Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Crumb Crust for Desserts - 12 net carbs entire recipe

What do you do when your recipe calls for a graham cracker pie crust? The answer is make your own low carb version using nuts and flax. The following is a simple recipe for a crumb crust that can be used for cheesecakes or pies. You can leave it uncooked or bake it with fillings.

Entire recipe is 12 net carbs, divide by number of servings.


1 1/2 c. hazelnut meal*
1/2 c. flax meal
1/2 c. equiv. to sugar**
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter melted


Mix hazelnut meal, flax meal, and 1/4 c. equiv. to sugar (8 drops sweetzfree). A pastry cutter works best. Once well mixed, press into bottom of casserole dish, pie plate, or spring form pan.

*You can substitute almond meal and add an additional 8 net carbs to total recipe.

**If you use granular splenda and add an additional 6 net carbs.

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