Are you considering starting a keto or low-carb diet? It might sound intimidating at first since there are carbs in so many different foods.
You may be worried that you’ll be stuck eating boring meals and dishes consisting of just grilled chicken and vegetables.
Well, here’s some good news! Just because something is low-carb doesn’t mean that it can’t be delicious.
There are so many alternatives and substitutes to add to recipes to make them lower in carbs without sacrificing tastiness.
Thanks to a convenient baking mix called Carbquik, transforming your favorite meals and desserts into low-carb delights is easier than ever. Here are 15 easy Carbquik recipes to try.
These savory muffins make a delicious breakfast or snack. Want to know the best part?
They are made up of only four ingredients! All you need is Carbquik baking mix, shredded cheddar cheese, water, and Old Bay seasoning.
Simply mix all of the ingredients, pour a bit of the batter into greased muffin tins, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 16 minutes.
You can also sprinkle more seasoning on top before baking them if you’d like. Make sure to let them cool before eating and store them in the refrigerator!
What is a “scuffin,” you ask? It is a cross between a scone and a muffin. Scones are notorious for being drier and more crumbly and muffins are moister.
This pastry is the perfect combination of the two and they make an excellent low-carb treat.
You can add whatever kind of dried fruit you’d like to the scuffins, just make sure it has very little or no added sugar, and be sure to soak it in water for an hour.
The water will help to remove added sugar while also rehydrating the dried fruit. It’s possible to use fresh fruit as well.
The other ingredients are Carbquik mix, butter, heavy whipping cream, an egg, a low-carb sweetener, and almond extract.
Red Lobster biscuits are irresistible, but they are also loaded with carbs.
Luckily, there is a solution! Carbquik baking mix can be used to replace flour and the biscuits will still taste just as delicious, even without all of the extra carbs.
In addition to the Carbquik mix, these cheesy and buttery biscuits consist of milk, cheddar cheese, butter, garlic powder, parsley, salt, and Old Bay seasoning.
To make them even more savory, brush melted butter on top of them after they’re finished baking and sprinkle them with more parsley and garlic powder.
Searching for an easy breakfast recipe? These pancakes have got you covered.
Did you know that the Carbquik mix is also high in fiber? That’ll help to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.
The cinnamon and flaxseed in this recipe are entirely optional, but they do add a nice bit of extra flavor to the pancakes.
The only other ingredients are milk, an egg, and water.
If you prefer your pancakes a bit thicker, add a bit more Carbquik mix to the batter.
Cobbler is an easy dessert to make and this blueberry one is the best recipe out there.
The blueberries give the cobbler the most beautiful color once it is finished baking.
Since this one is low-carb, you don’t have to feel guilty about going back for seconds.
All you need is melted butter, unsweetened almond milk, monk fruit sweetener, wild blueberries, the juice of half a lemon, and Carbquik mix.
This cobbler bakes to golden-brown perfection in about 40 to 45 minutes. Serve it with your favorite low-carb ice cream or whipped cream!
Calling all chocolate lovers! These low-carb brownies are just as fudgy as regular ones. Did we mention that they are also gluten-free?
For this recipe, you will need Carbquik mix, butter, eggs, powdered erythritol (or any powdered low-carb sweetener), cocoa, sugar-free chocolate chips, and stevia powder. You could also add chopped pecans if you’d like.
If you happen to be all out of Carbquik, a quick replacement is a blend of almond and coconut flour in a 3-to-1 ratio.
This moist banana bread loaf is the best low-carb option when you need a fix.
It has some of the same ingredients as a regular loaf of banana bread- bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, etc. but some replacements make it low-carb.
These replacements include Carbquik mix, a sugar alternative, and Greek yogurt to make it a bit thicker and add extra protein.
Feel free to add chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sugar-free chocolate chips, too!
This recipe is called white bread frankenloaf. It contains more ingredients than a regular loaf of bread, but the lower amount of carbs make it worth the extra effort.
Of course, it contains Carbquik which essentially acts as the flour. Another unique ingredient is xanthan gum, which helps with the texture.
