The best low carb and keto recipes of 2016. From appetizers and snacks to dinner and dessert, it’s all here!


Best low carb and keto recipes of 2016. LCHF THM Banting Atkins recipes.

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back over the past 12 months and think about what you accomplished, what touched you, what changed you, and how you grew as a person. On a personal level, 2016 was an incredibly tough year for me. I am deeply touched, deeply changed, and I can only hope that the things I went through this year help me grow and evolve. Only time will tell.

However, on a professional level, I feel that 2016 was my best year yet. I poured my heart and soul into this blog and I am immensely proud of the recipes I created. It also soared in popularity early in January and stayed high all through the year, with record breaking traffic in almost every single month. My social media following grew at an astonishing rate as well. But through all of that, I flatter myself that I still kept my deep connection with my readers, answering their questions and responding to their emails and comments as much as time would allow. Oh, and did I mention that I signed a publishing deal this year too? Cookbook coming in Fall 2017.

It’s always fun to look into my statistics and see which were the most popular recipes from the past year. This year I look back and I think “Yep, these were all among my favourites too!”. Each one I’ve made multiple times, because they quickly became family favourites. Honestly, they are all winners and I am just so proud of them. Enjoy!

Truly crispy Baked Buffalo Drumsticks recipe - primal, keto, low carb

Crispy Baked Buffalo Drumsticks

Using baking powder to crisp up the skin of baked chicken was an absolute revelation to me. And apparently it was to many readers as well because this was far and away my most popular recipe of 2016.

Low Carb Grain-Free Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists

Another absolute revelation was using mozzarella to create a stretchy, tender dough that’s great for pizza, pastry, and other fun applications. I’ve used it in so many ways already and I have so many more ideas for it!

No Bake Low Carb Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

You don’t need any explanation as to why these easy low carb bars are so popular. Peanut butter. Chocolate. No bake. Enough said.

Low Carb No Bake Chocolate Mousse Tart - keto and grain-free.

Chocolate Mousse Tart

This is one of my favourite desserts from 2016 because it’s so easy to make. Some folks have trouble with the mousse setting properly, so make sure you are using the same ingredients I use. Substitutions may cause your mousse to be runny.

This may be the best low carb peanut butter cake ever! Grain-free Texas Sheet Cake

Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

Sheet cake: feeds a crowd, tastes divine. How can you go wrong, especially with a peanut butter version?

Low carb Grain-Free Coconut Almond Crisps

Coconut Almond Crisps 

These thin crispy cookies are delicious but admittedly a little tricky to make. From reader feedback, I think that the Yacon syrup works better than the molasses. Watch them carefully so they don’t burn!

Low carb grain-free Soul Bread Sesame Rolls


Soul Bread Sesame Rolls

Another revelation for 2016 was the Soul Bread movement. An entirely flourless bread based on cream cheese and protein powder. It’s the closest thing to white bread you will ever have on a low carb diet!

Low carb grain-free Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes. The best dessert ever and less than 5 g net carbs!

Peanut Butter Molten Lava Cakes

Another dessert that needs no explanation: gooey melty peanut butter oozing out of a warm-from-the-oven cake.

Low Carb Pecan Toffee Bars - grain-free and sugar-free

Pecan Toffee Bars

I am so glad these hit the top 10! They are so good, they quickly became one of my all-time favourites.

Low Carb Lemon Sour Cream Pie with an easy press-in pie crust. Grain-free, sugar-free.

Lemon Sour Cream Pie

The moment I published this recipe, it became immensely popular. With an easy press-in pie crust and a sweet-tart lemon filling, it’s really a divine low carb dessert.

This low carb Boston Cream Poke Cake is oozing with sugar-free vanilla pastry cream and topped with a rich chocolate ganache.

Boston Cream Poke Cake

Any kind of poke cake is delicious. But a poke cake with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate ganache? Well that’s something really special!

Single Serve Low Carb Brownie Recipe

Single Serve Brownies 

When you’re single and you’re hungry, these are definitely the way to go!

Low Carb Carmelitas. Grain-Free THM LCHF Keto Banting Recipe


Crumbly oat-like crust (with NO oats!) filled with chocolate and caramel. How could these not be amazing???

Low Carb Jalapeño Popper Pizza

Jalapeno Popper Pizza

My husband declared this to be some of the best pizza he’s ever had, low carb or not. You’re welcome.

Best low carb wings with browned butter and Old Bay seasoning. Your favorite keto wing recipe!

Brown Butter Old Bay Wings

Some of the best wings I’ve ever had, low carb or not. You’re welcome.

Low Carb Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

I don’t always make dairy-free ice cream, but when I do, it’s delicious.


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