Dessert: Low Carb Treats/ Holiday Food: Low Carb Holiday Recipes

Skillet Cookie – Move Over Mug Cake!

Low Carb Skillet Cookie

So, it’s not exactly that new anymore, but have you ever tried a skillet cookie?

It’s totally delish!

With melting chocolate chunks, crunchy macadamia nuts and generous dollops of mascarpone, this LCHF skillet cookie is real indulgence – made for sharing! Just tuck in with some spoons…


You know, this could even pass for breakfast..! Seriously.

Skip the mascarpone and opt for thick Greek-style yoghurt, like the Gourmet Greek one, and voila, you have a Skillet Cookie Breakfast Bowl.

Seeing as it’s Easter weekend and a long-weekend, with overcast weather here in Jozi, I think I might just hibernate, watch movies and indulge in a skillet cookie!

I’m all about food-sharing, I love little bowls of eats that we can all share and dig into. My favourite food-scene is a huge feast table, laden with a variety of dishes that can be eaten with your hands or just a fork from its dish.

These skillet cookies tick that box for me!


Servings: 6-8
Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: super easy

You will need:

1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup ground sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup ground xylitol
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup low carb granola {any kind – I used Woolies’ Carb Clever granola – and it’s optional}
1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
40 g dark chocolate chunks {85%}
mascarpone cheese / double cream Greek-style yoghurt to serve

This is my favourite type of recipe – you simply mix everything together!

So, mix together and divide it between 2 small, greased, cast iron skillets – or you could just use 1 medium-sized.

Bake at 180C for 25-35 minutes.

Serve warm with generous dollops of mascarpone or yoghurt.

Low Carb Skillet Cookie


Even though it’s sugar-free and low carb, just remember that it still contains heaps of seeds and nuts. It’s a very calorie-rich dessert and still has a bit of carbs from all the nuts. Hence, keep your portion small, as indicated and don’t be tempted to scoff the entire thing!

Trust me, you’ll want to though…

Have a happy Easter and give all the normal chocolate and sugar a miss!


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