking recipes come in. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, they’re also super satisfying (my husband can attest to that) and won’t leave you with weight gain or the dreaded high-carb hangover.
Weight Gain During Coronavirus Pandemic Quarantine
A nurse friend told me that in her ER, they refer to weight put on during this time as the “COVID 19.” You know, like the “freshman 15,” those extra pounds students put on their first year of college. Thankfully, we can avoid that with my healthy quarantine desserts below.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Dear Elana, I literally NEVER write reviews on blogs, but your recipes, especially this one, are so fantastic, I am compelled to let everyone know about my enthusiasm. I am a classically-trained professional cook…a culinary school classmate turned me on to your recipes…I found your coffee cake recipe a few months ago and have varied it with different toppings and fillings and it ALWAYS works.
As I sit here typing this, I am waiting for a liquor delivery so that I can experiment with one of Camille’s variations of this cake. She made it with amaretto and blackberries. My younger son, who is more of a berry guy, than a chocoholic, can’t wait for me to test this recipe for you, and him. Stay tuned.
Orange Cake with Almond Flour
Banana Bread Recipe
Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake
What Are You Quaran-Baking?
Quarantine low-carb baking is where it’s at in my house. Sometimes I make existing recipes from the blog and my cookbooks, my favorite right now is Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, other times I create and test new recipes for you.
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Last week I worked on a new brownie recipe for you, and this week I’m working on that blackberry amaretto coffee cake. Each time I create a new recipe I test it over and over again so that my recipes work for you every single time. What’s on your quaran-baking wish list? What recipe do you need right now? Leave a comment and let me know.
We have nut allergies so almond flour doesn’t work. What can we substitute with?
Mary, here’s a link to my nut-free recipes for you:
Yummy points to your site for the recipe for Kumquat Garlic Chicken, but searching on your site resulted in nothing. Is this recipe still valid?
Martha, thanks for your message. This recipe is very old and no longer available.
Carol Crill says
No way to contact. No carb or sugar content in smoothie or other books. Disappointed. Won’t buy or recommend.
Carol, thanks for your comment. This is Elana and I respond to each and every comment here on the website. I also provide nutrition information (including carb and other macro-nutrients) for all the recipes in my books here:
Let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help!
Janet Evans Houser says
What kind of an answer is that?
Janet, I adore almond flour and have been baking with it for decades. I think it’s far better than wheat flour in every possible way. But I understand that all don’t feel the same. In that case, they need to experiment to find their favorite flour. I hope you have a fantastic day and a wonderful new year :-)
What is the best low carb flour to make cookies crunchy like regular flour. Almond flour is good but cookies can be chewy
Lisa, feel free to experiment!
Stella Anderson says
What about recipes using Cassava flour? Have you tried it before?
Stella, haven’t ever bought that flour, very high-carb :-)