Sometimes you just really want a little comfort food without making yourself feel like crap later or the next day. Ever have a carb hangover? I’m telling you, it’s a thing! I’ve given into the carb craving before and the next day I just struggle for energy. In fact, sleep is often not amazing either. I’m sure there’s a connection to gluten as well, since my body is not used to it.
Well, here is a tasty grilled cheese recipe that can help you satisfy those cravings while still staying within your ketogenic protocol and feeling amazing! You can make mini sandwiches like I did, or regular (the mini ones are great for appetizers)! You might also add some small pieces of turkey or ham (yum).
For the BREAD:
- 6 Tbsp grass fed butter
- 2 cups almond flour
- 3.5 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
- 6 eggs (room temperature and separated)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
For the SANDWICHES:
- 8 thick slices of keto bread
- Sliced cheese (I used gouda), however much you prefer!
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
For the BREAD:
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a bread pan with coconut oil, butter or avocado oil.
- Combine the almond flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add melted butter and egg yolks. Mix well.
- Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed in a mixer until stiff peaks form (should just take a couple of minutes).
- Stir part of the egg white mixture into the almond flour mixture and once that is blending well, add remaining egg white mixture until everything is well combined.
- Spoon the bread batter into the greased bread pan.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until the bread starts to turn golden brown (you can do the toothpick test as well to make sure the center is set).
- Remove from oven and cool.
For the Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Cut the keto bread into thick slices (if you want mini sandwiches cut those slices to the size you prefer).
- Cut your cheese slices to fit the width of your bread slices. Butter your bread and either grill on the stove top or cook in an air fryer at 375F for 2-3 minutes, or until sandwiches start to turn golden brown and cheese is melted.