Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti
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It is now time for the fall season where jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie are cherished. So, it would just make sense something with pumpkin would be on the menu.

How about a keto treat that you can enjoy with a hint of pumpkin spice and matches well with a hot cup of coffee? Let’s introduce to you our Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti that uses steamed kabocha. A unique twist to the canned pumpkin used in other recipes.

Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti

This recipe is gluten-free made from almond flour and has no sugar added. As a ketogenic recipe, you can enjoy biscotti as a delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the extra carbs and calories.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups fine almond flour
  • 1/3 cup BochaSweet
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup kabocha puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Steam a whole kabocha in a steamer for one to two hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper prepared with extra avocado oil.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients (almond flour, BochaSweet, spice, baking powder, and salt). Then, add in the remaining “wet” ingredient and whisk until the dough comes together.
  4. Add the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and roll into a log that is about 4 by 10 inches in size. Bake about 25 minutes until the biscotti is firm. Get ready to reduce the temperature to 200F.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing the biscotti into 12 even slices. Bake for another 30 minutes until they reach a light golden brown color. Turn off the oven and allow to cool in the oven until they firm up completely.
  6. Sprinkle some extra BochaSweet on top of the biscotti.

 

Low Carb Kabocha Spice Biscotti

Insulin is released from the beta cells in your pancreas in response to rising glucose in your bloodstream. After you eat a meal, any carbohydrates you’ve eaten are broken down into glucose and passed into the bloodstream. The pancreas detects this rise in blood glucose and starts to secrete insulin. The higher the glycemic index of a sweetener, the larger amount of insulin the pancreas must secrete.

Insulin helps fat cells make fat. Consumption of high glycemic ingredients are a major cause of weight gain leading to obesity because of the large amounts of glucose rapidly passed into the bloodstream. Large amounts of insulin are then required to metabolize the glucose.

A lean healthy individual might secrete about 35 units of insulin per day, yet will have about 10 times this amount stored within his pancreas. By contrast, an obese insulin-resistant person might need to produce 100 units daily to maintain normal blood glucose levels.

Most people with type 2 diabetes can secrete insulin, but their bodies don’t process it well. As a result, Type 2 diabetics generally have too much insulin in their blood, which leads to insulin resistance.

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