It is a great day here in Hobbitville. If you are one of the many who are members in some of the larger mainstream keto groups on Facebook, the name Tyo Prasetyo is one you know and love. This generous and humble man has been helping others with keto and creating some fantastic recipes to share. If you don’t know him, you will soon.
I am honored to announce that starting this week, Tyo’s recipes and health information will be part of She Calls Me Hobbit. I will soon be adding his past recipes, fitness, and holistic health ideas to the site. You may have notice the new menu at the top of the page – The Keto Iron Chef. Watch that space, it will be filling up soon! I will be updating the Keto Plus Pinterest group page and FB group with each addition. If you are not following the Pinterest group board, feel free to follow me on Pinterest so you can see it all!
Tyo was penned the Keto Iron Chef on Facebook, and he lives up to the name. This is a unique opportunity, I cannot think of another keto food blog out there that has two contributors like this. I hope you will find the addition exciting and interesting, the diverse and meticulous recipes of the Keto Iron Chef contrasted with the backwoods diner-style ones of the Hobbit. Tyo covers both the exotic meals of the Far East as well as his own spin on ketofied Western dishes.
I am thankful this talented, creative and giving man that I call a friend has agreed to join me. I will do my best to link you to some of the ingredient he uses that may be unfamiliar to you, and offer up comparable options for those which you might have difficulty finding. Like myself, he uses protein often and in unique ways. If you are new to the Iron Chef, I hope you find this addition helpful, if you are already a fan, you now have what you’ve been asking for – all his recipes in one place :).
So, to celebrate this exciting event, I decided it deserved cookies :). Ha. Are you surprised?
Didn’t think so 🙂
I decided to do my own take on that classic standby, the chocolate chip cookie. I’m kind of surprised I haven’t done these before, seems like PUMPKIN always gets in the way :). Not tonight. I like my chocolate chip cookies a little fluffy and sweet, so these are not the crispy hard ones you would find in a bag of Chips O’Hoy. The chocolate chips are keto as well :).
Hobbit’s Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes 15):
Preheat oven to 375F
I recommend making the chips prior to starting the cookies, they take about an hour to set up.
For the chips:
- 4 square, Baking Chocolate – Unsweetened Squares
- 2 g (1 tbsp), Coconut Oil
- 1 tbsp, heavy cream
- 4 tbsp stevia or equivalent sweetener (any)
In the microwave, melt the coconut oil and chocolate. Immediately whisk in the sweetener until dissolved, then whisk in the cream. You can pour into the bottom of a bread pan and chop them up once set, or use these cool things – silicone coasters from Walmart just the perfect chocolate chunk size.
Either way, spread the chocolate into the mold of you choice, then pop in the fridge or freezer for an hour. If making one large chunk, a hint is to put a chef knife in the fridge or freezer at the same time. Use the cold knife to chop up the chocolate without it sticking to the blade. Remove and separate from the mold. Chop up with knife if needed or break apart.
Making the cookies:
- 0.50 cup Elite Whey Protein Isolate – Gourmet Vanilla
- 0.25 cup, Almond Meal/flour
- 1 egg
- 0.50 cup(s), Butter, melted
- 1 cup Stevia or equivalent (bulk)
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 0.50 tsp, Baking Powder
- 0.50 tsp baking soda
- 1.50 tsp Vanilla extract
Combine all the dry ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine, breaking up any clumps. In a larger bowl, with your mixer quickly combine the sweetener and butter until completely incorporated. Add the egg and vanilla, beat again until smooth. While beating on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients until you have a thick, spoonable dough. Add your chips to the bowl and fold in with a spoon or spatula.
Let sit for 5 minutes while you line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat. Spoon or scoop 15 balls onto the baking sheet, then pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the lightly start to brown.
Remove…and unlike I usually suggest, eat these puppies as soon as they don’t burn your mouth! One must have gooey chocolate chips while still warm (though these are tasty cool as well). ENJOY!!
Nutritional information (based off my brand of ingredients, double-check yours!): Calories – 120, Fat: 12, Protein: 3, Carbs: 3, Fiber: 1, Net Carbs: 2.
Hey, if you read this and like it, feel free to give me some feedback in the comments. I’d love to hear from everyone on what they think of my ‘creations.’ If you have questions, ask! If you hate them, tell me 🙂. If you do your own tweaks, let me know, I love to learn new things!!