Some other ingredients are eggs, olive oil, heavy whipping cream, and a wheat protein isolate, to name a few.
This recipe can be made in a bread machine! It is recommended to add the wet ingredients first, then the yeast, and then the dry ingredients, with the salt being added last.
Who doesn’t love a warm batch of waffles on a lazy Sunday morning? If you’re watching your carb intake, then this waffle recipe is for you.
They are made with trusty Carbquik mix, eggs, cream cheese, and sour cream as the main ingredients.
They also contain baking powder, butter, vanilla extract, and Splenda.
These waffles have a decent dose of protein as well thanks to the eggs and dairy in them!
It’s difficult to turn down a homemade cinnamon roll and these can be hot and fresh from the oven in just about 30 minutes.
The only ingredients in the dough are Carbquik and water.
The filling is made up of softened butter, brown swerve, and cinnamon.
This recipe even comes with a homemade cream cheese frosting one too. It’s impossible to have a cinnamon roll without it!
Did you know that you can make a single-serving cake in a mug in the microwave? Want to know what’s even better? This one is low-carb!
You will need one large microwave-safe mug, Carbquik, Splenda, an egg, cocoa powder, almond milk, oil, and vanilla extract.
Remember to grease the mug first. Reach for this recipe the next time you need to satisfy your sweet tooth!
All of the recipes on this list so far were desserts, breakfast foods, or side dishes, but here is an easy low-carb meal that the whole family will enjoy.
The main ingredients for the filling are cubed chicken thighs, onion, celery, green beans, chicken stock, and various spices.
The crust is made of Carbquik (of course), egg, heavy cream, water, and seasonings.
If there are leftovers that you’d like to reheat, it’s best to do that in a toaster oven. Cover the crust with foil to prevent it from getting too brown!
Here is another comforting dinner dish! This bacon cheeseburger pie allows you to enjoy the savory flavors of a juicy burger without the extra carbs from the bun.
This burger in a pie form is made of ground beef, eggs, bacon, Carbquik mix, milk, shredded cheese, and salt.
You could also add chopped onion for a bit of extra flavor and crunch.
When shopping for bacon to use in this recipe, it is best to search for bacon with no sugar.
Added sugar will offset your low-carb goals.
Focaccia is an Italian-style bread that can be eaten as a side or as a snack on its own.
This simple low-carb alternative only has five ingredients- yeast, warm water, Splenda (or whichever sweetener you have on hand), olive oil, and Carbquik mix.
Mix the ingredients and allow it to rise like any other bread.
The amount of dough should be enough to separate into 12 individual pieces.
What’s great about focaccia is you can personalize it however you want. Some ideas for toppings are fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, spinach, basil, and bacon.
Just because these cookies are sugar-free doesn’t mean they aren’t sweet!
There are plenty of substitutes to use in place of regular granulated sugar that is still satisfying.
These cookies are sugar-free AND low-carb. They’re the best of both worlds.
All you will need for this recipe is Carbquik, unsweetened cocoa powder, butter, stevia, an egg, vanilla extract, a few drops of red food coloring, and sugar-free white chocolate chips.
Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to make them the perfect festive gift for Valentine’s Day, or for any day of the year to simply show appreciation and love for someone.
Following a low-carb diet might not always be easy, but there are so many recipes out there to give you a little help and inspiration. Remember, you can substitute Carbquik into almost any recipe that requires flour!
- 1. Carbquik Cheddar Bay Muffins
- 2. Low-Carb Scuffins
- 3. Low-Carb Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits
- 4. Carbquik Pancakes with Cinnamon and Flaxseed
- 5. Keto Blueberry Cobbler with Carbquik
- 6. Low-Carb Fudge Brownies
- 7. Banana Bread with Carbquik
- 8. Low-Carb Carbquik Bread
- 9. Low-Carb Sweet French Waffles
- 10. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- 11. Chocolate Mug Cake
- 12. Keto Chicken Pot Pie
- 13. Carbquik Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
- 14. Low-Carb Focaccia Bread
- 15. Sugar-Free and Low-Carb Valentine’s Day Cookies
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!